We have seen many men’s hairstyles come into the spotlight. From slicked back to long and flowing styles, nearly every sort of hairstyle has been trending this year. However, we think one category has been missing: spiky hairstyles.

These cuts are youthful and energetic. They’re great if you don’t have a professional job or other requirements, like a strict school dress code. If you’re looking for a fun, carefree style with a bit of an attitude, then spiky hairstyles may be your new favorite. They work with most hair types since they mostly rely on hair products.

The best part about most of these spiky hairstyles is their flexibility. You can wear them either in their spiked “up” style or leave it unstyled and wear it “down.” That said, these spiky hairstyles will take some intense styling, so be prepared to spend some quality time in front of the bathroom mirror.

Without further ado, here are our top spiky hairstyles for 2017:

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Spiky Fringe

The spiky fringe style creates a windblown look thanks to the help of a high-quality hair product. The result is a slightly messy appearance that places emphasis on the hair on top.

Since this style makes your bangs the focal point of your haircut, so it’s ideal if you have a square or oblong face shape. If you have defined facial features, such as a strong cheekbones or a prominent jawline, this is also a good style for you.

You’ll need some sort of hair product for this style; mousse, gel, and wax all work well. To start with, you’ll want shorter hair with length in the front. To achieve this, ask your barber or stylist to trim the back and sides while leaving length on top and on your bangs. 1 to 3 inches on top is best for this style, with the bangs having the longest length. This cut also looks great with a fade.

Once you have the right cut, it’s time to style. Start with towel-dried and slightly damp hair. Start with a small amount of product, about the size of a penny, and work it into your bangs thoroughly. You can use a comb or brush to help you style, and once you’ve gotten a style you like, you can blow dry it into place.

The key to most spiky hairstyles, including this one, is experimentation. It will take some time to figure out exactly what style you like and how to get it. There’s no substitution for devoting some time to styling and playing around with different amounts of product and different ways of styling.

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