Updated: January 1 2019
Are you looking for a trendy new men’s hairstyle or cool men’s haircut to update your look?
Then you are in the right spot! In this guide we will help you find a brand new hair style to try out. These are the best hairstyles for men and haircuts to get right now.
Let’s review the latest trends in fade haircuts, modern undercuts, pompadours in different lengths and styles, classic men’s haircuts, comb over haircuts, and the most popular of quiffs and crop haircuts.
In detail, we discuss the haircuts, products to use, and how to style.
The most notable trend right now is messy, textured, longer hair on top haircuts and hairstyles. However, there are more options for guys than ever before. Stay fresh, stay cool. Mix and match features, hair length, part vs no part, or fade vs tapered haircut looks.
The trends are more natural looking men’s hairstyles that are styled with lighter hold and matte finish pomades. You can use a blow dryer to get some exaggerated flow and extra volume to your hairstyle.
Although the trend is leaning towards longer hair and medium length men’s hairstyles we have included some of our top picks for guys that want short haircuts. Short men’s haircuts are always popular because they are easy to manage and look clean cut.
Some of these looks are fade haircuts. Others are entirely scissor cut all over including the sides and back.
Okay, so let’s dive in and take a look at the best haircuts for men we have seen this year. Somewhere on this list there is a brand new haircut and men’s hairstyle combination for you to try out.
The quiff haircut has been a super popular men’s haircut choice the past couple years. With a high fade the cut puts the emphasis on messy textures and flow on top.
This haircut features messy longer textured hair on top with short shaved sides. A modern take on the undercut. This messy undercut fade haircut works great with thick hair.
A great example of a classic slicked back look. But here the hair on top is left a bit more natural looking. This is not the traditional approach of styling with a shiny pomade. Rather the hair has been brushed back and blown dry with a hair dryer to give that natural flow and movement. Use a matte pomade.
A great looking side part men’s hairstyle. To get this look you will want to use a product that has a bit of shine. Work a small amount of a shiny pomade into damp hair. Comb into place. To get some extra body use a blow dryer.
This has been one of the most popular men’s haircuts for several years. Shaved sides. Long hair on top. You need to use a blow dryer to get the tall big hair factor on top. A great look for any type but works best with thicker hair types.
As we have said longer hair looks are in. More and more guys are growing their hair out longer. This is a beautiful scissor cut haircut for men with curly hair. Lots of great looking flow and movement. Features a disconnected beard.
This is a cool haircut for guys to get. It features a bald fade, side part, surgical line, a long fringe (bangs), and longer messy textured hair on top.
Another great example of short sides (high fade) and long hair on top.
One of the best undercuts we have ever seen. If you have an abundance of thick hair than this might be a good option. The hair on top is left to flow wildly. Undercuts are one of those men’s haircuts that continues to evolve into cooler new styles.
A cool version of the undercut. Here we have an asymmetrical look with the long fringe in front. Men’s haircuts with longer lengths in the front are on trend and very cool. They are like the modern version of the classic “skater haircut”.
A beautifully tapered haircut. A great looking side part haircut. Not too much clipper work, mostly scissor cut.
Another great haircut that does not feature a fade. Instead the hair on the sides has been trimmed neatly with scissors. Ultra long fringe in the front.
A super cool short textured haircut with a low fade and plenty of flow. Textured men’s haircuts are awesome because they give you more styling options. They can be worn neat and clean if you style with a comb or styled into a less refined messy hairstyle.
Haircut by Rafa Underground
Such a cool haircut. Messy medium textures on top give that spiky look. Fringe was kept longer. Another undercut with a very modern twist to it.
Haircut by Tom Baxter Hair
Another great example of a quiff haircut. One of the most popular men’s haircuts we have seen the past couple years made popular by the likes of David Beckham. This one is on the shorter side. The textures give that spiky appearance on top. Use a medium to strong hold pomade to style the haircut into place.
Haircut by Agus De Asis
This is an awesome taper fade haircut with some great medium length flow on top. You will need to use a blow dryer to get that flow and movement.
