Embracing your natural hair type – whether that’s by entering the ‘fro zone or by going dramatic with dreads – is one of the best ways to reinvent your style on the regular.

Of course, as is the case with thick and curly locks, black and afro hair comes with its own unique set of problems. Firstly, there’s so many different styles to choose from (we’ll get to that in a minute), then there’s the upkeep. Because afro hair texture tends to be quite dry and frizzy, it needs regular maintenance to avoid getting out of control.

If you’re unsure how to maintain your do, a barber trained in this type of hair will be able to point you in the right direction and suggest products to keep it looking fresh. As for picking our a style, we’ve got you covered with 50 of the coolest cuts for 2017.

Flat Top

Brush Cut

Afro

Dreads With Buzzed Sides

Flat Top With Fade

Dramatic Dreads

Hard Part With Fade

High Top With Fade

Short Top With Fade

Braids

Long Plaited Dreadlocks

Afro

Hard Parting

Hard Parting

Short Natural Curls With Fade

Crew Cut

Afro With Tapered Sides

Sculpted Afro

Relaxed Afro

Dramatic Dreads With Fade

Short Flat Top With Buzzed Sides

Flat Top With Fade

Natural, Loose Curls

Afro With Short Sides

Short Back And Sides

Caesar Crop

Flat Top With Skin Fade

Afro

Short Afro

Textured Top With Tapered Fade

Scissor Crop

Dreadlocks

Brush Cut

Big Afro

Natural Texture With Short Sides

Afro

Dreadlocks With Shaved Sides

Wavy Natural Textured Hair

Hard Parting Flat Top

Braids

Sculpted Afro

Dyed Afro

Parted Dreadlocks

High-Shine Flat Top

Natural Curls With Volume

Short Back And Sides

Afro

Thick Dreads

Mid-Length Dreadlocks

Statement Sculpted Afro