30 Best African American Hairstyles 2017

Looking for the latest best African American hair styles for black women.

The ombré highlight is here to stay and one of the most popular colour combos for winter is the warm reds, purples or blues – but what colours will we be wearing in the spring?

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Spring 2017 ombré shades

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It looks as if our love-affair with warm copper shades is set to end early next year and a new wave of ash-blonde and ash-brown shades will come in to cool out the best hairstyles for black women!

I’ve seen some of the preview pictures of next year’s best hairstyles for black women sporting the new ash shades, and although I didn’t think I’d like it, I have to say they do look pretty great!

Best hairstyles for black women – shoulder length trends

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So – one of the major new styles for 2017 is the shoulder-length cut on thick, straight hair that’s got plenty of natural volume and a hint of defined waves in the lower lengths. If you’re lucky enough to have an oval face, the centre-parting is the key look for next year – if not just wear an off-centre parting.

Fringes are changing to the full forward straight-across fringe, or the extra-long ‘growing it out’ fringe styled to make ‘wings’ on either side of the face. And to get the final top-of-the-range finish, add a fresh, medium ash-brown ombré to add a ton of classic elegance to glossy jet-black hair!

Go platinum

African American Hairstyles

For all you gorgeous gals who love all-over blonde or balayage blonde, get ready to rock the cool look of high-fashion platinum-blonde, which is all set to be the queen of the cool colour shift in all the best hairstyles for black women in 2017!

There’s a new salon product in the states, which totally stops the hair-splitting damage that bleaching dark hair to light colours always causes. It’s called Olaplex and comes with a ‘first-hand use’ recommendation from Tracey Cunningham – the ‘hair painter’ in charge of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jen Lopez’s blonde colours.

Hair colour game-changer

So Olaplex may well create a higher demand for lighter highlights in lots of the best hairstyles for black women and be a real hair-colour ‘game-changer’ for us! Look out for an abnormal amount of Barbie-blondes and platinum pixies in your ‘hood!

Best hairstyles for black women – edgy, short cuts

My personal favourite avant-garde natural looks right now are the angled bobs created on pre-dreadlocked hair.

And my other favourite, is the super-sassy new chin-length symmetrical bob with equal sides, a full straight across fringe and a fantastic jagged outline! Dyed a gentle but deep pinky-red, it’s a totally modern look that will set your style on fire over the winter holiday season!

And that’s only a few of the fashion forward best hairstyles for black women we have ready for you in our gallery that will blow you away!

Toni Braxton Short Hairstyle for Black Women

Toni Braxton Short Hairstyle for Black Women

African American latest popular short hairstyles – Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1968) is an American R&B singer-songwriter. Braxton has won six Grammy Awards in her career. She made a rare appearance at the Justin Bieber: Never Say Never premiere. She rocked a short straight cut with a slight curls at the ends.

Eve Medium Highlighted Side Sweep Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Eve Medium Highlighted Side Sweep Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Latest trendy mid legnth hairstyles for African American women – the side sweep curly hairstyle with highlights – Eve (born Eve Jihan Jeffers November 10, 1978) is a rapper and actress known as Ruff Ryders’ First Lady who has appeared in movies such as ‘Whip It.’ Eve looked dramatic at the International AIDS Conference with her hair in tight curls and a side sweep. This is a perfect hair style for summer!

Natasha Ellie Trendy Short Haircut for Black Women
Natasha Ellie Trendy Short Haircut for Black Women

Cool stylish short haircut for African American women.

Zoe Saldana Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Black Women

Zoe Saldana Half Up Half Down Hairstyle for Black Women

African American Half Up Half Down Hairstyle – Pretty mom-to-be Zoe Saldana sported a sweet half-up hairstyle with subtle waves at the ‘Book of Life’ premiere.

African American short haircuts – Iman Short Bob Hairstyles for Black Women

Iman Short Bob Hairstyles for Black Women

The bob cut is classic and suit everyone! Iman is always posing. Her hair is styled in a long bob with razor ends. She gives the simple hair style runway life.

Halle Berry Short Haircut for Black Women

Halle Berry Short Haircut for Black Women

Looking for a cool stylish short cut this time? Here is a cool stylish messy spiky haircut from Halle Berry, she sported her signature short cut here, she looked gorgeous no matter how long her hair, and right now she’s kicking major ass with a seriously short and sexy pixie cut.

