Whether you want to wear hair short or long, faded or twisted, curly or carved, these are some of the coolest haircuts for black men we’ve seen this year.
Texture is one of the major hair trends of this year for all hair types. Get the look with longer styles with curls, twists or locs. For shorter hair, a waves haircut or by adding a hair design or can create that texture without much length.
There are also haircuts that only work for black hair like the high top fade, modern afros and stepped cuts. Last but not least, don’t be afraid to add some color for a truly bold look. Check out these pictures for 25 fresh and cool haircuts for black men.
1. Stepped High Top Fade + Merman Hair Color
Every aspect of this high top fade and beard has something interesting going on. The flat top features steps and shapes that are highlighted by multiple hair colors. The fade at the sides includes geometric patterns that complement the shaped beard.
2. Hair + Beard Design
A cool trend this year is bringing a hair design into the beard. The jagged lines contrast a curly hair and a rounded beard shape.
3. Short Dreadlocks + Temple Fade + Black Beard
4. Curly Mohawk
Here’s another temple fade mohawk but with curly hair instead of locs. A shaved line extends the tape up and provides a linear contrast to the rounded profile.
5. Medium Length Curls + Low Fade + Line Up + Beard
This fresh style combines shaved geometry with spiral curls. A line up and low fade cleans up the edges around medium length hair while the full black beard is shaped with a shaved square at the chin and curved line at the cheeks.
6. Mohawk + Drop Fade
Here’s a totally different combination of a curly mohawk fade with a shaved line. The mohawk is concentrated on the top of the head and comes to a peak. A shaved line adds a part on one side while a drop fade goes down to the skin around the sides and back.
7. Medium Locs + Mid Fade
Many medium length hairstyles for men are easier to manage with a fade and these medium length dreadlocks are no exception. With a line up at the forehead and mid fade around the sides and backs, locs can be worn loose or tied back.
8. Long Locs + Shaved Nape + Hair Design
Shaving hair behind the ears makes long hair easier to manage and looks very cool when worn up, especially when it reveals a cool hair design. These long dreadlocks are pulled up into a messy man bun but that is just one way to wear hair.
9. Half Moon Part + Short Twists
This cool high and tight haircut adds some slightly twisted texture to hair on top. A shaved half moon part divides hair into two sections while a pair of shaved lines cross each brow.
10. Short Afro + Shaved Line
This short afro gets a modern update from a squared shape at the forehead and shaved line above a temple fade.
11. Short Afro + Temple Fade
Here’s another short afro with a temple fade and taper at the neckline.
12. High and Tight + Double Part
A pair of shaved parts add a cool detail to a classic high and tight.
13. Blowout Hair
Cool curls with a low fade create a cool blowout hair.
14. Fade Haircuts for Boys
You’re never too young to be stylish. This high and tight has plenty of texture on top. Fade haircuts are a great option for boys because they look great without styling.
15. Southside Fade
The Southside fade is a variation of the high and tight that takes the fade all the way up to the crown of the head. It makes a bold statement with very little hair and is the ultimate low maintenance style. It is also an excellent choice for balding men because the fades extends over thinning hair at the crown.
16. Modern Afro Haircut
This longer afro haircut gets a modern finish from shorter sides and a vertical front instead of that classic rounded shape.
17. High Top Fade
The high top fade is one of those cool hairstyles for black men that never goes out of style. Wear it in all it’s 90s glory with a turtleneck or style it modern.
18. Twisted Hi-Top Fade + Infinity Part
This updated version of the hi-top fade adds lots of texture and a cool side part that meets the mid drop fade.
19. V-Shaped Neckline
This V-cut neckline is a cool way to finish a mohawk or many other short haircuts.
20. Pompadour + Temple Fade
This fresh looks cuts kinky curly hair into a rounded pompadour shape instead of the more common flat top. A temple fade at the sides contributes to that classic pomp shape.
21. Curly High Top Fade
This cool medium length haircut for black hair wears that classic high top with curly texture.
22. Buzz Cut + Line Up + Hair Design
This buzz cut shaped with a line up and three shaved arcs is a high style, no maintenance cut that works for men and boys.
23. Waves Haircut
The waves haircut is all about texture. A combination of growing hair out and brushing hair creates a spiral of waves that get more defined over time. Waves can coil around the head in 360 waves or add a fade.
24. Blue Hair + Pompadour
Plenty of guys straighten hair to create a pompadour. This gentleman takes the look to the next level with blue hair color, an undercut and elaborate hair tattoo.
25. Shaved Head + Long Beard
This look is all about the beard. A shaved head means all attention is on the full and wide black beard shaped into a perfect curve at the chin and cheeks.