HAIRCUTS FOR MEN – In the same way that fashion is cyclical, what’s on trend in the world of men’s haircuts can change at a rapid pace. Predominantly inspired by whatever haircut our favourite celebrities are rocking at the time, getting yourself the latest popular haircut is a task that requires commitment. Each passing year presents a prime opportunity to try out a number of new hairstyles and following the spate of not so cool home haircuts caused by the 2020 pandemic, 2023 is an ideal time to get your hair under control.
We’re already seeing a wave of popular men’s haircuts atop the heads of some of the most stylish guys around, with everything from medium-length hairstyles, to hairstyles for men with long hair and of course, the usual array of undercut haircuts, skin fades and taper fade haircuts.
While short haircuts remain the most popular hair trend, medium and long hairstyles are starting to pick up fast. Although most of these trendy hairstyles are not really new, they continue to offer an endless styling variation that makes them remain fresh and fashionable.
From classic hairstyles like the buzz cut, pompadour, and comb-over, to modern haircuts like the quiff, faux hawks, and fringe, these are some of the most popular men’s haircuts currently doing the rounds.
In this best men’s haircuts story…
How To Choose The Right Haircut For A Man’s Head
Nailing a new haircut can be a bit of a challenge, especially for men. It is much more than going to the barber and saying, “Make me look like Brad Pitt!” Here’s the thing: Your hair type (and length), face shape, and lifestyle are some of the factors that you need to consider when picking a hairstyle.
A great haircut should complement your face shape by enhancing your best features and minimising the less desirable ones. For example, if you have a big forehead, you want a hairstyle with a fringe that can either hide the forehead or make it less prominent. On the other hand, a guy with dark hair and blue eyes will benefit from a very tight haircut that makes the eyes pop.
To make things easier:
- Check online haircut galleries or celebrity pictures to pick the hairstyle you want.
- Make sure that the star or model has the same facial features and hair type as you.
- Print the image or save it on your phone and show it to your barber on your next visit.
But, even as you pick a haircut that works for your facial features and hair, you should also bring your profession into consideration. While the traditional workplace rules are more relaxed nowadays, you still don’t want to cross over the line.
Think of the image you want to portray to your clients, mostly if you work in a conservative environment. However, if your work environment is more creative, you’re free to do as you please.
So, what men’s haircuts and hairstyles are proving popular right now? Check out the below styles for inspiration for your new look.
Stylish and timeless, the French crop haircut has managed to hold its position as one of the most popular haircuts for men. Featuring a cropped fringe and a prime candidate for pairing with a range of fade hairstyles, this style offers an excellent option for guys who want to look elegant but don’t have the time to commit to hairstyling and maintenance. The French crop haircut has become such a popular haircut for men due to its versatility, as it can work for virtually everyone, regardless of face shape.
It is also a men’s hairstyle that can work with a variety of hair types, including thick hair and curly hair – it can look the absolute business with wavy hair – and while the French crop haircut will work without any product or styling applied, you can work in a matte paste or some wax to give it a little bit of movement.
Probably the most fashionable and sleek hairstyle choice for the style-savvy guy, the quiff haircut requires extra length for the hair on top, combined with a fade haircut on the sides and back of the head. The only challenge with this hairstyle comes with styling, which can require a little more time and patience. That’s not to say it needs to look super preened and proper, as the quiff haircut benefits from looking a little messy, but you will still need to spend some time in front of the mirror to achieve the desired look.
The quiff haircut for men is one that can work for both thin hair and thick hair, but guys in the latter camp may find they need to spare a little more time in the morning to get the styling right. So if you’re the guy with time on your hands, you’ll need a hairdryer and some styling products, such as pomade, wax, putty, or mousse. However, if you have curly hair or wavy hair, you’ll soon realise the natural volume provided can make working it into a quiff hairstyle a walk in the park.
First, use your hairdryer to dry and provide some basic shape to the quiff, using a brush if you need help getting some height. Next, work some styling paste or wax into your hands and run them through the hair to help lock the quiff in place. Finally, finish with a light spray of hairspray to ensure your quiff holds its shape all day long.
