When it comes to the best hairstyles for black women, there is a rich array.
There are styles that are longer and ones that are shorter. And within those categories, you have other differences it terms of things like design and styling.
In this article, we share with you our top picks for hairstyles for black women.
Crotchet braids are a hairstyle that is becoming more and more popular for black women. This great hairstyle is one of the best extension hairstyles you can choose.
Crotchet braids looks effortlessly gorgeous on black women. And they’re fairly easy to get done if you have a stylist to knows how to do them.
You can’t go wrong with this style.
Lineup Buzzcut With Halfmoon Part
The lineup buzzcut with a halfmoon part is another one of the best haircuts for black women who love their hair very short.
This hairstyle is very simple. It involves getting a basic lineup buzzcut and then just adding the special part.
The style is cool, easy and very stylish. We highly recommend it.
Springy Curl Undercut
When it comes to natural hairstyles for black women, the springy curl undercut is an amazing style.
This hairstyle is achieved by curling up your hair to create the springy look. And then shaving the hair underneath.
You can also skip the shave and just tie your hair up tight into a topknot or mohawk look.
This style is easy to achieve and looks so great.
Side Braided Cornrows
Side braided cornrows are a classic style when it comes to braided natural hairstyles for black women.
This look is great because it looks slightly different and more unique than classic cornrows.
This look gives the feel of having box braids and cornrows at the same time as well. And this is why we love this unique style.
The natural frohawk is another great style for black women who love to keep their hair natural.
This hairstyle is very easy to achieve. All you need to do is to tie your hair up from the forehead to the nape to create the mohawk look.
This style is effortless and very cool. We definitely recommend trying it.
The modern buzzcut is a hairstyle you cannot go wrong with if you love short hairstyles.
This simple but very cool style is very easy to achieve. All it takes is having your hair shaved by a skilled barber.
The style typically is slightly longer on the top than on the sides. This is what makes it a little different from a classic buzzcut.
Cropped Natural Curls
Cropped natural curls are another easy style for black women with natural hair. This hairstyle is simple, stylish and easy to maintain.
All it takes to achieve this style is some trimming of your hair to neaten up the curls. You can also enhance the curl factor by texturizing your hair or adding hair gel.
This hairstyle is definitely one of your favorites.
Medium Loc Updo
For black women who are looking for a long term style, this is a great one. The medium loc updo works best for those with medium length hair.
All this style requires is tying up your locs in a topknot or bun. The style is effortless and beautiful.
And this is why we recommend this style for black women.
The braided fauxhawk is another unique but simple hairstyle for black women.
The braided fauxhawk combines a simple braid with the classic mohawk style in a way that looks effortlessly cool and beautiful.
Whether your hair is relaxed or natural, you can pull off this hairstyle. This versatility is part of why we love this hairstyle.
Jumbo Box Braids
Jumbo Box Braids are one of the best extension styles when it comes to hairstyles for black women.
This hairstyle is very popular for a reason. The braids are long lasting, beautiful and easy for any good stylist to do.
This hairstyle may not be for those who don’t want too much weight on their head. But if you don’t mind it, we highly recommend this style.
Arched bangs are another really cool style for black women.
You can do this style with varying hair lengths. But it particularly look great with long hair tied in a bun.
This hairstyle can be done either with natural relaxed hair or with a weave. Either way, it’s a style that looks amazing.
Layered Pixie Cut
The layered pixie cut is one of the top hairstyles for black women. This haircut is effortlessly elegant and beautiful.
Many black women love this style and consider it a classic for these reasons. The style can be done using natural relaxed hair. Or you can have it done with a weave.
Whatever route you take though, it is guaranteed to look amazing.
The flip out is a great hairstyle for black women. This hairstyle works best for medium to long hair.
This hairstyle is great because you can get it done with relaxed natural hair or with a weave. The style is also very easy to achieve with the help of a good stylist.
This hairstyle is simple but very elegant and this is why we recommend it.
Waves are not just a style for the guys. In fact, finger waves look absolutely amazing on black women.
This style is one that works well for black women who wanted a short haircut that is stylish but also has a sophisticated air.
We highly recommend going with this style if this is what you want.
Short Pixie Cut
The short pixie cut is another really popular variation on the pixie cut that is great for black women.
This is one of those hairstyles for black women that you can never go wrong with.
