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The 26 Most Stylish Haircuts for Men

Guys have been getting a lot of attention lately and it’s no surprise. Just take a look around and you’ll notice more men are wearing classic, tailored haircuts. In last few years, we’ve seen a major resurgence in men’s traditional barbering styles.

Looks ranging from tapered fades, to multi-textured styles and shoulder-length hair are all on trend. The key to the success of these cuts is precision, purpose and definition. A great cut leads to easy styling and maintenance.

Choosing the right styling aid is easier than ever with more men’s styling lines emerging on the market. This must be the reason these guys are looking so good…their style is effortless and cool!

Find your next style inspiration with these amazing haircuts for men.

#1 Side and Up

Written by Shannel Mariano

This haircut has an extreme side part. The heavier side of the part is styled up and slightly to the side.

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp clean hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair using a styling brush or fingers, lifting the hair to create volume
  3. Apply a product for texture.
  4. Set the hair with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Volume Thick & Full Volumizing Mousse lifts the hair and gives it volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This hairstyle looks best on any face shape with hair that is medium in texture and medium in density.

#2 Ready to Wed

Written by Tanya Ramirez

That special day requires extra styling expertise to be the mane attraction.

Formal Haircut for Men

Image Credit: Yeko Photo Studio / Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a Denman brush to smooth back with slight volume.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Andrew Does Hair ADH WET, a medium weight pomade with minimal shine. (ADH WET is only available online and at select retailers.)

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or triangular face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Rough it up to create piecey texture for a more casual look.

#3 Formally Fetching

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Super shorn sides with triangular textured volume is guaranteed to stay up all night.

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a light texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a vent brush for shape and volume.
  3. Run your fingers through the fringe and crown area for light separation.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Davines Defining WONDER WAX to shape, sculpt and set your style with a shiny finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Wear this look softly tousled for a relaxed feel.

#4 Euro Mod Grunge

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This heavily textured, round-shaped cut softens strong, angular facial features.

Mod Grunge Haircut for Men with Heavy Texture

Photo credit: Luminis / Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a thickening lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair lightly using fingers to create light separation.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED for a loose, undone, natural finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for square or triangular face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Try wearing this as a ‘wet’ look by slicking it back with a hard defined part.

#5 Headmaster Appeal

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This look is the epitome of all things cool on the barbering scene.

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a Denman brush or a vent brush for control and low volume.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Suavecito Pomade for a strong grip with maximum styling flexibility.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, square or triangular face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Keep this look neat with frequent clean-ups along the sides and perimeter.

#6 Deal Maker

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This is a casually put together look that benefits thick hair. The longer layers along the top and sides help hold hair in place.

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a light texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a Denman brush for a voluminous yet controlled finish.
  3. Smooth the sides back. Style the fringe up and over for a full effect.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Mist hair with TiGi Bed Head HEAD RUSH shine spray for an evening look.

#7 Brit Pop Crop

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This short cut offers a bit of British flair with slightly exaggerated lengths in the crown area, causing the look to come across neat but tousled.

Brit Pop Crop Short Look for a Man

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry hair with a vent brush or your fingers for a controlled finish.
  3. Style sides, back and front hairline in a downward motion. Rough up hair in the crown area for a bit of volume.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse to boost hair with flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

For extra hold, rub a tiny amount of wax onto your fingertips and work through ends.

#8 Johnny Brava Redux

Written by Tanya Ramirez

If your style is zany with a rockin’ edge, this look is for you. Keep it fresh with some handy hairspray.

Johnny Bravo Redux

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a light texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a vent brush or your fingers for a controlled finish.
  3. Style sides and back in a downward motion with light texture. Style the fringe way up and back with the crown area sticking straight up for maximum volume.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy FRESH.HAIR for perfect next-day hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

For long-lasting lift, cocktail this look with Kevin Murphy TEXTURE.MASTER.

#9 Modern Pompadour

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Thick hair benefits from having longer layers along the top and sides to hold hair down. Keep it neat and controlled with a high-polished finish.