Haircut by Viroga’s Barbershop
This haircut for men features a super clean mid fade on the sides and back. Perfectly blended into the short to medium length hair on top. A great cleaned up look for those of you that have thick, wavy or curly hair.
Haircut by Nathan Emery
Perfectly sculpted curls on top and sides kept short with a mid fade.
Haircut by Javi The Barber
A great looking line up in the front. To get the hair to look like this on top you need to use a blow dryer and brush. You can blow dry damp hair with or without a light to medium hold pomade.
Haircut by Braid Barbers
A bald/drop fade keeps things cool in the back and sides. Curly hair on top is left wild. Long fringe in the front. If you have thick curly hair this is a great look. Easy to style and maintain. Simply towel dry and go.
Haircut by Talitha ‘Tils’ Maddison
A nice classic men’s haircut with a modern feel to it. A mix of a side part and pompadour hairstyle.
Haircut by Tom Baxter Hair
A great looking classic men’s tapered haircut with side part. Short on the sides. Long hair on top.
This is such a great haircut for men to get. Super versatile. Easy to style. It features a high fade with medium length hair on top that can be styled in so many ways. Style a pomp, slick it back, comb into a side part hairstyle or just wear it dry and natural. So many options. To get this look use a light to medium hold pomade. Work a small amount of pomade into your hair when it is dry. Or, work it into damp hair and use a blow dryer and brush to get that movement and wavy look.
This is such a great summer haircut for men to get. Works with any hair type. Hair has been cut short on top. Features a drop fade down to the skin and cool looking disconnected beard.
This haircut is half pompadour half undercut. It features a drop fade down to the skin. To get this look you need a blow dryer. That is what will give the hair body, flow and movement. Brush and blow dry to the one side. Brush and blow dry front to back. It is amazing what just a brush and a blow dryer can do to give the hair big flow. You don’t even need to use a product. However, a light to medium hold pomade will help to keep the hair standing up for more hours of the day.
Another great example of the modern undercut. Messy textured hair on top gives the undercut a modern feel.
A low fade to the sides and back with medium hair on top left to flow however it wants.
Cool side hard part accenting this high fade. Perfectly blended into longer natural hair on top.
An undercut with long messy textured hair on top. Super clean low fade.
A bald fade haircut with long wavy hair on top. Lots of contrast going on. One of the coolest men’s haircuts you can get if you have wavy or curly hair.
Cool looking low fade, side part (shaved hard part). Great looking medium length quiff hairstyle.
Clean mid fade with natural curls on top. Hard part separates and contrasts the sides from the hair on top.
Such a great looking haircut for guys that have curly hair. Super clean cut short sides blended into thick curly hair and longer fringe.
Another curly hair masterpiece. Nicely trimmed fresh looking sides. Hair on top is left to do its own thing.
A cool simple neck design carved into this great looking taper fade. Blended nicely into a short classic men’s haircut. Use a small amount of pomade or just towel dry and brush into place. Super easy to style.
A cool thick textured hairstyle for men that have curly hair.
Mullets are in. And will grow in popularity as we head towards 2019. This is a super cool undercut meets pompadour meets mullet.
If you have thick hair this is a great haircut to try out. Tapered short on the sides. Long hair on top styled back. You can style it into a side part look or just slick it back.
I like this haircut a lot. The undercut is not shaved as high as you normally see. Hair on top is slicked back. You can either brush and blow dry it back. Or you can go for a more slick look by using a shiny pomade, work it into damp hair, and simply brush or comb your hair back into place.
Another great example of where things are headed. More flow, movement, and longer lengths of hair. A great looking tapered haircut for men. Short on the sides but no skin. Styled naturally into a side part.
Mohawks have become more and more popular in 2019. This cut features a bald fade, line up in the front to keep things looking clean and fresh, and the curls on top are left natural to do their thing.
A long fringe just looks cool. This is a modern take on the classic skater haircut for guys. Long textures are styled forwards into the flow of the fringe. The heavier hair length up front and on top contrasts perfectly with the mid fade to the sides and back.
