A new year calls for a new look, whether it’s upping your grooming game, a restyle or a total style upheaval. Here are some options that will make heads turn this 2019.
Neat Buzz Cut Zayn
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The Buzz Cut

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.

Jhonny Depp’s Man Bob
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The Bob

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.

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The Peaky Blinder
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The Peaky Blinder

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.

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Brad Pitt Curtain Hairstyle
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The Updated Custains

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.

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The Breezy Quiff with Side Part_
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Loose Quiff

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.

Straight Fringe with Round Face
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Blunt Fringe

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.

Wavy Blonde Undercut
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The Undercut

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.

Austin Butler – Surfer Long Hair
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Mid-Length Waves

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.

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Formal Top with Sleek Fade
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Formal Top with Sleek Fade

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.

Simple Texture with Low Volume
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Simple Texture with Low Volume

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.

Blonde Rough Texture
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Blonde Rough Texture

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.

Classic Pompadour with Drop Fade
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Classic Pompadour with Drop Fade

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.

Zac Efron’s Scissor Cut
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Zac Efron's Scissor cut

Scissor cuts are timeless and always fashionable. Zac Efron’s scissor cut here is highly textured for a windswept look that’s great for a day out.

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Temple Fade with Irregular Fringe Cut
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Irregular Fringe Cut

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.

Casual Hand Brush Up
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Casual Hand Brush Up

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.

Fringes with French Cropped Side Fade
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Fringes with French Cropped Side Fade

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.

Spiky Quiff
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Spiky Quiff

Quiffs can be worn with a variety of styles and outfits. This quiff is spiked a bit for a more street-ready look.

Rusty Brown Loose Strands
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Rusty Brown Loose Strands

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.

Layered Push Back with Temple Fade
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Layered Push Back with Temple Fade

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.

Flowy Side Part with Faded Undercut
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Flowy Side Part with Faded Undercut

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.

Brush Up with Skin Faded Sides
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Brush Up with Skin Faded Sides

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.

Medium Brush Up
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Medium Brush Up

Here’s a longer take on the brushed up style that utilizes the texture of thick hair to create a full, lush look.

Mike Vogel’s Natural Part with Medium Fringe
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Mike Vogel's Natural Part with Medium Fringe

This hairstyle is proof that your natural part can give you a great hairstyle. You can learn where your hair naturally parts and build a style around that as Mike Vogel has done here.

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Twin Side Brush Back
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Twin Side Brush Back

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.

Ed Westwick’s Ear Tucked Businessman Cut
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Ed Westwick's Ear Tucked Businessman Cut

Business haircuts are usually shorter, but this is a great example of how a professional cut can be on the longer side.

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Simple Top with Skin Faded Sides
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Disconnected Top with Line Up

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.

Almost Mid Part Brushed Back
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Almost Mid Part Brushed Back

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.

Wavy Textured Messy Top
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Wavy Textured Messy Top

If you have extremely curly hair, here’s a good option to consider. This textured hairstyle layers the hair, creating a thick, full appearance.

Brushed Back with Long Top
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Brushed Back with Long Top

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.

Side Hard Part
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Side Hard Part

Hard parts are more popular than ever, and this style is a textbook example of how to use a hard part well.

Flowy Wavy Blowout
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Flowy Wavy Blowout

Here’s a long style that’s perfect for wavy hair. A blowout look is created by brushing the hair back and tousling it.

Chris Pine’s Buzz Cut
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Chris Pine's Buzz Cut

Buzz cuts are super easy to work with and ideal for guys who like really short hair. We like how Chris Pine’s stubble complements the buzz cut here.

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Ashton Kutcher’s Short Wings Haircut
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Ashton Kutcher's Short Wings Haircut

When hair gets long, it can often develop “wings,” or hair that sticks out. When styled correctly, as Ashton Kutcher has done in this photo, they can add a fun, youthful flair.

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Business Cut
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Jake Gyllenhaal's Business Cut

This business-style cut features a small brush up that swoops to the side, putting a casual twist on a professional look.

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Frizzled Strands with Subtle Part
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Frizzled Strands with Subtle Part

Another messy and laid-back style, this frizzled look uses a very subtle part to add some visual interest and depth.

Rock The Fohawk
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Rock The Fohawk

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.

Tapered Undercut and Curly Quiff
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Tapered Undercut and Curly Quiff

While most quiffs are usually styled straight up, they can also be teased as shown here for a windswept look.

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Confident Slicked Back Puff
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Confident Slicked Back Puff

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.

Brad Pitt’s Messy Quiff
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Brad Pitt's Messy Quiff

Brad Pitt is well known for his very trendy hairstyles, and this messy quiff is one of his most unique.

