The 20 Coolest Hair Designs for Men This Year

The coolest hair designs for men

Hair designs for men are any artistic pattern sheared onto short or shaved hair using cutting tools like clippers and scalpel blades. Playing around with density and thickness, there are no limits to the designs you and your barber can create to level up your haircut!

Whether it’s composed of simple lines or intricate patterns, shaved designs are one easy way to get your own hair tattoo! Plus, you can get one on almost all types of haircuts – mohawk, undercut, braided, pompadour, or brushed back –  and it still looks incredibly cool. It’s an excellent trick to add fun to an old plain cut.

When getting a shaved hair tattoo, what should be first on your to-do list is to find a professional barber because the result entirely depends on your barber’s skills and creativity.

To help you decide which pattern to get at your next haircut, check out these photos of the most popular hair designs for men right now.

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Diamond Design

Diamond Design
Instagram @airamcutz

Here’s a striking diamond hair design, and yes—you’re looking at a goldmine, my friend! The skin fade is also a trendy addition to bedazzle up your look.

Rose Hair Design

Rose hair design for males
Instagram @hairmastertanya

Rose hair design is packed with intricate detail. A highly experienced barber is needed to obtain this style. Attempting this design on your own will only lead to a big mess, and the only option to fit it would be a high skin fade.

Bird Design on Men’s Hair

Bird design on men's hair
Instagram @ultimate_barber

A bird design on men’s hair looks best with undercuts and a dark hair hue. The design is very intricate. Clippers, trimmers, and open blade razors are used to achieve this finished style. Regular trips to your barber are needed to maintain the design. You may opt to grow it out and have something different next time.

3D Effect Hair Design

3D effect hair design for men
Instagram @moohammad_hamze

A 3D effect hair design is for men who are looking to make an artistic statement. It’s not your run-of-the-mill haircut. It should be done by a professional hairstylist who specializes in straight razors and hair clippers. The effect is accomplished by closely using hair clippers to the scalp, slowly fading the length longer. Once that is achieved, a straight razor is used to etch the design while taking care to consider growth patterns and density. Depending on the speed of growth, the design would need to be redone in a couple of weeks.

Hair and Beard Shaved Design

Hair and beard shaved design for men
Instagram @barbershop_kozir

Hair and beard shaved design adds a funky spin to any buzz style. The hair must be buzzed for the shaved design to pop. It is a fun hairstyle for any casual event.

The Treble Clef

The Treble Clef
Instagram @nazercuts

Unleash the musician in you and let the whole world know that you can rock a quaking hair tatt’ like this! Such shaved hair designs for men are definitely head-turners.

Skull Hair Tattoo

A Skull hair tattoo
Instagram @juniorthebarber15

Want a tricky and hypnotizing skull tattoo on your hair? Here’s one inspiration for you. Haircut designs for men like this are always a party starter.

Shaved Star on a Men’s Hairstyle

Shaved Star on Men's Hairstyle
Instagram @haircrafterseastgate

Achieve your starlight dreams with this stellar pattern of stars hair design! Reaching for the stars has been taken to a whole new level.

Taper Fade Haircut with a Lighting Bolt Design

Taper Fade Haircut with The Lighting Bolt Design
Instagram @diogo_silvastudio

After having a clean taper fade, some angled lines on your hair could definitely make you stand out. A lightning bolt hair design across the side of your head connecting to your brows will outshine them all!

Undercut with Parallel Lines

Undercut with Parallel Lines
Instagram @abbas_ahmadifard

After giving your hair an undercut, blade in some lines that go all the way to your nape for a geometric look. Add more volume to the long hair at the top to match a triangular face shape better.

Hair Part Design

Hair Part Design
Instagram @r.braid

Cool hair designs can go well with a hard part style, too! Hairstyling has evolved to be a work of art. That’s why these patterns mimic creative linework and styling as well.

Unique Tribal Pattern

Unique Tribal Pattern
Instagram @mikaelbarbeiroevolution

This men’s haircut features unique tribal prints and Greek decals hair design. What a way to express a grounded, simple life but with all the flair and boldness.

The Zig-Zag Hair Design

The Zig Zag Hair Design
Instagram @turbo_barber

Try out this zig-zag geometric hair design for guys for a wicked undercut.

Mohawk with Cool Design

Mohawk with Cool Design
Instagram @metanastis_thescumbag

Refresh your style by jumping on an edgy mohawk cut with soft shaved lines! A classic mohawk partnered with a hair tattoo is as edgy as it gets.

Modern and Casual V Line

Modern and Casual V Line
Instagram @philippelusi.foxchapel

Simple says a lot. This geometric v-line makes gives a statement to the whole tapered haircut.

The Cross Hair Design on a Medium Fade Cut

The Cross Hair Design on a Medium Fade Cut
Instagram @hair.speaks.volumes

If feeling a little bored with your normal short hair, then here’s a cross hair design on a mid fade cut that’s worth a try!

High Fade and Shaved Abstract Design

A high fade and a shaved abstract design is a modern cut where the back and sides of the head are shaved with a pattern. It attracts attention, giving the hair creativity and an extraordinary style.

Tanya of Moscow, Russia is the barber who created this particular hair tattoo. She points out, “The pattern was made at a length of up to 0.5 mm, applied with a trimmer. The clarity of such a pattern will remain about a couple of weeks.”

Flower Hair Design

A flower hair design is a great way to spice up men’s haircuts. Stylist Angela Jansen of Australia used Wahl Beret’s mini clippers to carve in the design.

Jansen explains, “I did a freehand method for this cut. It’s very flattering for your profile as it’ll work with the natural shape of the head and has a lifting effect.”

The Feather Haircut Design for Guys

The Feather Haircut Design for Guys
Instagram @cjcutmyhair

This hair design is creative-class. It’s made by barber Charles Jones of Vineland, NJ. Adding fade haircut designs like this hair tattoo of a feather is a simple yet outstanding way to change your look.

This is a ready-to-go hairstyle with a dope feather design. You can use some leave-in conditioner or curling cream, brush the sides, and go.

“This is a design that fits any face, head shape, personality, or lifestyle,” Jones explains.

Creative Geometric Design

The shaved geometric hair design looks bold and is trendy!

Created by barber Nicole Boucher from Massachusetts, this hair style includes multiple techniques to make it one of a kind.

“My favorite thing about cuts like these is that it allows me a full range to freely express my artistic talent and it’s certainly outside of the norm. It’s also a barber’s way of upselling because these cuts are beyond average,” Boucher states.