Welcome to our Hairstyles for Black Women 2015. We believe that the start of a new year is the best time for a change, so why not mix it up and try a new hairstyle? We’ve chosen 100 fabulous hairstyles worn by the hottest black female celebrities to inspire you. Whether you prefer to keep your hair natural, relaxed, enhanced with a weave, or heat styled, there are loads of perfect hairstyles here just for you.
1. Beyonce African American Hairstyle: Long, beachy waves
Songstress Beyonce turned heads at this year’s Met Gala with her gorgeous, flowing beachy waves of hair. She sported a “reverse ombre” style, with her hair colour fading from light to dark. She also shows off her dark roots, which create a striking contrast with her blonde highlights. Hair this long can be high-maintenance, so choose wisely before getting extensions!
2. Alicia Keys African American Hairstyle: Big, beautiful braid
Singer and songwriter Alicia Keys keeps it simple with an attention-grabbing braid draped over her head. Her long hair is swept up into a huge, flawless braid that crowns her head beautifully. This style draws attention to your facial features, so make sure that your make-up is flawless!
3. Rihanna African American Hairstyle: Cropped pixie cut
Caribbean singer Rihanna wears her hair in a cute, cropped pixie cut. We think she looks fabulous with her short hair, and the slight curl in her hair gives her look a cute, romantic touch. She’s opted for a jet-black ‘do, which gives her a classic and elegant look. We have to say we’re jealous of Rihanna’s ability to rock any and every hairstyle she chooses!
4. Kerry Washington African American Hairstyle: Tousled with bangs
Scandal actress Kerry Washington looks glamorous and elegant with her tousled, shoulder-length hair. She wears her hair loose, with blunt bangs and subtle chestnut highlights. The blunt bangs work very well to shorten her long, oval face, and her hair is just the right length for her face shape.
5. Keri Hilson African American Hairstyle: Asymmetrical bob with bangs
Singer and actress Keri Hilson looks super sexy with her blonde, asymmetrical bob. Blonde hair doesn’t always flatter darker skin, but we think Keri has pulled it off perfectly. She’s chosen a shade of blonde that brightens her face, and her blunt bangs draw attention to her perfectly made up eyes.
6. Eva Marcille African American Hairstyle: Platinum blonde pixie
American model and TV actress Eva Marcille looks striking with her platinum blonde pixie cut. Her look is fresh and edgy, and her light hair colour really suits her complexion. This look is very easy to style, and easy to maintain with regular trims. You can wear it straight or curly, depending on the texture of your hair.
7. Solange Knowles African American Hairstyle: Big natural afro
Singer, model, and sister to Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles is an up-and-coming fashion and beauty icon. She definitely knows how to rock her beautiful, natural hair. She wears it in a big, sexy afro and keeps her makeup minimal to finish off her look. Natural hair needs a lot of care, as it can get dry easily. Invest in some protective products and use a satin pillowcase at night to prevent drying.
8. Kelly Rowland African American Hairstyle: Cute corkscrew curls
Singer Kelly Rowland embraces her gorgeous corkscrew curls and wears them loose. We simply love big hair, and Kelly shows us how to wear it with confidence. She parts her hair in the middle, and lets her curls softly frame her face. There are many ways to get curls if your hair isn’t naturally curly, so consult your stylist to find a method that suits your hair type.
9. Chanel Iman African American Hairstyle: Sleek and side-braided
American Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman wears her hair in a funky side-braided ‘do, with pink dip-dyed ends. We love the contrast between her intricate braids, and the rest of her sleek, straight hair. To achieve this look, braid hair on one side before carefully flat-ironing the other side. Use a moisturizing hair-spray to keep everything in place.
10. Joy Bryant African American Hairstyle: Half-up, half-down Senegalese twist braids
Actress Joy Bryant looks radiant wearing her half-up, half-down hairstyle with Senegalese twist braids. Senegalese twists are more flexible than box braids, making them perfect for braided up’dos. Senegalese braids make a great protective hairstyle, and they’re also easy to unravel when you decide to change your hairstyle.