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40+ Eye-Catching Red Hair Men’s Hairstyles (Ginger Hairstyles)

Learn how to rock it with your handsome ginger hair strands


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Looking for a stellar redhead men’s hairstyle? If you rock ginger hair, you might be wondering what sort of hairstyles will bring the most out of your hair. The good news is that there’s a lot of variety, from slicked back undercuts to wild curly styles.

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Ed Sheeran's Messy Cowlick

Ed Sheeran can be an ambassador for red hair with all that tossed panache one can only look cool. But if you look closer, the hair texture is thin with a tossed texture yet the sides are slightly tapered so that it doesn’t look like a pumpkin.

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Vintage Pompadour

Loosely styled pompadour with a vintage look.

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Casually Side Brushed Top with Curled Strands

The curled top with subtly tapered sides is quite a look with the top being slightly side brush is the key here. The top is kept slightly longer in order for it to have a style to it. The temple is also the one with greater volume for some grizzle.

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Side Swept Comb Over

This isn’t the kind of comb over you’re used to. The side swept hair is combed over to create a classy layer of hair met by clipped sides.

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Casual Top with Shorter Sides

Look at the red velvet goodness with those slightly curled textures with sides being tapered slightly so that the volume is maintained and then comes the cleaner approach. The clean approach is a show that what clean gents look like. A slight tossed texture can go long way, have a look.

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Brushed Back

This is a shade in between blonde and ginger, not to mention this looks so exquisite that it is not to be found commonly. Moreover, the slicked back texture makes this look so cool as the flow of the hair is all backward. Use some hair wax or gel and comb the hair all the way back, use hands to toss it a little, bingo.

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Simple Texture with Low Volume

That’s the confidence one gets when you have that dapper haircut on. Especially those short length of hair makes everything so much under control and the panache is uncontrollable. The sides are tapered and the top is quite casual with thick hair here and there.

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Elegant Side Swept Hairstyle

A dapper choice, the side swept style emphasizes flow and movement. As a ginger hairstyle, it highlights the variations of tones in the hair and adds dimension.

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Brush Up Hairstyle

The standard brush up hairstyle works excellently as a redhead men’s hairstyle. The hair is slicked back and swooped to the side for an always classy look that never goes out of style.

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

If this isn’t pure class then I don’t know what is. The top is pushed back along with the side brush so that it looks slightly pompadour. All of that with a slight taper on the sides in order to keep the volume all under control. Overall this is a very clean look, perfect for formal occasions.

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Frizzled Strands with Subtle Part

Ever thought of curls and side parts at the same time? Well if not then have a deep look, also, you’re in luck because of the reddish color of the hair which makes this even more stylish. Have the sides slightly tapered for some decent volume all over, and you should be as cool as him.

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Slicked Back Undercut

One of the most popular hairstyles today, the slicked back undercut is a stylish choice for redhead men. It nicely accentuates the brushed up hair in the middle.

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Extreme Brush Up Hairstyle

This is a serious, eye-catching hairstyle for the boldest redhead men. The hair is brushed straight up for an intense look that accentuates red hair’s fiery nature.

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Ginger-Blonde Nest Brush Up

This would totally be one of the styles in “Suits” rocked by I guess Mike Ross? The top is very thin-haired yet the density is quite cool to pull this pompadour side brush. Making it one cheeky hair style especially with that side being all tapered and well kept.

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Low Faded Temple Fade with Wavy Top

Who doesn’t love them curls and especially these ones as they are comparatively manageable with the thick texture on top. The sides are very trendy with that taper all along with a cheeky low fade. But look closely it is not very neat, that’s to make it look slightly rugged.

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Casual Everyday Cut with Frizzly Top

The texture of being tossed top is so much fun especially with this one because this is slightly fringed yet it is slightly side brushed at the same time. The sides are tapered just enough to keep the volume constant all around. This can be twisted around and side-parted for formal occasions.

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Domhnall Gleeson's Sideways Brush Up

Gleeson never calms down with the style, just have a look at this one. Can it get any better than this? Nope. The top is side brushed with a sleek side part and a slight taper on the side. The texture of the hair is quite thin and a little amount of product adds shine and keeps it in place.

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Red Curly Shag

Woah! When he said volume he really meant it, the top is densely curled with short ones and then the whole top is covered with such a thick curled top. The sides are very slightly tapered to maintain the shape and that’s all these needs.

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Rusty Ginger Informal Back Brushed Hair

The formula for this immense rugged look is quite simple actually, have a longer stranded top with sides being tapered but not faded. That rusty color is a choice though but the key to this look is that hand brush texture to it.

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Ginger Side Swept Brush Up with Quiff

Brush up when paired with quiff always creates such an amazing look to gaze upon. The overall style here is quite subtle with an undercut side part and taper on the sides. The temple is thinned and elongated for it to blend into the beard.

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Classic Taper and Curly French

The plane of the face is quite diagonal and the density of hair from head to beard tells all about it. The top is slightly curled with a neat taper along the sides and the back, just to make it better, the temple is faded. The beard is the same, sides are stubbled while the chin is quite thick and dense.

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Messy Handle Moustache and Quiff

If you can grow a good beard, this look might be worth a try! The elements that make it work are the contrast the High Fade and Taper have on the Quiff and the fullness of the beard.

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Dark Ginger with Roll Brush Up

Dark ginger is always the trend and especially with this curled brush up is what makes anyone’s day. The sides are taper faded so that the anchor is on the top of the head. All of that with short line ups are what makes this is a very subtle yet fancy one.

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Short Side Swept Hairstyle

This cut keeps everything short and low maintenance. Clipped sides ascend to a short but lively side-swept fringe.

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Wavy Styled Slick Back

For this look to hold, you’re going to have to use a hairspray with a strong hold. In order to get it start by softly parting your hair into different sections with your fingers, then start curling towards the end. Apply the hairspray little by little as you obtain the desired texture.

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Loose Curly Hairstyle

Ginger men with curly hair can go all out with this carefree hairstyle. The curly hair explodes in a tousled jumble.

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Messy Spikes

Not all spiky hairstyles should be left in the 90s. This spike-heavy hairstyle is a more subtle approach to the barbed style.

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Slicked Back Quiff

For maximum volume and a dapper look, check out this slicked back quiff. Great for thin and thick hair alike, this style adds lusciousness to your hair.

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Curly Fringe

Liven up your locks with a curly fringe. This redhead men’s hairstyle has ample movement and flow.

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Brush Up Quiff

Add some major volume to your hair with this take on the quiff. The hair is brushed up and styled for extra thickness for an elegant look.

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Wild Tousled Hairstyle

Tease your hair with serious gusto for this hairstyle. This eye-catching look makes use of a full head of hair for a style that will stand out wherever you go.

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Wavy Quiff

Here’s a trendy variation on the quiff that swoops the hair to the side. This style makes the hair appear fluffy and full.

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Long Undercut

The serious length on top gives this undercut a radical look. It’s chaotic and daring for the most adventurous ginger men.

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Short Brush Up Hairstyle

A flexible option with lots of style. This short brush up style gives you fashion points and brings out red hair’s liveliness.

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Slicked Back Side Part

Combining a slight slicked back pompadour with a side part, this look is traditional and timeless. This hairstyle is especially suited to fine or thin hair––the layering and combing creates all the fullness you need.

Danny Puopolo is an expert that works at Rakis, a professional hairdressing salon in Melbourne. His work has been featured in a variety of publications such as OK Magazine, Vogue, and INSTYLE. He has also managed classes for Shu Uemura Australia and Loreal Professional.