From College to Corporate: Trendy Young Men Haircuts to Try

Miriam Herst | 08 March 2019
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How to seamlessly transition from senior year frat party vibes to a first day of work sleek style. 

Back-to-school season has come and gone, and we’re deep in the throes of winter. We’ve started thinking a lot about transitional stages in life and specifically how our haircuts and styles reflect them. (As all of us who have ever been heartbroken know, that the post-breakup haircut is real!)

As far as guys go, transitional haircuts and styles usually come with big life changes too (hey, it’s not just women who go through stuff like that post-wedding chop). We’re thinking of the end of college transition into the corporate world in particular: Suddenly the days of skipping a haircut appointment are gone and you’ve got to stay on top of your strands.

Enter: trendy young men haircuts. This collection of young men haircuts will inspire you to kick your hair into shape as you prepare to climb the corporate ladder. Read on:

1. Deep Side Part

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Opt for something statement-making that’s still office appropriate.

If you’re looking for a way to make a statement with your hair without committing to any drastic or irreversible looks, then a change of part is for you. Creating a deep side part in your haircut of choice is an easy way to make a subtle statement.

2. Full Beard and Head of Hair

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This is the trick to making longer hair work in the office.

The key to making longer hair and beard work in corporate spaces is making sure to stay on top of your grooming. Keep your strands and beard nice and neat to keep your look office-appropriate.

3. Find a Balance

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Balance long hair with a trimmed beard.

If you’re determined not to cut off your long hair then you’ll have to find a way to balance the chaos. A neatly trimmed beard is exactly the streamlined counterpart you’re looking for.

4. Hard Part Fade

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Opt for a style on the edgier side.

Looking for a haircut that’s both edgy and trendy? The fade is for you.

5. Grown Out, Combed Back

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The key is finding a good comb.

Grow it out and comb it back. Find a good comb at your local drugstore in the hair care aisle, and use it to brush your damp hair away from your face when you get out of the shower.

6. Keep it Clean

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Pair a fade with a neatly trimmed beard.

Keep it clean while still staying on trend by pairing a fade with a closely trimmed beard.

7. Try a Man Bun

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Learning how to tie it back properly is very important.

Refresh your man bun tying skills with our man bun guide and learn how to neatly tie your strands up to make them workplace-ready.

8. Surfer Style

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Streamline a surfer style with a touch of hair product.

The surfer style that worked for frat house parties will need an upgrade before interview season rolls around. Run a touch of Dove Men+Care Defining Pomade through the ends to give the look some streamlined intentional effort and hold.

DOVE MEN+CARE DEFINING POMADE

9. Styled Waves

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How to nail the ‘I woke up like this’ vibe.

Opt for a fade that leaves the tops of your hair extra long so that your waves can do some attention-grabbing work. Keeping the sides short help you maintain a look that works for the office, while still letting your waves have some of the limelight.

10. Straight Strands

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This is how to wear straight hair long without encroaching on floppy hair territory.

The same rule can be applied to straight hair. Keeping the sides short will help you avoid that all-over floppy style look.

11. Slicked Back

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Listen up, guys. This is the right way to use hair gel.

Our number one tip for using hair gel? Don’t overdo it! Remember that a little bit goes a long way and you can always add more as you style. We love Dove Men+Care Control Gel for all-day hold.

DOVE MEN+CARE CONTROL GEL

12. Piecey Layers

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Learn how layers can make a world of a difference in your hair.

We’re willing to bet that you’ve never put too much thought into adding layers to your haircut. They can make a world of a difference in terms of adding texture and a trendy flair to your overall look.

13. Natural Hair

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Let your curls do all the talking.

Keep your beard in the cleanly shaved to minimal scruff range and let your curls do all the talking.

14. With a Twist

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Natural with a fade.

Alternatively, pair your curls with a fade to hit two trends at once.

15. Messy and Workable

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Let it do what it wants.

If you’re determined to let your hair do what it wants then make sure to opt for a haircut on the short to medium side to keep things in check.

16. Long and Styled

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Learn how to create a gravity-defying style.

Go for a gravity-defying style by teasing your roots for some major volume.

17. Cropped

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Proof that the right haircut-hair product can make a huge difference.

Wear your strands neat and closely cropped.

18. Layered Fade

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Your hair can be one of your best features with a few easy hacks.

Make your thick hair more manageable by opting for a layered fade haircut. This is an ideal style for thick hair and will make your strands the focal point of your entire look.

19. Strategic Highlights

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How to make highlights work for *you*.

Listen up, guys: This is not an at-home option! Take a few inspiration photos to your stylist for a few strategic highlights that add some dimension without going overboard.

20. Curly Medium-Length Hair

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Your curls deserve to run wild.

Let your curls run wild and skip the hair products and the closely shaven cropped look. A curly haircut that falls into this medium-length zone remains office-appropriate while still showing off your texture.

21. Curly ‘Fro

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Take it one step further.

If you’re determined to let your curls grow a little longer than use a defining mouse like TRESemmé Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse to keep those curls tight and defined.

TRESemmé FLAWLESS CURLS EXTRA HOLD MOUSSE

22. Cropped Curls

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Show off your texture — but just a little.

Alternatively, show off your texture with a closely cropped curly haircut.

23. Closely Shaven

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Balance a closely cropped hairstyle with a neat barely-there beard.

Keep it closely shaven all around with a cropped haircut and a barely-there beard.

24. Neat and Clean-Cut

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This is a classic.

Keep it neat and tidy with a classic haircut and closely trimmed beard.

25. Brushed Up Curls

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Go big or go home.

Rock a fade with an overgrown top and brush up the top for a statement-making style.

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