43 Short Hair Styles for Men Trending in
Fresh Buzz Cut
This is an awesome short buzz cut with a mid bald fade. Ask your barber for a line-up to add a clean finish to this short haircut thats very masculine.
Mens Short Haircut with Long Bangs
A men’s short haircut with long bangs is a powerful way to diminish long foreheads or long, angular face shapes. By clippering a high fade, the shorter areas diminish the stark lines while the shadowed thicker areas fill in the temple. Fringe or bangs falling forward across the face lessens the prominence of a high forehead. Brushing fringe to the side softens the right angularness of rectangular face shapes. Stubble or a beard on triangular face shapes can also help soften sharp jaw and chin lines.
The slicked-back undercut is characterized by short, clippered sides with the top section left medium to long and styled back. The cut has reached popularity in recent years because of its versatility in styling and grooming. This classic undercut is perfect for square and diamond face shapes. Different variations have been made to offer balance to other face shapes.
Short Fade with Surgical Line Undercut
This is a stylish mens short fade haircut with a long surgical line that wraps around to create a unique disconnected undercut.
Long on Top with Drop Fade
This mens short haircut trend has short sides that clear a clean shave with a long top peice-y texture.
Short Wavy Hair with a Hard Part
This short style with hard part is a great option and inspiration for men who have a naturally wavy hair texture.
Caesar Cut with Shaved Sides
Short hairstyles for men are now merging some classic looks like this Caesar cut mixed with an old-school low fade.
Classic Short Side Part with Short Sides
This short cut with a short side part is professional, classic, and masculine.
Short Modern Flat Top
The clean bald fade gives a modern twist to the classic short flat top with bangs that are straight up. Its a rugged look that impresses.
Burr Cut Fade
There are mens short haircuts that never go out of style and this brush cut (or butch cut) is one of them.
Mens Messy French Crop + Fade
This messy French crop, also referred to as a mens shorter blunt cut, is an excellent choice for guys going for a more youthful look.
Texture Crop on Short Hair
A short haircut that could portray a friendly, slow-moving, soft snowed avalanche. Keeping the hair short and having it move in the same pattern creates a feeling of order and calm.
Short Military Buzz Cut Fade
If youre looking to go under the radar, not leave a mark, and just be neutral, this short buzz cut is for you. Its also a nice option if youre in the military and looking for something a little edgy. Short hair for men will always be trendy and modern.
See more military haircuts and hairstyles.
Texture Cut with Pointed Drop Fade
This pointed drop fade is eye-catching and starting to become a more popular short cut for guys. With all the texture, apply a pomade for an awesome-looking short hairstyle that works great for men with short hair.
Mid Bald Fade on Shorter Hair
A mid bald fade is one of those hairstyles for men with short hair that give a wholesome but suave look. That skin fade is sure to show off confidence.
Layered Cut for Thick Short Hair
Opt for a short layered cut for thick short hair to display fullness and texture. Pair it with a sharp skin fade to build contrast in your look.
Swept-Up Fade Taper Haircut
This swept-up fade taper makes a neat and exciting short hairstyle for younger gents. It works so much better if the hair has a natural soft wave pattern, too.
Messy Crew Cut for Mens Short Hair
This modern crew cut is one of the most popular short hairstyles for men right now. The combination of the classic crew and the texture creates a modern and handsome finish.
Hard Side Part for Thinning Hair
The search for a gentlemans short haircut is over. Neat and smart-looking, this one features a hard side part for thinning hair. Such style is what makes your black hair look denser.
Skin Fade Cut for Short Curly Hair
This short cut is very clean, fashionable, and common. Since the majority of men want a skin fade haircut to allow their hair to last a long time and to also show confidence in themselves, barber Marquieta White of Florida suggests this one.
Pay attention to the details of head structure, the pattern of the hair growth, and the cleanliness of the hair.
White explains, These play a major part in styling because it would affect how the hair lays. Try not to use too much pomade or gels, as the build will not allow the hair to look its best with lots of product. If you were to use a product, Lay Rite or Sweet Jamila are guaranteed winners. Brushing would be best to style with this texture which is thick and coarse.
Brushed Up Style for Short Thin Hair
This is a great example of clean and modern short guy haircuts with its clean lines and sharp fade. Its also a great example of trendy hair for men with thin hair, which is designed by barber Menco Aleksandr from Russia.
I like this style and appearance because of the rigor, Aleksandr points out. He adds, This look depends on the guys facial features and hair texture. So for a gent with this hairstyle, I advise applying grease or classic wax.
Short Haircut with Hipster Quiff Style and Surgical Line
This is a high and tight skin fade, with a quiff top and added hard part by Dave Brown, a barber from Waterloo, ON.
Brown explains, the fade is kept high using the roundness of the head along the parietal ridge to complete most of the fade. The shortest length is baby smooth skin completed with a foil shaver.