Janet Jackson Short Soft Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Janet Jackson Short Soft Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Janet Jackson cropped off her hair very short once, yes, a very short cut which made headlines. Do you like the style? I don’t like her buzz cut, instead, her latest new soft curly hair looked perfect on her!

Chanel Iman Asymmetrical Bob Haircut for Black Women

Chanel Iman Asymmetrical Bob Haircut for Black Women

Classic short bob hairstyle for black women. Top model Chanel Iman sported a modern asymmetrical bob at the Golden Heart Awards.

Kerry Washington Lob (Long Bob) Hairstyle for Black Women

Kerry Washington Lob Long Bob Hairstyle for Black Women

The lob hairstyle is very popular in recent years, a lot celebrities wear this cut. Kerry Washington opted for a simple straight center-parted ‘do when she attended the Emmys. This ombre dark to brown ombre lob hair style suits oval, oblong, heart face shapes.

Beyonce Knowles Latest Long Wavy Hairstyle for Black Women

Beyonce Knowles Latest Long Wavy Hairstyle for Black Women

A sexy trendy center parted dark to brunette ombre hair for women. The vivacious Beyonce Knowles loves to keep her long hair curly and voluminous. She also plays around with different colors, from light honey blond to jet black and everything in between.

Alicia Keys High Bun Updo for Black Women

Alicia Keys High Bun Updo for Black Women

A beautiful updo for black women. Alicia Keys has been taking her inspiration from Indian jewelry and adorning her intricate updos with forehead grazing jewels.

Mary J. Blige Short Hairstyle with bangs for Black Women

Mary J. Blige Short Hairstyle with bangs for Black Women 2016

Hairstyles for black women 2016 – Mary J. Blige attended the Michael Kors fashion show rocking a short ‘do with sculpted bangs.

Rihanna Latest Hairstyles 2016 for Black Women

Rihanna Latest Hairstyles 2016 for Black Women

Rihanna loves to have fun with her hair, which is currently a beautiful long sleek black hair style. From crops to updos and everything in between, there are endless ways to have fun as far as she’s concerned.

Brandy Medium Black Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Brandy Medium Black Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Latest popular hairstyle for African American women – the black curly hair style. Brandy’s tight curls were big, thick, and totally full of life at the ‘Dancing With the Star’ 300th Episode celebration.

Raven Symone Long Ombre Hair for Black Women

Raven Symone Long Ombre Hair for Black Women

Long black to brunette ombre hair with soft curls for African American women. Raven Symone went from being the baby on the Cosby show to a full-fledged entertainer with her own show and she’s been seen rocking Hollywood’s hot two-tone hair trend on and off the red carpet.

Ciara Layered Medium Wavy Hairstyle for Thick Hair

Ciara Layered Medium Wavy Hairstyle for Thick Hair

Sexy layered medium bob hairstyle for black women. Ciara styled her hair in a center part with sexy waves for the People’s Choice Awards nominations press conference. This center parted ombre bob haircut is perfect for women with thick hair. If you ‘re looking for a short to medium hairstyle for round, heart, oval face shapes, consider this one.

Angela Simmons Long Straight Sleek Hairstyle for Black Girls

Angela Simmons Long Straight Sleek Hairstyle for Black Women

Have you ever consider strengthen your hair? You will be look great with long straight hair!!! Angela Simmons rocked a sleek straight ‘do while at the Maxim Hot 100 party in Hollywood. I like this style very much, how about you?

Jada Pinkett Smith Short Straight Bob Haircut for Black Women

Jada Pinkett Smith Short Straight Bob Haircut for Black Women
Latest hairstyles for African American women – the classic straight bob cut for short hair. Jada Pinkett Smith kept it simple and sleek with this center-parted bob at the Fox Programming Presentation. This is a simple casual daily hair style, if you want to save time in the morning, consider this low maintenance cut. This short haircut is great for oval, round, heart face shapes.

Ashanti Latest Long Blonde Straight Hairstyle for Black Women

Ashanti Latest Long Blonde Straight Hairstyle for Black Women

Go straight this year! Ashanti wore a long blonde straight cut recently, and she looked gorgeous with this cut. If you love this center parted long bob hairstyle, why not try it this time?

Kelly Rowland Layered Medium Wavy Hairstyle for Thick Hair

Kelly Rowland Layered Medium Wavy Hairstyle for Thick Hair

African American medium wavy hairstyles for thick hair – Kelly Rowland looked gorgeous with her windswept waves during the ‘X Factor’ finalist party. This simple casual hairstyle is one of the most popular daily hairstlyes, if you’re looking for a low maintenance hairstyle, consider this one.

