63 Best Haircuts For Men in 2021 — Top Men's Hairstyles Today by GATSBY
There’s an ever-increasing array of hairstyles available for the modern man — essentially, a cut for each and every personality. Whether it be short, medium or long hair, there's bound to be a hairstyle that suits you best, so step out of your comfort zone and try something new!
Because men's grooming continues to evolve, reflecting the nature of the times, we created this guide listing 63 men’s hairstyles and variations we think will be showing up on the runways and streets in 2021. Let’s check out the trendy styles first, then find more styles for you in the main section - we have prepared a comprehensive list of the best hairstyles today by the hair length.
Changes in Grooming Behavior
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, our lifestyle has changed dramatically. Societies across the world to start advocating the use of face masks. Since more time is being spent at home, and a mask covers your face when you do go out, many men have opted to grow a beard.
Most countries round the world have imposed strict social distancing rules — this means less chances to visit hair salons and barbershops. So, some men are taking their hairstyling needs into their own hands more frequently.
Now that you know what’s changing, keep scrolling to see what men’s hairstyles are likely to be popular in 2021. From short to long, we’ve got you covered.
Popular Hair Trends in 2021
2021 Trendy Hairstyles: Crew Cut & Buzz Cut
First up on our 2021 list of trendy hairstyles is super-short hair. Why? Because it’s really easy to maintain at home with electric clippers.
Crew Cut, High Fade & Full Beard
Do you want your beard to stand out? Like really, really stand out? Then, you should definitely get this hairstyle. The crew cut has always been a simple hairstyle, which is great in this case as it doesn't take away attention from your beard.
Add a high fade to the cut, and you've got yourself a beard that's on full display. What's great about this particular hairstyle is that it makes your head hair the least of your hair care problems. This means you'll have more time to make your beard look stunning.
Side Swept Crew Cut
This hairstyle is the perfect example of how even a little adjustment to a popular haircut can achieve an entirely different look. All you need to do for this style is to get yourself a crew cut. Then, comb your hair to the side, and voilà — a simple adjustment that delivers surprising results.
Buzz cuts are popular among athletes; you’ll usually see professional sports stars sporting one of these cuts. They are often combined with a side fade.
Buzz cuts differ from their cousin, the crop, due to having a shorter length.
Buzz Cut Fade
The buzz cut fade is a simple style that almost any man can pull off. As its name suggests, the buzz cut fade’s main structure is that of a short buzz cut. However, the style is made more interesting by the incorporation of a fade that starts at the same length of the buzz cut and gets shorter as it moves away from the top of the head.
When it comes to maintaining your hair at home, this style is one of the easiest to manage, as it only requires a set of clippers with various blades and a bit of patience.
Buzz Cut with Beard
When you rock a buzz cut hairstyle with a beard, you’re bound to get attention. There’s something about this style that screams masculinity and makes you seem tougher, more rugged.
It’s amazing how a simple buzz cut paired with a beard of virtually any length can seemingly transform someone from the friendly boy next door to the rock star who lives one house over.
2021 Trendy Hairstyles: Crop, Comma
With less social occasions on the calendar that call for a hard-setting hairstyle, there has been a rise in popularity of tousled, casual hairstyles for short to medium-length hair.
The crop haircut, made famous by Korean actor Park Seo-Joon, is similar to the buzz cut but has a few key differences. The easiest way to identify the crop is that it’s more top-heavy in terms of volume and fringe than the buzz cut, which tends to be shorter regardless of its variations or styles.
Crops aren't for everyone, and this particular crop may be for even fewer people. The French crop is an interesting combination of your typical cropped haircut and a short-to-long fringe in the front. Not everybody can pull this style off without looking a little silly, so be sure you know you're right for the French crop before committing to getting one yourself.
Textured Crop Top Fade
Since the crop is such a standout hairstyle as it is, it’s seriously no wonder that adding a textured top and a fade make this style go from 10 to 100 on the style scale. The textured crop top fade haircut is a careful combination of a traditional crop and a high fade. The style gets its name from the fact that the fade is so high that it almost seems to be a ‘top fade’.
With this hairstyle, the voluminous portion of the hair is textured; it might be spiky, curly or wavy, which gives the haircut an added boost of dimension and intrigue.