The biggest thing to consider before adopting this cut is the shave on the hard part. Brown continues, Thats a commitment. Are they going to be in your chair at least every two weeks for upkeep? And are they willing to commit to the regrowth or buzz cut when they want to change styles?
Brown believes short hair styles for men like this are best styled tight or loose, and with matte or shine, water-based or oil products. This cut does work on a variety of hair types, but, it adds to the morning routine for upkeep.
Short Hair with Textured Crop
This short style features two contrasting factors within the haircut.
The first being the textured crop through the top panel. UK-based barber Slim Fadey achieved this by razoring and point cutting to create versatility in the shape and style, enabling men to wear this cropped cut in numerous ways.
Secondly, Fadey created a high skin fade into the weight line, creating a seamless transition from skin to hair.
This haircut is one of the most current trends at the moment, as its low-maintenance, yet sharp and easily suited to any hair type.
According to Fadey, products are a big part of pulling this look off, depending on how you want to wear it.
For a messy crop, a volumizing powder is a must, alongside some very dry clay. For a more polished look, an oil-based pomade will keep it in place all day and night, Fadey notes.
Very Short High and Tight
This very short high and tight hair is low-maintenance. With its neater and shorter cut, youll feel that fresher aura. Also, no effort is needed when styling—perfect for get-up-and-go guys.
Short Clean Cut for Men Over 50
This is a short, clean cut fade thats great for men over It has a nice blended fade I created using my clippers and cutthroat, says hair artist Michelle Kurdian of Melbourne, VIC.
The key to creating this style is tools! Kurdian explains, After shampooing and conditioning, I like to use the Cricket Static-Free Volumizer brush. Brush your hair as you blowdry so you can manipulate the hair to sit in the style you want.
By doing this, you actually dont need much hair product to make the hair go into position. When you apply your product, less is always more! You can always add more product to your styling if you need to, but you cant take it away, she explains.
This hairstyle can always be slightly tweaked to suit any hair type whether its fine, thick, or a medium hair texture. This look will makeover any man who wants to have a sharp but trendy look.
Mid-Skin Fade Combed Forward for Guys Over 40
Its a mid-skin fade with a short textured top thats combed forward. This was cut by barber Matt Smith from Durham, UK. I like low and mid fades because you can really see the graduation of the fade, says Smith.
Hispanic Mid-Bald Fade with Line Up
This sharp short haircut is called a buzz cut with a mid-bald fade. Barber Jesse Lopez of California left the fade right below the temple. The best part about the fade would be how well blended it is from top to bottom, says Lopez.
This style can be a look for all hair types that want to go short as a #2 or shorter. Lopez adds, I believe this look gives off a grown and mature look on men because of the length.
The Short Disconnected Undercut
Go for the short disconnected undercut to get that fine and edgy hairstyle. This short style works best on men with straight, fuller hair. For a shinier finish, use gel when styling.
Short Back and Sides Hairstyle
This mid-fade is a traditional short haircut for men. According to stylist Esteban Pineda from California, its simple, clean, and a very common hairstyle.
I transitioned the hair from a light to dark effect, while giving it a light drop toward the back of the head. This shows more of a symmetric feel, states Pineda.
Short and Slicked Back Pompadour with Taper Fade
This short and slicked back cut is a pompadour, only its been modernized with the technology of clippers and a modern fade. This hair idea is created by Australia-based stylist Khaled. Its side profile is sharp and clean. The bold line is low and taken up to suit the head. This cut is customized to your face, he notes.
When it comes to stylish haircuts that males love, this short and slicked back is at the top of the list. It takes a few minutes of styling, and youll be getting a smart-looking edge thats ideal for formal events.
Khaled emphasizes that theres no limit when it comes to short hair styles for men, and hair products such as matt clay, gel or a light hold pomade. Seek the advice of a professional barber who understands your head shape and the limits of your hair, he adds.
The Short Mohawk with Shaved Design
Heres the short mohawk for short, curly-haired men. It features shaved lines on the side for an edgier touch.
Short Blowout with Tapered Sides
This short blowout with tapered sides appears neater and softer on dark blonde hair. Use your fave texturizing product to give it extra volume and fullness.
Mid-Fade Combover for Short Fine Hair
Featuring a mid-fade comb over for short fine hair! If matched with black color, this chop can give a thicker impression to your fine, thin density hair. Fashionable short hair styles for men like this isnt complete without a neat, faded beard.
Tapered Razor Cut for Older Men
This is a tapered razor cut for older men with short hair. Stylist Jess Herold of Iowa states, it requires effortless styling for men because of the textured length. It shows both a tailored business side and a casual carefree side of a man.
When it comes to short hair styles for men, this one is very versatile. It works best for gentlemen that have medium to thick hair texture. It works on most face shapes, although it can elongate a rounder face because it adds height on top, Herold notes.
The Short Shag with Bangs for Guys
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This short shag features a fringe that covers part of the forehead, which is perfect for guys with a receding hairline.
