All year round, we see two kinds of guys: On one hand, we have the cozy man bun camp, where things are warm and fuzzy, and hair is allowed to grow in and get a bit long and wild during colder months. Then we have those who are fans of the crisp, uber-groomed fade, who also see the colder months as a time for sharp, no-nonsense style, seen in shave sides hairstyles mens looks.
What is Shaved Sides Haircut Called?
Usually, the shaved sides haircut for men and women is called an undercut. There also can be a few more terms, such as sidecut or half-shaved hairstyle.
What Is the Difference between Sidecut and Undercut?
Sidecut is a cropped short haircut, and an undercut can be long on the top. Though, both hairstyles have shaved sides.
What is the Appeal of Hair Shaved On the Sides?
These haircuts can visibly elongate round and square face shapes. They add volume and movement to thin hair but, at the same time, look interesting on wavy or curly hair. Overall, the variety of hair lengths and styles for shaved sides haircuts makes them a great choice for literally everyone.
If that sharp haircut sounds like you, prepare for major hair inspo. We’ve rounded up 25 side-shave styles that’ll make you want to run to your barber immediately.
25 Hair Shaved On The Sides Cuts to Upgrade Your Look
When it comes to shaved sides hairstyles, men’s hairdos like fades and undercuts, still reign supreme, and with good reason: They’re trendy and versatile, easily switching from daytime corporate to nighttime dapper with a few swipes of gel, if that. Scroll on and get ready to screenshot away:
1. Barber Fade
Shaved sides hairstyles for men, like this well-groomed look, entail a high fade on the sides, a hard part via a razor, and a glorious beard to balance it all out. A look like this puts all the attention on your beard.
2. High and Dyed
A short hairdo isn’t an excuse for boring color. Dye aficionados can pick up a wash-out shade for some low-commitment fun. When trying out wash-out colors, you truly have endless possibilities!
3. Softly Buzzed
Natural notches (the angles formed at the temples) and a gradual fading make this a clean and stylish haircut. A sleek look like this is perfect for any occasion.
4. Classic Fade
With shaved sides hairstyles, men’s haircuts like this classic medium fade remain the most adaptable to all face shapes. This is easily one of the most popular styles for men. A fade cut works on various hair types and face shapes, so it’s a great go-to.
If your hair is unruly and frizzy, add a touch-up of TRESemmé Frizz Protect Hair Spray to eliminate flyaways and keep a haircut shape. Its humidity-resistant formula will provide all-day control without a sticky effect.
5. Clean High and Tight
This high and tight fade is almost completely shaven on the sides, making it a crisp, no-nonsense look. This is the perfect style for those who want a crisp and clean look.
Add some visual interest to your hairstyle—even at a really, really short length—with a couple of minimalist clippings near the temple. Subtle but stylish!
Play up your super-short sides with some neat texture play-up top. We love the variety in texture between the short sides and cornrows.
8. Wavy Fade Side Haircut
A texturizing paste, like AXE Urban Messy Look: Flexible Paste, helps give you a stylish wavy look with some control. A side haircut like this is a great way to make your hair appear more voluminous too!
Make your one-sided undercut a cinch to style by asking your barber to shave in a side part. Use Dove Men + Care Well Defined Taming Gel to keep the longer side of your hair in place all day.
10. Low-Key Undercut
Keep it relatively thick and long on the sides to make the contrast between your top not too jarring. Tip: Why not try a cool color for the season, like an ashy gray?
11. High Quiff
For the men who don’t shy away from styling in the a.m., a volumized quiff with shaved sides offers up serious drama. To achieve sky-high volume, brush your hair upwards while blow drying.
12. High and Tight, Slicked
13. Modern High Top
A more compact shape and blended sides make the classic high-top fade even more wearable. This style is a great way to show off natural texture without worrying about a lot of upkeep and styling.
14. Brushed Back
Brushing longer tops of the hair back is a work-appropriate way to wear an undercut. This is a sleek look that has a stylish twist to it.
15. Long Hair Shaved on the Sides Men Haircut
Fully shaven sides give a funky contrast to a straight, long-shaved sides men’s haircut. A hairstyle like this makes a statement in the best way possible!
16. Low Fade
Another modern classic, this well-blended low fade sees an almost even length all around. Save a few extra inches on the top for styling purposes.
17. Man Bun
Can’t decide between long or short hair? You’re welcome. If you’re sporting a drastic undercut, using a man bun will be a sleek yet practical look.
18. Square Part
The angles created by this haircut are great for guys with rounder, more youthful faces. This is the perfect style for a professional look.
Just another one of the many ways you can play with a fade haircut! How fun are these vibrant colors?
20. Short Dreads
We’re digging how this fade meets some ’90s-inspired boho dreads for a look that combines the best of both worlds. This style shows off your laid-back style, yet it also creates a crisp, pulled-together style.
21. Slicked Mohawk Haircut with Hair Shaved on the Sides
Another razor part is styled to perfection in this slicked-back rendition. Use a fine-toothed comb to comb back the top of your mohawk haircuts with hair shaved on the sides at an angle.
Keep it nearly shaven, with only the front area left to style. Comb it back to the front, or switch it up with a side combover style.
Another 1990s-inspired look is this allover spiky version, which also works well from day to night. This is a short style that you can’t go wrong with, no matter what hair type you have.
24. Volumized Pomp
We like to call this look the “weekend pomp” for its fun, bodacious lift (that also only takes seconds with a blow-dryer).
25. Wet Undercut
A fine-toothed comb raked from the forehead to the back of the head gets you that super-smooth, refined look after applying gel.
Are you thinking about trying one of these styles? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!