12 Best Hard Part Haircut Styles for Men Trending Now

Learn how to see this look through, from when you leave the barber to when you hit the inevitable grown-out stage.

It’s no secret that top-notch style is all in the details for both men and women alike. Taking a few extra moments to focus on the small yet impactful aspects of your look makes all the difference across the board. The right haircut will set you up for easy styling and an effortless yet intentional look. We’re making a case for why the hard part haircut meets all of these requirements while giving you a major edge at the same time.

Like many classic styles, the hard part haircut doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. You can make this style work in varying degrees of intensity depending on your preferences. Thinking about giving this look a try? Read on for inspiration:

Hard Part Haircut Ideas

1. Wraparound Hard Part Haircut Style

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Bring your fade around to the front.

Opt for a teeny tiny hard part and pair it with a wraparound fade. We love the details of this haircut and the dimension it brings to your look. Some guys are hesitant to wear the top of their hair long because they don’t want to deal with it getting in their faces; a wraparound fade like this one allows you to rock longer hair that sits just a little further back on your head.

2. Thick Hair Solution

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This is how to make a hard part work on thick hair.

While thick hair can sometimes be a nuisance and a little bit hard to deal with when it comes to styling, this is one of those times when thick hair is actually ideal. When your hard part is fresh, it provides a strong contrast to your scalp and when it starts to grow out your strands will easily and quickly transition back to a more regular style. If you’re having trouble battling your thick (and sometimes unruly) strands, run some AXE Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade through the top of your hair to keep it in check.

3. Fake a Hard Part

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Not quite ready to commit? This is the look for you.

If you’re not quite ready to commit to a hard part (although it will grow out relatively quickly), then this is the look for you. Use a strong dose of Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Firm Finish Gel to tame the hair around your part in two different directions. The results will be a fake hard part that boasts all of the impacts without any commitment. If you like what you see, you can always go for the real thing.

4. Man Bun

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Pair a man bun with a hard part haircut and hit two trends at once.

If you are the proud wearer of a man bun and you’re not ready to give your long hair up in the name of the hard part trend then you can rest easy. Leave the top of your hair long and cut the sides short for an edgier version of your favorite longer style. Slip a hard part in between to rock two trends at once.

5. Gravity-Defying Style

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Style your look with a little of hair product.

Aim for a heavy contrast by growing out the top of your hair and shaping it into a gravity-defying style that sits on top of your hard part. Comb Suave Extra Hold Shaping Mousse to keep the longer strands in their gravity-defying state.

6. Grown-Out Hard Part Haircut

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Try a grown-out look if you’re not quite ready to commit.

This is another great option if you’re wary of committing to this edgy style. A grown-out style hides the hard part for a more subtle version of this trend.

7. Classic Hard Part

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A classic way to wear this look.

Debatably the edgiest way to wear the hard part haircut, this look combines a hard part with both a fade and a full beard. Go all in on this trend by wearing this classic version.

8. The Corporate Version

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This hard-part haircut is subtle and ready for the office.

Are you worried about finding a version of this style that’s office-appropriate? Try a side part with slightly overgrown sides for a more clean-cut take on this look.

9. Classic Fade + Hard Part

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This haircut looks great with a fade.

The fade haircut has taken the men’s style world by storm for good reason, it’s a classic hard part haircut. This look manages to be trendy while remaining versatile enough for whatever is on your agenda.

10. Overgrown Fade

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This  faded hard part haircut look grows out well, too.

If you’re not up for the regular upkeep a sharp style like this may require, then just take a look at the photo above. This look easily grows out into a softer and more versatile style. A great hard part haircut to try while waiting for a change.

11. Created with Pomade

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Add some volume and flare to your hard part haircut. Photo Credit: indigitalimages.com

Create a hard part haircut with some gel. Choose the direction of the style by adding some AXE Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel and use your fingers to direct your style.

12. Strong Middle Part

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Go for a strong middle part. Photo Credit: Indigitalimages.com

If you’ve got a longer style then go for a strong center part style. Experimenting with your parts while growing out your hair is a fun way to switch up your look on the reg.

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