With traditionally short sides and plenty of hair on top, the pompadour haircut is the quiff’s sleeker yet more voluminous cousin – and a favourite of David Beckham. However, the large volume of hair at the top (the pomp) makes it unique. Versatile and fashionable, the pompadour haircut for men can come in many forms, and can be paired with a range of fade haircut styles and various lengths of hair on top.
And, despite the images you may see of David Beckham rocking a faultless pompadour haircut with straight hair, the pompadour is a men’s haircut that can be enjoyed by guys with curly hair or wavy hair too. The end result will differ, of course, but curly hair can still be tamed into a high, voluminous hairstyle.
To style your pomp, you will need to apply your wax or pomade on damp hair, then comb all your hair back, gradually setting some volume at the top. Once you have your pomp, use a hairdryer it to keep it in shape and finish off with some hairspray.
Another haircut that has made it to the new year as one of the most popular hairstyles for men is the faux hawk hairstyle. Closely related to the mohawk, the faux hawk (aka fohawk) offers the mohawk’s edgy and trendy aspects without all the drama. Unlike the mohawk haircut, which features shaved sides and a dramatic strip of hair that runs down the middle of the head from front to the back, the fohawk has a more gradual transition between the long hair and the faded sides. A faux hawk haircut is an excellent option for the fashion-forward man who wants to play up the punk weekends and look professional in the office.
5. Comb Over Haircut
Simple and infinitely versatile, the comb over haircut just had to make it to this list of popular men’s haircuts in 2023. Contrary to what you’d think about the comb over (maybe due to guys like Donald Trump), this is one of the coolest men’s hairstyles and one that is sophisticated and easy to achieve. The comb over haircut is one of those men’s haircuts that has a deserved place in both formal and casual settings, and will comfortably carry you from boardroom to bar on a Friday evening.
It also offers up more than a thousand ways to wear it, whether you want a side part, a comb over undercut, or a comb over fade, the comb-over haircut is one of the most flexible hairstyles going. The haircut works with virtually any hair type, whether you’re sporting thick hair or thin hair, and even men with curly hair can have a crack at it. If it works for Justin Timberlake, it can work for you.
6. Ivy League Haircut
If you are thinking, “All these hairstyles are great and all, but I just need something simple.” Well, how about the Ivy League haircut? Simple, straightforward, and polished, the Ivy League – named after the Ivy League universities in the US, renowned for their preppiness – works best with a fade haircut on the sides – if you don’t want a high fade, then a taper fade is your best bet – with a bit of length at the front, which you can part to one side.
The Ivy League men’s haircut is incredibly simple to style, as it only requires a small amount of product applied to towel-dried hair and, as long as you have the length of the hair on top right, there’s really no right and wrong when it comes to the final look.
7. Angular Fringe Hairstyle
The angular fringe is quickly gaining momentum as one of the most popular men’s hairstyles for guys who want a youthful and stylish look. The haircut still borrows the “long top, short sides” concept, but the fringe is left hanging over the forehead, and it is cut at an angle to give texture. The haircut is ideal for guys with round faces and is also a great look to show off highlights.
8. Buzz Cut Fade Haircut
Hailing from military days, the buzz cut is the shortest and most drastic men’s haircut anyone can get. Back in those military days, the buzz cut – also called the induction cut – was given to new recruits to essentially remove their individuality and act as a sort of uniform… as well as not giving enemy soldiers something to grab on to during battle.
This popular men’s haircut doesn’t require much explanation when sitting in the barber’s chair, as its notoriety will mean any barber will quickly whip out their hair clippers, remove the guard – or at least set it to a number 1 – and remove all your hair. You can’t get much more low maintenance than that.
If you want to introduce a little extra flair, you can combine your buzz cut with faded sides by way of having a number 2 on top, with the hair on the sides and back of the head gradually cut down to a skin fade. What you will find with the buzz cut haircut, however, is that you’ll need to make regular visits to the barber to keep it looking its absolute best.
