There’s no better time than the new year to embrace a new look. Continuing from last year’s exploration of bolder cuts and styles, this year is offering up some of the best men’s looks we’ve seen in a while. From short fades and undercuts to mid-length comb-overs and quiffs and even long man buns and braids, this year has a stylish option to suit every hair length and type. Here are the most popular men’s haircuts that every man should try.
Short Haircuts for Men
The regulation cut is inspired by the military and defined by its short length and side parting. It is a simple look that is practical and easy to wear. The sides and back are kept short, with more length at the top of the head to allow for a side part. The combination is masculine and creates a very neat and polished appearance. It is beneficial to use a styling product that holds everything in place and creates a glossy and smooth finish. This is a great look for someone who wants a fuss-free hairstyle that can lend itself well to various occasions, including more formal ones.
High and Tight
The high and tight is a fantastic short haircut for men. Inspired by the military, it is a simple cut that has a masculine and rugged feel. Defined by faded or short sides and a slightly longer back and top, the overall look is very neat, helping to achieve a professional appearance. You can play around with the length, deciding on very short sides and even a skin fade, or opting for a more traditional and classic approach. The high and tight is excellent for a variety of occasions, including more formal ones. It is a fuss-free cut that requires almost no style time and can be adapted to suit all hair textures and types.
The clean shave is a low-maintenance look for men who want a masculine appearance and no styling time. The haircut requires you to shave your head and can create an intimidating look. A pro to this cut is that men with shaved heads are often considered more powerful, tough, and confident. It is best to shave off your facial hair for a very fresh and modern approach, although some men prefer to create a contrast by leaving stubble on their chin or even opting for a beard. You will need to visit your barber to keep your desired length regularly. However, this is an incredibly stylish and fuss-free option, and you will be able to ditch your grooming products.
The great thing about curly hair is that it is incredibly versatile; it can be styled in many ways and adapted to suit various lengths. That said, keeping it short is undeniably one of the easiest ways to wear it. Short curls are a fantastic way to tame your locks, reduce your style time, and they will not get tangled as easily. It can also create a masculine and cool appearance. The texture can make even the most simple cut look interesting and sexy. Leave your hair messy for a more laid-back approach. Or keep it looking neat and polished by brushing it back.
Buzz Cut with Line-Up
A lineup haircut makes a statement because of its shape on the hairline, parting, or temples. It has a distinct appearance with straight lines or sharp angles, which help to create a modern and stylish cut. One of the best choices would be to wear it with a buzz cut because it is a straightforward style that benefits from adding a lineup. It is a versatile option that works well with most face shapes and can highlight your facial features. It can also be created on different hair textures and types and is an excellent option for someone who wants to tame unruly hair or reduce their grooming time.
Spiky hair is a style that has been popular since the 90s and has a decidedly grunge feel. The appeal of this look today is that it creates a textured appearance and can be adapted to suit hair of various lengths and types. The traditional approach would be to opt for defined medium-length spikes. You could also keep them short or choose a messy approach that is much more subtle and natural-looking. Spikes will not work with long hair unless you intend to use a strong-hold product, which will make you look more punk.
Wavy Hair with Side Part
Wavy hair is one of the most sought-after hair types and can make your hair appear fuller and thicker. You can keep it long or short and style it in various ways, including a side part. One of the best things about this parting is that it helps create a more professional appearance, and it can make even the most simple look appear neat and polished. It draws attention to your face and can highlight and flatter your features. The pairing can suit every occasion, but keep some length on top if you want to highlight your natural waves. To help keep your style in place, pair it with a styling product like matte pomade or gel.
Slick Back with Skin Fade
The slick back is defined by hair brushed backward, away from the hairline, and secured with gel or a similar product. It is a classic men’s haircut and incredibly popular because it creates a polished and stylish appearance. There are many ways to wear the slick back, including styling it with different hair textures and experimenting with the length on the top; the longer, the more volume. The style can also be combined with other haircuts, like a fade, which gives the look structure and creates a slight contrast. The fade can be as dramatic or subtle as you wish, shaving the hair down to the skin or keeping it longer like a taper fade.
What is not to love about a fringe haircut? The fantastic thing about fringes is that they can be added to any haircut and can be kept long or short and adapted to suit various hair textures. It can transform your look, making it more interesting and flattering to your facial features. For those men who want to make a statement, opting for a long, swooping fringe will get you noticed, but shorter fringes are much more wearable and require less time to style. You also do not need to worry about the hair getting into your eyes.
Temple Fade With Pompadour
The pompadour hairstyle has been popular since the 50s and remains relevant because it is easily adapted to suit your hair texture and desired length. The look is defined by hair kept longer on the top of the head and brushed backward to create volume. The sides and back are kept short. You can also add a modern twist to the style by pairing it with a temple fade, which will add structure to the hair and create a slight contrast. The temple fade focuses on a fade around the temples and enhances the hairline. Combining these two looks results in a masculine hairstyle that is easy to wear and can be incredibly flattering on most face shapes.
A disconnected pompadour brings you the best of both worlds; a haircut with volume and edge. The pompadour hairstyle was popular in the 50s and remains relevant today with a few modern twists. It can suit various hairstyles and lengths. Although traditionally it was quite a dramatic look, playing with proportions, it can be kept shorter and adapted for a more wearable cut. Pairing it with a disconnected undercut will create an interesting contrast and add an edge to your appearance. It is defined by short hair on the sides and back, leaving length on top of the head. This helps achieve a masculine and tough look that is appealing to men of all ages.
Side Part with Quiff
Deciding on a side part with a quiff is a classic and polished look for any man. The combination lets you keep the length at the top of the head and play up the volume as the quiff is brushed upwards and backward. This style is incredibly versatile and can be done on various hair textures and lengths. For a more subtle approach, it is best to keep the hair shorter. The side part is a classic and timeless option that creates a professional and Old Hollywood appearance. It is a fantastic addition to your haircut and can make even the most basic style look interesting.
