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

Courtney Leiva | 07 September 2018

All the freshest cuts you need to know.

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



What Short Haircuts Are In Style: 4 Looks to Keep On Your Radar



What Short Haircuts Are In Style: a pompadour always looks dapper and trendy!
What short haircuts are in style for 2017? 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 one quirky look that was definitely 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, keeping 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 achieving 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.

 

DOVE MEN+CARE CONTROL GEL

 

what short haircuts are in style quiff
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, a straight and sleek quiff definitely looks 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. But if you want a product with strong hold, try AXE Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel for best results. 

BED HEAD FOR MEN BY TIGI MATTE SEPARATION WORKABLE WAX
AXE SPIKED-UP LOOK: EXTREME HOLD GEL
What Short Haircuts Are In Style: undercuts still are a super popular style.
An undercut is functional and totally trendy!

3. Undercut

Undercuts have been pretty trendy for a while now, and the style’s popularity doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. However, 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 your 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 for a cool finish.

What Short Haircuts Are In Style: natural Afros and twists are taking center stage.
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. 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!