Do you remember a time when African American hairstyles were the order of the day in every street? Well, that hype never died down, and the styles are still common in many corners of the world. Their ease to maintain and simplicity in their hairdos is what many people are attracted to, and thus, they are not going anywhere for the foreseeable future. If you are wondering where you would begin sampling the African-American hairdos, here are 40 stunning styles that will leave you in awe;
# 1 Straight-up Bush
There is no much to do for this style. You only need to have your thick hair combed upwards to form a thick bush over your head. It a simple manner that will not need much of attention and you will be at your best all the time. This is one way to give your natural hair a chance to shine and be free from any complicated dos.
This is yet another simple piece that will only need a comb to be created. You will have to brush it upwards and outwards. It forms an impression of spread butterfly wings over a flower. Your beauty is at its natural best as you do not need the least of additions to look impressive. Just be armed with an Afro comb and that is all you need for maintenance.
# 3 Long African Curls
Curls have their deep origin in the African kinky hair, but that does not stop anyone from keeping long, impressive curls. Have the curls done in a long braided bundle of strands. Allow them to fall over the back forming an admirable sight. The front is left with short curls contrasting with a long back section.
# 4 Problack Umbrella Impression
Letting you hair free of entangles was so popular some years back. Some people have never given up on that freedom. Here is an umbrella-like impression that covers the head in full. It is like a thick foliage canopy that never lets any water drop to the surface. You are looking at your best if you pull this appearance, and you do not have to worry about after care needs.
# 5 True African Short Locks
Thumps up for Willow Smith! She knows how to do her hair to bring out the best in her and when she does that she is flawless. She goes for short locks. They are majorly black, but there are some efforts to give them some blue highlights at the front. The addition of pointed pins on some of the locks gives it an elegant finish and many ladies would want to borrow a thing or two from this young star.
# 6 Braided Chocolate Aura
A thick braid forms a foundation on the lower course of your hair. It is holding together a free mop of chocolate hair, and it seems to be doing that right. There is some edge towards a shiny texture, but it is not too much to spoil the overall mild theme. Nothing falls on the ears, and it seems as if this is a short hairstyle but it can even be done with longer hair too.
# 7 Cute Melanin Pops
You should have seen some celebrities who would go for the melanin pop up and look as elegant as they wish to be. You only need a slanting pull back of your hair and have it loosely knotted. At the low head, you can go for a colorful head wrap to hold it intact, and you will get so many questions regarding where you had your hair done.
# 8 Diva Curls
Even Oprah Winfrey cannot keep her hands off this style. The hair is intensely curled and bulges all over your head like beautiful sprouting flowers. It has a blend of black and brown shades; both strategically placed to complement each other. There are also banged curls at the forehead, and they give it yet another dimension for a collective look.
# 9 Braided Ponytail
You can still have your desire for a ponytail but this time, it is going to be braided. Each side of the head has a braid beginning from the fore end and then runs towards the back. The braids then make a confluence somewhere at the back to form a single tail. The hair is left free at the middle top with a black shiny luster. Simple as it is, this will be your new dawn to be a queen of hairstyles.
# 10 Springy Curled Ripples
Here is where the African-American curls get to their best. They are given a springy texture and their glowing appearance forms a ripple effect that will draw your eyes to them. This is how you can give you hair a healthy and attractive appearance. It is a style to take you to all events you want to attend, and you will be perfectly gorgeous.
# 11 Black Ombre
If ombre is what you want on your hair, then this black creation will fulfill your desire. Your hair is combed to a smooth tone leaving a few waves to create some distinction. One side has the full cheek covered while the other is swept behind the earlobe.
# 12 Short Pinky Crown
Bring life to your short hair by giving it an alluring color that will keep passers-by turning their heads. There is a rough edge on the top and such is your short impression that will take you where you want to be.
# 13 Multicolor Braid Spirit
The long braids make her a queen in every respect. Light green and deep blue make her beauty to admire and all because she knows what to do with her long braids.
# 14 Banged Bob
The Bob has a way to get in many situations and here it could not be kept out of the African-American styles. It is pith dark, and its shiny finish will be an attention grabber. Let the bangs fall over your eyebrows but leave your eyes in the clear.
# 15 Long Locks
It is never over until some locks find a way into the African-American inspirations. Here you have your long locks in black and dirty brown hues. They form a mane around your neck, and you are the beauty to beat.
# 16 Impressive Side Falls
A simple side fall from the crop of African American hairstyles is all you need to look as beautiful as Selena Gomez. Part your hair to the side with one portion with a bigger lump than the other. The black hue will give it a shiny edge. Be keen to throw in a few spots of brown light and you will be a perfect beauty.
# 17 Popping Curls
There is never a better way to have your curls done than giving them a springy appearance just like here. The curls fall over the head leaving a trail of beauty to follow. From the front to the back, it is all a curled impression that will keep eyes on your head. There are also banged curls that make it an even more appealing style.
# 18 Double-Bun Perfection
The sound of a bun would not be what you would want on your head, but if it is this one, then you will give all to have it. The two-way bun is created from braided strands and contrasts the smooth rising leading to its formation. The lower part is a smooth and fits in well with the entire aura.
# 19 Jungle braided Hawk
You can have all your hair braided to give it a short finish. The side braids are small as compared to the middle one. The top braid is thick and rises to form a hawk shape. The dark tone gives it a freshened and healthy appearance. This is a simple hairdo you can have on your hair and be assured of your gorgeous looks.