The Caesar cut is a classic and timeless look that can suit men of all ages. It is defined by being relatively the same length throughout, including the top, back and sides. The style also features a short fringe, which can create a slight contrast. That said, it can be adapted to suit your hair texture, and you can experiment with various lengths and fringes. For a low-maintenance option, it would be to cut it short. If you are a man who wants a modern twist on a classic cut, add a taper fade or undercut.
Side Parted with Short Wavy Hair
Wavy hair is a texture that can suit various hairstyles, but keeping it short is a low-maintenance option. A popular choice would be to keep some length on top so that you can show off your natural hair pattern, but pair it with short sides and back for a fresh and modern approach. Side parted short wavy hair is a smart option; a side part is versatile and stylish and makes even the most simple look appear neat and polished. The side part draws the eye to your hair and highlights your facial features. It can also look quite dramatic on longer hair, so opting to keep it short is less noticeable and perfect for everyday wear.
Taper Fade with Slick Back
Few combinations go together as well as the taper fade and slick back hairstyle. The slick back is a timeless cut that can create a polished appearance and is perfect for a gentleman concerned with style. It can suit most hair textures and lengths and helps achieve a smart and stylish appearance by brushing back the hair and using products for hold and to create a glossy effect. Pairing it with a taper fade can add a modern edge to a classic cut; the hair is gradually cut down the sides and back. This also helps play up proportions.
The butch cut is one of the most straightforward men’s haircuts, but this is part of its appeal. It doesn’t require much maintenance, has a masculine appearance, and is easy to grow out of. The hairstyle features the hair at an even length on the top, back, and sides and is usually kept around a quarter inch. Many men like the simplicity of the look, and the fact that the length is the same makes it easy to grow out. That said, it can be adapted slightly to suit your personal preference; this could be by keeping the hair a little longer at the top and could be a way to highlight the texture of your locks. Or you could add an edge to it by opting for a taper fade.
The bald fade can be a great addition to several men’s haircuts and creates a smart and polished appearance. It features short sides and a back, reducing to skin level, and more length on the top of the head. This allows you to pair various styles with the fade, including the pompadour; It can create an interesting contrast between the fullness of the hair on top and the sides. The combination is modern and cool and can be altered to suit your tastes with varying lengths. For a more subtle approach, leave the hair shorter on top to achieve a more blended appearance.
A short afro hairstyle is a fantastic option for a man who wants to show off his natural texture and wants a look that is easy to maintain. An afro can be an expressive style and worn with pride as it is associated with empowerment. The shorter options still give you volume and texture but is a practical style that can reduce the grooming time of longer afros. Fresh and modern, what is not to love?
A fuss-free and no-nonsense hairstyle is the crew cut. It is one of the most effortless short haircuts to pull off and is known for being practical and minimalistic. It is perfect for a professional environment and daily wear. That doesn’t mean it’s boring, though, and it remains a favorite for men’s hair for a reason; it is cut short and is easy to maintain, but it can also be adapted slightly to suit your style. This can be done by adding a taper fade or a side part. Or you can experiment with slightly longer or shorter lengths than the traditional quarter-inch.
In recent years, the undercut has been one of the most popular short hairstyles for men. This cut is set to continue its reign while being paired with a variety of looks on top, including pompadours, quiffs, and styles with fringe.
For those who want a short haircut with high impact, the disconnected undercut makes a fantastic choice. The stylish and eye-catching look features shaved sides with a longer length on top. It also looks great with a beard.
One of the best things about fade haircuts is that they can easily be tailored to suit your tastes. For example, if you want a look that’s understated yet still utterly stylish, the low fade haircut makes an excellent choice.
Mid Fade with Brushed Back Hair
Pairing brushed back hair with a mid fade is a modern take on a classic cut. The brushed back hair is dapper for gentlemen, creating a masculine and polished appearance that is stylish and neat. It is achieved by brushing the hair backward and can create volume. The mid fade is a tapered cut that stops between your temple and your ears. It has an edge and adds a more youthful element to your appearance. It also helps create a contrast between the top of the head and the sides. In addition, the pairing is less maintenance than a full head of hair, especially if you have very curly or textured locks.
High Fade with Hard Part
There are few combinations as dapper as a high fade with a hard part. Not only are they effortlessly cool, but they can also be worn on various hair textures and types. This is a cut that is timeless and looks incredibly stylish. The hard part can make a statement; it features a clean line shaved down to the scalp with a trimmer or razor. Pairing it with a high fade complements the sharpness of the high part. This fade has shaved sides and back that start around the temples and adds neatness to the look.
The side part is a fantastic addition to any hairstyle, giving it a stylish appearance. Among the many pros of the side part is that it is versatile and can be done on hair of various lengths, textures, and types. It can draw the eye in, highlighting your facial features and softening your face. The parting has a traditionally masculine appearance when created on shorter hair and is perfect for everyday wear. It can look more dramatic and fashion-forward with longer hair, appealing to the man who wants to make a statement.
The buzz cut is a very short hairstyle that is simple and masculine. It is clipped close to the head with a razor and is low maintenance and fuss-free. It can highlight your facial features and give off a rugged yet polished appearance. Despite being a basic cut, it is versatile and can be adapted to different hair textures and styles. For example, a fresh and modern approach would be to include a lineup or a skin fade, which will give your look more personality and edge.
The Edgar haircut is much like the Caesar cut, except it also features a high skin fade. Like the Caesar cut, the hair will have the same shape around the head, except the fade gives it more edge. This is a fantastic short hairstyle for a man who wants to express himself and is looking for a modern and bold style. It can be created with various hair textures and types and is a fantastic option for thick hair. The cut looks best on those with long, oval, and angular faces.
Faux Hawk with Undercut
The faux hawk is a great look for men who want hair that has a rebellious feel to it, but it is much easier to pull off than the traditional mohawk. Unlike the mohawk, where the hair is shaved off on the sides and back, the faux hawk has far less contrast, with the hair is only slightly longer on the top than the back and sides. This helps to achieve a more blended appearance. The faux hawk is an edgy and cool option that can be paired with different fades or even an undercut, depending on your professional preference. An undercut is achieved by shaving the sides of your head from the temples to the ears. It can remove weight from the hair and has a youthful appearance. Plus, it can be adapted to suit all hair types and textures.
