Our Top 20 Black Hairstyles, UpDos and Haircuts for Women

UniversalSalons.Com has been a leader in the black hairstyle industry for over 10 years. In that time, we’ve amassed a portfolio of over 4,500 hairstyles with an emphasis on the black hair community. Recently, we had our style and trends editor, Dre’ Ramseur Blanton, compile a gallery of the top 20 black hairstyles, updos and haircuts for women in our library of images from top hair salons across the United States.  Along with being an editor with UniversalSalons.Com, Dre’ is also the owner of Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon in charlotte, NC as well as a national educator and platform artist for Dudley Products Inc.

Congratulations to the salons, cosmetologists, and models from around the United States featured in this year’s list of the top 20 black hairstyles, updos and haircuts for women. The featured hair salons are: Hair by Lanika, Greg’s Professional Barber & Beauty Salon, M Salon 1, Exquisite Styles By Nancy, Why Knot Hair Salon, Transcending Innovations Beauty, Tammy’s Hair Gallery, Miracles Hair & Nail Design, You’Nique Images, Wave Links Hair Studio, Inc., Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon, All About You Salon & Boutique, The Studio, The Remedy Hair & Body Spa, Hair Explosion, Global Tresses Hair Salon and Marcus Doss Salon.

Below are the hairstyles chosen along with information about each salon that created the look.

Hair by Lanika Salon in Panama City, Florida
3008 Norrell Court
Panama City, Florida 32405
Phone: (850) 481-6627

This gorgeous and dynamic hairstyle has the best of both worlds. It’s sharp and dramatic, but it is also characterized by flowing curls that really make an impression. This is a hairstyle that will truly make almost anyone’s hair stand out in every way, since it’s bold and subtle at the same time.

Greg’s Professional Barber & Beauty Salon in Mobile, AL
1917 Duval Street
Mobile, AL 36606
Phone: (251) 473-9575

This is an intricate hairstyle that is going to create a put-together look for anyone. Here is a hairstyle that is truly a work of art, and the sort of thing that even the most industrious person would have a hard time creating independently.

 M Salon 1 in Tampa, FL
1501 West Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
Phone: (813) 932-0088

Here is a hairstyle that appears to defy gravity. It’s truly that impressive and that futuristic. The highly woven look is going to make a hairstyle like this one appear to be soft, shiny, and intricate. However, it’s definitely a hairstyle for someone who is feeling bold and ambitious.

Exquisite Styles By Nancy in Goose Creek, SC
220 Red Bank Road
Unit 1
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Phone: (843) 460-5887

This is one of the ultimate romantic hairstyles that anyone can wear. With braids and a gorgeous updo, this is a hairstyle that will look perfect at any fancy gathering. It’s truly a hairstyle that is going to make anyone look and feel more special than they already are.

Why Knot Hair Salon Located in Fayetteville NC
700 S Reilly Rd.
Suite# 102
Fayetteville, NC 28314
Phone:(910) 323-5668

Here is a hairstyle that is going to get people talking. They’ll be gazing at it in awe and wonder, because it is truly awe-inspiring. It’s the sort of look that should make people amazed that it is possible to do something like that with hair, and it’s a great look for a person who wants to create that impression.

Transcending Innovations Beauty located in Greensboro, NC
1325 S. Eugene St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
Phone: (336) 543-0738

This is a look that manages to look simple and complex at the same time. From a distance, it might look like it is a gentle and classic look. However, as people get closer, the intricate detail will reveal itself. This is a look that is beautiful up close and at a distance.

Tammy’s Hair Gallery in Oxford MS
2508 University Ave.
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: (662) 236-2008

Here is an updo that has a twist to it, literally. The twist to this updo gives the hair a very smooth and natural look, but the overall style looks very put-together. The variation in textures truly makes this style very striking in appearance.

Miracles Hair & Nail Design

This is an updo that has a variety of textures. It has smooth curled locks on top and intricate locks on the bottom. In the front, this is an updo that looks really smooth, soft, and tight. This hairstyle is fascinating visually.

You’nique Images

Here is an updo that is almost striking in its smoothness. It appears to have been sculpted from a completely different material, as if it is too perfect to be real. This lovely and layered hairstyle is truly a marvel to behold. It looks smooth and soft at the same time.

Wave Links Hair Studios Inc
5114 Yadkin Rd. Suite #136
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: (910) 864-8777

This is a short hairstyle that is stunning in its simplicity, and which is a good choice for the people who are interested in keeping it sweet and casual. The gorgeous purple color is futuristic, but certainly doesn’t look out of place here for anyone. This is one of the prettiest black hair updos people will find.

Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon in Charlotte NC
520 Collins Aikman Drive
Studio E205
Charlotte NC 28262
Phone: 980-219-8464 or 704-726-5467

Here is a lovely look for the people who want something that appears to be much more natural. This spiky updo will really give people an appearance that seems polished and casual at the same time, which is a tough balance to strike. People can accomplish a lot at once with hair like this.

This is a long and loose look that a lot of people will love. People will feel as if their hair is free, or has been set free. However, this is a hairstyle that is going to appear to be much smoother than a lot of free hairstyles, so it truly manages to create the right balance.

All About You Salon & Boutique in Phoenix Arizona
9130 West Thomas Road
Suite A104
Phoenix, AZ 85037
Phone: (623) 334-8855

This gorgeous curly hairstyle with hair color is one of the most natural versions that people will be able to find anywhere. This is one of the black hairstyles for women that truly manages to show off everything that they have. It’s not surprising that this is a hairstyle that is going to go with everything.

Here is a hairstyle that almost looks like a beautiful piece of modern art. It’s made of delicate waves and spirals that could make people think of the ocean or a grand staircase. Either way, it’s a hairstyle that has a stylish grandeur.

The Studio Hair Salon in North Charleston, SC
5101 Ashley Phosphate Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 364-4049

This is truly a great hairstyle for a party, since it’s a hairstyle that will make someone feel like they’re at a party all the time. The smooth and layered look has a youthful and bouncy quality to it, which will feel very appropriate in a fun party setting.

The idea of a natural Mohawk might seem like it is a contradiction, and that is one of the things that will really make this hairstyle unique. It has the striking look of a Mohawk and the gentle look of natural, beautiful hair. This is a Mohawk that looks modern and classic at the same time.

The Remedy Hair & Body Spa in Durham, NC
3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd.
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 493-8772

This hairstyle manages to create hair that is so shiny and layered that it gleams. It somehow manages to look short and long at the same time. Many short hairstyles reduce the substance and power of hair, but this one only magnifies it.

Hair Explosion in Panama City, FL
1214 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone:  (850) 763-0883

Here is a hairstyle that truly manages to unleash your hair’s awesome power. It’s dramatic, striking, and allows your hair to flow loose and free rather than taming it. The intricate nature of this hairstyle only serves to make it look more impressive.

Global Tresses Hair Salon

This style is long, flowing, and straight, but it’s not narrow. It has the subtle waves and use of color that will manage to add some spark to a seemingly simple style. It’s for people who like to make a quiet by unmistakable impression.

Marcus Doss Salon

This is a fun and bouncy hairstyle that is really going to make a person look like they’re having fun and feel like they’re having fun. It’s one of the most natural looks that people can get, and yet it does truly look put-together without seeming high-maintenance.




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