Cool Haircuts For Black Men

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 in 2018.

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.

We are also seeing some new types of fade haircuts. Add a high, mid or low fade to short or long hair. Take it to the the next level with a unique shape, V-neckline, curved part or shaved line .

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

Cool Haircuts For Black Men

Maillot Fabien

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

Cool Haircuts For Black Men

Seu Elias

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

Cool Haircuts For Black Men

Freshly Faded – Derrick Banks

This dapper lock proves that gentlemanly style is all about the attitude. A temple fade creates a mohawk profile out of short locs. The cool hair looks great with a stylish shirt, suit and scarf.

4. Curly Mohawk

Ruben Cisneros

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

Julius Cvesar

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

Julius Cvesar

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

Pat Regan

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

Freshly Faded – Derrick Banks

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

Lincoln Barber Shop

Here’s another short afro with a temple fade and taper at the neckline.

12. High and Tight + Double Part

Pat Regan

A pair of shaved parts add a cool detail to a classic high and tight.

13. Blowout Hair

Ryhan Fernando

Cool curls with a low fade create a cool blowout hair.

14. Fade Haircuts for Boys

JM da Barber

You’re never too young to be stylish. This high and tight has plenty of texture on top. Fade haircutsare a great option for boys because they look great without styling.

15. Southside Fade

Javi the Barber

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.

Updated: October 10, 2019 — 2:09 pm

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