Short Hairstyles for Men that Girls Love: The Casual Bedhead

Turn heads with minimal effort.


Now that we’re officially into fall, we have, say, 30 seconds to enjoy the gorgeous mild weather before we need to bundle up for dear life once again. How to deal? Make the most out of this beanie-free weather with a few ideas for short hairstyles for men that help maximize your texture as much as you can.

One of our favorite styles to do so: the casual, easy “bedhead,” which most of you know as a messy, tousled texture that, as the name suggests, hints of a lazy, just-woken-up rumple. It only seems haphazard, in reality, as there’s actually a method to the madness: The proper way to wear this fun, sexy, fingers-through-the-hair style is a deliberate application of hair care products and a few genius styling tips (and sadly, not just by rolling out of bed and following the smell of cooked bacon). Read on for the easiest way to get that casual bedhead chicks go nuts for:

Tutorial: Short Hairstyles for Men – Casual Bedhead


Start with clean hair.

Short hairstyles for men look best on a clean scalp and hair, as both are easily visible. Wash your hair with a thickening system (we like Dove Men+Care Thick & Strong Fortifying 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner) to help give the appearance of a fuller, denser bedhead once dry. Rinse, towel-dry and rough-dry with a blowdryer.


Apply some shine-free gel.

Take a dime-sized amount of gel that gives you hold without shine (perfect for bedhead!), such as AXE Urban Messy Look: Matte Gel, and distribute evenly throughout hair. While applying, gently tug and wiggle your fingers in an upwards direction from the root to the ends to create more lift.


Flat-iron your hair.

Yep, so necessary! If you want to nail a proper bedhead but also want some structure to your style, you’ll need the help of some hot tools: They’ll help seal in your look and make it last all day.

Spritz on TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray to protect your hair from the heat of the iron. Next, use a thin flat iron and clamp sections of hair starting with the bang area and tug upwards and at an angle. Repeat on all the top sections, varying the angle in tiny degrees with each section, just for that hint of mess. Note: Don’t overthink this — you should be done ironing all sections in less than two minutes.


Give it a shake.

After ironing, run your fingers through your hair for good measure and to refine your bedhead. Done!

Looking for more inspo on short hairstyles for men? Check out the latest trending haircuts for men this season.