There are so many hot and popular haircuts for men circling around the net at the moment. There were actually so many that it was extremely difficult to narrow down our top list of best haircuts for men. We know you’re eager to try a new look this season, so we carefully handpicked the best male haircuts that are both stylish and functional at the same time. And, we did keep in mind that many of you like a haircut that allows minimal styling.
Best Haircuts for Men of All Ages
Read on to check out some of our favorite popular haircuts for men:
1. The Layered Haircut
Get this textured cut by having your barber cut your hair into layers to create movement. To style the look, rough-dry and go!
2. High Fade Pomp Hairstyle
Pompadour styles are one of the most popular men’s hair trends at the moment. We love how the high guards blend with the long beard in this style above. Get this look at home by styling your hair with a blowdryer to create a lift.
3. Sexy Pompadour
Create this fashionable style with a sleek and clean deep-side hair parting. Use a gel, like Dove Men+Care Control Gel, to keep your style smooth and shiny.
4. Afro High Top Haircut
We love the laid-back appeal of this style which is why we feel it is one of the best hairstyles for men. Wear it picked out using an afro pick, or wear it super defined to show off your natural hair texture.
5. Clean Shave Haircut
Can’t be bothered with the many men’s haircut options out there? A bald shave works for just about anyone. Give this hairstyle a try!
6. Bleach Blonde HairCut
In the mood for a fun and bold hair color to change up the look of your cut? Give bleach blonde hair a spin.
7. Temporary Hair Color
Need a new look just for one day? Switch up your hairstyle by updating it with temporary hair color.
8. Bowl Haircut
The bowl cut, also known as the mushroom cut, is one of the most popular cuts of every season. Try this shape out during your next haircut appointment.
9. Undercut with Braids
There are many ways to update your braided look. Update your style with an undercut to try something new for a change.
10. Brushed Back Cut
Try this brushed-back haircut idea for work or play. To create a fancier version of the look for special events, opt for styling with a gel that gives your hair a shiny and clean finish.
11. Fringe Haircut
Style it back, to the side or gelled down. There are so many ways for men to style a fringe haircut.
12. Angular Combover
To style this look on finer hair types, be sure to use a thickening shampoo, like AXE Daily Thickening Shampoo, to achieve a fuller look. After washing, blow-dry your hair in the direction you want it to fall.
13. Coiffed Haircut
Clean cuts don’t always have to be low-shaven looks. Achieve this coiffed style by asking your barber to shave your sides and leave about two inches at the top. Create your coif with a pomade.
14. Combover High Fade Hairstyle
This combover style can be complemented with a low, mid-, or high fade. It’s all up to your personal preference or whatever cut matches your face shape.
15. Rounded Haircut
This combed-forward look is easy to style using a pomade. One caveat: You must keep up with your trims to make sure the look stays neat.
16. Blonde Curly Haircut
Use a gel, like Dove Men+Care Control Gel, to create defined curls like this.
17. Curly Haircut
Need a low-maintenance look that allows you to embrace your curly texture? Go for this simple curly cut.
18. Ombré Dreads with Undercut
Looking to update your dreads with a new look? Try this ombré and undercut mix.
19. Edgy Haircut
One of the best haircuts for men looking for something different. Get inspired by this edgy runway look. Recreate it at home by using a firm-hold gel to ensure some serious style.
20. Low Fade Haircut
Keep it simple and classy with this low fade haircut. For maintenance, brush your hair daily and keep your scalp clean.
21. Wavy Combover
This is a fashionable way to style a combover cut. It’s best to create this look on hair that’s naturally wavy. If you don’t have waves, don’t be afraid to use a curling iron to create the look. Nope, not just for the ladies, men can rock it too.
22. Gray Hair and Undercut
If you’re looking for a cool hair color trend to try, go for this hairstyle and pair it up with a clean undercut. The gray hair trend isn’t dying anytime soon.
23. Mid High Top
Thinking of channeling looks from the ’80s with a modern spin? Try out this classy medium-high top (mid-top?) haircut.
24. Textured High Top
If you want a haircut that allows you to embrace the beauty of your texture, opt for this look. Need help styling? Check out this tutorial on how to style a high-top fade.
25. Professional Combover Cut
This simple invisible-part combover style is perfect for the professional. Not to mention it takes about five minutes or less to style in the morning.
26. Pink Buzz Cut
Not only does the buzz cut a popular men’s haircut at the moment, add millennial pink to the mix and you have got a stylish look.
27. Hot Pink Curly Cut
Style your curly hair into this fauxhawk-inspired curly cut and add a long fringe for a unique spin on the look. Want something a little cooler, add fun hair color to make your style stand out.
28. Dapper Pomp Haircut
To turn this simple pomp haircut into an edgier look, opt for adding a spiky effect. Use a molding paste or gel to hold the look in place.
29. Rainbow Undercut Hairstyle
What’s not to love about this haircut and color idea? The braid is the cherry on top!
