Naturally thick, kinky hair is a stylist’s paradise that transcends short, medium, and long hair. Shorter or medium length hair styles are popular among black men because they offer the benefits of being high-style while being easy to maintain. African American men have plenty of options to choose from, whether they prefer a short, curly style or a sharp, razor-clean look. Sporty, athletic looks or carefree, messy styles round out the choices for great looking short black hair.
Simple, Close Cut
Men with a high forehead and receding hairline look quite attractive with a cut that is simple and tight to the scalp. The black curls hug the head and give it a soft outline.
Short Afro on Top, Tight Sides
This is a version of the simple, close cut. Let the length grow out just a bit on top and keep the sides nice and tight for a polished, clean appearance. Just about anyone can pull of this look and it's easy to maintain too.
Fade on the Temples
This cut mirrors the short afro on top with tight sides, except the temple and sideburns area is shaved close to the skin. It’s a cut that that keeps up with current trends in men’s hair. Add a little product on top to keep hair sleek and shiny.
Short Afro with Sideburns Fading into Beard
This style gives the hair a bit of length all around, while still keeping it fairly tight to the head. Sideburns are noticeable and extend down into a mustache and beard. Sideburns and beard keep the style looking clean, when they are kept neatly trimmed.
Keep the top hair section a few inches longer and sculpt it into a nice, rounded shape. Fade both sides down from the top to a clean shave towards the ears and neck. Angle the fade evenly for a trendy and chic look that everyone will love.
Extra-Short Buzz with Slim Sideburns
Keep about an eighth of an inch of hair all around and just let a skinny sideburns kiss the face. Line the forehead with a geometric straight line across the top to keep this style looking its best. This style looks great on guys with rectangular- or triangular-shaped faces.
Consult your barber or stylist about which styles will enhance the shape of your head and face. Let your stylist know if you like a low-maintenance style or if you’re okay spending a few minutes styling your hair.