If you’ve been keeping up with men’s hairstyle trends over the past few years, you’re familiar with styles like the undercut, the pompadour, and the side part. These styles are all throwbacks to the retro era of the fifties, where every gent’s head was covered with a generous dosage of pomade.

Vintage-inspired styles like these also take the hair out of the face and in a more vertical direction. This is especially true for styles like the pompadour and the quiff. None of these styles feature a fringe, or bangs.

That might not be obvious at first, but the absence of a fringe has characterized trendy men’s hairstyles for the past couple of years.

As we’ve been watching the latest trends to see where 2016 will take men’s hair, we’ve been seeing the fringe making a comeback. More styles are including this essential component of men’s hair, and we’re expecting to see it dominate men’s hairstyle trends in 2017.

There are several great styles that feature the fringe, and today, we’re bringing you the angular fringe haircut. Read on to find out more about this style and learn how to get it.

What is the angular fringe haircut?

The angular fringe haircut is a style in which the sides are kept somewhat short and the top is left relatively long. This “short on the sides, long on top” concept is the same one that styles like the undercut and pompadour are based on.

The important difference is that the fringe is left hanging over the forehead. It’s also cut at an angle to give a unique texture. The result is a fringe that’s cut at angles, hence the name.

The angular fringe haircut is ideal for guys with round faces, since the angular fringe can add some length to the face.

What do I need for the angular fringe haircut?

This is a medium-length style, so roughly 2 to 4 inches is recommended. You’ll want the bottom of your fringe to rest right above your eyebrows so it doesn’t get in the way of your vision.

If you’ve had an undercut or similar style before where it’s short on the sides and long on top, you can use those measurements for the angular fringe haircut.

How to Get the Angular Fringe Haircut

First, decide how long you want the sides and top to be. You can go as short as a #1 for the sides or even request a skin fade. A #4 is a fairly medium clipper setting that leaves about a half inch of hair. You can go up or down from this setting as you wish.

Now for the fringe. Ask your barber to cut your bangs at an angle so that they’re not even across the bottom. Different lengths is the key here. It’s also important to bring in pictures since the angular fringe haircut has several different variations.

You can even ask your barber to cut the ends with a razor for a choppy texture. The result should be a messy, angular fringe with lots of texture and visual interest.

Still hesitating? Check the photos below:
Ed Westwick’s Angular fringe
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Ed Westwick's Angular Fringe

Textured Angular Fringe
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Textured Angular Fringe

Angled Fringe with Long Top
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Angled Fringe with Long Top

Heavy Angular Fringe and Tapered Undercut
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Heavy Angular Fringe and Tapered Undercut

Textured Fringe with Skin Fade
@barber_djirlauw
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Textured Skin Fade

French Crop
@braidbarbers
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Pocky Strands All Over the Top

Disconnected Angular Fringe
@juliuscaesar
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Thin Hair Undercut Fade

Angular Fade with Double Disconnected Bald Fade
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Angular Fade with Double Disconnected Bald Fade

Brush Up with Fringe with Taper with Good Looks
@markthebarber
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Brush Up with Fringe with Taper with Good Looks

Side Part with Flowy Fringe
@alan_beak
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Side Part with Flowy Fringe

Crooked Angular Fringe with Shaved Sides
@hugolartiste
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Crooked Angular Fringe with Shaved Sides

Edgy Angular Spikes
@braidbarbers
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Edgy Angular Spikes

Side Swept Undercut + Faux Hawk + Angular Fringe
Side Swept Undercut + Faux Hawk + Angular Fringe, by @barberdeano
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Temple Faded Side Swept Top

Sharp Fringe with Irregular Top
@ virgiltb
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Sharp Fringe with Irregular Top

Angled Curly Fringe with High Volume Crop
@joshlamonaca
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High Volume Crop with Elephant Trunk

Stranded Angular Fringe
@hugolartiste
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Stranded Angular Fringe

Chipped Fringe
@alan_beak
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Chipped Fringe

Thorny Pocky Fringe
@cutsbycameron
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Thorny Pocky Fringe

Irregular Top with Mini Part
@liamjtwist
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Irregular Top with Mini Part

That Sharp Pointed Fringe
@iisakkinummi
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That Sharp Pointed Fringe

Angular Fringe
by @travisanthonyhair
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Simple Taper Fade

Textured Angular Fringe
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Textured Fringe

Undercut Taper Fade with Irregular Texture
@joshlamonaca
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Undercut Taper Fade with Irregular Texture

French Crop with Taper Fade
@franchobarber
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French Crop with Taper Fade

Mid Part with Angular Strand
@glassboxbarbershop
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Mid Part with Angular Strand

Forward Combed French Crop
@joshlamonaca
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Forward Combed French Crop

angular fringe
@kieronthebarber
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Undercut Wavy Texture

Heavy Angular Fringe
Credits: Braid Barbers
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Heavy Fringe Texture

Angular Fringe Neat
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Neat Fringe

Undercut Disconnected With Fringe
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Disconnected Undercut with Fringe

Curly Angular Fringe Style
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Curly Angular Fringe

Side Swept Fringe Angular Style
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Side Swept Fringe Angular Style

Angular Fringe Side Swept Style
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Angular Fringe Comb Over

High Volume thick hair for young men – hairstyle
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Long Fringe Side Swept

Side Swept Fringe asymmetrical one
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Side Swept Fringe

Knife Sharp Angular Fringe
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Knife Sharp Angular Fringe

Uneven Fringe
@liamjtwist
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Uneven Designer Fringe

French Crop with Angular Fringe
@lewy_chewy
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French Crop with Angular Fringe

Softly Angle Fringe and Low Fade
@liamjtwist
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Softly Angle Fringe and Low Fade