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Find the perfect hairstyle to suit you in our round-up of the hottest looks for this season

June 28, 2013

Are you looking for modern black hairstyles to update your current version for summer 2013? Look no further as we are here to help you shake-up your style!

Luscious black hair is so versatile and suits any hairstyle, from long black hairstyles, to short black hairstyles and black braid hairstyles - we have every possible look you could want for your natural or dyed black hair.

Change-up your hairstyle, whether you have natural straight, curly or afro hair, with our pick of the best new black hairstyles for 2013 and reveal a whole new you this summer...

Hair by Neil Atkinson at Mahogany Hairdressing

Long black hairstyle

Long black hairstyle

Channel the 70s icon with an updated version of Farrah's infamous style. With a face-framing fringe and bigger, softer curls, this is a great style for any special occasion.

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Keep thinning hair looking thick and healthy with a long crop. One-length ends all over will give the illusion of fuller hair - regular trims are a must though. A neat cut will keep hair looking hydrated and youthful. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Medium-length black hairstyle

Medium-length black hairstyle

If there's one hairstyle we've all been coveting this year, it's the fringe. It's a really simple way to look luxe, every day. For summer, it's all about a blunt, heavy fringe but ask your hairdresser which type will best suit your face shape, then invest in a round brush for easy styling. Hair by Sassoon Creative Team

Black updo hairstyle

Black updo hairstyle

We love the Gothic romance of this updo. Create the look by securing the hair in a low bun at the nape of the neck, leaving the ends tucked in the hairband. Pull the looped hair around into a messy bun shape and secure at the base with pins. Tease sections out to create the whimsical feel of this style. Hair by Desmond Murray

Long black hairstyle

Long black hairstyle

Set your curls and waves free this season and let your natural beauty shine through. Elimiate frizz by using a heated waving wand to create soft and pretty locks. Hair by Desmond Murray

Asymmetric fringe bob hairstyle

Asymmetric fringe bob hairstyle

Remember Dawn French's asymmetric fringe? It's back! Keep your bob sleek and short to make your new style statement stands out. Hair by Desmond Murray

Black updo hairstyle

Black updo hairstyle

Whether for day or night, create a face-flattering updo with plenty of volume. Simply pin sections of hair up loosely towards the crowd of the head - don't be too fussy, this look is about undone beauty. Hair by Katie Mulcahy

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Channel edgy looks from the early 90s with this androgynous crop. Ask your hairdresser for slighty longer ends and a longer, asymmetrical fringe. This style looks great on anyone in their 30s with glossy hair, so if you think your black hair is dull, give it shine with a semi-permanent hair colour. Hair by Neil Atkinson at Mahogany Hairdressing

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Adding a fringe to a bob will help to frame your face and give your hair a defining style. Keep it long and blunt to help knock years off your look. Hair by Neil Atkinson at Mahogany Hairdressing

Curly black hairstyle

Curly black hairstyle

Set your natural curls free with an edgy afro. Adding shorter layers and a mini fringe will help your style to stay in place all day.

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

If your hair is naturally straight, a classic bob hairstyle will look seriously chic. Add a fringe to knock years off your look - make sure it just skims your eyes for the most flattering and age-appropriate take on this trend.

Medium-length black hairstyle

Medium-length black hairstyle

An angled bob with a shorter back is more playful than a classic cut. Adding a fringe will give the look a gentle touch, softening your features and framing your face. Make sure your style stays in place by running Label.m Sleek Blow Out Cream through your locks before blow drying.

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

A glossy little 60's style haircut that's beautifully angled and seriously flattering. Good for medium weight hair without too much of a kink to it - unless that its you're up for plenty of blow drying! By Akin Konizi at Hob Salons, London

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

If you've only just started to find stray grey hairs, a drastic colour change may not be necessary. Ask your stylist to add in deep reds and even purples, to ease you away from your natural black hue. Hair by Nicola Hulatt & Sally Plain at West Row

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Bring your bob into the 21st century with some sharp lines and a statement fringe. This look is best on heart-shaped and oval faces - do not try if you have a long or square-shaped face. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Update your classic bob hairstyle for 2013 with some very modern twists. There's no need to opt for a drastic chop with this hairstyle: Simply sweep your locks over to one side and, lifting the top section, tuck the hair under and secure with pins, hidden behind the top of your tresses. Tease out the front section to create a temporary, on-trend fringe. Hair by Darren Ambrose

Medium-length black hairstyle

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Medium-length black hairstyle

Avoid drastic measures and conceal pesky lines with a fringe. For a modern take on the look, opt for a blunt fringe, which will revitalise your style and requires minimum effort. Never attempt to trim the fringe yourself - most hairdressers will do this for free.

Short black hairstyle

(Image credit: Andrew O'Toole)

Short black hairstyle

An oval face can pull off almost any hairstyle. If you have good bone structure, consider an angular bob hairstyle or a long, side swept fringe. Hair by Mark Leeson

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

This kind of short layered hairstyle is a great way of adding volume to fine hair. The angled fringe is also flattering to most face shapes and will act as a frame for delicate features. Short crops are best suited to very straight hair, unless you're willing to spend lots of time on it each morning! Hair by Leo Bancroft

Curly black hairstyle

Curly black hairstyle

Short curls are easy to style every day. Use a curl activator, such as the Curly Sexy Hair Curl Reactivator to give curls back their bounce while eliminating frizz.

Black updo hairstyle

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Black updo hairstyle

This is a beehive with a difference: Create a more modern take on the original style by keeping it loose and messy. The classic beehive is stiff and structured, but the 2013 take has a few loose ends. Simply twist the hair up as you would for a regular beehive, but tease out into a soft, loose bouffant. If you have a fringe, this style will look even better. Hair by Ken Picton

Short black hairstyle

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Short black hairstyle

The sharp bob gets sexy with a little coaxing and a touch of texture to give it a fresh new look with a natural edge.