A textured fringe can transform your look, drawing attention to your features and giving you a youthful appearance. The texture creates a deliberately messy appearance and creates a laid-back aesthetic. The right length of hair is the most crucial aspect, as hair that is too long can be uncomfortable and is harder to pull off, while shorter hair can look choppy; the happy medium is to focus on hair that is either just above or just below the browline. You can give your hair more structure by pairing it with a fade, creating a slight contrast with the hair on top.
The French crop is a simple men’s haircut, but its defining feature is the fringe. Fringes are a fantastic addition to any hairstyle because they can make it interesting, transform your face, and highlight your features. The length on the top, back, and sides should all be relatively the same length, while the fringe is longer, which creates a contrast. It can be adapted to suit your style and face shape and various hair textures and types. It can also be styled in different ways; you can have fun with how you want your fringe to look. For example, a blunt cut instead of a choppy one.
One of the most popular short haircuts for men is the Ivy League. This cut gets its name because it first emerged in Ivy League schools. It is defined by the hair slightly longer on top, with the back and sides cut shorter. It creates a polished and traditionally masculine appearance and is a low-maintenance cut, easy to wear, and involves little styling time. The Ivy League can be worn with hair of all textures and adapted to suit your preference; this includes adding a fade, undercut, or side part.
Low Taper Fade
The low taper fade is subtle and wearable, starting just above the ears. Unlike other fades, which can reduce to skin level, the low taper gradually shortens the hair from lower on the head. It is an ideal addition to any haircut where you want to create subtle contrast and add structure to the look. The fade can be worn with all hair textures and adapted to suit your preference; This includes with a classic style like an Ivy League or something more daring.
There are many stylish Mexican haircuts to choose from, depending on your hair texture, face shape, and preferred look. You can opt for classics like the slicked back hairstyle, which is sophisticated and polished, or a more simple and masculine style like the buzz cut and low skin fade or low fade and a hard part. There is something to suit everyone and men of all ages, but the best-known Mexican haircut is Edgar, sometimes referred to as the Mexican Caesar. This is a cut that is defined by short hair on the top of the head, paired with a high skin fade. It also features a short, horizontal fringe, like the classic Caesar haircut.
Two Block Haircut
The two block haircut is for those who want something expressive and modern. It is a Korean haircut that has been gaining popularity all over the world recently and is defined by hair having two distinct block shapes. The one block is the top of the head, which is kept longer, while the second is on the back and sides and kept shorter. It can be styled in various ways, and you can experiment with the length of hair you wish to keep on the top; the longer the hair on the top, the greater contrast. Fashionable and cool, this is a youthful cut that is ideal for younger men.
360 Waves Haircut
Waves are a great hairstyle for those who want to keep their curly hair short but also texturally interesting. They are created to have a ripple-like appearance and can be done in various ways, including 180 waves or 360 waves. The appeal of 360 waves, which cover the entire head, is they can define your hairline. Waves are incredibly versatile and can be adapted to your preference, including adding modern elements to the look like a line up or a fade. It is also a fantastic style for reducing frizz and leaves the hair looking healthy and shiny.
The bowl cut has a bit of a bad reputation because the looks of the previous decades created a hairstyle that was anything but flattering. The mushroom-like appearance was daring, but it was also challenging to pull off, which is why the modern approach is so appealing. It is easier to wear, edgier, and can feel masculine and fresh. The bowl cut is a short hairstyle defined by hair that is the same length all around the head and features a short fringe. It can also be paired with disconnected sides or a fade to give it a modern and personalized finish.
Gender Neutral Haircut
The gender-neutral haircut is a simple cut that feels neither masculine nor feminine. This is an appealing hairstyle because it can be worn by everyone and adapted to suit your preference, including experimenting with different lengths and textures. The hair is kept short to medium length and is often a timeless and classic cut, like a modern mullet or bowl cut. You can also try fringes and bangs, like curtain bangs; ideal for framing the face and highlighting the features.
Wet Comb Over
The comb over is a classic men’s hairstyle ideal for men of all ages. It can be created with all hair textures and benefits those with thinning hair or a receding hairline. The comb over is achieved by brushing or combing the hair to one side. It looks sophisticated and can be paired with a fade, like a low taper fade, to give it more structure and create a subtle contrast with the hair on top and the back and sides. You can opt for a wet hairstyle for extra-hold, which slicks the hair down using a wet-look product like gel or mousse.
You need a professional haircut if you want a simple, classic, and neat haircut. This is a look that is ideal for all occasions, including a conservative work environment, boardrooms, and job interviews. Several styles fall under the professional haircut category, but they tend to feature hair that is short on the back and sides and slightly longer on top. You want a low-key but stylish haircut that can be adapted to suit your hair texture and complement your hair type. The classic side part is ideal and looks sophisticated and polished.
Comb Over Fade
The comb over hairstyle is a classic and popular men’s hairstyle. It is created by brushing the hair toward one side and adding volume. It is appealing because the hair appears full and thick, and it works with many hair textures. The comb over is also fantastic for those with thinning hair and can be used to draw attention away from a widow’s peak or receding hairline. Simple, masculine, and versatile, you can adapt your comb over, including adding modern elements like a fade to the timeless style. The appeal of a fade is that it will gradually shorten the hair around the back and sides, creating a subtle contrast with the hair on top. This is an ideal option for giving your haircut structure and can also be incredibly flattering.
One of the most expressive options for your hair is a hair design. The appeal of this look is that it can be added to all haircuts and lets you have fun with your hair. This can be with something simple like sharp lines and angles, or you can opt for elaborate artwork, including a diamond or a heart shape. It is excellent for those who want something different and can also give the hair a contrast. You can wear it with short hair like a buzz cut. or focus the hair design on one side while pairing it with voluminous curls; the choice is yours!
