If you are looking for stylish braids for black men, we have found you 50 of the hottest new looks. For most of these braids, you will need to find a good hair stylist to pull them off. We have found so many different looks that no matter what length or type of hair you have, you are sure to find something here that is perfect for you.
We have box braids in zig-zag styles, crochet braids, dreadlocks, and even twisted braids. If you want to have long braids, you could always try to add a bit of a weave. One of the best things about stylish braids for black men is that once you get your hair done, it should last you up to 6 weeks. Now let’s take a look and find you the best new braided hairstyle for black men!
1. Long Bob Tight Black Men Braids
First up is this handsome, longer braided hairstyle. In this look, he has styled his long black hair with different side braids that run both horizontally and vertically. The contrast between the two different braids looks so dope.
2. Box Braids Long Zigzag Hair with Fade Cut
This next look has box braids, a super cool pattern with long braids that reach down to his chin. They went with a unique zig-zag part. He also added a good fade around the sides to keep his style looking fresh.
3. Long Crochet Black Men Braids Hairstyle
Crochet braids are an excellent style for medium to long hair. They are made of fine crochet, and a few strands are tied on top of the head. You can choose a long twist crochet braid if your hair is thick or long. You can choose to braid the front section or the back section to create a headband look.
4. Dreadlock Tight Braided Hair with Artsy Heart Shaped Braid
Up next is this style with dreadlocks is also has an artsy heart shape on the side of her head. Keep it fun with different sizes of braids, and you are going to love your new style.
5. Man Bun Twirl Braids with Mid Fade
Twirl braids are a fun style that keeps the braids wrapped around your head. Here, they have added an even mid fade around the sides and back. Pair it with a long beard, and you will love how you look.
6. Lattice Tight Black Men Braids Hairstyle
Lattice tight braids are always a good idea when you are thinking about adding a new type of style. Here he has 4 thick braids with smaller lattice braids connecting them all the other, and they look so cool.
7. Corn Row Black Men Braids Thick Hair
Cornrows are one of the most popular hairstyles for black men. Here he is wearing his thick hair twisted back tight in four big sections, and it looks so fresh.
8. Frilly Long Blocks Black Men Braids
Here he is wearing his long frilly braids divided into blocks. The more sections you add to your hair, the longer and skinnier your new braids will be.
9. Wavy Thick Braids with Slit Lines
Up next is a great look for black men who have thick hair. In the photo above, he is wearing his thick wavy hair in different sections that look an 8, and the rest have slit lines. Add in your favorite type of fade to keep the edges looking fresh.
10. Fringe Mohawk Hair Black Men Braids
This unique style has braids on the top that look like a fringe mohawk style. Here he twisted all of his hair on the top and left a few strands out on the top to frame the face.
11. Short Box Braids with Fade Cut
Another way to wear your new braids is these short box braids with a fade cut. He has paired his new style with a long beard, which looks so good.
12. Straight Layered Corn Rows Braid Hair
If you are on the search for a straight and sleek style, then these cornrows are perfect for you. Here he has divided his hair into even sections and neatly braided the hair back flawlessly. Add in an even fade around the edges, and you are all set.
13. Thick Corn Rows with Wavy Slit Hairstyle
Men with thick hair already know how hard it can be to find a good braided hairstyle. He made this style unique by adding zig-zag styles between his neatly braided sections.
14. Thin Ladder Black Men Braids
Here is a style with long, skinny braids that look like thin ladders. He has divided his hair into different sections and patterns here, which looks amazing.
15. Skin Fade with Man Bun Corn Rows
Skin fades always look good with corn rows. He took his style to the next level by throwing his new cornrows into a top knot, and he looks so cool.
16. Thin Lattice Braided Hairstyle with Fade Cut
Here he is wearing a thin lattice braided hairstyle with the dopest pattern added throughout. He also added a fade cut along the sides to keep it looking fresh. This would be a great hairstyle for men of all ages.
17. Skin Fade Blocks Frilly Long Black Men Braids
This handsome style is so popular among black men, and many famous rappers love wearing their braids like this. This look has block braids and long frilly hair, which looks amazing. Keep the sides shaved short to get the whole vibe of this look.
18. Man Bun Corn Rows with Skin Faded Cut
This next style has long, thick braids that are divided evenly into six different sections. He let the hair in the front hang down long and tied the ones in the back into a high bun for a fresh new style.
19. Thick Natural Hair with Braid Curls Trimmed Bangs
This next hairstyle has natural hair with braids and curls with trimmed bangs in the front. Here he has thick braids on the top with a fun boxed pattern along the sides. Be sure to add a fade in the front along the sides to keep your hair looking good.
20. Long Straight Frilly Corn Rows Braids
This next hairstyle for black men is perfect for men who have been growing their hair out for a while. In the photo above, he is wearing his long hair braided perfectly down with corn rows on the top with a zig-zag pattern all the way around.
21. Side Ways Corn Rows with Fade Cut
Here is a braided hairstyle with six to eight braids on the top with a thin buzz around the rest of the hair. This would be a perfect look to wear during the summer when it is so hot outside, and you need to stay cool.
22. Long Messy Frilly Black Men Braids
If you love wearing your hair messy, then this next hairstyle would be perfect for you. Here he has a long messy style with retwisted cornrows that lead into big thick twists towards the bottom.
23. Low Fade Corn Rows Black Men Braids
This handsome look has simple cornrows that are evenly sectioned off and braided down. He has also added a simple fade and a thick beard to complete this style.
24. Wavy Thin with Fade Hair Black Men Braids
If you have wavy and thin hair, this next braided hairstyle for black men would be perfect for you. Here he has twisty parts down his head for a fun look that men of all ages can proudly wear.