9. Skin Fade Crop
Trent Pridmore, Founder & CEO of The Emporium Barber, which has three shops in Brisbane and one in Bondi Beach, has noticed some slightly differing trends from his customers. One of the most popular men’s haircuts he’s seen is the skin fade crop, a modern haircut if ever there was one.
The skin faded crop, as the name suggests, is one that exposes a fair amount of skin on the side of the head, with just a short hairstyle – the crop – on top of the head. If you want to imitate this cut yourself, Trent says to ask: “for a skin fade as short as you can go on the sides, blended up into a 1, and with a textured crop on the top.”
10. The Gentleman’s Cut
A slick, suave haircut, the Gentleman’s Cut, as it is known, is one we suspect many inner-city workers will likely want to adopt for its sophistication yet stylish nature.
For this cut, Trent says to ask for a “fade from a 1 on the back and sides, blended up into a side part. Push it up and to the back and side on the top.”
“We like to taper the hairlines [in the shop] rather than leaving boxy, heavy lines so they grow out more naturally.”
“To style at home, use a matte cream of pomade on towel dried hair and comb it into your desired place.”
Another hairstyle favoured by young professionals is the slick back. A high shine hairstyle, it too has its place in the corporate workspace as well as in more casual settings. You’ll need some good hair length to achieve a truly successful slick back hairstyle, so make sure you have the patience to grow it out if it’s one that’s new to you.
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When at the barbershop, Trent says to ask for “short back and sides and pushed back on the top.” And to style at home, apply your favourite pomade to towel dried hair and comb into place, but for a more natural look, use your fingers instead.
Truefitt & Hill have also seen an uptake in slicked back styles, with in-store barber Aras telling DMARGE a middle length 1940’s slicked back has been particularly popular. “Similar to the classic 1950’s side part, but without the side part. This hairstyle is for those who like more texture and volume in their hairstyle. A more modern take on this style is to fade the sides.”
“You would need a product that provides that shiny slick look and a pomade is the best for this for a high shine look. Alternatively, you could use a paste for a more medium shine whilst still achieving the slicked back look.”
For a slightly more modern alternative, Aras says a low taper push back has been asked for numerous times in the shop. “This is a modern variation of the slicked back look. It could be done with different lengths of fade on the sides, usually with medium to longer length on top.”
12. Classic Scissor Cut
They’re called classic for a reason. A scissor cut is oh-so-timeless as it requires the barber to go back to basics and simply wield a pair of scissors to work their magic.
Trent adds a classic scissor cut is “similar to the gentleman’s cut, but is kept a bit longer and one that uses scissors for a longer and more textured look that appears more natural and softer. Tapering the hairlines here definitely makes a difference for the better.”
“To style at home, apply a grooming cream to towel-dried hair, or you can first apply a texture spray, lightly dry your hair and then apply the cream. Then simply style with your hands until you’re happy with the result.”
Nathan Jancuaskas, founder of Men’s Biz adds he and his team have also noticed “a lot more emphasis on scissor work rather than just skin fades,” with some classic short hairstyles proving particularly popular, including “French crops and Caesar cuts.”
Lastly, this is Australia after all, so it should come as no surprise that a mullet features on a list of most popular haircuts. For Trent and his team, he says “we like trying to keep them a bit more high class rather than full bogan, so ask for a 4/5 on the top and sides, with a tight burst fade on the sides.”
“For a tidier look, ask for the back to tapered out.”
As for styling, Trent asks us, “does this really matter for the mullet aficionado?”
“In all seriousness, if you’re seeing your mum for a Sunday roast then use some texture powder in dry hair and style using your hands so it at least looks like you’ve made an effort.”
Jacob has also seen a preference for mullet haircuts from the guys walking through his shop doors, “this has gained huge traction with Aussies and expats alike wanting the iconic Aussie cut – with so many prominent Aussie sports stars donning one it’s easy to see why!”