The European haircut was given its name because the men of Europe inspired it. Many different styles fall under this category, including slicked-back hairstyles, disconnected undercuts, pompadours, and combovers. The finished look is often dapper and sexy. The hairstyle you choose depends on your preference, hair length, and texture. There are many looks that can be adapted to complement your face shape and hair type.
The rockabilly haircut is retro and cool. It was first popularized in the 50s and features hair that is sleek and slicked back. This is achieved by using a gel or pomade. The hair is longer on the tops and sides, and the back is short. There is often volume at the forelock with either a pompadour or quiff. The appeal of this cut is that it can be adapted to suit your preference, including pairing it with a fade or disconnected undercut for a more modern finish. You can experiment with the volume at the front of the head; this depends on how dramatic you want the look to be. The hairstyle works with all hair textures and feels very sexy.
Shaved sides are one of the edgiest and coolest hairstyles and can be added to any haircut. It is a great way to give the haircut structure, or it could be added so that it creates a contrast with the hair on the top of the head and the back and sides. The appeal of shaved sides is that it works with all hair textures, and you can experiment with the length on the top of the head. It is great for removing weight from thick, curly hair and can reduce daily styling time. The shaved sides do take some upkeep, requiring you to regularly visit the barber to keep the sides short, but besides this, it is a simple haircut that is easy to style and can give you a tough and cool look.
Christiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest soccer players of all time, and he is also celebrated for his style. His signature hairstyle is short, simple, and masculine, softening combining a slick back with a mid fade. The slick back gives his appearance a sophisticated finish and is achieved by brushing the hair backward, away from the hairline, and securing it with pomade or gel. The fade gradually shortens the hair around the back and sides. It makes the top appear fuller and thicker and removes weight from the hair. A fade can also create structure, making the hair appear more voluminous.
Ryan Gosling Haircut
Ryan Gosling’s haircuts are easy to replicate and will compliment men of all ages. They can be adapted to suit your hair texture with ease and are simple and low-maintenance. His looks include the classic crew cut, a short hairstyle that adds height to the crown. The hair is kept short on the back and sides, but the front features pointy strands of hair, giving it volume and making it look fuller and thicker. It is a great style for all occasions and looks neat and polished. But the crew cut may be a straightforward hairstyle, but it can be adapted to suit your preference, including with a fade. You can also experiment with different lengths on the top, or the hair could be parted to the side.
Brad Pitt Haircut
Brad Pitt has had many memorable appearances in his films, but the haircut that most men want to copy comes from Fury. The military haircut is a disconnected undercut and is classic and tailored. The feature of this look is the slicked back top paired with an undercut. The slick back is achieved by brushing the hair back, away from the hairline, and creating volume. It gives the look sophistication and has an old-timey gentleman vibe. To secure the hair, pomade or a gel is used for styling. It feels fresh and modern when paired with the undercut, which shaves the hair around the back and sides.
Chris Hemsworth Haircut
Chris Hemsworth is an actor who has flaunted many different hairstyles over the years, from short to long hair. One of his most popular cuts is the crew cut, which is timeless, classic, and easy to style. It is a short hairstyle that features strands on the top that sit upright, and the back and sides are kept short. The appeal of the crew cut is that it is incredibly low maintenance and lends itself well to all occasions, from formal to casual. It is also a cut that works with all hair textures. You can personalize the haircut to suit your preference by adding interesting details to it, like a fade. But Hemsworth prefers to keep his hair simple, keeping some texture on the top of the hair and the rest neat and polished.
Drake’s hairstyles are as cool as you would imagine them to be, with a range of different looks to suit you, depending on your preference. Drake has an effortlessly cool style and has rocked some memorable hairstyles over the years. His signature style is a buzz cut fade, but he has experimented with his hair, including adding edgy details like a line up. This option creates a masculine hairstyle while still being low-maintenance and straightforward. The line up is an excellent addition to any haircut and gives it structure by adding sharp lines or straight lines on the edges of the hairline. With short hair, it feels fresh and polished.
Medium Lenght Haircuts for Men
Few looks can achieve such a carefree and laid-back appearance in the way that the surfer hairstyle can. Although there are multiple ways to achieve this look, depending on hair texture and length, the defining aspect is that the cut is unstructured and has a textured, windswept look. Surfers popularised it in the 50s, whose sun-kissed, tousled locks made a dreamy appearance. If you have curly or wavy hair, this is the perfect way to show it off, letting it fall loosely around your face. Those with fine or thin hair can also achieve the style with the right products, including pomade, to help maximize the volume.
The comb back is a classic men’s hairstyle that is easy to achieve and makes a smart and sophisticated appearance. It is created by brushing the hair back in the front, which helps achieve volume when created on longer hair. It can suit multiple face shapes and lends itself well to various occasions, including more formal events or the workplace. Opting to keep the hair at a medium length makes it easier to style and maintain but still benefits from a gorgeous and full look. It can be done in multiple hair textures but would be easier to achieve on hair that is not particularly curly. Combing against the grain does have a drawback, though; you could damage the follicles over time.
The middle part is more challenging to pull off than other partings but can create a practical and stylish look. The appeal of this parting is that it can work with hair of all lengths and textures; it can also be worn with the haircut of your choice or styled into bangs like curtain bangs for a softer and more subtle approach. It allows you to tuck the hair behind your ears when kept longer and can highlight your features. The downside is that this look is not forgiving on those with asymmetrical features and can enhance any imperfections. It is also not universally flattering like the side part and only suits a few face shapes.
A classic and versatile hairstyle is the comb over. The look is created by brushing the hair to one side of the head, creating more volume on the top and making the hair appear fuller and thicker. It can have a very neat and polished finish, making it ideal for various occasions. The style is also simple and easy to do and can work with multiple hair textures. This look produces a traditionally masculine appearance and can be adapted to suit your preference; this includes modern twists like a fade.
