Hollywood’s pretty boys, like Zayn Malik and Brooklyn Beckham, have taken a razor to their hair. This minimalist look places more emphasis on your wardrobe and sharp jawline. For those brave souls amongst you, follow in the footsteps of Jaden Smith or Frank Ocean and crown your buzz cut with bright hair dye. There’s not a single color we haven’t seen, from bold blue to neon orange.
When talking to a professional stylist, ask for the top of the hair to be taken to a grade 2.0 or 3.0. After that, you may want to ask for a low grade 1.0 for the back and side. This will taper the hairline and create a gradual fade effect from tips to hairline. Requesting this will make the buzz cut look cleaner.
The past year has seen guys once again embracing longer hair. The ‘90s layered mid-length cut is the coolest thing around, gracing red carpets on the likes of Timothy Chalamet and Milo Ventimiglia.
Ask for the length to remain in the front so it is long enough to tuck behind your ears while the back is layered, keeping the weight on the top. Keep it at jaw length for maximum coolness. This look suits guys with thicker, textured hair, but those qualities can be achieved using products.
Add layers for a boyish and romantic update of the Notting Hill look. This look can also become vintage and very edgy if towel dried and pushed back with a product and a diffuser for that Sons of Anarchy biker bob-quiff hybrid. Stylists recommend using moisturizing cream or styling mousse for lightweight control and texture.
Rarely has a period drama been as influential on men’s coiffures as Peaky Blinders. Set in post-World War I England, it stars Cillian Murphy as a Birmingham gangster. Murphy’s crop with the severe disconnection from the top, back and sides can be seen on Tom Hardy and Charlie Hunnam.
Traditionally the hair is shaved on the sides with all the weight kept on the top, but to keep it modern ask for a slick skin fade. The high-maintenance look works better if the sides are cut every few weeks. Style it with texturizing spray on wet hair before drying with a vent brush. If you want more texture and flow, add clay.
This updated version of the late ‘90s-early 2000s hairstyle became increasingly popular at the end of 2017, and we expect to see it throughout 2018. It’s a versatile cut that can be worn messy or smart, making it perfect for the office as well as rock ‘n roll. Think young Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt.
Ensure the back and sides are kept shorter for the full effect and ask for an undercut for a fashion-forward take and a strong foundation. Dry the hair forward using a flat brush before sweeping the hair back. This will create lift at the center part. Hairspray will give the most-desired effect. Just spray it in your hands and then rub them together before pushing the dried product through the hair, sweeping it away from your face. Pomade, wax or hair cream will also create the desired effect, depending on how wet or textured you want it to look.
Made popular by office workers in the city, this is a textured update on the traditional quiff haircut. Tell your barber you intend to wear the quiff loose so he can remove some weight and cut down the length. The sides can be worn at any length, from clean-cut and shaven for an update on the peaky blinder cut to long so it can be tucked behind your ear.
Blow-dry your hair backward in a clean sweep with a round brush. This will create a strong foundation. Rub styling paste between your hands before you run it through your quiff front to back. Wiggle your fingers for the appropriate texture and looseness.
The cropped blunt fringe is perfect for men who want to be fashion forward yet still have a versatile style. Striking on square facial shapes, this style suits tight and faded sides and is perfect for men who have flat or lifeless hair. If you have bouncy locks, try applying styling paste when wet, then blow dry forward for sharp, controlled hair.
The classic undercut had buzzed sides with a long top slicked back. The modern approach is far more versatile: slicked back, combed over, naturally curly. The undercut can be worn in almost infinite ways.
The two cuts to this versatile do create a bold contrast between the shaved sections with skin fades and the subtler modernized dandy haircut. This look relies on gradual layers at the nape and temples that will create a sophisticated yet straightforward transition between the two lengths. If you want the vintage David Beckham look, use a wet hair product, but for the more modern option, try a matte hair mousse for texture.
The disconnected undercut is the newest and edgiest take on this classic trend. The hair on the top of the head is disconnected from the sides with a striking part that forms a distinct line between the two cuts.
Long hairstyles have gone from awkward to high fashion, appearing on runways and red carpets. Take down that man bun, invest in conditioner and let your hair flow. This style will work better for those with wavy or textured hair — think Jared Leto at the Academy Awards — and keep the cut mid cheek to jaw length.
At first, this haircut will seem high-maintenance, as the ends will need to be trimmed on a regular basis while they grow out. Without regular trims, thick, textured hair will bunch up at the sides and make you look less like Jon Snow and more like Brian May.
Steer clear of products with high alcohol content as it dries out the follicles; also avoid cheap mousses as they will leave your hair looking crunchy. If you’re worried your hair is looking too dry to grow it out, invest in a good moisturizing conditioner that will prevent the hair from becoming frizzy and hard to manage. Choose creams, salt sprays and leave-in
conditioners over gels and wax, unless you want a slick wet look.
Some styles can bridge the gap between casual and formal, and this hairstyle does that very nicely. It has a mostly formal appearance, but the sides are faded for a trendy touch.