Messy Cropped Top & Low Fade
For those looking for a messier hairstyle that involves low fades, there are few better options than the messy cropped top. Cropped tops are hairstyles that, as the name suggests, crop the top part of the hair while cutting the back and sides, usually in the form of a fade. Cropped tops are typically paired with middle or high fades, but low fades work just as well.
Low fades look best with cropped tops when they're messy. Messy cropped tops aren't well-suited with the neatness of high and middle fades, which is why they work so well with low fades. If you'd rather have a neater cropped haircut, you may want to go for a middle or high fade instead.
Scissor Crop & Mid Fade
The scissor crop and mid fade are similar to the messy cropped top, but this time with a mid fade instead of a low undercut. This hairstyle uses a scissor crop on the top of your head, which is a variation of the crop haircut. As the name suggests, the scissor crop involves the use of scissors instead of shavers to get the job done.
Combine the scissor crop with a mid fade, and you've got yourself a neat-looking hairstyle, which is perfect for men who are a little insecure about their forehead size. Don't worry, we’ve got you.
Icy Cold Young French Crop & Highlights
Not happy with Crop hairstyles above? If you really want to stand out, this playful variation of the crop hairstyle should do the trick. French crops are already standout material, and with some extra highlights, you'll be looking younger and more colourful than usual. You can even take it one step further and dye your hair before adding highlights.
Get a medium-length haircut and curl your fringe inwards into a shape resembling a ‘comma’, and you will recreate this trendy Korean hairstyle in no time. Popular with male K-Pop artists and Asians, the comma is a hairstyle that features fringe on both sides of the part, with one side curling towards the centre of the face.
The messy comma is the perfect mix of chic and K-Pop. The messy comma is ideal for men with medium to long hair, as well as for those with thick hair and texture. Of course, this style can still be achieved with straight hair, with the help of products.
To get this look, the hair should be generally messy and tousled, but the fringe should curl in towards the nose on one side, mimicking the shape of a comma.
2021 Trendy Hairstyles: Curtain & Mullet
While ultra-short and mid-length natural hairstyles are trending, some men simply don’t want to be bothered with scissors or clippers. Natural long hair is also very popular, particularly styles that require less need for haircuts maintenance.
Face mask tip: When wearing a mask, we recommend parting long hairstyles to show the forehead for a better impression.
This ’90s-inspired hairstyle is exactly what it sounds like; hair that is styled in such a way that it reminds us of window curtains. In fact, curtain bang was one of the most popular cuts in the ’90s and early 2000s and it's becoming more popular again.
With this style, the hair is parted in the centre and the fringe falls evenly on both sides of the face.
Medium Wavy Curtain Bangs
A fun version of curtain bangs, medium wavy curtain bangs is a play on the classic ’90s style. As its name suggests, the style is medium on the length and requires the hair to be wavy. The fringe falls on both sides of the face as it would with any other curtain hairstyle.
The mullet isn’t for everyone. From its seemingly mismatched lengths to unique overall appearance, the haircut is both daring and fun.
The style is a type of ‘business in the front, party in the back’ look, as the front of the hair is shorter and the back much longer.
Even More Popular Men’s Hairstyles to Try in 2021
Did any of the 15 hairstyles above help you find your next look? If not, don’t worry! To help you find the best style for your hair, we’ve compiled men’s hairstyles below that are sure to remain popular throughout 2021.
Short Hairstyles for Men
Short hairstyles can go from simple, low-key cuts to longer, more striking hairstyles. They're generally also one of the most accessible types of haircuts to work with, but you'll need to frequent your local barbershop if you're looking to keep up with the look.
Let's start off with one of the most popular short hairstyles today. The quiff is a massively popular haircut among teens and young adults. It’s a safe pick if you want to go for a cool-looking style that's great for almost any situation.
Textured Quiff Mohawk
The term ‘quiff’ refers to a hairstyle that contains aspects of various older hairstyles. It may combine the pompadour and flattop of the 1950s or the popular mohawk in some cases. Basically, it takes the best parts of these hairstyles and transforms them into one neat and stylish package.
With quiff hairstyles, keeping good form is vital. That's why you'll need durable hairstyling products to be able to hold the hair in place for extended periods, especially if you're the active type. Overall, it's one of the more demanding short cuts, but a beauty nonetheless.
