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21 Awesome Blonde Hairstyles for Black Guys

Blonde hair is a cool look for Black guys, with the potential to even affect a unique, stylish change in their overall personality. Black hairstyles are very versatile because of their texture and thickness.

There are many styles for Black men that can also feature blonde hair. You’ll see below the top 21 ideas for blonde hair for Black men. First, we’ll show you the easy steps for getting blonde in your own black hair.

How to Make Your Black Hair Blonde

black guy with blonde hair

Using bleach is a must for lightening black hair. For bleach making, add 1/3rd part of developer into bleach powder and mix the ingredients properly. Then divide your hair into small several sections, applying the bleach mixture to these divided sections until all of your hair is covered.

Wait for between 30 minutes to an hour for your new color to take effect. Before washing out the bleach, check a small portion of your hair to ensure it’s completely lightened. Then wash your hair, blow dry, and apply a moisturizer, gel, or pomade for a protective and glossy appearance.

Blonde hair on Black men makes for a swanky look. Below are the top 21 blonde hairstyles for Black men. 

1. Blonde Afro

short blonde hair for black guys

Starting over with your hair? While it’s growing out, enhance that afro texture with blonde! This short haircut features perfectly faded sides for a flattering definition of the face.

2. Blonde Bald Fade

blonde hair with shaved sides for black men

Dare to try a matchy-matchy look? We fully support Black men being bold and matching their blonde hairstyle to their beard! This haircut comes with a cool, edgy bald fade.

3. Blonde Dreads

black men with blonde dreads

When so many Black men are rocking dreadlocks nowadays, it’s never been a better time to try blonde. These short dreadlocks cover up a mid fade and afro-textured roots but feel free to make a man bun or ponytail to style it up.

4. Curly Top

blonde hair undercut for black men

If you have springy curls like this, don’t you dare chop them off! Ask your barber to cut hair into a more shapely style, like the one above with a gradual fade, and add blonde to enhance that texture. 

5. Blonde Ombre Tips

blonde hair with headband for black guys

To get a little more detailed with their locks, Black men should try a blonde ombre hairstyle. Bring light to your face by featuring a super light blonde up front, fading it to darker shades of blonde. You can do this all over or in just the top couple inches of your hair, as seen above.

6. Curly Faux Hawk

curly blonde hair for black men

Women love running their fingers through a guy’s hair and your lady will love it even more if you have blonde curls like this! The faux hawk allows you to keep more hair, while the accompanying fade prevents a ’round’ bush-like shape from taking over.

7. Black and Blonde Dreads

blonde ombre for black guys

Whether you’re a Black man rocking long or short black dreads, adding blonde hair color to them is one of the easiest ways to get an edgy men’s hairstyle.

8. Blonde Curls and Twists

blonde mohawk for black men
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A mixture of curls and twists in light blonde is the way to go for Black men with the length and texture. Opt for a gradual fade or a bald fade to focus all the attention on your handsome locks.

9. Blonde with Spots

blonde hairstyle for black men
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Your clothes aren’t the only place you can rock leopard spots! This short haircut for Black men features blonde curls with dark brown spots outlined in black. This look is for the eclectic guy who loves intricate detail.

10. Blonde Shadow Fade

blonde wave hair for black men
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When you leave your barber with this ultra-short blonde haircut, you’ll be feeling so fresh and so fine. Be sure they shave in a shadow fade for that finishing touch. If you wish, liven up the fade with shaved in lines.

11. Very Short Hair

platinum blonde hair for black men
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If platinum or very light blonde hair color isn’t to your liking, consider an ash blonde hairstyle. This shade favors Black guys and is understated but noticeable.

12. Burst Fade Mohawk blonde mohawk for black men

Mohawk hairstyle is itself a stylish and unique hairstyle. Despite its uniqueness, this hairstyle has some limits also, as this hairstyle suits on oval face black men more than the other face shape. If you do not have an oval face, it doesn’t mean you can’t try this haircut.

You can adopt this style with the combination of beard, as shown in the image below. In this hairstyle, the sides are shorter than the top of the head. The top hairs are blonde which later, turned into wavy Mohawk shape. This is an edgy hairstyle for a black guy with blonde hair.

13. Blonde Fade with Designs

black men's blonde hairstyle with fade

This is a trendy hairstyle among black men with blonde hair . It mostly sits on a square face shape. The sides are faded high, giving a slightly bald look. For a stylish look, designs are made on the sides. The top textured hairs are blonde in the yellowish shade.

14. Highlighted Blonde Curls with Low Fade

blonde curls for black men

Blonde curly hair gives a cool look to a black guy. As you can see in the given image, this hairstyle looks perfect on a diamond or oval shape. A beard can add an additional factor in this haircut. The sides are shorter, while the top curls give a voluminous look. These curls are blonde with brownish or reddish color.

15. Taper Haircut+ Blonde Hair

blonde taper haircut for black guys

Taper haircut is one of the popular blonde hairstyles among black guy. It suits the oval face shape. The sides are low taper faded while the top textured hairs are blonde. You can also add two lines to the side or back for a more stylish look.

16. Long Blonde Dreadlocks

blonde dreadlocks for black men

If you are a long haired black guy, then dreadlocks should be the first choice of yours. This hairstyle can suit the oval and oblong face as well. The long dreadlocks are blonde giving a striking look. You can also combine this style with a trimmed beard for a balanced look.

17. Blonde Buzz Cut

blonde buzz cut for black men

A blonde buzz cut is an enchanting look on Black men and suits those with an oval face most. The hairs are blonde and then turned into a buzz cut hairstyle.

18. High Top Fade Blonde Hair

 High Top Fade Blonde Hair for black men

This hairstyle is a smooth, neat look for Black men with blonde hair. This haircut looks perfect on a square or rectangular face shape. The sides are top faded while the top hairs are blonde with a ravishing color combination. 

19. Blonde Crew Cut

blonde crew cut for black men

Black guys with a blonde crew cut hairstyle give an imposing look. This short blonde hairstyle looks perfect on an oval face shape. 

20. Platinum Blonde Hair with a Beard

Platinum Blonde Hair with a Beard for Black men

If you are a black guy with blonde hair and want a change in your overall look, try this hairstyle. If you have a darker complexion, choose a honey blonde hair color. You can also blonde your beard for a balanced look, as shown above.

21. Braids+ Blonde Top Knot

braided blonde bun for black men

A braids and blonde updo or top knots combination adds a winning factor to any man’s personality. This hairstyle suits men of any age. The sides are shorter than the top hair.

The top hairs are turned into multiple braids, which are then tied into a top knot at the top back of the head. The bun is blonde and a stylish line is made on one side of the head for a cooler look.


Here are some common questions regarding blonde hair for black guys.

Can black people be born with blonde hair?

In general, black people are not born with blonde hair. However, there is a small group of people called the Melanesians who are born with dark skin and blonde hair. They are native to an island in Oceania.

Science is still unsure as to why this phenomenon occurs. Those born with blonde hair and dark skin in that region usually grow up to have light brown hair.

What’s the best blonde shade for black guys?

The best blonde shade for you depends on your skin’s undertone. If you have golden undertones choose something like golden blonde or honey blonde.

If you have more pink undertones, go with a platinum or pearl blonde. If you have neutral undertones, any shade will work for you.

Is going blonde bad for afro hair?

Going blonde can damage your afro hair due to the chemical processes of bleaching. Be sure to go to a trusted stylist for any bleaching or dying needs.

So, which Black men’s blonde hairstyle will you choose? We recommend you consider your face shape and skin tone before choosing a blonde haircut. All the above haircuts need less maintenance. Try them without any hesitation!