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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Retro Style Medium Crop and Tapered Neckline
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.
Why Chop the Top?
Afro Mid Temple Fade
Sharky Strands with Drop Temple Fade
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let it Grow at Home with Dense Beard
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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
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!
Modern Dyed Fancy Pocky French Crop
Thin Haired Puffed Top with Temple Fade
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Middle Parted Mushroom Crop
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.
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.
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.
Textured Crop & Thick Fringe
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.
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.
Pushed Back Thin Hair with Temple Fade
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ashy Strike on Straight Fringe
Faded Side Burns and Natural Part
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.
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.
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.
Undercut Pompadour with Flashy Drop Fade
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toughed Gelled Push Back
This looped curls haircut is another example of stylishness in simplicity. This is a great haircut for men with curly hair.
Curled Top with Taper Faded Sides
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.
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.