Short Curly Quiff
As an alternative to the regular quiff, the short curly quiff offers a more natural version of the quiff cut. That's because the curly quiff relies on the natural curliness and messiness of the hair, and doesn't need to rely on hair products to look good, unlike the mohawk.
Typically, the back of the hair is short and well-trimmed. The front, however, is longer and often curled or tousled into a somewhat spiky bundle of hair on top of the head that extends outwards.
While quiffs are great hairstyles for those who want to try short-haired looks, they aren't the shortest hairstyles around. In fact, there are plenty of other, even shorter hairstyles that require little to no effort to look good.
These hairstyles involve an undercut, which refers to a type of buzz cut done on the sides and back. But not just any undercut. We're covering low undercuts, which aren't as neat-looking as middle or high fades but offer a simpler and more natural look that's easy on the eyes.
Low Fade & Hard Part
If you really want to stand out without even using hair at all, then you should go for a hard part. As the name suggests, a hard part is a type of hairstyle that involves parting the side and top of the hair. It’s usually accompanied by a minor shave along the gap to intensify the part, hence the term.
One of the best accompanying hairstyles of the hard part is the low fade, which just means that the sides and back of your hair fade more towards the end of your hairline. This allows enough space for the hard part to stand out even more, which really gives it that extra impact. It's a tough-looking haircut, no doubt about it.
Short Curly Haircut & Low Drop Fade
Here's another curly haircut to add to the list for all those curly-haired readers out there. This particular curly hairstyle focuses on looking as neat as possible. And while that may sound like a challenge for curly hair in general, this hairstyle manages to pull it off quite nicely.
Since curly hair is best left curly, you'll want to complement it with more natural-looking hairstyles. A straight, low fade wouldn't really do the trick, as it doesn't blend well with the curls on the top of your head. That's why a drop fade is used instead — by fading behind the ear, it gives off a smoother, more natural vibe to the cut, which goes really well with curls.
Mid fades are the type of fades that aren't too small to be considered a low fade, nor too big to be called a high fade. They're perfect for those of you who just can't decide which type of fade you want to get. They're more low-key than the high fade but still offer that neat finish that high fades are known for.
Short Textured Quiff & Mid Fade
We covered a quiff haircut earlier, but it wasn’t combined with a mid fade. Quiff haircuts are very versatile, as you can look neat and tidy or rugged and macho depending on how you style and comb it.
That's what makes mid fades so good with a quiff — no matter what style you're going for, it'll blend right in. So, if your lifestyle is dynamic, with a mix of both formal and informal gatherings that you attend regularly, you'll want to go for this look.
High and Tight Fade
The high fade is a guaranteed standout, because the exposure of the scalp makes it hard not to look at it. If fades could talk, the high fade would be the loudest. But that's not all it does — with little to no hair on the sides, the high fade helps focus people's attention on your eyebrows and facial hair.
High Temp Fade & Short Spiked Wavy Hair
Want to add a little extra edge to your look? Then a spiked haircut may be your best bet. At first glance, short spiky hair may seem just like a quiff haircut or even a fauxhawk. But the main difference is in how the hair is positioned — spiky hair tends to be styled upwards, hence the term ‘spiked’.
Should you choose to go for this hairstyle, we recommend using either pomade or gel for best results. You'll need something that can hold the spikes up at all times, and both of these hair products are suited for just that. If you're looking for a little extra gloss, then a gel is excellent, but pomade will do the job for you almost all the time.
Short Mohawk with Fade
You’ve heard about the mohawk, and you’ve likely also heard about fading — but have you ever heard of the mohawk fade? If not, you’re missing out. This short hairstyle gives you everything you love about mohawks and the style everyone hopes to achieve with a good fade.
In addition, since the hairstyle is so short, it’s easy to maintain and quick to style every morning. The fade portion of the hairstyle can be customized to your unique tastes, using a shape or design, or a simple thin-to-thick cut.
Short & Spiked Mohawk
If you aren't really sure what to get at all, then try going for a short and spiked mohawk look. It's not too bold, not too low-key, is relatively low-maintenance, and can even be styled into other hairstyles when grown out thanks to the top not being much longer than the sides.