Nathan adds Men’s Biz has also been “seeing a preference for longer styles with guys coming out of lockdown or not being able to get haircuts the last year, and taking advantage of the extra length.” This is something Jacob has noticed too, “During the winter months we also see chaps experimenting with growing hair out this was even more popularised with lockdown cuts. Loads of texture easy to maintain for that Manly surfer vibe.”
These longer haircuts include “mullet-inspired looks, curtain haircuts, faux hawks, pompadours and quiffs.“
For the guys at Truefitt & Hill, they’ve seen a preference for the faux hawk, as opposed to full on mullets – perhaps that speaks to the city’s political background? – “for those looking for something slightly more dramatic, this hairstyle if for them. Short on the sides with more length on top, it is edgy yet stylish.”
“You would usually style this hairstyle with a matte finish product like texture clay or for a more natural shine use a fiber hair management product.”
14. E-Boy Haircut
The internet has been abuzz with the eboy haircut, and for good reason. This term encompasses the trendy hairstyles sported by online stars and TikTok influencers, with two main styles that eboys typically flaunt.
The first style is the curtain eboy haircut, featuring medium-length hair and straight, silky bangs. This style, which gained popularity in the 90s, suits those with thick straight hair, although individuals with curly hair can straighten it to achieve a similar look.
The second popular eboy hairstyle is the front fringe eboy haircut, characterized by shorter sides and a thick eboy fringe. This style necessitates significant styling and is favored by Kpop celebrities. Those with curly hair can also pull off this look by allowing their hair to naturally drape over their forehead, creating a full frame for their face.
Eboy haircuts exude a youthful and charming vibe, beautifully framing the forehead and cheeks, especially for those with an angular face. The curtain eboy haircut imparts a slightly feminine appearance that meshes well with scene and goth aesthetics, whereas the fringe eboy haircut complements individuals with softer, rounder, more youthful faces.
The verdict on whether the eboy haircut is trendy or passé is entirely up to you, but given its blend of Kpop, 90s grunge, skater, goth, scene, and punk influences, it’s safe to say that this style is here to stay.
15. Shaggy Fringe
Trading out the platinum blonde of his Barbie role for a brown hue with blond highlights, Gosling showed off a “Kencore” shaggy fringe that was manicured to perfect messiness at TAG’s recent anniversary party.
Exuding what Gosling’s wife Eva Mendes affectionately refers to as “Kenergy“, this windswept, beach-ready look marks a significant departure from a string of more clean-cut, cropped looks that have defined the last few years of Gosling’s career.
Originally created in the 70s by barber Paul McGregor, this hairstyle has been a favourite of rock gods and celebrities alike and remains relevant today due to its versatility. The shag features feathered, choppy layers and a fuller crown, with the hair thinning toward the ends. It’s an excellent way to add movement and volume to your hair, while still requiring minimal styling.
One of the best things about the shag is its adaptability. You can customise the cut to suit your preferences, from complementing your face shape and hair texture, to altering the length to your desired look.
Whether you’re a rocker or a fashion-forward trendsetter, the shag is a great choice for any guy who wants to make a statement with their hair.
If you’re a man with thick hair, then there are many hairstyles you can choose from, including this hairstyle influenced by the Peaky Blinders show. Peaky Blinders brought back people’s interest in early 20th-century hairstyles, and if you were a fan, then you have all the reasons to try this style.
The hairstyle involves shaved sides, a long top, and a tousled front. The hairstyle is best for men with thicker hair and a rounder face, but bear in mind that you will need to take some time to style it.
Undercuts have been a popular choice for a while. This style perfectly blends the undercut with a long bang.
The sides and back are shaved or closely cropped. Meanwhile, the top is much longer, and it provides an angular or sweeping fringe. What’s great about it is that it’s very stylish yet gives you a rebellious aspect that everyone will be mesmerized by.
Furthermore, this hairstyle can be adapted to work with different hair lengths and types. It’s possible to do it in a messier style or go with a sleek, polished look instead. It’s all up to you.
18. Modern Mullet
Men in the 80s were rocking the mullet. You may have seen this style on famous men and wondered how it would look on you. The mullet includes longer hair at the back and shorter hair at the sides and front. Even though it used to be popular decades ago, it has returned, this time with a more modern twist.
