The best men’s fringe haircuts of 2016 – which will you choose?

Arianna | 12 December 2016

Have you tried one of the hottest looks of the year?


Since we’re nearing the end of the year, we’ve decided to treat you to a men’s hair 2016 round-up, featuring the most stylish fringe cuts that have crossed our style radar!

While there have been a whole host of looks that have grabbed our attention – from choppy fringes to side-swept bangs – we’ve managed to whittle it down to our favourite 4 styles.

Ready to find out what they are? Then you better keep on scrolling…


Stylish fringe haircuts you need to try


male model on the runway wearing a white shirt with a humming bird printed onto it with his blonde hair styled into a choppy fringe
A choppy fringe will add an nonchalant vibe to your look. Credit:

Choppy fringe

Not all fringes have to be soft and sweeping, don’t you know? If you’re after a more grungy look, try opting for layered, choppy bangs, for a slightly edgier way to work a fringe cut.

Whether you have all of your bangs brushed to one side, or arranged it so that your layers fall straight over your forehead, this unconventional style is actually incredibly versatile!

TONI&GUY Messy Salt Spray

Editor’s tip: To separate your layers and make them appear more choppy, spray some TONI&GUY Men’s Messy Salt Spray into your hair, before styling.

This will help to add a small amount of volume, as well as a roughed-up texture!

man on the street wearing a denim jacket and grey tshirt and backpack with his brown hair flicked up into a loose fringe smiling at the camera
Try an effortless swept up fringe. Credit:

Swept up, messy fringe

A swept up, messy fringe provides a laid-back hairstyle that has an undone, #WokeUpLikeThis aesthetic – making it perfect for guys who aren’t hair-styling pros!

VO5 Gel Wax

Editor’s tip: You also don’t need to worry about your hair not looking perfect – simply run some VO5 Extreme Style Groomed Gel Wax through your fringe, twisting your strands in opposite directions as you go.

Trust us, you’ll have a casual, bed head-inspired fringe in no time!

model Lucky Blue Smith on the street wearing a black leather jacket and a white striped top with his platinum blonde hair worn in a curled fringe
Lucky Blue’s curled fringe is all we want. Credit:

Curled, side-swept fringe

We don’t know about you, but this vintage-inspired curly fringe reminds us of the hairstyles rocked in the iconic 1970s film, Grease.

Styling his platinum blonde mane into a voluminous, sweeping finish, while ensuring his fringe remains the centre of attention, Lucky Blue Smith really know how to work a playful curl.

male model backstage at a fashion show wearing a light blue shirt with his brown hair worn in a side fringe
When in doubt, go for a side fringe. Credit:

Side fringe

As well as being a popular hairstyle choice with male bloggers, we’ve also seen a whole host of A-list stars (like Zac Efron and Logan Lerman) rock a side fringe the past few seasons.

Aside from the fact that this stylish ‘do is super low maintenance, one of the main reasons it has become so popular, is that it suits a wide range of face shapes: helping to soften square faces and shorten longer face types. Now that is one clever haircut!



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