Short haircuts for men never go out of style and always look great. This is a great haircut for guys that have thick hair and want to keep things clean and fresh. This look features a mid skin fade, and short textured hair on top styled into a quiff. The great thing about short haircuts is that they are super easy to maintain and style. Not much to it. Simply towel dry, work a small amount of pomade into damp or dry hair, and style into place using your fingers. One of the best short haircuts you could get.
A totally cool haircut. Part mohawk, part quiff, part pompadour. It features a bald fade that places the emphasis on the wild loose hair on top. To get this look you need to use a blow dryer and a brush.
Crop haircuts have been super popular. They are still going strong as we enter the second half of 2019 and will likely continue to be a top pick for guys that like a short haircut as we head into 2019. Crop haircuts work for all hair types. At first we were seeing mostly blunt cut crops. These days we are seeing more textured and asymmetrical fringes. This one is kind of in between. This is definitely one of the best haircuts for men that want to keep their hair short. It is also one of the best haircuts for receding hairlines since the hair is styled forwards.
A very natural looking classic men’s haircut. Short sides, a bit longer on top, brushed back into place.
Another good haircut for guys that have thick or wavy hair. A classic look with short sides and medium length hair on top. It can be styled back naturally as in this photo or slicked back with a strong hold pomade with shiny finish.
A totally cool tapered haircut. The hair on top and in the back is kept longer to give the hair movement and flow front to back.
This is the best haircut for curly hair. Things have been all cleaned up along the hair line with an awesome minuscule taper fade. The curly hair on top and in the back is left to flow naturally.
This is one of the best haircuts for thick hair or curly hair. Styled into a side part quiff. Super cool haircut for men.
This cut features a low fade with natural curls on top that have been styled using a twist sponge.
One of the best haircuts for thick wavy hair. This look is on trend now. Sides are cut short (but not faded) to emphasize the natural wavy flow on top. Fade haircuts are still super popular but more guys are opting for more natural looks like this one.
Another amazing haircut for men with thick hair. A classic medium men’s haircut that has been popular. Things are trimmed and cleaned up. But no clipper work. No shaved hair. No skin. This is what we will see more and more of as we head into 2019. More guys are opting for longer hair.
I love this haircut. This is one of the best haircuts for thin hair of fine hair. If you have less hair you want a haircut that keeps more but places the emphasis on what is left on top. This taper fade and short sides accomplishes that. Blended perfectly into a medium length on top that has a tremendous amount of flow.
This is one of my favorite haircuts that I have seen in the past year. I like fade haircuts that are not just your classic fade. This haircut shows off some cool 1980s design with hard lines in the back and sides to give the fade some extra detail. Very cool. I got this haircut myself after I saw it done by Rafa. On top we have some nice soft looking medium textures.
Another fantastic haircut. I love this choppy textured quiff haircut that features a high skin fade. To get this hairstyle use some stronger hold pomade. Work it into damp hair. Blow dry and brush the hair into place. This is a super cool disconnected undercut meets quiff.
A few years ago it was all about short textured haircuts. Then things evolved into longer textured haircuts like this one. This is a good haircut for guys that have thicker hair whether your hair is coarse or fine. The textured cut makes the styling part easier. You can towel dry or do a quick blast blow dry. Then simply work a medium to strong hold pomade into the hair to bring the textures alive. Every day you can get a different look depending on the direction you move the hair into place. That is what is awesome about textured haircuts like this one.
Such a great tapered haircut. Classic. Simply brush and blow dry front to back.
A nice simple classic short haircut for men to get right now. The hair is styled a bit forward with a flip back and to the side up front.
A beauty temple fade with natural curls shaped to perfection on top.
Keep things cool in the summertime with a bald fade on the sides but a longer length of hair on top.
Whitney has put out some of the best men’s haircuts for curly hair. Here she has beautifully textured the curly hair and cut it at a short to medium length.
Bald fade on the sides to keep things fresh. Wild curls on top.
If you are thinking about growing your hair long this is a great cut that will take you in the right direction. Sides are short but not at all close to the skin. Hair on top is neatly trimmed and styled in a modern slick back look.
Another great haircut for men that want to work towards growing their hair out longer. The hair is scissor cut nice and neat and will allow for growing the hair out even longer over time.
