100 Best Haircuts and Hairstyles For Men (2019 Update)

All Things Hair | 09 May 2019
Short sides, long top hairstyles: textured crop

On-trend and flattering: these are the hairstyles you need to try ASAP.


Looking for some of the best hairstyles for men in 2019? To help you select the perfect new look to suit your face shape, hair type and style, we’ve hand-picked 100 of the most popular men’s haircuts to make life easier for you.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of fade haircuts, quiffs, long hairstyles, undercuts, the pompadour, buzz cuts or Mohawk hairstyles – we have something for everyone. We even have styles for those of you with thick, full locks and naturally fine or thin hair, as well as expert styling tips and tricks and product recommendations.

1. The French crop

front view image of man with short black hair and a French crop hairstyle
Give the the French crop a whirl if you have thin hair. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Neat, masculine and timeless, the French crop boasts several benefits and is great for those who want to keep it short, but relatively stylised. If your barber does a good job in tailoring the cut to suit your taste and hair type, it should require very little to no maintenance at all.

So, what do you ask for? Request to keep it tight through the back and sides, while leaving the top section slightly longer (a couple of inches at most) with a choppy, textured finish, which will provide ample coverage and help give your hair a thicker look.

As for the front part, you have the choice of keeping some length if you want to style it forward or cut into a short fringe.

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Editor’s tip: To build up the texture for this look, opt for a styling product that has a matt finish, such as the TONI&GUY Men’s Moulding Clay.

2. Short razored cut

front view image of a man with blonde hair and a short razor cut
This short razored cut will give your hair an edgy look.

Razor cutting is a technique that involves slicing and texturising the hair with the use of knife-like razors. Depending on the angle that the razor is held, this method can produce a variety of results and effects; be it soft, straight styles or smoother, more layered styles that are heavily textured. So it’s very flexible and perfectly adaptable to suit each individual.

For men with thin or fine hair, try keeping the top fairly short with shorter back and sides. It can also be the perfect hairstyle if you want to go a little longer, as the textured finish will provide a more natural, grown-out look, while giving you good coverage, too.

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Editor’s tip: To work this ‘do like a pro, reach for the VO5 Extreme Style Thicken Up Lifting Paste to help create texture and the illusion of thicker-looking locks.

3. Semi-long and slicked back

front view of a man with a beard and brown hair slicked back
Try rocking semi-long hair and slicked back Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Now, don’t worry if you prefer to keep your locks on the slightly longer side, as thin hair doesn’t always have to be cut short to look good! For a more dapper look with some retro vibes, choose to rock a sleek and suave ‘do this season.

Keep the top about medium length and the sides only a tad shorter. The trick is to use a hairdryer to help guide the hair into place and build height (again, for coverage) by sweeping it over slightly to one side. Go for a classic wet-look using pomade or hold it in place with some hairspray, it’s all up to you!

4. Minimalist quiff

front view image of a man with dark hair a mini quiff hairstyle
A minimalist quiff could be just what you need! Credit: Indigitalimages.com

We know what you’re thinking: quiffs equal drama. But before switching off, hear us out…

First of all, a quiff can work for men of all ages, and while being perfect for making a statement, it doesn’t have to be a big one. How extreme you go is entirely up to how large your personality is.

With the right touches and some personalisation, a good barber will certainly be able to tailor a quiff to suit you and your hair.

5. Textured top

front view of a man with short textured hair
It’s all about texture with this look. Credit: Instagram.com/barberinspirations

If you’ve got thin hair, choosing a textured cut with lots of angles and definition creates plenty of interest and can give the illusion of thicker tresses. The mini-fringe helps to detract from fine or thinning locks, plus it’s such an easy, versatile look to pull off! Credit: @barberinspirations

6. Skin fade

man with black hair in a short shaved sides and combed over style
Give a skin face a whirl to detract from thin hair. Credit: Instagram.com/barber_moscowfrant

The contrast between the dramatic skin fade and the swept-over length on top really helps to detract from thin hair.

This is a great look for style conscious gents who don’t want to comprise when it comes to their hair, with the added attention to detail from the hard shaved parting working to give off an on-trend vibe. Nice! Credit: @barber_moscowfrant

7. Classic short hair

front view of a man with short hair
Short hair can make your hair look thicker overall. Credit: Instagram.com/fellowbarber

This classic and stylish short hairdo is perfect for fellas who like the more preppy look.

By keeping your hair cut closely to your head, with the overall look staying fairly neat and tidy looking, you’ll help to make your hair look thicker. This is a great one, if you want to keep you hairstyle on the smarter side. Credit: @fellowbarber

8. Short sides and combover

Alexander Ludwig with short blonde hair and a comber over
Keep the top of your hair long and swept back. Credit: Instagram.com/alexanderludwig

While we understand that advising you to rock a comb over might not be exactly what you had in mind, but as you can see, this look is far cooler than a traditional ‘comb over’!

Keep the sides of your hair neatly buzzed, and rock a longer length on top. Sweep the longer section back, for an incredibly suave look, that will make your hair look full and thick. Credit: @alexanderludwig

9. Striking and messy

man with short hair and grey and balck colouring wearing a deep grey t shirt
Go for a classic short hair cut to make your tresses look thicker. Credit: Instagram.com/kcfee

At first glance, this would appear to be a very ‘safe’ style, but it actually has bags of personality! The textured, choppy cut gives an appearance of added fullness to your hair, while the movement in the hair creates plenty of interest.

