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25 of Our Favorite Short Hairstyles and Haircuts For Men

Men have been sporting different trendy cuts these days and have actually have been putting more effort than usual in styling them. Update your look with by trying one or more of these short haircuts for men, most of which can be styled many different ways.

#1 The Jordan

Written by Sarah Nitz

Sleek and smooth, this is a great cut for the modern man.

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Style by Alyssa Shatek,makeup by Claudia Alvarado, Blaze Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

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Style by Alyssa Shatek,makeup by Claudia Alvarado, Blaze Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

How To Style:

  1. Apply soft hold cream or gel to damp hair.
  2. Using a comb, even out the part and comb hair off to side.
  3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Pravana’s Twist is a soft and pliable hold that gives just enough shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes with a strong jawline with medium to thick texture wear this look well.

#2 The Floyd

Written by Shannel Mariano

Having the part line carved in with edgers makes it more prominent and gives a cleaner, edgier look.

Short Haircut for Men with Side Part

Style by Daniel Coleman, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to dry hair.
  2. Comb hair to the side.

Recommended Products:

Steady Grip by Paul Mitchell is a gel that will give hair this type of finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this haircut.

#3 The Corey

Written by Shannel Mariano

This haircut is really short on the sides. The top is a lot longer in the front and disconnected from sides. It gradually gets shorter as it reaches to the back, connecting to the rest of the haircut for a cool finish.

Haircut for Men with Short Sides and Longer Front

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How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair on top of the head with a round brush, lifting the hair forward, up, and back to create volume.
  3. Dry the rest of the hair with fingers.
  4. Apply a product to the hair.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Volumizing Mousse will give the hair a volumized foundation.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#4 The Adam

Written by Shannel Mariano

This haircut is shorter on the sides and gradually gets longer as it goes up, building some length and weight at the parietal ridge, but keeping the overall silhouette of the cut rounded. The top is short but longer than the sides and styled with texture.

Short Haircut for Men with Texture

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How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to dry hair.
  2. Style texture into the hair with fingers.
  3. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax gives the hair buildable texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#5 The Ricky

Written by Shannel Mariano

This slick haircut is really short on the sides and faded straight up, giving the face a square shape. The top is left longer and styled with volume backwards and slightly to the side with no visible part line.

Short Haircut for Men with Longer Top

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How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair on top of the head with a round brush, lifting the hair forward, up, and back to create volume.
  3. Dry the rest of the hair with fingers.
  4. Apply a product to the hair.
  5. Gently comb hair upwards, back, and slightly to the side.
  6. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Firm Finishing Spray will definitely give this hairstyle long lasting hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this haircut.

#6 The Andrew

Written by Shannel Mariano

This haircut is shorter on the sides with a low fade blending into the the rest of the haircut upwards. The top has length and is worked backwards with some volume.

Short Haircut for Men with Volume

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How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair on top of the head with a styling brush, lifting the hair forward, up, and back to create volume.
  3. Dry the rest of the hair with fingers.
  4. Apply a product to the hair.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Clean Cut by Paul Mitchell’s Mitch line will give hair medium hold semi-matte finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#7 The David

Written by Shannel Mariano

Creating some height on top with sides slicked to the back will help you channel your inner soccer superstar.

David Beckham Short Haircuts For Men

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How to Style:

  1. Apply your favorite styling product to wet hair.
  2. With a comb, part your hair to the side.
  3. Style your hair on top of you head with your fingers upwards, back, and slightly to the side.
  4. Flatten the sides to your head backwards.
  5. Air dry.

Recommended Products:

Steady Grip is a natural shine gel with firm hold. It is alcohol-free which prevents flaking and drying.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and hair types will look good in this hairstyle.

#8 The Mike

Written by Shannel Mariano

Spiking your hair on top is a quick and easy way to add serious style to your look.

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How to Style:

  1. Evenly apply a styling product to dry hair.
  2. Spike hair upwards with fingers.
  3. Detail the hair by piecing it out, twisting, and pinching pieces together.

Recommended Products:

Hardwired is a spiking glue with maximum hold. Even though it has a lot of hold, it distributes easily and allows you time to style you hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This hairstyle could balance out a wide face shape. Heads that are pointy on top and longer face shapes may not look good in this hairstyle. To easily replicate this look, the hair texture should be medium to coarse and the density should be medium to high.

#9 The Chad

Written by Shannel Mariano

Faux hawks don’t always have to be centered. Asymmetry will add a little more interest and flavor to your faux hawk.

The Chad Faux Hawk for a Man

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How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to dry hair.
  2. Gather hair into a side and slightly diagonal faux hawk with fingers.

