This collection of popular men’s haircuts includes old favorites, reinvented classics, and the newest hair trends for 2022. Every haircut photo below is FRESH for 2022.

Fades go with all hair cuts, styles, and types. Short haircuts and medium hairstyles range from clean-cut to edgy. Long hair is trending too, for all guys including curly hair, and for Black men. Do check out this guide to growing your hair long.

That fashion wheel keeps spinning around and everything old is new again with the comeback of 70s, 80s, and 90s hair like shags, mullets, and curtains.

You will find 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.

This first section showcases the freshest new men’s haircuts that are all brand new styles for 2022. Short to long, every type of fade, and haircuts for different hair types. You will find examples of the best haircuts for men from every single category you can imagine. Start here for the latest trends in men’s hair.

Fade Haircuts

Many of these popular haircuts for men include a fade but this is a dedicated section to the top types of fade haircuts: Low, mid, and high plus taper fades, burst fades, and more.

Low Fade Haircuts

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.

Mid Fade Haircuts

The mid 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 from the shortest buzz cut to long hair pulled back into braids.

High Fade Haircuts

A high fade goes all the way up to the hairline at the 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 transform the look of men’s haircuts. 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 fade haircuts.

The taper fade, aka tape up, fades the temples and back of the neck, leaving an arch of hair behind the ear.

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.

Short Haircuts and 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 men’s haircut that is short will always look great.

A trendy feature of short hair right now is some bangs, that length of the hair along the forehead. The fringe can be short and blunt, styled up and back, or worn loose.

Short Hair + High Fade

The short hair with a fade combination always works. This look is styled with medium hold, low shine BYRD Matte Pomade or use your favorite texture-enhancing wax or clay formula.

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.

Short Cuts + Textured Styles

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. Textured hair has been a strong trend in men’s haircuts over the past decade.

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.

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.

Textured Mohawk

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.

Fohawk Styles

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.

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. Such a cool modern haircut for men. Try a styling powder to get this look. Just sprinkle a little bit into hair, work through with fingers and pinch together spikes.

When choosing a styling powder, look at the price-per-ounce instead of the total price. Level 3 and DEGENTZ are an affordable way to try out this type of product.

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.

Short Quiff

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.

Fohawk Fade

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.

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.

90s looks are back too with the flat top and new versions of the high top fade. Natural edges are cool at every length as are curls for 4a and 3c hair types. Check them out in no particular order.

Hi-Top Fade

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. Such a cool finish to a modern men’s haircut. Of course, a natural hairline and natural hair are a great combination too.

The Gumby

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.

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 men’s haircuts make the most of that contrast.

Undercut + Medium-Long Hair

Long hair swept over to one side is just one way to style this cool men’s haircut. More options to try include slicking hair back, a tall pompadour, or a samurai bun.

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

An undercut shaves hair higher than the highest fade. This makes it easy to wear long hair down or tie it back, like these twisted locs.

Curly + Wavy Undercuts

It can be easier to wear wavy or curly hair long when the sides are kept short. These men’s 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 for men 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.

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.

Spiky Mullet

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.

Mullet Shag

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

90s curly mullet for men
Evan Dell | Bespoke Barber

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.

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.

If you are in search of a brand new look, you must check out our list of the 100 best men’s haircuts. Pick a look, mix and match styles, and show your barber some photos. Super easy.

80s Hair For Men

Another look seen on Detective Sonny Crocket, a blow dryer and lightweight product like mousse is the key to getting this windblown look.

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.

2-Block Haircut

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.

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.

Medium-Long Hair

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

Until hair is long enough to be pulled back, this type of loose flow is an easy look. Add a touch of hair cream like Cremo Matte Cream to damp or dry hair to set your part and minimize frizz.

Shoulder Length Hair For Men

Long men’s 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.

Shag Haircut

The shag is a 70s-inspired look with plenty of layers and bangs.

Very Long Hair

If the look is working for you, just keep on growing. Keep hair healthy with extra moisture from a daily conditioner, hair mask, or hair oil.

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.

We couldn’t help including a few more mullets here because they look so good that permed mullets are a thing. In fact, perms for men are hot too.

Short Hair+ Beard Fade

This fresh fade seamlessly transitions into a beard. A great looking men’s haircut for curly hair.

Short Curly Haircut

With more length around the sides, this short men’s 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 curly hair men’s haircuts keep some fringe as well as length at the back.