The best part about this style is that you can pretty much wake up and go, although if you reach for a wax or clay, we can almost guarantee this style will look even more cool. Credit: @kcfee

10. Short fade and side sweep

back view of a man with short hair and comb over
Keep things short and sweep your locks over to one side. Credit: Instagram.com/barbertownworc

Give your look plenty of edge with this striking style, that will have people thinking about your stylish ‘do, rather than thin hair!

The straight razor cut finish, with length left on top and smooth back and sides, will all work together to make your hair look fuller than it actually is. Credit: @barbertownworc

11. Spiky hair

side view of a man with short sides and spiky black hair
Spike up your hair to give your look definition. Credit: Instagram.com/andrewdoeshair

Give your hair the volume it deserves with this spiky look. Your angular, almost faux hawk look, will give your locks height and definition in all the right places.

Plus, the spikes will contrast with the shorter sides of your hair perfectly, creating the illusion of dense tresses. Credit: @andrewdoeshair

12. Mini pompadour

front view of a man with a mini quiff and short sides
Why not try out a mini quiff! Credit: Instagram.com/yyusufozdemirr2

When you’ve got thin hair, you might think that you’re not able to pull of some of the edgier styles, such as the pompadour, but we’re here to tell you – you can get on board!

While you might not have the volume or height, you can still create a mini quiff, that will give height and texture to your hair. Trendsetters the world over have been coveting this striking and suave look, so now is the ideal time to get on board. Credit: @yyusufozdemirr2

13. Brushed up spikes

two asian men with choppy edge hairstyle
Give your look a choppy edge with this style. Credit: Instagram.com/morrismotley

As we’ve said before, spiky hair is your friend and brushed-up spikes are even better, as they add tonnes of volume to your look.

You’ll need plenty of product to recreate this style (we suggest a good wax or clay), but once you do, it’s well worth it, as the eye will be drawn to the top of the head, keeping your hair the focal point. If you like edgier styles, try this 2-in-1 look that you can switch up with your mood. Credit: @morrismotley

 14. The receding hairline haircut

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Jimmi Simpson wearing glasses and black tie and swept back hair.
Smooth your hair back and embrace thinner hair. Credit: Instagram.com/jimmisimpson

Before you write this hairstyle off, hear us out. If you have thinning hair at the front, why not just embrace it with style? This look is exactly what you think it is: a ‘do with a receding hairline.

This style is all about making the most out of your striking widow’s peak by creating contrast through your lengths. Either build up the volume in the top or keep it smooth. It’s classic, sleek and an easy way to make peace with thinning hair. Credit: @jimmisimpson

15. Ivy League haircut

Hairstyles for fine curly hair: Man with blow dried textured short brown hair
Give it some texture. Credit: Instagram.com/thebarbershopat56

Want to instantly make your thin hair appear thicker? The Ivy League haircut is one of the most classic men’s hairstyles for thin hair and it couldn’t be easier to style. Credit: @thebarbershopat56

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Editor’s tip: To shape this neat cut, reach for VO5 Styling Wax to help give your hair the hold and control it needs.

16. The buzz cut

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Model with short shaved buzzcut hair.
The buzz cut is a totally on-trend style to go for. Credit: Instagram.com/hjmen

In the more advanced stages of thinning hair? Then the best way to tackle the issue is to shave it all off!

This may seem like a drastic measure to take, but choosing to rock a style like a buzz cut is a great way for gents to take care of their thinning hair problem. And as an added bonus, you’ll be gaining an on-trend look, too.

If this sounds like the cut for you, then ask your barber for a close crop that’s the same length all over. And the best part is, a buzz cut is super low-maintenance and doesn’t require any day-to-day styling! Credit: @hjmen

17. The messy haircut

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Model with blonde hair short sides and long messy top wearing a bold floral shirt.
Rock a messy top to make fine hair look thicker. Credit: Instagram.com/charliejamesmodel

Looking for hairstyles for men with thin hair with a bit more length? This textured style will help to make your fine hair look thicker, without having to go too short.

The messy texture on top will give the appearance of a fuller style, while keeping the back and sides short will conceal the true fineness of your hair! Credit: @charliejamesmodel

18. The high and tight

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Model with brown high and tight short hair wearing a black roll neck.
Trick everyone into thinking you have fuller strands with this high and tight cut. Credit: Instagram.com/kevinluchmun

The classic high and tight look is ideal for those with thinning hair due to the sides being closely shaved, giving enough hair on top to play with and the illusion of more hair on the head. Credit: @kevinluchmun

19. The male pixie cut

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Man with short cropped hair with fade.
A short crop helps disguise thinning patches. Credit: Instagram.com/jesskaras

One of the best ways to disguise any thinning patches in your hair, as well as giving your locks a much-needed volume boost, is to go for a short cropped male pixie cut. To get the look, ask your barber for a short crop all the way around, or you can also opt for a faded detail like above.

When it comes to styling your short crop, opt for a wax-based product to inject plenty of texture and volume. Credit: @jesskaras

20. Faded quiff

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Man with a peak hairstyle on brown hair.
Create the illusion of thicker hair with the peak. Credit: Instagram.com/menpeluqueros

Quiffs works in a similar way to the messy-on-top haircut by tricking the eye into thinking that your hair is thicker than it really is. By styling the hair brushed upwards, this sleeker, clean-cut take on the look maximises fullness where the hair is most visible. Credit: @menpeluqueros

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Editor’s tip: This stylish cut is timeless, flattering for every face type, and perfect for finer hair.

A top tip is to avoid hair gels when styling as they will clump your hair together and highlight your thin hair. Instead, focus on hair products with matt finishes, like the TONI&GUY Men’s Moulding Clay.