The style is timeless, simple and also really beautiful. This is why we love this style and recommend it.
Side Part Bob
When it comes to the longer haircuts for black women, the side part bob is a fantastic option.
This haircut is beautiful because of how sleek and precise it looks. The trimming, if done right looks elegant and you can’t help but love the look.
If you plan on keeping your hair long, this style might be for you.
Although the name suggests it is long, this hairstyle actually works best for medium length hair. The hairstyle is just named so as it is pretty long compared to other pixie cuts.
This haircut is great because you can get it with a weave or with relaxed natural hair.
The style looks effortlessly beautiful, which is why we love it.
Short And Curly
When it comes to black hair, you can’t really go wrong with short curls.
The short and curly style is great because it requires little effort to achieve. All it takes is a good trim to shape the style and neaten it up.
This is definitely a favorite.
The buzzed pixie is another amazing variation on the pixie cut for black women.
This style is different from the others because of the added undercut.
This style may not be for everyone, but it can definitely look great for those who would want to get it.
Short And Curly Undercut
Keeping up with the best undercut styles, the short and curly undercut is one good style.
This style doesn’t involve changing much. So, it’s great for those who like their natural hair to stay relatively the same.
All there is to it is adding a shave to enhance the style and it looks great.
Bantu knots are one of the best hairstyles for black women. This hairstyle is usually done with natural hair.
The style involves twisting or braiding the hair in some way. And then afterwards, the individual braids are twisted into knots.
This style is gorgeous and easy to do. It is definitely a hairstyle you cannot go wrong with and we recommend it.
Colored Pixie Mohawk
For those who love a pop of color, the colored pixie mohawk is a great haircut.
This style is very put together and at the same time it is bold. It stands out in a very great way.
We definitely recommend this style for black women.
Short Tress Undercut
The short tress undercut is another great example of an undercut style that looks amazing on black women.
This style is quite bold but also very stylish and beautiful. And it looks even better when you add color to the style.
If you want to try a slightly unique style, you can’t go wrong with this.
Short Roller Curls
Roller curls are another kind of classic style for black women.
This style works really well with a shirt trim and relaxed or texturized hair.
This style is definitely not for everyone. But for those who gravitate towards it, it can look really great with the right styling.
Pointed Neck Short Weave
The short weave is a style that you can never go wrong with. And the pointed neck short weave is a great version of this style.
This hairstyle is definitely great for those who love weaves and want to keep it relatively simple.
We recommend looking into this one.
Long Swoop Pixie
The long swoop pixie is one of the best hairstyles for black women who want the short pixie feel while also having volume.
This style is also not symmetrical all round. So if like varying length around your hair, this might be for you.
Add some color and the style becomes even better.
Short Chopped Layers
Another great style for black women who love short weaves is the short chopped layers.
This hairstyle is great because it is also voluminous without having to be long.
When color is added to this style, it also becomes even better. We highly recommend it.
This is another great pixie cut for the black women who love this style.
The tapered pixie is different pixie cuts because of the way it is trimmed at the ends and fades off.
This look is very subtle but well out together, which we love.
Faded waves are another great style for black women. This hairstyle is different from regular waves in how it is shaved at the back to subtly create the fading look.
This hairstyle is also another style that looks even better when you add some color to it.
Whether you use blond dye or other vibrant colors, the look will be fantastic.
Twisted Pineapple Updo
The twisted pineapple updo is a great extension hairstyle for black women. This hairstyle is great because of how well put together it is.
Getting this hairstyle first requires you to get regular extension twists. And then further braid them into the pineapple bun.
This hairstyle is definitely trying at least once for black women.
Natural Tapered Crop
This hairstyle is one of the best natural hairstyles for black women.
The style is great because it doesn’t require too much effort or alteration to your natural hair. This style just involves some trimming of your natural hair and tapering on the sides.
This a simple yet really gorgeous hairstyle for black women. If you have relatively short hair, this is a good style to consider.
The shaggy bob is a great choice when it comes to some of the longer styles for black women.
This hairstyle is really good when done with a weave but can also be done with relaxed natural hair.
The shaggy bob looks great when it is styled so that it is wavy. Adding highlights also can enhance the look.
High Top Shaved Part
The high top shaved part style is a great choice for those who like length and volume but don’t want a flat style.
This hairstyle looks unique and bold in a way we really love.