Modern Pompadour Medium Style

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a light texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a Denman brush for a voluminous yet controlled finish.
  3. Smooth the sides back and down. Style the fringe up and over for a full effect.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try DermOrganic Flex Hold SCULPTING SPRAY for a full-bodied textured style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Mist hair with TiGi Bed Head HEAD RUSH shine spray for an evening out on the town.

#10 Choppy Sexy Cool

Written by Tanya Ramirez

When the work day is over, transform your hair into this seductive, unkempt style.

Choppy Sexy Cool Medium Cut

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a light texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a Denman brush or a vent brush for a bit of movement with a controlled finish.
  3. Smooth the sides back and down while creating separation using fingertips. Define the fringe for a piecey effect.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy NIGHT.RIDER matte texture paste for short or choppy textured looks.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Create instant texture in fine hair with some chunky point-cutting.

#11 Dandy ‘Do

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This ‘tight back and sides’ look is sharp with solid volume in the crown.

Dandy Do Polished Look for a Man

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a light texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a Denman brush or vent brush for a bit of shape and volume.
  3. Run your fingers up through the fringe and crown area for light separation.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Davines Defining WONDER WAX to shape, sculpt and set your style with a shiny finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or triangular face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Wear this look sleek and wet for a low-volume effect.

#12 Smart Style

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This tailored haircut blends longer lengths along the sides and top with a neat perimeter to keep you looking smart.

Smart Style Tailored Cut

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair with a Denman brush or a vent brush for control and volume.
  3. Run your fingers up through the fringe and crown area for light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Andrew Does Hair ADH Dry, a creamy wax, to texturize hair with minimal shine. (ADH DRY will be available online soon. For now, you can find it at Delaine’s in Corona, CA.)

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or triangular face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Keep this look neat with frequent ‘clean-ups’ along the perimeter.

#13 Fringe Benefits

Written by Tanya Ramirez

A great way to style longer hair is by creating light separation with a piecey fringe.

Fringe Benefits Style for a Man

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a thickening lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair lightly using fingers to create light separation.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Matrix Men CLEAN SHINE POMADE for clean, flexible control with a high-gloss finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or triangular face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Tuck in those longer lengths behind the ear and puff up the fringe for an edgy look.

#14 Surf’s Up

Written by Tanya Ramirez

A bit of wave gives this super-tight cut some dynamic movement to focus on.

Surfs Up Trendy Look for a Man with a Bit of Wave

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a curl enhancing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using fingers to lightly scrunch for wavy movement and separation. Brush out for fullness.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION to enhance curls and fight frizz. Or check out other products we recommend to rock this style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or triangular face shapes. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

Tip:

Use a sculpting spray for extra definition and great hold.

#15 Business Class

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This well-groomed look offers high shine with a defined side parting that’s all business.

Business Class Cool Style for a Man

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

Nata Sha / Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a Denman brush to smooth hair down and back.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SUPER.GOO molding gel for a firm hold with a natural finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or triangular face shapes. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

Tip:

This look can be versatile and fun too. Give it a little tousle and shake to mix things up.

#16 Catwalk Cut

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This dapper fade is ultimate perfection and features a clean, beautifully defined hairline.

Catwalk Cut Short Style for a Man

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

Anton Oparin / Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a moisturizing serum.
  2. Allow hair to air dry.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Davines FINEST OIL Non Oil for Wizards No.1 for delicate definition, softness with exceptional sheen.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, square or triangular face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Keep coarse hair moisturized with natural oil-based products for healthy hair and scalp.

#17 Wild Mane

Written by Tanya Ramirez

These manly curls will have everyone wanting to run their fingers through your hair.

Wild Mane Untamed Look for a Man

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a curl enhancing cream.
  2. Allow hair to air dry.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Enjoy CREAMY POMADE for moveable texture with a soft-hold to help smooth and control frizz.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or triangular face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Keep this cut on the longer side to weigh hair down and avoid big frizz.

#18 Skater High

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Feel the breeze in your hair with this dual mode haircut that’s spiked-up and dressed-down.

