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100 Trending Haircuts for Men for 2022

Sometimes all we need is a new style to spice things up

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.

If you’ve been wearing your hair long, chop it! If you’re looking for something to make your short haircut more distinctive, we have a few ideas you could check out.

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.

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Pompadour and Undercut
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Pompadour and Undercut

Is this slicked back or just a top-notch pompadour? Well, we’d say its the best of both worlds. Moreover, the sides are finely tapered with less volume. If you look closely the side part is just a simple undercut because we all know, less is more!

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Trendy BTS Temple Fade with French Crop
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Trendy BTS Temple Fade with French Crop

Have you ever seen bowl cut with the french crop? Well if not, here it is. And a matter of fact, it doesn’t stop there we also have a cheeky low fade with temple gone. The top is slightly pocky which brings life in the style.

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Mid Fade and Wavy Top
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Mid Fade and Wavy Top

This one is a very upbeat and poppy hairstyle amongst teens where you’ll see a sleek mid fade with temple shaved. Plus, the line up is sharp than a razor. The top has its own style with semi curls and tapered sides.

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High Volume Top with Temple Faded Sides
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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.

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Disheveled Waves and Low Fade
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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.

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Simple Top and Mustache Duet
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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.

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Windy Top with Drop Fade
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Windy Top with Drop Fade

Can anything have more panache than this style? Plus, the top is stranded yet touseled. This one also features a mid fade with a slight drop style. The temple is completely faded which compliments the shaved beard.

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Brushed Up Top with Faded Temple
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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.

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Skin Faded Semi Faux Cut
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Skin Faded Semi Faux Cut

This one feels like it one of those styles from Spain with all that panache and it has to be carried well. The top is pocky yet brushed up with sides that are straight-up faded. No fancy jiggles, all fire style. Check the hairline it is sharply razored.

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French Crop wit Straight Fringe
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French Crop wit Straight Fringe

Please welcome the style that’s definitely gonna get you eyes in that house party. So many things going on in here, a sleek french crop combined with faded sides. Wait, not done yet, the sides have shaved hairline. What else one could ask for being cool?

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Long and Lazy Permed Curls
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Long and Lazy Permed Curls

Curls small or big are deal-breaker. Look at them and tell me you can’t stop staring at the bunch. The key to this haircut is a thick volume on top while keeping sides slightly tapered but not too obvious. Lastly, dye your curls and bang! There you go!

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Retro Style Medium Crop and Tapered Neckline
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Retro Style Medium Crop and Tapered Neckline

It is all about making it look balanced and here’s the deal! Keep the top long and sides short. More precisely, it is thin hair so more volume doesn’t do any harm. Next up the temple if you see is faded, that adds extra panache with that touseled style top with semi waves.

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Medium Mid Part with Short Sides
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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.

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Why Chop the Top?
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Why Chop the Top?

Let’s call this happy-go-lucky haircut, shall we? The top has so much life with the side-swept quiff which look like long strands standing on their own. The sides are tapered but not faded because they need to blend the sideburns with the beard, there has been so much thought gone into this.

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Afro Mid Temple Fade
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Afro Mid Temple Fade

We usually see afro hair with mid to low fade because that really pumps out the panache. This one is kind of special because of the pocky afro strands that stand tall. Not to mention afro hair does require conditioning with some hair products. Temple fade is hard to miss though!

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Sharky Strands with Drop Temple Fade
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Sharky Strands with Drop Temple Fade

Pocky strands have been the trend for a while now, they look very casual and partying style. They also make one look 5 years younger, but it is not only the pocky top. The support from mid fades on the sides is the best. Upon that fade the temple to bring more attention to the top.

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Hard Parted Sideline with Permed Top
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Hard Parted Sideline with Permed Top

Shaved hairlines have been a thing and recently it has been becoming a trend. The curly top is dense which adds that oomph to it. This also has a taper fade which adds that flavor. No mention the undercut with curls looks amazing.

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Maintained Afro Top with Tapered Temple
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Maintained Afro Top with Tapered Temple

Afro hair has this dense volume which makes them look thick although it might not be naturally. This one is a classic less maintenance hairstyle but the panache is intense. The key to this subtle one is the taper on the side with sideburns faded, its a recipe for style.