You can get this hairstyle done with relaxed or texturized natural hair. Or you can do it with a weave.
Either way, the style will look amazing.
The furthered sweep is another great short style for black women. This hairstyle is good for those who want to add a little flair to their hair.
The style looks unique, a little bold and also pretty elegant. This is why we recommend this hairstyle for black women.
If you like short styles, this one might be worth trying.
Short Round Curls
For black women, short round curls is a hairdo that will never go out of style. This hairstyle is great because all you need is your natural curls and a little bit of shaping.
With this style, the sides are trimmed and shaped to make it look round. And the great thing about this style is that it’s easy.
We definitely recommend this style for black women.
Short Surgical Line Fade
The short surgical lune fade is a great style for black women who like their hair really short. This hairstyle is great because it’s simple but so stylish.
The surgical line fade is called so because of the bold line that is made as a part to the style.
This hairstyle is definitely worth trying out if you cut your hair short.
The disconnected cut is a cool and unique haircut for black women. This haircut looks especially good on medium length hair.
The disconnected cut is named so because it involves cutting different parts of the hair different lengths.
This gives this hairstyle a cool textured and layered look. And this is why we really love this hairstyle.
Short Coily Bob
The short coily bob is a hairstyle that is also fantastic for black women with medium to longer hair.
This hairstyle involves parting your natural hair into two sections and making a bob out of the section in the front.
The coils of the style are made by the natural curl of your hair. This hairstyle is beautiful, effortless and easy to achieve. We highly recommend it.
Natural Curls With Side Part
This hairstyle is another great one for black women with medium to long hair. The style slightly resembles the coily bob but with a little difference.
This hairstyle is different in that the hair is parted more down the middle instead of having one section that goes directly to the front.
We love this cool, effortless and beautiful style for black women.
Undercut Finger Coils
Undercut coils are a great short style for black women with natural hair.
This hairstyle can be achieved with your natural curls. Or you can coil your hair using a sponge or other curling tools.
The undercut adds another dimension to the hairstyle and makes it stand out even more.
We definitely recommend trying out this hairstyle.
Bold Bowl Cut
When it comes to weave hairstyles for black women, the bold bowl cut is a fantastic choice. This hairstyle is great for black women who love short hairstyles.
The style involves sweeping a lot of the hair forward and cutting it into a bowl style.
The bowl cut can also be achieved with relaxed hair but it looks particularly great with a short weave.
For medium to long hair, the natural blow out is a great hairstyle to try.
This hairstyle does not require you to have a weave or extensions to pull it off. If you have straightened natural hair, this hairstyle might work for you.
The natural blowout is easy to get and it looks very elegant. We definitely love this style.
When it comes to longer hairstyles for black women, tousled tresses are a great style to go with.
This hairstyle can usually be done with a weave. But you can also do it with relaxed or straightened natural hair.
Tousled tresses look great because of their wavy and free flowing look. This hairstyle is effortlessly elegant and beautiful.
We definitely love this style for black women.
Tapered And Braided Updo
The tapered and braided updo is a great hairstyle for those who like to have a mix of short and long hair at the same time.
This style is achieved by braiding your hair into an updo of some kind. And then shaving off the sides to create the tapered look.
This hairstyle is a really great one if you want to try something different.
Curly bangs are a fantastic hairstyle for black women with a really defined curl pattern or coily hair.
This hairstyle is achieved by cutting some of the hair into bangs on the front. And the rest of the hair can be pulled back or tied up.
This hairstyle looks simple but also really beautiful and we love it.
Angled Curly Crop
Another great curly hairstyle for black women is the angled curly crop style.
This hairstyle is great because it modifies your curls in a way that is subtle and simple but also unique.
The style involves trimming your hair to make a certain side stand out or create an angular shape.
This cool style is definitely worth giving a shot.
Middle Part Bob
The middle part bob is another one of the best hairstyles for black women when it comes to long hair.
This hairstyle is great because of the symmetrical look of the style which we love.
If you have long relaxed or straightened hair, this might be for you. Or you can also get it with a long straight weave.
When it comes to shorter natural hairstyles for black women, the tapered afro is one of our favorites. This beautiful hairstyle is effortless and really gorgeous.
This style involves trimming of a natural afro along the sides to create a tapered look. The style look so put together afterwards in a way we really love.