30. Recedo Cut
Who says a receding hairline can’t work in your favor? There are so many stylish haircuts for men that work well with receding hairlines. We are huge advocates of embracing your receding hairline and making it work for you. If you need another idea, here’s how to style a receding hairline.
31. Brushed-Back Style
If the previous look isn’t your look, you can also style your “recedo” with this cool and simple brushed-back look.
32. Simple Short Haircut
This simple short cut is one of the best haircuts for men, especially for those who want a low-maintenance look. To style, play up your hair texture by applying a texturizing product or using your hands to rough style.
33. Smooth Haircut
Need a look that requires minimal styling and wants to keep most of your length? Opt for this smooth look. Use a pomade, like AXE Smooth Look Shine Pomade, to smooth hair back.
34. Spiky Haircut
If you have a hair texture that naturally stands up, this look is a no-brainer. There isn’t much to it, just leave it in the hands of your barber.
35. Sponge Curls
To create this style at home it’s all about your technique and your tools. Learn how you can create these sponge curls on your natural hair with a sponge brush.
36. Side Bang Cut
To get this look, ask your barber to keep your top length a little longer than your guards so you can style your bangs to the left or to the right.
37. Mohawk Man Bun Hairstyle
We love the idea of this mohawk/man bun style. Such a cool spin on the trend.
38. Undone Quiff
Try your hand at the undone look with hairstyles like the quiff or even pompadour styles.
39. Voluminous Pomp Haircut
If you’re looking for the best haircuts for men that have a super fashionable look, give this voluminous pomp a shot. Get the height with the help of a blowdryer.
40. Mohawk-Inspired Haircut
Try a mohawk-inspired look and give it a fun and stylish spin with curls. Finish with a messy effect to add an edge to the final look.
41. Shaggy Bangs
Kick straight and sleek bangs to the curb and switch them out for shaggy undone bangs. The look makes your haircut even more interesting.
42. Super High Top
Want to try one of the best haircuts for men inspired by hip-hop culture? There are so many ways you can wear the high-top look. Go for a mid-top cut or opt for a juice haircut instead.
43. Invisible Hair Part
A new and trendy look to try this season is the invisible part, and it’s fairly easy to do. To begin, wash hair with Dove Men+Care Thick & Strong Fortifying 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner to give your hair a visibly thicker look before styling. (Here’s the thing: With an invisible part, you want your hair to be thick and fluffy enough to hide it.) Once dry, use your hands to create a barely-there part and separate your hair. Apply a fingertip’s amount of AXE Smooth Look: Shine Pomade to your hair then use a blowdryer to set your look.
44. Quiff with Subtle Edge
If you’re just tired of styling your hair into a clean and smooth quiff, try something edgy for a change. To create this spiked quiff hairstyle start by washing with a formula that provides a bit of volume. Wash hair with Suave Men Thick & Full 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner. To style, warm about a dime-sized amount of AXE Spiked-Up Look Extreme Hold Gel into your hands, then apply to your hair while finger-combing it through—from left to right—to encourage movement. Mold your spikes the way you want and you’re done!
45. Blonde Buzzcut
Shaved styles are nothing new, but we love the look with a yellow shade of blonde. Get creative with your buzzcut by going for a bold color to pair with the style. This cut is perfect for guys who want a low-maintenance cut but a look that will still stand out in a crowd. Because you will be rocking a buzzcut, it’s important to make sure your hair is hydrated and flake-free, no one wants to see dandruff! We recommend trying Bed Head for Men by TIGI Wise Up Scalp Shampoo for your dry scalp needs.
46. Long and Slicked to the Side
For all the guys who rocked the long hair trend during the winter, keep those locks for summer! Longer hair is one of the best summer hairstyles for men because it’s highly versatile and works well with bun weather. But don’t just grow your hair out, give it some texture and high shine factor, too: Go for an extreme side part and slick it over with AXE Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel. This gel will make sure your hair stays put so you don’t lose the drama of the slicked style and will give it a high shine factor.
47. Curly and Carefree
In case you haven’t heard, curly hair for men is a go! This trend is one of the best haircuts for men with naturally curly texture who are tired of over-styling to remove their beautiful curls. Embrace bouncy locks with Dove Men+Care Defining Pomade. Pomade is great for curly hair because it enhances your natural texture and keeps the style in place.
Editor’s Tip: Once you’ve applied the pomade, don’t brush out your strands or you will risk losing a lot of work the pomade just did.
48. Simple Pompadour
A pompadour may seem like a dated ’50s style, but it’s actually one of those quirky looks popular on the runways this year. The best part of the pompadour is that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. To get the look, simply ask your stylist to slightly fade the sides and back of your head, but keep a good amount of hair on the top.
Styling your pomp isn’t too complicated either: Whether you wear it sleek and polished, or pumped up and playful, using a good styling product is essential to achieve this classic look. For a helpful product that can help up your style in seconds, use Dove Men+Care Control Gel on clean, damp hair to carefully mold your pomp into place.
