23 Side Part Haircut Ideas for Men: Classic + Modern

The best side part haircuts for men

A side part haircut is a men’s hairstyle where the hair is parted to one side, depending on the natural growth of the hair. If you’re searching for a 5-minute hairstyle that instantly adds volume and finesse, this classic style would be your best option!

Side part haircuts are also called a regular cut, professional cut, standard cut, or businessman cut. It’s important to take photos with you to your barber so he or she understands exactly which side part style you’re looking for.

There are easily no restrictions to what type of hair can sport this look. As long as you’ve got some length and a comb, you can go for a traditional, polished version, a deep side part, or a messy, modern finish.

It’s up to you which product to use – a wax or clay for extra texture, or a gel or hairspray for the best hold. Just a few minutes for styling in the morning will get you looking sharp for both work and a night out.

Before your next haircut, check out these popular pictures of side part haircut ideas for men.

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Zero Fade Side Part
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#1: Zero Fade Side Part

A side part fade haircut with a zero fade and hard part is one of the sharpest-looking haircuts for guy’s in their 20’s.

Side part with wavy long fringe
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#2: Side Part with Wavy Long Fringe

A side part with a wavy long fringe is an amazing disconnect cut for thick hair. It features short-length hair along the side stopping at the partial ridge, and there’s a drastic difference on top with no transition from the sides to the top. Style your hair to the opposite side of the side part for the best style.

Burst fade and deep side part
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#3: Burst Fade and Deep Side Part

A burst fade and deep side part is a beautiful marriage of clean-cut professional and slick artists. It is made by cutting the hair shorter over the ear, sloping down, and clippering at the nape of the neck. This technique creates fluidity while accentuating the head and crown shape, all while seamlessly blending it. The side part is made by styling the hair from one side to the next. For an extra crisp part, a straight razor is used to etch the part into the style.

Side-swept with part
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#4: Side-Swept with Part

Side-swept with part is the best haircut for any businessman to try. It is an all-scissor haircut that makes the appropriate length to sweep the men’s hair to the side when styling. It is nicely tapered around the edges to make a soft hairline which is a natural part of the partial ridge.

Side part and brush-back style
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#5: Side Part and Brush-Back Style

A side part and brush-back style are the ideal haircuts for those with long face shapes. The slick and classic cool look of the brushback with the side part diminishes bulk on the sides. It brings balance to the sharper edges and condenses the length of the face. Consider consulting with a barber or hairstylist to make sure that proper density in the temple and hairline is achievable.

Quiff haircut with side parting style
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#6: Quiff Haircut with Side Parting Style

The quiff haircut with a side parting style is a great way to update and individualize the quiff haircut. The parting can be styled or shaved in with a razor. It instantly tones down the free-spiritedness of the cut. When styling, make sure to part the side then, lift and shape the bangs so the quiff will not transform into a comb-over style.

Side Part Fade For Curly Hair
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#7: Side Part Fade For Curly Hair

A side part with curly hair is such a dreamy side hairstyle!

The Classic Side Part for Thick Hair
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#8: The Classic Side Part for Thick Hair

Sometimes, going back to basics with a classic side part is what a man needs as a refresher.

Side Part for Long Hair
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#9: Side Part for Long Hair

Creating a sharp side part requires a greater contrast of shaved sides and maybe a surgical line just before the part.

Side part with an Undercut
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#10: Side Part with an Undercut

Here’s a professional men’s side part haircut idea, which is an edgy way to express style! Finesse a side part with undercut, and you’ll love the result.

skin fade + Side Part
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#11: Skin Fade + Side Part

Do it big with a shave really close to the scalp. The side part and the skin fade are mutually accentuated with this very contrasting mix.

Pompadour with a Side Part for Straight Hair
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#12: Pompadour with a Side Part for Straight Hair

A side part with pompadour works on guys with straight hair who want to show off some length. The mid-fade creates a nice gradation from the flashy, combed-up pomp to the shaved sides.

Comb Over Side Part with Low Fade
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#13: Comb Over Side Part with Low Fade

Comb over the hair to the side, and make the shave a bit closer to the ears and nape to achieve this neat, smart-looking low fade comb over side part!

Messy Side Part
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#14: Messy Side Part

With this messy side part style, you don’t have to worry about getting that ‘do perfectly. A curly shag with a side part is the cut that you’ll need!

The Ivy League Side Part for Men's Hair
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#15: The Ivy League Side Part for Men’s Hair

Get it right with the most proper side parting hairstyle there is. The ivy league side part is ready for work and play! This haircut makes thin hair appear thicker and fuller.

Medium-Length Hair with Mid Fade and Side Part
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#16: Medium-Length Hair with Mid Fade and Side Part

If you’re in the process of growing out your hair, try asking for this side part cut with a mid fade. Medium-length hairstyles keep everything polished.

Businessman or Professional Cut with Side Part
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#17: Businessman or Professional Cut with Side Part

For every hardworking man out there who still finds time to unwind, here’s the side part mens haircut for you. The days of sacrificing comfort for wearability are now over!

High fade + Side Part Haircut
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#18: High Fade + Side Part Haircut

A high fade highlights the side-parted pomp that’s done up top. Plus, a high fade with a side part makes styling much easier!

Hard Side Part
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#19: Hard Side Part

A hard side part like this never fails to impress. Go for the more adventurous one involving a mid-taper and a comb over to complete the look.

For gents wearing a hard part with taper and comb over style, a pomade or gel will be their best friend.

#20: Side Part Style for Wavy Hair

The side part style for wavy hair works well with a fade, allowing more strands to be left in the crown area.

Barber Anthony Giannotti of California explains that “a taper fade is a medium to low fade cut. It’s angled from the temple dropped below the occipital bone.”

Giannotti notes that the cut also helps weighing down a strong cowlick for men.

The Gentleman's Cut with Hard Part
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#21: The Gentleman’s Cut with Hard Part

This is a zero faded side part haircut with razor-cut parting, created by barber Miguel Acevedo of Toronto, ON. It adds a lot of structure and masculine angularity to the face. It stays looking polished and crisp with little effort required to style.

“This is a side haircut that’s diverse and suits all but the most conservative professionals. Mainly due to the tight fade and razored part. It’s classic with an edge. The cut-in parting is ideal for low-maintenance styling, though it requires regular barber visits to maintain,” Acevedo explains.

Any product will work with side part hairstyles, but generally, it’s a slick look that works well with pomade or wax.

When requesting this haircut, Acevedo suggests asking your barber to leave some weight below the parting to ensure a balanced, square shape.

Taper Fade with a Side Part and Volume on Top
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#22: Taper Fade with a Side Part and Volume on Top

This is a taper haircut with side part. It’s for the man who needs to be tidy and professional for work but who still wants to have some fun with his hair.

Made by stylist Cody Johnson of Canada, this cut has length on top can be slicked back if needed, styled with some volume for a more modern look, or even left down in the face for a more textured and messy look.

“Having the sides and back as short as this style will require maintenance every 4 weeks to keep you looking sharp,” Johnson notes.

A product with hold is also a must to keep a tapered side part throughout the day. Johnson explains, “A clay or paste, with a shiny or matte finish. First, blowdry the hair totally dry, Then apply the product first in the opposite direction of the desired look, and go back and work the product into the hair in the correct direction.”

Short Hair with Short Sides and Side Part
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#23: Short Hair with Short Sides and Side Part

This is a razor side part with graduation that is not too shaved to the skin on the sides, and was created by barber Ridley Ribeiro of Brazil.

“This cut is for men who want a more modern touch. Use an ointment with matte effect for finish and also a fixative spray,” states Ribeiro.