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30 Gorgeous Men’s Hairstyles for Thick Hair

Get the best from your thick hair by choosing a great style and using the right products for the style you’re after. Here are 30 men’s hairstyles for thick hair that will give you tons of options to choose from whether you’re looking for a whole new cut or just wanting switch up your style!

#1 Texture Tamer

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Work that hair this way and that for an unkempt finish.

Thick Hairstyle for Men with Texture

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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. 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 Hair Products:

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

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 types.

Tip:

Apply product to hair once dry for ‘wet’ finish.

#2 Surf’s Up

Written by Tanya Ramirez

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

Thick Wavy Hairsytle for Men

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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 Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION to enhance curls and fight frizz.

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.

#3 Weekend Warrior

Written by Tanya Ramirez

You work hard, so scruff your hair a bit and just let it be.

Thick Scruffy Hairstyle for Men

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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 Hair 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 to medium hair.

Tip:

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

#4 Street Style

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This cool guy has it all…short sides and high volume without looking too stylized.

Short Hairstyle for Men with Volume

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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 Hair Products:

Try Andrew Does Hair ADH Dry, a creamy wax, to texturize hair with minimal shine. (ADH DRY is available online and 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:

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

#5 Bohemian Hero

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Neatly tucked sides allow this full, wavy fringe to garner all the attention.

Bohemian Wavy Hairstyle for Men

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a curl enhancing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using fingertips as you scrunch hair for a look that’s soft and relaxed.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION to enhance waves and fight frizz.

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.

Tips:

Use a sculpting spray for extra definition and great hold.

#6 Formally Fetching

Written by Tanya Ramirez

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

Thick Hairstyle for Men with Shorn Sides

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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 Hair 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.

#7 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.

Casual Thick Hairstyle for Men

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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 Hair 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.

#8 Headmaster Appeal

Written by Tanya Ramirez

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

Cool Thick Hairstyle for Men

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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 Hair 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.

#9 Euro Mod Grunge

Written by Tanya Ramirez

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

Heavily Textured Thick Hairstyle for Men

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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 Hair 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 defined hard part.

#10 Ready to Wed

Written by Tanya Ramirez

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

Formal Hairstyle for Men with Thick Hair

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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 Hair Products:

Try Andrew Does Hair ADH WET, a medium weight pomade with minimal shine. (ADH WET is available online and 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 casual look.

#11 Thick and Curly

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Thick curls with darker tones underneath creates depth and interest.

Thick And Curly Style for a Man With Thick Hair

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How To Style:

  1. Use a large tooth comb to part hair to one side.
  2. Work a quarter-sized amount of curl control cream through towel dried hair.
  3. Allow hair to air dry for best results. You can also blow dry using a large, round finger-pronged diffuser.

Recommended Products:

Gage for Men 3/4 Cream is perfect for strong hold with a medium finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long, oval and pear shaped faces with naturally curly hair wear this look best.

Tip:

Always wring excess moisture from your hair after washing. Do not rub hair with a towel! Rubbing will cause unnecessary frizz. Also, be sure to only use a large tooth comb in damp or wet hair. Never use a brush on wet hair.

#12 Full Frame

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Very thick and coarse hair is complemented with a frame of facial hair to complete this dashing look.

Full Frame Thick Hair

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Work a high hold styling cream through hair for control. Arrange hair in a random texture for a laid-back feel, or arrange it forward with a little flip in front for a more formal style.

Recommended Products:

Gage for Men Shaping Gel provides control, body and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval and pear face shapes and thicker, coarser hair types wear this look best.

Tip:

Well-groomed facial hair can make a hairstyle versatile for many different face shapes. This style can be worn on round and square face shapes too, with facial hair.

#13 Smooth Sailing

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Try this sleek texture with a deep side part for a sexy, mysterious style.

Smooth Sailing Mens Hairstyle with Deep Side Part

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How To Style:

  1. Shampoo and condition hair with smoothing products.
  2. Wring excess moisture from your hair with a towel.
  3. Use a large tooth comb to create a deep side part above one eye.
  4. Work a quarter-sized amount of smoothing serum through hair.
  5. Use fingers to direct hair forward as you blow dry on a medium heat setting.
  6. Once hair is about 85% dry, use a medium-sized paddle brush to finish smoothing hair as you finish blow drying.
  7. Finish with a bit of shine spray or serum.

Recommended Products:

Woody’s Quality Grooming Cream is a modern pomade for great hold with total flexibility.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart, oval and square face shapes wear this style well.

Tip:

Allowing just a bit of facial hair to grow will give this look a more edgy feel.

#14 Disheveled Texture

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This look shows off tons of movement through texture and simple styling.

Disheveled Texture Cool Style For A Man

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair to remove excess moisture.
  2. Work a quarter-sized amount of high hold texture cream through hair.
  3. Use fingertips to style hair.
  4. Allow hair to air dry the rest of the way for best results.

Recommended Products:

Aveda Control Paste gives hair a highly texturized yet low-sheen look that’s smooth, not sticky.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, heart and square face shapes wear this look best.

Tip:

Using a texture cream on towel dried hair and allowing it to air dry will give it the most natural finish. If you like a more controlled hold, use a styling gel instead.