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Taper Faded Side with Short Top
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Taper Faded Side with Short Top

This can be very well called a newborn french crop. But it doesn’t stop there, sharply done line ups with mid taper. And finally, a cheeky skin fade that drops by the ear. Going a step further, blend it with beard into sideburns makes it pop.

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Silky Thin Hair with Fingered Quiff
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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.

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Vertical Curls
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Vertical Curls

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.

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High Fade with Brush Up

High Fade with Brush Up

With at least three fingerbreadths of fade on each side of your face, this haircut gives you the feeling of lightness. But if you still want your crowning glory to be present, a brush up on the top complements the lack of hair on the side. Style it spiked with hair products, or simply brush it up with your fingers. Opt for a not long bristle beard and some ear accessories to finish the look.

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Dense Short Curled Top with Shaved Lines
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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.

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Low Fade and Long Top
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Low Fade and Long Top

Back in the glorious and far too short-lived futuristic era of the ’90s, the step fade was all the rage. River Phoenix, Johnny Depp, and Edward Furlong brought this look to prominent as well as many others.

It was the look of the renegade heart-throb, and even though the ’90s was more than 20 years ago, in recent years there’s been a sort of renaissance of 90’s hairstyles.

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High Fade and Side Brushed Top
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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.

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Elvis Presley’s Pompadour
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Elvis Presley’s Pompadour

Elvis loved James Dean so much and respected the man so much that he copied his hairstyle for a very long while. But Elvis took things a bit further: understanding that not only his performances spoke volumes about his talent and his charm but also his hair, he started to fine-tune Dean’s quiff. Today, we remember Elvis Presley not only for his music and moves but for his timeless pompadour haircut, with its wet appearance and its wild success during the mid and late-80s.

There are plenty of variations of the pompadour today, but all you have to know is that it goes well with all face shapes and can easily be styled with hair gel.

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Let it Grow at Home with Dense Beard
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Let it Grow at Home with Dense Beard

Man buns are literally the god-like styles of men’s hairstyles. Especially when done with this clarity makes it so cool, moreover, the long hair is dyed with subtle golden-blonde shade which adds an extra layer of being cool. The key is balance, some work on the beard goes a long way.

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Pushed Back Top with Skin Faded Sides
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Pushed Back Top with Skin Faded Sides

Featuring finger-combed waves and a sharp high fade, this undercut is an unquestionably stylish look. This hairstyle works best with thicker hair that retains its structure well.

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Long Fringe and Mid Fade
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Long Fringe and Mid Fade

A fringe in men’s hairstyles is when the hair falls over the forehead, sort of the opposite of the slick back business shark look.

In the same way that slick back hair has become synonymous with professional-level work and seriousness, having your hair combed forward has the added benefit of making yourself look like someone artistic, who doesn’t always take themselves so seriously.

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Dramatic Temple with Curly Mullet
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Dramatic Temple with Curly Mullet

If your daily grind doesn’t require a suit and tie, then you may be better off picking an entirely different hairstyle than and an Ivy League or a militant crew cut.

This next style shows us that letting your hair grow out a bit and styling the sides can entirely remake your image; like a phoenix born out of the flames from whence it came.

If you’d rather shed away your strict upbringing and highly regimented past to lay down your soul to the gods rock and roll then this style might be a good start and is less permanent than tats.

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High Fade and Styled Short Crop
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High Fade and Styled Short Crop

My grandfather once said to me, “If you’re expecting to get a job while having tattoos on your face, you’d better be the owner.” Naturally, I took that to mean that having tattoos on your face will make you look like a boss.

High fade and styled short crop, a low-maintenance hairstyle that needs minimal prep time but frequent visits to your barber for touch-ups. The perfect hairstyle for a male hairstylist shows that scissors and hair gel run through your veins.

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Back to Fashion Mid Part with Temple Fade
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Back to Fashion Mid Part with Temple Fade

Can elegant be any more elegant? Certainly not, the mid part is so subtle that it feels like a side part. Moreover, the side-swept with thin hair feels so fluffy and it looks lively. Lastly, the temple is so dope that it is just perfect.

