22 Buzz Cut Ideas for Masculine and Stylish Guys in 2023

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A buzz cut is a very short haircut, usually all around the head, and close to the scalp using electric clippers. This wake-up-and-go haircut has been around for over a century and for good reasons!

First to set the trend for a men’s buzz cut lengths were celebrity hunks Kanye West, Zac Efron, Ryan Reynolds, and Channing Tatum – even sticking to the buzzed style and making it their signature look! Practicality, easy maintenance, and serious style are only some reasons why this cut is prominent among military and modern men alike.

The shaved-head look might be the first idea in your mind when you think of men’s buzz cuts, but there are plenty of other versions available now. Modern styles include both short and long buzz cuts that are combined with a beard or matched with a fade, especially when the top hair is left long.

Professional hair designer and barber Sean Avitan incorporates dope designs and colors in his buzz cut creations, proving that you can go extra and get creative even with mens short hairstyles!

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Fresh Skin Faded Buzz Cut for Men
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#1: Fresh Skin Faded Buzz Cut

A popular no-nonsense style is this fresh skin faded buzz cut. The advantages of this style are that its low-maintenance and have a clean finish. With buzz cuts, you can take the fade really high and tight into the top. I personally think that it compliments the style and makes the bold hairline stand out more. It will help you to blow dry the top forward but isn’t necessary. A small amount of pomade will give you a slight shine on top.

Balding Buzz Cut
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#2: Balding Buzz Cut

Who says balding guys can’t flex a new buzzed haircut? With this buzz cut style, you can use your thinning hair to your advantage. Plus, your facial hair will look super duper cool with your new hairdo!

Faded buzz cut and beard for thick-haired men
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#3: Faded Buzz Cut and Beard for Thick-Haired Men

A faded buzz cut for thick-haired men is the ideal look if you are not wanting to deal with your thick, medium to long-length locks. It’s a perfect way to cover bald/ thinning spots, making them less noticeable. Style your buzz cut haircut by sporting a beard to create a scruffy, lived-in look.

Easy buzz cut for a receding hairline for men
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#4: Easy Buzz Cut for a Receding Hairline

A buzzcut for a receding hairline is the recommended cut if you are suffering from a receding hairline. Most guys think that long hair is the remedy, but it’s not. Buzz cuts compliment receding hairlines by not drawing much attention to the problem area.

#5: Trendy Mohawk-Inspired Buzz Cut

A great way to add freshness to a traditional buzz cut is by creating a mohawk-inspired buzz cut. A clean skin fade may look easy but cutting this close to your skin without irritation and precision is no small feat. Special clippers are the tool to use. The buzz length mohawk slims down your head shape, and the angles pull your eyes inward, giving the illusion of a longer face.

See more mohawk fade haircut ideas.

Stylish buzz cut with a hard part for dudes
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#6: Stylish Buzz Cut with Hard Part

A buzz cut with a hard part is the perfect cut for men who like the ease of styling. The barber’s use of a straight razor to etch in the part offers crispness and a modern edge to your cut. You won’t have to spend a lot of time in front of the mirror each day to maintain the shape and length. A fresh haircut should be done every 2 to 3 weeks.

The Professional Undercut Buzz Cut for Guys
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#7: The Professional Undercut Buzz Cut

While it may look like your normal buzz cut, this undercut variety is unique for its uniformly shaven sides. You can still style your remaining hair however you want while keeping the rest spic and span.

Classic Ivy League Buzz Cut for Men
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#8: Classic Ivy League Buzz Cut

Enjoy your buzz cut while sporting the good ol’ ivy league style. Get your sides shaved then style your hair on top for a wonderful hair combination.

#9: The Butch Cut

Generally short but still longer than the usual buzz cut, the butch cut can be your ticket to keeping things neat while having enough hair for a grow-out.

Classy Military Buzz Cut for Guys
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#10: Classy Military Buzz Cut

Plain and simple—these military buzz cuts emphasize tidiness and orderliness. Shaved up sides with a little buzz growing up top to ensure no stray hair is in the way of the mission.

