The time when a men’s haircut had to be simple and modest is over. Today’s styles for guys feature dramatic contrasts of length and textures, as well as interesting styling – wet look, tousled hair, spikes, etc. The following 60 hairstyles will give you a charge of inspiration for your next trip to the salon.
Up-to-the-Minute Men’s Hairstyles and Haircuts
Fades, undercuts, swank pompadours, slicked back gelled styles, cool quiffs, side parts, shaved designs, long top short sides cuts and edgy fauxhawks are something that is extremely popular right now in men’s hairstyles. Below you’ll find all these in multiple variations.
#1: Side-Swept Undercut
The undercut is, without any doubt, one of the most popular mens hairstyles through the recent seasons. The best proof that its appeal is anything but temporary is the many variations on this theme. This variant features a blend of fade and undercut with neatly buzzed hair on the sides and halfway up the head in the back, set off by the longer, side-parted top.
#2: Dramatic Quiff Achieved with Thin Hair
Partly Mohawk, partly pompadour, completed with faded sides, this is a very daring look for younger men and boys. The top is all Elvis, while the sides bring in the punk appeal. The end-result requires some gel up top, for styling purposes, but it definitely has enough swag to compensate.
#3: Long Relaxed Style For Bohemians
Can it get any simpler, as far as styling is concerned? Nope. If your hair is reasonably thick, slightly wavy, and with no split ends, go for this hairstyle. All it requires is keeping the locks clean and conditioned. As a bonus, the length of the hair will also allow you to experiment with ponytails, braids, and man-buns.
#4: Edgy Spiky Fauxhawk
This is one of those hairstyles for men that perfectly mixes several style influences. It is both reminiscent of 80s stars like Morrissey, as well as of 70s disco glitz, in the vein of Elvis. To achieve it, the hair was fade-shaved at the bottom, then chopped into several layers. The top layer is long enough to be swept over to one side, but also spiky. To style it, add a spritz of holding hairspray in the front, and some gel at the back for the wet look effect.
#5: Classic Wet Look With Thick Hair
Men with thick hair can easily pull off this Meridional vibe. Sweep the top, frontal part of the hair upward, then slick it back. Create a sharp side part with a fine-toothed comb, and add a dollop of gel. Work it into your hair, and you’re all done. The 5 o’clock shadow makes this style look even more genuine and sophisticated.
#6: Quiff with Shaved Sides
Pair this look with a goatee that has some sharp outlines—they will be mirrored by the angles at your hairline. The secret to achieving this style is to shave all the way up, to the crown of the head, on both sides. Leave the hair short in the back, and allow the frontal top part to feature the contrasting length. Slick it back with some gel and that’s all, folks!
#7: Layered Tapered Haircut For Wavy Hair
A tapered haircut is probably the most frequently encountered mens haircut. It suits both straight and wavy hair. Pair it with a neatly trimmed beard and a meat moustache for a modern twist on the classic style.
#8: Typical Short Sides, Long Top Cut For Blondes
Light colored hair will beautifully show off this hairstyle. The top section is significantly longer than the sides, which are accurately buzzed toward the bottom. Meanwhile, the top is also layered, and gelled, to achieve a sexy, slick look. It’s a perfect style for hitting the clubs on weekends.
#9: Wavy Pompadour with Highlights
As far as haircuts for men go, the Pompadour is a classic, inspired by the 17th century puffed up wigs. It was established in its contemporary form in the 1980s, which loved hairstyles with volume, for both men and women. This update on the traditional style throws highlights into the mix—we love how the sunny blond strands at the front contrast with the model’s very dark hair.
#10: Curly and Messy Hairstyle for Medium Length Hair
This model looks like he just woke up like this, and chances are, he might have. It’s easy to style this look on naturally curly (or at least wavy hair). You’ll need a good conditioner to avoid frizz, plus a small amount of a curl boost product or mousse to define curls. Work the product into the hair 1 inch away from the roots and towards the ends.
