Different Natural Hairstyles for Black Women

While the natural hair movement is gaining popularity, many women of color are just at the start of the journey to their inborn texture. When considering various natural hairstyles, it’s necessary to factor in many important aspects like your face shape, hair type, styling abilities and the latest trends. And we are ready to assist the beginners through all these steps, as well as to give an idea of trending hairstyles to hot-shots. Trending Styles for Different Hair Lengths Tastes differ, and this proverbial wisdom is very much applicable to lengths of black hairstyles. Some women of color give preference to crops, since they are bold and low maintenance. Others opt for mid-length cuts, as they allow for more versatility, while remaining less demanding in care compared to long locks. However, there are plenty of “long hair don’t care” girls who praise the length for femininity and undeniable chic. Well, whichever preference is yours, we have fresh inspo for each length. Short Natural Hairstyles with a Twist “A lot of people who are coming in for big chops go for a complete fade, because it’s easier to keep up with and requires less styling time,” Daryce Brown, Mizani global educator and curl expert, tells Refinery29. Sure, when you are looking for haircuts that are easy to style and to care for, a fade, a tapered cut, an undercut or a TWA are the first ideas to think of. Still, crops can be more unique, eye-catching and stylish, when exciting details are added and extra styling efforts are placed in them. That’s why we offer an array of short natural hairstyles, boasting some spice rather than easy care.


This half up is a real catch for African American girls with 4 type coils. Just pull the front pieces up to make a nice top knot, while leaving beautifully shaped hair in the back loose and big.


This hawk is a champion among stunning updos for short natural hair. It boasts a unique side pattern and shows tons of texture and volume.


Zorro, is this you? Never mind, just go for an undercut with your own design, which is especially dramatic in dark thick hair.

Medium Length Hair to Show to Your Hairdresser Varying from a chin level to a shoulder length, medium hairstyles for black women are often seen as the most sought-after for their versatility in styling coupled with undemanding daily care. Besides, it’s much faster for black girls to grow out mid-length hair, as we know that curls tend to get frayed because of the lack of oil, not to mention the natural shrinkage. In the same breath, hairstylists say that it’s easier to tame bushy natural ringlets, when keeping them on the longer side, since some extra weight comes with length, and it helps fight the frizz. With so many advantages the mid-length promises, it would be a big loss to miss trendy hairstyles from our collection.

Round-shaped curly bobs are ultimately adorable, and this one shines with perfectly defined curls and cherry red highlights.
This black girl is definitely a “go big or go home” adherent, showing her authentic vibe through a touchable layered cut.

This shoulder-length hairstyle is a bit spiced up with braids and ombre; the curls cascade down demonstrating their beautiful pattern.


For a distinctive, yet professional look, opt for the awesome flat twist hairstyle, wrapped into a stylish crown bun.


It’s amazing how simple two strand twist styling can be transformed into a piece of hair art through unique and intricate patterns.


Can you believe that this glorious hairstyle takes a layered cut, a simple twist out and a shine-boosting product?


This fancy cornrow hairstyle teams up braids, beads and a high pony, but those sweet baby hairs are truly our favorite part.

If you need an idea for a chic prom updo, try this textured hairstyle, made of multiple chunky twists and a pretty combo of warm brown hues.

In your daily routine, keep it really simple, like this center-parted wavy ‘do that shifts volume to the bottom to frame the face flatteringly.

Why not play around with your thick curly mane by getting it nicely shaped and artistically highlighted for more curl definition?


When choosing to rock your hair straight, think of a neat little pixie with a short tapered back and longer top tresses melting into a thick fringe.


Thin tresses tend to look fuller in short cuts, and you can always update your cute shortie by adding space buns and highlights.



Sure, there is also a half up for thick hair in our collection – this sophisticated mix of sleek and curled, crowned with a stunning textured top knot.


Larger curls sitting on the sides add width to oval shaped faces, while they can pull off the wave of side-swept bangs no sweat.

If you have a long face and want to rock gorgeous crochet braids, make sure to create extra width, for example by sweeping the braids to the side.

This seriously big hair is masterfully structured to gain a perfectly round shape, which is great for square faces. And take note of those layered bangs, channeling attention to the eyes.



It’s amazing how simple two strand twist styling can be transformed into a piece of hair art through unique and intricate patterns. Long Hairstyles Suited to Every Fancy Dreaming of cool ponytails, chic updos and fun braids with no extensions added? “With natural Afro hair, long sections throughout the crown give you the ability to create a look that suits your fashion sense and lifestyle need,” Charlotte Mensah, brand founder, salon owner and many-times winner of Afro Hairdresser of the Year, says to Marie Claire, but adds that there is no point in growing hair out if not investing in its health. So, if you are sick and tired of short haircuts for natural hair and don’t mind spending time, money and effort on pampering your mane, than find your next hair goal in our photo gallery.