The 15 Best Gentleman Haircut Ideas You’ll See

The gentleman haircut

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 epitomizes 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 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. Pomade, gel, wax, or clay plus a handy comb easily does the trick and makes any structured hairstyle uncomplicated to replicate.

Check out one of the best collections of the gentleman’s haircuts below!

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Long Slick Back Hair

Gentleman's long slick back hair cut
Instagram @emma_ccbs

Even long hair can produce a trimmed up look. Style it slicked back and keep it there using gel or your favorite pomade.

The Modern Gentleman

The modern Gentleman haircut
Instagram @envybarbers

A cut does not make a gentleman. A true classic man owns even the seemingly normal barber’s cut.

The Gentleman Cut for Wavy Hair

The Gentleman Cut for Wavy Hair
Instagram @_srlucaslima

A light fade and layered cut for a catch like you.

The Black Gentlemen

The Gentleman haircut for black men
Instagram @cal_newsome

This Gentleman’s cut does not need any introduction. Clean fade and slapping waves make a suave black gentleman.

Short Comb Over

Short Gentleman cut comb over
Instagram @maisie_mrobinsons

A simple man’s look, this classic cut is nothing but casual and savvy. Worn with suits, a standout from the crowd and let your facial features be highlighted.

Side Part with Beard

Side part Gentleman haircut with beard
Instagram @eddie_rtb

Connect the fade to your beard by having a faint patella area. This serves to keep hair polished all over, not sacrificing style and fashion.

Side Part Quiff

Gentleman quiff with side part
Instagram @lucas_kemper_hair

Great for hiding those long locks when you’ve got a strict dress code for the office. Stylish and sneaky, a quiff with side part plus a comb over is a neat way to pull up your sleeve for a cool Gentleman’s hairstyle.

Undercut with Fade

Gentleman undercut with fade
Instagram @theheroine_

Gradation in an undercut is what keeps this gentleman hairstyle looking fresh. Long hair up top maintains a very frisky attitude. Adding texture will create more movement in the hair.

Dapper Long on Top + Short Sides

Dapper gentlemen's cut that's long on top with short sides
Instagram @nextlevel_barber_shop

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

Side Swept Fringe

Side swept Gentleman cut with fringe
Instagram @leekaja.hanif

If you have thin hair, having a side-swept fringe over your hair lie could create a fuller look.

The Classic Gentleman

The Classic Gentleman haircut
Instagram @buhair_frizerskisalon_maribor

If the famous Captain America can get away with this 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 the look without trying to hard.

Simple Side Part

Simple side part gentleman haircut
Instagram @bushmanbarber

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

Combover for Medium Length Hair

Combover for Medium Length Hair
Instagram @thugcuts

Q&A with style creator, Isabelle Enei
Barber @ Real Studio in Ottawa, ON

How would you describe this look?

This medium-length hair cut is classic and professional. My favorite thing about this haircut is that it looks sophisticated and as though time and effort went into it. I feel like having this hairstyle says you are a person who is serious and dedicated.

Any advice for someone considering it?

A combover haircut requires time to style and products. It is not suitable for low maintenance clients or those who want to “wash and wear”. It works well for those with straight and wavy hair texture.

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 the hair. For a softer finish, use your fingers to style it, and for a more structured look, comb it into place.

The Ivy League

The Ivy League
Instagram @_hairbypamela

Q&A with style creator, Pamela Panousis
Mobile Hairdresser / Barber @ Blends & Brothers in NSW, Australia

How would you describe this look?

This modern gentleman’s hairstyle is an ivy league haircut.

My favorite thing about it is it’s sophisticated yet fun and modern.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I will always look at the hair type and consider all things necessary in order for my client to walk out and be able to style his hair easily and effectively after he leaves my chair.

I love using all the trending products to achieve my desired look.



Q&A with style creator, Roman Tsubera
Barber @ Shelby’s Barber Family in Kharkov, Ukraine

How would you describe this look?

This gentleman haircut is a side part pompadour with a taper on the back (I didn’t do any tapers on the sides, because my client has a light bristle and I thought it will look nice if I make a connected picture). Also, it is a classic haircut. A lot of dudes used to wear these kinds of haircuts in the 1950s and I’m a big fan of that style.

As a barber, I try to advise these haircuts to everyone because they are practical, stylish, simple to comb, etc. Side parts are one of the most casual haircuts you can go to a job interview, party, date. If you know how to comb or apply some hair product in it, they will become your best style signature. That’s why I love classic cuts! They look great on duty or even at home.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If someone new sits in the chair and he doesn’t know his desirable haircut style I might propose him the classics because they never get out of fashion. The interesting thing is that every person with any hair type can afford classic cuts. You can find any haircut depending on face shape, personality, lifestyle and etc. Isn’t that wonderful?

By the way, if you learn how to use hair product and comb, you’re gonna look and feel yourself like a million bucks every day! Ask your favorite barber how to do it, what to use, when is it better to wear, and he must surely help you. For classic haircuts, I advise to use grease pomades, but they are difficult to wash out unless there are water-based pomades. They are very easy to style and wash out of hair, I prefer them more than grease. Classic haircuts will live forever. They will never be extinct.