25 Side-Shaven Looks to Spiff You Up This Year

Clean up your look this year.

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, über-groomed fade, who also see the colder months as a time for sharp, no-nonsense style, seen in shave sides hairstyles mens looks.

If that sharp haircut sounds like you, then get ready for some major hair inspo. We’ve rounded up 25 side-shave styles that’ll make you want to run to your barber right away.

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

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Ask for a razored-in hard part for easier styling.

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

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Ice-blue is on-point for winter!

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

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This look has an all-around uniform feel. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Natural notches (the angles formed at the temples) and a gradual fading make this both a clean and stylish haircut. A sleek look like this is perfect for any occasion.

4. Classic Fade

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Facial hair optional!

With shaved sides hairstyles, mens 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 a wide variety of hair types and face shapes, so it’s a great go-to.

5. Clean High and Tight

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Shaved Sides Hairstyles Mens Edition: We’re fans of this military-inspired buzz.

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.

6. Clipped

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Ask your barber to shave in some subtle clippings near the temple.

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!

7. Cornrows

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Create an inverted Dutch braid stitch on both sides of the head to recreate this look. Photo credit: Dvora

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

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Scrunch product through your hair in an upwards motion. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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!

9. Hard-Parted

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Show off the two sides to your personality with this funky-fresh hairstyle. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

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

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Part in the middle for more grunge power. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

Keep it relatively thick and long on the sides to make the contrast between your top not too jarring. Tip: Why not try out a cool color for the season too, like an ashy gray?

11. High Quiff

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Blowdrying in an upwards direction helps keep it full and fluffy.

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 the sky-high volume, brush your hair upwards while blow drying.

12. High and Tight, Slicked

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A small amount of pomade gives you shine and hold.

A dime-sized amount of pomade, like Dove Men + Care Polishing Pomade, helps achieve that trendy wet look without the grease factor. Plus, this product will also add a medium hold to your look.

13. Modern High Top

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Understated, with a bit of a retro kick. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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

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A full beard can also help cozy up this look.

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. Shaved Sides Haircut

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High upkeep, but also high impact. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Fully shaven sides give a funky contrast to a long, straight undercut. A haircut like this makes a statement in the best way possible!

16. Low Fade

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Almost a perfectly symmetrical cut, this look is best for straight to wavy types. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Another modern classic, this well-blended low fade sees an almost even length all around. Save a few inches extra on the top for styling purposes.

17. Man Bun

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Shaved sides hairstyles mens: A bit of pomade helps smoothen that ponytail down.

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

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Brush hair back at an angle for maximum dapper levels.

The angles created by this haircut are great for guys with rounder, more youthful faces. This is the perfect style for a professional look.

19. Rainbow

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Varying textures give this hairstyle a LOT of look. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

Just another one of the many ways you can play with a fade haircut! How fun are these vibrant colors?

20. Short Dreads

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Slightly throwback-y, in the best way possible. Photo credit: Dvora

We’re digging how this fade meets some ’90s-inspired boho dreads for a look that combines the best of both worlds. A style like this shows off your laid back style, yet it also creates a crisp, pulled-together style.

21. Hard-Parted, Slicked

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A tiny rat-tailed comb helps give you the precision finish you want.

Another razor part is styled to perfection in this slicked-back rendition. Use a fine-toothed comb to comb back the top of your hair at an angle.

22. Bare-Walled

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A high undercut requires constant upkeep, but the payoff is awesome.

Keep it nearly fully shaven, with only the front area left to style. Comb it back like above or switch it up with a side combover style.

23. Spiky

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Spiked-up hair has a more casual vibe. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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

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This fun, playful hairstyle is guaranteed to turn heads. Photo credit: Dvora

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

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Shaved Sides Hairstyles Mens Edition: Keep your look sharp for the season (at least before winter rolls around) with a wet finish. Photo credit: Dvora

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!

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