29 of the Best Caesar Haircut Ideas for Guys

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

The Caesar haircut is a men’s haircut with a horizontally-cut short fringe styled forward. Named after the historically famous Roman Emperor Julius Caesar, it is sometimes referred to as a French crop.

Men who experienced early-onset baldness or hair thinning wore the traditional Caesar cut. Although, in the modern world, this cut can be seen infused with various styles, shapes, and textures. It’s still recommended for guys who have thin hair, especially now that contemporary versions of this cut are styled to be more textured and faded.

This emperor French crop cut needs no touch-ups and only a little maintenance and styling. No wonder why leading Hollywood movie actors Zac Efron, George Clooney, and Russell Crowe have been sporting this classic hairstyle on and off the set!

Before your next haircut, check out these trendy pictures of Caesar haircuts and hairstyles for men.

Thick and Fluffy Caesar Cut for Men
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#1: Thick and Fluffy Caesar Cut

The thick and fluffy Caesar cut is a modern twist on the classic hairstyle, adding more volume and texture to the look. Ideal for men with thicker hair, this haircut features a longer length on top and shorter sides, creating a stylish contrast. The cut suits various face shapes and hair types, enhancing natural waves and curls in thick hair. To maintain this hairstyle, get a haircut every 2-4 weeks to keep the hair neat on the sides and texture the top to prevent it from becoming too heavy.

Mod Caesar Haircuts
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#2: Mod Caesar Style

This haircut is a classic that’s always on the rise. It had its most recent emphasis in the ’90s and is now being innovated with new techniques that are changing and adapting to the more modern style without losing the retro style. What I like most about this cut is that it is light, easy to pack, and makes the person look very stylish.

Caesar Cut with a High Fade for Guys
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#3: Caesar Cut with a High Fade

If you want a chic, fashionable, but easy-to-maintain hairstyle, a Caesar cut with a high fade is perfect. The look includes a bald drop fade on the sides and a short, textured top with a fringe. You can easily style it with matte paste. Be sure to get a haircut every 2 weeks to keep the fast-growing sides in check.

Caesar Cut with Sharp-Lined Fringe for Guys
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#4: Caesar Cut with Sharp-Lined Fringe

The blunt crop, which has been called many names, is commonly known as a Caesar cut with a sharp-lined fringe. If you have a strong hairline, this style will work for you, and you will have no problems styling it. Ask your barber for product advice. I highly recommend sea salt spray. It gives a strong hold and also leaves you with a natural finish.

Sharp-Looking Caesar Cut for Men
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#5: Sharp-Looking Caesar Cut

This sharp-looking Caesar cut is a perfect blend of classic and modern. The haircut fades from the skin to a textured short length up top. This cropped haircut is easy to maintain and flaunts a lot of style. We recommend getting haircuts every 2-4 weeks. Use matte clay to maintain the style. This will keep your hair looking great in-between visits.

Caesar and Edgar Haircut with a Fade
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#6: Edgar Haircut with a Fade

Edgar haircuts, which are named after a celebrity, have recently gained popularity. Barbers can benefit by staying in tune with these trends. An Edgar haircut with a fade holds a shape similar to a blunt crop. Edgar haircuts are especially complementary to darker hair because they allow for a seamless transition from a good fade into the top.

Black Caesar Haircuts
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#7: Black Caesar with Temple Fade

Here’s another haircut that every black man will love! The Caesar and temple fade is a short cut that requires little to no styling commitment, depending on your hair’s natural wave texture.

#8: Classic Caesar with a High Skin Fade

A very popular cut is the Caesar with a high skin fade. This is a perfect, no-nonsense cut for the man who wants to get on the go with minimal effort quickly. This fade has been skinned high and blended right on the level of the fringe to create the perfect transition.

#9: Short Caesar with High Fade

The clean blend of the fade and the layered hair on top—you probably won’t ask for more when you wear a high fade and Caesar crop like this one.

#10: Versatile Low Caesar

If you’re looking for some versatility in your hair, try a low Caesar haircut. This French crop hairstyle is great for straight, wavy, or curly hair, adding a classy touch.

Short caesar cut for balding
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#11: Short Caesar Cut for Balding

Consider a short Caesar cut if you’re a balding man. With the bangs left straight across, it can help give the illusion of thickness.

George Clooney-inspired caesar
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#12: George Clooney-Inspired Caesar

The 1990s and 2000s have collided, bringing us this George Clooney-inspired Caesar cut. This classic haircut has been modernized with a low hard part and fade. Finish with GAGE Shaping Paste for texture and definition.