Don't like how bold of a statement the mohawk makes, but like the general idea of it? Don't worry, there's a more low-key alternative to the regular mohawk. Known as a fauxhawk, it's a modern take on the mohawk, with less defined features that make it acceptable in just about any scenario.
Fauxhawks are also divided further into sub-categories based on length. You've got your short fauxhawks, your long fauxhawks, and even more stylish variants such as the taper fade fauxhawk. Even fauxhawks with undercuts are a thing. There are lots of options to choose from, so feel free to pick one that suits you best.
This type of spiky mohawk pretty much follows the footsteps of the classic mohawk, but with more modern features. For one, it looks neater, thanks to the way that the mohawk is styled. It's also thicker than most classic mohawks, giving the hair more volume.
High Fade Mohawk
The high fade mohawk is a combination of the mohawk and a stylish high fade. For this hairstyle, the mohawk can be any length, which is what makes it such a great option. In this case, though, the fade is a high fade, which means that it follows a clean-cut line going back from the forehead and gradually becomes shorter as it moves towards the neck.
Short comb-overs are a category of hairstyles that were born to be paired with a well-fitted suit and dress shoes. The short comb-over, whether it be stylized or classic, is a style that never goes out of fashion.
Classic Short Comb-over
Arguably one of the cleanest-looking haircuts on this list, the classic short comb-over reminds us of a kid getting his hair ready for his class picture. Of course, this doesn't make the comb-over just for kids — in fact, it looks great on any teen and young adult who wants a clean finish to their look.
One of the great things about the comb-over is that it can also be customized to have a different look and feel every time. For example, you could use either a high or medium fade, depending on your preference. You could also even incorporate a hard part below the comb-over if that's what you'd prefer. You really can't go wrong with a good comb-over.
Other Short Hairstyles for Men
Haven't found any short hairstyles that you like yet? Fear not, we have a few more options that don't really fall under any category so far but are stylish enough to be featured here.
Named after a mistress of a former king of France, the pompadour is now used to refer to a men's hairstyle that's similar to a comb-over, only that this time the hair is combed backwards rather than to the side.
As a side note, pompadours are just as versatile as comb-overs. They're great when combined with different fade lengths and even side parts. Just be sure to use the right pomade or wax if you're planning on getting this hairstyle as some may find that their hair returns to its natural shape after a while.
If you've played any of the Street Fighter games, you probably recognize this haircut from the character Guile. The flat top is a particular type of hairstyle that gets its name from the flat shape of hair on top. Flat tops can be short, medium or long, depending on personal preference and how well the hair can be held up with gel or pomade.
Curly Flat Top
While the flat top is usually associated with straight hair, curly flat tops are a thing. Often not as long as a straight flat top, a curly flat top shapes the curls of the hair as flatly as possible.
What's cool about curly flat tops is that they can look very different, depending on the type of curly hair. Frizzy, curly hair (the kind that you'd see in afros) can seem more voluminous. Meanwhile, the wavier variants of curly hair look messier than the average flat top.
Medium-length Hairstyles for Men
For a lot of men, the medium-length spectrum of hairstyles provides the most options. It's basically the goldilocks zone of hairstyles, as it isn't too short nor too long for the average Joe. You can quickly tell who'd look great (and not so great) in short or long hairstyles, but it's challenging to do the same for medium-length hairstyles. They work well with most face shapes and types, making them extremely popular among men.
Short Textured Haircut & Long Fringe
Relive that emo phase with this stylish look. While the fringe is most commonly remembered as a defining trait of emos, it’s definitely still fashionable to this day. Sporting a fringe also looks surprisingly good when paired with a short haircut, such as a fade or undercut down the sides. What you get as a result is a long, healthy fringe that's given the spotlight thanks to the short sides not getting in the way.
Arch Fringe & Scissor Taper
This haircut is perfect if you want to drop the shaver and go for a hairstyle that's made with a lot of scissor work. Fringes are already usually cut with scissors, and with a scissor taper to boot, you can get yourself a nice haircut that has more of a human touch than most. All that's really holding you back is the skill of your barber, so be sure to find a good one before getting this haircut.
