Over the years men have become more and more experimental with the haircuts we go for. Social media has played a big part in the way that people experiment with hairstyles and various trends. If your someone that has been looking for a drastic change in your look but wasn’t sure where you’d find it. This is the answer to your trouble. We are going to show you 101 modern hairstyles for men that will have you rushing to the barbers.
In this list we will includes styles and cuts for all hair types cultures and walks of life. If you have afro hair to thin blonde locks. Wether you need to look suave day to day in your formal wear or you want to keep it casual with a messy hair cut. Even if you want to go for a more adventurous style, this is the list for you.
Give these 101 hairstyles for men a browse and make your next trip to the barbers an effective one.
Buzzcut w/ Line
No one is ever going to get bored of a buzzcut. As you see here, British actor Tom Hardy looks pretty sharp in his blazer with his rugged beard and clean buzzcut. Can’t really go wrong with the classic trim but the line parting gives it a modern feel to the classic look. A buzzcut is always a nice change.
Medium Length Ponytail
For those of you that don’t want to think about cutting your hair anytime soon but want to experiment with style. Try putting your hair in a ponytail every once in a while. This classic look does well to frame the face, plus you can keep your hair out your face which is always a plus.
It doesn’t always take a new trim to spruce up your hairstyle. This textured/messy look you see sported by Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds can be an effortless change to your look. Just go a bit crazy with some hair wax and watch yourself make bed hair sexy.
Buzzcut With Short Sides and Slicked Top
The buzzcut is a trim that has become quite flexible in terms of whats possible. Now by incorporating shorter sides or fades to the trim you can style the top in a few ways. In this instance the top of hair has been slicked down giving a clean sharp cut that still looks a bit casual.
Blonde Taper Fade w/ Textured Slick Back
The taper fade has become a popular cut in all barbers. The slick back give a good volume and height to the hair, but by adding a textured slick back to this already amazing trim it gives a suave sophistication to bleached blonde hair. Being the trend of the last few years has given people many opportunities to experiment with how they style it.
Side Part Quiff
The side part quiff is a haircut that makes the posh boys look posher than usual. This haircut breaths formality and is perfect for any office environment. This sophisticated intelligent looking trim will go great when your suited and booted.
Low Taper Fade w/ Curly Hair
The low taper face is a classic ever evolving haircut that looks amazing on all hair types and styles. This curly haired taper fade shows the diversity of the trim and how you can use it to accompany hair growth whilst keeping your hair looking nice and neat.
If you are trying to grow your hair and want a more natural look. Growing dreads may be for you. It can be a long process when it comes to letting them grow to the length you desire but once you get their. You will be amazed with the results.
Coloured Braids w/ Beads
Lil Yachty, smiling with his grills on show. Not something your going to see walking down the street, but the bright red braids would help anyone recognise him from a mile away. Step out your comfort zone and go for a wild colour and stand out from the crowds. Or stand in front of them.
Medium Length Hair
Letting your hair grow is a wonderful thing. Some people never have the patience to grow their hair out but once it reaches about shoulder length their is something a bit mystic about it. Or if your someone with really long hair go for a shoulder length trim and try something new.
Mid Fade w/ Long Messy Fringe
The messy fringe with a mid fade is a pretty popular haircut these days. Their is something about a messy fringe that screams youth and it looks great. With a pattern or line along the fade you can really make this haircut your own.
Low Fade Faux Hawk
Maybe this isn’t a hairstyle you will have seen much in the last few years. But the Faux Hawk is a timelessly classic hairstyles that will stand the test of time. The cool play on a mohawk is a style that thrives on the sunny sides of the world. This tamed look may be what your missing.
Modern High Pompadour
A look that has been adapted much over the year. Look at the height. Look a the smooth curves. This combover like hairdo is a great look for the tattooed, bearded man of the modern world. This hairstyle can make anyone look amazing accompanied with a nice pair of ray bans shades.
High Skin Fade w/ Spiker Quiff
A high skin fade is a great adaptation of the short back and sides. By styling the top with some spikes or a quiff or both you can bring some life into the haircut and make it your own.