Classic Pompadour for Short Thick Hair
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This shorter classic pompadour is slightly styled to the side without a defined part. Hair that is medium to high in density will style easily with this look.
All face shapes, except for really long face shapes, will look good in this style. Egg-shaped heads, characterized by a pointy head, will look balanced with this style.
The Short Faux Hawk + Top Fade
Heres a short faux hawk top fade that every dude should go for! The neat sides make the cut look fresher. The top hair is long enough to be versatile for most short hair styles for men. To achieve the same piece-y effect, pinch sections of hair and secure the shape with clay or wax.
Messy and Short Brush Up
Display your cool dude image as you wear this messy and short brush up hair. A cut with sides short and longer at the top—this is a medium to high skin fade, made by a barber from North Carolina, Sean Sarikaya.
Its a simple messy cut, but it shows that you care how your hair looks. A textured powder or even a clay-based pomade works best on short hair styles for men like this, Sarikaya suggests. Additionally, feel free to style it with a sea salt foam to boost the texture and enhance the shape.
Curly and Textured Quiff
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This haircut has short sides and a really long top to achieve a curly quiff. The top is styled with a lot of volume, texture and bend. The sides are styled slicked to the back to put emphasis to the hair on top.
The Short Ivy League Cut
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Ivy League cuts are short all over and have the top gradually get longer as it reaches the front. The top is styled forward and transitions upward as it reaches the front.
Mens Short Side-Swept Layers
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The mens haircut with short sides and a noticeably long top. Its styled into a side-swept faux hawk.
Short Spiky Hair with Faded Sides
Short and spiked—short hair styles for men like this have edginess, for sure! Be bold and try this short spiky hair with a skin fade cut that gives you a clean yet versatile result.
Faded, Shaved, + Very Short Haircut Styles
Short haircuts are the go-to for most guys. There is just something satisfying about leaving the barber with a clean and fresh look. This is our newest update that features all-new super cool short haircuts for men. Update your style for with a men’s haircut that will get noticed and feel great.
Short haircuts can include anything from a couple of millimeters up to a couple of inches long. Hair can look and feel even shorter a type of fade at the sides. Or leave sides short but not shaved with a taper or taper fade. As far as styles go, short hair can be classic, trendy, or even trendsetting. It’s up to you.
Here are pictures of the most popular types of short haircut styles. Starting with the shortest, there are plenty of ways to wear short fades, textured looks, and classic men’s haircuts. If none of those work for you, keep scrolling for short haircuts that suit specific hair types, including thick, Black, curly, wavy, Asian, and thin hair.
The Best Men’s Short Haircuts
Scroll down to get into the most popular short haircuts for men in greater detail and to understand how to style them. But first, let’s list off your options for a quick understanding of the different styles you can get.
These are the haircuts you can ask your barber to cut for you.
- Buzz cut
- Shaved head + faded sides
- Short taper fade haircut
- Very short men’s haircut with a low fade, mid fade, or high fade
- Short haircut with a hard part
- Line up short haircut
- Short spiky haircut
- Short messy haircut
- Textured crop haircut – short hair
- French crop haircut – short hair
- Crop fade
- High and tight
- Crew cut
- Short comb over fade
- Classic side part haircut – short hair
- Short quiff haircut
- Mohawk fade
- Faux hawk – short hair
- waves haircut
Even short hair needs to be styled. For buzz cuts, all you need to do is take care of hair with a good shampoo and maybe conditioner too. Added moisture is more important if you plan to grow hair longer. Do use it for hair longer than half an inch. Other than that, the key is finding the right pomade for your hair type.
These are all variations on the popular buzz cut – fade combination. Many have a shape up to create a square hairline but that is optional. Anything goes for the fade from the lowest taper fade up to a high skin fade and everything in between. If that’s not enough, add a hard part or some shaved lines.
1. The Buzz Cut
While the buzz cut started with the military but it can be a high fashion look too.
2. Short Taper Fade Haircut
Style up that buzz cut with a line up and taper fade.
3. Short Low Fade Haircut
This cool Caesar haircut contrasts the line of blunt fringe with blurry low fade.
4. Short Mid Fade Haircut
Same haircut but with a higher fade and shaped beard.
5. Short High Fade Haircut
This fade cuts the sides short up high and adds some artistic shaved lines.
6. Short Skin Fade Haircut
This high skin fade creates a more stylish, less severe version of the jarhead lid haircut.
7. Hard Part Haircut
A short and diagonal shaved part in a buzz cut.
8. Line Up + Shaved Lines
A line up and shaved lines with a longer buzz cut style, which is still very short.
This section features the hottest hair trends – textured haircuts. These looks are cut and styled to enhance piecey texture that looks great and helps hair appear thicker. These looks can be styled spiky, messy, or loosely for different looks from the same haircut. Some of these styles are the popular French crop aka crop haircut aka textured crop, but not all. The sides can be faded or undercut.