21. Side comb fade

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Man with blonde hair and a deep side part comb over
Try a deep side parting, comb-over. Credit: Instagram.com/layriteofficial

Not quite ready to go for a buzz cut? Then look for men’s hairstyles for thin hair that have a bit more length. By keeping your hair longer on top, you can create a side comb fade, sweeping your hair over to one side to hide any thinning patches. Credit: @layriteofficial

22. Fade haircut

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Man with a beard mustache and undercut brown hair
Try rocking a beard teamed with a fade for thicker looking hair. Credit: Instagram.com/hayden_cassidy

The best thing about hairstyles for men with thin hair is that they can be super versatile. For example, short hairstyles can bring focus to the rest of your look, like a full, trimmed beard.

Ask your barber to fade the sides of your hair, so that what you do have left on top appears thicker. Don’t fret, though, as people will be looking at that amazing beard and sharp-looking fade haircut rather than your thin hair. Credit: @hayden_cassidy

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Editor’s tip: Keep your beard looking extra fresh with TONI&GUY Nourishing Premium Beard Oil. This smooth and nourishing blend of naturally derived oils soothes and tames, penetrating the hair shaft, beard hairs are softened and the skin underneath is hydrated and soothed.

23. Textured cut

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Justin Theroux wearing a suit and black tie with a short choppy haircut
Follow in the footsteps of Justin Theroux with a choppy cut. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

This messy, Hollywood-approved style is one of our favourite hairstyles for men with thin hair, as it’s got length and dimension, as well as being ultra flattering.

This style will help to detract from receding hairlines, while the choppy texture will give the illusion that you have thick hair. Honestly, it’s a win-win situation for all!

24. The messy quiff

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Man with dark hair and a full messy textured quiff
Keep your quiff textured and messy! Credit: Instagram.com/andrewdoeshair

This ‘do is all about drawing attention to the shape of your hairstyle, instead of your thin hair. Just keep plenty of texture in your quiff to create the illusion of thicker tresses and no one will be any the wiser. Credit: @andrewdoeshair

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Editor’s tip: We suggest using a hair mousse and a hairdryer to create volume. Then, if necessary, apply some TONI&GUY Mens Mattifying Putty for extra control and lift.

25. Short comb over haircut

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Nicolas Ghesquiere with short dark hair and a comb over hairstyle.
Go for a short comb over like Nicolas Ghesquiere. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

The classic comb over is one of the easiest styles to rock and has almost zero styling time required. With slightly shorter sides, sweep the longest part of your hair over to one side. And that’s it! But the best thing about this cut is that it’s so versatile, so if you want to go for a longer version, you definitely could.

26. Longer Ivy League haircut

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Christian Slater wearing glasses with slicked back hair
Christian Slater rocks Ivy League-worthy hair. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Guys looking for suitable men’s hairstyles for thin hair that also like to look impeccably groomed, should consider this modern Ivy League-inspired style.

The overall length will be left longer but when volumised and swept back, your long hair will help to create the illusion of height and thickness all over. This suave style is one to keep on your radar if you like a more classic look.

27. Slicked back undercut

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Man with brushed back ginger hair and a trimmed beard and mustache
Brush back your hair for thicker looking locks. Credit: Instagram.com/giovanni_savillsbarbers

Much like rocking a beard, a neatly trimmed goatee and moustache will bring the focus to your face and complement a slicked-back hairstyle perfectly.

Diverting all the attention away from your hairline, this look is for gents who are style conscious. Sweep your hair back and off your face for a sleek vibe, that will also create the appearance of a fuller head of hair. Credit: @giovanni_savillsbarbers

28. Pompadour fade

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Man with a pompadour hairstyle and blonde hair and sharp side parting.
Hairstyles for men with thin hair? Go for a mini pompadour! Credit: Instagram.com/pinupsbarbershop

You might think that you need masses of thick hair to recreate a retro pompadour style, but luckily, that’s not the case! For ultra stylish men’s hairstyles for thin hair, throw it back with a vintage style that’s classic and polished.

If you’ve got thinner tresses, you can still work your hair up into a modern pompadour fade by using some volumising mouse and pomade, to truly mould your hair and keep it in place. Credit: @pinupsbarbershop

29. Hard part haircut

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Man with shaved sides and quiff hairstyle.
Try shaving your head but keeping the top longer. Credit: Instagram.com/pinupsbarbershop

The hard part haircut involves a shaved line creating a more exaggerated parting and is great for distracting from any places you may be balding.

You can shave off any thinning sections, then use the length of the quiff to hide any other pesky sections of hair you don’t like. Cut in a defined parting and you’ve got yourself a winning style right there! Credit: @pinupbarbershop

30. 360 waves

Hairstyles for men with thin hair: Outdoor shot of a man with 360 waves, wearing a white tshirt with blue and red stripes on the arm
360 waves create a cool rippled effect. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Any barber will tell you that the best way to boost the look of finer hair is by adding texture. 360 waves are a popular way of styling black hair as the close cut and cool ripped effect make thinning less noticeable.

