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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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. Vladimir+Trynkalo / Shutterstock.combrad
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. vhpicstock654 / Shutterstock.combrad
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.
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.
This shorter cut features a high fade that gives the style a high and tight appearance, with an angular fringe rounding it out.
Simple yet impactful, this brush-up hairstyle is great if you’re after a highly stylized, preppy look that’s clean and organized.
Here’s another unique use of the shaved line. The line creates a disconnect, which is emphasized by the tousled hair on top.
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.
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.
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.
This look mixes angles and curves, keeping the beard sharp while the top and sides are more angular and flowing.
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.
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.
If you’re after a more casual style that still has a lot of volume, this messy brush up will do the trick.
A simple, low maintenance style that’s as trendy as ever, the brushed back cut is one you can always rely on.
Line ups are ideal for creating a lot of facial definition, but they also leave room for experimentation, like the curved line shown here.
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.
This tidy hairstyle is great for guys who want a thick, full head of hair but who don’t want anything super long.
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.
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. Ivan+Kochergin / Shutterstock.com
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. prometeus / Shutterstock.com
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.
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.
Like short hair but want something a little different? Try
accentuating the fringe area with some forward brushed strands for a pop of texture.
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.
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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.
This straight fringe style has become really popular recently due to its simplicity and reliability. It’s short, straightforward, and stylish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. julief514 / Shutterstock.com
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.
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.
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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