#11: Tapered Afro Top
This look for African-American men is ideal for very curly, even kinky or nappy hair. It’s based on a haircut with tapered sides and extra length at the top. The model’s curly hair makes the top part look like it defies gravity. If your hair is not that kinky, add a bit of product for hold and volume.
#12: Tapered Pompadour
Here is one of the classiest and neatest haircut styles for men. It’s a serious look for a professional environment but we can also picture it at a formal event. Keep the top properly combed, not messy, and feel free to style it with a peanut-sized amount of gel or some pomade.
#13: Fade Haircut with an Ultra-Long Top
Now, if you’re after a totally hip look, you might like the style in this photo. It features a radical difference in length and texture between the sides and the top. The top is kept long, with the hair tossed in a circular direction. Midway down the head, there’s a faded undercut that makes the transition between the upper part and the lower half. The haircut is finished off with a shaved bottom line.
#14: Accurate Military Cut
This would be your average, very short military cut. What sets it apart and makes it very trendy is the razor-sharp hairline. The frontal line, as well as the narrow sideburns, frame the face with precise geometric lines.
#15: Upswept Spiky Fauxhawk Style
Celebrities are the best inspiration for cool male hairstyles, and this one definitely channels Jim Carrey in the 1990s. The hair is shorn short at the sides, while the central section that runs towards the nape is left long and chopped into spikes. To style, add some spray or gel for hold, and sweep the top upward with your fingers, defining the ends.
#16: Medium Length Retro Quiff
This hairstyle makes the model look like a 1950s dreamboat. The longer hair at the hairline and the crown is swept gently up and to one side. It is also dyed a lighter shade than the hair on the sides, to highlight the style itself. Finally, pomade adds a sophisticated polished touch to the final look.
#17: Messy and Carefree Medium Cut for Thick Hair
Men with thick hair have a lot of style options at their disposal. One is this layered look, with a long, side-swept fringe and spiky strands framing the temples. While the sides are not trimmed very short, like in many of the other styles featured here, they have been cut shorter than the top nonetheless.
#18: Dyed Style With Layered Fringe And Undercut
Here’s another androgynous look, ideal for thick hair. Bangs and dyed hair don’t feature too often in mens hairstyles, but when they do, they create unforgettable effects. To achieve this look, you need to get chopped bangs with dyed strands, and top it all off with a side undershave, sideburns included.
#19: Gelled Quiff Hairstyle
These days, a lot of good haircuts for men feature very short trims. Not this one, which is based on nearly medium-length hair, sleekly swept to the back. As it can be noticed, styling it requires a lot of hair gel. What sets this look apart is the deep side parting and the sculptured quiff.
#20: Men’s Medium Length Hairstyle with Highlights
Sleek, long-ish hair has been popular with celebrities, since the days of Johnny Weissmuller (the first actor who played Tarzan). More recently, beloved tennis player Andre Agassi sported a similar look. Most of the hair is swept up and over the top of the head, while the narrow highlights stand in stark contrast with the model’s natural hair color.
#21: Short Haircut With Shaved Lines
These days, hairstyles for men are becoming more and more creative. If you seek new ideas, know that you can always opt for shaved patterns and geometric shapes in your hair. This style prominently features a double wavy line, which follows the natural contours of the scalp and the cut outlines. To boot, the section between the two lines has been partially shaved to enhance the visual interest of the hairstyle.
#22: Modern Side Swept Style with Shaved Sides
This is a style that will remind you of the Great Gatsby, mainly for the remarkable way in which it uses styling with pomade. The longer hair at the top has been slicked to one side, but the sides are faded for a contemporary feel. It’s a modern, yet timeless look, and it’s also very easy to style!
#23: 360 Waves for Black Men
Black men can wear dread locks and Afros, but sometimes they, too, prefer more classic short styles. Here is a popular variety with 360 waves. The frontal hairline and the temple angles have been shorn with great precision. Thanks to the short length, this style is very practical in terms of upkeep.