Medium Lenght Natural Curls
Natural curls have such an effortlessly cool element to them. When kept at a medium length, they are fantastic, and there are multiple ways to style them, including leaving them loose. This can create softness around your face and makes for a very striking appearance. It is also much easier to style than if the hair is left longer and doesn’t take much effort to detangle and maintain. Curly hair is surprisingly versatile; many cuts can highlight your natural texture or help add a modern and fresh element to your look. For example, pairing them with a fade or undercut.
The burst fade is a popular men’s haircut because it is versatile and can be altered to suit various hair textures and lengths. It is defined by the hair tapering around the ear and the back of the head, forming a semi-circle. Creating the look with medium-length hair allows you to contrast with the hair on top of the head. This can draw even more attention to the fade and makes for a very stylish finish. There are also many styles to wear it with; for those who are rebellious, something daring like a mohawk is the perfect option. That is not to say you can’t opt for a more subtle approach.
The curtain haircut has been popular for several decades but is enjoying its moment in the limelight recently. This is because it can create a flattering appearance and is highly adaptable to suit all hair textures and lengths. It is defined by a fringe, often in a middle parting but can also be on the side. The way the hair is cut draws attention to the face and eyes. Another appealing aspect is that it can be personalized to suit your style and face shape, which is excellent as you can play around with slightly different partings and the lengths of your fringe. It is also low maintenance, and for the most part, requires little styling.
If you want a look that is functional and expressive, hair twists are it. It is a protective style for Afro-textured hair that can help prevent breakage and can be a way to tame your locks. It can also promote healthy hair. Twists are much easier to create than some other braiding options. There are different twists to choose from, allowing you to select the option that best works with your hair texture and length. It is a versatile option but looks especially great with medium-length hair and helps achieve a voluminous and cool look. It allows you to create chunky twists, yet not as tricky to style as it would be on longer locks.
The mullet is a somewhat controversial style, defined by the length in the back and kept short on the top and sides. Although it takes some serious confidence to pull off and will not suit every man, it is surprisingly versatile and can be adapted to suit hair of various lengths and textures. It can also suit multiple face shapes and make a statement, telling the world you are an individual who is not afraid to take risks. A medium-length or short mullet can be less dramatic, and depending on how you choose to style it, you could achieve a more blended appearance.
There are many options for fringe hairstyles, but if you have naturally textured hair, it is best to show it off with a curly fringe. This is undoubtedly one of the sexiest options for a fringe; the way the curls fall on your face can create softness and help achieve a youthful appearance. Deciding on a messy look will highlight the volume and produce a relaxed and cool aesthetic. Fringes can also define your jawline, highlight your cheekbones, and be cut to suit your face shape and hair length. It is essential to remember that there may be some shrinkage with curly hair and take this into account.
Medium Length Afro
There is a definite appeal to keeping your locks short, but a medium-length afro hairstyle can give you the best of both worlds. It is a length that allows you to play up your hair’s natural texture and enjoy the volume, but it is also incredibly versatile and can be paired with fades and lineups for a smart finish. Wearing your afro with a lineup or fade can create a contrast between the top of the head and the sides and add edginess to your appearance.
The shag haircut is a wonderful way to channel the 70s. Loved by rock gods and fashion icons, this messy and unstructured look has a decidedly retro appearance. It features feathered, choppy layers and a fuller crown and can be adapted to suit various hair lengths and textures. A medium-length option is less dramatic than a longer style and is, therefore, easier to wear. It is a cut that suits every face shape and creates a gorgeous, textured appearance, but it is not appropriate for every man and may be frowned upon in a corporate environment because of its laid-back aesthetic.
Box Fade Haircut
The box fade is another edgy and cool haircut, and it is created to form the shape of a box. This is done by fading the hair on the sides and back of the head and keeping it voluminous on top. Many men choose to pair the box fade with a high-top hairstyle, which complements and highlights the shape. This is an excellent way to give your hair volume and make it look thick and full. This is a cut that works best on very curly or afro-textured hair as it would look flat and lifeless on straighter hair.
The mop hairstyle was first popularized in the 60s but remained a favorite haircut because it is effortless to style and creates a laid-back and carefree appearance. This haircut is created on medium to long hair and worn with a fringe covering the forehead and eyes. However, you can add a modern twist to the look by wearing the fringe swept to the side or keeping it in the middle part. It can be worn on all hair textures but looks the most striking on those with wavy or curly hair as it can soften the cut and is sexy. The mop hairstyle has a very youthful look, making it a popular option for younger men.
Medium Length Textured Hair
Wearing your hair at a medium length gives you a lot of freedom with how you can style it. This includes pairing your hair with a fade to provide it with more structure. Or opt for a natural approach that looks like you have just gotten out of bed. You can brush the hair away from the hairline to create more volume on the top and draw attention to your facial features. This length is not so long that it is high-maintenance but long enough to show off your hair texture. The right cut can also give your hair movement; it works best with textured hair to prevent it from looking flat and lifeless.
Fringes look great on men because they can make the most simple cut look interesting. By far, one of the most daring and fashion-forward options you can try out is the swooping fringe, which sweeps across your face. It is edgy and cool and will draw attention to your features. It can also disguise problem skin or imperfections. The length and volume of this fringe do not make it among the easiest to pull off or style, and it will need regular trims. You may also have to readjust it to keep the hair from your eyes constantly. That said, this look demands attention and makes a statement without you even having to open your mouth.
The bro flow is a fantastic hairstyle for those with medium or long hair who want a style that has a relaxed and carefree aesthetic. It is straightforward to pull off and is achieved by brushing the hair back and then leaving it to fall in its natural shape. This look keeps the hair out of the eyes. Another appealing aspect of this style is that it doesn’t require much grooming, and it is very versatile and can be worn by various hair textures, including straight or wavy.
The classic pompadour hairstyle is all about volume and features longer hair in the front of the head, which is brushed upwards for a swept-back appearance. The sides and back are kept short and sleek, creating an interesting contrast between this and the top of the hair. The cut is neat and structured but still plays up proportions. This is a timeless and classic hairstyle that has been popular since the 50s thanks to Elvis Presley, but these days it can be adapted and can benefit from modern styling. For example, you could include a high fade or keep the pompadour shorter and less dramatic.
