26 Hard Part Haircut Ideas for Your Next Inspiration

Men's hard part haircuts

A hard part haircut is a clean line shaved into the scalp to create a division between the sides and the top of the hair. It’s also referred to as a shaved part, hard-line, shaved part line, or line in. It’s a classic men’s haircut that has made a comeback. This look results in an edgy contrast that puts more attention and definition to any kind of styling including undercuts, combovers, pomps, fades, and even the man bun, which makes hard part haircuts extremely popular.

A fresh and precise hard part can express a refined stylish statement and give any hairstyle a modern twist! The thickness of the line can be customized depending on your hair type and preferred style. Regular maintenance is needed to keep it exceptional at all times.

Add more character to any style when you try one of these popular variations of hard part haircuts.

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Thin Hard Part Haircut for Men

hard part haircut for men with thin hair
Instagram @hairby_caitlynrain

This is a thin hard part haircut for men. Its sleek finish works wonders on straight hair. Neat and smart-looking—this is something to wear on a formal date night.

Low Fade Side Part

A men's haircut with a low fade and side part
Instagram @ali_bar.ber

Working a spiky hard part fade haircut like this requires patience, creativity, and a whole bottle of hairspray.

Hard Part Haircut with Temp Fade

hard part haircut
Instagram @cj_thebarber96

Try out this clean-cut. Hard part hairstyles, when styled sleek, create that fresh and formal look.

Hard Part Pompadour Cut for Thick Hair

pompadour cut hard part thick hair
Instagram @abu_barber

This is a hard part pompadour. It’s eye-catching heights and edgy faded style is perfect for men with thick hair. Styling a hard part haircut becomes important because you don’t want to not take away from other features. Going high is a definite option.

Disconnected Undercut Hard Part

Disconnected Undercut Hard Part
Instagram @nando.quaranta_barber

A crisp line can create stark contrast between your skin and funky long top! This hard part undercut allows for so much versatility in styling a hard part cut.

Hipster Hard Part Haircut with Beard

Hipster Hard Part Haircut with Beard
Instagram @nurii_b

Everything on this look is absolutely on point – strong angles, clean sides, hot top, and a beard. This is definitely the most hipster hard part cuts you’ll see.

Hard Part Skin Fade

Hard Part Skin Fade
Instagram @lucas_kemper_hair

Own this awesomely sharp hard part skin fade when you pair a bald fade with a sleek parting! Definitely a hard part hairstyle for a casual and business event.

Long Hair on Top Short Side Part

Long Hair on Top Short Side Part
Instagram @look.dw

This long hair on top + short side part is a fun way to freshen up your style. Shaved sides offer a real sharp distinction for men with textured, lengthy hair allows you to style it any way you desire.

Short Hair with Double Hard Part

Short Hair with Double Hard Part
Instagram @a.floreshair

Short hair with double hard part is one of those haircuts for men that cause extreme duo action. Talk to your barber about this really cool hairstyle with a hard part. Do it with two lines on the same part of the head or on opposite sides.

Low Bald Fade with Hard Part

Low Bald Fade with Hard Part
Instagram @erikberto_diaztorres

This is a low bald fade with hard part. It’s a very neat and sleek yet contemporary haircut with a hard part.

Low Bald Fade Razor Part

Low Bald Fade Razor Part
Instagram @big_rudy_da_barber

A highly stylish low bald fade razor part that will definitely make you the center of attention.  This razored hard part effectively provides a direct contrast between the side and top mane.

Hard Part Hairstyle with High Fade

Hard Part Hairstyle High Fade
Instagram @devan_thebarber92

If you’re the type of guy who desires a more polished look, a comb over hard part hairstyle with high fade like this is best for you. Make it more exciting by parting it from the side to create a visible shaved line and contrast.

Short Hair Crew Cut

Hard Part Short Hair Crew Cut
Instagram @leh_0liveira

This is a short hair crew cut that features a surgical line and fresh harder part cut with a low fade.