You can mix the modern mullet with a mullet fade, French crop, and undercut. There are many variations you can go for. But you must be dedicated to maintaining this style if you want to make it last. You’ll need to regularly wash it and shave the sides.
The bowl cut is perhaps one of the most popular styles. Many celebrities have had it, including Ed Sheeran, Jim Carrey, and Paul McCartney.
What’s impressive about this haircut is its longevity – it’s been going strong for a long time. And believe it or not, it also has numerous variations. Bowl cuts work best with round faces Also, they’re usually chosen by younger men as they can appreciate the modern variations of the cut more easily.
Keep in mind that you’ll need to constantly trim it to maintain its shape and condition if you want to keep it healthy and shiny. If you want to add spikes, you can always use gel or pomade to get that look.
20. High and Tight Bald Fade Military Haircut
This military haircut is very popular with men. It looks amazing and will turn many heads, and chances are that ladies will compliment you all the time if you get it.
This hairstyle involves a longer top with shorter sides that fade into a bald head toward the bottom. It can truly show off your unique facial features, making your best traits stand out.
Men with this haircut love it not only because of how great it looks but also because it requires very low maintenance. You’ll need to maintain it, but you don’t need to be constantly taking care of it like you would with long hair.
21. Shaggy Haircut
If you have beautiful locks, you may want to show them off every time you have the chance. It’s especially true if you have wavy or curly hair. But in order for the hair to look fabulous, you need to style it correctly, and a shag seems like the perfect solution in this case.
A shag haircut involves multiple layers. The sides and top get some feathering. The most volume is at the top, whereas the ends become thinner, or they get fringed.
With the right styling, this haircut is suitable for any face shape. If you want, you can also mix it with a shaggy undercut.
22. Butch Cut
At first glance, this haircut seems identical to the buzz cut. Indeed, it is part of the buzz cut group, but it has something of its own that distinguishes it from the rest. The cut allows the hair to be the same length over the whole head. Because it’s short and so easy to obtain, styling it is also a piece of cake.
So, if you want to show off your facial features and not have to deal with a lot of maintenance, the butch cut is the way to go. The style works well with rectangular, square, and oval face types.
23. Curtains Hairstyle
The curtains hairstyle has been around for a long time. But while it’s not new, it is still quite fashionable, with more and more men settling for it.
This haircut looks great on men who want to keep their hair a bit longer and style it in various ways. The hair is parted in the middle of your head, with the hair flowing nicely along your head. Nowadays, men like to add a little modern twist to it by keeping it a little shorter and more textured.
You can also add a fade on the sides and back for a fresher look.
24. The Man Bun
The man bun is very stylish and men with long hair love this hairstyle. In recent years, lots of men have rocked it, mainly because it can be adapted to both casual or formal situations and outfits.
It’s easy to do – you simply need to comb your hair, then tie it into a bun. The good news is that it will suit you no matter if you have a triangle, square, or oval face shape. However, it doesn’t work that well with rectangular face shapes.
So, if you cannot spend a lot of time styling your hair yet want to keep it long, then the man bun is the perfect choice for you.
25. High Fade Curls
If you have curly or wavy hair yet want to keep it a bit shorter, the high fade curl will work very well for you. It’s a very popular military haircut, with the shortest part of your hair being taken high and blended with longer hair on the side.
It’s not that easy to achieve this hairstyle, which is why you need to go to a good stylist or barber to get it. On top of that, it will need regular maintenance, so if it’s a long-term choice, get ready to visit the stylist more often.
26. Silver Fox Haircut
If you’re going grey and still have plenty of hair to spare, then embrace the silver fox haircut. Often seen on the likes of Pierce Brosnan and George Clooney, the silver fox look is best styled off the face and kepy short, depending on your hair thickness.
27. Old School Mullet
When you think of Australia, you inevitably think of our iconic hairstyle known as the mullet. In circulation since the 1980s, the mullet has recently made a massive comeback with men everywhere. It’s so popular even schools in Australia have had to ban the mullet from classrooms. Formula 1 driver, Valtteri Bottas has even been seen sporting a mullet in his offseason.