#13: Attractive Caesar Cut Fade

A Caesar cut fade is an excellent choice for any guy with an active lifestyle. Ideal for young adults, Cesar cut fades give you a mid-to-high bald fade on the sides and a heavily textured top. Heavily texturizing the top gives you the ability to have that edgy look when styling your top hair.

#14: Easy Julius Caesar Haircut

The Julius Caesar haircut is an awesome look for any young adult. The skin fade on the side always leaves a very clean look. On the top, it’s really up to the individual on styling, you can always throw some pomade in and style as desired, or you can wake up and go with a messy look and still be an effective style.

Sharp Caesar with blunt fringe for men
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#15: Sharp Caesar with Blunt Fringe

The Caesar with blunt fringe is your typical Caesar with a slight difference. A clean skin fade completes the side and, on top, a nicely textured style. What separates this Caeser cut is the fringe area that is sharply done straight across the forehead giving a clean, sharp hairline.

French cropped caesar style
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#16: French Cropped Style

A French cropped style is a great short haircut. It features a sharp fade on the sides, transitioning smoothly to a texturized top. Overly texturizing can leave gaps in your hair and completely ruin your haircut, so find a barber familiar with this type of cut.

#17: Clean Caesar with Low Fade

A Caesar haircut with a low fade is arguably the cleanest haircut you can get. It features an all-even length on top and along the partial ridge and a skin-tight low fade placed right under the temple area, fading evenly around the head.

#18: Simple Buzz Cut and Caesar Cut

A buzz cut and Caesar are best when complemented with a sharp line. Typically an even-length haircut will do wonders. You can always taper the side to transform this simple style into an eye-catching look.

#19: Straight Fringe on Caesar with Modern Fade

Straight-cut bangs on a Caesar cut are ideal for giving a longer face shape the illusion of a shorter forehead. The fringe may be too much for you, but the mid fade on the sides will even it all out, resulting in a clean cut.

Cool Caesar For Curly Hair
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#20: Cool Caesar For Curly Hair

A Caesar haircut brings out the wavy texture in this forward cut. Whatever texture you have with your hair on top, the tapered sides will emphasize it.

Classic Caesar with Box Fade for Black Men
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#21: Classic Caesar with Box Fade for Black Men

The box fade is coming in hard, giving you a classic Caesar haircut with a neater finish! The shaving technique is unreal and is one of the more popular Caesar hairstyles for black guys.

#22: Dark Caesar for Black Guys

A ground-breaking from the waves and the horizontal cut complete the package.

#23: Wavy Caesar with Line-Up

Those waves in this Caesar cut are phenomenal! It’s the line-up that’s keeping it real around the hairline. This wavy Caesar style offers a neat finish for black men with naturally textured hair.

Modern Caesar Haircut with Taper Fade
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#24: Modern Caesar Haircut with Taper Fade

This Caesar with faded sides is a modern take on classic hairstyles. Stylist Abbie did a smooth side fade while keeping the top short and full to create a modern cut with a brushed-up hairstyle.

Caesar Cut with Tapered Sides
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#25: Caesar Cut with Tapered Sides and Wavy Top

Caesar, or blunt cuts, go great with thick hair and a wavy top, especially when the sides are clean with a shaved fade style. No doubt that this Caesar with tapered sideburns gives an edgier touch. Also, look how suave this is—textured cuts with a taper fade work well with or without a beard.

#26: The Caesar for Thin Hair and Receding Hairline

A traditional Caesar complements fine, delicate hair since you get that wispy look at the front. Edges should also be cut straight for a fresh style. Not just for thin hair, this also makes a nice Caesar haircut for a receding hairline.

#27: Awesome Long Textured Caesar

To have this long Caesar hairstyle means you like looking shaggy and clean at the same time. What’s great about it will have to be that it’s nearly effortless in styling, depending on the kind of texture your hair has.

#28: Messy Caesar for Medium to Long-Length Hair

This messy Caesar haircut creates the best result on medium to long hair length. The coolest part about this haircut is how easy it is to do at home. It looks visually amazing with a nice clean skin fade shape through the sides, left nice and heavy through the recession line so that those curls just sit down into the skin fade nice and effortlessly. The reason why the fringe is left nice and long is to complement the face shape. It would have made the face look long if I had cut it short.

#29: Men’s Ivy League Caesar

This haircut and Ivy League cut combo is common. A lot of guys these days love the skin fades.  Use a hairdryer to push your hair over to the side. Using a comb to separate the part and the top of your hair also helps and keeps this haircut looking somewhat fresh.