Ringlets are an excellent way to show off your hair texture and can be incredibly flattering. These tight curls can be worn in various thicknesses and lengths. Keeping them slightly longer and letting them fall around the face can soften your features and give you a youthful glow. This is also a voluminous hairstyle and can be paired with other elements such as a fade to provide it with more structure and remove weight and bulk from the hair. However, ringlets are prone to dryness and frizz; you need to take the appropriate steps to ensure your hair is properly moisturized.
Line Up Haircut
A lineup haircut features a distinct shape on the hairline, which can be created in multiple ways, including straight lines and sharp angles. It is an edgy and cool addition to any style and will create structure and contrast. Men favor this haircut because it is incredibly versatile and can be added to hair of all lengths and textures as the focus is on the hairline. Keeping some length on the top of the head can complement the sharpness of the look and create a more balanced appearance.
Slick Back with Taper Fade
The slick back and taper fade is a combination that goes well together. It creates a sophisticated yet modern appearance and is appealing for style-conscious men. The slick back is a timeless cut that can suit most hair textures and lengths and is achieved by brushing the hair backward. It requires the use of products for hold and to create a sleek and glossy appearance. By adding a taper fade to this classic style, you give it a modern update and an edge. The fade keeps the sides and back short, with length on top. This helps to create a contrast, but you can keep the hair shorter on top for a blended look.
The blowout is a style that makes a statement because of its volume and height. The sides are kept short and taper off. It is styled upwards, and you can use a strong hold product to help keep it in place. That said, it is a surprisingly versatile look that can be adapted to suit various hair textures and lengths, and for those who want a less dramatic appearance, it is best to keep the hair shorter on the top. A more modern approach sometimes opts for an unstructured look which can be easier to wear.
One of the most popular styles at the moment is the EBoy haircut. TikTok and social media have inspired the EBoy style, and there are various ways to wear the hair, but the most common is medium-length hair with curtain bangs. The way the hair is cut will frame the face and be incredibly flattering. It is also favored by younger men and has a youthful element. You also can try out short hair with a textured fringe that is long and shaggy, which can soften your features. The focus is also on choosing an expressive look, and this is often achieved by experimenting with different colors.
The flat top is for men who want to make a statement. The hair on the top is high and voluminous, while the back and sides are kept shorter. Depending on how dramatic you want the finish to be, remember, the longer the hair, the more noticeable and high-maintenance your hairstyle will be. The flat top makes a striking appearance and is a wonderful way to show off your natural hair texture. The cut has been popular since the 50s, and you can keep the traditional look or add your twist to it to create a hairstyle that feels fresh and modern.
Hard Part with Quiff
The hard part with a quiff is a combination that is perfect for a dapper gentleman. The quiff is voluminous and has long been a favorite look for men and is achieved by brushing the hair upward and backward. It can be styled in several ways, including a hard part, which can help create an overall neater and more polished and traditionally masculine appearance. A hard part is a shaved section in the hair, making a clean and sharp line down to the scalp. It can be worn to the side and paired with various hair textures and lengths to create an interesting and stylish look.
The frohawk is a fantastic alternative to the mohawk for those with naturally curly hair. It is also a more versatile look and is easier to wear as the curls soften the style. The traditional mohawk is defined by a strip of hair that runs along the middle of the head with shaved sides, but a taper will create a more subtle finish while still producing a contrast. It will also give your haircut structure. This cut has a rebellious and edgy appearance which also lets you express yourself, and it is a look that is fun. You can also personalize it by adding a subtle hair design. Or opt for a more balanced finish by wearing your frohawk with stubble.
If you are a man who wants an unstructured look that has a laid-back appearance, then the disheveled hairstyle is the way to go. It looks as though you have just gotten out of bed, but there is a sexiness to this laid-back aesthetic. This is an incredibly versatile style that can be adapted to suit various lengths and types. That said, the focus of the look is to achieve textured hair that looks full and healthy; this can be done easily on naturally textured hair but can also benefit from styling mousse. Although this look can be created on longer hair, keeping it short will help to make the most natural appearance.
Cornrows are one of the most popular braided hairstyles because they are easy to achieve and incredibly versatile. They are braided close to the scalp using the underhand braiding technique, giving them a raised appearance. The three-strand braids can be created in various thicknesses and lengths and paired with other hairstyles, for example, cornrows with a fade and topknot. Or cornrows and shaved sides. There are endless possibilities. Cornrows are also a protective style, giving the hair a break from heat styling, chemicals, and breakage. It will also reduce daily grooming time.
If you want a haircut that is up-to-date with the latest fashion and trends, you need a hipster haircut. There is an option to suit every hair texture, type, and hairstyle preference. It ranges from short and simple to long and edgy cuts. There are several looks that fall into the hipster category, including the man bun, the half up and half down hairstyle, and the long bob with bubble flip. The great thing about these haircuts is that they can be expressive and fun. It is also a way to try out classic styles but make them feel modern and fresh.
There are many different fades to choose from, but the drop fade haircut is one of the more noticeable options. The arc-shaped appearance defines it as it drops low behind the ear. This is great if you want to draw attention to the hair at the crown and the drop fade is fantastic for creating a contrast. It works with all hair textures, and you can experiment with different lengths on the top of the head, depending on your preference. The longer the hair at the top, the more of a contrast you will achieve with the fade. The drop fade is more maintenance than many other faded haircuts, requiring regular trips to the barber to keep it looking fresh; however, the daily grooming time will be minimal.
The mohawk is one of the edgiest haircuts around. It is a look for those who want to stand out from the crowd and are not afraid to take risks. The mohawk is defined by a strip of hair down the middle of the head, with shaved sides. Traditionally, it had a punk aesthetic and featured spiky hair and clean-shaven sides, creating a bold and daring contrast. The modern approach is more wearable but just as cool, swapping out the shaved sides for a fade. The appeal of the fade is the more gradual transition between the hair in the middle of the head and around the back and sides. This creates less contrast. You can also cut the hair shorter on the top, style it to look more textured and less rigid and spikey, and balance it with facial hair.