If you like your hair to have a lot of texture, check out this simple cropped style. This will work well for all hair types as it focuses on texture instead of volume.
Here’s a long and dramatic style that will seriously make you stand out! This cut is best with wavy hair that’s quite long.
The pompadour may have risen to popularity in the 1950s, but it’s still popular today. We like this style that features a matte finish instead of the typical shiny, glossy look.
This haircut uses an asymmetrical fringe and a messy top to create a striking look. Great if you want to change up your hairstyle with something a little different.
This loose brush up look can be styled using just your hands, which makes it an ideal choice for busier guys who still want an eye-catching haircut.
A minimal twist on a classic, this French crop features a high fade and a tousled top. If you have a beard, this haircut will help draw more attention to it.
Quiffs can be worn with a variety of styles and outfits. This quiff is spiked a bit for a more street-ready look.
If you like having the “messy on purpose” look, then you’ll love this style. Full of motion, this hairstyle works best with thicker hair.
For a simpler, more clean-cut appearance, try out this style. The hair on top is neatly pushed back, and the sides are gradually faded to round out the cut.
Wavy hair tends to look best when its natural properties are allowed to shine. This undercut takes full advantage of wavy hair and uses a prominent side part for emphasis.
Shorter hair can be worn many different ways. Here, it’s brushed up in the front and tapers as it goes back for a clean, even result.
Here’s a longer take on the brushed up style that utilizes the texture of thick hair to create a full, lush look.
This double brushed back look is a unique twist on a brushed up hairstyle. It adds a very cool sense of motion that will set your hair apart from everyone else’s.
This close-cropped style is extremely attention-grabbing due to the two different lengths of hair. This is a good choice if you want a low maintenance style that’s unique and fashionable.
Asymmetry, if used well, can make a haircut stand out. This cut combines an asymmetrical part with brushed back hair for a confident and distinctive look.
If you have extremely curly hair, here’s a good option to consider. This textured hairstyle layers the hair, creating a thick, full appearance.
For guys who like high volume hairstyles, this tall brushed back style will deliver. It results in an interesting mix of a brushed back look and a quiff.
Hard parts are more popular than ever, and this style is a textbook example of how to use a hard part well.
Here’s a long style that’s perfect for wavy hair. A blowout look is created by brushing the hair back and tousling it.
Another messy and laid-back style, this frizzled look uses a very subtle part to add some visual interest and depth.
This simple fo-hawk/faux hawk stays true to the style. If you’ve never had a fohawk before, this is an excellent starting point.
This slicked back style is a very classy look. The hair on top is slightly pushed back, creating something in between a quiff and a brush up.
Here’s another cut that best suited for wavy hair. The hair is kept thick and long to create texture and movement.
This subtle variation of a man bun keeps the knot tidy and out of the way. From the front, a clean combed back look is seen, while the knot is visible from the sides.
If you like your hair to be extremely long, here’s a style for you. The hair is kept long all over and allowed to hang freely.
This straightforward fade is accentuated by a small asymmetrical fringe that hangs down, giving this style the so-called “elephant trunk.”
If you’re going for something fun and trendy, this is a style you should consider. The single lock hanging down in the front forms the so-called elephant trunk, and a shaved line adds an extra point of interest.
This voluminous side part is a great style for young, fashionable guys who want a haircut that matches their personality and wardrobe.
If you’ve got curly hair that’s naturally messy, this is a great, unique style to opt for. The hair is brushed to the front and tousled to create a faux afro.
Stylish yet not dramatic, this blowout cut is clean all over. A small shaved design near the back of the head adds a designer touch.
Here’s a simple, low maintenance hairstyle that’s quite interesting. It uses a super high fade and a unique side comb technique to create an angular texture.
For a casual, neat style, try this out. It’s a straightforward brush up look that keeps the hair shorter all around.
This eye-catching haircut has a lot going on. Curly waves, a short swooping fringe, and a hard part make up this undeniable style.
With classy spiked hair and a matte finish, this style is a great choice if you have a widow’s peak and aren’t afraid to rock it.
This dapper style is full of retro vibes. The hair is slicked back and to the side for a greaser look without all the grease.
This wavy, layered cut is all about the motion of the hair. The hair flows forward and maintains a nice, satisfying texture throughout.
If you like your hair to have volume, you might like this blow out look. A subtle mid part adds extra movement to an already flowy style.
Need even more volume? Try this incredibly voluminous scissor cut. While this will take some styling to pull off, the bold result is well worth it.
This 80s-inspired look is surprisingly simple to achieve. Thick, even hair is styled into a neat flat top, and an even taper rounds out the cut.
If you’re after a super cool style, check out this dramatic side swept look. The hair swoops forcefully to the side, creating a sharp wave that easily stands out in a crowd.
Here’s a simple look that has a big effect. Take a longer French crop and add some texture, and you’ve got this fun, slick style.
The Ivy League and the regulation cut are two men’s hairstyle classics. Combine them for a sophisticated, timeless style.
This just might be the ultimate beach-inspired hairstyle. Not only is it casual and full of texture, but the styled hair actually resembles an ocean wave!