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Pompadour and Drop Fade
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Pompadour and Drop Fade

If you’re gonna rock this look, you better get used to people handing you a mic and asking you to belt out a few. This was The King’s crown, if you’re going to wear it you’re going to have to expect a few song requests. Thank you, thank you, I’ll stop, too predictable.

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Textured Medium Crop and Temple Fade
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Textured Medium Crop and Temple Fade

Being one of the undisputed kings of variations, the temples fade combined with this cropped top hairstyle at medium length gives us a sense of unbridled, artistic passion in the world that too often rewards uniformity over innovation. However, in every age there comes a Caesar; To every age, an Alexander.

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Medium French and Fade
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Medium French and Fade

Is this the streamers 2020 look? So many elements that make this style such a young and hippy one. The strands on top make a fringe which is highlighted that adds flair. Next up is the low fade or temple fade with pulls all the attention on top!

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Medium Fade and Copper Waves
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Medium Fade and Copper Waves

The perfect storm that is this next style is the clashing of two forbiddings, seaworthy maritime vessels of style.

The first, USS medium fade on your starboard side. The second, USS Alotta Beard sailing just past the horizon, both clan destined to meet along and battle it out amongst these copper waves, twists and curls of full-bodied auburn hair. Oh, Poseidon have mercy on us simple yet fashionable mariners.

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Medium Fade and Scissor Taper
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Medium Fade and Scissor Taper

A tapered haircut is like a fade, except done with scissors instead of clippers. It results in a cleaner, more organic look with flowing, visible lines of creation like the growing roots of aged oak.

The medium fade helps to maintain this style’s clean look and the glasses do nothing except sit there and look awesome.

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Pointy Brush Up and Undercut
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Pointy Brush Up and Undercut

It is hard to settle eyes on either the haircut or the beard because both of them are heart-melting! The hair on one side is standing tall with semi faux and tapered sides and on the other side, the beard is thick and balances the face perfectly.

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Tape Up Haircut With Square Neckline
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Tape Up Haircut With Square Neckline

If you were to only see the front of his haircut you’d most likely think it is a very standard look with not much going on. But the magic happens when you see the sides and this clean fade comes to shine.

Not only is this fade working wonders in terms of contrast, but it also brings the right attention to the squared neckline they’ve finished this look with. It looks fantastic!

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Tape Up and Line Design with Long Neckline
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Tape Up and Line Design with Long Neckline

This article wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention a mullet-inspired tape up look. The mullet just like the tape up has been making a strong comeback, and we love two see a good execution of two haircuts that carry so much personality.

To that, we add the fact that a shaved line design has been incorporated on the side, and it’s the cherry on top that makes this haircut a banger. If you have as much personality as this look, you should definitely consider giving it a go.

Curious about the mullet? We’ve got a great article where we share the coolest mullet variations out there for you to try.

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Retro Side Swept Fringe
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Retro Side Swept Fringe

Does this even have a side part? Wait, even without it, he rocks it like the ones from retro times. The long top makes the dropping strand on the sides. Don’t get fooled though, too many details, the sides are tapered and pushed back with hair products.

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Horizontally Styled Waves and Undercut
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Horizontally Styled Waves and Undercut

If a mullet is business in the front, party in the back, then this style can be considered a cousin of the mullet in the vertical sense.

It’s a high rise office with a rooftop party\celebration. It’s Goldman Sachs when you enter, as you take the elevator to a Motley crew concert on the 2nd floor. Can I see your tickets, please?

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Wavy Top and High Fade
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Wavy Top and High Fade

Since we are talking retro, here is the newer addition. The taper faded sides make it modern while the top has semi waves with dense volume. The receding hairline is hidden due to curls and the dense texture makes it rock.

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All Dyed Equal Volumed Short Cut
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All Dyed Equal Volumed Short Cut

Can it be any simpler yet classy? This is a very unique buzz cut as it has an equal volume all over the head but if you look closely, there is a slight pocky pattern on the hair. Plus there is a forehead slit that makes this style very poppy and not simple.

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Afro Temple Drop Fade with Dense Top Volume
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Afro Temple Drop Fade with Dense Top Volume

This is one of the classic afro styles with mid fade. This one also adds extra flair by sleek line ups and equal volume on top. To make it more fun have a sleek and blended beard so that it balances the face.