#24: Popular Side Part with Trimmed Beard
This is one of the most frequently encountered of all the mens haircuts on our list. And that’s because it’s simple to achieve and easy to maintain. The hair has been cut fairly short, with a bit of added length for the top section. The side part and side-swept section create a sophisticated, yet demure look.
#25: New Updated Mohawk
Punk is not what it used to be, that’s for sure. Yes, mohawks and fauxhauks are still trendy, but a truly edgy look nowadays also needs a funky pattern. This hairstyle features a voluminous top, a trimmed undercut with design, plus a lot of attitude!
#26: Spiky Pompadour with a Goatee
Pairing stylish haircuts with facial hair styles is all the rage these days. To illustrate, check out the updated, upswept pompadour on this photo. The model has chosen to complement it with a trimmed goatee. In turn, his jawline is enhanced by perfectly angled facial hair, shorn to just the right length. In order to sport this look, designed for men with thick hair, you may need to use some volumizing hair mousse or spray.
#27: Short Tapered Quiff for Balding Men
When you’ve got long, thick hair anything is possible. But what about haircuts for men with a receding hairline? Good news! They, too, can sport quiffs, provided they use some styling products and keep the length in check with regular visits to their hairstylist.
#28: Undercut for Long Messy Hair
This fun style looks different from the others, but features the cut with the same popular concept – closely clipped sides with a top that has been allowed to grow out. The model has naturally wavy hair, which he has styled with some gel, to get the wet look. We love that the result is carefree, yet still stylish and well-groomed.
#29: Stylish Long Quiff with a Side Part
This romantic, layered look is perfect for oblong faces. It is based on an undercut, with long hair at the top. The hair should be long enough to accommodate a ponytail. Instead of tying it back, you may also sweep it to one side.
#30: Long Wavy Hairstyle for a Round Face
Many haircut styles for men put those with a strong jawline at an advantage. But what do you do when you’ve got natural waves, an oval or round face, and a hippie personality? You choose this style with the bottom line that frames your face by hitting at the right angle. Styling suggests application of some curl-defining product.
#31: Modern Business Look for Thick Hair
If you’ve got thick hair, you can opt for this product-free sexy hairstyle. Since the cut follows the natural lines of your hair and scalp, all you’ll need to do is to keep your hair clean and regularly trimmed. The rest will just fall into place by itself, without any gel or spray. Avoid creating a side part and keep those sideburns neat.
#32: Fade Haircut for Curly Hair
Among the main contemporary types of haircuts, a fade is the uncrowned king. It has literally been adapted for every hair texture and length. Today, we feature the short and curly variant on our list of top mens hairstyles. It’s perfect for black men who want to keep their style as low maintenance as possible.
#33: Perfect Buzz Cut for Round Faces
Unlike styles for women, male hairstyles don’t always take face shapes into consideration. This may make you end up with a cut that brings out features you’d much rather hide, like an overly rotund face. To avoid this, opt for a crew cut with a straight and narrow frontal hairline. Pair it with a trimmed goatee, to draw focus on your chin, not your soft jawline.
#34: Trendy Shaved Sides Cut for Long Faces
Got an oval or oblong face? Then you’re going to want to avoid adding volume at the top. That’s usually the effect that shaved side cuts achieve. However, to side-step this unwanted result, you can simply slick back the longer section of your hair, with the aid of your favorite hair product.
#35: Nice Elongated Tapered Haircut
Such layered cuts are great for men with short to medium hair. This style features straight hair with some length to it, as well as a narrow undercut section near the hairline. For upkeep, make sure to shampoo your hair regularly, and to comb it on a daily basis. Avoid creating a side part for this style.
#36: Spiky Yet Professional Style
Exaggerated tops, which require a lot of styling and hair products, may be fun. However, they are not always appropriate for the workplace. For a more demure, yet trendy look, you can get inspired by this look. The model’s hairstyle features closely clipped sides with the top section that’s only slightly longer. The extra length at the top still allows him to style the hair into short spikes, with a bit of gel for hold and extra definition.