49. Suave Quiff
Like the pompadour, a textured quiff is another style that reigned supreme on the runways and streets this year. To get this trendy cut, ask your stylist to keep your sides short, keeping the top part of your style a bit longer. When it comes to styling this look, a straight and sleek quiff will look fresh and on-point. However, if you want to take your style to the next level, use a styling product like Bed Head for Men By TIGI Matte Separation Workable Wax on the top part of your style to get a naturally undone wave.
51. Smart Undercut
Undercuts have been pretty trendy for a while. While the style’s popularity doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, achieving this look is something you’ll want to do in a salon as it is a disconnected style that requires a good eye and a steady hand. To get a true undercut, ask your stylist for a short fade (almost bare-walled) on the sides, keeping the top part of your hair longer.
To style your cut, use a good wax or gel to get that slick and cool finish. Or, wear your style textured and wavy—up to you!
52. Natural Texture
Natural textures are also having a well-deserved moment right now, as natural afros, braids and twists are finally finding the space they deserve in the mainstream style arena. Being that these looks usually require minimal styling, you won’t have to worry about subjecting your hair to additional heat styling or damage. Just style as normal with some leave-in conditioner (and perhaps a hair pick), and enjoy your natural look!
53. The Swirl
The look of the slicked side part hairstyle already stands out due to the attention-grabbing shine the hairstyle requires. However, some men just like taking a step further. If this sounds like you, try adding this swirled fringe into your style.
After smoothing hair down with a gel, like Bed Head by TIGI Hard Head Mohawk Gel, part the front section of hair, comb through to detangle, then brush hair flat against your forehead. Using a fine-toothed comb or your hairbrush, swirl the ends of your fringe to create the swoop effect as shown above. Use a blow dryer to dry in place and you’re done.
54. The Classic Combover
There’s nothing wrong with keeping things on the simple end of the styling spectrum. Try this classic combover style. Create a clean hard part on the side of your hair and apply a generous amount of Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Firm Finish Gel onto your hair and brush it in place. This gel provides your style with a non-greasy shine and a firm hold.
55. Disconnected Fringe
Much like the disconnected fade hairstyle, this disconnected fringe style has a section that stands out on its own. After smoothing clean hair into place, comb-over style, create a section of hair on both sides of your hair. Brush the hair forward to create a fringe effect. Style your fringe with Bed Head For Men By TIGI Matte Separation Workable Wax. On one side, you can mimic the look of sideburns if that’s the look you’d rather go for!
56. Side Part with Long Hair
Whether your side part is hard (a.k.a. extremely prominent) or not, it adds a sexy feature to your hairstyle. We love how this partition neatly disconnects the lengths between your low fade when paired with a high-top hairstyle.
57. Combover with Color
Sleek, slick, and under control, and probably what you’ll see when defining the combover. This hairstyle has made its way from the red carpet straight to the pavement. The combover is versatile, as you can comb it back, or to the left or right. Be sure to keep it in check with the help of some pomade or gel.
58. Top Knot with a Beard
One of the coolest and carefree, yet cool hairstyles for men is the top knot. Why? It’s so easy to master and is great for when you have your roll-out-of-bed moments. Wake, smooth your locks on back into a bun, secure, and go!
59. Natural High Fade
Whether worn on textured hair or not, this funky 1980s-inspired fade haircut hairstyle earns major cool points as it’s making a huge comeback this season in a contemporary way. Men are pairing up the higher middle section of their hair with an undercut and even sometimes a crew cut. Either way, this hairstyle is unique and great for the guy who loves to play around with his personal style.
60. Slick Pompadour
The voluminous effect of this haircut is what really makes the style. The versatility of this haircut allows you to wear it to work or for play and is fairly easy to achieve. Don’t believe us? Check out our pompadour haircut tutorial.
61. Man Braids
Almost every guy is rocking braids these days. Whether it’s multiple cornrows, worn as a single long braided man ponytail, or in lieu of a man bun, this style can be dressed up or down. But we feel it looks most neat when forelocks or flyaways are kept at bay with the help of your go-to pomade.
62. Tousled Cut
Nothing screams effortless other than the tousled cut. We love this hairstyle especially on men with medium-length hair with a wavy texture that gives the style a much more natural look.
63. 360 Waves
Waves on a spin! The circular wavy effect of this hairstyle is super slick and impressive, don’t you think? Use a hair sponge or wave brush, as above, to help urge that natural curl pattern in.
64. Skin Fade for Thin Hair
Clean-cut and well balanced, the skin fade haircut is shaved in one length all around. We get why men are opting for this haircut: It requires minimal styling. Seriously, wake and go! But to keep it tamed and at this hair length, a weekly haircut will do.
65. Long and Messy
Something about this hairstyle screams sexy. And we don’t mean that long hair is kept by being unkempt, but more like giving it a wispy appeal which gives it that masculine and slightly disheveled vibe. Whether it’s finger-combed back by running your fingers through your hair or associated with a barely-there side part, this long and messy hairstyle for men is great for those who can’t imagine parting ways with their long hair.