# 20 Goddess Bun
This is the kind of bun that will take you to another level of fashion. Here you just give it a back pull and hold together in a big thick knot. The lower section is left free and short. It is an alluring design that will not need any maintenance but will keep your hair in an excellent condition.
# 21 Natural Black Afro
No any addition you need on your hair but just leaving it in its natural element. You only need your hair spread and left to form a shed over your head. Do not even comb it to a finer finish as such will spoil the entire natural look. Have it parted at one side to add some element of creativity. It is a ready-to-go hairstyle, and you have your hair in free flow all the time.
# 22 Single Grande Braid
All your hair is bundled into a single big braid that runs over the sides and the top. It is like a ram’s head with its horns lying over to protect the skull. The folds are strong and black with a shiny luster. You will be the center of focus, and every other lady will want to have such an appearance on them.
# 23 Short Simple Look
Here you have the best option to take care of your hair in an excellent short style. Have it trimmed to a few inches from the scalp and have it combed towards the back. Do not give it any other hue other than its natural shade. Keep it in that short state and you will always have a reason to smile. Simply done but with the potential to make you a model.
# 24 Springy Side Tails
Your hair is parted into two equal sides and divided with a clear line at the middle top. Each portion is bundled into strands and tied together not far away from the scalp. The knotted end is then made floral with the addition of brown springing curls. This sparks some contrast from all black appearance, and you can tell from far that this is a cut above the average.
# 25 Black Bow-Tie with Long Bangs
There is nothing you cannot do with your hair to bring out the best imagination you can ever think of. The sides are faded to total emptiness and leave the top untouched. Now, what remains is to have your top make a beauty statement. Create a bow-tie impression at the top section. Leave a long bundle of strands to fall over the overhead as bangs. No one beats you in beauty and trendiness. You will walk with head high knowing that all eyes are on you.
# 26 Dark Multi-Knotted Pigtails
Radiant and true in color, this is what every lady would want on her head. Parted at the top and then followed up with many knots, this style gives your hair a new look, and you cannot doubt the impressive finish and the fine looks you have on your head. It is deeply dark, and it can be seen shining from far. You can have the pigtails as long as you want because the longer they are, the more alluring they become.
# 27 Daring Natural Twists
You do not have to struggle to keep your hair looking natural and well maintained. Go for these browning twists and you will have something to show off over your head. The roots seem invisible, but the rest is hugely seen underlining your every twist to give your hair the shine and boldness you deserve.
# 28 Duo Color Braids
You can go bold with your faux braids, and you will have all the admiration you deserve. Give them a double color merge of dirty brown and light blue. It is not on the bright side, but you are sure to get heads turning when you pass by. The trimmed edges give it a more appealing aura, and you are at your best with these braids.
# 29 Short Kinky Stubs
Faithful to the African roots, these short stubs are easy to acquire, and you will not need any maintenance afterward. The sides are faded to the scalp leaving the top kinky stubs to dominate. It is a naturally beautiful style that will let you showing off your true origin.
# 30 Double Tone Puff Style
The white-brown crown is the attribute that keeps this hairstyle top of the shelves. The little black section is drawn upwards to a smooth landing and ducks into the massive floral crown and completely hides in it. After all, you do not have to struggle to look pretty when such a style is so easy to achieve.
# 31 Braided Lofty Bun
You can have your bun as you wish even a braided one with inspiration from African American hairstyles. Roll over your long braids to form a lofty bump toward the back. Mix the colors in black and brown to bring out the true nature in it. The low end is covered with silver ovate decorations.
# 32 Interlaced Beautiful Updo
Fading your sides gives a way to have your top dominating. The high updo is an interlaced creation touched with dark and brown shades. This is how far it gets with a beautiful updo, and you are stunningly beautiful.
# 33 Jungle Brown Locks
Simple locks are all you need to bring back the glory in your hair. Give it an all brown hue and see how you are the great diva you have always wanted to be. The locks at the back are knotted with the front ones let free.
# 34 Banged Curly Mohawk
You can have a faux hawk appearance with this design, and you are a beauty to behold. The sides are clean shaven while the top is left curly and racing to the front. The forehead is banged with curly strands giving your face an attractive and confident aura.
# 35 Top Racing Hawk
Your sides are trimmed close to the scalp while the top is only touched mildly. A significant portion is highlighted in brown with a few gray patches at the back of the hawk. You are at your best element, and other ladies will want the same.
# 36 Flattop Twisted Flames
There is never a real beauty than having the flat top with some color dimensions. The roots are left deep dark while the spiky top is given a brown flame hue. It is a perfect match for an array of outfits and easy to maintain.
# 37 Chubby Bantu Knots
These simple knots are all that you require giving your hair a new lease of life. Have the Bantu knots scattered over your head in an alternating pattern. You can form ovate patterns to make it a thrilling finish. You are the best in town, and you are sure of your looks.
# 38 The Rosy Mohawk Curls
If you want to dare bold colors, then these rosy curls are your perfect ticket. The sides are faded close to the scalp and the top dominates with its cute curls and bright color.
# 39 Dark beautiful Springs
These are natural black springs that you need. They are bouncy and attractive, and you will be a proud scene to look. It covers the entire head in grace with a few bangs at the front.
# 40 Gorgeous Spiral Locs
These locks are definitive of both young and aged ladies. It is timeless with only a few maintenance needs. You can have them falling over one eye to create a banged effect. It is an endearing look that will give you a fair look.
Now you have all you deserve to look cute and refine your hairstyle. Make a pick today and be on top of the game of beauty and boldness. Distinction begins with the African-American pieces and one on you will bring back all the glory you had in your youthful day. There are timeless styles and for all age groups.