7 Buzz Cut Men’s Hair Looks to Inspire Your Next Haircut

Allison Schmidt | 05 May 2017
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Get inspired to try out a new buzz cut style.

The buzz cut, among other military haircuts, have become more and more popular in the last few months. As simple as a buzz cut is, variations haven’t been plentiful until now. We’re loving buzz cut men’s hair ideas that add extra style to this super-short cut. You’ll still get that quintessentially strong and confident look from a buzz cut without having to forego other styling options. Read on to check out some of our favorite new buzz cut men’s hair ideas.

7 New Buzz Cut Men’s Hair Ideas

New buzz cut men's hair ideas to try mini buzz long beard
Maintain that beard for a handsome look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Mini Buzz and Long Beard

Nothing adds interest to a buzz cut quite like facial hair. If you’re wearing a buzz to disguise thinning hair (no shame in that!) steer the direction to a fluffy beard instead. Maintaining facial hair is just as important as getting regular trims. A scraggly, unstructured beard isn’t nearly as stylish as a beard that is trimmed and styled. Most barbers offer a beard trimming service that you can look into for ensuring a clean and maintained look.

New buzz cut men's hair ideas to try extra long buzz
The dapper long buzz. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Extra-Long Buzz

The long buzz gives you a little more hair to work with. It’s best for guys who don’t like the close-cropped look but still want to keep it nice and short. Even though your hair provides enough cover to keep from directly seeing your scalp, scalp care is still important! We think it’s important to use dandruff shampoo at the first sign of flakes just to keep things in check. Wash with the Suave Men 2-in-1 Anti-Dandruff Classic Clean Shampoo + Conditioner to cleanse your scalp and keep your hair moisturized.

New buzz cut men's hair ideas to try close cropped buzz
Short hair is always a good idea. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Close-Cropped Buzz

Want that ultra-short look? Try out the super close-cropped buzz. We suggest that dudes with thinning hair avoid a cut like this because it may make any thin areas appear more obvious. This is especially true if your hair is significantly darker than your skin tone.

New buzz cut men's hair ideas to try totally shaved buzz
Don’t fret if your hair is thinning. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Totally Shaved Buzz

We suggest instead that men with contrasting thinning hair go for the whole shave. Getting that totally clean look will prevent any noticeable difference between areas that have more or less hair. The shaved look is very striking and looks best with a little bit of facial hair to balance things out.

New buzz cut men's hair ideas to try buzz with undercut
Two cool styles in one cut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Buzz With Undercut

You can always shave down the sides, too. This adds a little bit more shape to your average buzz cut. Leave your hair ever-so-slightly longer on top, and shave down those sides for a cool undercut look. You can let your hair grow longer, or go shorter depending on your preference for this look.

New buzz cut men's hair ideas to try tone shifted buzz
Try a new tone for a week.

6. Tone-Shifted Buzz

There’s no rule that says you can’t dye buzzed hair. If you’re looking for a short-term option, and you have light hair or bleached hair, we suggest a good toning session. Most blonds err on the side of yellowish. If you use something like the Catwalk by TIGI Fashionista Violet Mask, you can achieve a much cooler tone. Don’t let the name keep you away. It’s meant for blondes to erase those yellow tones, but it needs to be used once a week or so. This makes it perfect if you’re dye-shy and want a different, cooler blonde.

New buzz cut men's hair ideas to try matching buzz beard
Perfectly groomed hair and beard. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Matching Buzz and Beard

There is nothing quite as slick as a buzz cut and beard kept roughly the same length. It creates a really uniform look that’s all too handsome. Make sure, if you’re going for this look, to keep it consistent. If you shave in a clean hairline, you should do the same to your beard!

Need more buzz cut men’s hair ideas? Check out these buzz haircuts for black men.

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