Recommended Products:

Reformer is a strong hold styling product with a matte finish. It will hold your style in place as long as you want!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This hairstyle could balance out round and other wide face shapes. Egg shaped heads and longer face shapes may not look good in this hairstyle. To replicate this look with ease, the hair texture should be medium to coarse and the density should be medium to high.

#10 The Adam

Written by Shannel Mariano

Keeping your hair short all over with the top just slightly longer than the top makes styling super easy.

The Adam Short Look for a Man

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How to Style:

  1. Apply product to dry hair.
  2. Add texture to the hair on top using fingers.

Recommended Products:

Tea Tree Firm Hold Gel will give you maximum hold and shine. It is flake-free, refreshing and really bulks up the hair. Or you can check out our recommended products for styling your hair here.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Only an oval shaped face, regardless of the hair type, will look good in this hairstyle.

#11 The Stephen

Written by Shannel Mariano

This attention-grabbing hairstyle is tight on the sides and styled high and forward on top.

The Stephen Tight Look Close Cut on Sides

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How to Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair on top upwards with fingers.
  3. Blow dry the rest of the hair downwards and flat against the head shape.
  4. Evenly distribute a small amount of product to hair.
  5. Style the hair on top upwards and towards the face.
  6. Style the sides and the back downward against the head shape.

Recommended Products:

Clean cut is a styling cream with a semi-matte finish. It gives a natural finish and subtle texture without looking overdone.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face and head shapes except for egg shaped heads will look good in this style. Longer face shapes may appear longer depending on the amount of height created on top of the head. All hair types will be able to be easily styled into this look.

#12 The Neil

Written by Shannel Mariano

Height on top doesn’t always have to go straight up. Try to have your hair go upwards and slightly to the side for some variation.

The Neil Style with Height on Top

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How to Style:

  1. Begin with wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair on top upwards with your fingers or a brush.
  3. Apply a styling product to hair.
  4. Style the hair on top upwards, back, and slightly to the side with fingers.
  5. Style the hair on the sides downward and flat against the head shape.

Recommended Products:

Reformer is a texturizer with a matte finish. It gives powerful hold and also bulks up fine or thin hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face and head shapes should look good in this style. Long face shapes may appear longer due to the height on top of the head. Hair texture that is medium to coarse and density will easily style into this look.

#13 The Eric

Written by Shannel Mariano

The right cut and a little bit of texture goes a long way.

The Eric Cut with Texture

Image credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply product to hair.
  2. Add texture to hair using fingers while making sure to keep hair flat.

Recommended Products:

Tea Tree Styling Wax will give your style definition and control. It will allow you to add texture to your hair while adding a good amount of shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

An oval shaped face, regardless of the hair type, will look best in this hairstyle.

#14 The Rhett

Written by Shannel Mariano

A side part doesn’t have to look so sleek and shiny. Try adding some matte texture into your hair for a different look.

The Rhett Side Part and Matte Texture

Image credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Part hair to the side using a comb.
  3. Add texture to hair using fingers.

Recommended Products:

Clean Cut is a medium hold styling cream that will give you a natural, semi-matte finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

A square face shape will look like a million dollars in this hairstyle. Hair that is medium to high in density and medium to coarse in texture will be able to easily replicate this look.

#15 The Ethan

Written by Shannel Mariano

This textured pompadour is not only styled slightly to the side, but also has has an all-over asymmetric shape.

The Ethan Textured Pompadour

Image credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Blow dry the hair upwards, back, and slightly to the side using fingers or a brush.
  2. Evenly apply a styling product to hair.
  3. Comb the hair on top backwards and slightly to the side using fingers.
  4. Detail the hair to add more texture.
  5. Use hairspray to hold the style in place.

Recommended Products:

Construction Paste is a flexible, webby mesh styler with that is perfect for messy, undone styles.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes except for longer ones will look good with this hairstyle. Hair that is medium to coarse in texture and medium to high in density will look best in this style.

#16 The Victor

Written by Shannel Mariano

This may be a subtle faux hawk, but there is definitely nothing subtle about how masculine this hairstyle looks.

short haircuts for men

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How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Comb the hair on top to the center and forward using fingers.
  3. Flatten the hair on the sides against the head shape.

Recommended Products:

Tea Tree Shaping Cream is a styling product with strong flexible texture and a matte finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes, except for egg shaped ones, will look great with this hairstyle. To easily style, the hair density must be medium to high and the texture must be medium to coarse.

#17 The Ivan

Written by Shannel Mariano

It’s easy to straighten men’s hair, but difficult to add wave to it. So if you have waves, you better rock them!