31. Asian man bun

Asian man bun: Young Asian man with a high groomed man bun
Smooth and groomed. Credit: Instagram.com/asianmanbun

Asian men are known for having typically straight hair, which can be an issue if you’ve also got thinning to contend with. Fine hair can look even thinner when it’s super straight, so a tied back style like the Asian man bun can help make your hair look fuller. Credit: @asianmanbun

32. Bald fade

Blonde man with side parting and bald fade haircut
Doesn’t this cut look fresh? Credit: Instagram.com/shortjackandsides

A more extreme version of the classic fade, the difference between a regular fade and a bald fade (or skin fade as it’s also called) is that the hair is cut all the way down to skin level, creating a more dramatic contrast. Great if your thinning is mostly at the sides, it means you can still make the most of your hair on top. Credit: @shortjackandsides

33. Bald taper fade

side profile of a man with a short and sharp bald taper fade haircut
Even the shortest styles can make a statement, as this razor-sharp style shows! Credit: Instagram.com/supremekutzbarbershop1

Having short hair doesn’t mean you can’t still look sharp. Contrast a graduated bald taper fade with angular lines by getting your barber to focus on your edges to create a fresh hairline. Credit: @supremekutzbarbershop1

34. Caesar haircut

Dark haired male model with a wet-look Caesar haircut
The classic Caesar haircut. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Styles like the Caesar haircut are the definition of low-key, everyday hairstyles for men with thin hair. The modern way to wear it is with a short back and sides all the way around, using the longer top layers to create a textured fringe effect.

35. Curtains hairstyle

male model with curly curtains hair style, wearing pink on the Feng Chen Wang show
The curtains can work for gents with wavier textures. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

The ’90s are a big trend right now, which means yep, you guessed it, the curtains hairstyle is back! And this is good news for any fine haired guys out there, as actually they happen to be one of the best men’s hairstyles for thin hair. With the hair parted down the middle and styled into a wavy curtain look, it’s a clever way of concealing a receding hairline by covering up those areas of hair loss.

36. Footballer hairstyles

footballer hairstyles: harry kane blonde hair in side parting sweapt back at england v panama match
A striking haircut for the footballer. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Lost on where to look for inspiration? There are plenty of footballer hairstyles that you can take style tips from, just look at the Harry Kane haircut. What we like about Harry’s swept back hairstyle is that he’s not afraid to embrace his high temples with a brushed back look – so you shouldn’t be either!

37. Best hairstyle for men over 40

Hairstyles for men over 40: Photo of Josh Duhamel with dark grey side parted brush back hair
Enhance your hair’s volume with a root-boosting side part. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

We get that a man in his forties might not want a super trendy cut like a guy in his twenties but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style. If you’re looking at hairstyles for men over 40, Josh Duhamel’s side-swept haircut is youthful and fresh and still looks really stylish.

38. Best hairstyle for men over 50

Hairstyles for men over 50: George Clooney with a short tapered combover and grey beard wearing a smart suit.
The modern short combover is a popular hairstyle choice. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

For ideas for hairstyles for men over 50, look no further. Combining a neat comb over with short facial hair, George Clooney is the ultimate silver fox with this exquisite groomed style. He’s also a great example of embracing going grey in style!

39. High top fade

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Men’s hairstyles 2019: High-top fade. Credit: indigitalimages.com

The high top fade is a common go-to style for black men who are balding. It originally rose to fame in the ’80s and ’90s (think Will Smith in The Fresh Prince) but it can be made more wearable by keeping it shorter and less boxy.

40. Hipster haircut

male model at Cottweiler FW17 wearing hair in modern fringe undercut style
Modern fringes have become a hipster haircut staple. Credit: indigitalimages.com

For the trend-focused gent looking for more experimental men’s hairstyles for thin hair, consider a hipster haircut. Comprising of an undercut on the back and sides with fuller hair on top, it allows you to play around with various textures and finishes using different products to create lots of different looks.

41. Man bun

male model with black hair with man bun and high undercut fade
Give your man bun character with an undercut finish. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Over the past few years, few hairstyles have garnered as much popularity as the man bun. If your hair is long enough and you’re tempted to give it a try, our super easy man bun tutorial will show you how easy it actually is.

42. Man bun and beard

Man bun and beard: Ginger man with long hair in a half-up half-down man bun with a beard, wearing a denim shirt and posing against a lilac background
A half-up will let you show off your sideburns.

If you’ve got long hair, you’ll be pleased to know that the man bun and beard combo is a great option. The half-up bun adds to detail to your fine hair to stop it looking flat and lifeless, while the beard just ties the whole look together.

43. Man bun fade

man bun haircut fade: close up shot of man with taper fade haircut, with some hair falling loose in front of his face wearing black shirt and posing outside
Fade + man bun = #Swag. Credit: Instagram.com/hairmanstyles

Another option is the man bun fade, which combines the ease of a close shave with the styled up top knot. Credit: @hairmanstyles

44. Man perm

Permed hair: All Things Hair - IMAGE - man with medium brown curly hair
The ‘permed hair’ trend for men. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Curly hairstyles for men are becoming increasingly popular and with that comes the (rather unexpected) return of the man perm! Depending on how defined or loose you want your curls to be, you’ll be able to tailor the tightness of your curls for the most natural-looking result.

45. Mohawk hairstyle

black man touching his chin with a frohawk hairstyle from Instagram @dreasvision
This is the perfect option for afro and curly hair types. Credit: Instagram.com/dreasvision

Forget what you think you know about the mohawk hairstyle. Mohawks might traditionally be associated with daring punk styles, but keeping it short can make it a really flattering and wearable style, especially for afro hair. Credit: @dreasvision

46. Pompadour fade

man with brown hair in the barbers with a black cape wrapped around him and his hair in a wavy styled neat pompadour fade
Wavy hair? Textured strands add shape up top. Credit: Instagram.com/bs.genesis

You can always go retro with a pompadour fade to mask thinning hair on the sides and amp up the volume up top. Credit: @bs.genesis

47. The professional men’s hairstyle

Ryan Reynolds light brown hair in taper cut on red carpet
Ryan Reynolds knows how to wear his taper cut in true style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Tired of feeling scruffy at work but feel like your thin hair is limiting your grooming potential? Make a good impression at work or for an interview with our professional men’s hairstyles and put your best tresses forward.

