6 Popular Hairstyles for Black Women

Anything goes, from Beyonce’s blonde to waist-length braids. Whether you’re looking for new ways to style your curls, long waves, or braids, these are 6 of the most popular hairstyles for black women. Be warned, you might be convinced to get a cropped pixie or finally let those curls run wild and free.

1. Thick Corn Rows

Celebs from Nikki Manaj to Kim K to Cara Delevigne have pulled off these thick braids. We’re picturing this summer style with giant-framed sunglasses.

2. Short Braids with Metal Cuffs

Bronze, gold, or silver cuffs are the grown-up way to accent your braids. But, if you choose hot pink and lime green ones, we won’t judge.

3. Double Dutch Braids

These Instagram-worthy braids will make you look like a goddess. To diminish frizz and define braids, try Oscar Blandi Pronto Braid Paste.

4. Curly Pixie

One of Rihanna’s most famous looks is her cropped mohawk with voluminous curls on top and shaved sides. For added body, use a roller set and a sculpting product.

5. Half-Up Box Braids

Box braids can get heavy, especially if you have hair this long. Pulling into an elegant half-up style shows off the braids without worrying about them falling in your face.

6. Slicked-Back Pony

Show off your natural texture with a slicked-back pony. Since it’s smooth and sleek in the front, there’s no need to tame the back.