Mid Skin Fade with Side Hair Part

Mid Skin Fade with Side Hair Part
Instagram @rippers_yanagawa

This is a mid skin fade with side hair part. Fading the hair, starting from the middle section, puts all the focus on the top hair and makes it effortless to wear any type of cut.

Military Buzz Cut with Hard Part

Q&A with style creator, Milena Lazareva
Hairstylist @ Hair Tattoo in Strogino, MSK

How would you describe this?

This is a simple military buzz cut with hard part haircut. It really attracts attention to the part as a decorative element. This eye-catching detail can also help to emphasize the dignity or to hide the flaws of the head shape.

What’s your best advice?

Take care of your scalp regardless of whether you’re considering a mens hard part like this or not. All of your skin flaws will be noticeable.

It may seem strange that there are actually a lot of styling options for this haircut. Use wax or gel when preparing for an event. Decide which product to use according to the effect that you want to reach: glossy, matte, or whatever. For haircuts like this buzz cut, styling really makes a difference.

It doesn’t matter what type of hair you have, but this haircut is most suitable for thick dark hair and for those who want to part their hair sideways.

Slicked Back Hard Line Haircut

Q&A with style creator, Dani Ernst
Master Colorist & Hairstylist @ Beauty Tribe Salon in Parker, CO


How would you describe this?

This is a slicked back hard line haircut, also known as a disconnected pompadour haircut with a hard part. The best thing about this look is the hard part that can literally change the entire look in 3 seconds. It adds a lot of character to the haircut and gives it more fun and personality.

What’s your best advice?

Use a mousse when the hair is damp and a round brush to help with volume. Then use a mixture of a texturizing paste to piece it out and a dry texture sprays for some grit to keep the volume. Then finish it off with some strong hold hairspray so it won’t move.

This is a haircut for men that have a lot of and/or thick hair for styling purposes. This haircut is definitely growing in popularity and no specific body/face type is not suited for it.

High Taper Fade Shaved Part

High Taper Fade Shaved Part
Instagram @garycorry11

Q&A with style creator, Gary Corry
Barber @ Seventh Seal in Dorset, England


How would you describe this?

This is a classic 40’s/50’s hair cut with a modern twist. It’s a bold skin fade with a hard part, also known as a high taper fade shaved part. Talk to your barber about keeping the fade mid to low to drag the fade out and enhance the faded look with the hard part.

What’s your best advice?

Having the right face shape is important to the cut as it complements an oval face shape best. The hair type itself is also important. The best hair that works is straight heavy hair. You can get the same look with finer hair but, for me, heavier hair works best.

One of the most important things to keep and maintain the look is a good hair product. Use Uppercut Deluxe. To get the shape for the style, blow dry the hair to get volume and height ready to style, using hot and cool heat with the hair dryer. Fluctuating the temperature with the mold of the style helps maintain the look throughout the day. Using a vent or round brush while blow drying will give the best results.

Faux Hawk with Classic Taper Hard Part Line

Faux Hawk with Classic Taper Hard Part Line
Instagram @esebigtrimmer

Q&A with style creator, Anthony Jaime
Barber @ Private Studio in Victorville, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a very popular faux hawk with classic taper hard part line haircut.

What’s your best advice?

This haircut goes with any face shape. For styling products, go with a shiny hard holding gel or with a dry paste look and give it some volume.

High Taper Fade Long Straight Line Part

Q&A with style creator, Mo
Master Barber @ Design Cuts Barbershop in Gainesville, FL


How would you describe this?

This hairstyle is called a bald fade combover with hard part. Ask your barber for a high taper fade long straight line part to get this specific hairstyle.

What’s your best advice?

Get used to using a blow dryer. Products are good, like pomade or wax, but the blow dryer will give the hair its initial direction. Products will give you a longer lasting hold, especially for the pompadour hairstyle. This will give you an extra sophisticated look on top of being stylish and having a good fade. It’s the ultimate classic hairstyle.

Brushed Back Undercut

Brushed Back Undercut
Instagram @stirlingstacey

Q&A with style creator, Stacey Stirling-Brown
Senior Hairstylist @ Salon Vibe in Saskatoon, SK


How would you describe this?