Curly Mullet With Bangs

Speaking of fringe and length at the back, these curly bangs and flow are downright majestic. As mentioned above, styling powder is a great product to hold curl while keeping plenty of movement.

Curly Flow

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.

Curly Undercut

The undercut makes all long hair low-maintenance. A classic men’s haircut that has been popular for years.

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.

Make sure shampoo is designed for curly hair or try a co-wash that cleanses the scalp without stripping moisture. Dry shampoo can also keep hair look great for another day.

Try a hair oil, hair mask, or leave-in conditioner to add much needed moisture to curls.

Last, treat hair right by only combing wet hair with a wide tooth comb, drying hair with an old t-shirt or microfiber cloth instead of a scratchy towel, and sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase.

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.

This concludes our brand new guide to all men’s haircuts. We will be adding fresh haircuts for men here during the year, so bookmark or pocket this page now!

Okay, now we are going to talk more about specific men’s haircuts, and how to style them. This is the freshest collection of men’s haircut photos and examples. All are cut and styled by the best barbers in the world.

Be sure to take the time and read through all the haircut descriptions below. This will help you talk with your barber about all of your next haircuts. It is good to know and will ensure you get what you want. Pick out a new look, show the photo to your barber, and then walk out looking great.

First, let’s talk about fades. Fades are not really haircuts, but rather the way your barber blends the hair from short to longer lengths at the sides and back.

The most popular fades are your low fades, mid fades, and high fades that lay a foundation for other fade styles. Learn more about the many other styles in our guide to the types of fade haircuts that you can try out. When we talk about low, mid, and high, essentially we are talking about hair sections of the sides and back of your head and where the clipper work and blending ends (low, mid, or high). 

Low fade

A low fade is cut short with barber clippers lower down on the sides and back, closer to your ears and hairline. The clipper work is lower down. Your barber will gradually blend up into longer lengths on the sides and back. Put simply, your hair is shaved lower down to the skin in the lower areas, but not as much in the mid to high areas of the sides and back of your head. A low fade tends to show off the hair higher up and gives stylish looks with more flow, much like a scissor cut tapered haircut.

Mid fade

Mid fades can be associated with many of your classic men’s haircuts. A very standard look to how a barber will cut hair on the sides and back of your head. Hair is blended from very short or bald in the low down section, to medium short in the mid section. In the mid, to high sections, your barber will likely further blend the hair lengths with scissors. Mid fades give you a nice clean cut and stylish look that still leaves some hair length higher up in the sides, back, and of course on top.

High fade

A high fade means that the majority of the sides and back of your haircut are clipped very short. Pretty much up to where you would part your hair. A high fade is often paired with undercuts, buzz cuts, high and tight haircuts, pompadours, and quiff haircuts. A high fade creates more of a disconnect between the long hair on top and very short sides.

Short haircuts are easy to manage and style. This is why so many guys go for short haircuts.

Buzz Cut

Several short haircuts can fall into the category of a buzz cut. Crew cuts, flat tops, the ivy league, and high and tights are all buzz cuts. It is a short haircut sculpted with barber clippers. 

Buzz cut
Julius Cvesar

Crew cut

The crew cut is a classic men’s haircut that will always be a popular choice. The hair on top is rather short all over with a bit of a pompadour or quiff up front to add some style. This haircut is the easiest haircut for men to style and maintain. Try the crew cut with different styles of fades or slightly different lengths on top to give this great short hair look a new spin.

Crew cut
Drew Nance

Ivy League

The Ivy League is a type of crew cut. The hair in the front section is kept long enough so that you can create a side part. Hair is tapered shorter towards the crown. Hair length at the front is typically about one and half inches long, and under one inch towards the back and crown. One might say this is a more versatile and stylish crew cut.

Ivy league haircut
Drew Nance

Flat Top 

The flat-top is a short haircut where the sides are cut close to the skin and the top stands up and is clippers or cut flat like a tabletop. Your hair on top can be short, medium, or long. If it still stands up straight it will create that flat top look.

Flat top haircut
Max Dos Santos

High and tight

The high and tight is a type of crew cut that is popularized by military personnel. It is a super short men’s haircut where the sides and back are shaved down to the skin and gradually blended into a high fade. The top hair is quite short too.

