Whether you grow your natural hair, have a short or fabulously long curly hair, you can have fun with countless black hairstyles. In addition to short and long haircuts of all kinds, black women can experiment with beautiful traditional African hairstyles. What’s more, they can style their natural curls in a variety of ways to flatter their facial features. Be inspired by these hairstyles by African American women.
1. Short hairstyles for black women
Pixie haircuts are the latest craze for women of all skin colors. If you love natural hair, this pixie cut with soft curls is a great way to highlight your femininity.
2nd box braids
African American women enjoy a wide range of braided hairstyles. Box braids are one of the most popular options that nicely complement any face shape. Get them long, short or medium long and style them at will.
3. Bob hairstyles for black women
There is really something uniquely chic about Bob Haircuts. African American women rock it amazingly, whether they keep their natural hair color or for a honey-blonde hue as above.
4. Little black girl hairstyles
Let your little girl feel like a princess with a pretty braided hairstyle like this one. The crossed braids are delightfully provided with two loops and double-twisted braids.
5. Goddess Braid Chignon
Goddess braids are another popular hairstyle for black women. One of the biggest advantages is that you can design them with ease. This goddess Braid Chignon shows you how.
6. Natural black hairstyles
Go natural with these amazing flat twist-out curls. Dyeing the tops in your color of choice outlines the curls even better, as well as the swollen ponytail with bangs.
7. Bantu knot
As far as traditional African hairstyles are concerned, Bantu knots have been a constant trend since the 90s until today. It is completely understandable why – they blend perfectly and edgy perfectly.
8. Great natural afro
Another natural black hairstyle lets go of everything with a huge afro. The volume and dynamics that a natural Afro offers are immeasurable, as is the ravishing result.
9. Short curly hairstyles for black women
This is one of the ideal black hairstyles for growing out of a Pixie haircut. It’s really just between a goblin and a goblin, so all you have to do is lash out those curls in style.
10. Jumbo braids
Box braids come in different shapes and sizes. Jumbo braids are charming, and are a fantastic way to draw attention to your beautiful locks.
11. Black Braided Hairstyles with Twist Braids
Twist braids are cute, feminine and beautiful in one. To spice up a headful of typical twist braids, you can unwind the tips and color them in a lighter shade.
12. TWA hairstyles
African American women know that a TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) is one of the next steps after the BC (Big Chop). Even though it’s a natural hair growing stage, it’s glamorous to go through with black hairstyles like the one above.
13. Senegalese Twist Braids
Another African hairstyles that shine with beauty are Senegalese Twist Braids. No matter which color you choose, they have a special sheen and look fantastic when they are creatively styled.
14. Short natural hairstyles for black women
This is an additional example of how to rock a TWA. It differs from our first example by the natural hair color, just so you know that this is also an option.
15. Corn Rows Braided hairstyles for black women
Ladies who want to give their black hairstyles an urban touch, can always opt for corn rows. You can either choose a classic approach or play around with designs, as in the photo above.
16. Bright colors
Over the years, Rihanna has shown us that we should not be afraid to wear bold hair colors. This combination of pink and red looks amazing on women with darker skin tones, so remember to choose your hair color.
17. Long hairstyles for black women
Big, soft curls always looked extraordinary on long hair. If you prefer long locks, this is certainly a styling option that you should keep in mind. It is not only suitable for all occasions, it also looks stunningly beautiful.
18. Razor Pixie Haircuts
Another celebrity who has been an inspiration for black hairstyles for decades is Halle Berry. The well-known actress wears a razor-cut like no other and shows us that we can do it as well.
19. Braided hairstyles for black girls
Creative braided hairstyles for little girls are numerous. For example, this faux-hawk combines wonderfully horizontal corn rows with braided bantu knots from top to bottom.
20. Faux Locs
Dreadlocks have a unique appeal that can not be replaced by any other hairstyle. However, many women do not want to damage their hair, so they choose wrong locs. The visual result is pretty similar while your hair is protected.
21. Marley Twists
Bob Marley is known around the world for his massive contributions to reggae music. But he also indirectly wore black hairstyles with what we call the Marley twists. Inspired by Marley’s famous hair, these twists look wonderful in all their lengths.
22. Curly hairstyles for black women
Let these pretty corkscrew curls jump around all day long. If your hair is about curly, you should definitely consider this natural hairstyle.
23. Mohawk hairstyles for black women
Whoever said that Iroquois just Edge are? Combining them with long bangs and lush curls will help you get the most out of your rebellious and elegant sides. Add some color for extra glam.
24. Pull in lichens
Among the braided hairstyles of the goddess, the feeding technique is very popular. They make the braids glamorous and look extraordinarily good to women of all ages.
If you want to change the texture of your hair, go to Garnzöpfe. As their name implies, they are literally braids of yarn. You can use it as an extension to get longer, soft locks.