Modern Slicked Back Men's Haircut
Don't confuse the slicked-back look with your average pompadour. While the pomp does involve a slicked-back look, it has a particular shape that defines it as pomp. Slicked back hair, on the other hand, can refer to pretty much any hairstyle that slicks the hair back. This particular hairstyle involves longer hair for a more hipster feels to it.
Classic Combed Back Style
Who doesn't love a classic combed hairstyle? Sure, it may require more work than, say, a crew or buzz cut, but combed hairstyles are usually considered stylish and sophisticated. There are more than a few ways to comb your medium-length hair, as you'll see below.
Confident Quiff Brush-up
The quiff can be rocked with medium-length hair too, giving off a lot of attitudes. To achieve this look, all you need is a little gel or pomade and a brush or comb. Apply the hair product, and with a bit of combing here and there, your hair should look like the one in the picture. Just be sure to either apply a lot of gel or get a good brand of matte wax or clay, since it's easy for the quiff to fall apart if not kept properly in place.
If a quiff isn't doing it for you, then you can go for a more straightforward combed haircut with a side-shaved comb-over instead. But you don't need a fade or an undercut to keep some of your hair — you can go for fully shaved sides. As you may have guessed, this makes your comb-over stand out more than it usually would.
So, if it's standing out, you may as well go all the way. By not cutting your top too much, you can comb-over a good chunk of hair, which will look really stylish with the shaved sides. Throw in a beard or a moustache, and you've become your local hipster.
Brushed-back Scissor Crop
Scissor crops are usually short, but if you've grown out the crop, or decided to keep it a bit longer intentionally, then this hairstyle is perfect for you. Just brush out the hair on top, and you're all set.
Here are a few more pomp ideas for all of you out there who think that the short pomp just isn't long enough.
Modern Pompadour Undercut
The modern pompadour is pretty much the definition of manliness. There's a lot of hair to appreciate, and it's a style that will make you stand out. While pomp is the main attraction of this one, it’s a style that can look great whether you are clean-shaven, or want to rock some facial hair. It’s versatile enough that you can confidently wear it even with a full beard.
Remember that the undercut is still as relevant as ever, and it can be combined with the pompadour for some striking results. Many choose to take a classic undercut approach to the sides while keeping the pompadour the star of the show. A clean undercut is one of the hottest looks right now. With short sides and smooth, slicked-back pomp, nobody can stop you!
Textured Pompadour Fade
Pompadours and fades. Who would have guessed? Since pompadours give off a lot of attitudes, medium and high fades are the ideal sides cut for this one. Low fades are acceptable, but you won't get as much of an ‘oomph’ as you would with the mids and the highs.
Messy Textured Pompadour & Low Fade
There is one exception to having low fades with pompadours. Since low fades are for more natural and messy-looking hairstyles, you'll want your pomp to look messy or wavy if you want a low fade cut. That way, you won't have a mismatch of styles. This hairstyle achieves a more natural and rugged feel to the usual pomp.
Finally, let's end the pomp section with the hairstyle that started it all — the classic pompadour. The key difference between the traditional pomp and the more modern pomps is the cut on the sides. Modern pomps are usually paired with super-short sides, such as fades, undercuts or shaved sides. On the other hand, the classic pomp simply has the sides of the hair a bit shorter and slicked back.
Undercut with Stylish Pomp
This pompadour is the perfect balance between short and medium length, resulting in a hairstyle that's full of volume thanks to both the pomp and the undercut.
Medium Length Haircut & Mid Fade
Here are a couple of other medium-length hairstyles that make good use of a nice mid fade.
Medium Side-swept Men's Hairstyle
If you're the type of guy who prefers finger combing instead of using an actual comb, then you should get a side-swept haircut. With medium-length hair on top, you'll have enough volume while keeping it short enough to be supported by gel or pomade.
The curly fringe will almost always be in style, as it's something that only certain men can pull off well. If you're one of those lucky few, then you really should try this hairstyle out. It's hard to not appreciate a good curly fringe as it really sends that playful and carefree vibe. It’s also a convenient way to hide a little forehead if you wish to do so.
Curly Fringe & Classic Taper Fade
Combined with a classic taper fade, you set the stage for your curly fringe to really shine. This is without doubt one of the hottest hairstyles, and it’s starting to trend. Lead the pack by jumping on the movement early!
