20 Variations of Buzz Cuts with Different Lengths and Details

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Buzz cuts have been a staple male hair cut used for generations by military men, guys who are experiencing balding, and others in between who simply want an easy, low-maintenance style. No wonder, the buzz cut is simple, affordable and always in style. Not every man can afford growing out his hair to wear trendy medium length hairstyles or those with a long top. A buzz is absolutely tolerant to the type of your hair and demands of your life style. Besides, with shaved designs and faded sections, it leaves you enough room for creativity and personalization.

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These are quick, convenient and affordable – they look good on almost any hair type and suit any age. Whatever your motivation for trying out a new style, you’ll find that a buzz will meet your expectations when you want to look good without a ton of maintenance.

#1: Subtle Mohawk

As we’ve mentioned prior, a buzz cut doesn’t have to be militia – instead, you can shear it any way you want to. In this example, a subtle Mohawk is included into the cut for a shapely, unique take on a buzz.

#2: Buzz with Design

What is a buzz cut? Typically, it’s a short haircut done with clippers, but for today’s men it can also have many variations, like this one pictured below. Men may choose many different types of buzz cuts, including extra short cuts with shaven sections and designs.

very short buzz cut with shaved lines and fade

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#3: Faded Sides

A cool fade that touches only some sections of your style is a great element to add to your basic buzz. You can, for example, blur the hairline from the corner of your forehead to the corner of your nape. Add a V-shaped nape line as a bonus.

#4: Buzz for Thinning Hair

With thinning hair a long buzz cut isn’t an option, while a simple short buzz would be appropriate and flattering. If it seems too plain, you may upgrade it with a fade around the ears and expertly carved angles/curves for the hairline and the outlines of your facial hairstyle.

#5: Lumberjack Inspired

Have you heard of the term “lumbersexual”? Simplicity and negligent style in clothes and hair means flannel shirts, knitwear, jeans, medium length hair and a full beard. A buzz cut with beard accompaniment is very popular right now. We would prefer to see a slightly longer buzz in this case, though.

#6: Buzz with Beard

Many modern men enjoy the appearance of buzz cuts, but they don’t want to look too militia. A fade into a beard is the perfect compromise for those who want a relevant style with no styling pressure.

#7: Buzz Cut with Line Up

Black men have hair that was practically made for buzz cut styles. Thick and shapely, you can work a variety of buzz cuts into an African American male mane.

men's short African American haircut

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#8: High Fade with Design

Go for something unique and cool with a short hairstyle that leaves some room for artistic interpretation. With two subtle yet statement-making streaks behind one ear, your buzz cut just reached a whole new dimension of style.

#9: Clean Cut Rugged

You can be clean cut without looking too preppy – just check out this buzz that is clearly perfect for a variety of men – including those who are experiencing early balding. Shaved or faded sections will not only conceal this issue, but they’ll look great too.

#10: A Stylish Cut for Men

Buzz cut styles for guys really do vary depending upon perspective and preference. Go for a neat fade if you like the haircut in this picture. Grow out your beard in case you want to copy this look fully.

#11: Shaped and Side Parted

For men, a buzz cut is all about simplicity – but that doesn’t mean they don’t care how they look. On the contrary, men love how versatile and simple buzz cuts are without being a huge daily task.

#12: Shaved Designs

Today’s men’s cuts often include various designs. This one embraces a combination of closely clipped and longer, thicker sections completed with shaven lines for a creative style. You can look online for lots of different ideas, or else create your own together with your stylist.

#13: A Long Take on a Short Style

Many think of closely clipped scalp ‘dos when they think of buzz cut lengths, but you can definitely stay on the longer side of things. Give this low-risk style a try if you’re nervous about the change or are receiving your first buzz.

#14: Asymmetrical Shaved Designs

Check out this buzz option that keeps hair the same length throughout for the base and blends in asymmetrical faded and shaved designs for an edgy customized hairstyle you’ll love.

#15: Capped Buzz Style

Some buzz cuts are fun and funky – like this one that includes shapely undershaves along the back hairline. This is a major statement maker when you’re looking for a new, unique, youthful look.

#16: Fade Away

Buzz cut hairstyles are fun to wear and can be super stylish. This one includes a dramatic fade and facial hair to bring maturity and modern fashion into the cut.

#17: Long to Short

A long buzz cut is a popular option right now, as men want something simple without looking too youthful or like they received a military buzz cut. This buzz fades to almost invisibility at the nape of the neck and ear line, while growing in thickness up to the top. Great for thick or ethnic hair, this is just one of many variations you can choose from when you want to get a stylish short cut.

#18: Shaved Statement

Big, bold and dramatic, this shaved style combines everything – long and short lengths, designs and shapes, thick and thin sections. This style is so unique and intricate, it’s best to be left to a professional – don’t try this one at home!

#19: Buzz Cut with a Beard

Buzz cut hairstyles are so diverse; you can’t help but be creative if you want to get anything beyond the standard all-over shear. For this one, a beard is connected to shaved sides which can be unique to every wearer.

#20: Afro Cut

This cut is great for African American hair – it looks stylish and dramatically, and helps to keep thick curls under control.Perfect solution for black guys who like to impress.

These are just a few of the great ideas out there – spend some time online or going through magazines for further inspiration, or else work with a stylist to design your own one-of-a-kind look. If you’re ready to truly make a statement with your hair, the more creative and individual you go, the better.

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