9. Short Spiky Hair for Men
This cool short spiky cut and style is trendy and timeless at the same time. The bottom line is that it looks good.
Short Messy Hair for Men
Textured and messy spikes with an edge.
Short Textured Haircut + Undercut
This cool disconnected undercut style is more texture than spikes with a hint of a quiff.
Short Mohawk Fade Haircut
This short haircut reads like a wide mohawk with a temple meets burst fade and tousled texture.
Here’s yet another cool way to wear the French crop aka textured crop aka crop haircut aka crop fade. Precision texture creates smooth waves and one shark tooth.
This heavy crop is a cool and flattering way to wear thick and/or wavy hair. Layers remove bulk and bring out texture for a full but lightweight style.
Crop Fade Haircut
This version of the crop fade transforms wavy hair into short spikes with blunt fringe.
Short Spiky Haircut
This short spiky hairstyle lets everyone know that you mean business.
Blonde Hair for Men
Silver blonde hair color adds to the appeal of this short and messy spikes.
Messy + Spiky Hair
Those retro vertical spikes with visible gel have been replaced by this modern spiky crew cut fade with a snaking line that ends in a brow slash and beard fade. Can you handle this much look?
All of these classic short men’s haircuts feature that winning combination of short sides with longer hair on top. It’s longer but definitely still short. The shorter hair is on sides, the shorter hair is on top. Even at this length, hair can be styled into a crew cut, comb over, or even a quiff.
High + Tight Haircut
With a blurry fade and touch of product, this no-nonsense high and tight haircut has plenty of style.
The crew cut is a type of short haircut that is longer at the forehead and gets shorter towards the crown. Here’s a modern one with textured styling and a sweet drop fade.
Short Comb Over Fade
The comb over fade is one of the most popular haircuts for men because it looks so good and is so easy to style. This version skips the side part.
Short Hair With Beard
You can make any haircut work with a beard. The key is the transition between hair and facial hair. Instead of connecting them at the side burns, this low fade separates them.
Short Quiff Haircut
The quiff hairstyle features a bump of volume at the forehead. It looks great on everyone and doesn’t need as much length as a pompadour.
Short Haircut for Older Men
Okay, this guy is more gray than old but it’s a flattering haircut for guys of all ages. The crew cut is styled into a quiff that helps this thin, fine hair type appear thicker.
Short Taper Haircut
Many short haircuts for men are fades but certainly not all. This classic men’s haircut is tapered all over with a taper fade at the sideburns and neckline that grow in clean.
This classic meets modern style add some spikes to the quiff.
These cool short haircuts simultaneously tame and highlight thick hair. The contrast of faded sides show how thick hair is while eliminating the possibility of hair sticking straight out. Most of these looks are clean enough for work and cool enough for play. Or for something a little different, try a short mohawk fade with a strip of hair down to the neckline.
Heavy Crop Haircut
The crop fade is an ideal haircut for thick hair because it showcases hairs fullness while lightweight.
High and Tight for Thick Hair
A drop fade and ultra thick hair make this high and tight more modern than military.
Business Haircuts for Thick Hair
The classic quiff and clean fade make this cut suitable at work and play.
Wide Mohawk Fade
Some mohawks are narrow and long but this look is just as cool and much easier to wear with a wide cut and short spikes.
Burst Fade Haircut
Here’s another look at a similar wide mohawk and how it tapers into a pointed V at the back.
All of these haircuts should work for guys with wavy and or hair. The cuts are short but have enough length to reveal texture. Some are more conventional while other skew trendy.
High Fade Haircut For Wavy Hair
There are a number of short quiff haircuts on this page and here’s another with some added volume and texture from wavy hair.
Wavy Crop Haircut
The crop haircut was made for wavy and curly hair types. This artful cut is short all over with a few longer strands of curls.
Business Haircut for Wavy Hair
Yet another classic quiff, this version layers curly hair to add texture and volume in a cool yet professional hairstyle.
Curly Crop Fade Haircut
Here’s a fresh new way to wear the high top with curly texture and a fade that drops down.
Curly Fade Haircut
Curls up top, a fade below, and a shaved V in between.
Curly Mohawk Fade
The mohawk fade makes short hair seem longer but just adds length at the neckline and in this case, a V-cut.
Here are some cool short haircuts for black men that don’t shave hair off but are also short enough not to need a lot of extra moisturizing and styling. From wolfed waves to short curls, these looks show off natural texture.
Waves haircuts are cool because it takes some length to get the waves but hair is still close cropped.
Waves + Fade
This medium-high fade turns those waves into waves.
High Fade Haircut
If these short curls with a drop fade are good enough for former LA Clipper Wes Johnson, they’re good enough for you.
Short Haircut With Beard
This precision beard fade creates a seamless transition between short curls and dense beard.
Short Taper Fade For Black Hair
Here’s a short blowout haircut with a medium taper fade.
