20 Stylish Viking Hairstyles For Rugged Men
Step into the new year looking tough and cool!
Inspired by the epic hairstyles Nordic warriors wore on the battlefield, Viking hairstyles are usually defined by their edgy, rugged appearance. They are surprisingly similar to many of the popular hairstyles you see today. From man buns to undercuts and messy beards, many of your preferred styles take after cool historic Viking haircuts.
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You don’t need to be a fan of Viking history to have noticed these cuts everywhere. If you want to unleash your inner Viking, check out the best traditional and modern Viking hairstyles for men below.
1. Man Bun
We couldn’t possibly put together a rundown of Viking hairstyles without including the man bun. After all, nothing says ‘ready for the battlefield’ like long hair tied into a high topknot. This is also the perfect look for all your summer beach days.
2. 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 works really well if you have lots of hair and want to show off the texture of your mane. This look can also be worn sleekly as well for professional and formal occasions.
3. 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.
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 TRESemme Dry Texture Finishing Spray to give your locks a cool, messy feel.
4. Effortlessly Undone Hairstyle
Another popular Viking haircut we’ve been seeing everywhere is a simple shoulder-length hairstyle that looks effortlessly undone (even if you had to tease and add some product to it). This windswept look is good for men with medium-length hair and only requires you to sweep it back to get the look.
5. Dutch Braid
Put a spin on classic Viking hair with this braided man bun. This hairstyle is probably one of the trickier Viking hairstyles because of the Dutch braid on top. But if you manage, you’ll have a strong and bold look.
6. Braid with Undercut
A single braid will quickly take your look from plain to warrior-approved if you’ve got medium hair. 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.
7. 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.
8. Beard with Undercut
This man bun undercut is a great option if you have thick and long hair. The beard and accessories compliment the look. Style this look sleekly with Dove Men + Care Well Defined Taming Gel for the perfect man bun.
9. 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.
10. Braids with Long Hair
If you’ve got long hair, you can get Viking-worthy hair simply by rocking the bedhead look and throwing in a few mini braids for good measure. This one is good for those who 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 are required here.
11. Shaved Side Viking Haircut
Shaving one side of your hair is another way to unleash your inner warrior. This edgy, rugged look is a stylish way to liven up long or medium hair.
12. Modern Viking Top Knot and Full Beard
It’s pretty hard to look tough when holding what could be the world’s most adorable puppy! Still, we love this modern Viking look and are swooning over the fact that his hair matches the hues of the pup’s fur. Go for long tresses high on your head and trim your beard into an angular shape.
13. Polished Viking Haircut
Viking hairstyles can look a little polished, too. With the right product, you can keep your style in place and not worry about it falling out of place. We absolutely adore this long combover hairstyle.
14. Bald Viking Hair
If you haven’t got any hair, no problem! You can still rock a Viking look with 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.
Editor’s tip: It’s important to keep your beard looking sharp with moisturizing products, and in our books, the SheaMoisture Beard Conditioning Oil is all you need to help keep your beard smooth and hydrated.
15. Braided Designs
Why have just one braid when you could have multiple? Try combining different sizes and thicknesses of braids and twists for warrior-worthy results. This is a great way to create a multi-dimensional look as well.
16. Braided Curly Ponytail Updo
If you’re looking for a more formal-worthy way to channel the Viking look, look no further than this braided pony. With neat braids and curly lengths, it’s all you need to take your long hair to the next level.
17. French Braid
When you need a hairstyle that will stay put and won’t budge, this easy French braided hairstyle is a great choice. Who said that this style was only for the ladies? Men can rock it too!
18. Hipster Man Bun
Yes, hipster Vikings are a thing – just look at this Instagrammer’s cool top knot and full beard style. Create your trendiest look yet this upcoming season with this updo and beard combo.
19. Low Man Bun
This low bun variation gives your man bun a more casual, off-duty vibe. We love how naturally curly hair adds texture to the otherwise simple style. This looks great paired with a textured beard as well.
20. Silver Nordic Blonde
Thinking of trying out a new hair color? This platinum silver hue is giving us all the Scandi vibes, and it’s sure to make any Viking hairstyle look all the much icier cool. You can even try adding some highlights to spice up your look further.
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