High and tight haircut
Barber Greg

Caesar Cut

The Caesar haircut was named after Julius Caesar the Roman Emperor. It features short layered hair all over ranging from 1-2 inches in length. The fringe (bangs) is cut short and horizontally across the forehead. For a more updated look, your barber can give you a cool fade.

Caesar cut
SeeCut Hairstylizh

French Crop

The French crop aka the crop haircut has been super popular lately. One of the most popular men’s haircuts in the last decade. It is similar to the Caesar but features a horizontal fringe that is a touch longer. Fringe length can be anywhere from mid-forehead to just above the eyebrows. Barbers have been making this haircut a bit more modern and cool compared to the Caesar by featuring a variety of fades, textured hair, or messy hair on top.

French crop haircut
Mātū Barber Company

Hard Part

A hard part can work for short hair or medium hair. Perhaps it is more of a feature than a haircut. Nevertheless, it is a unique thing of its own. A hard part haircut features a shaved line in the place of your regular side part. It could be narrow or wider.

Hard part haircut
Carlos Imlau

Textured haircuts 

Textured haircuts look cool at all hair lengths. The way your barber cuts the tips of the hair creates textures. The haircuts are meant to be styled in a messy or spiky way. Textured haircuts look cool but can also be worn in professional or office environments, just keep the sides and the back fresh with the fade of your choice. This is one of the most popular men’s haircuts.

Textured haircut for men
We Married Hair

When you grow your hair out to a medium length you start to open yourself up to more types of haircuts and hairstyles.

Side Part

Some guys don’t want to be in the spotlight with a trendy look. If that is you then a side part haircut is perfect. It is a great haircut if you want to look clean and simple. Perfect for professional or more formal circumstances. If you do want to make this haircut cooler then add a drop fade or a bald fade.

barberjustin @ goodbarberscolorado

The Classic Undercut

The undercut has been one of the most popular men’s haircuts for medium hair lengths for a very long time. The truth is an undercut can work with any hair length. But you need some hair to work with on top. This is a classic men’s haircut that features very short sides shaved at one length, meaning it is not a fade. The top is disconnected from the shaved areas in an abrupt fashion. The hair on top is kept longer and can be left messy or slicked back. We have seen some amazing modern takes on this classic men’s haircut over the years. You can modify how it looks by growing out your hair on top, adding spikes and textures, or growing out your fringe. You can also add a hair design for extra cool factor.

Vic Blends

Disconnected Undercut

We’re not sure where this term came from exactly. It really is just a modern reference to the undercut. So, you could say it is a modern edgy haircut where the short hair is disconnected from the longer hair on top that can be any style or length.

Disconnected undercut
Barber Harley

Flow Haircut

The flow haircut is a natural look that is generally free of any fades or shaved sides and back. This style can be medium to long in hair length. It could be worn loose and messy like a surfer haircut or slicked back and stylish for the office.

Flow haircut


The pompadour is a classic men’s haircut that often accompanies a mid or high fade. The hair on top at the front is kept anywhere from a medium to a long length. The hair is tapered in length towards the crown. To style and get some extra body and movement use a blow dryer and hairbrush first. Then, use your go-to hair pomade to style the hair up in the front and back. This creates a bump or bulge at the front and is more flat towards the back.

Here is an example of a classic pompadour.

Pompadour haircut
Curran Candage

Slicked back

Slicked back hair is always going to be cool. Simply ask for a medium length classic men’s haircut on top with longer bangs and short sides or the fade of your desire. You can do this with damp hair or dry hair. Just grab some pomade, work it through your hair with your fingers, or style it with a comb. Pomades with shine will give a wet kind of look. Matte finish pomades will just look natural.

Slicked back hair
Ray DeCandia


The quiff haircut has been a top choice for many men in the past couple of years. It is a totally cool guy but modern look. It is a mashup of the pompadour, combover, and a side part hairstyles. The quiff looks great with a mid or high fade. This look features a fringe that partly stands up in the front but also styles back into the rest of the hair on top.


Above, we have an example of a quiff haircut with a more modern feel to it.

Blowout Haircut

The blowout features a low fade at the sides and back and medium to long hair on top. The style has the look of big volume, flow, and movement on top as though you had stuck your finger in a socket (do not do this!). This is a super versatile and popular haircut right now.