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Ash Dyed Touseled Top
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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.

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Dyed Top Strands with Drop Fade
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Dyed Top Strands with Drop Fade

Wow! This is one of those styles which takes a while to process. And that’s because there are more elements than you think, there is an undercut, to begin with. Moreover, the top is medium-sized yet has tapered sides with no dye. Lastly, don’t forget the lineup and carved sides.

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Funky Shiny Golden High Volume Top
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Funky Shiny Golden High Volume Top

This is one of those styles that you wear in University and boom! The crowd is all yours. The top is thick hair with dense volume. Plus the top is dyed with sides just chopped a tad and too intense. Plus the beard is quite dense which makes everything looks rough and can take a beating.

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Twirled Quiff with Taper Faded Sides
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Twirled Quiff with Taper Faded Sides

Pompadour with swirled top is the new thing it seems like. the top has a long top but it surely needs some hair products. That being said the high fade and temple fade. The back and sides have tapered a tad. Don’t miss the almost van dyke beard.

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Dyed Tips with Less Volumed Sides
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Dyed Tips with Less Volumed Sides

A prime example of a trendy haircut and all the credit goes to the ends being dyed. Moreover, the sides are undercut taper which is not very common these days due to everyone preferring taper fades. The temple fade suits here perfectly as it helps shift the focus to the top.

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Casual Classic Windy Side Brush with Drop Fade
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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!

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Ross Butler's Tapered Medium Crop
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Ross Butler's Tapered Medium Crop

If one has a diamond-shaped face then having the volume on top looks good plus this subtle side part adds that panache. To make it less casual the front strands are hanging and overall have a touseled feeling. Lastly, the sides are tapered slightly or so.

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Full Dyed Pocky Cut
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Full Dyed Pocky Cut

The cool dude look is here with the equal volume all over with dark blonde dye which is also all over the head. The temple you’ll notice is longer than usual as it adds more style to the pale sides and the top is slightly disorientated for it to look cool.

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Tossed Top with Irregular Spikes
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Tossed Top with Irregular Spikes

Thin hair sometimes gives the flexibility to twist, turn, and tweak hair the way one wants. Next, the sides are skin faded allowing the top to shine brighter. 

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Tattooed Temple with Shaved Side Hairline
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Tattooed Temple with Shaved Side Hairline

Here comes the military version of a less maintainability hairstyle with no less style and panache. The shaved hair slit tells a lot about it is not just another haircut. Next up the sides, they are faded allowing the tattoo to pop out.

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Dashing Mullet with Sides Chopped
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Dashing Mullet with Sides Chopped

Can this ever have a competition? All the fancy that one could ask for are all here, like the mullet! Mullet itself is the epitome plus the sides are shaved with the top being frisky. The pocky stranded top makes it so rough and tough.

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Modern Dyed Fancy Pocky French Crop
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Modern Dyed Fancy Pocky French Crop

Doesn’t this feel like a peacock in snow mountains? The top half is dyed teal blu-ish green with grey-white is the other half. The pocky strands make it all stand out with sides being faded. Plus, the temple is tattoed so fading sides are the only option for tattoos to look clear.

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Thin Haired Puffed Top with Temple Fade
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Thin Haired Puffed Top with Temple Fade

This is one where you ride a bike and then the result is this haircut. Jokes aside, this is a streamlined haircut and requires maintenance. Although the hair is thin it does have volume. This also qualifies as a pompadour and has a temple fade, can you ask for anything else?

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Undercut and Textured Top
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Undercut and Textured Top

Lots of guys are taking the undercut and adding a highly textured top for a revitalized look that puts a great twist on a classic cut.

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Extreme Low Fade with Messy Top
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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.

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Disconnected Modern Regulation
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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.

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Modern French Crop with Swag
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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.

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Platinum Dye with Long Layers
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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.

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Wavy Highlights
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Wavy Highlights

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.

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Messy High Volume Top with Faded Sides
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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.

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Thick Volume with Slit Mid Fade
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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.

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Middle Parted Mushroom Crop
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Middle Parted Mushroom Crop

Focus closely and you’ll see those two important elements. And those being in here: Mid part or curtain cut with mushroom or bowl cut. That being said, if you have thin hair then it will help you straighten hair easily. Lastly, fade your temple so that there is no attention diversion.

