A hairstyle can be important to a man. Black men can have a special desire to keep their hair looking its best. "Worn appropriately," states African-American-Hairstyles.com, "they are often a symbol of power and tribute to the natural ancestry of the African people." Curly small afro black hairstyles for men may use unique products to hold locks in place or require no assistance at all. Several popular hairstyles include the close shave, the total shave, the well-coiffed afro and short dreads.
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The Close Shave
The close shave may also be known as the as the "black man's buzz cut," according to AskMen.com. A suave and refined look, the close shave can be both appropriate for casual life and the professional world. The close shave "is the perfect all-around haircut for...a varied lifestyle because it will complement any look you try to pull off." Actor Jamie Foxx is well known for sporting a close shave.
The Total Shave
The total shave is a perfect fit for black men who want to show off their scalp. Many men are pestered by the idea of going bald. The total shave helps a man exude confidence and sex appeal by embracing a natural look. According to AskMen.com, the total shave---a style made famous by actor/model Tyrese Gibson---shows "that being bald is nothing to fear."
Well-coiffed afros are black hairstyles that scream trendy and urban. This hairstyle embraces the natural growth of curly, black hair, says AskMen.com, and matches it with "a contemporary spin on a vintage style." This look gives the impression of a risk-taker and a man in touch with modern appeal. Musical sensation Lenny Kravitz wears his hair in a well-coiffed afro.
Perhaps the most casual of all curly, small afro black hairstyles for men may be the short dreads. Short dreads can be hard to master, but wearing them right can exude a young, hip look. "The organised chaos of the short dreads," states AskMen.com, can produce a "polish in line with contemporary men's fashion." Singer and songwriter Kele Okereke has a head full of short dreads.
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