There are already hundreds of different haircuts out there, but you can make all of them just a bit more unique by adding a simple haircut design to the sides or back. In fact, there are so many options for hairstyle combinations that it can be hard to choose. That’s why we’ve collected 17 of our favorite haircut designs for men in this handy album:

Fohawk with Disconnected Undercut Design
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Foux Hawk with Disconnected Undercut Design

This fohawk is finished off with a plain ol’ high fade on the sides. It’s the four claw-shaped incisions that make this haircut design truly stand out!

Disconnected Design with Dyed Fohawk
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Disconnected Design with Dyed Fohawk

Here’s another fohawk, where you can see just how much difference the haircut design makes. In this case, the dropped disconnect with two scratches across it gives a fierce, manly look.

Neckline Design with Messy Top
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Neckline Design with Messy Top

This time it’s a totally different hairstyle — a very messy quiff — accompanied by a similar funkiness in the cut design. These crazy disconnects will definitely get heads turning.

Disconnected Undercut
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Lined Haircut Pattern

You can continue your haircut designs into the facial hair, like in this style. Connecting top to bottom, this lined pattern is simple but effective.

Faded Mohawk + Hair Design + V-Shape
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Faded Mohawk + Hair Design + V-Shape

By no means do you need to use symmetrical haircut designs. For this particular look, there’s a lined pattern rotating around both sides of the neck — but you can see it’s a lot more prominent on the right side.

Faded Mohawk + Hair Design + V-Shape, by @shrunknheads / Instagram
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Sprayed Highlights with Shaved Lines

Depending on the effect you’re looking for, you can create some really wild styles with these unique haircut designs. Here, angular cuts into the short side hair complement the colored flicks on top.

High and Tight Drop Skin Fade + Hair Design
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High and Tight Drop Skin Fade + Hair Design

If you’re feeling funky, this is a haircut design for you. The short top hair guarantees a low maintenance look on the day-to-day basis, but the intricate side design adds plenty of flare.

High and Tight Drop Skin Fade + Hair Design, by @javi_thebarber_ / Instagram
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Fohawk with Disconnected Skin-Close Sides

You can also use these haircut designs to split your style in half — like here. The long top is styled into a very faux fohawk, and the skin-close sides are clearly delineated by a wild and curvy disconnect.

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Abstract Bolt Haircut Design

These haircut designs are limited by only one thing: your creativity. This style is a simple, gelled-back undercut, that’s levelled up with this unique bolt pattern on the side.

Disconnected Pompadour with Hair Design
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Disconnected Pompadour with Hair Design

Who said one disconnect was enough? This disconnected pompadour takes the “more is better” approach to haircut designs, with doubled disconnects on the fading sides.

Skin Fade Pompadour + Hair Design
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Skin Fade Pompadour + Hair Design

This simple, two-line haircut design adds a youthful flair to an otherwise average undercut. And of course, if you’ve got facial hair, why not trim a design into that too?

Skin Fade Pompadour + Hair Design, by @javi_thebarber_ / Instagram
Shadowed Low Fade
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Shadowed Low Fade

The fade is one of the most common haircut motifs. Short fades and long fades, high fades and low fades, straight fades and textured fades: you have plenty of options.

Pompadour with Loose Strand
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Pompadour with Loose Strand

The two big haircut designs in this style are the pompadour and the disconnect. It’s not a particularly common combination, but that’s what makes it so eye-catching.

Reflected Neckline with Casual Strands
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Reflected Neckline with Casual Strands

Here’s a cool idea for a hairline design: trim a reflecting pattern, like this. In the main body of hair, trim away your chosen shapes. Then, below the eventual hairline, leave the hair untrimmed in a reflection of those shapes.

Quiffy Layers with Slitted Temple
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Quiffy Layers with Slitted Temple

Many hairline and neckline designs focus on horizontal shapes and lines. This particular style uses three vertical (and near-vertical) lines for a cool, angular look.

Wavy Texture Top with Shaved Dominoes
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Wavy Texture Top with Shaved Dominoes

You might not have seen this kind of domino pattern before, but your barber will love you for its simplicity. Just trim alternating patches with longer and shorter sizes, and you’re done!

Side Brushed Front
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Side Brushed Front

There are a fair few textured and layered looks out there, but few are as precise as this one. The two ribbons going from back to front on top offer up a super unique, multi-dimensional look.

Designer Fade Plus Dyed Highlights
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Designer Fade Plus Dyed Highlights

This hairstyle has nearly everything — fades, curves, angles, highlights, and facial hair. It’s the angular neckline designs that really catch the eye, though.

Casual Hand Brush Up
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Casual Hand Brush Up

A simple brush up like this is an excellent low-maintenance choice for any guy. It’ll work no matter your face shape, and looks plenty different from the ultra-popular undercut.

Devil’sCut
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Devil's Cut

Now, this is a pretty different hairline design, even by the craziest hairline standards. It’s a line-up at the front, a fade at the sides, and a little cut trimmed in from the center backward.

Open Quiff with Temple Hairline
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Open Quiff with Temple Hairline

Don’t focus too much on the extra voluminous top hair in this cut; instead, shift your attention to the horizontal temple design, which contrasts the light, pale skin with midnight black hair.

Designer Mid faded Undercut
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Designer Mid faded Undercut

Most haircuts are faded at the sides, so an easy way to spice up any look is by going straight from short hair to a close shave, like this. It’s the sawtooth design here that draws further attention to that change.

Frizzled Top with Shaved Temple
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Frizzled Top with Shaved Temple

Here’s another temple design, but unlike others, it’s slightly more restrained in nature. A simple horizontal border creates plenty of whitespace in front of the ear, without overcomplicating things.

Hardline Design with Curly Faux Hawk
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Hardline Design with Curly Faux Hawk
Hardline Design and Highly Styled Top
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Triple Hardline Design and Highly Styled Top
Zig Zag Hardline Design and Pompadour
Hardline Design and Styled Brush Up
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Styled Brush Up
Sunset Hardline Design
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Sunset Hardline Design
Slit Hair with Slit Beard
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Slit Hair with Slit Beard
Spaceship Hardline Design
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Spaceship Hardline Design
Zig Zag Hardline Design and Pompadour
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Zig Zag Hardline Design and Pompadour
Temple Shaved Undercut
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Temple Shaved Undercut
Hardline Design and Brush-Up
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Hardline Design and Brush-Up
Side Comb and Hardline Design
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Side Comb and Hardline Design
High Volumed Top with Temple Fade
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High Volumed Top with Temple Fade
Chain Hardline Design
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Chain Hardline Design
Maze Hardline Design
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Maze Hardline Design
Wavy Line Design
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Wavy Line Design
Tattoo Lines
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Tattoo Lines
Greek Style Design
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Greek Style Design
Neckline Design and Soft Spikes
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Neckline Design and Soft Spikes
Hardcore Hardlines
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Hardcore Hardlines
Ombre Shadow Fade and Pomp
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Ombre Shadow Fade and Pomp
Undercut Meets Fade
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Undercut Meets Fade
Juxtaposing Lines and Textured Crop
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Juxtaposing Lines and Textured Crop
Balanced Lines on Short Crop
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Balanced Lines on Short Crop