28. Spiky Hair
There’s rarely any man that didn’t look at the spiky hairstyle and thought to himself that he would look great with it. This haircut has been popular since the 90s, and the best thing about it is that it can look messy and rebellious, but also cool at the same time. Whether you want to look more punk or just stand out from the crowd, this hairstyle can be perfect for you. It can create a textured appearance and works with different hair lengths.
Most of the time, men keep their hair short or medium-length so their spikes can look their best.
29. Androgynous Haircut
You don’t necessarily have to keep a haircut fully masculine. Some men look great with androgynous haircuts, which mix feminine and masculine elements to create something unique. With the right face shape and the proper styling, the hairstyle can be perfect.
Androgynous hairstyles are quite expressive and there are many options you can settle for depending on your hair length and texture. Most of the time, you can adapt it to match your hair and suit your preferences. So, if you don’t care about gender norms and you love to express yourself, don’t hesitate to give this androgynous style a try.
30. Tied Back Ponytail
The cool thing about having long hair as a man is that you can style it in various ways. And if you find the perfect style for you, you can look very hot and masculine, something the ladies will appreciate a lot. With long hair, a tied-back ponytail is a simple but great way to make an impression.
And if you want to look a bit more Viking, you can pair it with a nice beard as well. The longer and shinier your long hair is, the better your ponytail is going to look.
31. Short Curls
If you’re a man blessed with curly locks, you’ve probably received many compliments for them. But you’re the only one who really knows what it takes to maintain the amazing curls. Well, with the short curl haircut, you’ll have full control of your hair.
By keeping your hair nice and short, you’ll have an easier time styling it with some hair mousse. You can brush it back if you want your look to be a bit more polished, or you can keep it messy, depending on the aspect you are going for.
32. Short Afro
If you’re blessed with a cool and unique hair texture, then you need to show it off in the best way possible. An afro will be a symbol of empowerment and pride, and what’s great is that this particular short hairstyle is easy to take care of.
When you are rocking a short afro haircut, you can obtain more volume and texture. On top of that, you’ll spend less time having to groom it compared to longer afro hairstyles. So, don’t hesitate to get this hairstyle if you want to show how proud you are of your hair.
33. Short Fringe
Fringes can change your look for the better. Even something as simple as a short fringe can make a huge impact. If you have a triangular face shape or a high forehead, then this haircut will look even better on you.
When used right, a short fringe can give your face more shape and definition. On top of that, if you want a fringe but don’t want something that would require too much maintenance, this cut would be the perfect choice.
You will have to cut it once in a while to keep it short if your hair grows fast, but that shouldn’t be too troublesome.
34. 360 Waves
360 waves have become extremely popular in recent years. This was mainly due to rapper Nelly. Once he displayed this amazing and unique hairstyle, lots of African-American men signed up for it too. What’s great about it is that it allows you to show off your natural hair texture.
Now, here’s something that you need to know about it: if you want this haircut, you will have to put in some effort to maintain it. Overall, you need to make sure that your hair and scalp are healthy so the waves look nice and shiny.
35. Hair Twist
This hairstyle is great, especially for men with afro-texture hair. The twisted style can help you look cool, protect your hair, and tame your kinks. The outcome of this hairstyle will be influenced by your hair length. Medium-length hair is generally the go-to option for this hairstyle as it gives you more hair to work with.
If you take good care of your hair, the twists can last for up to six weeks. Not to mention that this hairstyle looks absolutely amazing, so you’re bound to get numerous compliments from your friends.
Tousled hair can make you look manly yet angelic at the same time. It’s a casual hairstyle that just works well in any scenario, whether you want to go to a casual event or a more formal one.
The best way to achieve this hairstyle is with medium-length hair. On top of that, you may want to have some hair products available. Some hair wax, sea salt spray, pomade, or grease will all help you keep your locks in place. So, you have to invest some money and time if you want to maintain this hairstyle.