Johnny Depp Haircut
Johnny Depp has transformed his appearance for his roles, everything from moody and serious to downright quirky. There are several options that can inspire you, whether taken from your favorite film or the actor’s normal, day-to-day haircut. One of the best Johnny Depp haircuts is the cry baby hairstyle which is retro and cool. It has a rock and roll appearance featuring a rockabilly quiff and can be personalized to suit your preference. This includes leaving some hair loose around the face, opting for a fade to give it structure, and experimenting with different products to create a matte or wet look.
Justin Timberlake Haircut
Justin Timberlake’s hair is one of his defining features. In the 90s, he rocked curly hairdos but now favors a more simple and shorter cut. His styles are often short and classic, with short back and sides and longer hair on the top. The experimentation happens with how he styles the hair, including a textured finish, drawing attention to the hair on the top of the head or a side part to give the look sophistication. He has also tried an undercut, a look that features shaved sides and gives the hair structure. This is an excellent option for creating a neat and polished finish and highlights the hair on the top of the head.
Henry Cavill Haircut
Henry Cavill is an actor, and as such, he has rocked multiple styles during his career; from short and masculine cuts to long white hair for his role in The Witcher. In his day-to-day life, he favors simple haircuts, like the classic short back and sides. Or the brush back, which allows him to show off his natural hair texture. Sweeping the hair upward and backward, away from the hairline, opens up the face and can draw attention to the features. This is a great style for someone who wants to keep some length. It can also be paired with a fade to create a contrast and give the look structure.
Tom Holland Haircut
Tom Holland is one of the most sought-after actors, and his career is on the rise. He has had many memorable acting roles, including Peter Parker in Spiderman, but his style is also worth noting. Holland has naturally wavy hair, and although he has experimented with his styles, one of the most popular looks was the comb back hairstyle. This is done by brushing the hair away from the hairline, creating volume, and making the hair on the top appear fuller and thicker. It is a fantastic style for highlighting your texture, and it also draws attention to his face. There are multiple ways to wear this haircut, including pairing it with a fade that creates a subtle contrast with the hair on the back, sides, and top.
Peaky Blinders Haircut
Peaky Blinders is a television show that has enjoyed immense popularity, and the characters’ styles and haircuts have inspired many people. The crime drama’s main character, Tom Shelby, has a great haircut featuring a short crop with shaved sides. This look is great for highlighting the hair on the top of the head, making it look fuller and thicker. Plus, it creates an edgy and cool appearance. Shelby’s hair is naturally wavy, but this is a haircut that can be achieved with all textures. Depending on your preference, you can experiment with the length of hair on the top and style it with a short fringe or a side part.
David Beckham Haircut
David Beckham is a style icon. He is celebrated as much for his style as he is for his soccer skills, and over the years, he has established himself as a very dapper gentleman. He has tried multiple haircuts over the years but prefers a quiff or pompadour. These styles are fantastic for creating volume at the forelock and drawing attention to the top of the head while also highlighting your hair texture. There are many different approaches to the style. This allows you to adapt it to your preference, whether with a fade or undercut.
Long Haircuts for Men
Long Hair with Middle Part
If you have long hair and want a simple yet effective way to style it, then look no further than a middle parting. This is a low-maintenance option that doesn’t take a long time to style and can be created on various hair textures. That said, long hair with a middle part looks best on straight hair. It will keep your hair out of your face but also highlight your features. Depending on how you style it, it can also frame your face in a flattering way. For a man who wants to cut back on grooming time and trips to the barber and at the same time enjoy a fashionable cut, this is the option for you. It is important to remember that longer locks can appear drier and damaged. So, ensure your hair is in the best condition if you intend to wear it long and loose.
Long Hair with Slick Back
Long hair for men can be incredibly stylish, and it challenges the ideas of what makes a man masculine. The beauty of long hair is its versatility, and there are many ways to style it, including a slick back hairstyle, which gives it a more sophisticated appearance. Comb your hair backward and tuck it behind your ears, keeping it away from your face and drawing attention to your features. It does help to add a styling product for hold. If your hair is curly or textured, pomade or mousse will work well, and a gel can keep fine hair in place.
Afro hairstyles are incredibly versatile and can be created on multiple lengths, but if you want to wear your hair with pride and make a statement, then a long afro is the way to go. This is an excellent choice for a man who wants something big and bold, allowing you to play up the natural texture, embrace the volume, and demand attention. There is no need for a cut to tame your locks, and while it could be paired with a fade, keeping it as natural as possible creates a sexy appearance. You do need your hair to be in excellent condition, though. Take care to find the right products for conditioning and styling.
It doesn’t get better than the Viking-inspired hairstyle if you are looking for an edgy and cool look. This haircut can be a combination of several elements and is expressive. You can try adding braids to the side if your hair is long or opt for a half-up, half-down look. Shave the sides and create a modern twist on the faux hawk or balance your haircut with facial hair. There is also the opportunity to experiment with different lengths, and the look suits all hair textures, particularly wavy and textured hair.
Long hair with man braids is not a look for someone who wants something basic or prefers to blend into the crowd. This is a bold and exciting option that will get you noticed. It is also a fantastic way to regularly change up your appearance as there are so many different braids to choose from, allowing you to get creative. For a subtle approach that is easy to style, especially for beginners, try out a loose plait. Alternatively, tight braids along the scalp are an interesting and textured choice. You can also opt for a half-up and half-down look, which can create contrast. Man braids are edgy and cool and can be done on all hair textures.
Long Loose Curls
If you have long, naturally curly hair and are looking for a very natural way to style it, leaving it loose is one of the best options. This creates a very relaxed and carefree aesthetic but is also a fantastic way to show off your hair texture and volume. You can experiment with different partings, including the middle or side, to complement your face shape and highlight your features. You may need to find an excellent curl-defining cream and anti-frizz serum to ensure your hair is in the best possible condition. This is because leaving it down when it is long can highlight any dryness or damage.
