The Best Men’s Hairstyles of 2016

The best men's styles of 2016 (so far) and how to recreate them.

If upgrading your personal style is anywhere on your list of goals for 2017, you’ll want to start considering your hair too. The best men’s hairstyles of 2016 were all about confidence, personality and finding a hair care routine that actually works for you. Looking sharp and staying on top of your grooming game isn’t difficult with the right style, and we want to help you find which style is the best fit for you.

It might be as simple as finding the right hair care products or upgrading the style you’ve been comfortably rocking, perhaps with a few adjustments. Or, maybe, you’re feeling adventurous and want to consider shaving some (or all) of your hair off. No matter which look you’re leaning towards, we’ve got you covered with a recap of some of the best men’s hairstyles that we have been loving in 2016.

The Best Men’s Hairstyles of 2016 So Far

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A classic favorite that still leaves room for a little personality.

1. The Wavy Pompadour

This hairstyle quickly became a favorite of wavy- and curly-haired guys who were set on embracing their natural texture, without looking too wild. The wavy pompadour combines one of the most popular and polished looks in men’s style with the natural waves you’ve come to know and love. The key to maintaining that slight curl while still keeping things in check is just a little bit of mousse combed through your damp hair. TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse is your ticket to distinct waves that won’t get crunchy or stop you (or your significant other) from running your fingers through your hair.

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An updated version of an old favorite.

2. Side Bangs

Best men’s hairstyles that includes bangs may forever be reminiscent of your favorite ’60s OG boy band — and not in a good way. If you’re set on maintaining some form of floppy fringe, try out this cool this cool hairstyle. The slow fade and neatly trimmed beard will bring you back to 2016 as you try out floppy, side-swept bangs. It’s all about balance and if you stay set on making sure the rest of your grooming gives you an overall cool hairstyle vibe, you’re all set.

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An eye-catching style that is easy to recreate. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

3. The Best of Both Worlds

This bad boy is not for the faint of heart. This style pairs a military style fade on the bottom with a carefully styled quiff on top. Do the party in the front and business in the back qualities make this style the new reverse mullet? Maybe. And styling it is easier than you would think! Simply use a few dabs of some of the Axe Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel to craft the top of this cut into that cool gravity defying hairstyle.

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How to make every month and ode to Movember.

4. Embrace Your Hair

We are all about the beard trend that has been pretty huge for the majority of 2016. Get started during Movember and see how long you can take it! Growing your hair as well as your beard is the key to this lumberjack-inspired vibe. And taking care to style it the right way will help you rock the polished version of what could just be an overgrown look. A few sprays of the Dove Style+Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray is the best way to hold your style in place, add a little bit of shine and still ensure that your hair doesn’t become stiff to the touch.

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A sleek style that’s always an option.

5. Let It Go

There will always be room in any best men’s hairstyle roundup for this classic look that exudes confidence and class. Shave it all off for an easy to maintain style that lets the rest of your look do all the talking with any fuss.

Looking for some more of the best men’s hairstyles? Check out our tutorial on how to blow dry men’s hair for volume.