48. Shadow taper

short brown hair with wavy finish and shadow taper cut
Team your shadow taper with a wavy finish. Credit: Instagram.com/q.thebarber.7

In case you hadn’t guessed, faded and tapered cuts are key to hairstyles for men with thin hair. Another one of our favourites is the shadow taper, which features a more gradual transition from long to short, creating a shadowed effect.

Shadow fades can be long, mid-length or short so can be worked into almost any men’s hairstyles for thin hair. Credit: @q.thebarber.7

49. Short sides and long top

Short sides, long top hairstyles: textured crop
There are short sides and long top hairstyles to suit every face shape. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Styling a short sides and long top cut is so easy you won’t even need a mirror, just ruffle through with your fingers and you’re done.

50. Short undercut

pastel pink mushroom cut with undercut
Stand out by teaming your undercut with a fun hue. Credit: Instagram.com/bluetitlondon

Ditch the conventional styles and let your personality shine through with a short undercut like this modern take on the bowl cut. As a bonus, it’ll also help boost ultra fine locks and add more shape to your look. Credit: @bluetitlondon

51. Side slick hair

shot of male model on runway with side slick hair swept back wearing nude
Sweep back your side slick hair style and you’ll be good to go. Credit: indigitalimages.com

For the man who always wants to look his best, nail the suave look with side slick hair. Some wet look gel and a fine-toothed comb is all you need to recreate this timeless style.

52. Side swept undercut

close up shot of man with a colourful side undercut hairstyle at the salon
Want to really stand out? Go down the colour route. Credit: Instagram.com/nia.scar

You can even pair the look with a side swept undercut and pop of colour for a more unique ‘do. Credit: @nia.scar

53. South of France haircut

south of france haircut 2016
The South of France haircut AKA the gentleman’s mohawk. Credit: Instagram.com/ericlloyd26

Similar to a mohawk or ‘frohawk, the South of France haircut was originally made popular by Usher and his barber Curtis Smith. Anyone who has considered a mohawk but been too scared should give this more toned-down variant a go. Credit: @ericlloyd26

54. Surfer hair

actor Timothée Chalamet with his signature dark textured medium hair
You don’t need a beach to rock a surfer hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Timothée Chalamet’s surfer hair feels like it’s practically made for summer with its beachy texture and piecey waves.

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Editor’s tip: Who needs the beach? All you need is a texture-boosting sea salt spray like the TONI&GUY Messy Salt Spray to give your locks that salty, windswept look.

55. Taper comb over haircut

photo from above of a guy with light brown/dark blonde hair with a shadow taper faded haircut with a comb over
Create a smooth transition with a taper comb over. Credit: Instagram.com/worldstarofbarbers

Try a clean taper comb over haircut with carefully defined clipper work. Credit: @worldstarofbarbers

56. Top knot for men

top knot men: male model with messy top knot hairstyle wearing suit
There’s nothing with wrong with bedhead hair! Credit: Instagram.com/sergiogonzalezfdz

Play up your lengths, no matter how thin your hair, with a laid-back top knot for men and you’ll always look good. Credit: @sergiogonzalezfdz

57. The Peaky Blinders hairstyle

side view of brown hair in short undercut 1920s hairstyle
This short undercut has seen a resurgence thanks to hit TV show Peaky Blinders. Cedit: Instagram.com/salonexte

If Thomas Shelby is your hair inspiration, this severe undercut will be right up your street. Credit: @salonexte

58. Undercut fade

undercut fade hairstyle for men
Combine an undercut with a graduated fade. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This undercut fade has a simple yet cool edgy style to it and pairs well with a classic crew cut.

59. Undercut on long hair

brunette man in a tan shearling jacket with floppy hair and an undercut
Balance out floppy locks with an edgy undercut detail. Credit: Instagram.com/jheuston

Into the floppy Zayn Malik-esque hair look? Flip your hair over to one side and style with an undercut for long hair, to make it look more voluminous. Credit: @jheuston

60. 50 shades of grey

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We’re loving the grey sleek quiff. Credit: Instagram.com/jameswlsh

Grey strands have dominated men’s hairstyles in the last few year, with more and more of Hollywood’s leading men taking the colour plunge, meaning now’s a great time to experiment. So, if you’re after a new colour, try opting for a striking (yet handsomely subtle!) grey hue.

For maximum style impact, we suggest pairing it with a slicked-back quiff, as this dapper gent does. Yes, Mr. Grey will see you now. Credit: @jameswlsh

61. The textured top

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Go for a textured top for effortlessly cool style. Credit: Instagram.com/chezrust

All you need is to take a note of this dapper gent’s textured top hairstyle, with it’s short sides and a long top that will add in plenty of natural-looking texture! Credit: @chezrust

TONI&GUY Men's Mattifying Putty

Editor’s tip: To get the look, apply some TONI&GUY Men’s Mattifying Putty through your damp mane, making sure you really work it into the root area, before drying your strands with a hair dryer.

62. The Afro undercut

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Try out an afro fade to update your look. Credit: Instagram.com/_yah_yah

We, for one, are glad that the Afro high top fade is still going strong as a top hairstyle among men. And with more variations of the style being debuted, it’s no surprise that it held it’s ranking for black men recently.

Modern versions of this ‘do now feature a sharp undercut, as well as a lot of length on top, making it a look with loads of contrast and a high-impact finish! Credit: @_yah_yah

63. Long hair

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No beachy required for this long, beachy-hair look. Credit: Instagram.com/tombusson

If you’re lucky enough to already have a long mane, be proud and let those tresses hang loose!

