Not all that long ago, opting for short hair meant playing it safe and boring with a clean-cut look. These days, however, short hair has become more exciting and rebellious than ever. With new looks that constantly push boundaries, this once simple length is now the boldest choice of haircuts. Blending styles that are smart and edgy to create a look that is messy and neat all at the same time, the modern short look introduces preppy styling to rock-and-roll attitude.
Short Hairstyles for Men
1. Short Blowout with Tapered Sides
While opting for a blowout haircut creates a style that appears relaxed and contemporary, partnering it with tapered sides keeps the overall look clean and sharp.
2. Bowl Cut
3. Bowl Cut with Side-Swept Bangs
For a more contemporary take on the classic bowl cut, try partnering it with side-swept bangs. The combination also tends to be more flattering than the traditional look, which features a horizontal fringe.
4. Buzz Cut with Shaved Design
If a standard buzz cut is a little too plain for your tastes, you should consider having a unique design shaved in.
5. Caesar Cut
The Caesar cut, which received its name from the Roman general, Julius Caesar, is perfect for gents who like their short strands to have a sharp edge.
6. Classic Combed Back Style
By just combing back your short strands, you can create a style that appears classic, polished, and perfect for the office.
7. Classic Pompadour
8. Short Comb-Over
9. Crew Cut
When it comes to short haircuts that are both practical and stylish, nothing beats the crew cut.
10. Short Curly Quiff
11. Short Disconnected Undercut
The disconnected undercut, which features short sides contrasted with a long top, is edgy, modern, and seriously stylish.
A fauxhawk haircut can project an edgy aesthetic without appearing as intense or severe as a traditional mohawk.
13. Flat Top
Thanks to its upright style and horizontal cut, the flat top boasts a distinct appearance that can make any gent with short strands stand out.
14. High and Tight with Side Part
15. High-Top Fade
Combining a high-top hairstyle with a fade haircut creates a modern look that’s stylish and eye-catching.
16. Low Taper Fade
A low fade haircut, which graduates from a longer length on top to reveal the skin near the ears, can be rocked in a high, medium or low style.
17. Messy French Crop
The French crop may be a classic men’s hairstyle, but it can appear seriously modern and fresh when worn in a messy manner.
18. Messy Undercut with Bangs
A messy undercut with bangs can make short strands seem seriously exciting.
19. Modern Bowl Cut
The modern bowl cut is edgy, imperfect, and finishes just below the brows.
20. Modern Mohawk
While the traditional mohawk hairstyle is spiked and severe, the modern interpretation is combed back and more relaxed.
21. Short and Spiked
Short and spiked hair can appear youthful and edgy without looking dishevelled or juvenile.
22. Short Caesar Cut
A Caesar cut, which is traditionally combed forward to create a small fringe, can appear more subtle and contemporary when worn short.
23. Short Haircut with Long Bangs
Don’t think that just because your hair is short that your bangs can’t be long.
24. Short Side Part Style
Try styling your short haircut with a side part for a look that’s handsome and refined.
25. Short Style with Finger Waves
Add a touch of classic charm to your short hairstyle with the addition of finger waves at the front.
26. Short Style with Hard Part
Inject a bit of attitude into your short hairstyle by asking your barber to shave a hard part into your strands.
27. Short Style with Messy Bangs
Keep your short strands looking modern and fresh with the addition of some rugged and messy bangs.
28. Side Part Style with Fade
Embrace a fade haircut with a side part style when you’re after a look that’s elegant, masculine, and timeless.
29. Side Part with Bangs
Banish plain and shapeless, short haircuts by opting for a fashionable style that features a side part and bangs.
30. Silver Pompadour with Taper Fade
31. Slicked-Back Undercut
32. Slicked Back with a Side Part
If you’re the kind of gent who enjoys wearing a suit and loves a classic look, then a slicked-back hairstyle with a side part is for you.
33. Spiked Side Part Style
While side part styles are typically combed flat and neat, spiking up the section on top can be a unique and cool alternative.
34. Structured Quiff
While it may take a little practice to get right, a structured quiff can make an excellent, eye-catching style for daring gents.
35. Taper Fade Pompadour
36. Textured Crop
Nothing makes a cropped cut feel more modern than the addition of texture.
37. Textured Quiff
Don’t be afraid to add some texture to your quiff for a look that’s equal parts classic and modern.
38. Undercut Style
39. Waves with Short Sides
Opting for short sides creates a look that appears clean and neat while leaving locks longer and wavy on top adds a relaxed and carefree vibe.
40. Wavy Ivy League Cut
A long and wavy Ivy League cut is perfect for polished gents who like their short strands to look modern and fresh.