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Blonde Push Back
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Blonde Push Back

Here’s another cut that best suited for wavy hair. The hair is kept thick and long to create texture and movement.

Hidden Knot with Undercut Tapered Sides
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Hidden Knot

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.

Neck Length Layered Hair
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Neck Length Layered Hair

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.

KJ Apa’s Business Push-Back with Eat-Tuck
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KJ Apa's Business Push-Back with Eat-Tuck

Another simple and professional hairstyle, this business cut is an excellent multi-purpose choice for work, school, or just hanging out.

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Thick Elephant Trunk and Medium Fade
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Thick Elephant Trunk and Medium Fade

This straightforward fade is accentuated by a small asymmetrical fringe that hangs down, giving this style the so-called “elephant trunk.”

Cole Sprouse’s Scissor Cut with Side Swept Fringe
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Cole Sprouse's Scissor Cut with Side Swept Fringe

Here’s a more artsy type of haircut that features a large side swept fringe. A scissor cut is used here to provide balance.

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Joe Alwyn’s Classic Medium Business Crop
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Joe Alwyn's Classic Medium Business Crop

This loose and flowy hairstyle is smart yet easygoing, which makes it great for a variety of situations. The swooping hair in front is key to this classy look.

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Elephant Trunk and Side Hardline Design
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Elephant Trunk and Side Hardline Design

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.

Side Swept with Classic Scissors Crop
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Side Swept with Classic Scissors Crop

This voluminous side part is a great style for young, fashionable guys who want a haircut that matches their personality and wardrobe.

Front Faux Fro
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Front Faux Fro

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.

Medium Fade with Hardline Designs
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Blowout with Hardline Designs

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.

High Fade and Side Combed Top
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High Fade and Side Combed Top

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.

Casual Brush Up with Taper Fade
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Casual Brush Up with Taper Fade

For a casual, neat style, try this out. It’s a straightforward brush up look that keeps the hair shorter all around.

Wavy Messy Top with Hard Parted Sides
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Wavy Messy Top with Hard Parted Sides

This eye-catching haircut has a lot going on. Curly waves, a short swooping fringe, and a hard part make up this undeniable style.

Undercut with Wavy Top
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Undercut with Wavy Top

A simple and timeless look, this casual undercut features a wavy top that elegantly distinguishes it from the classic undercut.

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Classic Spikes with Subtle Widow Peak
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Classic Spikes with Subtle Widow Peak

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.

Trendy Long Top Short Sides with Fade
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Trendy Long Top Short Sides with Fade

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.

Gentle Layering on Top with Mid Fade
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Gentle Layering on Top with Mid Fade

This wavy, layered cut is all about the motion of the hair. The hair flows forward and maintains a nice, satisfying texture throughout.

Mid Part Blowout
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High Volume Mid Part Blow Out

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.

Scissor Cut All-Out Pompadour
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Scissor Cut All-Out Pompadour

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.

Brush Up and Taper
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Brush Up and Taper

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.

Drop Fade and Pompadour
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Drop Fade and Pompadour

This style proves that a windswept pompadour and a graceful drop fade are a great match. This is a good option if you’re looking for a hairstyle that’s suitable for work or school.

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Styled Side Swept and Undercut
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Styled Side Swept and Undercut

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.

Tousled Quiff and Taper
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Puffed Strands with Push Back Texture

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.

Textured French Crop with Mid Fade
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Textured French Crop with Mid Fade

The Ivy League and the regulation cut are two men’s hairstyle classics. Combine them for a sophisticated, timeless style.

Blonde Ivy and Regulation Mix
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Blonde Ivy and Regulation Mix

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!

Super Clean Taper Fade with Wavy Pompadour
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Super Clean Taper Fade with Wavy Pompadour
Beard and Fade make a Good Couple
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Beard and Fade make a Good Couple
Regulated Slight Waved Strands
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Regulated Slight Waved Strands
Classic Volumized Side-Brush
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Classic Volumized Side-Brush
Finely Combed Push Back
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Finely Combed Push Back
Side-Swept Low Knot
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Side-Swept Low Knot
Strandy Layers with Subtle Taper Fade
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Strandy Layers with Subtle Taper Fade
Bust Fade with Slit with Pompadour with Duck Tail
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Bust Fade with Slit with Pompadour with Duck Tail
Dramatic Informal Mohawk with Tapered Sides
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Dramatic Informal Mohawk with Tapered Sides
Surf’s Up Side Part and Undercut
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Surf's Up Side Part and Undercut
Ryan Kwanten’s Simple Brush Back
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Ryan Kwanten's Simple Brush Back
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Thick Pompadoured Puff with Mid-Fade
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Thick Pompadoured Puff with Mid-Fade