23 Popular Hairstyles for Black Women to Try in 2020

There are so many hairstyles to choose from and there are thousands of gorgeous looks on Instagram. With that said, it can be so difficult to choose the hairstyle that you want to try next. At StayGlam, we are here to help! We have done some of the hard work for you and have narrowed down the search for the perfect hairdo. Today we are bringing you 23 of the must-have hairstyles for black women. You will find beautiful braids, chic updos, buns, ponytails and more. There are also some stylish hair color ideas too. So, take a look. We are sure that you will find a stunning style for 2020!

1. Bold Black and Blue Cornrows

The first hairstyle that we have to show you features trendy cornrows. These braids are chunky and start black but about midway, a bold blue color has been weaved into the hair. The braids are also accessorized with a stylish gold cord. We love the black and blue color combination and as you can see, it really makes a statement.

2. Braided Bob with Cute Beads

Braided bobs are another popular look and next we have a cute and stylish version of a bob. This bob features Fulani braids and each braid is decorated with beautiful beads. It is a stunning and easy to wear style and it would be perfect for the summer. You can check out a YouTube tutorial for this bob and see what products were used on the page below.

Braided Bob with Cute Beads

Source: @ijeomakola

3. Marley Twist Ponytail

Next, we have a chic and stylish hair idea. Here we have medium Marley twists that have been styled into a high ponytail. The twists look so beautiful when worn in an updo like this. A hairstyle like this is versatile because it can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. It will look great for relaxed and casual days but it can also be worn for special events too. Keep it simple like this or try the ponytail in a bold color.

4. Beautiful Faux Locs High Bun

If you want a hairstyle that makes you look like a Queen, then this is for you. Here we have jumbo faux locs that have been styled into a high bun. The locs are multi tone and there are a few curls too. It is just a beautiful hairstyle that will wow. It can be recreated in any color and it would be perfect for a special occasion.

5. Long Textured Locs

The next hairstyle features more locs. This time we have multi tone textured locs and they are styled into a trendy half up, half down look. We love the colors used as the light and caramel blonde shades are stunning. This is a chic and stylish hair idea. Recreate the long locs or you can try a shorter version of the style. Either way, your hair will look fabulous.

6. Cute Natural Bun Updo

Looking for a cute and easy to wear style? If so, this could be perfect. Here we have a low bun that is styled with a side braid. Now, we can’t see if the hairstyle features just one bun or if there are two braids and two buns on either side of the parting. However, both would look gorgeous. So, either create one bun with one side braid or go for the double buns. Both are natural styles that will suit everyone.

Cute Bun with a Side Braid

Source: @moxieshair_

7. Stylish Red Feed in Braids

Red braids are one of our favorites looks and this next hair idea shows how to wear them in style. This hairstyle features long braids with a trendy pattern. The braids begin as a mixture of black and red, then eventually all the hair is red. We love the rich and dark red used, it is so bold and stylish. You can recreate this look or go for a brighter shade of red. Any red tone will look amazing.

Stylish Red Feed In Braids

Source: @fula_beauty

8. Elegant Natural Updo

Next, we have a very elegant updo to show you. The hair is styled into chunky twists and the twists are worn high on the head. It is a stunning updo and it would be perfect for the prom, weddings and more. The updo looks effortlessly beautiful. Try a similar look or you could even add some gorgeous accessories to the hair.

9. High Braided Ponytail with Curly Ends

Love the ponytail hairstyles? If so, you need to check this out. Here we have a high braided ponytail. The hair is beautifully braided on the head and each braid also has curly hair at the end. The style and color is so trendy and gorgeous. Hair like this will look beautiful on anyone and you can recreate this or you could try the braids in a different color. You could also experiment with the curls and have more or less curl, whatever suits you best.

10. Unique and Trendy Lemonade Braids

The next idea is perfect for those who love unique and bold hairstyles. For this look, the hair is braided into a trendy triangular pattern. The braids are also worn to the side and they are very long. Hair like this is so amazing and the braided pattern will make you stand out from the crowd in style. We think this hairstyle would look amazing with red or blue ombre braids too.

11. Long Braided Ponytail with Curls

Next, we have another braided ponytail. This time the hair is braided and styled high but there is also a lot of loose and curly hair too. The curls and braids look gorgeous together and they create such a trendy hairstyle. This is another easy to wear style that looks effortlessly beautiful. You can recreate this long ponytail or opt for a shorter one.