Selita Ebanks Simple Easy Short Daily Hairstyle for Black Women

Selita Ebanks Simple Easy Short Daily Hairstyle for Black Women

Casual daily hairstyle for women – Selita Ebanks pulled her hair back away from her face so the focus could be on her sharp cheekbones, shimmery shadow and dramatic earrings. This chic layered black hairstyle can be easily re-created using a curling iron and needs product for hold and shine. If you don’t like this short hairstyle, find more short haircuts here.

Nicki Minaj Long Blonde Straight Sleek Hairstyle for Black Women

Nicki Minaj Long Blonde Straight Sleek Hairstyle for Black Women

Trendy long hairstyles for women – a beautiful long blonde sleek hair style with dark roots from Nicki Minaj. Nicki chose a center-parted sleek style to show off her platinum locks. This hairstyle is perfect for Oval, Oblong, Square, and Diamond face shapes.

Tyra Banks Feathered Flip Hairstyles for Black Women

Tyra Banks Feathered Flip Hairstyles for Black Women
Sexy long hairstyle with bangs for black women – Tyra Banks sported a long feathered ‘do with shiny golden and caramel highlights while attending the Endometriosis Foundation’s Blossom Ball. This layered long hairstyle suits oval, oblong, diamond face shapes.

Jennifer Hudson Layered Short Black Razor Cut with Bangs for Black Women

Jennifer Hudson Layered Short Black Razor Cut with Bangs for Black Women

Trendy layered short hairstyle with side swept bangs for women – Jennifer Hudson attended the InStyle 20th anniversary party wearing an edgy-cool layered razor cut.

Chili Center Parting Long Straight Sleek Hairstyle for Black Women
Chili Center Parting Long Straight Sleek Hairstyle for Black Women

More and more African American women love to wear long straight hairstyles these days, and they look great with the sleek hair! Chili’s long straight locks give her an earthy and laid-back bohemian vibe which works well with her haute hippie style. This long brunette sleek hair style is perfect for oval, round, heart and oblong face shapes.

Eva Pigford Very Short Haircut for Black Women
Eva Pigford Very Short Boycut for Black Women with Very Short Hair

Have you ever tried the very short cut? Not the buzz cut, here is a great short pixie cut for summer from Eva Pigford. Eva Pigford has beautiful features so it’s no doubt she wants to show them off with this sassy and seriously short pixie cut, do you like this cut?

Whitney Houston Short Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Whitney Houston Short Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Latest most popular short hairstyle for African Ermcian women – Whitney Houston keeps her look sassy with a short haircut that’s volumized with oodles of tight curls.

Keri Hilson Short Blonde Straight Bob Haircut for Black Women

Keri Hilson Short Blonde Straight Bob Haircut for Black Women

Winter hair ideas – the short straight blonde bob cut for black women: Keri Hilson rocks a sweet bob with face framing side-swept bangs in a pretty shade of honey blond. Simple and easy to do.

Estelle Short Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Estelle Short Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Looking for African American’s short curly hairstyles? Here is a great one. Estelle’s short and sassy locks complement her fab superstar singer style perfectly. They’re unique enough to be stylish, but not so over the top to take away from her singing.

Amber Riley Short Curly Bob Hairstyle for Black Women

Amber Riley Short Curly Bob Hairstyle for Black Women

Here is Amber Riley‘s latest hairstyle, she wore a sexy short curly bob cut recently. This style is perfect for oval, round, square face shapes.

Chandra Wilson Formal Black Hairstyle for Black Women

Chandra Wilson Formal Black Hairstyle for Black Women

African American hairstyles for round face shapes – Chandra Wilson adds a dose of feminine style to her look with face-framing and girls curls. A definite sweet touch for this Grey’s Anatomy star. This formal soft wavy curly hairstyle is perfect for homecoming, prom, wedding etc.

Melanie Fiona Deep Side Parting Long Black Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Melanie Fiona Deep Side Parting Long Black Curly Hairstyle for Black Women

Actress Melanie Fiona adds a touch of edge to her long curls by brushing them off ot the side so they hang over her right shoulder. It’s a simple touch, but definitely takes her look up a couple notches. This long black hair style is perfect for oval, oblong, round face shapes.

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