What Short Haircuts Are In Style Now? You Asked, We Answered

All the freshest cuts you need to know.

Going out and people-watching is always a great way to discover the latest hairstyles, especially in a city like New York, a.k.a. home of some of the most fashionable people in the world. And while some short hairstyles in the past might be thought too avant-garde for your everyday style, the cuts we’ve been seeing this year are totally suited for almost every occasion and risk level. If you’ve been finding yourself wondering what short haircuts are in the style right now, here are some looks that are equal parts trendy and functional. Read on:

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What short haircuts are in style right now? A pompadour, which can be worn straight, sleek, textured or wavy, is always a hit. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Pompadour

A pompadour may seem like a dated ’50s style, but it’s actually one of those quirky looks popular on the runways this year. The best part of the pompadour is that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. To get the look, simply ask your stylist to slightly fade the sides and back of your head, but keep a good amount of hair on the top.

Styling your pomp isn’t too complicated either: Whether you wear it sleek and polished, or pumped up and playful, using a good styling product is essential to achieve this classic look. For a helpful product that can help up your style in seconds, use Dove Men+Care Control Gel on clean, damp hair to carefully mold your pomp into place.

Men's Quiff Hairstyle
A textured quiff looks fun and on-trend! Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

2. Quiff

Like the pompadour, a textured quiff is another style that reigned supreme on the runways and streets this year. To get this trendy cut, ask your stylist to keep your sides short, keeping the top part of your style a bit longer. When it comes styling this look, a straight and sleek quiff will look fresh and on-point. However, if you want to take your style to the next level, use a styling product like Bed Head for Men By TIGI Matte Separation Workable Wax on the top part of your style to get a naturally undone wave. On the other hand, if you want a product with strong hold, try AXE Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel for best results. 

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An undercut is functional and totally trendy!

3. Undercut

Undercuts have been pretty trendy for a while. While the style’s popularity doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, achieving this look is something you’ll want to do in a salon as it is a disconnected style that requires a good eye and a steady hand. To get a true undercut, ask your stylist for a short fade (almost white-walled) on the sides, keeping the top part of your hair longer.

To style your cut, use a good wax or gel to get that slick and cool finish. Or, wear your style textured and wavy—up to you!

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What short haircuts are in style this year? Natural textures. Photo Credit: Indigitalimages.com

4. Natural Texture

Natural textures are also having a well-deserved moment right now, as natural afros, braids and twists are finally finding the space they deserve in the mainstream style arena. Being that these looks usually require minimal styling, you won’t have to worry about subjecting your hair to additional heat styling or damage. Just style as normal with some leave-in conditioner (and perhaps a hair pick), and enjoy your natural look!