As a modern gentleman, you’re one dapper dude always on the hunt for the finer things in life, like finding the right modern hairstyles that reflects your fashionable yet classic look. Don Draper may be your style icon, but as a guy in 2016 you want something a little more contemporary. Luckily, you’re adventurous and understand the power of a good styling product and killer cut. For some inspiration, click through our gallery to check out 11 of our favorite modern hairstyles for men.
Modern Hairstyles for Men
This look, characterized by its long top length and short sides, looks put together and modern. It works on a variety of hair types where you can play with the top length and style to reflect your personality.
2. Side-Parted Hair
For the guy who wants all-over length, consider a cut that emphasizes an accentuated part. This clean-cut look is easy to style (generally, just some hair gel will do) and will frame your face for a look that’s very business-casual-with-a-twist.
3. Fade Cut
If you want to experiment with various lengths, try a fade cut where your sides will be significantly shorter than your front. This one requires more maintenance to keep your sides neat and trimmed, but definitely looks professional and put-together.
4. Spiky Hair
This style is not just for dudes who live the rock n’ roll lifestyle. It’s becoming more of a distinguished style that many modern men are wearing deliberately, whether to keep their hair out of their faces or just to change things up.
5. Crew Cut
If you’re a modern, clean-cut guy, a crew cut may be exactly what you’re looking for. This sharp look is similar to a buzz cut but has more hair on top open to some grooming and styling. You can also play with lengths and go very short, or play around with some longer lengths.
This classic style is back with a modern twist. Those who don’t mind styling their hair will love how this cut emphasizes volume and texture. You can play with the size of your pompadour and even mix it up, where you have a tapered or undercut style on the bottom half of your hair. For a slick look, use some Axe Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel whose formula can help you to create cool, structured looks.
7. Long, Shaggy Waves
Guys with long waves can really play with their length, creating defined and accentuated curls throughout their hair. Use some mousse like the TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse whose formula can give your waves some serious volume as it holds in your look.
8. Angular Fringe
If you are little more rock n’ roll, you might consider a modern ode to the mohawk with an angled fringe. This look focus on an angular cut on the top part of your hair with shaved sides.
9. High and Tight
A popular ’do in the ’30s, the high and tight is represented by its very short front head of hair and short or shaven sides. As a clean-cut fade, there’s no side burns or any hair at your neck. Use some pomade like the Dove Men+Care Defining Pomade to mold the signature top section of this look.
10. The Classic Cut
We’ve seen this style through the years, and it’s starting to creep in more in as evidenced on the red carpet and on the the runaway. Great for guys who want a clean and polished look, this look is all about a little bit of length on the top with shorter sides. This can be a way to play with a slicked-back ’do, or a variety of parts that make you look modern and put-together.
11. The Caesar
This crop is a flat hairstyle that is all about a short fringe in the front of your face. The sides are cut shorter as they taper into the back of your head. Since the hair is cut relevantly short, you will need some pomade to maintain its look and go for regular trims to keep the length in check.
Which of these modern hairstyles are you excited to try?