Messy Short Back & Sides
Wax at the ready! The short back and sides is a cut that is very popular now. The messy top gives a very youthful and energetic take on this classic trim and could have your hair looking great. For any teenage heartthrobs this is probably for you, but adults. Don’t be discouraged. You could try this too.
Low Skin Fade And Part With Spiky Hair
Like I said already. The skin fade is in. A low skin fade with a part is a great addition for those of you that like to spike your hair with gel. With a haircut this shop how can you go wrong. Experiment with levels on your fade and find the perfect hairstyle for you.
Skin Fade, Number 2 on Top
The skin fade. If you must know this is what I get personally. A number 2 on the top, with the skin fade starting just below the crown. There’s nothing worse to me personally than getting a haircut and feeling like I still have a lot of hair. The number 2 on top is the perfect length for a short cut as it gives a clean short length but still keeps a thickness and fullness to the haircut. Add some classic artsy tattoos and the smouldering gaze and you have an amazing look.
David Beckham Pompadour Haircut
So David Beckham has had some amazing haircuts over the years. But this take on a messy pompadour might just take the cake. If there was ever a haircut that looks so crisp yet so call it would have to change its name to smart casual. This look could take you into a 5 star hotel then back home for the school run.
Two Strand Twists Haircut
Twists are a style of braids or dreads that have been booming since the 90’s. This looks goes best with afro like hair and can grow into some amazing styles after you partake in the initial twisting. This look is pretty amazing and I’m sure you’ve seen it around recently and probably will do for many years to come.
Side Parting Fringe
This medium length trim is a great way to keep it stylish yet preppy. This smart trim will have you looking like a medieval prince. Ok maybe not, but it screams classy business man. The side parting gives a fringe like effect and does well to frame the face.
Short Back & Sides With Blonde Quiff Highlights
The blonde highlight on black hair always looks great. The contrast of colours gives a really edgy look. With a nice short back and sides keeping the hair around your face non existent this haircut really brings out your features. While catching attention with the bleach blonde top.
Buzzcut With Parting
The buzzcut never gets old. There is something amazing about when someone cuts there hair number 2 all over for the first time. By adding a parting it brings a new depth to the oh so classic look and looks great with a chinstrap beard.
Taper Fade Pompadour with beard
Once again the Pompadour makes an appearance on our list. The is a bit more of a tamed pompadour compared to the first but still very cool and stylish. The pompadour is an amazing hairstyle for bearded man probably one of the best. Accompanied with a taper fade makes this hairstyle even better.
Turquoise Number 2
Parisian model Gregory Robert (Gogo Lupin) always sports a pink coloured trim. But this shows him switching it up with a turquoise dye. It’s always a refreshing change to go for a exciting colour and you could do this too. With one level all over make your hair a statement piece.
Pink Number 2
This is the pink number 2. Like the turquoise number 2 this look is vibrant and exciting. Coloured hair is perfect for the summer. Festival season calls for such a hairstyle and there is something manly about a guy in pink or with pink on his head.
Buzzcut Bleach Blonde Haircut
The bleach blonde look will never get old. This bleach blonde buzzcut once again looks great in contrast with the black. If you can pull of the look it is very edgy and will tale your buzz cut to the next level.
Long Hair With High Ponytail & Braid
The high pony tail with the braids makes for the hairstyle of knights. Let your braids blow in the wind with this look and looks luxurious. Though long hair can be hard to maintain, tying it up out of your face is always necessary so why not do it with style.
Grey Hair with Fade
Dying your hair grey is one of the newer trends of the past 2 years. This cool colour will have everyone looking like a silver fox without the added years or stress. This look is a different side of the spectrum to coloured hair but styled with a skin fade adds a sharp and clean look. The colour choice makes an edgy pick.
When your dreads start growing in full form, your probably going to start asking yourself the question… What else can I do with this. The dreaded hightop is one of our favourite looks. This short back and sides is a head nod to the 90’s street style and still looks amazing.
