7 Wedding Hairstyles for Black Men by Shear & Shine
August 9, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

Weddings create memories to last a lifetime with pictures taken on the day that will stay with you a lifetime. Naturally this means that you will want to look good from head to toe. Choosing a hairstyle can prove challenging especially when your usual day-to-day style just won’t do.

At Shear & Shine, we specialise in hair and skin care for black men specifically and given our background as barbers have fast experience cutting black men’s hair for various occasions.

Here are some of our top picks for wedding day hair.

It is worth noting that healthy hair is key to your haircut looking the best it can look. You should already have a good haircare routine that includes shampooing once or twice a week followed by conditioning of the hair. You should be exfoliating your skin weekly to get rid of dead skin cells and prevent your pores from clogging up which leads to pimples and acne. We have a library of articles that can advise you on better hair and skin care in our Grooming Guide.

The Classic Buzzcut




A classic go-to hairstyles for business professionals and many grooms. This easy to maintain style is a timeless favourite and takes little to no effort to upkeep.

The Clean Shave

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Why not go for the clean shave. This style pretty much suits any man and requires no maintenance aside from moisturizing the scalp regularly.

The 360 Wave


This style takes some time and effort to accomplish and requires you to get started a few weeks before the big day. If you already have waves then all you’ll have to do is neaten it up.

Au Naturel Long or Short


Growing your hair takes time and dedication. If you have been growing yours and prefer not to cut it off then why not opt for going natural and having your curls out on the day. Long or short afro hair can be styled into a sophisticated looking fro that will compliment your attire on the day.

The Fade


The fade cut is a great cut that will suit the groom as well as the groomsmen. Simple and easy to create and to maintain.

Long Neat Dreadlocks


Years of dedication results in beautiful long locks. There are plenty of ways you can style your long dreadlocks for the wedding. With a hair stylist who specialises in dreadlocks you can start experimenting different ways to style it in the weeks leading up to your wedding.

Short Dreadlocks


Like long dreads, short dreads can be equally great for a wedding and are versatile in many ways.

However you decide to wear your hair on your wedding day should be a reflection of you and your individuality. There are no right or wrong hairstyles on your day. As long as you can happily look back on the pictures and are left with fond memories then that’s all that matters.

For more tips on how you can take better care of your hair, your beard, or your skin, check out our comprehensive Grooming Guide

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