Men's Hairstyles with Added Mess
Feeling a little wild lately? A messy hairstyle can really go well with that personality. If you've got thick hair, though, you may find it difficult to shape your hair the way you want it. Fortunately, some styles can make you look as wild as you want without forcing your hair to stand up in weird shapes. This haircut, for example, is a simple spiked haircut that uses wax to keep it in place.
Side parts, in a way, are more of an accessory to a hairstyle than a hairstyle in itself. For example, you can add one into a quiff, a slicked-back haircut or even a pomp if you're feeling daring. There are plenty of reasons to throw in a side part, since they make your top more pronounced while presenting a cleaner look.
Natural Bowl Cut
Though this hairstyle was mostly an ’80s thing, bowl cuts can still make for a great haircut, provided that you have the face for it. Just be sure to keep the cut at the right length to keep its round shape. With its heavy texture, this is a hairstyle that shows you like to keep things simple without sacrificing your individuality. This hairstyle can also be transformed into a more airy, lighter texture.
Modern Bowl Cut
The modern bowl cut, sometimes called the ‘Korean mush’, is a modernized version of the traditional bowl cut, with a straight horizontal line that connects the sides to the fringe. With that being said, there are a variety of things that can be done to achieve this look. For example, you could combine a short bowl cut with a fade to create a custom modern bowl cut look. Or, you could utilize a messy bowl cut and pair it with a low fade or a carefully sculptured beard.
Bowl Cut with Short Bangs
This is a variant of the modern bowl cut, with a shorter fringe above the eyebrows. The most significant feature of this hairstyle is a straight, forward line that starts from the ear and ends on the forehead.
Bowl Cut with Side-swept Bangs
Does the regular bowl cut not do it for you? To mix it up, keep your fringe below your eyebrows, and direct the flow to the side by running your fingers through it until you get the desired look. Yes, it does look pretty emo, so do what you will with that knowledge. A simple fix like a side sweep is a great way to make a bowl cut look more modern. This hairstyle manages to be classy without being stuffy. It’s also easy to maintain.
Popular among trendsetting men in South Korea, the Gulie Cut is a mixed hairstyle. The sides are made more prominent with the strategic use of razors and clippers to widen the gap. You can use your own hairline and hair growth pattern to form the part in the direction and placement that looks most natural. The result is a style that gives an optimistic yet assertive vibe.
Medium Haircuts for Men
Natural Waves Medium-length Men's Haircut
Sometimes, it's best to let your hair do all the work for you. In this case, all you need to do is let your hair run free. This is best suited for wavy hair, as it looks great on its own. Of course, you'll want to give your hair a few combs, but try to keep it as natural as possible for full effect.
Ear Tucked Part
A good ear tucked part hairstyle shouldn’t require a lot of effort and should be easy to recreate each time you go to the barber. Why? It’s simple; this haircut is a basic style that uses a middle or side part and has the wearer tucking both sides of the part behind the ears. It’s best suited for medium to long hair or for men who have a very long fringe.
Long Hairstyles for Men
Growing out your hair isn't for everyone, especially if you're living in warm climates. But if you're looking to make a statement with your hair, then long hairstyles offer the most striking looks. From fades with extended tops to hairstyles that are all about healthy, long hair, there's plenty of options for you to rock those locks.
Hairstyle for Long Wavy or Curly Hair
Long Curly Hair Fade
This confident and contemporary long curly hair fade is a powerful way to embrace your natural curls while keeping things simple and easy. By leaving some length on top, you get to show off your curls, and the undercut fade on the sides emphasizes the look. Be sure to choose a good styling cream.
Longer Men's Hairstyle for Curly or Wavy Hair
If you've got curly or wavy hair, one of the best ways to show it off is by just letting it all down. It never hurts to keep it simple, and with curly and wavy hair, you don't need any elaborate hairstyles to stand out. Just be prepared as you'll need good hair products and regular combing to maximize the look.
As a complement to your long hair, you can grow out your moustache or beard to match. You could go for a simple, minimal look or a more elaborate look like the anchor beard shown in the picture. If you'd rather just get a clean shave, then that works fine too.
Modern Undercut & Longer Hair
As undercuts are all the rage these days, we get it if you aren't a fan of just growing your hair out. Luckily, you can keep the top of your head nice and long while getting a clean undercut at the same time.
