Men’s hairstyles 2017: The top trends that’ll see you through the year and beyond

Amra | 22 November 2017

Get groomed to perfection with these men’s hairstyles of 2017!


It’s about that time when we eat way too much and reflect upon the year gone by – which is why we think you should totally revisit some of the hottest men’s hairstyles of 2017. The best part is, these suave styles are sure to keep you looking fresh into the new year and beyond!

So if you’re hankering for some inspiration, our list of men’s haircuts of 2017 will brush up your knowledge on the hottest trends and have you ready for your next trip to the barbers.

Men’s hairstyles 2017: Our favourite men’s hairstyles 2017


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We’re loving the grey sleek quiff. Credit:

50 shades of grey

Grey strands dominated men’s hairstyles in 2017, 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

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Go for a textured top for effortlessly cool style. Credit:

The textured top

If you aren’t a fan of polished hairstyles, and fancy trying laid back men’s hairstyles, 2017 was chock full of inspiration.

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.

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Try out an afro fade to update your look. Credit:

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 in 2017.

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

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No beachy required for this long, beachy-hair look. Credit:

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 2017, 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 2017-ready ‘do with a stylish hat to boot.

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Throw it back with this mens haircut – 2017. Credit:

The throwback haircut

When Zayn Malik made the brave decision to showcase his dapper ’90s-esque wet-look curtains on the red carpet, we sensed a revival in the making – after all, men’s hairstyles of 2017 were about to throw it back!

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

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Rock a sleek combover, for instant cool. Credit:


New York Fashion Week showed us that the comb-over was set to be one of the real big men’s hairstyles for 2017 – and it was!

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!

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

High-top fade

If you have afro hair, then this is the dapper ‘do that you most definitely should have been rocking for 2017. One of the most noteworthy men’s haircuts of 2017 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.

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Messy man bun – are you bold enough to try it?

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.

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Ready to rock wet look hair? Credit:

Wet-look hair

On the other end of the style spectrum of men’s hairstyles of 2017, 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 2017 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.

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Mens hairstyles 2017? It was all about the man perm. Credit:

Man perm

Thought that curly hair had reached its peak? Well, hold the phone, because men’s hairstyles in 2017 saw a lot of fellas 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!


Have these men’s hairstyles of 2017 inspired you to try out one of the styles that rocked this year? If you’re still on the hunt for more inspo, make sure you check out our Men’s Hairstyles & Haircuts page, for the latest trends in male grooming.

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