These short haircuts look good and help fine or thin hair appear thicker. The key is short sides that make hair on top look fuller in comparison. If hair is thinning, a very short haircut will minimize the effect against a skin fade. Otherwise, about an inch of length and some styling, volume and texture is the key to fuller-looking locks. A quiff, crop, and comb over are all flattering choices.
Shaved Sides + Short Top
The high skin fade combined with extra length and volume at the forehead makes thin or fine hair look thicker.
High And Tight For Thin Hair
Before considering the cue ball style, try a high skin fade. Whether hair is fine, thin, or thinning, the contrast between nothing and something makes hair appear more substantial.
Quiff Haircut For Fine Hair
Almost two inches of length at the forehead is enough to style a quiff without weighing fine hair down with product.
Textured Crop Haircut For Fine Hair
Piecey texture is another way to help fine hair look thicker and fuller. Try it with a textured crop or spiky style.
Comb Over Fade For Fine Hair
For fine hair, shorter styles can help hair look fuller.
Nice to see you here at the bottom of the page. Asian hair may be last, but it is certainly not least. These short haircuts for Asian men are five cool ways to tame coarseness while showing off thick hair. For guys with wide cheeks or round faces, the shaved sides and height at the hairline help the face appear longer.
High Skin Fade Haircut
This high and tight with a drop fade is a cool wash-and-wear haircut, especially if for thick and/or coarse hair. This version has a touch of product to enhance texture.
Drop Fade + Line Up Haircut
This fresh look contrasts a line of thick, blunt fringe with a blurry drop fade.
Drop Fade Haircut
The arc of a drop fade looks cool with every haircut.
Short Quiff Haircut For Asian Men
This faux hawk-quiff hybrid can also be styled spikier or quiffier.
Hard Part Haircut
This cool style adds volume and a shaved part to the always popular combover fade.
Short Sides, Long on Top Haircut
This short sides, longer on top haircut is a cool and clean cut look. Styled with some texture on San Jose Shark Dylan Gambrell, it could be also be worn with a side part for a more conservative workplace.
Men’s Short Fade Haircut
Fade haircuts cut the sides and back of hair ultra short or down to the skin. This skin fade makes short hair appear even thicker and fuller while creating a canvas for a subtle hair design at the temple.
Short Waves Haircut + Waves
A waves haircut shows off curly texture in a very short haircut. A line up and sideburn fade clean up the edges.
Men’s Short Haircuts For Thick Hair
Jeremy Wexler Hair
Short haircuts can make thick hair easier to style. This cool cut removes weight while adding texture. Work a dab of a medium hold, low shine product between palms and rub through hair and style with fingers.
Short Stylish Men’s Haircuts
This fresh style features forward fringe cut into two intersecting curves. Maintain the shape with a matte product combed through hair.
Cool Short Haircuts For Men
This cool short haircut for men is ready for work or a night out on the town. Longer hair at the forehead is swept over to one side but could also be spiked up into a faux hawk or quiff. Try a product like Layrite Natural Matte Cream Pomade for hold without shine.
Short Haircuts For Men With Curly Hair
Andrew Does Hair
The best short haircuts for curly hair enhance hair’s natural texture. This high fade haircut styled with messy texture is great choice for summer but looks great all year round. Try a curl cream or sea salt spray to define curl and minimize frizz. A great new fade haircut for you to get this year.
Short Curly Haircuts For Men
While faded sides can make curly hair easier to wear, these short sides reveal some texture while looking great. A little bit of extra length at the front can be styled into a quiff. Try a creamy pomade like Imperial Fiber Pomade.
Short Haircuts For Older Men
You’re never to young or old to be stylish. This classic short haircut for men with modern styling works for men of all ages but is especially distinguished with streaks of silver. Gray hair looks best with matte hair products and with a gray-specific shampoo that uses blue and purple hues to counteract yellow tones.
Men’s Short Haircuts With Beards
Hairstyles for beards can either echo or contrast what’s happening with facial hair. This cool look does the latter with thick wavy texture on top and a short, groomed beard.
Men’s Short Textured Haircut
This textured haircut is enhanced by styling with a shake of styling powder like American Crew Boost Powder worked through hair with fingers and then brushed with a wide tooth comb.
Short Textured Men’s Haircut
An edgy and bolder version of the crop trend, this style is all about texture.
Popular Men’s Short Haircuts
This short textured cut is one of the most popular hairstyles for men. It works with thick and wavy hair and the subtle quiff is flattering for everyone.
Men’s Short Layered Haircut
This layered cut creates cool dimension and texture in a lightweight, easy to style look.
Really Short Men’s Haircut
Javi the Barber
This buzz cut with a high fade is very short and very simple but effective. The bald fade lines up with the hairline and makes hair appear fuller even though it’s a one length all over buzz cut.
Modern Textured Short Crop Men’s Haircut
Tom Baxter Hair
There are so many different ways to wear the textured crop trend. This modern version features plenty of layering and fringe styled into an off-center V.
