Yella Beezy Haircut (Detailed Look)

Written By Bakes

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

The Yella Beezy Haircut gallery may be the most versatile in comparison to his contemporaries. Were under the impression he has styled his hair in every way possible,

  • Buzz Cut
  • Drop Shag
  • Braids
  • Afro Twists
  • Flat Top
  • Burst Fade Mullet

Whilst his status in Hip Hop has grown over the last few years it has resulted in a shift of attention towards the various hairstyles he’s experimented with.

Our editorial aims to detail each Yella Beezy Haircut moment throughout his career

Yella Beezy Hair Type

Before we detail his various hairstyles were going to first detail his hair type.  

Taking a closer look we can see that Yella Beezy’s hair type is afro textured type 4 hair.

Yella Beezy Hair Type

From the image about we can see type 4 hair has the tightest curl pattern. The curls essentially loop round itself which creates the tightness.

Maintaining moisture throughout the day is one of the main obstacles to those with type 4 hair which is why the practice is to ensure daily hydration.

Yella Beezy Haircut Gallery


Buzz Cut

Whilst we have great representation of multiple Hip Hop hairstyles the most common amongst men is the buzz cut.

yella beezy haircut short

Whilst the buzz cut is a simple style which has lasted decades the advantage black men have is to further get creative with the short haircut by adding waves with the use of a Durag, something we see Yella consistently do.

For 360 waves on your buzz cut ensure you know how to tie your durag!

Short hair often times gives the more masculine look that comes with many perks. Practical, simple and aesthetically pleasing are a few reasons this is the most popular men’s haircut.

Drop Shag

The drop shag continues to be one of the most distinctive and unique black haircuts to date and one in which Yella Beezy wore throughout the early stages of his career.

yella beezy haircut in Drop Shag

The origins of the haircut dates back to the 1980s which lost its appeal during the early 2000s but was brought back by the likes of Kanye west in 2007 and more recently Yella Beezy.

This is simply a buzz cut at front, short sides with an afro hair towards the back and neck!

During an interview with Vlad TV Yella Beezy described the haircut being originated from the Dallas area whilst also being used on his album cover Aint No Going Back.

At this point when we think about Yella Beezy hairstyles we can 100% guarantee the first thing that comes to mind is his drop Shag.


Hip Hop culture is black culture which therefore sees braids continuing to be a reoccurring hairstyle amongst most men.

braided hairstyle

This would explain Yella Beezy choosing to put his hair in a protective style. A common theme amongst rappers with braids tends to be the transition from afro fades to braids.

Whilst we do see rappers cutting their hair having sported an afro for some time its more common we see the transition to braids and cornrows.

In Yella’s case we see the rapper do different braided styles, some with middle parts, tribal styles or traditional cornrows.

He also keeps his sides shaved since he transitioned from a flat top with shaved sides to braids.

Afro Sponge Twists

On afro textured hair twists and coils are further accentuated with the use of a hair sponge which is evident on Yella Beezy’s hair. Looking closely we can see this is what he does to achieve his curls.

sponge twists

Type 4 hair is best suited for these styles and for a complimentary finish we advise you get a line up at the barbers and fade.

In order to achieve a similar look follow the instructions below

  1. Purchase your hair sponge from your local hair store or amazon
  2. Slightly dampen hair with spritz
  3. You may also apply some of your styling product to the sponge.
  4. Use sponge and go in a circular motion across your head.

Flat Top

Tall, vertical & boxed shape makes the flat top haircut hard to go unnoticed. Were able to see Yella Beezy sport the style throughout the early parts of his career.

flat top

The flat top was the go to look during the 90s and has resurfaced with current artists choosing to sport the style.

Prior to the flat top young African Americans were predominantly styling their hair in Jheri Curls throughout the 80s which then lost its appeal to the flat top.

Burst Fade Mullet

The burst fade may be the most distinctive of all faded haircuts. 

burst fade

This involves trimming a curved section of the hair from the ears to the back neckline which ultimately makes the fade appear wide and more apparent.

This is what makes the haircut so versatile. Ultimately you decide the length, shape, and size you want to burst fade to be. We advise you take your barber images for as a reference point

Within Hip Hop this is not a reoccurring style which further makes Yella Beezy stand out from his peers. In addition to this we can see him use a sponge to twist his afro as well as have lines shaven into his hair.

Key Take Away: Maintenance

As we mentioned before Yella has type 4 coily hair which requires maintenance and good hair care. Regardless of the hairstyle he has at the time all require a certain level of routine to ensure long term health. We advise you

  • Oil your scalp
  • Keep braids in for a maximum of 6 – 8 weeks
  • Protect hair at night or doing any physical activity
  • Moisturise our Hair

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