The classic taper haircut is the perfect men’s hairstyle with just the right balance between sophistication and versatility. The men’s tapered haircut is a stylish, well-rounded style that will look great at the office or beach.
Grey Layered Undercut
For something a bit different, a layered undercut is what you’ll want. This version of the cut is perfect for those who want to add fullness and depth to their hair from a visual perspective.
Boxcut Skin Fade
The box cut or box fade, the high top fade is a sharp and structured style perfect. The sides and back of the hair are faded high, low or skin/bald. With a sharp line up making this perfect for those of you with afro hair that want to look sharp and clean in the office and in the party.
Number 1 Buzzcut
This is one step up from a bald cut literally. Your barber will use a #1 guard all over to achieve this look. When he’s done, your head will feel a bit like sandpaper. But it will look great and will make you look a bit gritty.
Brad Pitt with High Undercut
Brad Pitt sports a lot of looks in his movies. But this is one of his most memorable. If the army could make everyone looks as suave as possible the they would all have to get undercuts. This look can always be varied with a bit of wax to spruce up your day and get this same wind rushed sort of appearance. Like you were in the trenches…
Dreadlocks With Undercut
An undercut can work with a variety of hairstyles, even dreadlocks. So, if you prefer to keep your wild hair tamed with dreads, don’t be afraid to add an undercut to your look.
For something a bit different, a layered undercut is what you’ll want. This version of the cut is perfect for those who want to add fullness and depth to their hair from a visual perspective. By adding layers, you’ll visually amplify your locks.
Textured crop haircut
The crop has been a haircut that’s been bouncing around now for over a year, but was much more popular amongst barbers than the general public. The important part about the crop is getting textured added through, especially for those with thick, straight hair.
A pronounced swoop and a tousled head of hair make this hairstyle stand out from the rest. The curls take center stage, flowing downward to give this style a sense of motion.
Messy Curly Quiff
Looking for a hairstyle that doesn’t follow the beaten path? Check out this combination: a short quiff in the front and messy hair in the back. A great casual look for having fun.
Tying all your hair up into a man bun is an easy and fashionable way of taming curly hair. We especially like this combo because the curly hair gives the hairstyle a unique texture and appearance.
Curly Top Drop Fade
This style combines tousled hair with a chiseled fade, and it’s a hairstyle that’s sure to make a lasting impression. The drop fade works especially well to accentuate the curly nature of the hair while the sides stay nice and neat. It’s a messy, informal style that’s still fashionable.
Curly Skin Fade
Even more dramatic than the drop fade, this skin fade variation leaves the hair on top and all but eliminates the hair on the back and sides. If you want to emphasize your curls and nothing else, check this out.
Long Messy Curls
In this hairstyle, there’s nothing but curls. The hair is grown out long and styled to create this vibrant style.
Fringe Caesar Cut
The Caesar cut is a hairstyle with short, horizontally straight cut bangs. The hair is layered to around 2–5 cm (1-2 inches) all over. It is named after Julius Caesar, whose images frequently depict him wearing his hair in such a manner.
Messy Crew Cut
A crew cut is a type of haircut in which the upright hair on the top of the head is cut relatively short, graduated in length from the longest hair that forms a short pomp. This messy short pompadour is trendy and brings a new take on classic haircut.
High Top Afro with Pattern
The high top afro is a great look. The pattern on the side leaves space for individuality as you can switch it up. But if you trim your beard and get a good line up this look can change the game for you.
High Skin Fade With Dreads & Bun
This dreaded look is great. The high skin fade accompanied by the dreaded bun gives this look a new level. Though you may have to get your hair cut like once every two weeks but it will be so worth it.
Light Pink Dreads
Coloured dreads and braids are in. We have said it before. Mixing light pink hair with dreads is just a good idea.
Skin Undercut Caesar Cut
The caesar cut will keep evolving. While it gained popularity during the 90s, it’s since fallen out and been replaced by more retro-chic styles like the disconnected undercut.
