African American long hairstyles are an excellent way to show your individuality and appear chic. From smooth, straight styles to curlier varieties, you can use various choices to make a statement about who you are. Add depth and vibrancy with a deep wine hue, or go for two-tone designs like those seen by Raven Symone and Brandy. Both women have made waves by sporting this trendiest of looks!
Sew-ins offer more than just protective styles; they can also add volume and length. Selecting one with small coil patterns will make the effect even more voluminous. One of the great features of sew-ins is their versatility; they can be dyed to match your natural hue perfectly! This vibrant fuchsia shade looks spectacular on this long bob sew-in. Try combining a side or deep-side part with a sew-in wig to enhance your face shape. This asymmetrical look can make an oval or diamond face seem wider and rounder. If you choose a straight sew-in, add texture by feathering the ends with your fingertips for added dimension. Then tie up your strands in a headscarf for an asymmetrical boho chic style, perfect for weddings and other formal events; the floral crown or other headwrap will look lovely when worn alongside this look!
Wavy Long Bob
If a straight bob isn’t quite your cup of tea, consider this wavy long bob hairstyle featuring expertly “sliced” layers to give it added movement and depth. Finish it with a fiery red shade for an eye-catching autumn look sure to turn heads! This chin-length wavy bob with bangs is one of our go-to African American long haircut ideas for black women. While not as traditional, this cut offers plenty of volume and movement to perfectly suit oval, heart, or round face shapes! This chin-length, wavy layered bob is similar to a pixie cut with wispy curtain bangs that draw attention to your stunning eyes and are an elegant choice for proms, weddings, and parties. Highlights of varying tones are essential in showing off its lovely waves at their full potential.
Long Frizzy Curls
Long curly hairstyles that feature intricately curled strands create beautiful shapes that highlight your natural texture. This style is especially ideal for women with oval and diamond-shaped faces, as it adds volume while softening curves. In addition, this style amplifies any balayage to look more realistic. To achieve this style, begin by dampening your hair with a curl-enhancing creme and allowing it to dry completely. Next, take small to medium sections and scrunch at their roots until all of your locks have been twisted and secured with bobby pins; finally, finish by spraying a light mist of hairspray to finish off this look. Try pairing this elegant style with long dresses or lehenga for wedding receptions and other formal events, including the monsoon season. Ensure that your hair receives sufficient nourishment and moisturization to maintain a healthy shine!
Bantu knots can help showcase your personality with bold hairstyles that genuinely express who you are. This style can highlight natural texture, encourage hair growth, and add drama when worn in the center of your head, as Rihanna has done! To achieve this look, part your hair into three sections and twist one into a triangle shape before braiding all three side sections to form an umbrella of ten Bantu knots – Rihanna famously did this style herself. Add a unique and creative touch to your hairstyle by braiding some of its knots into zigzags or braids for an eye-catching twist. Additionally, experiment with high-maintenance fashion colors for even more flair in your look. Make an impressionful statement in any setting with this vibrant hairstyle by mixing twists and Bantu knots – an easy way to add color and vibrancy. This hairstyle adds energy to any ensemble, adding the perfect pop of brightness!