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This collection of 100+ popular haircuts for men includes old favorites, reinvented classics, and new trends.
Fades go with all hair cuts, styles, and types. Short styles and medium styles ragne from clean cut to edgy. Long hair is trending too, for all guys include the curly haired and Black men.
With 100+ men’s haircuts for all hair types, just keep scrolling until you find your next look. Read all the way to the end for some tips on how to get the haircut you want.
1. Fade Haircuts
Many of these popular haircuts for men include a fade but this is a dedicated section to the top fade types – low, mid, and high plus taper fades, burst fades, and more.
This medium-low fade raises the hairline around the sides and back while creating a modern silhouette for this afro.
The low fade works with any men’s haircut from a trendy look like this to classic styles.
A low fade is also a cool way to separate hair and a beard, enhancing the distinct shape of both.
The medium fade lands somewhere between low and high.
A shadow fade, on the left, keeps some short hair, while the bald fade, on the right, goes all the way down to the skin.
Mid fades can also drop down behind the ear like this cool look, or cut a diagonal line around the back of the head.
The fade also works with any hair length fron the shortest buzz cut to long hair pulled back into braids.
A high fade goes all the way up to the hairline at temples.
The arc of this high fade keeps the defined corner of the line up before dropping down at the back of the head.
The blurry line up contrasts nicely with messy texture on top.
Fades can read as classic or modern depending on how the rest of hair is styled.
More Fade Types
Here are the rest of the most popular types of fades.
The temple fade is similar to taper but scissor cuts the neckline for some flow.
The burst fade radiates out from behind the ear. It is popular with mohawks but also works for mullets and more.
2. Short Hairstyles For Men
Short hair tends to be the most popular length for men and here are so cool new ways to get the look.
A trendy feature of short hair right now is some bangs, that length of hair along the forehead. The fringe can be short and blunt, styled up and back, or worn loose.
Short Hair + High Fade
Work the product between palms and apply to hair in a back and forth motion. Then use fingers to enhance texture and pull up small sections of hair.
Textured styles need the right cut and the right pomade, as mentioned above. There are so many different cool cuts including this blunt blonde over black crop, surfer-style quiff, long fringe, and spiky short hair.
3. Short Haircuts For Thick Hair
Guys with thick hair often tame the mane by cutting hair short. Here are some good haircuts for men with lots of hair that limit length without sacrificing style.
Even a buzz cut can be detailed with a blurry fade and tight line-up. For the best results, leave these looks to the pros.
Thick Hair + High Fade
To control thick and coarse hair, it’s all about strong hold products. Of course, you don’t want stiff, crunchy hair too so stick with pliable pomades over gels that get hard. Check out REUZEL Extreme Hold Matte Pomade or Redken Brews Texture Pomade for stylish separation and maximum hold without shine.
Short Fade Styles
The buzz cut with fade is one of the most popular haircuts for men. There are more ways to wear this combination than you might think.
A taper fade combines blurry edges with a defined arch behind the ear. With a full beard, try a smaller taper fade plus a line up.
Or instead of a line up, try some Caesar-style blunt fringe. And finally, a large burst fade in a partial circle behind the ear transforms short hair into wide mohawk.
Low Drop Fade + Brow Slash
Short hair for men does not have to be boring. This cut makes the most of full hair and texture on top while keeping it short. A small section pulled out from the hairline adds an edge to the look and mirrors the angle of the brow slashes.
4. Faux Hawk + Mohawk Styles Styles
Modern mohawks can be cut short and wide or even just long at the top for faux. Spike hair up along the center of the head or just at the front.
This messy, piecy, spiky mohawk is much easier to style than the original mohawks spikes spiked straight out in every direction. Get the look with products like OUAI Matte Pomade, OGX Flexible Fiber, or Giovanni Wicked Texture.
There are two ways to style the always popular faux hawk. The most common is pulling hair up only at the front into a look that could be described as a horn. The second is spiking hair up down the center of the head. Or do both.
Wide Mohawk Haircut
The wide mohawk works well for shorter hair and at that length, exploring hair colors is easy to do.
5. Short + Spiky Hairstyles
These short spiky looks fall somewhere in between short and mohawk cuts. Go for a classic flat top, modern crop, or something even messier and undefined.
Thick + Spiky Hair
Blunt fringe is on trend of late and this cool cut extends that line into a mid fade and softens the look with fine spikes. Try a styling powder to get this look. Just sprinkle a little bit into hair, work through with fingers and pinch together spikes.
Clean + Messy Spikes
Spiky hair can be messy, but it doesn’t have to be. A short, coiffed faux hawk is suitable for work while a flat top is styled with military precision.
Similar to a flat top but with a different shape, this quiff is a cool way to get that pompadour look with short hair.
