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 85 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
10. Short fade and side sweep
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
20. Faded quiff
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
44. Man perm
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
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
47. The professional men’s hairstyle
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
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
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
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
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
53. South of France haircut
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
Timothée Chalamet’s surfer hair feels like it’s practically made for summer with its beachy texture and piecey waves.
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
56. Top knot for men
57. The Peaky Blinders hairstyle
If Thomas Shelby is your hair inspiration, this severe undercut will be right up your street. Credit: @salonexte
58. Undercut fade
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
60. 50 shades of grey
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.
61. The textured top
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
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.
63. Long hair
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
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
We think that this old school haircut is a wild card to keep on your radar for the year to come. Credit: @nachofernandez_26
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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?
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
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
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
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
81. Curly styles
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
99. High fade haircut
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
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