The Best & Worst Usher Haircuts for 2023

Written By Bakes

Avid writer on Men's Hair, Grooming, and Lifestyle!

Embodying sex appeal as a male singer is a cheat code as it enables the artist to capture female attention which Usher has been doing since the 90s. That inadvertently results in men being influenced by his persona in hopes to garner the same results which is why Usher Haircuts continues to be sort after.

They say the best form of flattery is imitation after all, plus why wouldn’t you style your hair this way if the chances of your dating life would improve due to appearing more attractive. It’s a no Brainer


Our editorial highlights the best Usher Hairstyles he’s worn throughout his career, whether that be his signature look or a style purposely done for shock value.

The Best & Worst Usher Haircuts


Signature Buzz Cut
Verdict – Pass

Throughout the article you will see multiple different hairstyles however the most reoccurring style Usher has worn throughout his career is the buzz cut.

buzz cut

The buzz cut is nothing short of a simple classic and by simple we mean that in a complimentary way.

Short hair often times gives the more masculine look that comes with many perks. Men & women continue to be attracted to this look so why not give it a try.

Red Buzz Cut
Verdict – Pass

usher red buzz cut
Via Usher Instagram

Is there any wrong usher can do in a red buzz cut? Rhetorical question, of course not


High Top Twists

Verdict – Pass

Hip Hop & R n B culture are one in the same meaning that trends that start out in Hip Hop cross over to R & B acts and vice versa. This is the case with his High Top Twists.

high top twists

Within the plethora of Hip Hop Hairstyles one of the most common styles worn are the High Top Fade, Thanks to Kid n Play. This popular black hairstyle can be seen on Usher as well as other singers.

Usher can be seen in many variations of the high top, some without the twisted ends as well as a 2 level high top which consists of both short and tall hair.


Bleached Tips

Verdict – Fail (We wanted to pass this)

Having shared images of bleached afro tips back in 2017 Usher received mixed reviews.

usher with blonde hair and tips

Some criticising him as stating this was not age appropriate, some stating Usher was going through a midlife crisis and others i.e., ourselves, loved every moment of it.

At Heartafact were all for artists expressing themselves however they see best fit and if that means bleaching their hair so be it!

Afro Mohawk

Verdict – Pass

The beauty of the Afro Mohawk is the ability to style hair in a variety of ways. As we can see with Usher haircuts below, he has often used his mohawk to further accentuate his curls while often including patterns within his hair.

afro Mohawk

In addition to this we often saw his sides widely shaved off and this was a personal choice. With a Mohawk your sides can be shaved narrowly or wide!

High Top Braids

Verdict – Fail

One of the many benefits growing a High Top is many styles that can follow and in Ushers case we saw him alternate too High Top braids.

Usher Haircuts and braids

We can see Usher sporting unique braided patterns across his head with the shaved sides for the finish.

Permed Hair

Verdict – FAIL!

Not all Usher haircuts are created equally, and this is one of them, I mean what was he thinking?

the worst Usher Haircuts
Photo Credit: Usher Instagram

Whilst were firm believers of expressed individuality, Usher you’re going to have to explain yourself on this one.

Usher’s New Perm Gets Roasted Online was the headline back in 2019 and for good reason, it looked terrible.

Thank God he hasn’t pulled this stunt again! That’s what divorce can do to you aha.

Sponge Twists

Verdict – Pass

The sponge twists are classic and its evident to see why, the style helps bring out natural curls and to finish off we see a gradual taper on the sides as well as a line up.

The Best Usher Haircuts in 2023

To achieve the same look is simple, ensure hair is slightly dampened, comb out afro, take your sponge and rotate round in a circular motion.

This can be thick or thin depending on your preferences, Ushers can be seen somewhere in between.

Key Take Away: Maintenance

Braids are always going to be desirable for the simple fact that there easy to style, low maintenance and a great protective hairstyle, however, to ensure you maximise your hairs lifeline it’s imperative the proper care and maintenance is applied to your braids. This is not complicated at all, just follow the following

  • Oil your scalp
  • Keep them in for a maximum of 6 weeks
  • Protect hair at night or doing any physical activity
  • Moisturise our Hair

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