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 where 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.
25 Side-Shaven Looks
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.
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.
3. Softly Buzzed
Natural notches (the angles formed at the temples) and a gradual fading make this both a clean and stylish haircut.
4. Classic Fade
With shaved sides hairstyles, mens haircuts like this classic medium fade remain the most adaptable to all face shapes.
5. Clean High and Tight
This high and tight fade is almost completely shaven on the sides, making it a crisp, no-nonsense 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.
8. Wavy Fade
A texturizing paste, like AXE Urban Messy Look: Flexible Paste, helps give you a stylish wavy look with some control.
Make your one-sided undercut a cinch to style by asking your barber to shave in a side part.
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 out a cool color for the season too, 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. A styler like, like Bed Head for Men Press Up Styling Foam applied before blow-drying, helps get you there.
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.
14. Brushed Back
Brushing longer tops of the hair back is a work-appropriate way to wear an undercut.
15. Shaved Sides Haircut
Fully shaven sides give a funky contrast to a long, straight undercut.
16. Low Fade
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
Can’t decide between long or short hair? You’re welcome.
18. Square Part
The angles created by this haircut are great for guys with rounder, more youthful faces.
Just another one of the many ways you can play with a fade haircut!
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.
21. Hard-Parted, Slicked
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.
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.
Another 1990s-inspired look is this allover spiky version, which also works well from day to night.
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!