Men’s Short Quiff Haircut For Fine Hair
Less Is More: Best Short Haircuts For Men
Short haircuts on men are typically easy to maintain, yet radiate style. That’s why shorter cuts are understandably very popular amongst men.
Short, military haircuts have been super in since Roman times, both in and out of the army. The continuation of the popular style is mostly due to its clean, fresh look and ease of styling rumour has it that the original purpose was to prevent barbarians from pulling the Roman soldiers’ hair back and slitting their throats during battle﹘yep, so annoying when that happens.
While you’re far less likely to encounter a barbarian in , it’s preferable that you don’t resemble one. In short, short haircuts are the best choice if you just want to get up and go, and look smart with little effort.
Short hair does not mean you’re short of options. From the classic quiff to the comb-over fade, taper fade to round-cut, textured crop or side part, there are more options to the style than you might imagine. Even the bowl cut is making a comeback! Don’t knock it ‘till you try it.
From clean crew-cuts to messier styles, the right haircut can make or break your overall appearance.
Very short men’s haircuts can accentuate a chiselled facial structure and emphasize a handsome, angular jawline. On the other hand, slightly longer, messy cuts can frame the face and reflect a more effortlessly cool vibe.
Looking to freshen up your fade, or just after a short-back-and-sides? With so many possibilities, choosing the right haircut for you can be a bit of a minefield. No fear, even if you don’t know a buzzcut from an undercut, we’ve snipped together a list of the best short haircuts for men.
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The best short haircuts and hairstyles for men by popularity order
- Crew Cut
- Classic Buzz Cut
- Short Style With Finger Waves
- Ivy League
- Classic Combed Back With Fade
- Side Part Fade
- Medium Length Natural Quiff
- Pompadour With Taper Fade
- High And Tight
- French Crop With High Fade
- Classic Caesar Cut
- Short Buzz Cut
- Tapered Sides With Blowout Top
- French Crop With Low Fade
- Caesar with Side Part
- Messy French Crop
- Short Modern Quiff With Faded Sides
- Fade With Spike
- Spiky With Side Part
- Classic French Crop
- Hard Line Undercut
- Hard Part
- Side Part With Bangs
- Textured Crop
- Classic Side Part
- Buzz Cut With Shaved Design
- Butch Cut
- Fringe With Front Wavy Hair
- Fade With Long Bangs
- Induction Cut
- Low Fade
- Modern Quiff With Undercut Sides
- Curly Quiff
- Comb-over Low Fade
- Slicked Back With Side Part
- Curly Fringe
- High-Top Fauxhawk
- High-Top Fade
- Messy Undercut With Bangs
- Slicked Back Undercut
- Classic Pompadour
- Disconnected Undercut
- Flat Top
- Short Caesar Cut
- Structured Quiff Undercut
- Textured Quiff
- Bowl Cut
- Bowl Cut With Bangs
- Modern Bowl Cut
- Modern Mohawk
After our list of the best short haircuts, you’ll find a helpful guide to speak your barber’s language with the hairstyle terminology. We also spoke to professionals hairdressers to give you a guide on how to style a short haircut.
We start off our list with a classic of men’s short hairstyle, the crew cut. The crew cut is easy to maintain yet stylish. It works particularly well for men with thick hair and square face shape. The main difference between the crew cut and the military buzz cut that follows is that with the crew cut, your hair isn’t of the same length everywhere, allowing for more styling options.
Classic Buzz Cut
Very short and classic, the buzz cut is easy to do but doesn’t leave many options in terms of styling. It works great if you have thick hair and want a rugged army look.
Short Style With Finger Waves
If you have curly or wavy hair, try this hairstyle with short sides and finger comb top.
Also known as the Harvard Clip or the Princeton hairstyle, the Ivy League haircut is a perfect for a classic business professional look. It works with pretty much all types of hair, from straight to wavy and curly. Keep the side relatively short and style the top with a side part.
Classic Combed Back With Fade
Now we’re getting into more sophisticated hairstyles. This is a higher maintenance look, but it looks great if you go to a party with a cocktail attire or black tie dress code. This works best with thick hair and round faces.
Side Part Fade
The side part fade is a timeless style that works well in any situation. It’s relatively simple to maintain every morning but you’ll need a trip to your hairdresser at least once a month to keep the side short.
Medium Length Natural Quiff
Don’t let the name fool you, the medium length natural quiff with tapered sides is harder to execute than it looks.
Pompadour With Taper Fade
A modern interpretation of the classic Pompadour haircut. The Pompadour hairstyle feature a large volume of hair at the top front of your head with shorter sides. This one comes with tapered sides for a clean look.
High And Tight
The high and tight features fading sides with a slightly longer top crown. It’s another classic military hairstyle, between a buzz cut and a crew cut.
French Crop With High Fade
Classic Caesar Cut
The classic Caesar cut is a traditional yet more edgy hairstyle to maintain.
