Are you craving a fresh look? It may be time to shake things up with the trendy French crop. To navigate this style, we tapped into the expertise of hair maestro Miguel Lora. Let’s unpack his insight on achieving this sizzling look.
Meet The Expert
Miguel is a barber and CEO with over 12 years of experience.
You can find Miguel at KleanKut Barbershop in Seminole, FL.
Choosing the Best Cut
Miguel’s first point is to pick your haircut style based on your hair type. A higher fade creates an illusion of thicker hair for fine or thin hair. Pair it with a smart use of texture powder, and you’re all set. “Go as short as you can on the sides. This step gives the feel of a fuller head of hair,” Miguel advises.
If you have thick hair, the scale tilts the other way. Use thinning shears to lighten up. That helps create the desired look without the heavy feel.
Perfect Fit for Your Face Shape
Then, we jump into the question of face shape. For round faces, the longer top creates symmetry. It evens out the roundness and gives a better look. This goes for oval faces as well. You’ll benefit from the style too!
Heart-shaped faces might want to explore other styles. But don’t fret – changes can be made if you’re all about the French crop. “Change the fade height to get the look you’re going for. It’s as simple as that.” Miguel reassures. Other face shapes can also follow this tip for a fitting look.
Styling Tips and Top Product Picks
Lora’s top tip: steer clear of gels. He warns, “They can make your hair hard, freeze it in place. Plus, they can lead to oily skin or acne.” His favorite choice? A textured powder. It allows you to style and manage your hair without the undesirable slick look. His top product pick is the Rolda texture powder. Both he and his clients vouch for its power to create volume.
Photos for the Trendiest Messy French Crops for Men
#1: Traditional French Crop on Curls
The traditional French crop on curls is a fusion of classic and modern styles. It embraces natural texture. This haircut has shorter sides and back, leaving the curls slightly longer on top. This gives it a defined and stylish look.
#2: Short Crop with Choppy Layers and Bangs
Go for the short crop with choppy layers and bangs. It’s a trendy and bold hairstyle that exudes modernity and attitude. The hair is cropped short with this cut, typically around the ears. The choppy layers add texture and movement. The addition of bangs frames the face and adds a touch of edginess to the overall look. This hairstyle is perfect for men who want a low-maintenance style that makes a statement. Slick forward with matte clay for an edgy finish.
#3: Burst Fade on French Textured Cut
The burst fade on the French textured cut is a visually striking hairstyle. This haircut combines the textured French cut. It has longer hair on top, with a burst fade that transitions from the longer hair to the faded sides and back. The burst fade adds a unique and eye-catching element to the overall look. This makes it a trendy choice for guys who want to stand out with a stylish and modern hairstyle.
#4: Messy French Edgar Cut with Texture
The messy French Edgar cut with texture is an effortlessly cool hairstyle. It combines a French undercut’s clean lines and sharpness with a textured finish. The hair is cut short on the sides and back. But the top is left longer and messy, creating a dynamic and edgy look. This style is ideal for guys who want a bold, modern haircut that exudes a relaxed and carefree vibe. Ask your barber to recommend a pomade or clay that suits your hair texture for daily use.
#5: Wavy Short French Crop with Faded Sides
Crops come in many forms and can be done with different hair types. This wavy short French crop has had the sides faded down to the skin and kept low, leaving more length on the top to style. This crop has had the hairline cut blunt, meaning straight. I recommend this for those with a strong hairline.
#6: Textured French Crop with Blunt Bangs
The textured French crop with blunt bangs is a modern and popular hairstyle. It combines the clean lines of a French crop with textured layers and a bold fringe – fit for the edgy gentleman. The hair is cut short on the sides and back. The top is layered and styled with texture for added volume and movement. The blunt bangs add a stylish look, creating a trendy hairstyle.
#7: Messy High and Tight Crop
The messy high and tight crop is a relaxed hairstyle with a neat and casual spin on the classic high and tight cut. The sides and back are kept short and faded, while the top is left slightly longer. It’s styled messily for a textured and disheveled look.
#8: Textured Haircut with Full Fringe
A haircut with a full textured fringe is a versatile and stylish choice for men. This haircut features textured layers throughout the hair. It creates a sense of movement and dimension and avoids blunt cutting. A full fringe frames the face beautifully and is a trendy and edgy element to their hairstyle.
#9: Classic French Crop with Beard
The classic French crop with a beard is a timeless hairstyle for men. It involves a short, textured cut on top with tapered sides and a neatly groomed beard. It balances a clean, sharp haircut and a rugged, masculine beard. It results in a stylish, effortlessly cool look.
#10: Mid Fade French Cut with Long Fringe
The mid-fade French cut with a long fringe is a versatile and natural haircut. The hair is tapered midway. This creates a clean and gradual transition from shorter sides to longer lengths on top. The standout feature is the long fringe. It adds versatility and allows for various styling options. For example, sweeping it to the side or wearing it forward for a bold and sophisticated look.
