18 Amazing Modern Afro Hairstyles

Natural black hairstyles are totally trendy this year and these all-new Afro hairstyles are a great way to show off your cool, casual summer style!

There are several variations on the modern Afro hairstyles starting from a teeny-weeny ‘fro and including all types of curls, waves and stretched out ‘big hair’ extravaganzas!

Protective Afro hairstyles

If you’re one of the millions of women who are currently ‘transitioning’ from chemically straightened hair to natural hair, you may have decided that the best way is to cut off the damaged ends.

Yes, I know we resist the idea of going short so we can grow strong, healthy hair from scratch. But short styles are really, really hot this year, so getting a trendy pixie cut can be very liberating!

And don’t forget that a pixie cut can knock years off your age and will really accentuate your eyes!

Natural Curls with Pixie Hairstyle

Natural Curls with Pixie Hairstyle
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Short and curly Afro hairstyles

You only need about 2 inches of hair for a chunky, curly Afro hairstyle and you can style it so easily when it’s damp, you’ll gain hours of free-time you used to spend straightening your hair!

Just wind one-inch sections in no particular pattern around your finger and the curly texture of your hair will keep each little section in place while it dries naturally. Then you can leave the curls to create a fabulous textured look close to the head or fluff them up a little with your fingers for more volume and a trendy, tousled finish!

Curly Hairstyles for Black Women Short Hair

Curly Hairstyles for Black Women Short Hair
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Creating variety in Afro Hairstyles

Afro hairstyles are some of the most versatile looks you can get! So you can style your natural hair in lots of different looks using braids, braided details and the latest contemporary twists and urban-chicdreadlocks!

Bantu twist-outs are a great Afro hairstyle and one that anyone can do at home! Two-strand twists create a beautiful texture to natural hair and flat twists can be worn throughout your hair, left to hang down or taken back into a cool ponytail or bun hairstyle.

Long Afro hairstyles

If your hair is long, there are lots of styles that use trendy diagonal braids to create a stunning upstyle. For instance, just one thick braid on the top of the head or an elaborate updo created from lots of thin plaits arranged in an eye-catching pattern decorating the back of the head.

Straight Long Hairstyle with Black Hair

Straight Long Hairstyle with Black Hair
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Or copy the runway models at this year’s Milan fashion shows and pin long Afro hairstyles back to be sleek around the top and sides, but with a fabulous frizzy- textured cloud of soft hair at the back!

So if you’re ready to choose a fabulous new look, browse our gallery of amazing Afro hairstyles and love your natural hair!

Stylish Short Pixie Cut

Stylish Short Pixie Cut - Amazing Modern Afro Hairstyles 2016
Stylish Short Pixie Cut / Via

Natural Hairstyle for Short Hair

Natural Hairstyle for Short Hair - Modern Afro Haircuts 2016
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Straight Pixie Haircut

Straight Pixie Haircut
Straight Pixie Haircut / Via

Undercut for Short Hair

Undercut for Short Hair - Modern Afro Hairstyles 2016
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Blonde Short Pixie Haircut

Blonde Short Pixie Haircut - Afro Hairstyle Ideas 2016
Blonde Short Pixie Haircut / Via

Trendy, Short Straight Haircut

Trendy, Short Straight Haircut
Trendy, Short Straight Haircut / Via

Natural Curly Hairstyle for Short Hair

Natural Curly Hairstyle for Short Hair
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Cute Everyday Hairstyles for Short Hair

Cute Everyday Hairstyles for Short Hair - Black Women Hairstyles 2016
Cute Everyday Hairstyles for Short Hair / Via

Ombre Long Bob Hair Cut

Ombre Long Bob Hair Cut
Ombre Long Bob Hair Cut / Via

Amazing Modern Afro Hairstyles

Amazing Modern Afro Hairstyles
Amazing Modern Afro Hairstyles / Via

Ombre Medium Bob Hairstyle with Straight Hair

Ombre Medium Bob Hairstyle with Straight Hair
Ombre Medium Bob Hairstyle with Straight Hair / Via

Ombre Hairstyles with Medium Hair

Ombre Hairstyles with Medium Hair - Modern African American Haircut Ideas 2016
Ombre Hairstyles with Medium Hair / Via

Curly Long Hair

Curly Long Hair - Modern African American Haircut Ideas 2016
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Curly Long Hairstyle

Curly Long Hairstyle
Curly Long Hairstyle / Via

Straight Long Hairstyle with Red Hair

Straight Long Hairstyle with Red Hair
Straight Long Hairstyle with Red Hair / Via

 

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