Short Buzz Cut
If the buzz cut isn’t short enough for you, try this variation with a shorter hair length on your clippers.
Tapered Sides With Blowout Top
French Crop With Low Fade
Caesar With Side Part
Messy French Crop
This style works particularly well if you have straight hair.
Short Modern Quiff With Faded Sides
Fade With Spike
A Fade hairstyle with spikes at the top works well with thinning hair. It adds some volume and texture to your crown.
Spiky With Side Part
Classic French Crop
Hard Line Undercut
Also called the Dapper Side Part, the hard line is shaved for a clear style. This requires regular trips to your barber to maintain the hard part.
Side Part With Bangs
The textured crop works great with men with wavy or curly hair.
Classic Side Part
Buzz Cut With Shaved Design
Yet another take on the buzz cut, if you barber is an artist, this can work great for an edgy and sophisticated look. You’ll need more work to maintain it though.
The Butch Cut is even shorter than the Buzz Cut. It’s perfect for bald guys or men with thinning hairlines.
Fringe With Front Wavy Hair
Fade With Long Bangs
The Induction Cut is the shortest possible hairstyle without using a blade to shave your head. The haircut names come from its military history as it’s the first haircut traditionally given to new army recruits.
Modern Quiff With Undercut Sides
Comb-Over Low Fade
Slicked Back With Side Part
The High-top Fauxhawk works great for short men to give the impression to be taller.
The High-top Fade is a variation of the fauxhawk. It also works well for short men.
Messy Undercut With Bangs
Slicked Back Undercut
The Slicked Back Undercut is trendy and easy to pull off, but you’ll need to apply more pommade in the morning to maintain the structure.
A vintage hairstyle that is still relevant today. The Classic Pompadour can work well in a business context too if you want to show a bit of creativity and eccentricity.
The Disconnected Undercut works particularly well for men with a long face shape.
If you want a bit of a retro look, the Flat Top is still a great style today.
Short Caesar Cut
Structured Quiff Undercut
The Textured Quiff is basically a slightly messier version of the Structured Quiff Undercut. It’s easier to maintain through the day and requires less pommade.
Bowl Cut With Bangs
Modern Bowl Cut
Terminology: How to explain what you want to your barber
While you pay your barber for their expertise, it can be exponentially helpful to be familiar with basic barbering terms. There’s little worse than the frustration of attempting to explain your ideal cut to your barber without the appropriate linguistic equipment.
First thing’s first, the clippers:
This handy little tool is ubiquitous when it comes to men’s haircuts. You may have been baffled in the past to hear haircuts described as numbers:
“I’ll have a 3, please”.
Rather than looking confused, the barber deftly locates his clippers, attaches something and gets to work as if the request is perfectly normal.
Well, it is. The ‘somethings’ your barber will attach to his clippers are different ‘guard sizes’.
They’re placed before the blade on clippers to maintain a specific length when ‘clipping’ hair.
So, a ‘Number 1’, being the shortest (after 0, of course) means the guard size is 0,3 centimetres (⅛ inch), which will result in hair cut to that length. So on and so forth, until ‘Number 8’, which is 2,5 centimetres (1 inch).
How to style short hair for men: Expert tips
Favouring a short haircut can work wonders for saving time. While you’ll have arguably less freedom with experimentation, short hair is super easy to keep well-groomed on a daily basis. Depending on how short is short, you’ll still have the flexibility to create neat or more casual looks.
Styling time: When it comes to styling time, a short haircut could be the way forward if you’re not a fan of messing around in front of the mirror every morning. Military cuts, fades and tapered cuts are all super low-maintenance, saving you from the pre-work hassle and allowing more time for your morning coffee!
Regular barbers visits: These cuts do require a little more upkeep— a trim every few weeks is generally required to keep your hair looking neat and tidy. Medium length styles tend to have a little more movement in terms of growing out, but if you want to keep things tip-top, a regular barber visit is recommended for most short cuts.
Messy or structured: Short hair cuts tend to be more structured and clean by default, as opposed to longer cuts. Because the hair is clipped so short, it retains its shape easily.
If you prefer a more windswept look, however, you can always opt for a longer top. You’ll then have more freedom to ‘muss’ it up with some sea salt spray or gel for a more je ne sais quoi vibe, while keeping the sides neat and tidy.
Texture and thickness: If you’ve been blessed with thicker hair, a short haircut is a bonafide way of preventing unruliness. Short back-and-sides with a longer top or a crew cut is an effective way of highlighting your (envy-invoking) ability to grow thick, voluminous hair, without the accompanying hassle of long hair management.
On the contrary, if your hair is on the thinner side, short cuts can be super flattering too. In fact, short cuts are a tried-and-tested industry technique to disguise thinning hair. While longer strands tend to emphasise thin or fine hair, short, blunt haircuts create the illusion of thickness.