#11: Wavy French Crop with Skin Fade
The wavy French crop with skin fade is a modern, cropped hairstyle. It combines the classic French crop with the modern appeal of wavy hair. The hair on top is kept relatively short and styled into loose, natural waves. These waves add volume and movement to the look. The skin fade on the sides and back provides a clean and sharp contrast. This hairstyle is a fantastic choice for those wanting a stylish and versatile look.
#12: Short Crop Cut with Curled Top
The short crop cut with a curled top is a contemporary and playful hairstyle for both men and women. This haircut involves a short, cropped length on the sides and back. It leaves a slightly longer length on top. The top hair is then styled into loose curls or waves. This adds texture and movement to the look, resulting in a fun and trendy hairstyle.
#13: Low Fade French Crop with Side Bangs
The low fade French crop with side bangs is a trendy and versatile haircut. The cut combines the clean lines of a low fade with the classic French style. The hair is tapered low on the sides and back, gradually blending with the longer, textured hair on top. Side bangs are incorporated, adding a stylish and asymmetrical element. This hairstyle is ideal for those who want a polished and modern haircut. It can be easily combined with styling products for different occasions.
#14: Spiky French Haircut
This haircut combines the clean lines of a French crop with an edgy, spiked texture for contrast. The hair is cut short on the sides and back. The top is left longer and styled into sharp spikes using styling products. This hairstyle exudes a sense of confidence and rebelliousness. It’s a great choice for men who want to make a statement with their hair.
#15: Textured French Crop Fade with Mini Bangs
The textured French crop fade with mini bangs is a trendy, subtle hairstyle for men. It features faded sides and back with longer textured hair on top. Adding mini bangs adds a stylish and contemporary touch. This makes this haircut popular for those looking to make a fashion statement. I suggest consulting with your barber to find the right pomade that works to style this look.
#16: Messy French Crop with Sharp Fade
The short crop with choppy layers and bangs is a trendy, bold hairstyle. Adding bangs frames the face and adds edginess to the overall look. This hairstyle is perfect for men who want a fashion-forward style.
#17: Disconnected Messy French Cut
The disconnected, messy French cut is an unconventional take on the classic French crop hairstyle. This style features distinct sections with sharp contrasts in length and texture. The result is a bold and daring timeless haircut. It combines clean lines with a sense of coolness for most facial features.
#18: Choppy French Cut with Drop Fade
The choppy French cut with a drop fade is a contemporary and edgy haircut. It combines a French cut’s clean, sharp lines with choppy layers’ texture and dimension. The hair has shorter sides and back, with a drop fade for a seamless blend. The top is styled with choppy layers, creating a disheveled and textured finish. This hairstyle is perfect for guys who want a fashion-forward look that embraces precision and ruggedness.
#19: Soft Curly French Crop
The soft, curly French crop is a versatile and stylish haircut. It combines a French crop’s sophistication with soft curls’ playfulness. The hair is cut with a shorter back. The top is left longer and styled into loose, natural curls for a low-maintenance vibe. This hairstyle adds texture and volume. It gives a relaxed yet refined appearance suitable for any occasion. It’s a great choice for men who want a low-maintenance look with charm.
#20: Short Tousled French Hairstyle
The men’s short tousled French hairstyle is popular for those seeking a laid-back look. This haircut features shorter sides and back. The top is left longer and styled tousle for a relaxed, textured appearance. The result is a versatile hairstyle that exudes casual sophistication. This makes it a go-to option for men who want a trendy yet low-maintenance haircut.
#21: French Cut with Wavy Voluminous Top
The French cut with a wavy, voluminous top is a stylish and dynamic hairstyle. It combines the clean lines of a French crop with the allure of wavy, voluminous hair. The sides and back are kept short and closely trimmed. The top is left longer and styled into loose waves for added texture and dimension. This haircut balances sophistication and a touch of effortless charm. This makes it an excellent choice for guys who want a versatile and fashionable look.
#22: Textured French Cut for Thick Hair
The textured French cut for thick hair is a fantastic option for dudes with thick hair. This hairstyle involves adding texture and layering to the hair. Layers create movement and reduce bulk white, keeping it tapered and faded on the sides. The French cut has a stylish, manageable look that suits thick hair types.
#23: Low-Maintenance Short French Crop
The short French crop is practical and stylish for guys seeking a hassle-free haircut. With short sides and back and a longer length on top, this hairstyle has minimal styling and upkeep. Its versatility allows for easy styling options. It’s ideal for men with a busy lifestyle or who prefer a low-maintenance grooming routine.
#24: Silver Blonde on Tapered Haircut
This tapered haircut is a hairstyle combining trendy hair colors with sleek cuts. The hair is tapered on the sides and back, gradually decreasing in length. At the same time, the top is left longer to showcase the silver-blonde hue. This combination of a modern cut and eye-catching color creates a bold look.
#25: Mid Fade Crop with Hard Line
The mid-fade crop with a hard-line design is a bold and edgy haircut. It combines a fade technique with creative detailing. The hairstyle features a mid fade, where the hair transitions from longer to shorter towards the sides and back. A distinctive element of this haircut is the hard-line design. It adds a sharp and defined visual element, making it a standout choice for those who want a unique look.