Tutorial: How to Style Short Hair for Men & 5 Hairstyle Ideas

Armed with the right products and a bit of confidence, learning how to style short hair for men is a breeze.

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We all have those days when we need a quick and easy style, so we’re here to help you out by teaching you how to style short hair for men. We’re not talking black-tie affairs or being a best man at your friend’s wedding. We’re thinking of a first date, a big client presentation, or meeting your partner’s parents.

Those days when you need a boost of confidence, but don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard. That’s where learning this technique for how to style short hair for men comes into play. This tutorial is ideal for those days when you want a little more polish and a touch of added confidence. Read on to find out how to get a quick and easy put-together style:

How to Style Short Hair for Men

Just because you have short hair doesn’t mean it has to be difficult to style. With just three products, you’ll be able to easily style this look and have it stay in place all day.


Protect your hair.

To protect your hair while using a hairdryer, spray TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray throughout your hair after washing. This will also prepare your strands for styling. 

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Roughly blow dry your hair.

Use your fingers to comb your hair as you blow-dry to speed up the drying process. Keep at it until your hair is fully dry.

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Add some texture.

Grab a bit Bed Head for Men by TIGI Pure Texture Molding Paste. This past will add texture and hold to your style. It will quickly become one of your go-to products!


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Rake the paste through your hair.

To style short hair for men, warm up the paste by rubbing your hands together. Then, use your fingers to rake the paste through your hair.

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That's it!

You’re all set. Enjoy the styled yet laidback feel of this look and fall back on it anytime you need a slightly more polished vibe. If you want to ensure you style stays put all day, use a hair spray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Level 2 Hair Spray.

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Are you thinking about trying out this style? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!

Best 5 Short Hairstyles For Men For Any Occasion

Looking for a few more ways to style men’s short hair? Then, keep reading for the trendiest looks.

1. Ivy League Haircut

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Go for long bangs.

This preppy haircut has become one of the most popular short hairstyles for men for a reason. It’s usually longer on the top and shorter on the sides for a timeless, stylish look. Moreover, you can spice it up, turning some of your strands into long bangs.

2. Slick Back

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No time for styling? Try the slick-back look.

No time for styling? Let gel work its magic, and go for a slick-back look. This style works wonders on short men’s hair and even on longer lengths. Nail the look with some AXE Texturizing Cream, that will give you extra hold and shine.

3. Spiky Hair

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Add a spiky front to your haircut.

If slick back is not your thing, use the same styling gel to create some edgy spikes on your mane. This youthful and cool look is ideal from work to play.

4. Side Part

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The side part is a classic men’s short hairstyle. And if you’re blessed with longer hair, you can recreate a messy bedhead look like in the picture by running your hair through your strands a few times.

5. Fade

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Grown out on top.

It doesn’t get easier than a fade haircut to look sleek and put together. Simply shorten the sides of your mane and leave the top longer for an effortlessly chic look.

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