As a black man having options for a variety of hair cut styles have seriously been lacking in years past. My barber, “Do you want it low or short?,” second question, “even or faded?,” how about, “round or square,” referring to the back of the head type up. So at the very least each visit to get my hair cut is predictable and boring. One could attest this very fact to the small scope of what is appropriate for the black male. Luckily, thank you little baby Jesus (I might add), times have changed largely due to the major influence by rap, hip-hop artists, and others who refuse to follow the status quo, of what is “manly or masculine.” Life is too short to live in the confinements of the views of a select few.
That being said, here are some of my personal favorite hair cut styles trending for black men in 2019!
Short Smooth Waves
I visited my barbershop today and started out with this style. Shortly after I decided it would look even cooler if I rocked it with waves. So yeah, I made a quick pit stop to my local Beauty Supply store for Sportin' Waves, a quality hair brush, and of course a durag. Side night don't leave the house rocking your durag, that ship has sailed!
*By the way this is me if you didn't know!
Temple Fade with Sponge Twists
Faux Hawk Fade
If only this style fit my personality, look, and complexion, oh man. This is a cool look that will leave the ladies chasing any guy that can rock it, properly!
Remember one thing if you decide to go with this style! Keep your edge up sharp, which means a visit to your barber at least twice a month or more. About 4 years ago I started getting my hair cut like this and it requires regular upkeep.
Faux Hawk with Blonde Sponge Twists
This is another dope look with a modern take on the classic fade. I can't tell you how many compliments you'll get with this style.
Burst Fade Mohawk + Thick Beard
High Skin Fade + Curly Twists
High Top Fade + Shape Up
Burst Fade + Thick Twists + Hair Design
Curly Afro + Long Beard
High Drop Fade + Crew Cut + Beard Fade
Bald Fade + Surgical Part + Short Twists
Bald Fade + Short Kinky Hair + Full Beard
High Fade with Curls