Undercut with Long Tousled Top
Tousled looks are definitely standout material, but they're sure not the easiest to pull off. For one, you'll need long, thick hair, and some high-quality matte hard wax. It also takes a while to get used to styling the hair itself, as you'll want to find the right balance between clean and unkempt hair.
Once you're able to perfect the look, though, it'll definitely pay off, as few hairstyles beat the suaveness of a clean yet chaotic tousled look.
Side Swept Undercut
If tousled haircuts aren't your thing, or you'd rather go for a more low-maintenance look, then side-swept undercuts should do the trick. Instead of having to toss your hair round, all you need to do for a nice side-swept haircut is a comb and a little pomade.
As the name suggests, a side-swept undercut features long hair that's combed to the side, accompanied by a clean undercut on the sides. It's also a great emergency hairstyle should you find that your hair has grown out longer than you'd like.
Long Spiky Hairstyle & High Skin Fade
Undercuts are cool and all, but if you're the type of guy who prefers more cleanly cut sides, then high skin fades are a great alternative. They get rid of almost all the hair on your sides, which puts focus on your top hair. This makes high skin fades great when paired with striking hairstyles that range from neat and clean to cool and edgy.
Long Hair Slicked Back & Shaved Sides
One of the most popular hairstyles that make use of high skin fades is the long, slicked-back hairstyle. You've probably already seen a few guys in public with this style, and if you have, you know that it screams manliness. With no hair on the sides to compete with, the slicked-back hair gets all the attention it needs.
As a bonus tip, try getting accessories and other looks that further complement your slicked hair. Having your top hair be the star of the show is great, but with an accompanying beard, for example, it'll look a lot better.
Samurai Haircut (Top Knot or Man Bun)
Loosely based on the traditional hairstyles of the ancient Japanese samurai, the samurai haircut or man bun features long, top hair wrapped up in a nice top knot. Paired together with the high skin fade, and you get a hairstyle that's a bit messier than a slicked-back look, but still gives off that manly vibe to it.
Should you decide to get yourself a samurai haircut, remember to find the right type of hair knot beforehand. Usually, a nicely kept bun is the way to go, so you'll need something small enough to hold it tight. If you'd rather go for a messier look, however, you'll want a hair tie that's big enough for a loose bun, but tight enough to hold the bun in place.
Longer Natural Flow Hairstyle & Short Sides
Low Fade & Long Curls
If a more natural look is what suits you, then going for a long fade with long curls is your best bet. Naturally curly hair is best left untouched, which is why this style makes full use of your curls without making it look too messy with the help of a low fade.
Low fades are ideal in this case because they provide a more low-key and natural look to your hair, which is perfect for those curls. While you can definitely compare this style with the tousled hair look, note that the curls here are natural and more free-forming.
Haircut for Long Hair
Long Hairstyle & Beard
Sometimes, you just don't know what to do with your long hair. Maybe you've grown attached to it, or you just don't like changing the way you look. Regardless, you don't have to shape or cut your long, grown-out locks to look good. Instead, all you need is time — time to grow yourself a beard.
If there's one long-haired hairstyle that's stood the test of time, it's the long hair and beard combo. It looks good on just about anyone who can manage to grow both. It gives off a manly and mature vibe and is definitely a hairstyle among hairstyles.
The typical bob cut has straight, jaw-length hair and often comes with a fringe. The only thing that sets it apart from the popular women’s hairstyle is that men often pair it with thick glasses.
American actor Johnny Depp sported this style for a while, with his bob hitting his shoulders and falling straight down with a centre part.
Make 2021 the Year You Find Your New Men’s Hairstyle
The right hairstyle can make you look more attractive and showcase your killer personality. Anybody with a proper haircut, coupled with the right clothes and accessories, can expect to become a head-turner. You don't even have to go overboard with your style! Simple, low-key haircuts are more than enough to turn heads, so long as they suit you.
While having the right cut is the foundation of a proper hairstyle, equally important is using the right products to achieve a full look. Each hairstyle has its own particular needs, and everybody's hair is unique.
Over many decades, we have developed a range of products specifically designed to tackle, transform and complement men’s hairstyles. Whether you need a quality pomade, wax, clay, gel or hair spray, GATSBY has you covered.