There are more men’s hairstyles than you can count, yet some of the best are styles that have been around forever. Even though the years have gone by, there are certain men’s styles that will always be associated with refined gentlemen.

These are classic gentlemen hairstyles that have remained stylish over the years. There’s something here for everyone, no matter your face shape or hair type. We’ll go into detail on how to get them and style them.

1Side Part

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The side part is one of the simplest but most effective gentlemen hairstyles for men. It’s one of the old standbys that goes well with any wardrobe and fits any occasion.

You’ll want 2 to 4 inches on top of the head so you can have enough hair to comb over for the part. The sides should be clipped. The clipper setting is up to you, but #3 through #6 is a good range. Be sure to ask for a taper (or fade) on the sides and back.

The secret of the side part is pomade. Get a good water-based pomade and apply it to towel-dried, damp hair. Comb your hair backward to a point on the back of your head, and comb the sides downward.

Read our guide to the side part haircut.

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