#37: Cool Messy Hairstyle with Beard
This look is both contemporary and demure, fun and easy to maintain. It features short, trimmed hair on the sides and the choppy, slightly longer top. To style it, work some product into your dry hair. Finger-sweep the fringe to one side and you’re good to go.
#38: Hipster Version of ‘Short Sides, Long Top’
Are you up for a very dramatic, trendy look? This one sports closely clipped faded sides, blended into carefully trimmed facial hair and contrasted by extra long top section. The top should be long enough for you to be able to put it up in a ponytail, if the mood strikes. Finally, you can add some blond highlights and sweep the top back, with pomade or any other product of your choice for perfect hold.
#39: Long Top Short Sides for African American Men
Not all black guys will feel comfortable sporting a ‘fro, and that’s totally understandable. If you want to keep your hair more low-key and low maintenance, try the look you see here. The sides have been trimmed very short, while the medium length top features naturally wavy hair.
#40: Spiky Cut with Beard
One of the biggest trends in mens hairstyles nowadays is to coordinate facial hair with what’s up top. Case in point, this fun spiky look, complemented by the classical style of beard. While the beard and mustache have been properly trimmed, the spikes add a touch of spunk to the model’s overall look.
Best Mens Hairstyles To Flatter A Round Face
How to choose the best hairstyle for a round face? Your face shape is the main choice criterion when it comes to the right hairstyles. The most flattering hairstyles for a round face are those, elongating it visually, i.e. with an added volume on top and extra short sides. But first you need a decent base for your hairstyles. You may go for tapered haircuts, fades and cuts with an elongated side quiff. Here are the most stylish haircuts and hairstyles for men with round faces from celebrities. They will help you to make the right choice.
#41: Crewcut + Facial Hairstyle
Men choose an extra short haircut for different reasons: thinning hair, low maintenance or a desire to have a clean look without any styling routines. Aaron Paul’s crewcut is slightly elongated on top. This little extra volume and the groomed facial hairstyle with predominance of diagonal and vertical lines define your facial contours and elongate your face visually.
#42: Short Haircut With A Side Quiff
Many men with healthy, thick hair prefer to wear it slightly longer than the common crewcut length. It’s okay for a round face if you know how to avoid certain pitfalls. A straight short quiff is a no-no option for a round face. Instead, opt for a side quiff, like Adam Scott’s.
#43: Short Haircut With An Elongated Nape Section
Men with curly hair also don’t mind elongated short haircuts. Blake Shelton, for instance, has a very beautiful curl pattern to show off. His easy backswept hairstyle provides a nice lift above the forehead and awesome texture.
#44: Trendy Edgy Haircut For Round Faces Men
The haircut of Freddy Rodriguez meets all possible requirements. It looks cool, fits into any style of clothes and corrects proportions of a round face. The point cut ends add a sharp twist to this style, and it certainly benefits from the maximal volume on top.
#45: Ascetic Haircut Of The Agent 007
Agent 007 has no time to style his hair with a blow-drier. He needs a quick, neat and professional self-styling option. So, Daniel Craig goes for a simple classic cut. Well, every actor has his hair styled by a professional to step on the red carpet, but we can picture this cut looking no less clean and accurate in everyday life.
#46: Best Haircut For Men With Round Faces
All haircuts and hairstyles for men with round faces have no volume at the temples, because it makes a round face appear even wider. Blake Lewis chooses a haircut of the right silhouette. It features the smooth tapering of length at the temples, side part and long point cut hair on top. This is the best variant of a haircut and hairstyle for a round face.
#47: Men’s Medium Edgy Haircut
A stylish medium length haircut is a cool choice for younger guys with a round face. Thomas Dekker’s tapered medium haircut with angled streaks has very wide styling opportunities from back swept straight and wavy hairstyles to grunge, messy styles like in the photo.
#48: Short-To-Medium Haircut For A Round Face
Looking neat for a man with medium hair is not such a big challenge. If you prefer to wear your hair slicked back, you may choose a simple straight short-to-medium haircut, like David Spade’s. It looks elegant and flatters a round face if styled with a root rift above the forehead. Consider also pairing it with a facial hairstyle to enhance the contours of your chin and jawline.
