Cool hairstyles for guys have been all the rage these past few years. With so many skilled barbers from around the world working to create new and stylish cuts and styles, it’s no wonder men’s hair trends have been evolving. But the reality is unless you’re a fashion enthusiast, most guys have no idea about the latest hairstyles or how to even ask for them at the barbershop. And this is because a majority of men don’t really spend the time to research new styles.
Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled the top haircuts to try below. From fades to undercuts and quiffs to comb-overs, here are the hottest hairstyles of the year.
Best Modern Men’s Hairstyles
Understanding the subtle differences between certain ways of cutting and styling your hair can be difficult without a barber or stylist telling you exactly how each look is different.
Realizing this, the bloggers at Men’s Hairstyles Now created a comprehensive guide to the top 10 hairstyles for men. In it, they offer a description and multiple examples of each type of haircut. Furthermore, the resource comes complete with a “how to style” section.
If you aren’t sure about a comb-over fade or slicked back undercut, or want an overview of the most popular modern haircut styles, check out the illustrations below!
Haircut Styles To Try
While all of the looks above are trending, here’s a more in-depth look at some of our favorites!
The modern quiff is a strong example of a retro style coming back with a twist. Ideal for guys with relatively longer and thicker hair, the quiff has the ability to be worn as both a messy or polished look. To create the disheveled version, run your hands through your hair and up to create volume in front. Conversely, the neat variety can be achieved with a comb. A key characteristic of the modern quiff is short sides, so don’t forget to ask for a fade or taper to go along with your long top.
The faux hawk is a versatile men’s hairstyle that was ultimately derived from the Mohawk, but as a conservative, yet chic alternative. The faux hawk is a hairstyle that truly caters to all of the different hair types regardless of what combination of wavy, curly, straight, thick, or thin hair you may have. To style a faux hawk, utilize a good pomade or wax to bring hair from both sides of your head to meet at the center.
Spiky hair has been a true classic of the last two decades and doesn’t seem to be fading in popularity anytime soon. Instead, to combat the monotony of a dated look, the hairstyle has evolved and trended towards being textured and messy, which is a departure from the more traditional “perfect spikes”. To avoid styling issues such has hair clumping, forego sticky and glossy gels and try a water-based matte finish pomade.
The brush up refers to any hairstyle where the front of the hair has been lifted, while the rest of the hair remains flat, combed over, or textured. A brush up is more commonly (and obviously) achieved by using a brush to lift the front of your hair up, but you can accomplish a messy brush up simply by lifting your hair up with your hands. Again, a good pomade can go a long way in ensuring that your hairstyle remains intact throughout the day.