Good hairstyles for African-American women with medium-length hair include straightened bobs and soft curls worn with a partial updo. Women who are willing to attract attention can consider shaving part of their head for an extremely asymmetrical look.
A medium-length bob works well with straightened hair and bangs, especially for women with triangular or round faces. Tending the hair with Moroccan oil helps keep it sleek and tidy.
Soft curls styled with a partial updo is an excellent choice for evening or event wear. Using a hair donut helps provide volume at the crown.
For the daring African American woman, shaving the head on one side while wearing the hair long and straight on the other is a provocative style that's easy to manage. Using finishing spray daily provides extra protection and definition.