#11: Number 3 Buzz Cut

You can wear a buzz cut men and still have a relatively thicker mane on top using a number 3 clipper guard. A natural look for youthful dudes, this one’s a must-try at least once in your life.

Fade Buzz Cut
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#12: Awesome Fade Buzz Cut

Sport this faded buzz cut by rocking out clean edges and a mid fade that clears up to your nape and ear area. Popular amongst older and younger men alike, this cut lets your hair regrow in a much healthier state.

Old School Buzzed Top for Men
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#13: Old School Buzzed Top

The drip in buzzed styles like this is oozing! A clean edge and a drop fade is the trick to highlighting your buzzed top. Get the look courtesy of your favorite professional barber and his most trusty clippers.

#14: Induction Buzz Cut

Named after the fresh guys that join the military, this is one of the cleanest buzz cuts out there! The military induction buzz cut is simple and leaves some hair for growing out and head coverage but keeps it short to give that orderly look.

#15: Popular Crew Cut Buzz Cut

A crew cut buzz cut is such a timeless style for all men! This one gets rid of stray hair around your face, revealing your most dashing self. Characterized as low-maintenance and an on-the-go cut, use clippers with a comb guard to achieve this cut.

Simple High Buzz with a Line Up for Men
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#16: Simple High Buzz with a Line Up

This is a high buzz cut with a line up. The best thing about this look is how clean and sharp it is. It’s more than just a buzzed cut; it looks a lot fresher. If you have a strong hairline and you want no hassle with styling your hair, this could be a good look for you. It always looks better on darker hair because you can see the fade a lot more.

Fresh Burr Buzz Cut for Dudes
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#17: Fresh Burr Buzz Cut

This burr buzz cut is a mid-bald fade with a #2 on top. It’s a simple look that never goes out of style. It’s really practical and easy to maintain with no product required. This haircut would fit best on a variety of hair types – straight, coarse, and wavy.

#18: A Number 4 Buzzed Cut

Here’s a number 4 buzzed cut that’s convenient, clean, and easy hairstyle. However, not all dudes can get this buzz hairstyle. You would need to have a straight front hairline, and it would look better on thick hair types. You can do it any time of the year, but men prefer doing it in summer because it’s easy to wear. If you wear a beard, you can do a very sharp beard with a low or high fade or wear it naturally thick and wild.

#19: Professional High and Tight Buzz Cut

The high and tight buzz cut is a short, simple, and classic men’s cut, which is and always will be fashionable. It’s a buzzed top and faded sides that usually uses an electric clipper to achieve. Although there are various ways of buzz cuts such as the uniform cut or butch cut, this cut is skin-faded from the side and cut uniformly from the top using the #3 clipper guard. I would advise men who are considering this chop to trim their hair at least once every week or two weeks to keep it clean and tidy and maintain the style, especially from the sides.

Buzz Cut with a Beard for Men
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#20: A Buzz Cut with a Beard

This is a low Caesar and a skin taper with a beard and line-up enhancement. My favorite thing about this cut is looking at the pop of contrast that the skin taper brings out in the sides and back. It gives it a cleaner and fresher look. Also, when using enhancements for this Caesar buzz cut, such as dyes or airbrush, I recommend using a shampoo with no alcohol content to extend the life of your enhanced look. Check out more mens taper haircuts.

#21: The Long Buzz Cut

This long buzz cut is a mid-zero fade blended tightly with the top. Then, it’s taken down to a finger-width length with as much texture worked into the top as the hair would allow. If you have lighter or fairer hair, this isn’t the style for you because of how short you take it on the sides. You’ll never really get enough contrast to make the cut pop, which you find with darker or thicker hair.

Buzz Cut with Skin Fade Style for Guys
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#22: Buzz Cut with Skin Fade Style

A buzzed cut with a skin fade offers a fresh and authentic look. This haircut is almost for any kind of face type. Except if you have an asymmetric face with long ears. If that’s the case, you should opt for another look with longer hair. This look is not recommended for guys with professional jobs.

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