#49: Black Mens Haircut For Round Faces
Kanye West has a round face. His time-tested choice is a buzz cut and a flattering facial hairstyle – a mustache and highly styled circle beard with super sharp lines.
#50: Short And Neat Men’s Haircut
Elijah Wood’s square face is luck for a man, but same like a round face, it still needs some elongation to approximate its proportions to the ideal ones. Elijah opts for a short neat cut with a small quiff, brushed to one side, and creating thus the A-shaped hairline. In combination with some volume on top it gives the desired effect.
#51: Disheveled Mens Hairstyle
Disheveled men’s looks allow creating trendy hairstyles with the maximal volume on the top of your head. Niall Horan has gone further and tried a cool ombre look with his natural dark brown hair color being washed into a chic silver blonde tone. Well, Niall, at least now you know how you’ll look when you are an old man!:)
#52: Elegant Preppy Hairstyle For A Round Face
Disheveled looks are a delightful trend, no doubts, but if you are not a celebrity, they are not quite appropriate in any setting, whereas preppy hairstyles are among men’s invariable favorites. Matt Lanter looks very confident and stylish with his preppy style gelled look.
#53: Textured Hair + Facial Hairstyle
Gerard Butler’s classic men’s haircut needs a special approach to make it maximally flattering for a round face. Boost the volume and enhance the texture of your hair with a styling product. Style the quiff and hair on top with your fingers.
#54: Slicked Back Hairstyle For Round Faces Men
Leonardo Di Caprio is an example of a celebrity with romantic looks. As a rule, men of this type have a round face shape and pull off retro looks easily. The actor combines this effortless slicked back hairstyle with the right type of facial hairstyle, flattering for a round face – a moustache and a circle beard.
#55: Tousled Hair For A Round Face
Disheveled, tousled, and curly short men’s hairstyles always enhance texture and volume which is a big advantage for men with round faces. Emile Hirsch tries a great hairstyle of this kind. Note that his sides are neatly slicked down.
#56: Round Face Hairstyle – Pompadour
Spencer Boldman has a perfect face shape with angular jawline. We are listing his photo here because he presents a trendy pompadour hairstyle that is also very flattering for a round face. The volume of the quiff styled up with wax or pomade and the short sides balance the proportions of a face that needs visual elongation.
#57: Popular Mens Hairstyle For Round Faces
Jesse McCartney opts for a flattering tapered haircut, but the right styling is no less important to succeed with an excellent look. Depending on the chosen styling product, your hairstyle will look each time different. Pomade is applied for the perfect shine, texturizing spray adds volume, and wax is good when you need some extra definition.
#58: Stylish Casual Hairstyle With Enhanced Texture
Olly Murs decides on a high fade haircut with a nice length on top. Styling crème will let you lift and define the hair on the top of your head. Work the product with your fingers, paying particular attention to the ends.
#59: Edgy Hairstyle With Acicular Texture
David Paetkau’s sharp style will look cool on thick and medium-to-thick hair. The cool spikes lifted at the roots and sticking to all sides offer a great optical illusion for a round face that begins to look edgier and manlier thanks to the right hairstyle choice.
#60: Cool Squared Style
A flattering hairstyle is a potent tool to improve the proportions of your face and correct its shape visually. Kenny Wormald’s haircut features closely cut sides which create vertical lines and right angles with the hair on top. Now you only need to lift it with a root volumizer.
Men with round faces should focus on edgy haircuts and hairstyles with closely clipped sides and volume above the forehead. The right short or short-to-medium hairstyle will always flatter a man with a round face more than medium or long hair. Facial hairstyles also work great to define the contours of your face. Avoid wide sideburns and facial hairstyles with predominance of horizontal lines.
These were our top 60 trendy hairstyles for men. Be open to try new cuts and styles! Remember that hair is probably the most important component of your overall style.