As one of the lowest maintenance men’s haircuts of 2019, this style was all about showing off your undone, tousled locks in all their glory and making your strands the mane attraction. Credit: @tombusson

TONI&GUY Messy Salt Spray

Editor’s tip: All you’ll need to do to get this fuss-free look, is to use the TONI&GUY Mens Messy Salt Spray and then pair your 2019-ready ‘do with a stylish hat to boot.

64. The throwback haircut

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Throw it back with this mens haircut – 2019. Credit: Instagram.com/nachofernandez_26

We think that this old school haircut is a wild card to keep on your radar for the year to come. Credit: @nachofernandez_26

65. Comb-over

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Rock a sleek combover, for instant cool. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

What makes this look so great, is its amazing versatility: working a treat for both men with thin hair, as well as those with very unruly locks! It’s stylish, practical, and easy to do, so everyone can get in on this classic and clean-cut look.

If this sounds like the hairstyle you’ve been dreaming of, then find out to create this ‘do like the fashion pack, by following our simple comb-over styling tips, right here!

66. High-top fade

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This high-top fade is a cool mens hairstyle we love. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

If you have afro hair, then this is the dapper ‘do that you most definitely should have been rocking for 2019. One of the most noteworthy men’s haircuts of 2019 was the high-top fade!

The key to nailing this look (and ensuring that it doesn’t look like a blast-from-the-past), is to keep the height conservative and the edges rounded.

67. Messy man bun

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Messy man bun – are you bold enough to try it?
Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Yes, that’s right, the man bun is still riding that style wave and dominating every hair trend list around! But if you’ve tried and tested your fair share of man buns – and now feel like you lack the quirky edge this ‘do once gave you – then it’s time to rough things up and get a little messy.

68. Wet-look hair

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Ready to rock wet look hair? Credit: Indigitalimages.com

On the other end of the style spectrum of men’s hairstyles of 2019, however, is this ultra-sleek and polished wet-look ‘do.

But don’t think that this look is just for the ladies like Kim K, because 2019 saw guys returning to their rockabilly roots with this slick style, to make Teddy Boys look like amateurs!

VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel

Editor’s tip: For a glossy, mirror-like sheen, apply a 10 pence-sized amount of the VO5 Sculpted Hold Wet Look Gel to the palms of your hands, rub them together until they’re fully coated, and run them over your strands to evenly distribute the product.

69. Man perm

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Mens hairstyles 2019? It was all about the man perm. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Thought that curly hair had reached its peak? Well, hold the phone,  a lot of fellas are rocking the most unexpected hair trend yet: the ‘man perm’.

Yep, this hairstyle may once have been firmly associated with the ’80s, but it has been given a new lease of life, by working it in a cool and contemporary way!

Feeling intrigued to know more about this curly hairstyle? Then find out everything you need to know about perming, here, and get ready to do your best impression of Jon Snow!

70. Short sides with fringe

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5 On-trend short sides, long top hairstyles: Short sides with fringe. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

This style usually has the fringe swept to the side, but when it comes to giving this look a fresh and edgy update, you’re quite free to experiment with this look’s versatility! Simply ask your barber to cut your hair short at the back and sides, leaving plenty of length on top and through the front, so you can mould and play with your style.

This take on the short sides, long top style is perfect for gents who want to soften stronger facial features, such as jaw line and cheekbones. It also works a treat for those with larger foreheads, since the long sections of hair will give a balancing effect.

71. The pompadour

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5 On-trend short sides, long top hairstyles: The pompadour

The Pompadour is one of the hottest short sides, the long top looks right now. Named after Madame de Pompadour, King Louis XV’s mistress, the cut was predominantly a female haircut until it was made famous by an entirely different kind of King – Elvis Presley. There are a number of different interpretations of this look, allowing you to work it to suit your own sense of style, as well as your face shape and hair type.

This modern take on the classic Pompadour has been reworked to give it a cooler and more sophisticated finish. To get the look, ask your barber to clip the back and sides of your hair short (usually a grade one), leaving lots of length on the top and at the front. To style your ‘do, take a look at our simple step-by-step guide to mastering your pomp!

72. The Fauxhawk

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5 On-trend short sides, long top hairstyles: The fauxhawk

A fauxhawk is a softer take on the classic mohawk look, creating the same iconic shape, just without shaving the sides of the head or extending past the peak of the cranium. Remember: you are going for a faux look here, so ensure that your barber blends the top lengths and sides slightly, else you run the risk of adding in too much contrast.

To style the top of the hair, you want to create soft, loose spikes to add height and give that faux mowhawk effect. The true beauty of this style, however, is that it can work with straight, curly or wavy hair – so everyone can enjoy a fauxhawk cut this season!

74. The textured quiff

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5 On-trend short sides, long top hairstyles: Textured quiff

This year, the slick, perfectly sculpted quiff has been replaced by a laid-back, textured version. To get the look, ask your barber to leave plenty of length through the top, point cutting to inject plenty of natural movement and texture, and ensuring that the fringe is longer than the rest of the hair. Generally, the back and sides should be clipped considerably shorter to create a slight contrast – but of course, if you want to create a more dramatic look, you can always have the back and sides buzz cut, instead.

To style, work a small amount of the Toni&Guy Men’s Styling Putty (£6.99*) through towel-dried hair, before using your fingers to shape it into a loose, relaxed quiff.

75. Buzzcut

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There is no denying that the buzzcut trend will continue through 2019. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few months, you will know that everyone is opting for a buzzcut.

The close-cropped style has recently been favoured by 1D’s Liam Payne and Zayn Malik, who both ditched their perfectly styled manes for this edgy alternative – which basically means everyone else will soon be hopping on board the buzzcut bandwagon.

