The 40 Best Hairstyles for Black Women

The 40 Best Hairstyles for Black Women

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The unique hair texture of black women means that mainstream hairstyles can be a little tricky to mimic. Take inspiration from these beautiful women and try out one of these 40 best hairstyles for curly black hair.

Curly Volume
Curly Volume
Try the hairstyle of popular actress, Yvette Nicole Brown, and boldly wear countless bouncy ringlets.

1920s Inspired Bob
1920s Inspired Bob
Be as glamorous as a 1920s flapper in this short, sleep updo with stylish waves.

Long, Beachy Waves
Long, Beachy Waves
This loose and tousled style looks natural and effortless.


Short and Natural
Short and Natural
Skip hair gel or straighteners to get this funky and bold afro.

Colorful Dreadlocks
Colorful Dreadlocks
Dye dreadlocks shades of black and brown for extra impact with this traditional style.

Glam Rock
Glam Rock
Medium length ringlets look glamorous yet edgy when swept to the side.

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Subtle Highlights
Subtle Highlights
Add more texture and depth by gently highlighting straight hair.

Short and Sleek
Short and Sleek
This pin straight style with short bangs highlights delicate facial features.

Embellished Dreads
Embellished Dreads
Add beads and clips to individual dreadlocks to get this quirky look.

Glamorous Curls
Glamorous Curls
Long, smooth curls make this style very elegant and classic.

Twisted Updo
Twisted Updo
Kristolyn Lloyd twists strands before pulling them up and then lets one long braid trail down the side.


Twirled Dreads
Twirled Dreads
This style tightly twirls strands to get a dreadlock look that is easy to comb out and remove.

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Curly Bangs
Curly Bangs
A short and voluminous style makes curly bangs look fresh and modern.

Mermaid Hair
Mermaid Hair
This style would be perfect for a wedding because it looks elegant and romantic.

Funky, Curly Updo
Funky, Curly Updo
Dreadlocks get a new look when curled and piled up into a loose bun at the crown of the head.

Loose and Alluring
Loose and Alluring
Gorgeous Sydonie McBayne’s soft brown curls perfectly highlight her attractive figure and looks.

Soft, Shoulder-Length Waves
Soft, Shoulder-Length Waves
Whitney Houston’s perfectly highlighted waves look tousled and effortless while still being chic.

Easy, Breezy Curls
Easy, Breezy Curls
This long, combed out style has all the impact of an afro, but its windswept look updates the old classic.

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Short and Edgy
Short and Edgy
Beyonce’s fashionista sister, Solange Knowles, tries out an extremely short pixie cut that emphasizes her oval face.

Glossy Layers
Glossy Layers
These perfectly smooth and straight layers are swept to the side with a few simple pins to add interest to the haircut.

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Bouncy Beauty
Bouncy Beauty
Tennis superstar Serena Williams shows that she can be glamorous too with her smooth, ombre curls.

Romantic Ringlets
Romantic Ringlets
This extra long and curly hairstyle looks simple, but it perfectly highlights the model’s features.

Asymmetrical Bob
Asymmetrical Bob
Enisha Brewster keeps the back and sides short while adding a lot of volume along the top for a fun and fresh look.

Long Twists
Long Twists
Lengthy two strand twists sweep back from the forehead to call attention to facial features.

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Face Framing Ringlets
Face Framing Ringlets
Shorter layers around the face frame it perfectly while longer layers make her hair look voluminous and full.

Colorful Highlights
Colorful Highlights
This edgy mohawk adds purple and burgundy pieces to the tousled curls along the top.

Easy yet Elegant
Easy yet Elegant
Vanessa Williams shows that low-maintenance short cuts can still look stylish with a bit of hair gel.

Braids With Loose Ends
Braids With Loose Ends
The long braids protect hair from the elements, but the loose curly ends keep it looking classy.

Massive Volume
Massive Volume
This long and wide hairstyle is perfect for women with a lot of curls to flaunt.

Short and Spiky
Short and Spiky
This super straight style is short on the sides with a lot of fun, spiky pieces along the top.

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Braids and Curls
Braids and Curls
Valerie Belin keeps her edges sleek with tight cornrows that cascade into a mountain of gorgeous golden ringlets.

Sideswept Braids
Sideswept Braids
She keeps her straight and geometric braids from looking too rigid by parting them to the sides and leaving the ends soft and curly.

Shaved Short
Shaved Short
This extremely short style works best for women with flawless features and defined edges.

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Simple and Cute
Simple and Cute
This basic, one length haircut is easy and adorable.

Glamorous Tomboy
Glamorous Tomboy
This short style is paired with fierce makeup for an unusual and editorial appearance.

Easy Style
Easy Style
A busy working woman will appreciate the layers that make this pixie cut so versatile.

Dramatic Style
Dramatic Style
Cascading curls are dyed subtle shades of mahogany and black to look extra stylish.

Sleek Confidence
Sleek Confidence
Black icon Michelle Obama slicks her hair back in a tough yet feminine look.

We hope these 40 best hairstyles will help you to find your new look!
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