Long and Straight Hair
Long hair for men is a great choice. It can also challenge what makes a man masculine and can be a way to express yourself. There are many ways to style long hair, depending on the length and texture, and if you have straight hair, there are plenty of choices. The great thing about long hair is its versatility, and you can change it up to suit your face shape and personal preference. To keep the hair out of your face, you could opt for a slick back, which gives it a more sophisticated appearance. Another option may be a middle part, which will draw attention to your face and highlight your eyes and cheekbones. This is an incredibly low-maintenance option. You will only need to visit the hairdresser for occasional trims to ensure your hair is in the best condition.
Long Hair with Side Part
Long hair for men is incredibly versatile and can be styled in various ways, depending on your hair texture and personal preference. For those who want a very sexy but low-maintenance option, pairing long hair with side parting is the way to go. The side parting can frame your face in a very flattering way, drawing attention to your features. This is a fantastic option for men with wavy or curly hair and softer features. It can also help create volume and help to achieve luscious, windswept locks. There are many ways to part it; including simple or more dramatic options, like a deep side parting. If you want a simple and effective way to style your hair, this is it.
The ponytail is one of the easiest and most practical ways to style medium to long hair. Unlike some braids, which can be complicated and takes practice to get right, the ponytail is incredibly straightforward and versatile. It will keep the hair out of your eyes and pull back away from your face. It can be created on various hair textures and adapted to suit your face shape and personal preference; from high to low ponytails, there is a choice that will appeal to every man. It is an excellent option for summer or a workout, keeping your neck cooler. It can also be created for a more neat and polished appearance that will look great for more formal occasions.
The half-up half-down look is the perfect combination of wearing your hair up and leaving it down. It has become one of the most popular choices for men’s hairstyles in recent years and is a wonderful way to show off your natural texture while offering more practicality as it can keep the hair out of your face. It can also highlight your jawline and draw attention to your face. To achieve this look, you need to pull the top third of your hair back and tie it into a loop and into a knot. Depending on how you choose to style it, it can also help achieve a more polished appearance, which may benefit you for more formal occasions.
Once a style that hipsters and fashion-forward gentlemen only favored, the man bun is now one of the most popular ways to style long hair. Not only does the man bun look effortlessly cool, but it is also incredibly practical, keeping the hair away from your face and neck. It is easy to style, won’t require regular trips to the barber, and is expressive. The man bun makes a statement, proving that men can adopt all hairstyles, and it challenges the outdated notions of what it means to be a man. It is also an incredibly versatile look that can be changed to suit your face shape and can be left loose and unstructured. Or made to look neater and slicker.
Man Bun with Braids
The fantastic thing about the man bun is it is as versatile as it is stylish. There are several ways to wear it, depending on your face shape, hair texture, and personal preference, but you can also get more creative with your look. That means that instead of just opting for a standard bun, you can add braids. This is an exciting and texturally interesting appearance, creating a rugged and tough look or a fashion-forward option. It adds a modern element to the man bun, and there are many different options for how you can braid it, depending on your skill level. It may be best to start with a simple plait along the side of the head. Or you can seek the help of a professional if you’re looking for a more detailed option.
Dreadlocks can make a statement and can be incredibly stylish and expressive. The look features strands of hair and can be easier to maintain than other styles, and does not require as much grooming time each day. There are also several ways to wear them, depending on your personal preference. These include an undercut, which can remove some of the weight from your hair. Or a side part or bro flow for a more carefree appearance. In addition, dreadlocks are symbolic. They have cultural and spiritual significance and are worn with pride. There are many different ways to try out this hairstyle, and it is a great way to make a statement or celebrate your heritage.
The topknot is a fashion-forward look that you will likely see in fashion editorials, runways, and stylish events. It is achieved by creating a knot of hair at the top of the head and can be adapted slightly with accessories to suit your personal preference. It can be an expressive style and fantastic for a man who wants a unique look that is also practical as it keeps the hair out of the eyes. The topknot requires virtually no styling time and can be readjusted easily if needed. It is not an overly complicated style, making it perfect for beginners, and is excellent for those who want a more professional alternative to the man bun. To balance your look, you could wear it with facial hair. That said, it is essential to remember that very tight topknots can be damaging to your hair.
Pop Smoke Braids
Pop smoke braids are a protective style inspired by the late rapper Pop Smoke. These braids have a very distinct appearance and are created using stitch-in knots. The braids feature a middle parting, with four feed-in braids on either side of the head. It is a look worn by men and women and can be adapted to suit your preference. This includes wearing them in various lengths and thicknesses and experimenting with the finishes, for example, pairing them with zigzag partings or a fade and adding finishes like color or beads. In addition to looking good, these braids will last around six weeks, depending on how you care for them. It is a great way to reduce daily grooming time and take a break from heat styling and chemicals.
Odell Beckham Jr Haircuts
Odell Beckham Jr is a force to be reckoned with on the football field, but his effortlessly cool style has also become an inspiration for many. His hairstyles make you take notice and are an excellent way to flaunt his natural texture. One of Odell Beckham Jr‘s most memorable looks is an undercut with bleached blonde curls. The color contrasts with the rest of the hair and demands attention. It also highlights his curls. The undercut gives the haircut structure and also creates a contrast with the back and sides and the hair on top, making it appear more voluminous. This look requires maintenance and upkeep, but it is worth the effort.
Men's Haircuts & Men's Hairstyles FAQs
What is the most popular mens haircut?
Some of the most popular haircuts for men are the pompadour, fade, undercut, quiff, comb over, and slick back.
What is the easiest haircut to maintain?
The easiest haircuts that are low-maintenance are the buzz cut, crew cut, French crop, ivy league, clean shave, butch cut, and induction cut.
What is the hairstyle for 2022?
If 2020’s hair trends are anything to go by, you can go one of two ways: messy or military. While some cuts favor texture and grunge-style long hair, others are all about a sharp short back and sides or no-messing buzz cuts.
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