Long hair is cool. More and more guys are growing their hair out. Looks great with the beard. Hair can be tied back into a bun, kept in a pony tail, or just let go loose and wild like.
A cool mohawk pompadour hairstyle.
Low bald fade and medium length curls on top. Super clean line up in the front.
A simple and natural look. A great tapered haircut styled into a side part. To get this style that is full of life and body you need to make use of a blow dryer.
The quiff haircut has been the most popular haircut lately. This one features a longer fringe standing tall.
A cool longer hair side part hairstyle for men to get.
This is a good haircut for guys that have fine or thin hair. The bald fade puts the focus on the medium to longer length hair on top. A haircut like this one will make it seem like you have more hair than you might have.
Another amazing textured quiff haircut. A popular choice for guys that have thick hair. The quiff has been one of the best men’s haircuts of the year.
A cool textured undercut. The bald fade disconnects the longer hair on top which is styled forwards into the longer fringe.
If you want a cool spiky haircut go for this choppy quiff. Works well for fuys that have thick hair.
Longer hair. Plenty of movement. Long fringe. Shaved sides. Super cool look.
This is the best short haircut for men that desire low maintenance. It is so easy to style. Simply towel dry and use a very small amount of light to medium hold pomade. Or go natural and do not use any product. Super easy. Textured men’s haircuts of all lengths continue to be popular with guys.
This is a perfect blend of a mid fade into natural curls.
If you have less hair, fine hair, or thinning hair this is a great haircut to get. A short textured quiff haircut with short hair on the sides but not shaved down to the skin.
One of the most popular men’s haircuts for short hair. The blunt cut crop haircut. This haircut is the best haircut for all hair types. It will work for thick hair, curly or wavy hair, or super fine straight hair. Also one of the most popular boy’s haircuts.
A taper fade haircut with tapered sides looks fantastic with some longer flow on top. Bigger hair, more flow equals more fun.
Another great example of guys leaning towards growing their hair out. Sides are cut short but not super short (to the skin). Hair on top and fringe in the front is kept longer. You can slick it back or style with a side part. We are seeing more and more men’s haircuts in longer lengths.
Curls tamed. Short in the back and on the sides. Cool curly fringe in the front. A great looking haircut for curly hair. Curly hair doesn’t mean you can’t find cool men’s haircuts. Case closed.
A killer temple fade with natural curls grown out in the back.
Medium textures on top with a high fade.
A super cool mohawk fade with a surgical part dividing the fade.
Mohawks are also trending and popular these days. This mohawk haircut looks amazing with a bald drop fade and disconnected beard. Style with a pomade that has shine to get this look. These types of men’s haircuts are super cool.
Cool long fringe in the front and longer hair on top combed over into a side part.
Long loose hair on top is blown dry and brushed back. The longer length on top stand out nicely from the low skin fade.
This is a great haircut to show off thick wavy hair. Fringe is kept long. Another modern take on the classic skater haircut of the 1980s.
A beautiful shape up in the front and temple hairlines. Mid fade haircut with medium length hair on top. To get this look use a small amount of light to medium hold pomade. Blow dry and brush from front to back. It is the blow dryer that does all the work. It gives the hair body, flow and movement. This is one of the most popular men’s haircuts.
A beautiful haircut. This is the best haircut for wavy hair. It features a mid fade with a step that shows off the side part. The side part is exaggerated further with a fine hard (shaved) part. The hair is neatly combed over to the side. To add some detail to the wavy hair use a pomade with a bit of shine. A classic men’s haircut with a modern feel.
Hair on top and the back is kept longer to give that extra flow and movement. Again, you must use a blow dryer to get this style.
The best classic men’s short haircut. Classic men’s haircuts look great on any guy for any occasion.
Super short. Super clean. Looks great with the beard. Short men’s haircuts like this are great for Summertime.
A really good haircut for guys that have thick hair. Cut short in the sides but not shaved. Longer hair on top is styled back.
A bald fade with natural curls on top.
Cool hard part. Puts a nice accent on the high fade.
Finally we have a great looking medium length textured haircut for men with a perfect low fade.
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