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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This hairstyle has nearly everything — fades, curves, angles, highlights, and facial hair. It’s the angular neckline designs that really catch the eye, though.
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.
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.
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.
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!
And as I mentioned slit shaves are the heart of design and that here is no different but the way it is done is surely different, or unique shall I say. The top is front fringed with brush up, followed by undercut yet taper faded on the sides for a dapper approach to the casual style.
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 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.
The undercut is what this hairstyle is based on with sides being shaved in a very diamond-ish pattern. The top is side swept with layers but the volume isn’t gone. The thick and dense texture makes this one what it is. The temple fade encourages the beard fade and that clean look.
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.
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.
The undercut can be done in so many ways and this one uses a side part to use for the part and a thin part to come to the rescue. The mid fade is done by shaving off another slit in the shape of a strip but a tad fancy. The temple fade makes it easier for the beard to blend easily.
Afro hair does wonders and this is not an exception. The sides are taper faded very neatly with a small slit shave at the side part just to make it look all fancy and classy at the same time. The lineup is also faded with a dense top with a straight hairline makes it look so cool.
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.
Brush up with that rough blonde color is very boogie with that side part but not being the side part also looks like a hard part. The sides being tapered and shaved slit is what makes this one very cool especially the pattern on the sides gives the life in it.
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.
Can we all take a bow at this very trendy yet tossed fringed hairstyle with neckline taper. The taper down there is pretty fancy as it is only done in the right half which adds so much flavor to it. The top is tossed and brushed up in all directions for the fun.
Who thought slit shaves can be this interesting and unique, the beard is very well involved in doing the balancing of the outlook. The top is front fringed with brush up whilst the sides are taper slit shaved with a stripe pattern. The beard has the same density and design to match the top.
The puffed slicked back has its own puff that makes this one very full of life plus the neckline is shaved in a diagonal slit. The side slit is what makes this a designer one with the back being slightly tapered before being faded. The sides use shaved slit as a tapering plane to divide.
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.