37. Mexican Haircut
There are numerous Mexican haircuts you can choose from. Depending on your preferences, but also your hair texture and your face’s shape, you can opt for one style or another.
One of the classic Mexican haircuts is the slicked-back hairstyle. It’s polished and sophisticated, and it will look great in both casual and formal environments. Besides, your age will not matter, because this haircut just looks amazing on everyone. You can either keep it normal or pair it with a high skin fade, depending on which Mexican haircut you opt for.
Just make sure you go for the right length and style and it’ll look impeccable.
38. Bro Flow
The bro flow hairstyle is ideal for any man looking for a more relaxed look. This haircut provides quite a laid-back aspect, and this is because it lets your longer hair flow. Not to mention that it allows your locks to take their natural shape, which can give you a very nice look regardless of the outfit you want to pair it with.
This haircut is making a comeback, and what’s even better is that it looks amazing with both straight and curly hair. If you want something freestyle and flowing, you shouldn’t be afraid to opt for this cut as it will help you stand out.
Do you have long hair but you’re not in the mood to style it or you just don’t have the time to do it? In this case, you should try this disheveled hairstyle.
This look turns the messy bedhead style into something cute and casual. Just look at Harry Styles – he knows how to make it look great and you can achieve the same style. Just keep it nice and simple. If you’re a relaxed man, you’ll surely make it look dashing.
Currently, this is one of the most popular men’s haircuts in the world, so you’ll also be following the current trends.
40. Edgar Haircut
Edgar haircuts are amazing for men who want to look a bit edgy and unique. This is for those gentlemen who want to stand out. It’s a fringe haircut, which means that it will need regular maintenance, but if you don’t have a problem with that, it will work nicely.
To get started with this, you should get a textured crop first. This includes a shorter fringe that can easily blend with the rest of the hair on top of your head. Then, you can get some side fade to make the cut stand out more. The Edgar style looks best with some high skin fade.
41. Wet Comb Over
Lots of men opt for the comb-over hairstyle. What makes it so popular is the fact that it is suitable for men of every age, so you don’t have to worry about the age aspect. This haircut is a classic, and what makes it great is that it works with different hair textures. What’s even better is that a receding hairline or thinning hair will be unable to stop you from enjoying this haircut.
You can get this hairstyle if you comb or brush your hair to one side. For a better hold, you can go for the wet comb over. Basically, you will need something like mousse or gel to make it look like it’s wet.
Then, simply mix it with a low taper fade or a fade.
42. European Haircut
The European haircut involves different styles. It can be the comb over, pompadour, disconnected undercut, or slicked-back style. The reason why it’s called “the European haircut” is that it was inspired by European men.
You don’t have to be European to rock this hairstyle, though – it looks good on any man. When you finally achieve it, it can look very sexy, and many ladies will turn their heads to look at you. Now, which European style you settle for depends on your hair length, hair texture, and preference, but choose carefully so it looks good with your face shape.
43. Ducktail Haircut
This is a hairstyle that needs to be done right by an experienced stylist for it to look good. If you want to achieve a contemporary style, you can use retro male hairstyles for inspiration, then make some adjustments so that they follow the current trends.
This ducktail hairstyle can look great with enough definition and texture. Therefore, you need to put some effort into styling it so it looks just right. It’ll give you a classic look, and you can rock it in both casual and formal situations.
44. Brad Pitt Hairstyle
Have you ever looked at Brad Pitt and thought “I want to look as cool as him!”? Well, now you can – you just need to get the right haircut. You may have seen Pitt with different hairstyles over the years, but one of the most popular ones that lots of men want is the military haircut that the actor had in the Fury movie.
It involves an undercut and a slicked-back top. All you need to do for the slicked back is brush your hair back, pulling it away from your hairline. Use some gel or pomade to style it afterward.
45. Flat Top
You may have seen flat-top hairstyles a lot lately. The style is trendy, with many men opting for it nowadays. It looks unique, and your efforts to maintain it will not go unnoticed, bringing you compliments from your friends and even from strangers.
