The Top 12 Hottest Black Men Haircuts

Shaved, short, long, fro or natural, there are several different ways for black men to style their hair. Considering a style change? Check out these varied (and handsome!) black men haircuts and try one next time you’re at the barber.

THE BUZZ

Closely cut, this hairstyle is perfect for the man on the go because it requires little to no maintenance between cuts.

The Buzz Dwight Gooden Style Black Men Haircuts

How To Style: 

  1. Apply a scalp and hair moisturizer.
  2. Brush hair with a boar bristle brush.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

Try using a small amount of coconut oil to moisturize both hair and scalp.

THE SMALL ‘FRO

Have great curls but don’t want long hair? Try an in between style that let’s you show off your natural texture without having to commit to long hair.

The Small Fro Black Men Haircuts

How To Style: 

  1. Starting with clean, damp hair, apply a leave-in conditioner.
  2. Using, a wide tooth comb gently brush through curls.
  3. Apply gel from roots to tips.
  4. Fluff curls using fingers and allow to air dry.

Face Shape and Hair Density: This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Mix Chicks His Mix Leave-in Conditioner For Men to help tame frizz and define curls.

CLEAN AND SHORT

Clean and Short Black Men Haircuts

How To Style: 

  1. Apply a scalp and hair moisturizer.
  2. Brush hair with a boar bristle brush.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

Try using a small amount of coconut oil to moisturize both the hair and scalp.

THE GROWN OUT BUZZ

Looking for a style that’s a little more lived-in, but too long? Try this grown out buzz for a style with texture.

The Grown Out BuzzHow To Style: 

  1. Starting with clean, damp hair, apply a small amount of a hair and scalp moisturizer.
  2. Gently brush curls using a boar bristle brush and apply a small amount of pomade.
  3. Allow hair to air dry.

Face Shape and Hair Density: This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

Try L’anza Healing Style Refine Pomade for smooth frizz-free texture and definition.

ALL TWISTED UP

Growing out your hair and need to look professional? Try twists! They are low maintenance and a great way to show off your personality.

All Twisted Up Style for a Black Man

How To Style: 

  1. Starting with clean wet hair, section hair into four quadrants. Begin at the neck hairline and work up.
  2. Taking a 1” by 1” section, apply a small amount of pomade and twist hair from root to tip.
  3. Continue until all quadrants are done.
  4. Allow hair to air dry.
  5. Once hair is dry, you can leave it as is or shake it out.

Face Shape and Hair Density: This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Shine Pomade Hairdress with Shea butter and Cocoa butter to moisturize ends and provide hold with shine.

NATURALLY CURLY

Love your natural curls? Let them be free in this natural, easy going style.

Naturally Curly Style for a Black Man

How To Style: 

  1. Starting with clean, damp hair, apply a leave in conditioner, gel, and a small amount of argan oil.
  2. Gently detangle using a wide tooth comb.
  3. Twist various sections of hair to define ends.
  4. Allow hair to air dry.

Face Shape and Hair Density: This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

Curly hair is naturally a bit dry. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like Mixed Chicks His Mix Shampoo and Mixed Chicks Deep Detangling Conditioner.

WAVE MAKER

Like the classic look of waves? Try this style for a timeless style that always looks professional and put together.

Wave Maker UJA-Federation HaircutsHow To Style: 

  1. Starting with clean, air-dried hair, apply a small amount of pomade.
  2. Brush hair forward with a boar bristle brush.

Face Shape and Hair Density: This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

For freshly cut hair, use a soft boar bristle brush. For longer hair, try using a hard boar bristle brush. Try Brush Strokes Two-Sided Boar Bristle Brush for handy access to both types of brushes.

POLISHED FADE 

This slick hairstyle is polished and devilishly handsome. The style mostly comes from the cut and is easy to maintain at home.

NYC Black Men Haircuts

How To Style: 

  1. Apply a small amount of coconut butter to hair and scalp.
  2. Brush hair forward with a boar bristle brush.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Dr. Bronner’s Coconut oil. It’s organic, cold-pressed and has a light (and delicious) coconut aroma to it.

THE ‘FRO HAWK

Thinking of trying something a bit rock ‘n’ roll? Try the ‘fro hawk for an easy to maintain, edgy style.

The Fro Hawk Black Men Haircuts

How to style

1.  Apply a small amount of pomade to slightly damp hair

2.Using a boar bristle brush, gently brush hair towards crown

3. Allow to air dry.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Aveda’s Humectant Pomade for definition and shine.

SHORT CURLS

This style combines both natural curls and a short haircut — the best of both worlds! It’s hip, stylish and seriously easy.

Short Curls Power Haircuts For Black MenHow To Style: 

  1. Apply a scalp and hair moisturizer.
  2. Apply a small amount of curl defining crème.
  3. Allow hair to air dry.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

Try AG’s Curl Details Defining Cream for lightweight, frizz-free hold.

Styling Tip:

To get your style to last another day, mist hair with a little bit of water to re-activate the product and resuscitate your curls.

CLEAN SHAVEN SKIN

Have thinning hair or sick of having to style it? Try going for a clean-shaven look! It’s ageless and stylish.

Clean Shaven Black Men haircutsHow To Style: 

  1. Apply a scalp moisturizer.

Face Shape and Hair Density: This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

Try the Lab Series Shave Line collection for shaving creams that help prevent nicks and post shave creams to repair the skin.

LONG CURLS 

Have a loose curl pattern? Try growing out your hair and rocking a long layered style. Lacking loose curls, but still craving the look? Try an s-curl texturizer to loosen your curls.

Long Curls Haircuts For Black MenHow To Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a leave-in conditioner and a small amount of gel from roots to tips.
  2. Gently remove excess moisture with a microfiber towel or an old t-shirt.
  3. Allow hair to air dry.

Face Shape and Hair Density: This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Product Recommendation: 

To remove excess moisture without disrupting the curl pattern, try using a microfiber towel. Jessi Curl’s Scrunching Towel removes moisture without causing frizz.

Black men’s hairstyles often rely heavily on the cut. If you are thinking of trying a new style, talk it over with your barber and get his or her opinion. There are some seriously cool styles to try, so try one or try them all!