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:
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Can afro hair ever be styled enough? This is pure class and just look at the cleaner approach. The top is all messy and tossed with a rough texture while the sides are “Z” shaved with shadow taper which is done for the slit shave. Everything after that is shaved for a very clean look including the beard.
Triple Hardline Design and Highly Styled Top
And whenever we talk about designs there have to be slit shaves. This one just takes it to another level, three equal shave lines make it very prominent with the top being side-swept yet layered slightly makes it so much fun. Just look at it, so cool!
Sunset Hardline Design
Everyone loves a cheeky sunrise and this hairstyle is no different. that being sides, this sunrise is due to taper and slit shaving altogether. The detail needs a lot of attention especially near the neckline with that strand tapering. That being said, the top is partially cowlick with a layered pompadour.
Slit Hair with Slit Beard
Slit shave is the key but here it is not limited to only sides, the beard is in the game as well as it completely balances the haircut. The top is pushed back with a mid taper and the slit shave acts as a part and we can see the same in the beard. Detailed and balanced are two words to describe this style.
Spaceship Hardline Design
Zig Zag Hardline Design and Pompadour
All we are doing is we are observing different patterns of shaved line and this happens to be a very thin one. The thunder pattern makes it very unique and if you look closely the whole outlook is very angular. The shave line with the line up is very angular including the top that is brushed up which is slightly pompadoured.
Temple Shaved Undercut
How neat can a hairstyle possibly be? Well, this is an example then, the sides and back are faded for a very clean look with the temple being faded makes it easy to blend in with beard. The slit shave if you notice aligns with the top knot. The shave however has a unique design and the top knot makes it ten times better.
Hardline Design and Brush-Up
Two words: Balance and density. How these two can do great if done properly. The sides are slit shaved with the top being brushed up along with slightly longer strands that are swayed to the side to keep the volume under control.
Side Comb and Hardline Design
High Volumed Top with Temple Fade
Chain Hardline Design
Chained on the looks and the fade all over is just too good to be true. Moreover, the reverse taper fade is something we don’t see that often. The top is however very low-key and clipped equally all around. The chain shaved pattern is unique and can only be rocked with panache.
The golden shiny dye all around makes this one a very special one, moreover, the neckline shave is something we haven’t seen for a while but this one gets better with a tattoo on it.
Greek Style Design
Curled afro hair has its own charm and this one speaks so loud about it. The top is short yet dense while the sides. The symmetrical pattern with this shave and slit makes it all look trendy and cool. The cleaner look on the back and sides is what we all look up to.
Undercut Meets Fade
Juxtaposing Lines and Textured Crop
This one is a neat one plus it is very rugged at the same time. The top is pocky stranded with brush up texture and the sides are taper faded but the fade is dropped and no way we don’t notice that tiger claw slit that goes from beard all the way back. Too good to be true kinda look it is.