76. Bleach Crops


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Jaden Smith is one of many who have lightened their locks. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Trailblazer Jaden Smith was doing his best Justin Timberlake circa ’98 impression with this bleached high-top combo.

We saw bleached styles adorned by Kanye West and Gary Barlow, but with all the cool-kids like Jaden still rocking the style, we think bleached crops will continue to be seen throughout 2019. Maybe it’s the ideal style for your summer festival shenanigans?

Dove Colour Care Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Thinking of colouring your tresses? If so, be sure to switch to a wash and care system formulated with coloured tresses in mind. Which? We recommend the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner for maintaining your hue’s vibrancy.

77. Rom-com hair

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Channel your inner rom-com actor with this heartthrob ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Call it boyband hair or, as we like to call it, rom-com hair, 2019 is all about textured medium-length styles that are designed for sweeping your hands through – think the much-loved curtains hairstyle with a modern update.

Styling tip: Add layers for a tousled finish à la Hugh Grant in Notting Hill or left free for an undone look, perfectly demonstrated by actor of the moment, Timothée Chalamet.

78. Eccentric hues

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It’s all about embracing a colour change. Credit: Instagram.com/itsfrankocean

If bleached hair is just a little too tame for you and your eccentric soul, you will love all the bold hues we expect to see in 2019. From Frank Ocean’s purple buzzcut (above) to neon hues, this year is set to be full of colourful ‘dos, mark our words. Credit: @itsfrankocean

79. Power ‘fros

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Embrace your natural hair texture. Credit: indigitialimages.com

Growing out your afro is all the rage right now, from Marouane Fellaini to Colin Kaepernick there is no shortage of stars out there who are embracing their natural texture. And it’s not just sports stars who are wearing the style, as it has been spotted on the runway, too!

Styling tip: Resist the temptation to trim your ‘do into a rounded shape – you want your power afro to look natural, not a Jackson 5 replica.

80. Flow hair 

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We can see why David is such a style inspiration. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

It is all about keeping your length in a more manageable shoulder-length style (AKA flow hair), which, we’re sure we don’t have to remind you, is also long enough to be styled in a trendy man bun!

81. Curly styles

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Show of your curls in 2019. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Whether styled slicked back or swept over to one side, curly-haired gents will be happy to know that there is no limit to how you can style your curls in 2019.

Dove Advanced Hair Series Shine Revived Treatment

Editor’s tip: When working with a curly mane, you’ll want to keep the inevitable frizz at bay. To do this, apply some of the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment to damp hair, before letting it air dry.

82. Medium to long hair

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The new in between hair length. Credit: indigitalimages.com

It’s not surprising that long hair is a pretty trendy look for men this year – and did we mention that it’s also great for achieving the perfect man bun?

Now, getting this hairstyle is pretty easy. If you have short hair, you’ll need to start by growing it out (remember to work in regular trims to keep it in tip-top condition ), but once you’ve got enough length, ask your barber to add a few layers to enhance the shape of your new mane.

83. The swoop

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The swoop. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Thrust into the limelight by Justin Bieber when he sported an extreme version of the look, it’s no wonder the swoop has become one of the most popular men’s hairstyles. A fresh take on the classic style from the ’90s, the swoop is softer, edgier and more versatile.

Styling tip: To achieve this cut, ask your barber to keep your hair fairly short around the back and sides, and to leave plenty of length on top. When you’re styling the look, brush it back and just, well, swoop! This style is incredibly versatile, so you can do this either backwards or to the side.

84. Wet look

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Wet look hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Bear with us on this one: we promise it’s not as scary as it sounds! Spotted at pretty much every key fashion show, this ’90s-inspired hairstyle is becoming big news.

The perfect addition to your best retro ensembles, this contemporary wet look is more about the casual and tousled finish than anything else, it works well with just about any haircut, although it’s best to have at least some length on top.

85. Natural texture

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Celebrate your natural hair texture. Credit: Indigital

The perfect everyday hairstyle, this naturally-textured look is simple, casual and ultra effective. Although it can be achieved by anyone, it works best on gents who already have natural texture or body in their hair.

To get the look, ask your barber to cut some layers to help enhance your natural volume and texture (and the more you have naturally, the less styling you’ll have to do!). Then, to style, your new textured look remember to tease your locks gently with your fingers to help define those natural waves as you go along.

86. The classic quiff

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Give your ‘do an update with a subtle undercut. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

To achieve this look, ask your stylist to keep plenty of length around your back and sides while maintaining a clean, sharp hairline. Make sure that the hair on top is longer and balanced near the crown area in order to connect in a way that looks natural.

While this look is pretty versatile with a length that can vary, you should always ensure that your back and sides are shorter than the top to get the clear contrast that is the main characteristic of this cut.

87. The undercut quiff

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When in doubt, go for the classic quiff. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

A contemporary take on the classic quiff, this version refreshes the traditional look with its short, undercut sides. Edgy and elegant, this cut is just perfect for style-conscious men.

Ask your stylist for shaved-down sides with plenty of lengths on top and style as you would with any other type of quiff.

Lynx Adrenaline Super Hold Cream Gel

Quiff tip: Try using the Lynx Adrenaline Super Hold Cream Gel, as this neat product will help you to craft sharp styles with a precise definition, plus give your quiff some serious staying power.

88. The short quiff

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Go super short with your quiff and style with a fade. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

If you’re looking for something a bit more on the casual side, then this clean-cut, hassle-free, short quiff could be the perfect solution for you.

To get the look, ask your stylist for a quiff with a much-shorter top (usually between 2-4 inches) teamed with a sharp fade on the sides. Whilst still ultra-stylish, this cut requires a lot less maintenance than other versions of the quiff.

