10 Short Back and Sides Haircut Variations to Steal from the Runway

Fresh off the runway.

The short back and sides haircut is all about getting the back and side areas of your cut lower than the top. If you want to visualize how this might look, think of the undercut hairstyle. Many guys are keen on getting short back and sides as it serves as the perfect canvas for creating hairstyles like quiffs, combovers and more. For a more fashionable spin on the look, you can look to the men’s runways for inspiration. This haircut is perfect for any hair texture and length—that is unless you’re sporting a buzzcut or something shorter.

Ready to try new takes on this haircut? What are you waiting for? Scroll through the gallery above and the styling details below for short back and sides haircut looks to steal from the runway:

10 Stylish & Modern Short Back and Sides Haircut Ideas

short back and sides haircut: feathered bangs
Man bangs gets an update. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Feathered Bangs

In order for this hairstyle to stand out, you’ll need to pair it up with a short back and sides cut. You want your bangs to be the center of attraction.

short back and sides haircut: curly hair
Proportions are key. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Curly Side Bangs

Going for creating a dramatic fringe with your curly hair? Keep things short around the sides.

short back and sides haircut: fringe
Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Short Layered Fringe

For a shaggy fringe effect consider short layers within your bangs. Keep your sides short to complement the look. Style with AXE Urban Messy Look: Flexible Paste to keep your style in place.

short back and sides haircut: gelled
Sleek and clean. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Gelled Back

Keep the back and sides of your hair sleek and short. Style the top using a gel or a firm hold pomade to recreate this gelled back look. Try using AXE Smooth Look: Shine Pomade to complete your look with a healthy shine.

short back and sides haircut: pushed back
Push it back with a little height. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Pushed Back

Take inspiration from the classic combover style and give it an update with this sleek pushed back look. Ask your barber for a short back and sides haircut to recreate this look.

short back and sides haircut: high top
Pair your hightop with short sides. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. High Top

For a modern spin on the ’90s high top haircut, opt for short sides at your temples and above your ears.

short back and sides haircut: long fringe
Fringe goals. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Long Fringe

Want to give your long fringe the attention it deserves? Keep everything else around it short and sweet.

short back and sides haircut: side part
Clean and classy. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Side Parted Style

Looking for a new way to style your short back and sides haircut? Try this classy side parted hairstyle.

short back and sides haircut: textured hair
Play up your texture. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Textured Haircut

Use the short back and sides haircut style to give your textured styles the perfect shape.

a male fashion model with short undercut on a runway
Short back and sides makes this look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. The Undercut

The undercut is the true short back and sides cut. Spruce it up with a little color action to give it an update. For definition and hold sans the shine, style your hair with AXE Messy Look: Matte Gel.

Get inspired by more men’s hairstyles. Here are some fringe haircut styles that won’t ever go out of style. 

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