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25 Trendiest Men’s Fringe Haircuts of 2022

From casual to formal, there’s a fringe haircut for every situation

written by The Editors

Fringe haircuts are in a class all their own. Whereas styles like the pompadour and quiff take the hair out of the face, fringe styles (that is, styles with bangs) allow the hair to fall down naturally. This can create some amazing results. If you’re after a fashionable fringe haircut, check out these popular styles.

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Choppy Fringe

Choppy Fringe

Do you have an oval or square face shape and you’d like to soften it a little bit? Stylists will say that a fringe will do just that. But what fringe will be best for you? If you’re the low-maintenance kind of guy that cannot be bothered with combing or blow-drying or even slathering hair products on your hair, but still want to have an edgy, unforgettable look – then you have found the right fit.

Would look especially great with straight hair, this choppy fringe can also help you if you’re suffering from cowlicks. Wear without accessories or facial hair to keep your crowing glory the prime focus.

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Mildly Faded Line Up with Straight Front
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Mildly Faded Line Up with Straight Front

Taking inspiration from the classic bowl cut, this fringe style uses both scissor cutting and tapering to ensure the “bowl” is prominent.

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Straight Fringe
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Straight Fringe

Major Leonard Nimoy vibes and we’re here for it! This Star-Trek-inspired look is such a perfect example of a straight line fringe.

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Blonde Short Fringe French Crop
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Blonde Short Fringe French Crop

This minimal fringe hairstyle is one of the shortest on this list and offers a tidy, low maintenance option to guys who prefer short hair.

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Straight Fringe with Mini Line Up
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Straight Fringe with Mini Line Up

With a short, straight fringe and a shaved line, this look stands out while not being too dramatic. A nice touch is the continuation of the line into the beard.

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Angular Fringe and Short Elephant Trunk
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Angular Fringe and Short Elephant Trunk

Another angular, asymmetrical style, this haircut is a short yet fashionable option that features an elephant trunk hanging to the side.

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Slightly Angled Textured Fringe
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Slightly Angled Textured Fringe

Ever so slightly asymmetrical, this fringe cut uses a looser, fluffier texture for maximum body and a more casual appearance.

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Skin Fade Drop Down
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Skin Fade Drop Down

This cut is about as simple as it gets, with a short fringe and side taper. If you have a beard, this cut will pair nicely with it.

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Extremely Hardcore Textured Fringe
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Extremely Hardcore Textured Fringe

If you want to look like you actually just rolled out of bed, try out this incredibly messy style. The hard part and tapered sides help to tame this otherwise wild look.

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Long Spiked Texture
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Long Spiked Texture

For a classy yet fun look, this spiked style delivers. The spikes also serve as the fringe, making this cut quite unique.

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Foreheaded Long Strands
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Foreheaded Long Strands

If you were to brush a faux hawk straight down, you might get something like this long, swooping fringe style that bears a touch of punk culture.

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Curly Fringe with Drop Low Fade

Curly Fringe with Drop Low Fade

If you prefer a casual style over anything more sophisticated – you should pause for a second and take a closer look at this haircut. The curls in the photo have beautiful natural sunkissed highlights which can be styled easily with some salt spray to keep the texture. The right pair of shades and a neatly trimmed mustache or soul patch will only add charm to your look.

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Hard-Parted Straight Fringe
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Hard-Parted Straight Fringe

This hard part is so prominent it could almost pass as a disconnected haircut.  The line unapologetically separates the fringe and top of the hair on this very neat do.

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Messy Top with Acute Angled Fringe
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Messy Top with Acute Angled Fringe

This angular, slightly asymmetrical fringe is complemented by a sharp line up that unifies the haircut into one cohesive look.

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Around The World Fringes
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Around The World Fringes

Here, the fringe is longer on the edges and in the middle. This frames the face nicely, making this a great choice for men with oval- or diamond-shaped faces.

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Hipster Straight Fringe with Subtle Low Fade
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Hipster Straight Fringe with Subtle Low Fade

When in doubt, you can always go for a simple straight fringe. The fade on the sides is subtle but really makes the fringe pop.

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Textured Top with Twin Fringe
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Textured Top with Twin Fringe

This style features a tidy, uniform fringe with double fangs on the far side that continue the textured motion of the hair.

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Dyed Top with Fancy Fringes
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Dyed Top with Fancy Fringes

Here’s an uncommon take on a fringe style. Really, the only fringe here consists of two “fangs” on either side of the head, but there’s no denying it creates a one-of-a-kind style.

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Temple Fade with Irregular Fringe Cut
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Temple Fade with Irregular Fringe Cut

Another textured style, this haircut sets itself apart from others by using an asymmetrical fringe to create a unique look.

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Long and Textured with Fringe
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Long and Textured with Fringe

There’s nothing quite like hair that has tons of texture. This style uses point cutting to texture the hair all over, and the jagged fringe adds even more flair to the look.

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Layered Angular Fringe

Layered Angular Fringe

Got a jawline that can cut through glass? Then the layered, angular fringe is perfect for you to showcase it even more. The layers of the fringe cover half of your forehead, bringing the focus more to the lower part of your face. Add more oomph to your already edgy hairstyle by sporting a disconnected stubble beard – it also wouldn’t hurt if you have a small line tattoo or an ear piercing to showcase.

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That Golden Arc
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That Golden Arc

This is a neat, refined fringe haircut that works with a variety of hair types and personal styles. The high fade pulls a lot of the weight by ensuring the hair isn’t too rambunctious.

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Thorny Pocky Fringe
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Thorny Pocky Fringe

This short fringe style is textured and layered, creating a woven effect on the top of the head and a thorny effect for the fringe itself. The long fang on the side, although asymmetrical, helps to balance out the overall cut.

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Medium Fade and Long Pointy Fringe
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Medium Fade and Long Pointy Fringe

Rich and full of movement, this luscious style is an excellent choice for men with thicker hair. The fringe naturally grows from the textured body and extends forward gracefully.

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Short Fringe with Overhang
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Short Fringe with Overhang

This is another kind of style you don’t see too often but that’s guaranteed to make you stand out in a crowd. The neat, lined up fringe is broken up by tufts of hair that hang down irregularly.

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Long Alternative Punk Fringe and Undercut
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Long Alternative Punk Fringe and Undercut

This cut features one of the longest fringes on this list, and it’s immediately eye-catching. The fringe hangs all the way down to the tip of the nose, while the sides are trimmed super short for contrast.

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Overgrown Side-Burns on Caesar and Choppy Fringe
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Overgrown Side-Burns on Caesar and Choppy Fringe

Based on the close-cropped Caesar, this cut features a mix of choppy and flowing hair in different spots to create various textures.

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Stranded Fringe with Side Brushed Curls
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Stranded Fringe with Side Brushed Curls

Looking for texture and motion? This style’s got plenty. The asymmetrical fringe is the highlight, offering a twist on the messy look.

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