Blowout haircut

Comb Over Haircut

The comb over features short sides and longer hair on top. You can style this look neat or messy. Simply comb or brush the hair to the side. A part is not necessary, the comb over can also work with an undercut for example. For extra volume use a blow dryer while you are brushing. Use a pomade if you want to increase the hold of your comb over. 

Comb over hairstyle
Trevor Moots

Mohawk Haircuts

The mohawk began as a haircut where the sides were shaved very short or bold, and a narrow strip of hair on top was grown out very long. Today, we see a wide variety of mohawk haircut styles, cut at all hair lengths. Here is a super cool mohawk that features textured hair, a crop at the front, and a bald/burst fade. A perfect example of a men’s haircut that is a mashup of several haircuts in one.


Faux Hawk

This men’s haircut is a shorter modern version of the mohawk but far less intense. The band of hair on top is not as narrow or tall as a mohawk but is styled in the same way, into the middle. Sides are short, usually a high fade, and not shaved to the skin like a true mohawk. Faux means false in French. This haircut is like a mohawk but not really. It is a modern less punk version but styled the same.

Faux hawk fohawk
Ryan Cullen

Fringe aka Bangs

Keeping a longer fringe (bangs) adds some extra dimension to your hairstyles. Fringe haircuts are great and can be styled in so many ways. Wear fringe down and loose, to the side, messy, or slick it back. It is totally up to you.

Brian Hickman

Long hair for guys is becoming more popular again these days. These men’s haircuts and hairstyles for long hair are also becoming more diverse and cool looking.

Surfer Hair: Loose + Messy Waves Or Curls

Do you have thick hair and want to grow it out for a new look? A great starting point is surfer hair, or loose, messy waves or curls. As far as long hair goes, these looks are super easy to manage. You can literally towel dry your hair, style back with your hands, and go. This gives you a cool, wild, rugged look. But, it can also be toned down a notch when certain occasions require that. Just blow dry or brush it out.

Surfer hair for men
Ethan Kelly

Long + Straight

Long hair doesn’t require thick hair. Guys with straight or fine hair can look great with long hair too. Grow it out long, get a nice clean cut by your barber or hairdresser. Add some layers for texture. Gain volume and movement by using some pomade or using a blow dryer when you style it. You can wear it back, tie it back, or part it.

Long straight hair men
Will Salon

Long + Wavy Or Curly

After shoulder-length surfer hair, wavy and curly hair looks great even longer. Bring out that texture and volume with a lightweight product that also tames frizz. Waves and curls bring that volume to other hairstyles for long hair including the man bun, ponytail, and half up.

Long wavy curly hair men
Giaro Giarratana

Long Hair With Part

Some guys just wear long hair styled back or tied back out of the way. But you can also go for a look that includes a part. Down the middle or a bit to one side looks best. This is a way to neaten up your look. Or, a way for guys with curly or wavy hair to get a different style.

Long hair with part


Grow your hair out long. It should be down to your shoulders at least. Simply sweep your hair back with your hands and wrap it with a hair tie. It can be up high, down low, or somewhere in between. A low maintenance, easy to style, practical, and stylish look for men.

Ponytail for men
Lasse Løkken Matberg

Half-Up Hairstyles

Want to keep your hair out of your face while still letting some hang down? All you have to do is gather the front and sides of your hair, pull it back into your hands and tie it into a ponytail, top knot, or bun just below the crown of your hair. Done. Easy. Practical. Extra style points.

Half-up long hair hairstyle for men

Man Bun

The man bun was a super popular hipster hairstyle that showed up in the early 2000s. Many thought it was ridiculous at first, was a fad, but now it is just commonplace. The style refuses to quit and disappear. The reality is it works and can be practical. Wear it messy and casual or sleek and formal.

Man bun hairstyle for men


A topknot is quite similar to the man bun but adds a touch more style and steers away from the hipster look. Gather a messy bun together and wear it higher up on the crown of your head.

Topknot hairstyle for long hair men
Wade Menendez

Man Braids

As longer hair has become more and more popular for men in the twenty-first century so have braids. They are totally on-trend right now and there are so many ways to create braided hair looks. Wear them down, tie them back, or as braided ponytails. There are also hair braids for men that are braided by a professional and stay in for 6+ weeks.


Dreadlocks are super cool. Dreads require thick or curly hair. So, if you have fine or thin long hair it probably isn’t a look you will be able to pull off.

Dreadlocks long hair Black men

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