For many men, thick hair is a double-edged sword. There’s a lot of hairstyle possibilities with thick hair, but it can also be unruly and hard to tame.

And for guys who want extra volume, it can be difficult to make thick hair work. Not every hairstyle is suitable for thick hair, but when you find the right style, your hair will be transformed.

Ranging from conservative to crazy, here are 20 of our favorite hairstyles for men with thick hair.
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Wavy Side Swept
@kieronthebarber

Wavy Side Swept

The hair is grown out long and swept to the side for a dramatic effect. The hair’s thickness gives the style a full-bodied appearance that’s impossible to miss.

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Longer Swept Quiff Hairstyle for Boy
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Blown Quiff

Thick hair is especially striking when styled into a quiff. This stylish take on the quiff creates a smooth arc of motion that draws the eye.

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Thick hair hairstyle for men
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Thick Top Style

In this style, the hair is packed on top of the head while the sides are clipped, creating a strong contrast. The thick poof of hair is fluffy and vibrant, and it’s a fun style you don’t often see.

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Thick swept back hair for men
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Swept Back Hairstyle

Instead of brushing the hair to the side, here it gets brushed backward. The sides are cut (not clipped) to create even more fullness in the hairstyle.

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Thick Longer Hair for Men
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Brush Up Hairstyle

This is a brush-up hairstyle with some serious length. The thick hair is held in place with a high-quality product to maximize volume and presence.

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Tousled N’ Roll
@benwardscissorhands

Tousled N' Roll

With this hairstyle, the hair gets tousled into all kinds of curls and waves and gives a soft impression, leave your hair breathe without too much product for this one as it gives it an “I woke up like this” feeling.

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Creative brush up for elegant man
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Angular Brush Up Hairstyle

Here’s the classic brush up style with a twist. The hair is brushed upward and forward to create a sharp edge that’s undeniably stylish.

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Curly Hair Medium Long for men
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Voluminous Curly Style

Add some volume to your hair to get this look. The smooth texture of the thick hair shines through and breathes life into the style.

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High Volume Top and Short Hairstyle for Men
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Thick Quiff with Undercut

This style combines the quiff and the undercut to create a ton of visual appeal. The top is kept long with volume while the sides are clipped short.

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Wavy brush up hairstyle
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Wavy Brush Up Hairstyle

Thick hair becomes soft and smooth with this wavy style. The hair in front is brushed up into a makeshift side swept quiff and the rest of the hair is kept full for maximum effect.

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Long Curly Style
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Long Curly Style

This style keeps the hair long and extra curly. The thick hair creates bolder curls that allow for a variety of shapes and a lot of movement.

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Blonde Disconnected men hairstyle
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Disconnected Undercut

For a smart-looking, trendy style, look no further than this disconnected undercut. The thick hair on top is brushed into a strong quiff, creating a strong focal point that’s impossible to ignore.

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Liam Hemsworth Hairstyle
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Mild Quiff

Liam Hemsworth sports a short quiff that’s stylish yet conservative. With the quiff’s subtle styling and neat appearance, this hairstyle could fit right in at work or class.

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Orlando Bloom Quiff Hairstyle
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Slicked Back Quiff

Orlando Bloom opts for a rather short, slicked back quiff. The hair in the front is swept back and to the side a bit, making this a unique flavor of the classic quiff style.

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High Volume Undercut
@r.braid

High Volume Undercut

Prepare to brush your hair almost on the side to get this high volume undercut. With a dramatic swoop, the quiff on the side becomes the focal point of this exciting style.

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High Volume Quiff
@braidbarbers

High Volume Quiff

Thick-haired men with round faces and a fondness for extreme hairstyles, this one’s for you. With a large, fluffy quiff on top, this style is sure to stand out in a crowd.

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High Volume Brush Up
Credits: Ryan Cullen

Textured High Volume Undercut

Here’s a twist on the high volume undercut. The top of the hair is tousled and spiked to give the hairstyle more motion and variety.

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Wavy Brush Up with Taper_
@javi_thebarber_

Wavy Brush Up Hairstyle

For a hairstyle with a lot of presence, this brush up delivers. The fluffiness of the thick hair is utilized here for the “just rolled out of bed” look.

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High Volume and Thick Hair
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High Volume Brush Up Hairstyle

This brush up hairstyle variation takes the hair straight up. The resulting windblown look is expressive, dynamic, and fun.

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High Volume Top with Side Brush
@wishuwerehair

High Volume Top with Side Brush

For high volume haircuts, thick hair can be both a good thing and a bad thing. In this case, it’s definitely a good thing: with hair this thick, you can easily brush up a quiff that will stand proud on its own.

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vertical hairstyle high volume
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Vertical Hairstyle

This thick undercut is a classic guys’ look. Like all undercuts, it’ll work for anyone — no matter their face shape, hair color, or facial hair!

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Winged Blow Out with High Volume Pushed Back
@hugolartiste

Winged Blow Out with High Volume Pushed Back

This blowout hairstyle is another example of how thickness can be incredibly helpful in haircuts that have to “stand up”, as opposed to cuts that hang down. It’s cool, young, and refreshingly unique.

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Thick Undercut with Hard Part
@jose.crespo_

Thick Undercut with Hard Part

A thick undercut pairs wonderfully with heavy facial hair. Make this look as elegant or as scruffy as you like by choosing how often to trim the hairlines and how much time to spend combing!

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Dense Thick Haired Brush Up
@napolesbarbershop

Dense Thick Haired Brush Up

Crew cuts combine practicality with aesthetics. They’re an awesome choice for guys with thick hair thanks to just how manageable they are; longer haircuts can become unwieldy with thick hair.

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Taper Faded Undercut
@barbergreg

Taper Faded Undercut

Here’s another thick undercut with a few light styling motifs. For one, the sides are tapered. Secondly, some light curls at the front add another layer of texture.

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Calm Skin Fade on Sides with Messy Top
@ jediclippertricks

Calm Skin Fade on Sides with Messy Top

This curly French crop is another great choice for thick hair. Once again, the short length of the hair means the thickness is easy to handle.

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Partially Wavy Texture with High Volume
@kevinluchmun

Partially Wavy Texture with High Volume

A curly mop isn’t what most people think of when you say thick hair. This is definitely a cool look, but there is a lot of hair for you to take care of here!

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Crowded Thick Volume with Undercut Taper Fade
@fleetwoodthebarber

Crowded Thick Volume with Undercut Taper Fade

Check out yet another variation of the undercut. This style is ultra-long on top (by undercut standards), but has short sides and a mostly clean shave for a more reserved look.

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Messy Brushed back with Undercut
@jelle.vissers

Messy Brushed back with Undercut

If you’re looking for a more modern, free-spirited twist on the undercut, an easy way to do that is by messy-ing up the top hair. The result here is pretty cool, right?

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MarianoDi Vaio’s Statement Side-Brush Up
@marianodivaio

MarianoDi Vaio's Statement Side-Brush Up

Now this is thick hair! This sun-kissed brush-up hairstyle is incredibly simply to get and easy to maintain but creates an awesome masculine look.

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Blone Disconnected Side Swept
@electricbarbering

Disconnected Side Swept Blonde

This side-swept, disconnected undercut has a lot going for it. It balances a restrained, elegant look with plenty of youth (thanks to the curly top and light disconnect), giving you the best of both worlds.

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Dyed Undercut Pompadour
@josh_cuts91

Dyed Undercut Pompadour

Here’s a dyed pompadour which shows carefully-styled, super thick hair on top. The plus-side of thick hair with a cut like this is that it’ll definitely hold its shape!

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Finger Styled Pompadour with Taper Fade
@z_ramsey

Finger Styled Pompadour with Taper Fade

We’ve already seen plenty of styles like in this gallery, but it’s hard not to get excited about undercuts and pompadours when they work so well with thick hair.

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Wind Blown Medium Quiff
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Wind Blown Medium Quiff

This medium-length quiff retains its structure thanks to the thick hair, while short sides and a clean shave ensure a young, elegant look.

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Textured Spikes with Taper fade
@franchobarber

Textured Spikes with Taper fade

Some things just work: long on top, short on the sides. This thick, spiky undercut looks fantastic with light facial hair. Nose piercing: optional.

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High Volume Wavy Top and Taper
@seuelias

High Volume Wavy Top and Taper

This medium-length, heavily-textured pompadour is already a cool look. Facial hair, plus sideburn disconnects, add a unique flare.

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Low Fade and Pompadour
@lo__sceicco__

Low Fade and Pompadour

This trendy high-volume look will instantly earn you maximum fashion points. This is a style that you can really only pull off with thick hair since it’s so voluminous.

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Medium Fade and Brush Up Crest
@lo__sceicco__

Medium Fade and Brush Up Crest

Need something even more voluminous? Break out your styling product and try tackling this beast of a haircut. The hair is styled directly upward into an incredibly tall pompadour that will give some skyscrapers a run for their money.