This is a great brushed back undercut hard part for the modern man! Tapered sides and back give a nice clean look while the top has length and style possibilities! You can achieve a pompadour, quiff, slick back, or side sweep look.

This guest has curly hair, and I love that we can get a great ‘S’ shape to set the look apart and give a little personal style!

What’s your best advice?

If you are considering hard part haircuts like this get a paddle brush and blow dryer with a stronghold paste. These will be the best tools for success! If you want an all-day hold from office to evening, I would suggest drying in a stronghold gel using your brush to lift the hair for volume. Then finish the look off with a matte paste.

If you’re looking for a more relaxed look I would sweep to the side with a medium hold paste. If you have a longer face keep the volume to a minimum.

Mid Fade with Hard Part

Q&A with style creator, Oscar Gonzalez
Barber / Manager @ Ocarney’s Barbershop in Maui, HI


How would you describe this?

This mid fade with hard part is classic, timeless, and traditional. The coolest thing about this trend is the versatility of style that you get with this cut.

What’s your best advice?

For men with a rounder face, go for a little more volume up top with your hard part. For men looking for the messy style, try the product Suavecit (Firme Clay or Matte). For men wanting a more slick and sharp look, try using Suavecito (Original).

High Bald Fade with Hard Line Part

High Bald Fade with Hard Line Part
Instagram @detroit_dzikus

Q&A with style creator, Aaron Kieltyka
Student Barber in Detroit, MI


How would you describe this?

This cut is a bit of a classic combover/pompadour hard part with a mid to high bald fade with hard line part hybrid. This mens hard part cut is easy to comb. Add a little bit of water based pomade for a more glossy look or some clay for a more natural windblown look.

What’s your best advice?

Just make sure that you don’t mind doing a bit of styling every day when you wash your hair (blowdry, product, combing, etc.). If you don’t mind taking 5-10 minutes every day to create your hair hard part, then do it!

High Skin Fade with Hard Part Comb Over

Q&A with style creator, Aaron Tamayo
Barber @ The Ave Barbershop in Redondo Beach, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a modern haircut with a straight razor hard part comb over finish! It’s a high fade with a

lineup. This haircut creates sharpness, symmetry, and cleanliness. The hard part line adds that extra crisp to top off this style.

What’s your best advice?

The cool thing about hard part haircuts for men is that you don’t necessarily need to go down to a zero on the sides to get it. The hard part is a nice detail on a haircut when the top of the hair is long enough to style. Use a combination of the Layrite super hold and a little Layrite cement just to add extra hold.

Little Boy with Hard Part Fade

Little Boy with Hard Part Fade
Instagram @hairrockerbet

Q&A with style creator, Bet Vannoy
Stylist / Colorist @ Salon Front and Center in Berea, OH


How would you describe this?

This undercut with a hard part is edgy and business at the same time. It’s a great statement look for fashionable boys and men alike. Slick it back or pump up the volume with a cool pompadour.

What’s your best advice?

Keep in mind it is a high maintenance haircut. To stay sharp, keep up with the cut every 3-4 weeks. Styling clay or creme will be your best friend for a natural or matte finish. For that slick and glossy rocker-do, use a high shine, high hold gel.

Curly Hair with Hard Side Part

Curly Hair with Hard Side Part
Instagram @jojo.larae

Q&A with style creator, Jovanna Hamilton
Cosmetologist / Barber @ JoJoLarae Studio in Orlando, FL


How would you describe this?

This cut is a curly hard part with a skin fade. The best part about this hard side part is the razor work that makes everything look clean and sharp.

What’s your best advice?

This style is good for dudes whose hair can be manipulated with product easily or with enough length to move to the side. Most guys would use pomade or paste for these styles, but if you have curly hair a gel, curl cream, or leave in conditioner would be perfect for curls and easy to style.

Mid Bald Fade Razor Line Part

A haircut for guys with a mid-bald fade and a razor line part
Instagram @mr_barber91

The mid bald fade razor line part is great for men with thin hair. It emphasizes the hair up top while creating contrast with a skin fade and hard surgical part.