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Trendy Crew Cut Ideas for Men

If you’re a man (or know of a man) looking for a trendy crew cut hairstyle, then look no further! We’ve got lots of ideas for you to improve your do!

  • Clean Crew Cut

    crew cut hairstyle for men

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    Q&A with Style Creator Heather Euting
    Barber/Cosmetologist @ Joshua’s Barbershop in Thousand Oaks, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s you’re favorite thing about it ?

    This look is clean and versatile. My favorite thing about it is that depending on how you’re feeling that day, this can be styled to a person’s liking. It can be styled over to either side, or up in the middle making it easy and looking good.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look ?

    I used Hudson and Hammers Alchemy which is a mix between pomade and wax that creates a satin shine Any pomade with a sheen will do.

    What type of client would you recommend this for ?

    This looks caters to the modern man looking for something clean and easy to style. Whether you’re a man or a boy, this classic look suits all!

  • Polished

    mens crew cut hairstyle

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    Q&A with Style Creator Reva Segnitz
    Master Stylist @ Vanity Flair in Lexington, KY


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    I would describe this haircut as clean and polished. My favorite thing about it is how precise and sharp it is, as well as how it showcases a person’s facial features. It is a no fuss look that still makes a statement.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    Speaking of “no fuss”, this hairstyle only needs one product to make it look polished and done. I use Kevin Murphy Easy Rider on most of my short men’s cuts. It is smoothing and dries with a natural finish. Any hair creams would go a long way in this cut. It can be very kempt, or roughed up and tousled for a casual day. Dare I say this gentleman loves this cut because it does NOT require product for the days he does not feel like styling.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I would recommend this cut to a variety of men. If a client is a little on the thinning side, it can really help a man’s hair look thicker. If he does manual labor or plays sports, it is a haircut that breathes and doesn’t trap in sweat and heat.

    As far as face shape goes, I think it can compliment the ever-graceful and perfect oval shaped face, but it can also help thin out a more rounded face shape. The beauty of this haircut is that you can modify it. If someone has a long chin for example, you can leave a little more length on top for balance. If their face is triangular, leave a little more around the ears to fill out and match their jawline.

    My model Kyle had been rocking that undercut/man bun we’ve been seeing since about 2015. He revamped his entire style by getting a crew cut and came out looking and feeling professional and confident.

  • Classic Crew Cut

    classic crew cut for men

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    Q&A with Style Creator Tina Breese
    Hairstylist @ 18/8 Fine Men’s Salon in Lake Forest, CA


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a classic crew cut. My favorite thing about it is about manageable it is and that you can go anywhere with it.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I recommend Esquire Shampoo, Conditioner and Clay (medium hold with a matte finish).

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This cut is perfect for a professional business man that’s love to be casual as well as professional.

  • Timeless

    clean crew cut for men

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    Q&A with Style Creator Anthony Lieu
    Barber Apprentice @ Manstop Barbershop in Toronto, Canada


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    The crew cut is a classic and a timeless hairstyle. It’s like looking at watches. When you find a nice piece, like a Rolex, it will never get old. With the touch of a fade and the client’s opinion on how they want to line their sideburns (i.e. pointed, square or tapered), the haircut will still stand out as the classic look.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    The products I recommend for this hairstyle would be something simple and dependent on what and how the client would want their hair to look and stay together throughout their day. For this specific look, I would use a pomade for more sheen, and for more of a matte look, I would use clay. Fortunately there are many products on the market that are water-soluble, making it easy to wash off and suitable for everyday and special occasion use.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This kind of haircut would be suitable for nearly everyone. I feel this haircut is suitable for most guys since it compliments most head shapes. The styling also depends on how their hair grows. The direction of the hair will be the judge on which side it would be best combed towards. This hairstyle is also quite versatile. If the barber or stylist decides to leave more length on the front, the client would be able to pull that part up as they style to give them a pompadour look.

    This hairstyle is pretty universal in terms of the client. Whether the client decides to wear their hair messy or neat, this hairstyle would still look great. The crew cut is a great hairstyle for causal days or evenings, with little to no products required and a neat and tidy finish for a classic look.

  • Long On Top

    Q&A with Style Creator Clayton Schmidt
    Master Barber @ The Beauty Barn in Clarksville, TN


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    The crew cut is characterized by short back and sides and hair length on top that is about one or two inches. The longest hair generally begins at the front hairline and gradually shortens toward the crown area. The back and sides can be as short as skin.

    Whichever length is desired, the back and sides will be tapered to connect with the hair length cut on the top of the head. In the crown area, the hair will be cut very short, so short as to eliminate the issue of having spiky hairs in the in “whorl” area of the back of the head that just won’t lay down.

    As a barber, my favorite thing about this look is the fact that it does three things very well: it grows out beautifully, it is easy to style, and it is both athletic and professional.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    This look as seen on my patron in the photo was styled by working a small dab of 18.21 ManMade Paste (medium hold, satin sheen) through towel dried hair. Once I worked the pomade through the hair evenly, I combed it into shape by directing the hair forward and sideways from left to right while combing the hair on the front hairline back and up.

    The nice thing about styling a crew cut is that you can get great results with the number of different products. I would recommend a high hold pomade or a medium hold paste for the person who wants a dapper, more dressed up style. If one was going for a looser or messier look, I would recommend a clay applied to dry hair and roughed up a bit by hand.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I recommend this haircut for any individual who wants a low maintenance hairstyle and/or holds a vocation or position that may require certain hair length regulations (i.e. police officers, athletes, military personnel, etc.). I even recommend this cut for individuals who hold what some call “white collar” jobs, because when styled properly, this look simply exudes confidence.

    This haircut can be designed to look good on nearly any face shape. For instance, the cut can be fitted nicely for someone with a round face shape by maintaining squareness in the area of the parietal ridge of the head (where the sides meet the top of the head).

    This will make the face appear more oval in shape. If the individual feels their face is too wide, the barber or stylist can lengthen the appearance of the face by leaving the hair longer on top so that the client may style their hair up and into a short pompadour, which always looks great.

    I would advise anyone who wants this look to ask their barber or stylist to design their crew cut so that is gives the most oval shape to the face as possible. This is usually done by preserving length (or “squaring up”) where the sides of the head meet the top and by leaving the appropriate length on top.

  • Short and Neat

    Short and Neat hairstyle

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    Q&A with style creator, Alexander Semjonoff
    Barber @ Headbusters Barbershop in Saint Petersburg, Russia


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a great everyday look, the neat and short cut. I like it because it’s easy to style and looks fresh.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I recommend a good matte pomade like Byrd Matte or Reuzel Clay pomade.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This look is best for those who prefer a short cut. It suits all hair types.

  • Classic Crew

    Q&A with style creator, Thee Asian Barber
    Barber @ Primo Gentlemen Barber in Glasgow, U.K.


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This haircut is a classic crew cut as it’s taken in by a guard 3 all over, then faded down to the skin using foil shavers and a straight razor. My favorite thing about the cut would be that it’s a fun haircut to create and the fade is more gradual, making it look very clean.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    For this specific hairstyle, there isn’t much product required. I you want the hair to have a little shine, I’d recommend using a pomade like Layrite or Dappa Dan pomade.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This classic crew cut is a look you’ll usually see on a man who doesn’t require too much attention on styling his hair on a day to day basis. Men with thick and dark hair tend to go for this haircut, as well as men who work with hard hats or are required to wear a hat during working hours.