#15 Pompadour Prep

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Hair remains high, yet soft, when styled into this modern take on the pompadour.

Pompadour Prep Style for a Man

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry freshly washed and conditioned hair.
  2. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling cream through hair.
  3. Use a medium round brush to style hair back away from the face, creating the lift needed for your finished look.
  4. Once all hair is dry, add a bit more styling cream to give your hair definition.
  5. Complete the look with a medium to high hold hairspray for control.

Recommended Products:

Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray does double duty, providing high hold and a medium shine finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, round, square and pear face shapes can rock this style.

Tip:

Styling hair with a round brush while blow drying is essential to creating a look that stays put all day.

#16 Side Step

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This classic, side-parted style with a matte finish is extra manly.

Side Step Thick Hair for a Man

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How to Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Use a blow dryer to finish drying hair while using fingers to direct hair to one side.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, use fingertips to direct hair to one side.

Recommended Products:

Use Redken for Men Work Hard Molding Paste for adding texture without shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval and pear face shapes with thicker, coarser hair types wear this look best.

Tip:

This style is great for those with a smaller forehead. If you have a larger forehead, it’s best to wear a style that has a little more length left in front to balance out your face shape.

#17 Prepped and Primed

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This look shows off simple styling with a soft, touchable finish.

Prepped and Primed Short Style

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair to remove excess moisture.
  2. Use a blow dryer to finish drying hair while smoothing with fingers.
  3. Work a small amount of texture paste through hair to piece it out.

Recommended Products:

For texture and separation, try Alterna Hemp Natural Strength Concrete.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square, pear and round face shapes wear this look well.

Tip:

Use a matte finish texture paste for low to no shine.

#18 Fresh Fauxhawk

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This hairstyle boasts a strong shape with a shiny finish and dimensional color.

Fresh Fauxhawk Style for a Man With Short Thick Hair

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Use a blow dryer to dry while lifting at the roots with your fingertips to create volume.
  3. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling wax or paste through hair, directing hair slightly in towards the middle. Gradually add more product if necessary to achieve the desired amount of hold.

Recommended Products:

OSiS Gelastic is perfect for this style since it provides ultimate control with a highly reflective finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, round and heart shaped faces with thicker hair can rock this look.

Tip:

Always start with less product than you think you may need. Adding more product is easier than having to wash your hair and start over. Check out styling products we recommend.

#19 Grey Expectations

Written by Tanya Ramirez

The longer length on the top and sides of this style lends itself to a sharp yet classic look.

Grey Expectations

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Work a texture cream throughout, making sure to distribute the product evenly through all your hair.
  3. Allow to air dry.

Recommended Products:

Try Gage for Men Shaping Cream for hold, flexibility and a medium finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, heart and square face shapes wear this style well.

Tip:

Always work products through your entire head of hair. Working product through only one section will result in uneven styling and finish.

#20 Structured Style

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Thick, wavy hair texture styled with a firm control product really gives this look a tailored finish.

Structured Style Short Grey Style

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Work a high hold matte finish gel or texture cream throughout hair to give it shape.
  3. Run fingers through your hair as you use a blow dryer to set the product.

Recommended Products:

American Crew Ultramatte is a medium hold fixative with a matte finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, square and heart shaped faces wear this look best.

Tip:

You might choose to blend grays with color someday. Ask your stylist about the numerous 10-minute color options available in salons! Salon color provides superior gray blending or complete gray coverage, depending upon the end result you wish to see.

#21 Forward Thinking

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Dense dark hair, styled into a slight fauxhawk, produces a clean-cut yet modern finish.

Forward Thinking Style for Thick Short Hair

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How to Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Use fingers to direct hair toward the middle as you use a blow dryer to dry hair completely.
  3. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling cream through hair. Leave the front down but gradually work the hair at the top of your head into a low-laying fauxhawk.

Recommended Products:

American Crew Molding Clay provides concentrated styling power that lets you manipulate hair into any style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, square and round shapes with thicker, coarser hair types can rock this look.

Tip:

Have your barber or stylist detail the hair around your face for a nice crisp line, as seen in the photo. This will provide a great frame for your face and enhance your strong features.

#22 Silver Fox

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This thick and slightly wavy gray hair is styled into a youthful yet corporate-friendly coif.

Decisive Deliberation Short Hair for a Man

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling gel throughout hair.
  3. Flick a bit of the hair in the front hairline up.
  4. Allow hair to air dry.

Recommended Products:

American Crew Firm Hold Gel is non-flaking, alcohol-free, and has a low pH to prevent drying of the scalp.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, square, heart and round face shapes can easily pull off this style.

Tip:

Wavy hair can be tricky to work with. If you like more control, use a blow dryer to finish drying your hair after you work the gel through it.

#23 Short Shag

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This medium to short cut is styled around the head to create tons of movement and a shattered feel around the ends.

Short Shag Style for a Man With Thick Hair

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Use a paddle brush to wrap hair around your head as you blow dry. This will create the movement you see in the photo.
  3. Work a bit of pliable styling cream through hair to define the movement created in the previous step.