25. Long Layered Corn Rows Black Men Braids
This classic long-layered cornrow style for black men has been around forever. Here he kept the braids long to about his shoulders and added black beads on the bottom for a super dope look.
26. Stripped Long Hair Box Braids Style
Here he is wearing his long braids in long skinny braids that are all hanging down. This would be perfect for men with thick hair who want to keep it out of their faces. He paired it with a thick beard, but it would just be as good with a clean shave.
27. Laces Long Box Braids Hair
Box braids have always been popular with black men. Here he is wearing lace-type braids that shine so bright.
28. Mid Fade Cut with Thin Braids Style
Here is wearing a mid fade along the sides and in the back with thin braids twisted down his hair. They have also added zig-zag parts between the braids to add a bit of contrast to his look.
29. Long Bob Braids Hairstyle
Here is smiling so big because he knows how good his braids look. He wore a unique pattern with his hair parted down the middle and the braids evenly twisted down to his chin.
30. Blocks Box Long Braids with Fade Cut
Block-style braids look so good when you have long hair. Here he has also added a fade around the sides that pairs so well with his long and skinny box braids.
31. Zigzag Slit with Thick Braids Hair
One of the best ways to make your braids unique is by adding a cool pattern to your part. They went with zig-zag patterns here in the middle and divided it into four thick sections. Add a fade around the sides, and it looks amazing.
32. Faux Long Braid Style Hair with Skin Fade Cut
Here he is wearing thin braids and dividing them into such a cool pattern. He with a high fade along the sides and added a fun pattern on the top; it looks so cool.
33. Straight Blocks Box Long Black Men Braids
This next style has straight lines for parts that are divided evenly throughout. Keep the braids neat and thin to get the most out of this look.
34. Man Bun Dreadlocks Braids with Artsy Fade Cut
Here is a fun style with big dreadlocks and an artsy braid to frame the face. Throw a fade around the sides with a pattern, and you will have a brand new look with an edge.
35. Twisted Long Box Black Men Braids
Long two-twisted box braids are always a hit. Here he is wearing them long and shiny, and it looks amazing. Be sure to tie them off on the bottom as they have done here.
36. Natural Curls with Braids Zigzag Slit
This fresh style is divided into three different thick sections, and the braids are braided horizontally instead of vertically, like most of the styles on this list. Add in a few zig-zag parts, and you are all set with a fresh new look.
37. Tight Corn Rows Natural Black Men Braids
You cannot go wrong with this classic cornrow hairstyle for black men. They have evenly divided the hair here and braided it perfectly, making it look amazing and stylish.
38. Feed Tight Rows of Braids
This next style has tight and even braids down the scalp. This is a super easy and simple hairstyle that would look great on men of all ages.
39. Messy Back Curls with Corn Braids with Style
This next style is half up, half-down type of style. He has added cornrow braids with different colors added about halfway down the hair. For the rest of the hair, they left it long and curly, looking amazing.
40. Waze Tiny Round Braids Style with Fade Cut
Waze braids are always a good idea when you are trying to find stylish braids for black men. In this look, he has styled the braids to wrap all the way around with a fade on the bottoms.
41. Natural Hair with Box Braids Style
If you have natural hair and have been growing it out for a while, then this next style would be perfect for you. Here he has styled his natural hair with box braids and a straight part down the middle.
42. Mun Bun Thick Braids with Skin Fade Cut
Man bun hairstyles can be worn with all different hair types, and here is wearing it with thick braids and a fade. He has also added a bead in the middle and added a bit of blonde to the bun in the back.
43. Dreadlocks Man Bun Braids with Fade Cut
Dreadlocks are a style that black men have been wearing forever. Here he has kept them thick and pulled most of them back into a ponytail. Make sure to leave a few pieces out in the front to frame your face, and you are all set.
44. Long Bob Box Black Men Braids
Up next is this style with a long bob and even braids throughout. Be sure to separate your hair into several sections so your braids will be long and thin. You will love how you look if you give this style a chance.
45. Lattice Black Men Braids with Fade Haircut
This next look has lattice braids with a nice fade along the sides. Here he has parted the hair on top and divided the hair into three even sections on the top.
46. Long Black Men Braids Style with Gold Beads
If you have been growing your hair out for a while and need a new look, then this long braided hairstyle with gold beads would be perfect for you. He has kept most of the braids long here, with a few small braids to hold back the baby hairs.
47. Low Fade with Corn Rows Black Men Braids
This next look will be perfect if you need a cornrow look for black men with so much style. Be sure to add plenty of hair products to make your hair look as shiny as it does here.
48. Pony Mun Bun Twisted Braids with Fade
Here he is wearing his hair in a high ponytail with twisted braids and a high fade. You could also keep the hair down around the shoulders for a whole different vibe.
49. Frilly Box Black Men Braids Hairstyle
This next braided hairstyle for black men is super popular with younger men. He has parted his hair down the middle and divided it into multiple sections; it looks so good.
50. Man Bun Blonde with Mid-Fade Black Men Braids
Last but not least is this dope braided hairstyle with a bright blonde bun in the back. They went with lots of different styles of braids here to add contrast to his style, and it looks perfect.
Hopefully, after reviewing this list, you have found your next style with braids for black men. Have you ever tried any of these looks out for yourself? Leave a comment and let us know the type of braids for black men you like the best!
Lilith Wetherall is a freelance writer, editor, and blogger. She graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a minor in Journalism. She later found her passion for hairstyles and is now professing in a men’s salon. Some of her favorite things to do include reading, writing, watching movies, and being outdoors. When she’s not writing for our readers, she is either at the salon or at home trying out a new hair color.
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