If you have an afro, this is a style to try.
Slicked waves are a great choice of hairstyle for black women with short to medium length hair. This hairstyle is elegant and very unique.
It has a similar look to 360 waves. But the difference with this style is how it is slicked more to one side.
If waves are your thing, this is a variation of them you might want to give a try.
Undercut Afro Puff
The undercut afro puff is another great hairstyle for black women with afros they would like to keep. This hairstyle works especially for big afros.
The hairstyle is achieved by tying up the afro into a puffy updo. And the sides are shaved to make the undercut look.
This hairstyle is cool, easy to maintain and this is why we love it.
Middle Parted Curly Bob
The middle parted curly bob is another great style for black women with really curly hair.
This style is made by trimming both sections of the middle parted hair to create the bob look out of your natural curls.
The style looks symmetrical and effortlessly beautiful.
If you want a simple but lovely style for middle length curls, this is a style for you.
This hairstyle is another cool one for medium length hair. The style works best for black women with a weave or extensions.
The textured bob look is made by adding choppy layers of extensions to give the style a little volume and definition.
This hairstyle is simple but also very cool and bold. We definitely recommend it.
Pinned Up Curls
Pinned up curls are a really cool and simple style for medium to longer curly natural hair.
This hairstyle doesn’t require too much effort to achieve. You just need to pin your natural hair up in an updo and smoothen out the sides.
The style is very easy to redo and to maintain, which is why we love it.
Another great bob style for black women is the asymmetric bob. This hairstyle works best with long straightened hair.
The reason to have long hair before doing this is that to create the asymmetrical look, one side need to be cut shorter and the other one is left longer.
This style is unique and eye catching, which is what we love about it.
Streaked Closure Bob
The streaked is a hairstyle that sticks out a little from other bob styles.
This one is cool because it enhances on the look of other bob styles by adding streaks of different colored hair that really pop out.
To achieve this style, you can dye your natural hair. Or you can get it done with a weave and it will look just as great.
Undercut locs are a great long term hairstyle for black women. This hairstyle is great for medium to long locs.
The locs look beautiful. And the undercut gives the hairstyle its cool look.
We love this style and highly recommend getting it.
The bald cut is another great hairstyle for black women who like their hair very short. This hairstyle is great because its simple yet elegant beauty.
The bald cut can be enhanced by adding a side part or design of your choice.
High Top Fade
The high top fade is fantastic for black women with medium length hair. This hairstyle is effortlessly fashionable.
The high top fade is achieved by shaving the sides to create the high top look.
We highly recommend this style for black women.
Another great hairstyle for black women with short to medium length hair is sponge twists. We love this hairstyle because it so simply beautiful.
You can also add a fade or taper to this style to enhance it.
Braid Undercut With Freestyle Design
When it comes to extension styles for black women, the braid undercut with design is a great choice.
This hairstyle is cool because of the design aspect and it stands out because of this.
This is definitely a style worth trying.
Messy Bowl Cut
The messy bowl cut is a great short hairstyle for black women with a weave of straightened out hair.
This hairstyle has an added shaggy aspect to it that adds a bit more of a casual feel to the bowl cut style.
We definitely recommend this style.
The geometric is another great variation to the classic afro.
This hairstyle is achieved by cutting the hair in a way that gives it some kind of defined shape.
This is an especially good style for black women with big afros.
The braided side style is not to be confused with side braided cornrows.
The difference with this style is that only one side is braided while the rest of the hair is left unbraided.
This hairstyle is definitely one to try if you don’t want to do too much to your hair.
Slicked Back Side Part
The slicked back side part style is one of the best styles for black women with long natural hair.
This hairstyle is cool because of how it looks puffy and curly in the back and then smooth and flat in the front.
We definitely love this style.
Side Sweep Undercut Twists
Side sweep undercut twists are a fantastic style for black women.
This style can be done with crotchet twists, extension twists or natural twists.
The hairstyle looks cool and is pretty effortless. We highly recommend this style.
Best Hairstyles For Black Women, Final Thoughts
Finding great hairstyles for black women can seem challenging. But the choices are actually endless.
Whether you have natural hair or not. And whether you like your hair short, long, curly or otherwise.
Hopefully, this article has given you many ideas and your next hairstyle will be a fantastic one.
If you male friend wants some ideas too, they can see our guide on best hairstyles for black men.