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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 long, you might want to try out this dense pompadour that has tons of flow and motion.

Platinum Dye with Long Layers
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Platinum Dye with Long Layers
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Top Knot
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Full Top Knot
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Extreme Low Fade with Messy Top
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Extreme Low Fade with Messy Top
Simple Side Brush with Sides Tapered
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Simple Side Brush with Sides Tapered
Forward Stranded Top with Faded Sides
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Forward Stranded Top with Faded Sides
Dyed Top with Faded Sides
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Dyed Top with Faded Sides
Vertical Curls
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Vertical Curls
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Disheveled Waves and Low Fade
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Disheveled Waves and Low Fade
Simple Top and Mustache Duet
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Simple Top and Mustache Duet
Messy High Volume Top with Faded Sides
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Messy High Volume Top with Faded Sides
Horizontal Waves
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Horizontal Waves
Pronounced Pompadour
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Pronounced Pompadour
Classic Taper and Brush-Back
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Classic Taper and Brush-Back
Regulation Cut with Beard
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Regulation Cut with Beard
Lob with Shaggy Bangs
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Lob with Shaggy Bangs
Short-Curled Pompadour and Classic Taper
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Short-Curled Pompadour and Classic Taper
Short All-Even Crop
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Short All-Even Crop
Wavy Highlights
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Wavy Highlights
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Brushed Up Top with Faded Temple
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Brushed Up Top with Faded Temple
Overgrown Caesar
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Overgrown Caesar
Brushed Quiff with Faded Sides
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Brushed Quiff with Faded Sides
Middle Parted Mushroom Crop
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Middle Parted Mushroom Crop
Long and Lazy Permed Curls
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Long and Lazy Permed Curls
Side Part and Scissor Taper
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Side Part and Scissor Taper
High Volume Top with Temple Faded Sides
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High Volume Top with Temple Faded Sides
Medium Mid Part with Short Sides
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Medium Mid Part with Short Sides
Faded Side Burns and Natural Part
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Faded Side Burns and Natural Part
Wavy Brush Up and Undercut
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Wavy Brush Up and Undercut
Ashy Strike on Straight Fringe
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Ashy Strike on Straight Fringe
Afro Mid Temple Fade
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Afro Mid Temple Fade
Trendy BTS Temple Fade with French Crop
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Trendy BTS Temple Fade with French Crop
Sharky Strands with Drop Temple Fade
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Sharky Strands with Drop Temple Fade
Textured Crop & Thick Fringe
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Textured Crop & Thick Fringe
Hard Parted Sideline with Permed Top
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Hard Parted Sideline with Permed Top
Maintained Afro Top with Tapered Temple
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Maintained Afro Top with Tapered Temple
Taper Faded Side with Short Top
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Taper Faded Side with Short Top
Ducktail
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The Ducktail
Thin Haired Brushed Up
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Thin Haired Brushed Up
Forward Strands with Trendy Silver Dye
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Forward Strands with Trendy Silver Dye
Thin Hair Brush Up with Temple Fade
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Thin Hair Brush Up with Temple Fade
Ross Butler’s Tapered Medium Crop
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Ross Butler's Tapered Medium Crop
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Jorge Lopez’ Unruly Tiriangle Crop
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Jorge Lopez' Unruly Tiriangle Crop
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Beard and Quiff
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Beard and Quiff
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Pompadour and Undercut
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Pompadour and Undercut
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Pointy Brush Up and Undercut
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Pointy Brush Up and Undercut
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Mid Fade and Wavy Top
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Mid Fade and Wavy Top
Brush Back Mid Crop and Fade
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Brush Back Mid Crop and Fade
Medium French and Fade
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Medium French and Fade
Retro Style Medium Crop and Tapered Neckline
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Retro Style Medium Crop and Tapered Neckline
Retro Side Swept Fringe
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Retro Side Swept Fringe
Wavy Top and High Fade
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Wavy Top and High Fade
French Crop wit Straight Fringe_
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French Crop wit Straight Fringe
Skin Faded Semi Faux Cut
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Skin Faded Semi Faux Cut
Afro Temple Drop Fade with Dense Top Volume
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Afro Temple Drop Fade with Dense Top Volume
Ash Dyed Touseled Top
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Ash Dyed Touseled Top
Dyed Top Strands with Drop Fade
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Dyed Top Strands with Drop Fade
Funky Shiny Golden High Volume Top
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Funky Shiny Golden High Volume Top
Twirled Quiff with Taper Faded Sides
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Twirled Quiff with Taper Faded Sides
Windy Top with Drop Fade
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Windy Top with Drop Fade
Pitch Perfect Mid Fade
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Pitch Perfect Mid Fade
Dyed Tips with Less Volumed Sides
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Dyed Tips with Less Volumed Sides
Toughed Gelled Push Back
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Toughed Gelled Push Back
Casual Classic Windy Side Brush with Drop Fade
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Casual Classic Windy Side Brush with Drop Fade
Thin Haired Puffed Top with Temple Fade
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Thin Haired Puffed Top with Temple Fade
Curled Top with Taper Faded Sides
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Curled Top with Taper Faded Sides
Dashing Mullet with Sides Chopped
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Dashing Mullet with Sides Chopped
Modern Dyed Fancy Pocky French Crop
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Modern Dyed Fancy Pocky French Crop
All Dyed Equal Volumed Short Cut
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All Dyed Equal Volumed Short Cut
Undercut Pompadour with Flashy Drop Fade
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Undercut Pompadour with Flashy Drop Fade
Why Chop the Top?
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Why Chop the Top?
Dense Short Curled Top with Shaved Lines
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Dense Short Curled Top with Shaved Lines