Recommended Products:

Bed Head B for Men Multi Tasking Grooming Cream is a lightweight cream that gives natural definition and control.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, square, pear face shapes with thick straight hair will wear this look well.

Tip:

For extra hold, opt for a medium hold pliable styling paste instead.

#24 Hightops

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This style is a slight nod to the undercut, but with a bit more blending through the sides.

Hightop Short Style for Thick Hair

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Work a golf ball-sized amount of styling mousse through hair.
  3. Use fingertips to lift hair at the roots as you blow dry.
  4. Once hair is completely dry, finish by working a high hold gel throughout the top and sides and directing the hair at the back of your head forward.

Recommended Products:

Try OSiS Grip for extra style support while blow drying.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, round and pear shaped faces can rock this style with ease.

Tip:

This style is sometimes difficult to describe to a stylist or barber. Aways bring photos with you so you can be sure you’re on the same page as the stylist or barber about what type of look you’re after, especially when you’re trying something new.

#25 Casual Curls

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Wavy hair cut shorter near the sides and left longer at the top creates a laid-back style that’s perfect for the beach or any guy on the go.

Lifted Higher Short Mens Cut For Wavy Hair

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HowTo Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Work a small amount of medium hold styling cream through hair.
  3. Use a blow dryer while lifting hair near the roots to create some volume.
  4. Finish by distributing about a nickel-sized amount of styling cream throughout hair from roots to tips.

Recommended Products:

American Crew Grooming Spray is a variable hold finishing spray that you can use on damp or dry hair to hold your style in place. It provides control with a soft, touchable finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Pear, oval, square and round face shapes with thick hair that has a natural wave to it wear this look well.

Tip:

For a healthy dose of shine, opt for a styling cream that’s got a medium to high shine factor as well as some hold to it.

#26 Controlled Crop

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This is a short and full cut that is great on hair of very coarse texture or hair that is extremely thick.

Controlled Crop Short Style for a Man

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Work a high hold styling gel throughout hair, flicking the front up just a bit.

Recommended Products:

Bed Head B for Men Power Play Firm Finish Gel provides control without flaking.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart, round, pear and oval face shapes with thicker, coarser hair types are perfect candidates for this style.

Tip:

Gel works better on thick hair than cream products because gels tend to offer a bit more control and structure to stubborn hair textures.

#27 Dual Personality

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This cut has serious style that combines both a smooth and a shattered texture. It’s a great look for those who can’t commit to just one style!

Dual Personality Short Spiky Style

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Use a paddle brush to smooth the front half of your hair forward.
  3. Use fingertips to lift hair in the back, creating an edgy and contrasting look.
  4. Work a nickel-sized amount of texture cream through the front, directing it forward and piecing out the ends.
  5. Use a medium to high hold styling paste to lift and separate the hair in the back.

Recommended Products:

Inject your hair with Bed Head Headrush. It’s like shine adrenaline with a superfine mist!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart, oval and square face shapes will wear this look well.

Tip:

Add extra reflection to the front with a light aerosol shine spray.

#28 Beach Blonde

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This is a super simple long style that’s great for those with straight hair texture.

Beach Blond Short Style for a Man

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling liquid throughout hair from roots to ends. Be sure to work product through all your hair for even styling.
  3. Use a blow dryer to set the product and your style while finger-combing hair back and slightly over to one side.

Recommended Products:

Aveda Men Pure-Formance Liquid Pomade adds shine and moderate hold while maintaining natural movement.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, pear and square face shapes with thick straight hair are the perfect candidates for this look.

Tip:

Split hair slightly (don’t create an obvious side part) over one eye rather than right down the middle. Stay away from parting hair in the middle. That tends to say “geek” rather than “chic”.

#29 Heartthrob Hair

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This style is parted deep to one side, giving it tons of touchable lift and a high-stakes style.

Deep Side Part With Touchable Lift

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How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair.
  2. Part hair to one side. Use the outer corner of one eye as your guide to where the part should be.
  3. Use fingertips to lift hair at the roots as you blow dry.
  4. Finish by distributing a nickel-sized amount of pliable styling cream throughout hair. Finger comb hair to the side.

Recommended Products: Try Redken for Men Loose Ends Liquid Pomade. It gives longer lengths a mild, flexible finish.

Best Face Shapes:

Oval, pear and round face shapes can rock this sexy style.

Tip: For extra control, add a bit of medium or high hold aerosol hairspray.

#30 Close Call

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This ultra-dense dark hair is styled close to the head for a polished, clean-cut finish.

Close Call Short Style for a Man

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How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair forward using a medium heat setting. Lift the very front (near your hairline) up as you dry.
  2. Work a nickel to quarter-sized amount of high hold, high shine styling gel through hair for perfect control.

Recommended Products:

Grab OSiS Gelastic for firm hold with a high shine finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart, square and oval face shaped with thicker hair of any texture can pull off this style.

Tip:

Ask your stylist or barber to create this look using clippers through the sides and back and scissors in the top area. The two lengths can then be blended with texturizing scissors.

We hope these looks inspire you to perfect your style. Find the right product, learn to blow dry your hair or try a wet look for a dapper finish.