To style this look or a flat top, start by blow-drying hair while combing it upward. For fine hair and a matte finish, like above, a hairspray has plenty of hold. For thicker hair and vintage sheen, try something like Victory Crown Barber Company SLICK or American Greaser Supply Flat Top Wax. Work it through hair and finish the edges with a comb.
These spikes are so easy to style. Work a clay, wax, or fiber pomade like Baxter of California Clay Pomade, Pacino’s Matte, or American Crew Fiber between hands and through hair from front to back. Then shape hair with fingers, pinching together small sections to create defined spikes.
6. Haircuts For Black Men
These Black male hairstyles range from short waves to long dreadlocks with many lengths and styles in between. Longer styles like blowouts, afros, and braids are gaining popularity. All it takes is some patience.
The high top fade at any length is one of the most popular styles for Black men. This cool cut uses a curl sponge for some texture on top and adds a shaved line.
Line Up Haircuts
A line up creates a defined contrast to curls, an afro, or dreadlocks. Of course, a natural hairline and natural hair are a great combination too.
Take that flat top to the next level, literally, with the gumby. Hair is cut longer on one side to create a diagonal top. Hair is still styled flat, it is just isn’t horizontal anymore.
Curly High Top Fade
Instead of the geometric flat top, the same cut can have a natural, curly top as well.
Waves Hair + Beard
Waves are another cool way to wear hair longer than a buzz cut but still short. With a taper, this look is wrapping around 360 degrees. For better wolfing and hold, try a product made for waves like Ocean View Deep Waves Pomade.
90s Hair For Black Men
Another throwback look, this standout style lands somewhere between a flat top and afro, with wider sides and rounded top.
Short Natural Haircuts
If you’re growing hair longer, or just want a longer version of short, these cool curly cuts show the range of ways to wear natural hair for men.
Twists, Dreadlocks, Afro + Braids
Long hair for Black men can be worn in protective styles like twists or braids, defined into locks, or picked out into an afro.
Curly Hair For Black Men
Ringlet curls for Black men are more a product of hair type than styling. Of course, keeping hair moisturized, conditioned, and oiled. After that, just slip on a zig zag hair band to pull hair back from the face.
If you luck into such gorgeous hair, make the most of it. It doesn’t get much better than these rounded cuts with curly fringe.
7. Short Sides, Longer Top Haircuts
Many of the best hairstyles for men feature short hair around the sides and back with more length on top. These cuts make the most of that contrast.
Undercut + Medium-Long Hair
Medium Hair + Mid Fade
Here’s a cleaner version of the last style with faded sides and hair blow-dried or flat ironed straight and held in place with product. Try a product like BluMaan Styling Meraki Men’s Wax as a pre-styler for heat protection and added volume.
Undercut Fade + Long Hair
Curly + Wavy Undercuts
It can be easier to wear wavy or curly hair long when the sides are kept short. These haircuts are designed to highlight volume and texture with hair.
For Wavy + Curly Hair
Hair doesn’t have to be long to have great texture. This crop top cut includes layers to keep hair light and enhance volume. Get some hold for wavy to curly hair with a low to medium hold product with some cream or flex like Tea Tree Shaping Cream, Smooth Viking Hydrating Fiber Cream, or Moroccanoil Oil Molding Cream.
Short Sides, Longer Top Haircuts
These very similar haircuts end up with very different looks thanks to a combination of hair type and styling.
Hard Part + Comb Over
With hair shaved up all the way up to the part, this comb over fade is equal parts clean cut and cool.
8. Mullet Haircuts: Short Front, Long Back
The business at the front, party at the back mullet is an iconic cut that more guys are embracing. Is it ironic? Maybe. Is it fun? Absolutely.
There are so many ways to wear a mullet – short with a little bit of flow, long with full bangs, medium with faded sides, and then there is straight, spiky, feathered, wavy, or curly styling.
In fact, wavy and curly hair beefs up that volume and flow of a mullet so much that permed mullets are a thing, a beautiful thing.
The spiked up mullet with wavy flow and Pit Vipers is a vibe. The question is, is it your vibe?
The temple fade is a smooth way to wear the look but some guys prefer the more aggressive stepped lines.
80s Mullet Haircut
This gorgeous feathered mullet is reminiscent of Sonny Crocket in the early seasons of the original Miami Vice. You don’t have to wear a pastel shirt with this cut but you might want to.
Temple Fade Mullets
For a 21st century mullet, add a small, medium, or large temple fade to a short, medium, or long mullet.
This may be a mullet from the future with choppy blunt fringe and layered long hair.
Mullets For Curly Hair + Perms
Whether the texture is natural or permed, waves and curls amp up the shape.
How do you style this kind of mullet? You know dudes in the 80s were crispy with hair gel but a more touchable way to define curl and get some hold is with a styling powder.
