Tired of the same ‘do? It’s time to get a new haircut for men! If you’re gunning for a clean, fresh look, you may want to check out different short haircuts for men, like the bowl cut or short cuts with faded sides. You may also want to explore new hairstyles that will give your everyday look a fresh take. Don’t know where to start? We’ve rounded up different hairstyles for men. Check them out, and you might just find your signature look!
Your Ultimate Guide to Popular Hairstyles for Men
1. Two-Block Haircut
This haircut for men features a long top and shaved sides and back. The shaved portions are not as short as those of the undercut. With a two-block haircut, your hair at the back falls just above your nape while the sides fall just above your ears. This haircut is a popular look among KPop stars, so if you have them as style pegs, consider trying out this haircut.
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The pompadour is originally a woman’s haircut named after Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV (monarchy drama, let’s leave it at that). Enter Elvis who copped the hairstyle and owned it, and well, the rest is literally history. The pomp is characterized by short sides and a long top, which is swept up and back over the head. It’s super stylish and sophisticated but it’s also high maintenance—you need regular trims and you can’t just shower and go, it has to be styled. If you don’t mind allotting some time to style your hair in the morning, this ‘do is an excellent choice.
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The quiff is quite similar to a pompadour hairstyle. It’s actually a combination of the pomp, the flat-top and the mohawk. It features short sides and back and longer hair on top that‘s brought upward and backward. This short haircut for men is different from the pompadour in that it can be styled messy and tousled or worn straight and neatly brushed back, while the pompadour is usually really glossy and very precise. You can also tone down on the volume if you want to make your quiff more updated.
4. French Crop
This haircut for men features longer hair in front that’s styled like a fringe. You can get shaved sides or faded sides to go with your French crop, or an undercut if you want to highlight your fringe.
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5. Classic Fade
The fade is one of our favorite trendy hairstyles for men that start off long at the top and get shorter on the sides and the lower back. The hair creates a seamless blend as it goes from one length to the other.
6. High Fade Haircut
This short haircut for men has shaved sides that are extremely short. The fade also starts higher up on the head, sometimes even above the temple area. It contrasts starkly with long and bouncy hair on top, making it a head-turning look for men.
7. Side-Parted Wavy Hairstyle for Men
Wavy hair sometimes seems to have a life of its own. Knowing how to style it, though, can make a big difference. You can start by putting a small amount of pomade or gel on your hair to make it easier to manage and control. Then, comb it to one side or use your fingers to direct your hair. If you want some waves but your hair is straight, you can make some by curling the tips of your hair using a flat iron.
8. Easy Comb Over
This is one of the most popular hairstyles for men, as it is simple and easy to achieve. Just comb your hair over to one side, style with wax or putty, and you’re all set.
9. Long Top
There are so many hairstyles for men to choose from now and people continue to experiment with newer ones. Why not try this long top hairstyle and ask your barber to make your sides a little thinner? And when styling it, comb the top part of your hair toward your forehead to emphasize its length.
10. Straight and Brushed Back
This is another hairstyle you can do if you have faded or shaved sides. Just brush your hair backwards while blow-drying it, then keep your hair in place with gel or pomade. That’s it!
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11. Medium Curly Hair
You don’t have to straighten or hide your curls. They make your hair you and add personality to your look. Just keep your curly hair at a manageable length, scrunch your hair while applying gel for added shine, and you’re all set.
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12. Disconnected Undercut
Featuring sides and back that are shaved close to the head and a top section of hair that is longer in length, the undercut is a versatile and stylish cut that you can style in different ways. You can style the longer top section slicked back, side-parted, messy, in a ponytail, or up in a man bun.
13. Tousled Medium Curly Hair
No time to style your hair? Keep them messy! Just finger-comb your hair backwards then direct some of your curls towards one side. Now, you’re ready to face your day.
14. Buzz Cut
For a no-fuss, effortless hairstyle, you’ve got the classic buzz cut. Buzz cut is a super short style that has all of your hair closely shaven. It’s literally a wash-and-wear style because you don’t have to do anything with your hair other than wash it, so if you don’t have the patience to even pick up a comb, this is perfect for you.
