12 Edgy Ivy League Haircuts Seen at Fashion Week

These cuts are next level preppy-cool.

The ivy league haircut is a combination of the classic crew cut, but the top of the head is long enough to style into a side part. The hair on the sides and the back of the head can be tapered short, medium, or longish length. If you’re looking for a haircut that works with whatever you have on your agenda, give the ivy league haircut a go. It’s versatile and easy to change depending on how you feel and what’s on your calendar.

The Best Ivy League Haircuts of the Season

The ivy league haircut is essentially a low-maintenance haircut. If you’re a guy who wants to wash, condition your hair, and then leave, this is your cut. Ahead we rounded up 12 modern versions of the look for you to try.

1. Classic Ivy League Cut

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The Ivy League haircut is a timeless cut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

For this look, the cut is cropped on the sides and back, and fuller on top. This haircut manages to be both polished and understated at the same time. It allows you to project a certain level of professional polish without getting rid of any personality!

2. Ivy League Cut for Wavy Hair

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Wavy hair looks really awesome with an Ivy League haircut.

This is yet another classic take on the ivy league cut. Keep hair in place with Dove Men+Care Sculpting Paste. It delivers a medium hold with a matte finish. Use just a touch of product and slowly build from there if you feel your strands need more!

3. Wispy Bangs

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If you like the slightly unfinished/artistic look, ask your barber to create a bang effect. If you feel that your forehead is a bit too broad, the wispy bangs will minimize the look and balance out your face to perfection.

4. Ivy League Cut with Side Bangs

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Go casual with a side part. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A little preppy, a little bit artist, this Ivy League cut has longer bangs that are swept across the forehead. Shorter on the sides and a bit longer up on top, this style really does do it all! Skip the hair product and let your hair dry how it wants to.

5. Cropped Cut

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Get a close cropped Ivy League haircut if you’re always on the go. Photo credit: Dvora

If you want to wash and go, ask your barber to give you an Ivy League cut that is short on the top, back, and sides. All you’ll have to do is wash/condition your hair and you’re done. If this is you, add Suave Men 2-In-1 Ocean Charge Shampoo + Conditioner to your shower; it washes and conditions your hair at the same time.

6. Combed Back

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Slick it back.

Add some shine and hold with Axe Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade. Rub a small amount of the pomade on the fingers of each hand, and then simply finger comb hair in place.

7. Ivy League Cut with Long Bangs

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Go for long bangs.

Adding length to the front is a bit 90s pop star, and edgy modern at the same time. Sweep your long bangs back and use a touch of hair gel to keep them in place. This adds a sleek finish to an otherwise messier look.

8. Ivy League Style for Thick Hair

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Ivy League haircuts can go from work to play. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

Blessed with thick hair?  Add a dab of AXE Natural Look: Understated Cream to your hairstyle. Hair stays touchably soft while this cream holds your hair in place. Ask your stylist to cut the shorter layers so they hit the top of your cheekbones!

9. Deep Side Part

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Definitely interview ready.

Some barbers and hairstylists will argue that a “true” Ivy League haircut isn’t an Ivy League haircut if it doesn’t have a deep side part. Use a comb to create a sharp side part and style the rest of your hair to either side of the part.

10. Ivy League Cut and Full Beard

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The wet look.

Look professional at work with a neatly trimmed beard and a slicked-back style.  To get that wet look, use Dove Men+Care Defining Pomade for a non-greasy shine. A polished haircut is the best way to balance a more undone bearded style.

11. Ivy League Cut for Curly Hair

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Curls look great with an Ivy League haircut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Curly hair can definitely be worn with your cut. The trick is not completely tame the curl. Use a small amount of Bed Head For Men By Tigi Matte Separation Workable Wax to keep curls defined and in place.

12. The Volumized Version

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Add some fullness at the front.

Switch up your look with a little height, or volume in front as a change of pace. Use a round brush and blow dryer to create height at the front of your style. You can also finish the style by using a teasing comb to add even more volume!

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