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2017 was a wonderful, controversial year for men’s hair. We witnessed the reign of the undercut. We experienced the resurgence of retro hairstyles. We saw the roller-coaster-like rise and fall of the man bun. Trends came and went; some stuck around while others went the way of the mullet.

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We think that 2018 will be an even better year for men’s hair. More and more guys are pushing the boundaries of men’s hairstyles and taking them to new heights (sometimes literally). And more and more guys are willing to experiment with their hair. Fashionable styles are just for male models anymore, and men realize that now.

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But the same question is always asked at the end of each year: Which hairstyles will be trending in the new year? To answer that, we’ve taken a look back on the successes of the last year and peeked into the future by seeing what’s currently fashionable. We’ve pinned down a few styles that resemble the best of 2016 and the near future of men’s hair. We’re excited for men’s hairstyles in 2017, and we think you should be, too!

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And what better time than the new year to reinvent your hair? All it takes is a trip to the barbershop and an idea. So if you’re looking for men’s hairstyles in the new year, look no further. We’ve got your bases covered.

We’ve compiled a list of the top 21 essential men’s hairstyles for 2018. Read on, and you just might find a new style to sport: