Getting a new haircut can be a way of looking at life a little differently, it can also change the way you’re feeling about yourself. Seeing we’ve all started the year a little rough, a new haircut can be just what you need to keep things fresh and change the pace a little.
Here’s a compilation of some of our favorite styles from the trends we’re seeing this year, and we hope you find some good inspiration for your next style.
High Fade and Side Brushed Top
For a neater, more polished look, you might want to try out this side brushed style. Great for all hair types, this style focuses on volume and cleanliness.
Angled Pointy Brush-Up
This choppy haircut is a good way to show off your hair’s natural texture. If you like to keep your hair short yet stylish, this is definitely a cut to consider.
Minimalist Comet Tail Design and Brush Back
This eye-catching style is inspired by the trails comets leave behind. Dual lines create this cosmic effect while the body of the hair is brushed straight back to complement the lines.
High Fade and Short Angular Fringe
This shorter cut features a high fade that gives the style a high and tight appearance, with an angular fringe rounding it out.
Mid Fade and Tapered Brush Up
Simple yet impactful, this brush-up hairstyle is great if you’re after a highly stylized, preppy look that’s clean and organized.
Mid Fade and High Brush Up
For a beach-ready look, this high volume brush up will deliver. The hair is combed into a neat wave, and the mid fade ensures that all the focus goes to the tall quiff.
Disconnected Modern Regulation
Many stylists are putting new and exciting twists on the classic regulation cut. This variation uses a curved and asymmetrical hard part to create a disconnect.
Partly Faux with Shaved Hairline
Here’s an interesting approach to blending in facial hair. The body of the hair is styled in a semi faux hawk, and the beard is kept super short to blend in with the fade.
Drop Taper with Shaved Hairline
This look mixes angles and curves, keeping the beard sharp while the top and sides are more angular and flowing.
Modern French Crop with Swag
The French crop is another timeless style that’s been reimagined over and over. Here, the classic crop is mixed with a hard part that subtly continues down through the eyebrow.
Neat Drop Fade with God's Plan
This style uses the iconic cross imagery to create a head-turning focal point that’s placed on the side of the head, right inside the drop fade.
Subtle Low Fade with Brush Up Top
If you’re after a more casual style that still has a lot of volume, this messy brush up will do the trick.
Brushed Back Top with Faded Sides
A simple, low maintenance style that’s as trendy as ever, the brushed back cut is one you can always rely on.
Faded Line Up with Shaved Line
Line ups are ideal for creating a lot of facial definition, but they also leave room for experimentation, like the curved line shown here.
Gradual Taper Fade
Extremely short styles can be just as fashionable as the tallest quiffs out there. This haircut proves that with its shaved part and neat fade.
Thick Volume with Slit Mid Fade
This tidy hairstyle is great for guys who want a thick, full head of hair but who don’t want anything super long.
Dense and Thick Pompadour with Temple Fade
If your hair is naturally thick and you like to keep it on the medium-long side, you might want to try out this dense pompadour that has tons of flow and motion.
Platinum Dye with Long Layers
Dyeing your hair is always a surefire way of creating a memorable impression. This platinum silver dye complements the side-swept hairstyle that’s great for fine hair.
Full Top Knot
There’s nothing quite like the top knot family of hairstyles. If you want to grow your hair out and make a statement, then this might be your new style.
Extreme Low Fade with Messy Top
Relaxed and ruffled up, this messy hairstyle is a good choice if you want a casual style that shows off the texture of your hair.
Simple Side Brush with Sides Tapered
This haircut may be as simple as it gets, but it’s also incredibly stylish. It’s hard to go wrong with this short side brush.
Forward Stranded Top with Faded Sides
Like short hair but want something a little different? Try accentuating the fringe area with some forward brushed strands for a pop of texture.
Dyed Top with Faded Sides
This hairstyle is definitely a fashion statement for the bold guy who wants to try something new. Featuring a hard part and a vertical quiff, this one’s impossible to ignore.
If you have kinky hair, you have tons of unique options like this vertical curl style. This allows you to get tons of motion and volume.
Disheveled Waves and Low Fade
Is messy your thing? Like, really messy? Check out this disheveled style that looks like the aftermath of a huge wind blowing through a quiff.
Simple Top and Mustache Duet
This straight fringe style has become really popular recently due to its simplicity and reliability. It’s short, straightforward, and stylish.
Messy High Volume Top with Faded Sides
For a hairstyle with a bit more movement, try out this high volume look. The tousled strands add loads of texture while the faded sides keep everything clean.
This looped curls haircut is another example of stylishness in simplicity. This is a great haircut for men with curly hair.
Classic Taper and Brush-Back
Here’s a hairstyle that men with thin hair will love. The hair is short all around and brushed back at the front to form a mini quiff that’s easy to achieve even with fine hair.
Regulation Cut with Beard
Here’s a streetwise take on the famous regulation cut. The hair is cut a bit longer than a traditional regulation cut and parted on the side for maximum style. Finally, the beard ties it all together.
Lob with Shaggy Bangs
This one takes a nod from popular female hairstyles. Featuring long, shaggy locks, this lob is a nice choice if you’re experimenting with longer hair.
Short-Curled Pompadour and Classic Taper
If you want that retro look, this pompadour will deliver. It’s a modern update to the pompadour that’s less shiny than (but still as stylish as) its vintage counterpart.
Short All-Even Crop
The crop is one of the best low maintenance hairstyles for men. It looks great without needing any styling, making it a good choice for men who need something reliable.
Wavy or curly hair looks amazing when grown out, and it also takes highlights well. If you’re into highlights and want a longer style, then you should consider this one.
Brushed Up Top with Faded Temple
This brushed up top falls somewhere in between a military cut and a faux hawk, making it an interesting option that blends different styles together to create something fresh.
Brushed Quiff with Faded Sides
A contemporary go-to, this brushed up quiff is a great choice for any guy who wants something trendy but also requires a bit of versatility.
Middle Parted Mushroom Crop
High Volume Top with Temple Faded Sides
Afro hair is very suitable for a sleek taper on the side with a brush up on the top. That is exactly is what’s happening here and that’s what you need too! Start with sharp line up followed by drop fade on the side and lessen the volume by a tad on top. Don’t forget tho carve hairline for key details.
Medium Mid Part with Short Sides
No one ever thought that mid-part could be this classy? This is an epitome of an example. This is one of the easiest haircuts to hop on, you ask me how? Here we go, have a mid-part or curtain cut. Taper the sides significantly and then keep a slight amount of volume on top which brings more attention to the mid part.
Faded Side Burns and Natural Part
Ashy Strike on Straight Fringe
Sharky Strands with Drop Temple Fade
Textured Crop & Thick Fringe
Maintained Afro Top with Tapered Temple
Silky Thin Hair with Fingered Quiff
For this haircut, if the face is long or rectangular then it helps the hair to be long and sit perfectly. However, the sides are tapered but not faded and the top, although has thin hair, is quite dense. This will require some maintenance every morning. Having a pitch-perfect beard makes this style pop-out.
Retro Style Medium Crop and Tapered Neckline
Ash Dyed Touseled Top
Let’s take some time to acknowledge this royal yet hippy style here. The volume is balanced overall and sides are only tapered and not faded. However, the top is dyed in a classic way with a tousled texture. The size is short which means it is easily manageable. By the way, anything with grey is sheer class.
Dyed Top Strands with Drop Fade
Funky Shiny Golden High Volume Top
Dyed Tips with Less Volumed Sides
Toughed Gelled Push Back
Casual Classic Windy Side Brush with Drop Fade
Let’s welcome the simple yet elegant version of the undercut taper fade. This hairstyle has so much going on, starting from the top, it is side swept with less volume so that makes it easily manageable. Next, the sides are tapered plus the line ups are given utter attention and lastly, the temple and beard are streamlined. It looks simple but it ain’t!
Thin Haired Puffed Top with Temple Fade
Curled Top with Taper Faded Sides
Modern Dyed Fancy Pocky French Crop
Undercut Pompadour with Flashy Drop Fade
Why Chop the Top?
Dense Short Curled Top with Shaved Lines
This style looks so intimidating, especially with the short curls and sides being all conditioned. The sides are tapered and faded towards the temple with a shard part shaved slit. All of this makes this style very trendy and away from simple. The top, on the other hand, is dense but controlled volume, those short curls surely have some life.