12. Half Up, Half Down Passion Twists

Half up, half down styles have become a must-have. This next hair idea is a beautiful example of the style that you could create. For this look, the hair is styled into trendy passion twists. Half are left loose and the other half are styled into a high bun. With hair like this, you get the best of both worlds – gorgeous loose hair and an updo too.

13. Boho Feed in Braids

This next hairstyle features beautiful boho braids. The hair is braided and there are gorgeous curls at the end of every braid. These braids would have been stunning as they were but the stylist has also braided some of the braids too. As you can see, this creates one larger braid. This is a gorgeous and trendy style and it will suit everyone.

14. Long and Sleek Ponytail

We love this hairstyle so much, it is one our favorites! Here we have a long and sleek ponytail. The ponytail is styled very low and hair is wrapped around the base of the ponytail too. This is just a stunning updo that will wow. It is also very versatile as it will look amazing for any occasion. Recreate this long ponytail or you can go a little shorter with the length.

15. Thin Lemonade Braids

Lemonade braids are another popular hairstyle and here is a trendy way to wear them. The hair is styled into very neat, small and sleek braids. This style does have a simple braided pattern and it looks so stylish! Braids like these will suit everyone and you can recreate this look or even try the braids in a different color. Red or blonde would look gorgeous.

Thin Lemonade Braids

Source: @amourjah

16. Stunning Natural Braided Updo

Next, we have another stunning updo. This time the hair is styled into flat twists and twist outs. Then the hair is put up and it is secured with bobby pins. It is a simple and gorgeous idea. This hairstyle would be perfect for a special occasion. You can recreate this or experiment and try creating your own twisted updo.

Stunning Natural Braided Updo

Source: @rayann410

17. Braided Ponytail with Thin Braids

The next hair idea is another gorgeous ponytail. This time the hair features very thin, long braids and they have been put into a high ponytail. We love the thin braids because they just give the ponytail a trendy and unique look. Recreate this ponytail or we think it would look amazing with ombre color such as blue or blonde.

18. Cornrow Braids with Zig Zag Parts

A great way to make your hair look unique is by using different patterns for your parts. Here we have chunky cornrow braids with zig zag parts. As you can see, the zig zags look so trendy and they really jazz up the simple braids. You can keep it simple like this or you could make the style even edgier by adding color. Silvery grey ombre would look stunning with braids like these.

19. Two Chunky Cornrow Braids

This next hairstyle is just beautiful. So, for this, we have two feed in braids that are accessorized with gorgeous shells and hair rings. It is another easy to wear hairstyle that will suit everyone. There is a tutorial for these braids on the Instagram page below so you can recreate this look yourself. Braids like these would be perfect for the summer.

Two Chunky Cornrow Braids

Source: @brosiaaa

20. Long Goddess Box Braids

Give your hair a glam makeover with braids like these! The hair is styled into very long braids and there are stunning loose curls too. Some braids are also accessorized with gold cuffs. This is a statement making style and it will make you stand out from the crowd. This is another style that would look amazing in a bolder color.

21. Statement Making Feed in Braids

Earlier in the post we shared a hairstyle that featured braided braids. If you loved that idea, then you need to see this one too. Here we have another version of the look. This time we have long and sleek braids. There is also a section of the braids that are styled into a larger braid. As you can see, it looks so stylish and unique. Recreate this style or you can try braided braids with a different pattern.

22. Bold Red Braided Bob

Next, we have a bold red hairstyle to show you. For this look, the hair is braided and styled into a bob. One side of the bob is longer than other which gives it trendy asymmetrical look. Not only that, but the braids are also a fiery red shade and they have accessories too. This is such a stylish hair idea and it is perfect for the ladies who like to make a statement.

23. High Braided Bun

The last hairstyle that we have to show features another bun. This bun is styled high on the head and the braids have a funky pattern both under the bun and on top of the head. It is a chic and stylish updo that would be perfect for a special occasion. You can recreate this or try a different braided pattern.

High Braided Bun

Source: @fancy_claws

We hope you have been inspired by these beautiful hairstyles for black women!

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6 thoughts on "23 Popular Hairstyles for Black Women to Try in 2020"

  1. Shanamama69 says:

    So JUST black and blue braids or other colors? “Black and blue” is a reference to a fats waller song in which the black character longs to be white….soooo……maybe black and some other colors too?

  2. Patty Wanjiru says:

    This is amazing oh lawd??

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow amazing

  4. Catherine Rudolf Jocondo says:

    It is amazing I really like it keep it up, may almighty God bless your hands

  5. Kwan says:

    Love these styled

  6. Laikaduwa says:

    99,99% excellent

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