Just sprinkle a little bit on the top of the head and work it in like you are shampooing the scalp. For the back, pour some powder into hands and scrunch it through hair. A little styling powder goes a long way so start with a small amount.
Curly Mullet + Fade + Slash
If you didn’t ever consider a perm before, maybe you are now. Or go for the more accessible temp fade with a shaved line.
Punk Rock Mullet Shag
The mullet is so much more than a country boy style. David Bowie rocked a red one as Ziggy Stardust. This choppy, spiky, messy style with define steps at the temple reads punk rock.
Long Mullet With Bangs
This long mullet has it all – layers, waves, and a temp fade. Mix it up by wearing hair feathered, spiky, or messy.
9. Medium Length Hairstyles
Medium length haircuts for men are so versatile and can be styled into retro, modern, or conservative looks. Mix up your look by working hair back with some volume or slickness one day and wearing some curtains or fringe on another.
80s Hair For Men
Medium Length Hairstyles
Medium hair is by far the most versatile length. Here we have curtains for straight and wavy hair, a modern bowl cut, e-boy hair, a slick back, and a James Dean-style pomp.
Reverse Fade + Designs
Even more unexpected than a shaved design over a taper fade is the reverse fade at the neckline.
Get this cool look by blow drying hair straight and working an oil-based product with shine like Suvecito Pomade Firme through hair while working it over to one side. Finish with a comb to set hair in place and add leave some definition.
Another alternative to faded sides for trendy guys is the two-block haircut with medium hair on top and short sides. This look also works as a middle part hairstyle.
Off-Center Part For Medium Hair
While guys with round faces do benefit from a side part, this is an all-around cool look.
Rocker Guy Haircuts
And for something completely different, this is an alternative take on school boy hair with a textured cut, messy styling, and at-home blonde hair color.
10. Long Men’s Hair
Growing hair out is getting more and more popular with men. Check out these long looks from shoulder length and beyond. In addition to classic cuts, longer slicked back styles are hot right now as are shag haircuts with some bangs.
Long Hair + Mustache
Long hair always looks great with a beard but also looks pretty sweet with a mustache. The shape of the handlebar mustache is echoed in long hair curtains. Comb hair just a little bit of the middle part and leave it messy.
For men, chin length hair is considered long. At this length, hair can be worn with or without a part.
How To Style Long Hair
Shoulder Length Hair For Men
Long haircuts use layers to add shape and volume to hair, whether hair is thick or fine. The question is do you want to add fringe or not.
Long Wavy Hair
Long hair looks great for all hair types, especially these flowing waves.
The shag is a 70s-inspired look with plenty of layers and bangs.
Very Long Hair
11. Curly Haircuts
For short cuts, curly fades continue to dominate. There are lot of longer styles too from shaggy mop tops to shoulder-grazing hair and beyond.
Short Hair+ Beard Fade
This fresh fade seamlessly transitions into a beard.
Short Curly Haircut
With more length around the sides, this short haircut has a full shape.
Perm For Men
Can you believe that these ringlet curls are a perm? Well they are. Perms for men are a growing trend all over the world.
Medium-Short Curly Hair
A little bit longer than short, these haircuts keep some fringe as well as length at the back.
Curly Mullet With Bangs
The beauty of curly hair is the shapes that can be created. A fade keeps the flow at the neckline or go for a rounded silhouette.
The undercut makes all long hair low-maintenance.
Long Curly Hair
Don’t trust just anyone with your curls or you may end up with a hair triangle, and that’s not the 90s hair anyone is going for. Layers keeps this flattering shape and lighten up hair to help curl formation.
Really Long Curly Hair
To achieve this gorgeous mane, keep hair healthy with a curly hair regimen that includes minimal washing, plenty of conditioning, and a gentle touch. Really, all curly-haired guys should care for hair like this.
12. How To Get The Haircut You Want (And Like It)
So, you bring one of these pictures to the barber and expect to get exactly the same haircut. Right? Wrong. And that’s not a bad thing.
Most of the time, hair inspiration comes from pictures of guys with different hair types and different face shapes than yours. A skilled barber takes that picture and adapts that cut to you.
Barbers also use cheekbones, ears, and eyes as markers to guide the shape of a cut or height of a fade. The proportions of faces vary of course, so a customized haircut will reflect those differences.
It will really look better to have the haircut altered to suit thinner or thicker hair, a higher hairline, and cowlicks than exactly copying a haircut picture. It will not only look better but be easier to style.
And in my personal experience, sometimes part of the allure of a certain haircut has something to do with the example, which has nothing to do with the haircut, the barber, or me. Long story short, a flattering haircut will make you look your best, but might not transform you into a model.
And hey, a fresh cut can start to make aging clothes look shabby so a fresh shirt can help show off that new do.