Skater High Funky Look for a Man

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a thickening cream.
  2. Blow dry hair using a vent brush to spike up those crown layers and smooth down the fringe, back and sides.
  3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Every Man Jack THICKENING GROOMING CREAM to thicken hair with a natural, touchable hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

For a stronger hold with subtle shine, try finishing this look with TiGi Bed Head HARD.HEAD.

#19 Heartbreak Kid

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Longer hairstyles on men are on trend and it’s hard to argue with this sexy, tousled look.

Heartbreak Kid Longer Style for a Man

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a curl enhancing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a vent brush or fingertips to smooth and control shape. Scrunch hair to create light separation.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy EASY.RIDER to activate curls and control frizz.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Keep the nape and perimeter area long and disheveled for that bedhead look.

#20 Free Spirit

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Unleash your wild side with this cool cut featuring an exaggerated fringe and soft, loose texture.

Free Spirit Look for the Wild Side

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using fingers. Scrunch hair to enhance slight waves with separation.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy HAIR.RESORT texturizer for a messy beachy look .

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Add some fun contrast to this cut by accenting it with a few tiny braids.

#21 New Direction

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Versatility is a great asset to any cut. This look can take you from day to night or wherever you’re headed.

New Direction Smooth Look for a Professional Man

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight gel.
  2. Blow dry hair using a vent brush. Smooth the back and sides while creating volume in the crown and fringe.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Bumble & Bumble Bb.GEL for a soft shape with great hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for triangular, square or round face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Maximize volume with some ‘V-shaped’ cutting in the fringe area.

#22 Space Cadet

Written by Tanya Ramirez

A simple, clean cut goes a long way. Keep it ‘no-frills’ with this sleek, geometric style.

Space Cadet Clean Cut

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with an argan oil treatment.
  2. Blow dry hair using a vent brush. Create a deep side parting and smooth and shape hair.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try  DermOrganic LEAVE-IN TREATMENT with argan oil for control plus high shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for triangular, square or oval face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Have the fringe cut asymmetrically to maximize the versatility of this cut.

#23 Easy Rider

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Look calm, cool and collected with this feathered look as you coast through life.

Easy Rider Retro Feathered Look

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry hair using a vent brush. Create a side parting and feather hair back using your fingers.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy UN.DRESSED for a loose, undone, natural look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for triangular, square or oval face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Switch up your style by combing hair forward and detailing some piecey, spiky strands.

#24 Fashion Flair

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This closely cropped cut with a softly waved fringe is the epitome of laid-back cool.

Fashion Flair Closely Cropped Cut

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a shaping gel/creme.
  2. Blow dry hair using a vent brush. Create a side parting and feather fringe up and back using your fingers.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Bumble & bumble TEXTURE HAIR (Un) DRESSING CREME for a free-hand, tousled look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for triangular, square or oval face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Go retro with this look and set the fringe into a fingerwaved pattern then brush out to shape your wave.

#25 Sport Edition

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This short cut is neat and tidy but most of all, it’s ready for action.

Sport Edition Look for a Man

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a thickening lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a vent brush in the crown area. Keep the sides and back area down and sleek.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Bumble & Bumble GROOMING CREME for an elegant finish with a soft, satin glow.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for triangular, square or oval face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Give fine hair a boost and promote hair growth with Bumble & bumble BbTONIC, a tea tree oil-infused styling primer.

#26 King of Cool

Written by Tanya Ramirez

When rock-n-roll meets couture, you get this slicked back and swept-up cut that’s just effortless.

King of Cool Style for a Man

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a thickening lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a vent brush in the crown area. Keep the sides and back area down and sleek.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Imperial CLASSIC POMADE for adjustable hold with easy re-styling options.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for triangular, square or oval face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Play with the control and texture of your hair by using more or less pomade, depending on your style.

It’s easy to wear a great look. The first step begins with a proper cut that suits your hair type, texture and style.

Next, you’ll want to find the right product for daily styling and maintenance. Ask your stylist for product recommendations and a quick styling demo. This will make it a breeze for you to re-create the look on your own.

For more tips and how-to’s on men’s styling, check out our friends: @AndrewDoesHair and @SugarSkulls. Andrew and Carlos are rad, indie stylists specializing in men’s hair and both offer lots of styling tips and education.