89. The modern quiff

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For a modern touch, grown it out a little longer. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

One of the more dramatic quiff hairstyles on our list, the modern quiff adds a touch of cool, contemporary personality to the classic cut. Ask your barber to create a sharp fade on the sides and back for a slick, stylish look.

VO5 Styling Wax

Quiff tip: Remember that styling makes all the difference, so to get the perfect modern quiff, towel-dry your hair before rubbing a small amount of pomade (if you to add a bit of shine) or wax (try the VO5 Groomed Styling Wax) between your fingertips and running the product through your hair.

To finish, tease the front up and comb the rest back, then blowdry your quiff in place – and you’re good to go!

90. Textured quiff

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Short, back and sides: the textured quiff. Credit: indigitalimages.com

A statement-making style that’s easier to maintain than it looks, the textured quiff a modification on the more polished, attention-grabbing quiff as we know it. While in the past, the focus has very much been on height and scale, this year, it’s all about texture and the nonchalant unstructuredness of this striking yet effortless cut. The best thing about the textured quiff, though, is that it’s much easier to style compared to its more architecturally structured counterpart.

91. Faux hawk

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Low hawk: a subtle version of the mohawk, perfect for short hair

The edgy mohawk’s smarter, more dapper cousin, the faux hawk (or fohawk) is also known as yet another variation on the quiff. In simpler terms, defining characteristics of the faux hawk include a longer top and front, and shorter shaved back and sides that aren’t quite as drastic as the mohawk’s signature skin shave. Highly versatile and a cinch to style, the faux hawk is easily adaptable for both work and play.

92. Curls on top

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Medium hairstyles for men: curly on top. Credit: indigitalimages.com

For men who have quite curly to very curly hair, and who want to show off their texture while keeping it neat and easy to manage, this medium hairstyle makes for a fine choice. This look is about keeping the back and sides short and leaving a mop of curls on top. While getting the cut right can be a little trickier (remember: communication is key), once it’s been done, it should be a breeze to style.

93. Casually swept back

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Men’s medium hairstyles: casually swept back. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Want the sleek, sophisticated effect of a regular slick-back, minus the now-unfashionable greasy sheen? Consider the casually swept back style your new office-to-party buddy. A more effortless look that maintains the seductive curve of a slicked-back ‘do, the outcome of this smart, yet functional cut is defined by its shape. Semi-loose and very touchable, it’s a style that the ladies will love, too.

94. Dapper side part

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Men’s comb over hairstyle. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Inspired by gentlemen’s hairstyles from the ‘60s, the dapper side part is a smart, sophisticated style that’s perfect for any modern working man. It can be adopted by anyone with short or medium-length locks and is ideal for those trying to grow out their hair. This style works particularly well for men with really thick hair, too.

95. Gender fluid hair

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Haircut styles for men: Gender fluid hair. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

So, if you like to push boundaries, think of hair that’s shoulder length and working in blunt or choppy fringes. But why stop there? Make Jaden Smith your new style hero and have fun experimenting with accessories, ponytails, and hairbands!

96. Bowl cut

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Haircut styles for men: The bowl cut. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

The bowl cut continues to be at the forefront of many 2019 hair predictions, proving that once again, this cropped style is super versatile. With its new year reinterpretation, the undercut du jour is sleek and long on top, yet subtly cropped at the sides. This allows for experimentation with quiffs and extreme side partings, or room to pay homage to the ’90s bowl cut (true story, it’s back!).

97. The flat top fade

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Haircut styles for men: The flat top fade. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Now, we haven’t forgotten about you fellas with natural hair! If you’ve been gifted with strands that defy gravity, then the flat top should always feature of your style list. Channeling the retro vibes of Will Smith in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, this look does exactly what it says on the tin: a totally flat top with a high fade (undercut).

Editor’s tip: If you have thinner or straighter hair, but still covet a flat top, invest in some top styling products that’ll sustain and hold the height. We recommend the VO5 Thicken Up Lifting Paste to build the height of your tresses, and finish with the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray to set it in place!

98. Extreme hair fade

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Men’s hair fade: Extreme hair fade. Credit: Instagram.com/alexsudati

99. High fade haircut

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Men’s hair fade: High fade haircut. Credit: Instagram.com/romario_designer

This high fade haircut is perfect for anyone who is looking for a style that will help them stand out from the crowd. The modern, slicked-back finish to this ‘do makes it a hot-to-trot style for the year ahead, and is actually super easy to maintain! Credit: @romario_designer

Simply ask your barber for a cut that fades towards the top of the head, rather than down towards the ears. This will allow the longer hair on top to become an obvious centrepiece and is great for anyone with thick hair who wants to show it off! For ultra staying power, and that suave finish, apply some of the VO5 Extreme Style Sculpted Hold Mega Hold Gel Spray to your mane, raking it back using your fingers. 

100. Shadow hair fade

Men’s hair fade: Shadow hair fade. Credit: Instagram.com/kaisbarbershop

The shadow hair fade blends very short hair on the sides of the head into short hair on the top. This hairstyle is a step away from those we’ve previously seen that rely on long or thick hair for contrast, and can be rocked by anyone of any hair type! Okay, so itt may require more trips to the barbers to maintain it’s style, but we think you’ll agree: this is a pretty dapper look. Credit: @kaisbarbershop

Have these men’s hairstyles of 2019 inspired you to try out one of the styles that rocked this year? If you’re still on the hunt for more inspiration, make sure you check out our Men’s Hairstyles & Haircuts page, for the latest trends in male grooming