Layered Brushed Back
The brush back gives great volume to any hair type. Sometimes all you need is some amazing styling and a nice layered trim is all you need to get your hair looking lively and smooth.
Hard Part Pompadour with Mid Bald Fade
A hard part or line adds something extra to any haircut. This fresh mid bald fade cut comes out perfect next to a hot pompadour on top.
Low Fade with Thick Long Hair Quiff
The quiff has been trending higher as of late, and it’s easy to see why. The trendy hairstyle works for every hair type, from straight to curly, and looks great when styled up and natural.
Skin Fade With Solid Fringe
Medium Length Men’s Taper Fade
This is an awesome taper fade haircut with some great medium length flow on top. You will need to use a blow dryer to get that flow and movement.
Curly Flat Top Haircut
Curly high top fade with this 90’s throwback haircut.
Medium Length Textured Haircut
Braids will always be cool, and having a try at dying your braids Ombre could be the spice you need in your life.
Back Crown Braids
Crown Braids don’t just get done at the front. Crown braids are a great way to mix it up with the way you braid your hair.
Natural Medium Twists
Long Vertical Cornrows with Beard
This classy gentleman’s cut is a sure hit for those that need to look well put together and wants something beyond a short spiky cut. Just enough length is left to do a nicely structured comb over.
This shaggy razor cut is good for guys with round faces or prominent foreheads. A razor comb can be used for touch ups and highlights or lowlights can add interest around the face framing layers.
Wavy Texture Fade
The wavy texture of this cut is tricky to get yourself so make sure to leave this to a professional stylist. This cut is customized to fade accordingly depending if you have facial hair or not.
High & Tight Men’s Style
The high & tight works well on most face shapes and look good no matter if you are wearing a suit or relaxing in a tracksuit and tee shirt on the weekend.
The Marcel Fade
We call this a Marcel fade because the curl pattern and style are similar to the highly popular Marcel curls of the 1920s-30s.
Wavy Pomp & Fade
For guys with naturally curly or wavy hair, this is a retro style that is stylish, handsome, and it goes well with facial hair.
Slick & Part
This style presents a very prominent part to anyone looking at you. For those that work in the public arena a lot, this is a fashionable look that can be worn slicked over as you see here or simply combed over.
Texture Surfer Cut
Surfer style is hot, but unless you have hair that is naturally full of highlights, you might need some help from a good colorist to get this look.
This haircut flaunts the natural volume of your hair while it offers additional layers of faux volume to amp up your look. Try it with a clean-cut face or with nicely cut side temples to further exaggerate the top volume.
Odell Beckham Jr Haircut
Zayn Malik Bleach Blonde Haircut
Man Bun with Beard
Wiz Khalifa Haircut
ASAP Rocky Braids Haircut
David Beckham Spiker Crew Cut
Long Shaved Sides Haircut
Platinum Silver/White Haircut
Platinum white/silver hair looks great when styled properly. This look screams mystery and it may be the something new you need.
Zig Zag Braid Parting
Early Dreads with Fade
Skin Fade Top Knot
Lucky Blue Smith Mullet
Top Knot Undercut w/ Fringe
Mohawk w/ Line
Modern Faux Hawk with Low Burst Fade
Classic Messy Long Hair with Thick Beard
Slicked Back Undercut with Streaked Highlight
Long Surf Haircut
Natural Medium Haircut
Textured Crew Cut
Justin Timberlake Haircut
Justin Timberlake Buzzcut
Curly Crew Cut
The Weekend (Style) Dreads
David Beckham Textured Haircut with Neckbeard
101 Modern Hairstyles For Men
So this list of 101 hairstyles is bound to give you a haircut that you can run with for the rest of 2018. This list is home to some of the greatest haircuts of recent years and you should definitely consider one for yourself. Be experimental with your haircut and try something new. Our top 5 modern hairstyles from the list are:
- Crew Cut
- Box Cut Fade
- Skin Undercut Caesar Cut
- Buzzcut Bleach Blonde Haircut
- ASAP Rocky Braids
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