15 Best Haircuts For Men
Many different haircuts and styles are available to men that offer a stylish albeit modern look. Transform your style for the current top trends in cuts, taking your appearance to the next level. If you are looking for short, medium or even long hair, the fade style is still one of the most popular to cut a guy’s hair on the back and also the sides. In your search to find that perfect haircut, take a look at this comprehensive guide.
The comb-over style has seemingly transcended through time and is always popular. It gives men that business and professional look that is also versatile but always stylish. Despite everything, this hairstyle has evolved, no longer just favoured by bankers, financiers and college guys. According to Men’s Hairstyles Now, add a fade effect to the classic comb-over for a fresh and modern look. This type of cut is definitely worth trying.
The quiff is a style that has been popular since the 1950s, boasting a recent popularity renaissance thanks to its versatility and just plain cool look. Paired with a fade or undercut on the back and sides, the quiff is then brushed up and forwards, finished off with an almost messy look on top.
The French Crop is one of those cuts popular with men who want a short haircut that is style stylish—combining really short hair on the back and sides with a longer portion on top. Brush the hair forward to keep it gruff or neat, depending on your mood. “For an edgy touch, some guys will ask their barber to leave longer hair in the front that can be turned into a short fringe that covers part of the forehead,” says master barber James of Men’s Hairstyles Today.
The military-style buzz cut will never go out of style; supremely low-maintenance for guys who want an easy time. This cut will highlight your facial features, so therefore, it is ideal for guys with rugged looks and strong cheekbones and sharp jawlines—the perfect option for those who have an active lifestyle.
The slick back style has been trendy for the last few years. Often, men will opt for a fade on the sides; the slicked back undercut style continues to be on-trend. If you are preparing for this style, ensure you have enough length on top of your head to brush back and hold with a strong styling product. You can choose from a matte hair product for that textured appearance; alternatively, a pomade will give you a sleek finish. If you blow-dry your hair, you will be able to enhance volume and flow.
High and Tight
Next up, we have another military-style cut featuring short hair on the sides, back, and top. Although the classic variant has shaved sides, if you are looking for a more modern take, you can include various levels of fade. The very short look is popular with business professionals, athletic men, or those losing hair. Depending on your desire, you can style the high and tight messy, neatly brushed forward or even swept to the side.
The side part cut is undeniably timeless, offering an unmatchable elegance, undoubtedly the gentlemen cut. If you look back at think of iconic men of the ’50s, such as Cary Grant, Rock Hudson and Gregory Peck, all of these legends rocked the side part. You will need to taper the sides with longer hair on top, combed to one side to get this look. The modern version includes a fade or undercut on the back and sides, contrasting to the length on the top. This look is most suitable for office guys, bankers, or fashionistas. If your hair is stubborn, use a gel or even a pomade to achieve the side part easier.
The afro has been a popular cut with black men since the 60s and 70s throughout the Civil Rights Movement. The afro symbolised black beauty and its appreciation thanks to a renewed self-acceptance and sense of identity. This type of cut is the perfect choice for men who want to embrace their natural hair texture. It is best to only shampoo the hair once a week, using a silicone-free conditioner, ensuring the afro looks fresh and stylish.
The classic crew cut is a tapered hairstyle, boasting short hair on the top and even shorter on the back and sides. Easily recognisable by the hair sticking upright on top. This cut is one of the easiest to maintain, the perfect combination of a refined and practical, laid-back style. You can be out of the door in 5 minutes flat with a small amount of gel and a quick finger styling session.
As the name suggests, the faux hawk is a less extreme version of the edgy mohawk, perfect for reformed fashion rebels who are looking to tone down yet still hold on to their style roots. The fake mohawk can still be spiked up in the centre, but you are given much more style freedom as the sides are left unshaved. The faux hawk is ideal for men who want to rock out on the weekends but keep it more sensible during the working week.
The classic and smart Ivy League cut combines both crew cut and side part in one hair cut. As the name suggests, this style originated in American Ivy League schools like Princeton and Harvard and even now is a fashionable look for men around the world. To get the desired style, use a quality hair product and sweep the front of the hair to the side.
Messy hair will always be cool, ideal for the carefree guys who look effortlessly chic. This so-called “bed head” looks suggests vulnerability and playfulness, which is an attractive trait. You need to have enough hair to achieve the messy finish, either long hair or something a tad shorter; both can work well. Blow-dry your hair to shape it as you require, work in a small amount of pomade or clay, and mess up your hair. This look works great with a leather or suede jacket for that ultimate relaxed look.
The fringe style of cut is popular thanks to its low-maintenance level. A longer fringe has the benefits of covering a more prominent forehead or giving balance to a strong jawline. You can create a relaxed and casual look using hair products; alternatively, go for a messy look for an edgy vibe.
The iconic mohawk style is created using a narrow strip of spiked hair which runs down the middle of the head while the sides are shaved. It takes a lot of confidence to pull off this look, which is most popular in the punk and rock scene, although anyone with a hint of the rebellious side can rock this look. You can opt for a faded undercut on the sides rather than a full shave if you want a more subtle mohawk.
In recent years, spiked up hair has been making a comeback despite the nightmarish visions of clumped gel spikes of the past. New-age hair products are thankfully much less extreme, allowing you to achieve a stylish and carefree look without being mistaken for a 90s boy band member. Use pomade to spike up your hair to get the desired modern result!
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