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Diagonal Fade with High Volume
@peladesign_official

Diagonal Fade with High Volume

Thick hair can also benefit wavier styles. This dapper, classic-meets-contemporary style has a lot of motion to it, but the thickness of the hair helps to keep everything in its right place.

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Wavy High Volume Top with Low Fade
@olliefosterhair

Wavy High Volume Top with Low Fade

Tall quiffs and short sides have been trending for a while now, but this style takes that to the extreme. Featuring an unruly top and a dramatic low drop fade, this haircut isn’t for the faint of heart.

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Mountained Brush Up with Faded Temple
@rorrothebarber

Mountained Brush Up with Faded Temple

This messy, tousled cut is equal parts formal and casual. It’s like you took a businessman haircut and roughed it up a bit, resulting in a highly stylish look.

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Low Skin Taper and Brush Back
@lo__sceicco__

Low Skin Taper and Brush Back

Extremely neat and clean, this brushed back style sculpts the hair into tidy waves that are nicely contrasted by the even fade.

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Caesar Spin Off with Hardline
@elboribarber

Caesar Spin Off with Hardline

If you like line ups and defined lines in general, you’ll dig this striking Caesar-inspired look. The curved line along the check makes this style stand out in a crowd.

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United Brush Up with Thick Texture
@ bestofmenhair

United Brush Up with Thick Texture

For a look that’s truly versatile, consider this brush-up. You can wear this style in many ways; namely, you can easily make it more formal or casual depending on your needs.

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Rusty Thick Texture with Clean Sides
@lucas_kemper_hair

Rusty Thick Texture with Clean Sides

Here’s an adventurous, outgoing style that you won’t see every day. The hair on top is styled into distinct columns of waves, while the sides are skin faded for maximum contrast.

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Medium Fade and Uniform Brush Back
@elboribarber

Medium Fade and Uniform Brush Back

With every hair slicked into place, this super tidy brush back is the way to go if you want a retro look with contemporary flair.

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Side Brush Up
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Side Brush Up

Classy and professional, this swooping brush up is an excellent choice for the man who wants a smart, refined hairstyle.

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Spiky Brush Up and Hardline Design
@r.braid

Spiky Brush Up and Hardline Design

At the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s this extreme style that blends a brush-up and mohawk, finishing off with some designer hardlines.

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Sean William Scott’s Side-Swept Fringe
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Seann William Scott's Side-Swept Fringe

Another cut that can be both formal and casual, this lowkey side-swept fringe is great for all hair types but works especially well with thicker hair.

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Scissor Taper and Side Part
@rpb_nq

Scissor Taper and Side Part

With finger-combed waves and longer sides, this straightforward side part is a highly fashionable look that works in any situation.

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Pronounced Scissor Taper
@barberbarrass

Pronounced Scissor Taper

This is a very trendy style that features a messy quiff with longer sides. Thick hair will help to hold this style and place and give you the ideal amount of volume.

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Medium Crop and Beard
@rpb_nq

Medium Crop and Beard

If you’re after a classic, dapper style, this haircut will deliver. The pronounced wave in front is rather unique and works well with the slicked-back look.

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Messy Wavy Blowout
@barberbarrass

Messy Wavy Blowout

This wispy, high-volume style is an eye-catching haircut that takes the popular blowout look and amplifies it to new (and messier) levels.

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Flat Brush Up Ombre
@rpb_nq

Flat Brush Up Ombre

Retro-inspired, this two-toned brush up flat top is a combination of several classic cuts. The dyed top is optional, but it really makes the style stand out.

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Burst Fade and Heavily Textured Top
@ryancullenhair

Burst Fade and Heavily Textured Top

This longer tangled style explodes at the front of the head but is tamed by a stylish burst fade on the sides.

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Modern Wavy Mullet
@rpb_nq

Modern Wavy Mullet

Here’s a mullet with a (literal) twist. The mullet is well known by its description “business upfront, party in the back,” but with this variation, you’re adding a little party to the front.

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Perfect Low Fade and Faux-Hawk
@ryancullenhair

Perfect Low Fade and Faux-Hawk

A sharp, angular fade serves as the perfect companion to this wavy faux hawk. The beard work is especially attention-grabbing and helps to tie the entire look together.

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Natural Taper and Brush Up
@rpb_nq

Natural Taper and Brush Up

Simple and no-fuss, this neat brush up is a classic gentleman’s haircut that can effortlessly match almost any personal style.

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Wavy Scissor Crop
@rpb_nq

Wavy Scissor Crop

The French crop is the basis for many excellent haircuts, and this wavy crop is just one of them. Loosely styled into place, the hair is allowed to behave naturally, giving the style a ton of character.

