4 quick and easy short hairstyles all men can pull off

See our round-up of the most stylish hairstyles of the year!  

While the world is currently going nuts of longer lengths in men’s hair (think man buns, braids, and Viking locks), we understand that not every guy wants the maintenance that comes with these styles. So, if you’re after a get-up-and-go look that is still totally on trend, you’ve come to the right place…

From quiffs to buzz cuts, we’ve covered the hottest styles of the year, so that you don’t have to. Now all you need to do is kick back, relax, and decide which style to flaunt in your wintertime mane!

male model backstage at a fashion show wearing a dark outfit with his dark brown hair worn in a deep side parting and slicked down
Go sleek with slicked sides. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Slicked sides

A perfectly-polished, party-ready hairstyle has been sweeping the nation this year, and it comes in the form of slicked sides!

This dapper hairstyle is truly timeless and is ideal for any formal occasion: from your office Christmas party to a winter wedding, it is a look that you can rely on as a fail-safe ‘do.

Editor’s tip: To pull off this sleek hairstyle, just get your VO5 Gel Wax at the ready, and follow our simple step-by-step tutorial, right here!

image of a man outdoors with a black shirt with white spots with his dark brown hair worn up in a quiff with a small amount of facial hair
stay classy with a textured quiff.

The textured quiff

Quiffs have certainly made a comeback this year, and we really couldn’t be happier! While they can be styled in a number of different ways, we reckon that they look best when worn with loads of lovely texture and height.

But our favourite thing about this short hairstyle? It’s super easy to create at home – just check out our step-by-step tutorial as proof!

Editor’s tip: Quiffs look best when they’re nice and thick, so if you have thin or fine strands, use a volume-boosting wash and care set, like the TIGI Bed Head For Men Charge Up Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner, before styling.

image of a man wearing a white ribbed polo top and dark throusers with a backpack o and glasses with his afro hair worn in a buzz cut
The get up and go buzz cut. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Buzz cut

Looking for an effortless and easy-to-manage hairstyle? Then the buzz cut will be your new best mate. This uber short style features closely-shaven hair all over, and is suitable for all hair types (no wonder it’s a favourite among top celebrities like Will Smith and Brad Pitt, then!).

But don’t think that all buzz cuts need to be extremely short: while some styles are created with a #0 clipper guard, you can still pull off this style with a #1, #2, or even #3 clipper attachment length! Who said you had to lob off all your locks for this look? Not us.

male model on the runway wearing a varsity style sweatshirt with the letter R on it and his dark brown hair worn in an Ivy League cut
Have you tried the Ivy League haircut yet? Credit: indigitalimages.com

The Ivy League haircut

Spotted on the heads of A-list stars like Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds, the highly-groomed Ivy League haircut is basically a variation on the classic crew cut, but with a dapper side parting. Other distinct features of this style, are that it retains a little bit more length at the front, whereas the sides, back and top are tapered.

But what really sets this short haircut apart from the rest, is that it can be worked whichever way you want – so, if you’re after a style that can be worn sleek or casual, then this is definitely the ‘do for you!