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20 Edgy Men’s Haircuts You Need To Know

Bad boy look you might be looking for.


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The once “rockstar exclusive” is now an all-time high, and it is an amazing way to give your hair that bad boy look you might be looking for.

What defines edgy men’s haircuts are their experimental tendencies, being tussles, undercuts, mohawks, bright colors or even bleaching, you name it. As long as it is innovative, the sky is the limit.

Among the advantages of choosing the edgy style, is the fact that it has enough shapes to go nicely with any face type. Either square, round or oval, you can easily get a fresh edgy men’s haircut after a 5-minute talk with your hair stylist.

We prepared an especial selection of edgy men’s haircuts examples that you can use as inspiration for your own exclusive cut. Check it out.

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Medium Shaggy

The secret here is to keep it messy! Anyone can pull this one off as long as you have a strong jawline, people with a rounder face may need to grow some facial hair first, otherwise you might end up looking like a balloon.

Known as the rockstar’s favorite, the shaggy and messy combination is not only super easy to maintain, but it also makes you look way cooler instantly.

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Faux Hawk

The Faux Hawk has been around for a long time, but recently gained a lot of space because of its wild and funky style. Recommended especially for those with round faces, the faux gives your head more shape and definition, contrasting with the roundness of your head, helping to avoid the “baby face” stigma.

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Side Swept Undercut

This style is yet another long, side-swept mop. However, it’s cut ultra-short on the sides for an undercut-like flare, and also features unusually long and thick facial hair.

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Wavy Textured Fringe

Need something especially edgy? Why not try a faux-hawk, combining a textured fringe on top with some wild hairline designs on the side.

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High Volume Top with Widow's Peak

It definitely isn’t the look for everyone, but a high-volume, blowout-like style like this one is sure to stand out. It’s also not too wild, so it still works for serious, day-to-day life.

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Tough Long Top with Moustache

Here’s another hairstyle with that edgy, hipster-ish feel. It’s a medium-length, side-swept haircut with short sides and some old-fashioned facial hair.

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Top Knot

This edgy look has a few components: a close shave on the sides, long hair on top, and a bun at the back. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also some facial hair thrown in!

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Side Swept

Long, side-swept haircuts are an excellent choice if you want something that’s edgy, but not necessarily weird. Done right, this can be an extremely attractive style.

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Undercut Winged Mid-Part

Here’s a really unique style: take the solid base that is an undercut, and add a partition down the middle. This old-fashioned look works great for an edgy, hipsterish feel when combined with facial hair.

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Dashing Strands with High Volume

Powerful undercuts are nothing out of the ordinary nowadays. With that said, this high-contrast undercut is coupled with an angular part, strands at the front, and plenty of tattoos. Edgy? Yes.

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Men Ponytail

Only for people with blessed genes. If you have a healthy thick hair, a simple low pony will work in your look as a cool accessory. It’s easy to do, low maintenance, and looks really good.

Before choosing a haircut, we recommend you to always ask your hairdresser for his opinion since he probably knows what will suit better your face shape and hair type.

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Push that Classy Hair Back with Faded Side

If regular undercuts are too boring for you, then you can always kick them up a notch by shaving the sides extra short. Just add a beard for this ultra-masculine, modern look.

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Dyed Bangs with Hard Undercut

Crop hairstyles are already perceived as edgy, but if you add a short fade at the sides and some colorful highlights, this is what you get. There’s no doubt you’ll stand out with this look!

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Disconnected undercut

Starting with the most overly present style in the world, every men and boy out there seems to be getting one, from Hollywood’s finest Jude Law, to worldwide known football star David Beckham. The undercut is perfect for those who have square shaped faces, contrasting greatly with strong jawlines, making them look sharper and stronger.

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Justin Bieber's Side Swept Dyed Fringe

Here’s Justin Bieber’s take on the long, side-swept haircut. To make it just that extra bit edgier, he’s also dyed his hair a light blonde.

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Modern Quiff Hairstyle

A quiff is nothing too special on its own. But introduce plenty of waviness and texture on top, and you end up with a somewhat edgy, but still restrained look.

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Hard Part Pompadour

This pompadour has plenty of volume and not one, but two hard parts for an edgy twist. Add sunglasses, a piercing, and some facial hair, and the resulting look feels very modern.

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Don't Bring Me Home to Mama

This is a very bold style that will definitely allow you to make a statement wherever you go. This look challenges the rules of the Mushroom Cut with sharp edges but maintains the form, and that paired with shaved sides gives the desired peak to compliment the style.

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Textured Angular Fringe

A simple fringe like this would be pretty common, if not for all the texture that’s been added. This angular, messy look definitely feels like an edgy haircut.

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Psychobilly Mohawk

A mohawk, any way you cut it, is an extremely edgy ‘do — but have you seen the psychobilly mohawk? Let’s just say it will make your jaws drop.

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The dishevelled look is a mix of a more classic look with a contemporaneous touch, styling it to the sides using some matte will give you a perfect edgy look. Well-worn by all ages and hair types, this cut looks great on most face shapes, it is recommended for rounder faces to avoid leaving too much width on the sides.

Practical, stylish and easy to maintain, definitely among the best edgy has to offer.