Freshen-up: 10 Best Short Haircuts for Men

Short haircuts for men are always a good idea. This may not be groundbreaking news, but we think it’s worth mentioning, especially since there are so many ways you can wear short hair. And we aren’t just talking about the classic bowl cuts or military haircuts.

The beauty of being in your 30s is having the freedom and confidence to experiment with different haircuts and styles. Modern short cuts are versatile and offer you the chance to play with texture and even a little length. Read on to check out some of our favourite short haircuts for men:


1. High Buzz

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A buzz cut doesn’t need to be super low. Instead, go for a high buzz, the slightly longer length is a much more modern look.


2. Fauxhawk

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Getting your hair cut into a fauxhawk gives you more styling options. You can style it into a fauxhawk using a hair wax, or leave it down for a more casual look. If you don’t style it into a fauxhawk, comb the top of your hair to one side for a faux comb-over look.

A great hair wax to try out is the VO5 Extreme Style Gel Wax. This product will keep your style in place all day all, no worries.


3. Shaved Head

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Who needs short hair when you can have no hair? Shaving your head is definitely a powerful look when you are in your 30s. You can use it as a way to up your cool factor, or as a way to beat balding.


4. Classic Fade

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If a retro look is more your style, get a classic fade haircut. This is a good way to shape your hair after having a tight undercut, or as a way to clean up a shaggier style.


5. Comb-Over With Undercut

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With a versatile cut like the comb-over, you can do just about anything with your hair. Keeping it slightly longer on top with an undercut is a high contrast look.

Style the top of your hair by using VO5 Groomed Styling Wax to seal the deal on these short haircuts.


6. Slicked Back

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This look is similar to the comb-over with undercut underneath and a slicked back look on top. Slicking back your hair of any length will instantly give your hair a sleek, professional look. When getting this cut think about how much hair you want to keep on top – the longer it is, the more of a #throwback ’80s look you’ll have.

For a smooth finish, keep your hair slicked back all day with a gel. We love the VO5 Mega Hold Sculpting Gel for this.


7. Tight Undercut

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We really do love pairing an undercut with short haircuts for men. Keeping your undercut extra low adds extra drama to your hair. You can pair a tight undercut with many different mens styles like a comb-over or a modern pompadour.


8. Short Crop

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Nothing wrong with keeping it simple and going for a short crop. This is one of those almost magical short haircuts that looks good on every guy and every hair type. You can take this cut shorter or longer to your preference which is a bonus because it grows out really well.


9. Closely Cropped Curls

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We love short haircuts for men that show off natural texture. Wear your curls closely cropped for a sleek look that still showcases your natural curls.

Enhance your natural curl with a leave-in product. Try out the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk for smooth, nourished curls.


10. Strike a Balance

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If you’re looking for men’s short haircuts that include some of the top trends, this is the one for you. Strike a balance and pair your short haircut with a closely shaven beard.


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