Black updo hairstyle

Black updo hairstyle

Plaits are big news for this season. Experiment with yours by twisting them into an updo that demands attention. This 'do looks trickier than it is - once you have plaited your hair, twist and loop them around the head anyway you like to create different styles.

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Grow out your fringe to create this modern longer style. A centre-parted fringe is so on-trend for the new season and will take your bob from so-so to wow! Hair by Desmond Murray

Black updo hairstyle

Black updo hairstyle

This is a great look to recreate for a special event. Glamorous yet undone, it's the perfect modern take on an updo hairstyle. After blow-drying, divide the hair into sections, loosely looping each one back towards the crown of your head and pinning to secure. Finish by teasing out loose ends to give your style a relaxed look. Hair by Darren Ambrose

Long black hairstyle

Long black hairstyle

Looking for new styles to experiment with this season, without having to go for the chop? Try plaiting sections of the hair, around the face or on one side, to change your look without having to resort to drastic measures. Hair by Hooker & Young

Short black hairstyle

(Image credit: Andrew O'Toole)

Short black hairstyle

Mix up your standard crop with some choppy ends and textured layers. This look is a great way to style up your hair for an evening out: Just add wax, defining the hair with your fingers.

Medium-length black hairstyle

Medium-length black hairstyle

Give your hair (and your confidence) a boost and curl the ends around a barrel brush as you dry to add shape and volume.

Long black hairstyle

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Long black hairstyle

For natural looking curls, resist creating perfectly formed ringlets with a curling tong. instead, try twisting hair in different directions using flexi stylers.Once cooled, tease hair into looser culrs and finish with a blast of hairspray to hold. Hair by Rae Palmer

Short black hairstyle

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Short black hairstyle

Summer 2013's evening hair is all about groomed glamour. Get this ultra-glam, salon-worthy look at-home with the BaByliss Big Hair - this smaller version is perfect for short hair and makes styling a crop yourself super-simple. Hair by Rae Palmer

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Glam up your short hair for a night out by creating a high-drama style. Blow dry the front section of your hair upwards and fix with hairspray for a new take on a retro style. Hair by Hooker & Young

Long black hairstyle

Long black hairstyle

If you get nervous at the thought of a drastic hair change, opt for a longer-length fringe to ease you into the trend. Wear it to the side for a softer, face-framing look. Hair by Neil Barton

Long black hairstyle

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Long black hairstyle

If your hair is natural frizzy: Embrace it for summer! Tease your curls and waves into a far side parting and leave to dry naturally. Scrunch occasionally to stop hair going flat. Hair by ClubStar

Black updo hairstyle

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Black updo hairstyle

Curly hair is easy to style in an updo as it will hold most styles well. Create drama for your next event with a side-swept, twisted 'do. Simply pull hair to one side and twist up until you reach the desired effect. Pin with kirby grips and blast with hairspray to secure. Hair by ClubStar

Long black hairstyle

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Long black hairstyle

Sweeping hair away from the face can be ageing and too severe on the 40+. Keep the look soft and feminine by leaving the bottom half of your hair loose and wavy. Secure hair at the back of the head with pins and tease the top up to add volume and style. Hair by ClubStar

Long black hairstyle

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Long black hairstyle

Add volume to fine hair with soft curls. Using a curling barrel to curl the mid-lengths and ends of your tresses, tease the curls into soft waves and brush with a wide paddle brush to create volume. Hair by ClubStar

Short black hairstyle

(Image credit: Andrew O'Toole)

Short black hairstyle

Looking for a bold change? Try an asymmetric fringe to bring your look bang up-to-date. Think this look isn't for the over 40s? Just think Dawn French! Hair by Karine Jackson

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Give your curly hair a fresh cut with this long crop. Use a diffuser to create frizz-free, tighter curls. Hair by Desmond Murray

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Set your hair free at the weekends with a shaggier, more relaxed style. Keeping layers long, even when you have a short crop, means your style is changeable with your mood. Hair by Ian Davies at Ocean

Long black hairstyle

Long black hairstyle

Shorter curls can be ageing - unless you get the style right. Layers are key to this look: Keep the top shorter to add volume and define curls. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

If you have poker straight hair, this style will look fabulous. Ask for a longer length fringe and blunt ends to a chin length bob. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Black updo hairstyle

Black updo hairstyle

If you like to wear your hair up most days, you must try this chic top knot. Simply pull your tresses up into a high pony, secure with a non-rip band and wrap the hair around the base of the ponytail. Secure with bobby pins and tease out and up, to achieve this relaxed look.

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Give your pixie crop an edge for the new season. Cut in a shorter, sharper fringe and ask for the ends to be razored to create this modern style. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Add short layers and a pixie fringe to your bob to bring it up-to-date for the new season. Keep the front longer than the back to flatter longer faces and flatter the jawline. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Short black hairstyle

Short black hairstyle

Update your classic bob with a shorter fringe. Ask for it to be cut just above your eyebrows for a retro 1920s twist on your usual style.

Long black hairstyle

Long black hairstyle

A glossy blow-dry will always look great for the party season. This is best left to the professionals, so ask for volume, curls and plenty of body to up the ante on your party hairstyle. Hair by Rush Hair

Long black hairstyle

Long black hairstyle

Accentuate elfin features with a super short fringe. Keep it above the eyebrows for a modern take on a classic style.

Long black hairstyle

Long black hairstyle

Make sure you're ultra glam on your next evening out with vintage curls. A great look for any hair length, create this retro look with the BaByliss Wave Envy Hair Styler - one simple step to fabulous looking hair!