The Ivan Mens Style with Wave

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How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Comb hair on top backwards.
  3. Air dry.

Recommended Products:

Barber’s Classic is a high shine pomade with a moderate hold that is perfect for curls and waves.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes will look good in this style. The hair must have natural curls in order to replicate the look.

#18 The Paul

Written by Shannel Mariano

Having the sides really tight makes the hair on top look even longer.

The Paul Close Cut on Sides Longer Top

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How to Style:

  1. Blow dry hair on top to one side.
  2. Once dry, set the hair how you would like it to lay.
  3. Use hairspray to hold the style in place all day.

Recommended Products:

Super Clean Spray is a flexible hold finishing spray that dries fast and adds fullness and texture to hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look on any face and head shape. It could make a longer face shape appear even longer depending on the height created on top of the head. Hair density that is medium to high and texture that is medium will be ideal to easily style this look.

#19 The Gregory

Written by Shannel Mariano

Short waves add a rugged and handsome texture to any look.

The Gregory Short Waves Rugged Texture

Image credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Style the hair on top upwards with fingers.
  3. Flatten the hair on the sides with fingers.

Recommended Products:

Clean Cut is a medium hold styling cream with a natural, semi-matte finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look good on any face and head shape with waves, regardless of the hair type and texture.

#20 The Aiden

Written by Shannel Mariano

This brushed looks nice, clean and polished, yet really stylish.

The Aiden Brushed Smooth Look

Image credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Comb hair backwards.
  3. Air dry.

Recommended Products:

Steady Grip is an alcohol-free gel with natural shine that gives your style long lasting hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look great on any face and head shape. Longer face shapes should make sure not to create too much height on top to prevent their face shape from appearing longer. Hair that is medium to coarse in texture and medium to high in density will be able to easily replicate this hairstyle.

#21 The Justin

Written by Shannel Mariano

The Justin is a classic taper with a very clean and slick side part.

The Justin Short Style for a Man

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How to Style: :

  1. Apply styling product to hair.
  2. Part the hair to the side.
  3. Comb the hair on top to the side, making sure to leave the very front lifted.
  4. Flatten the sides backwards.
  5. Use hairspray to keep your style in place throughout the day.

Recommended Products:

Stay Strong is a hairspray that will hold your style in place all day long. It is ultra-dry and weightless which allows for it to hold your style in place as soon as you spray it.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes and square face shapes will look red carpet ready with this hairstyle. To be easily styled, the hair density and texture should be medium.

#22 The Lucian

Written by Shannel Mariano

This style is brushed back without looking too perfect and polished. It looks like you just combed your hair back with your fingers. It is definitely an effortlessly handsome look.

The Lucian Brushed Back Casual Look

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How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Comb the hair on top upward and backwards.
  3. Comb the hair on the sides flat to the head and backwards.
  4. Air dry.

Recommended Products:

Steady grip is an alcohol-free gel that gives your hair shine and hold that lasts all day.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face and head shapes with hair density that is medium to high and texture that is medium to coarse will look good in this hairstyle.

#23 The Clark

Written by Shannel Mariano

This is a more modern and textured version of the classic business man style.

The Clark Business Mans Style

Image credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Part the hair to the side using a comb.
  3. Add texture to the hair on top using fingers.
  4. Comb the sides downward and flat against the head shape.

Recommended Products:

Tea Tree Shaping Cream adds flexible texture and definition to hair with a clean matte finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square face shapes will look best in this hairstyle. To easily achieve this look, the hair density should be medium to high and texture should be medium to coarse.

#24 The Taylor

Written by Shannel Mariano

This cut is more popularly known as “The Caesar” haircut. It is similar to how Julius Caesar is depicted in statues, except his bangs are styled forward.

The Taylor - "Savages" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Image credit: PRphotos.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Add texture using fingers.

Recommended Products:

Construction paste is a flexible mesh styler that adds texture to hair without it looking over styled.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes, regardless of the density and texture, will look great in this hairstyle.

#25 The Beckham

Written by Shannel Mariano

This handsome style is combination of a pompadour and a faux hawk.

The Beckham Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 - Y-3 10th Anniversary Collection - Front Row

Image credit: PRphotos.com

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Comb the hair on top upwards and to the center.
  3. Comb the hair on the sides downward and flat against the head shape.

Recommended Products:

Reformer is a strong hold styling product that gives texture and a matte finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This hairstyle will balance out a round face shape. Heads that are pointy on top should avoid this hairstyle as it will emphasize this feature more. Long faces will look longer with this hairstyle.

Whatever cut or style you pick, don’t forget to own it. The best accessory is confidence!