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Thick Side Brush with Taper Fade
@sean_the_barber_

Thick Side Brush with Taper Fade

This low-maintenance hairstyle is short but doesn’t sacrifice movement––you can see the distinct waves near the front. A timeless taper rounds out this look.

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Slicked Back Arc with Faded Temple
@pjabreu

Slicked Back Arc with Faded Temple

Thick hair can be played in so many ways and this is one of them. The undercut is so on point that the sides look thicker yet look very clean, the top has a long slicked back texture which enhances the volume whilst looking all manageable.

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All-Over Brush Up
@barberbarrass

All-Over Brush Up

Who said thick hair is for the side part of slicked-back only. Here we are with another versatile look and that brush-up is definitely something. That brush up looks even better with the sides being tapered and faded. Pair it up with a thick beard and mustache, BOOM!

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Multi-Toned Highlights and Hardline Design
@ryancullenhair

Multi-Toned Highlights and Hardline Design

Thick hair with semi curled texture is one of the baddest with sides being so trendy it is hard to take the eyes off. The line up is shaved from the middle with that fade being so fine that it is as clean as it can get, that plus the line up makes it such a cool one.

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Thick-Textured Medium Top
@rumbarber

Thick-Textured Medium Top

Thick texture can be played really well based on how the sides are taken care of. Here, they are taper faded with a fine fade towards the temple which can also be categorized as a drop fade or a temple fade. The top is curly with a side-swept texture to make it look even more lively.

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Side Swept Undercut with Thick Texture
@shrunknheads

Side Swept Undercut with Thick Texture

The return of a classic side sweep with that thin hair part is what it all is about. The fine fade on the sides is a very high and slight taper that then converts itself into a fade. The line ups are tapered heavily but not faded to put emphasis on the side sweep up top and to have the girth.

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High Density with Curly Texture
@sidsottungacademy

High Density with Curly Texture

When we say volume and density, this is what one means, this is the ultimate when we talk volume. Especially with that top, it is hard not to take eyes off plus the sides are tapered for pulling up attention on the top, plus the clean shaved look makes it look all this sneaky yet clean.

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Thick Curls with Tapered Sides
@raduvitca

Thick Curls with Tapered Sides

This is a combination of thick and thin curls altogether. The sides are tapered all over with a low fade that just makes it ten times worth it. The temple fade, which can fall under low fade is something that makes this style even fancier. The key to that finesse is that highlight dye that pops out pretty well.

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Thick Top with Mid Fade
@shawn_barbz

Thick Top with Mid Fade

Afro hair has its charm all the time especially with these short curls is what makes it that awesome. The sides play an important role by taper fading sides with that blend for the beard. The beard perfectly balances the brushed up casual top.

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Spiky Side Brush With Thick Texture
@swaggerandblade

Spiky Side Brush With Thick Texture

Thick hair needs to be done right to look that great and this is what this hairstyle proves, the top is side swayed at the same time is brushed up. The sides are tapered in layers and with that blend into the beard, the beard balances everything well and that stubble does make a lot of justice,

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Natural Part Blowout
@dencioaguilar

Natural Part Blowout

This is one that is not at all common to come by. The top slightly side part with sides being tapered so that top gets all the attention with this winged look. These are basically strands that are pocked out with that dye that makes it look all shiny and goldy.

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Suave Brush Up and Undercut
@cutsbyjohnny

Suave Brush Up and Undercut

Getting that fluff pops out the side part with those sides being so tapered. The fade gets stronger as one goes low especially with those line ups it definitely makes it what we call it detailed style. The clean shave on the lower face makes it look very sneaky and that neat approach is what makes one a dapper man.

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Squared French Crop
@dylanportner

Squared French Crop

Ever imagine what does short curls and a flat tops would look like? This is what it would look like. It only gets better with that taper fade. The fade draws all the attention to the top and that fade also enables balances the lower face with that dense and long beard.

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High Fade and Medium Scissor Crop
@dylanportner

High Fade and Medium Scissor Crop

See that shark fin? They call it the hook for attention added fluff on the top with those sides being all taper faded where the taper is quite thin with that high fade shining all good. The temple fade helps fade the beard and makes this a very balanced style.

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Almost Ginger Thick Hair Top
@ninamariehair

Almost Ginger Thick Hair Top

Fluffy slicked back top with thick texture makes up for this amazing blob of hair that stays up. The taper on the sides adds up to it and makes the top look very cool. Do you notice that tiny widow’s peak, peaking? The temple is sharpened with that taper.