These cool Viking hairstyles are trending.
Inspired by the epic hairstyles Nordic warriors wore on the battlefield, Viking hairstyles are usually defined by their edgy, rugged appearance, and are surprisingly similar to many of the popular hairstyles you see today. From man buns to undercuts and messy beards, a lot of your preferred styles actually take after cool historic Viking haircuts.
Even if you’re not a fan of the History Channel’s TV series Vikings, you’ll have noticed these cuts around everywhere. If you want to unleash your inner Viking, just check out the best traditional and modern Viking hairstyles for men, below.
1. Viking man bun
We couldn’t possibly put together a rundown of Viking hairstyles without including the hipster man bun. After all, nothing says ‘ready for the battlefield’ like long hair tied into a high topknot. Credit: @itsdavisneilands
2. Viking half-up hairstyle
What do you do when you’re bored with your classic man bun? Try your hand at the half-up bun. It’s a favourite ‘do of character Rollo (Clive Standen) and works really well if you have lots of hair and want to show off the texture of your mane.
3. Viking ponytail and rugged beard
If you’re looking for a long Viking hairstyle to pair with your rugged beard, this messy half-up ponytail is one of the best. It’ll keep your long hair off your face and let you get on with a day’s work, without needing any attention. Credit: @lasselom
Editor’s tip: Viking hairstyles are all about wild texture. If that’s something you don’t have naturally, you just need to invest in some of the TONI&GUY Messy Salt Spray to give your locks a cool, messy feel.
4. Thor’s Viking hair
Another popular Viking haircut we’ve been seeing everywhere is inspired by Chris Hemsworth’s character in Thor. This windswept look is good for men with medium-length hair and only requires you to sweep it back, to get the look. Credit: @lauraannewatson
5. Modern Viking haircut
You don’t always have to have long hair to look like a Viking. With a daring undercut and messy quiff hairstyle, like Ragnar‘s from season 1, this short Viking haircut offers lots of stylish contrast.
6. Viking Dutch braid
Take a leaf out of character Björn Ironside‘s (Alexander Ludwig) book with this braided man bun. This hairstyle is probably one of the more trickier Viking hairstyles to do because of the Dutch braid on top. But if you can manage to do it, you’ll have a strong and bold look. Credit: @growupleo
7. Viking braid with undercut
If you’ve got medium hair, a single braid will quickly take your look from plain to warrior-approved. The best thing about this look is that it works extremely well for warmer seasons when your top priority is keeping cool — and looking it. Credit: @johnathan.blanc
8. Viking braid with fade
If you don’t fancy shaving your hair, you can still rock a Viking braid with a fade. This Viking haircut is especially useful for guys with thick hair who want a rugged, low-maintenance hairstyle. Credit: @khal.zain
9. Viking beard with undercut
10. Professional Viking hair
The idea here is to still convey a rugged appearance, albeit with a trimmed beard and combed hair. We’ll even allow you to use a blow dryer to achieve this professional look – we won’t tell if you don’t. Credit: @jils_barbershop
11. Brushed back Viking hair
Looking for more Viking hairstyles that’ll work for the office? Consider this modern pompadour, which we saw Ivar from Vikings sporting on the battlefield.
Editor’s tip: The key to creating this Viking haircut? The VO5 Lifting Paste is great for sky-high styles, as it’s able to provide your hair with the hold it needs.
12. Viking braids with long hair
If you’ve got long hair, you can get Viking-worthy hair simply by rocking the bed head look and throwing in a few mini braids for good measure.
This is one is good for those who really don’t have time to spend ages on their hair. And the good news is, that once you’ve completed your braid, you’re done – no touch ups required here. Credit: @brockohurn
13. Super long Viking hair
If you’re thinking about growing out your hair to lengthy proportions, then this could be the style for you. Once you’ve got the length, it really requires very little maintenance at all. Even teamed with a beard, you’re actively encouraged to look a little dishevelled when rocking a Viking inspired ‘do. Credit: @von_dutch_france
14. Long braided mohawk pony
We can’t help but mention young Ragnar‘s Viking hairstyles as he always shows how masculine and cool braids are.
We’re not going to lie, this look requires a fair amount of skill and upkeep, but we think you’ll agree, the braids, shaved head and long mohawk ponytail are a bold look.
15. Shaved side Viking haircut
Shaving one side of your hair is another way you can unleash your inner warrior. This edgy, rugged look is a stylish way to liven up long or medium hair. Credit: @johnathan.blanc
16. Modern Viking top knot and full beard
It’s pretty hard to look tough when holding what could be the worlds most adorable puppy! Still, we’re loving this modern Vikings look and are swooning over the fact that his hair matches the hues of the pup’s fur.
Go for long tresses swept up high on top of your head and trim your beard into an angular shape. Credit: @tiborpusch.official
17. Polished Viking haircut
18. Viking cornrows with undercut
When Ivar ditched the undercut and choppy top, he made his look a little more battle-ready with this twisted, cornrow-inspired hairstyle. You can still rock a shaved undercut, but you’ll need length on top to recreate this look.
19. Bald Viking hair
If you haven’t got any hair but a cool, full beard, from seeing these looks you’ll know that beards are essential to Viking hairstyles. So, the best thing you can do is keep it looking on-point. Credit: @baldcafe
Editor’s tip: It’s important to keep your beard looking sharp with moisturising products, and in our books, the TONI&GUY Nourishing Premium Beard Oil is all you need to help keep your beard smooth and hydrated.