15. Crew Cut
The crew cut is one of the classic short hairstyles for men. It’s tapered on the back and the sides, with the top about an inch long. It’s also a very short haircut that doesn’t require a lot of styling, making it a perfect cut for men-on-the-go.
16. Ivy League
The Ivy League haircut is a smart and sophisticated look for men. It’s basically a combination of the crew cut and a side-part hairstyle, where the sides are kept short while the front is left long enough for you to brush it to the side. This versatile squeaky clean cut can take you from workdays to weekends. It’s clean and smart, and it has a youthful vibe to it.
17. Korean Wavy Hairstyle
You know how K-pop has invaded the Philippines and almost everyone is going ga-ga over the Korean hairstyles, including men! Well, you too can achieve this Korean wavy hairstyle, especially if your hair is long or medium-length.
18. Korean Comma Hairstyle
If you want to cover a part of your forehead, try the Korean comma hairstyle. It’s great for men with short or medium-length thick hair. Naturals waves help add texture and volume, but if your hair is straight, you can create waves using a flat iron or a curling iron. The most important part of creating this hairstyle for men is to take a section of hair in front and create a comma shape by clamping it using your flat iron. Then, spritz some hairspray to make it stay in place.
19. Messy Side Part
Even men can wear a messy hairstyle. To achieve this ‘do, you can simply scrunch and style your hair with your fingers. It’s a great way to look stylish on weekends when you want a break from super polished hairstyles.
20. Curtain Hairstyle
This hairstyle was popular in the ’90s (also known as the kachupoy hairstyle), but it doesn’t mean you can’t bring it back. If your hair has a natural center part, just go with it when sporting this ‘do. Then, play up the volume on your roots by scrunching your hair or blow-drying it.
21. Long and Flat Top
If you’re looking for a clean haircut that isn’t really short, then, this long and flat top hair is all you need. It is long enough to still style but with sides that are thin and clean. You can even style the long top part into a quiff on your off days to exude a relaxed vibe.
22. Samurai Bun
If you love long hairstyles for men, try the samurai bun. It’s hip and edgy, and it keeps your long hair off your nape, so you don’t end up sweaty on a hot and humid day.
23. Sleek Man Bun
If you have short sides and a long top, this hairstyle for men is for you. It keeps hair off your face and gives you a sleek, clean look.
24. Messy with a Deep Side-part
This hairstyle is highly recommended if you’re trying to grow out your short hair which tends to be messy and flies in all directions. You can keep that discreet by actually styling it the messy way! Part it deep at the side and bring all of your hair to one side.
25. Fade Haircut with Beard
Wanna grow a beard for a change? Pair it with a fade haircut so your beard and hair don’t overwhelm your face.
26. Bowl Cut
This edgy and high-fashion haircut features a front section that’s cut on eyebrow level (or slightly longer). This length continues to the sides and back. You can blow-dry your hair straight and wear the bowl cut in a structured way, or you can add texture to give it a fresh take.
27. Textured Curly Hair
Got natural curls? Complement them with a two-block haircut and style your hair with a small amount of putty. Scrunch your hair to create a textured look.
28. Faux Hawk Hairstyle for Men
Create this variation of the mohawk hairstyle by keeping the top section of your hair long and styling it upwards. Use pomade or hair gel to make this section hold its shape.
29. High and Tight
This military-inspired short haircut for men has extremely short sides and a top that’s slightly longer. It’s a low-maintenance ‘do, as it requires minimal styling. Just make sure to schedule a monthly haircut with your barbero or have clippers ready at home so you can do your own haircut regularly.
30. Tousled Side Fringe for Men
Keep the front section of your hair long to maintain your fringe. To style, part your hair on one side and finger-comb your fringe towards the other side, covering around three-fourths of your forehead. Style your fringe with a small amount of hair putty or matte clay to add texture and to keep it in place.
Now that you know these haircuts and hairstyles for men, you’re ready to explore a new look. Which one is your favorite?