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Dyed Top with Faded Sides
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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.

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Forward Strands with Trendy Silver Dye
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Forward Strands with Trendy Silver Dye

This is definitely not your usual just another day haircut. Because there are interesting elements, first the volume is equal almost everywhere which makes the face look balanced. The edges are highlighted with grey dye and the pocky texture makes it perfect.

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Mid Fade and Tapered Brush Up
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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.

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Dense and Thick Pompadour with Temple Fade
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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.

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Textured Crop & Thick Fringe
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Textured Crop & Thick Fringe

French crops are very common but the top is no common. The top seems to be hand brush in a touseled way to give it more like a casual look. The hair on the forehead is amazingly taken care of whilst the sides are neatly taper faded. Lastly, did you notice the beard is pitch-perfect?

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Angled Pointy Brush-Up
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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.

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Full Top Knot
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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.

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Spiked Side Part with Shaved Hairline
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Spiked Side Part with Shaved Hairline

There will never be any fewer versions of shaved slits with undercut taper. The top is pocky yet has some brush-up. Not to forget that blue-ish teal dye that just peaks in for a while and then vanishes. 

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Pushed Back Thin Hair with Temple Fade
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Pushed Back Thin Hair with Temple Fade

This is such a gentlemanly look with the top being thin hair although not missing the volume, Also the pompadour with thin hair hits differently. Nextly the sides are so neat, they are pushed back yet the temple is faded, this is the perfect blend of neat and trendy.

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Dry Moussed Temple Drop Fade
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Dry Moussed Temple Drop Fade

Short curls are always loved, they have so much life and fluff. Moreover, this one is dyed which makes it even more exotic. The temple is drop faded with top and sides with maintained volume.

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Gradual Taper Fade
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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.

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Thin Hair Brush Up with Temple Fade
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Thin Hair Brush Up with Temple Fade

This is an interesting combination of mid fade to low fade. That makes this style balanced and classy, that being said the top is more casual. The brush up looks pretty dry with some hair wax and rest is tapered for a more versatile look. When are you having one?

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Faded Line Up with Shaved Line
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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.

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Brushed Back Top with Faded Sides
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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.

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Subtle Low Fade with Brush Up Top
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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.

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Neat Drop Fade with God's Plan
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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.

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High Fade and Short Angular Fringe
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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.

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Partly Faux with Shaved Hairline
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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.

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Mid Fade and High Brush Up
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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.

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Disconnected Hardline Design with Textured Brush Up
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Disconnected Hardline Design with Textured Brush Up

Here’s another unique use of the shaved line. The line creates a disconnect, which is emphasized by the tousled hair on top.

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Minimalist Comet Tail Design and Brush Back
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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.

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Low Fade and Textured Medium Crop
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Low Fade and Textured Medium Crop

Here’s a super flowy hairstyle that’s ideal for thicker hair. The hair around the crown of the head is blown out in waves, and the line up keeps everything tidy.

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Drop Taper with Shaved Hairline
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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.

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Forward Stranded Top with Faded Sides
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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.

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Pocky Stranded Straight French Crop
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Pocky Stranded Straight French Crop

This sharky look is unmatchable and the top semi french crop makes it look classy. The sides are high faded until the temple, don’t make the mistake of ignoring the beard, it is key in for balancing the whole look of the face.

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Short All-Even Crop
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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.

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Jorge Lopez' Unruly Curly Crop
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Jorge Lopez' Unruly Curly Crop

Jorge wears this style like no one else, this massive curl volume sits perfectly on his long face. Plus he has highlighted the ends which adds more life to the style. The length of strands is equal overall the head giving a very balanced look.

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The Ducktail
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The Ducktail

You might have seen curtain haircuts on the front but this one is on the back. Plus this one goes another level where it has a semi-faux. But this wouldn’t be one of the easiest hairstyles, it will need some care daily.

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Ashy Strike on Straight Fringe
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Ashy Strike on Straight Fringe

We have been seeing this type of highlighted dye strand these days and for sure is the trend upwards. That’s not just it, this one also has a french crop which usually works well with the dyed strand. The drop fade which is pretty sleek at the moment is supporting the whole style.