26. Mohawk braids
Mohawks can also be recreated by braids. These two long, parallel braids have a fantastic mohawk effect. It allows you to get your wild side without shaving the sides to get a real mohawk cut.
27. Black updos
Whether you’re preparing for a fancy event or a fancy girl in general, an updo will make sure your heads turn. The spectacular curls at the top make this updo unforgettable, to say the least.
If you have the patience to get it done, micro braids are an incredibly sweet approach to black hair. In fact, it will take a while to get done, but the results are wonderful.
29. Nubian twists
Back to African hairstyles, this list would not be complete without Nubian twists. These coil-like braids are another funky fresh way to rock black hairstyles while you fly.
30. Natural black wedding hairstyles
If you appreciate your natural hair, show it on one of the most important days of your life. Strapless bridal gowns can literally leave your hair behind and present these extraordinary afro-textured curls all around.
31. Black French braids
French plait braids are now more than ever trend. These classic and fine braids look great not only in selfies, but also in any environment, from school to the office or on a romantic date.
32. Shaved hairstyles for black women
This is the perfect idea for women who have just undergone their BC (Big Chop) and are ready to grow their natural temptations. If you want to shine your shaved hairdo, bleach or dye it in your favorite hair color.
33. Lace braids
In short, a lace braid is usually a braid that crosses the crown of your head by being “laced” into the rest of your hair. It is one of the cute and chic black hairstyles that you can consider for special occasions.
34. Black weave hairstyles
Heaven is the limit when it comes to web options, but the only one shown in the picture above is one of the most popular. Long, wavy hair is a flattering option for just about any African American woman.
35. Balayage mixtures
Jada Pinkett Smith is an inspiration to women worldwide for many reasons. In addition to her multi-talents she shines through glamorous hairstyles. In this photo you can see what a brown balayage looks like against a darker skin tone.
36. Asymmetric Bobs
Another way to wear a bob is asymmetric. It helps to contour your jawline and also serves as a sophisticated hairstyle that can be worn anywhere. You can choose the lengths for each page according to your preferences.
37. Black Toddler Hairstyles
An adorable toddler deserves an equally gorgeous hairstyle. An extremely sweet black hairstyle is this double ponytail, with the pony stretched forward and the rest behind. The results? Two heartwarming curly puffs that your little one will love.
38. Medium black hairstyles
Singer Keri Hilson is also one of the top stars when it comes to inspiring us for black hairstyles. She shows us many ways to wear medium length hair, like these loose locks with side pony.
39. Ghana braids
In short, Ghana braids look like Dutch braids but are woven in a feed-in style. You can try this black hairstyle if you are not braided in French braids or you want more volume all around.
40. Black hairstyles with bangs
Pony complete this chic, multi-layered, inverted bob. You can either bangs to the side or directly on the forehead, depending on what you find most flattering for your face shape.
41. Curly Mohawks
You can create the illusion of a mohawk when you have a pony haircut with a long pony. Simply smooth on the sides and accentuate your curls top and front.
42. Black ponytail hairstyles
Ponytails always look great, whether plaited or with silky extensions. In this case, you can opt for a lighter hair color and a slender, long ponytail.
43. Natural hair bun
This is an excellent natural hairstyle that does not require hours of braiding to get it. All you have to do is sweep your natural hair and create a traditional braid. Then wrap it around to make a big, beautiful bun.
44. Black long hairstyles with bangs and layers
It’s almost impossible to talk about great black hairstyles without mentioning Beyoncé. Queen Bey has rocked dozens of styles over the years, but this one shows just how long stratified hair and straight bangs look like.
45. Ombre castles
If you want to emphasize the difference between two colors, go for ombre hair. We recommend giving the roots their natural hair color and applying your favorite color to the rest.
46. Afro-textured pouf
You can also prevent your countless curls from getting into your face while improving them. A big, swollen ponytail will do the trick.
47. Black and blond hairstyles with dreadlocks
Women who want dreadlocks do not have to get them in a single color. For example, you can combine black and blond for a playful approach to this hairstyle that has been around for ages.
48. Short black hairstyles
Channel your inner retro diva with this fabulous black hairstyle. It is the perfect idea for an elegant lady who wants to show her refined taste through her hairstyle.
49. Inverted braided bobs
Although we are used to seeing bobs with straight, wavy or curly hair, they also look great with pigtails. In this photo you can see what a long, reversed bob with beautiful goddess heads looks like.
50. Short Twist Out Curls
Flat Twist Out Curls are absolutely beautiful in all lengths. This bounce bob is practical, chic and suitable for any situation you can imagine (and especially cute!).
In the end, black hairstyles should be a representation of the wonderful women who wear them. Therefore, you should take some time to analyze all the hairstyles that would suit your personality. Do not rush and look for one that brings out the best in you. Think of it all with a radiant smile and you can start!