Men who haven’t been blessed with a lion’s mane could consider a buzzcut. Buzzcuts need minimal (if any) product to set the shape, which is great news as the overuse of gel can highlight hair thinning and in a less than desirable way.
Face shape: Short haircuts can be amazing for accentuating a strong jawline. Pay careful attention to which short cut you go for, though, as some are more flattering on others, depending on your face shape.
Square face shapes tend to have wide cheekbones and an angular jawline. In this case, very close cuts are preferable. Think a military cut, crew cut or buzz cut to draw attention to those angles.
Oval shaped faces allow more freedom— as a user-friendly face shape you’re free to experiment. It is recommended that you don’t go for too much volume on top, even with short hair, as this can elongate an already lengthened face.
Round face shapes are quite the opposite, you want to create the appearance of length by balancing a rounder face with more volume on top. Feel free to keep the back and sides shorter, but ensure your barber leaves enough hair on top to play with. A small quiff or no-fuss messy style could be perfect for balancing your face here.
Triangular faces, take heed: while most short haircuts will be flattering, it’s best to have a little more volume on the sides. Generally, if you’re going for a fade or taper, ensure that your hair isn’t cut too close to the skin around your ears and below— try to keep some length.
Diamond face shape? Try to grow out the top of your hair a little (while keeping it a short cut in essence)— diamond faces tend to have strong cheekbones and a smaller upper head. Therefore, maintaining a voluminous fringe will help to balance everything out.
Age: Short cuts on men are a failsafe way to retain a youthful aesthetic— not only are they easier to manage, but as we’ve said, they help to create the idea of thickness. This can be an attractive quality in mature gentlemen who want to enhance thinning hair.
On younger men, shorter cuts are perfect for those who prefer a neat, shipshape style, with less room kinks or need for product.
The skilful use of clippers is the method by which barbers achieve many of the following styles, along with traditional barbering shears:
Though often interchanged with the tapered cut, the fade cut does have its own trademarks. Shorter than a tapered cut, the hair is often shaved right down to the skin at the shortest parts, with gradual lengthening when ascending the head, leaving longer hair on top.
There are variants in fades, too. A low-fade is conservative and low-key, beginning just above the ear. In contrast, a high fade begins much higher on the head and curves around, creating a more edgy, striking look.
The fade technique can be used to complement other styles, such as the combover and the undercut.
When you request a tapered cut, you’re asking for your hair to literally be ‘tapered’ from the shortest at the nape of your neck, to longer (but still close cut) above your ears. Tapered cuts typically involve slightly longer hair on the sides, with the longest hair on top.
The undercut has become a mainstay in edgy haircuts. When you ask for an undercut, you’re asking for shaved back and sides, sharply contrasting with considerably longer hair on top.
You can have the shorter parts cut with a fade, or with an all-over close cut to further dramatise this edgy style.
Bangs or Fringe:
Not just for women. We promise. ‘Bangs’ and ‘fringe’ are different words for the same thing (depending on which side of the pond you are): short hair falling onto the forehead and surrounding the face.
Messy, short fringes look smart on men when they’re swept to the side. Neat, cropped fringes also complement the crew and buzzcuts very nicely.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the quiff should stay safely in the s, or on John Travolta in Grease. However, done correctly, the quiff can be a truly flattering style. Ideally, you’ll have grown your hair out a little so the barber has enough to work with. Lots of product is vital to retain that retro ‘bounce’ associated with the quiff.
It can be happily paired with fades and undercuts, as this style is more about pushing the top hair up and forward to achieve that iconic shape.
To rock a true pompadour, you’ll need your hair to be long enough to lay flat on top of your head when combed back. Similar to a quiff in cut, it’s the styling that’s key here. The ‘pomp’ is styled back, as opposed to the ‘up and forward’ of the quiff. Classically, they’re set firmly in place with a strong pomade.
Modern bowl cut:
Now’s the time to eradicate any presumptions you had about the bowl cut. The modern bowl cut has actually become a favoured style of late. Ask your barber for a subtle fade from long to short, while keeping the longer top choppy and uneven.
For a more individual look, ask for an undercut to achieve a starker contrast between the ‘bowl’ and the shorter hair.
Military or short crew cut:
A military or short crew cut is a very short fade, culminating in slightly longer hair on the top. However, the top hair remains very neat, sharp and short too, therefore differing from the classic taper. Characterised by neatness and simplicity, this cut is daily maintenance-free but requires trimming fairly frequently.
Mens short hairstyles: Frequently asked questions
The best short haircuts are variations of the crew cut. Thanks to its versatility and ease of styling, the crew cut is the most popular haircut for men.
There are a vast amount of options for short haircuts. If you want minimal interference and a ‘get up and go’ style, a buzz cut or crew cut would be perfect. For those who like a little diversity, an undercut with a longer top allows for different day-to-day styling.
Most parents want their children to be quick to get ready, but remain smart throughout the day. Short haircuts such as the fauxhawk and the Ivy League are great styles for trendy young men.
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