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Brush Back Mid Crop and Fade
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Brush Back Mid Crop and Fade

This is one style that is getting popular these days where it seems like a slicked back and flat pompadour combined. However, the sides are straight faded with line ups carved like a sculpture. The skin fade is actually high fade blended into the beard.

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Wavy Brush Up and Undercut
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Wavy Brush Up and Undercut

That is something new what we have here, strict brush up on top with a taper on the sides is the best. This is not just any other taper, it is loaded with a fade which makes sides even clearer. The top is highly maintained plus it is straight-up facing the sky.

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Faded Side Burns and Natural Part
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Faded Side Burns and Natural Part

Thin hair with a bunch of volume does wonders. But there is more than that here, the twirl in the top is a form of quiff but also qualifies as a low key pompadour. Did I mention the temple is faded? That adds the extra flair to this style and the beard balances the overall face.

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Side Part and Scissor Taper
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Side Part and Scissor Taper

This is one of those biker, tough-guy looks because the top is amazingly styled with hair wax and gel. That is not all, the line up is sharply carved and the taper on the sides. The best part is a hard part with a side comb-over, which makes all the difference.

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Brushed Quiff with Faded Sides
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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.

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Overgrown Caesar
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Overgrown Caesar

The Caesar cut is a barbershop staple, and as it turns out, it looks just as good when it’s grown out. It has the shape of the original Caesar but with a lot more texture.

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Short-Curled Pompadour and Classic Taper
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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.

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Undercut Pompadour with Flashy Drop Fade
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Undercut Pompadour with Flashy Drop Fade

Nothing can be said to be enough for this style, it starts with a neat pompadour on top with the temple being faded but the line ups are sharp as a blade. That being said, you see that stand alone strand on top? There is so much flair to this style, one can never get enough.

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Lob with Shaggy Bangs
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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.

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Regulation Cut with Beard
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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.

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Classic Taper and Brush-Back
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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.

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Pitch Perfect Mid Fade
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Pitch Perfect Mid Fade

This is the elegant version of a funky hairstyle. The chassy mid fade with sleek taper makes it look all classy. That being said the temple is faded which makes it more hippie. Lastly, the top is more laid back which makes this look versatile.

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Pronounced Pompadour
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Pronounced Pompadour

This pompadour isn’t the classic Elvis pomp you’re familiar with. This high volume pomp is a full-on psychobilly ‘do that’s extremely eye-catching.

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Toughed Gelled Push Back
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Toughed Gelled Push Back

Is this the alpha macho man look? I am almost convinced because it checks all the masculinity boxes. The top is a suave pompadour which is perfectly maintained, just like men like to keep it. Moreover, the beard with twirled mustache adds fo much flair to the look and supports the hair.

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Horizontal Waves
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Horizontal Waves

This looped curls haircut is another example of stylishness in simplicity. This is a great haircut for men with curly hair.

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Curled Top with Taper Faded Sides
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Curled Top with Taper Faded Sides

This one has so much style plus the top is fancy with these cherry red-dyed curls. The color plus the curls are what makes it fun but it doesn’t stop there as you see the line up with drop fade. The fine undercut is not bad too. All of this makes this a very suave style.

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Simple Side Brush with Sides Tapered
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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.

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Thin Haired Brushed Up
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Thin Haired Brushed Up

Thin hair with some products can do wonders. And this is a prime example of that style, simple brush up with sides faded is one casual yet trendy hairstyle. This qualifies as a quiff and does resemble pompadour except it is not closed.

FAQs

What haircut is in style for 2022?

The top three haircuts that are in style for 2022 are the more relaxed buzzcut (not the usual tight military), anything short but with a textured top (think shaggy wave locks, but not longer than 2 inches in length), and the boy band 90’s hair (think spiky, or hair past the ears that are either styled wavy, sleek or tousled). Coming in the top 5 are the undercut and the pompadour.

What are the hottest haircuts for guys?

Women go gaga over the bro flow (which is just naturally growing out your hair to medium length and not shaping it nor styling it). And when you want it out of your face, do the man bun, which also makes women swoon. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone, really. And another one is the modern pompadour – there is something about having hair to grab up there that makes guys hot.

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