23 Coolest Flat Top Haircuts for Men in 2024 + How to Style

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A flat top is a men’s haircut with upright hair on top and sides that are shaved or tapered short, creating a boxy-shaped top. Originating from the 1950s and reappearing in the 1980s, this vintage haircut is making its rounds again on this year’s charts!

The possibilities of this cut are endless! What used to be a popular look for military men can now be seen on all kinds of guys – from black guys with afro hair to those with naturally wavy or straight hair.

It’s also known for its precisely-cut square shape, but modern versions include rounded boxes and asymmetrical flat tops that make it easier to pair with both thick hair and thinned out hair. To maintain the sharp angles and volume of this haircut, barber visits are a must regularly depending on how quick your hair grows.

If you’re seeking a fresh and crisp ‘do to flaunt, it’s time for you to check these trendy pictures of flat top haircuts!


#1: High and Tight Flat Top

This look is rooted from the classic high and tight haircut. The coolest thing about it is that it’s a very detailed and difficult haircut and it’s always a challenge for perfection.

#2: Tall Flat Top for Black Guys

Feeling nostalgic? Bring back a 90’s flat top jive with this clean haircut. Smooth edges and shave balance the bouncy top.

#3: Very Short Flattop

This style suits the rounder face guy as it elongates the face. It’s a very short cut, so it will grow out very quickly; I would suggest an average of 2-3 weeks between cuts.

#4: Cool Flat Top for Little Boys

And to think that you’ve never been this chill with hair! Check out this little dude rockin’ it with cool blue hair.

#5: Sharp High Flattop

Sharp high flat tops are a specialty cut, so do your research before choosing your barber. These haircuts are generally combed out and up to create the volume of the style.

Flat Top with Hair Designs
Instagram @gatinhobarber

#6: Flat Top with Hair Designs

A flat top with hair designs makes an awesome style for a special occasion. The detailed razor work with a deep yet, vibrant green color definitely makes this style eye-catching. The cut best fits any young adult to teen, a funky timeless haircut.

#7: Dyed Flat Top Hair

Looking for a style that’s not too common yet stylish? A dyed flat top is your style. A properly blended side makes a perfect contrast to the blend right into a bleach blonde.

Flat Top for Receding Hairline
Instagram @t.a.b.kyiv

#8: Flat Top for Receding Hairline

If you’re an older gentleman worried about thinning hair then ask for a flat top for a receding hairline. The structure of this haircut will keep you looking sharp and put together.

#9: Modern Flat Top with Pompadour

A modern flat top with a pompadour is a trendy twist on the classic rockabilly cut. This haircut offers a vintage masculine edge while maintaining that nostalgic “Elvis” vibe.

#10: Semi Flat Top Haircut

If you’re in the military try a semi-flat top haircut. The modern cut is low-maintenance because it is a little shorter than a traditional flat top fade haircut.

Long Flat Top Mullet Haircut
Instagram @erik_powell22

#11: Long Flat Top Mullet Haircut

Young trendsetters need to give a long mullet haircut a try. Using a styling product such as Hanz de Fuko Gravity Paste will keep your haircut in place.

Flat Top with Buzz Cut and Hard Part
Instagram @frizerben

#12: Flat Top with Buzz Cut and Hard Part

Try a flat top with a buzz cut and hard part if you’re looking for a modern twist on a traditional haircut. Since the sides are a short buzz cut you can go longer between appointments.

#13: High Flat Top

Such a great way of wearing a flat top haircut! The styling is exquisite and is a stand out from most flat top haircuts.

Retro Horse Shoe Flat Top
Instagram @jarviskuts

#14: Retro Horse Shoe Flat Top

Stylist Kristian has divine hands for making this eccentric flat top cut an admirable one. Only a good-looking madman could pull this off!

Flat Top Fade
Instagram @sailingbarber

#15: Flat Top Fade

Create a full hairstyle quiff then press down top part to flatten out hair.

#16: Flat Top Dreads for Black Men

My guy’s looking steamy! Some patterned braids in a flat top? Can it get any slicker?

Flat Top Boogie
Instagram @barbersukraine

#17: Flat Top Boogie

Have that Johnny Bravo energy that takes you to the past and the future! Having flat top fenders means longer and more careful styling, but don’t let that stop you from rocking this bangin’ cut.

Curly Flat Top with Taper Fade
Instagram @slickjameshill

#18: Curly Flat Top with Taper Fade

A casual flat top style spiced up with transition shaved sides. A curly hair pattern completes the package, giving volume and life to the whole style.

#19: Short Flat Top with Skin Fade

Fashion a military style on the streets as the mini pompadour on the top makes for one of the most modern hairstyles.

Rockabilly Flat Top
Instagram @21_nik_one

#20: Rockabilly Flat Top

You got to be a different type of cool to rock this straight flat top!

Old School Flat Top Haircut High-Top Fade
Instagram @sailingbarber

#21: Old School Flat Top Haircut

On the Schorem haircuts poster, this one is called a “scumpadour”. Although it’s just a funny way of saying a razor-faded haircut that inclines in the front.

Military Flat Top Haircut
Instagram @ave_kiddy

#22: Military Flat Top

This is an old-school military flat top haircut, first of all, and I like that style. Secondly, this very haircut disguises some particular hair growth features, like hair loss. The smooth, though definite flat top fade matches head shape perfectly, accentuating distinct facial features.

Curly Flat Top for Black Guys
Instagram @m_arcoscristo

#23: Curly Flat Top for Black Guys

This is a popular haircut here in Brazil; we already have some references such as Babu Barber, Dedblack, and Rafael Mota.