20 Best Gentleman Haircut Styles You’ll See in 2023

The gentleman haircut
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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

The gentleman haircut is a classic men’s haircut that is typically shorter and styled with a side part or a comb-over. Inspired by vintage haircuts that epitomize the qualities of a gentleman, this haircut stays refined and stylish through time.

Hollywood celebrities Colin Farrell, Henry Cavill, and Orlando Bloom have been pioneering this cut that is appropriate not only for formal looks but also for dramatic and outgoing styles.

Barber Alexis Nikollaou features on his feed the different variations of a gent’s cut on all kinds of hair textures – wavy, straight, and thick hair.

The secret for gentleman’s hairstyles is a good hold product. The barbershop favorites include pomade, gel, wax, and clay plus a handy comb, which easily does the trick and makes any structured hairstyle uncomplicated to replicate.

Before your next haircut, check out these trendy images of the best collections of the gentleman haircut!

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The Modern Gentleman Haircut
Instagram @behzad_tariqii

#1: The Modern Gentleman

A cut does not make a gentleman. A true classic man owns even the seemingly normal barber’s cut. The best thing about the modern gentleman cut is it works on both straight and wavy hair types.

Straight Flowy Mid-Length Hair for a Gentlemen
Instagram @zaebis.haircuts

#2: Straight Flowy Mid-Length Hair

Straight, flowy mid-length hair is a versatile and stylish choice for men aiming for a laid-back vibe that offers natural movement. Men of all ages and face shapes can embrace this style. It works best for those with straight or slightly wavy hair, however. For a more flowy style, ask for long layers. This will add shape and movement to your hair. To manage frizz and add definition, apply a small amount of styling cream or mousse after you shower.

#3: Old-School Mens Cut with a Beard

If you’re looking for a classy and neat hairstyle that goes well with a beard, consider this traditional men’s cut with a beard. This ageless cut has clean lines and a neat appearance. It usually has longer hair on top and shorter on the sides to create a subtle contrast. It’s styled with a sleek and refined finish. This versatile look is great for those seeking a customizable hairstyle, whether you prefer a tapered fade or a more subtle blend.

Handsome Short Haircut for a Gentlemen with a beard fade and mustache
Instagram @edupradoo

#4: Handsome Short Haircut

Are you looking to look neat and cleaned up? You may want a handsome short cut to spruce up your style and send you out the door feeling like a gentleman. I suggest that you ask for a 2 on the sides faded up. This provides a more relaxed yet clean cut around your ears and enough length on top to fold back and style easily. No better way to walk out the barbershop doors feeling your best!

Gentlemens trimmed up long slick back hair
Instagram @loonyborz

#5: Trimmed Up Long Slick Back Hair

Even long hair can produce a trimmed-up, slick back look. Just style it slicked back and keep it there using gel or your favorite pomade for that neat, suave finish.

Awesome Messy Quiff for Curly Hair
Instagram @przebarber

#6: Awesome Messy Quiff for Curly Hair

A messy quiff is an awesome choice for any young adult with curly hair. It features a skin-tight low fade on the side that is nicely transitioned into a messy quiff. Make sure you have an experienced barber to do this haircut for you because this style can easily take a wrong turn if he or she is not experienced enough.

#7: Stylish High Fade Haircut on an Afro

A high fade haircut on an afro is a great option when looking for your new afro style. Inform your barber not to go too high on the fade, as it can quickly turn a high fade into a disconnected man bun.

The Gentleman Cut for Wavy Hair
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#8: The Gentleman Cut for Wavy Hair

A light fade and layered cut are sure to flaunt your naturally wavy hair texture.

The clean black Gentleman Haircut
Instagram @cal_newsome

#9: The Clean Black Gentleman Haircut

This gentleman’s cut does not need any introduction. The clean fade haircut and slapping waves make a suave black gentleman.

#10: Popular Short Comb Over Haircut

A simple man’s look, this classic comb over with a part is casual and savvy. Worn with suits, stand out from the crowd, and let your facial features be highlighted.

Side part with a beard for gentlemen
Instagram @eddie_rtb

#11: Side Part with a Beard for Gentlemen

Connect the fade to your beard by having a faint sideburns area. This serves to keep your hair polished all over, without sacrificing your style and fashion.

#12: Classic Side Part Quiff Hairstyle

Stylish and sneaky— a quiff with a defined part plus a lower fade comb over is a neat way to roll up your sleeves for a cool gentleman’s hairstyle. This is great for hiding your long locks when you’ve got a strict dress code for the office.

Simple Undercut with Fade Haircut for Thick Hair
Instagram @theheroine_

#13: Simple Undercut with Fade Haircut for Thick Hair

Stylishness in an undercut comb-over is what keeps this gentleman hairstyle looking fresh. Long hair up top maintains a very frisky attitude. Adding texture to your hair will create more movement if you have straight hair.

#14: Dapper Long on Top + Short Sides

With a short-sides haircut, you have so much room to explore and play around with different styling techniques. You can try out different hair products that suit your needs, all while keeping a straight look.

Trendy Side-Swept Fringe for Thin Hair
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#15: Trendy Side-Swept Fringe for Thin Hair

If you have thin hair, having a trendy side-swept fringe over your hairline could create a fuller look. And since haircut styles like this are easy to jazz up, why not give it a try?

#16: The Classic Gentleman Cut on Short Hair

If the famous Captain America can get away with this retro hairstyle and still be dapper all those years, then you can too! Less is more, they say, and you can bring so much more to your look without trying too hard.

Gentlemen's Simple Side Part
Instagram @bushmanbarber

#17: Gentlemen’s Simple Side Part

Ah, a classic side comb-over. Never fails to leave the girls admiring your fresh gentleman’s haircut.

Professional Combover for Medium-Length Hair
Instagram @thugcuts

#18: Professional Combover for Medium-Length Hair

This men’s medium-length haircut is classic and professional. The best thing about this haircut is that it looks sophisticated and as though time and effort went into it. A combover haircut like this requires time to style and products. It’s not suitable for low-maintenance men or men who want to “wash and wear.” It works well for dudes with wavy and straight hair textures.

This look is best achieved when blow-dried with a vented brush or round brush for more volume. I always recommend applying a grooming spray to damp hair prior to blow-drying for extra hold. After blow drying, apply a paste throughout your hair. For a softer finish, use your fingers to style it, and for a more structured look, comb it into place.

The Modern Ivy League Gentlemen Cut
Instagram @_hairbypamela

#19: The Modern Ivy League

This modern gentleman’s hairstyle is an men’s ivy league haircut with a side part, and it’s sophisticated yet fun and modern. I’ll always look at your hair type and consider all things necessary in order for you to walk out and be able to style your hair easily and effectively after you leave the chair.

Sleek Side Part + Classic Taper for a Gentleman
Instagram @zaebis.haircuts

#20: Sleek Side Part + Classic Taper

This classic gentleman haircut is a side part pompadour with a taper fade on the back. A lot of dudes used to wear these kinds of haircuts in the 1950s because they were practical, stylish, simple to comb, etc. Side parts are one of the most casual haircuts you can get. If you know how to comb or apply some hair product to it, it will become your signature style.

If you don’t know which haircut or style to get, try the classics because they never get out of fashion. The interesting thing is that every man with any hair type can wear classic cuts. You can find any haircut depending on face shape, personality, lifestyle and etc.

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