The flat top allows you to make a statement. Basically, the hair at the back and sides is shorter, with the hair on the top being very high and voluminous. There’s no standard length that you must choose for the top, but longer hair stands out more, yet needs more maintenance.
46. Cornrow Hairstyle
You can’t go wrong with cornrows. This braided hairstyle is one of the most popular out there, and for a good reason – the style is easy to obtain and just makes you look badass.
Someone skilled is needed to help you achieve this look. With the underhand braiding technique, the braids are done very close to the scalp. It’s possible to create the braids in different lengths and thicknesses and you can even mix them with other hairstyles, such as a topknot and fade.
This style allows you to protect your hair, as it gets a break from chemicals and styling.
47. Long Hair with Fade
Fade cuts do not only look good with short hair. If you spent years growing out your hair, you don’t have to sacrifice your great locks now to be able to enjoy the fade style – this can simply be mixed with your long hair.
When your hair is long and shiny, a high or low fade will look great with it. You just need to find a good stylist that knows how to make it look great.
The type of fade that works best for you varies from one person to another. So, it’s recommended to ask your barber which style suits you better.
48. Johnny Depp Haircut
Anyone who watches Johnny Depp’s movies knows he had different hairstyles over the years, and if you’re a fan of the actor, you can use him as inspiration for your new haircut. Whichever style you choose depends on your preferences and your hair length and texture.
For the most part, his crybaby hairstyle is the most popular one. It mixes a rockabilly quiff with some loose hairs, giving it a more rebellious appearance. It can be personalized to suit your preferences, though. Just play around until you find something that suits your hair type.
Here’s another great hairstyle for long-haired men – the half-up and half-down style. The name is pretty self-explanatory – you simply need to have long hair, then wear some of it up in a bun or a ponytail. Meanwhile, the rest of your hair will remain free.
This style works best when you want to show off your locks while hacking the hair off your face. It looks cool while making sure hair doesn’t obstruct your vision. Any man with a bold sense of style will look and feel confident with this hairstyle.
50. Freeform Dreadlocks
Men with dreadlocks know the power they hold. This style allows any man to make a statement, not to mention that it looks unique and amazing. If you want something with a more natural approach, though, freeform dreadlocks may be a better alternative.
These dreadlocks are made without any manipulation technique. The only thing you need to do is allow your hair to grow naturally. This is very affordable and requires little maintenance. What’s great is that you can have different lengths and thicknesses with this style, and you can either wear the dreadlocks loose or in a bun.
51. Wolf Cut
Numerous individuals opted for the wolf cut, as it’s a great way to look more youthful and rebellious. The style involves different heavy layers that are thinner toward the edges while focusing on the crown. As such, the top of your hair will look thicker and fuller, giving it a more unique appearance.
The hair will get a lot of movement with this style, and it works for any hair texture. Another advantage is that the hair will also look thicker, even if you have thin hair.
52. Pointed Bangs
Men who go with the pointed bangs haircut are not afraid to express themselves. You may not see a lot of guys wearing this style, but that only means that you get to look different than anyone else.
The key to this look is to obtain a fringe in a V-shape as the focus will be on the forehead. Your eyes will also stand out more. With textured hair, you can achieve a more blended look, whereas straight hair will be better at showing how precise the cut is.
Generally, this style is popular in the Goth subculture.
What are the most popular men’s haircuts?
The most popular men’s haircuts vary depending on the current trends and personal preferences. Some of the most popular haircuts for men include the undercut, crew cut, buzz cut, side part, slicked back, and textured crop.
How often should men get their haircuts?
The frequency of haircuts for men depends on various factors, such as the length and style of their hair, hair type, and personal preference. Generally, men with shorter haircuts may need to get their hair trimmed every 4-6 weeks to maintain the style, while those with longer hair may only need a trim every 8-12 weeks.
How do I choose the right haircut for my face shape?
Choosing the right haircut for your face shape can help enhance your features and balance your facial structure. Some general guidelines to follow include choosing a haircut that complements your face shape and considering your hair type and personal style. Your barber can also offer recommendations based on your face shape and hair texture.