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Best haircuts and hairstyles for men

50+ Best Haircuts and Hairstyles for Men

Certain trends come and go, but the best men’s haircuts and hairstyles never go out of fashion. When it comes to bringing out your best self, start with the haircut and let your other style choices follow. Indeed, you already have enough content on your social media pages to worry about, but which haircut is right for you? Enter the following style guide, which tackles the best men’s haircuts and hairstyles from every conceivable angle.

Not only does our expert guide touch down on virtually every type of hair or haircut—complete with links to more comprehensive articles—but it features trending topics, helpful pointers, and facial hairstyles as well. May it help bring out the best in you and your hair!

Whether your hair is short, medium, long, straight, curly, or some combination of the above, there are simply a ton of options to consider when getting your next cut. Start your journey by determining which type of hair you have and then follow our guides accordingly, to discover a truly epic selection of popular haircuts.

Don’t forget to account for things like facial shape or facial hair, as these factors will similarly play an important role in your overall appearance.

Short hairstyles for men
Jeremy Renner is a king of the grown-out buzz cut | Image: Supplied

Short Hairstyles for Men

The great news about short men’s hair is that it’s relatively easy to maintain in terms of shape and style. The less great news (for some men, at least) is that you still have a ton of different styles to choose from. Examples include crop cuts, buzz cuts, comb-overs with hard side parts, mini-pompadours, and so much more.

What’s important is that you don’t take your short hair for granted by ignoring it between cuts or forgetting to use small amounts of hair product when applicable. Also keep in mind that subtle variations in texture can go a very long way, especially with short hair. Click below to see over 50 of the best men’s short hairstyles.

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Related: Looking for all the best fashion tips and tricks for men? Check out the latest news here.

Medium hairstyles for men
Aussie movie star Jacob Elordi is a king amongst men when it comes to a medium hairstyle | Image: Supplied

Medium Hairstyles for Men

Medium-length hair is more popular than ever before, thanks in no small part to a growing number of style-conscious men. Be sure to account for things such as facial shape and hair volume before landing on your cut of choice. It’s similarly important to brush up on your terminology so that you have a firm grip on words like “fade,” “undercut,” “pompadour,” “crop,” and “quiff.” You’ll find relevant definitions, essential products, and a dizzying array of medium hairstyles in our adjoining guide.

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Long hairstyles for men
Singer Zayn Malik has often been heralded as a long-haired legend | Image: Supplied

Long Hairstyles for Men

We envy all the men out there who can nurture and then rock a full head of long hair, but we don’t envy their hair care routine! Then again, “messy casual” is a popular style so having long hair doesn’t automatically mean you’ll spend hours in front of a mirror. Alternate hairstyles include braids, the man-bun, straight, wavy, and more.

No matter what your style, be sure to acquaint yourself with grooming products such as a wide-tooth comb, a sturdy hairbrush, and quality hair products such as a texture spray or matte paste. A number of men combine their long and flowing locks with facial hair so you’ll want to master the beard basics as well. Pull it off and you’ll be a legend.

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Curly hairstyles for men
The first person that comes to mind when you’re talking curly hairstyles is Lil Dicky | Image: Supplied

Curly Hairstyles for Men

Curly hair is a bona fide mark of distinction that requires a firm sense of style and a little extra love and care. A quick tip is to routinely apply hair moisturiser such as sea salt spray so as to maintain volume and prevent your hair from drying out.

Another quick tip? Don’t overdo it with the shampoo because that can likewise lead to dried hair or frayed ends. You’ll find those pointers and more in our comprehensive guide to curly hairstyles, which includes advice as well as over 50 different cuts.

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Straight hairstyles for men
When you think straight hairstyles, you can’t look past the icon himself Ryan Gosling | Image: Supplied

Straight Hairstyles for Men

So you’ve been blessed with naturally straight hair, have you? Or maybe you need to get busy with the straightening iron in order to maintain your look of choice. Whatever the case, straight hair gives you the perfect opportunity to keep things relatively simple when it comes time to visit the barbershop. Taking a seat in the chair, you ask for a hard side part or maybe a slicked-back cut with a solid fade, to name just two of your many options. Keep in mind that textural variations can render major impressions so aim for diversity (longer on top and shorter around the sides, for instance) and incorporate small amounts of hair product when necessary.

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Trending hairstyles for men to consider
Cristiano Ronaldo has tried out his fair share of trending hairstyles for men | Image: Supplied

More men are taking a conscious approach toward grooming and appearance and the hair care industry has expanded accordingly. Not only will you find a slew of new barbershops popping up in cities around the world, but it seems that there have never been more men’s hairstyles to choose from than there are at this very moment. As such, you’ll want to master certain terms and looks so that you can sit down in that barber chair and get the right haircut every time.

We’ve been covering men’s haircuts and hairstyles since our very founding, with a legion of coverage to show for it. From the modern fade to the buzz cut to the slick-back to the mullet (yes, the mullet) and more, we’ve touched down on just about every men’s hairstyle that modernity can muster.

Use the menu above as your gateway to the best men’s haircuts and styles and then read on for even more pointers and considerations, such as facial shape and beard care.

Haircut and hairstyle advice for men
Zac Efron has always nailed the right haircut for his face shape | Image: Supplied

Haircut and Hairstyle Advice for Men

Is your face round, oblong, square, or another shape like a heart or a diamond? Do you have a thick beard, a goatee, some stubble, or a smooth baby face? Are you thinning up top or as voluminous as you were in your prime? Does your hair dry out easily? Is it naturally curly or straight? Do you shower with shampoo every day? These are just of few of the questions a man should ask himself before walking into the barbershop for his next haircut. After all, what works for someone else might not necessarily work for you and vice versa. Brush up on the following areas to become a true master of your follicular domain.

How to Choose Hairstyle for Face Shape

You might see the words “face shape” and think of…well…the shape of your face. It sounds simple enough but there’s more to it than standing in front of a mirror and figuring out what geometric shape your face vaguely resembles. To get the most accurate results, you should account for things such as the distance between the top of each eyebrow and cheekbone, the height of your face, and the length of your jawline.

Even once you’ve determined your face shape, you still have plenty of haircut options based on personal preferences. A square-shaped face lends itself to a wide variety of modern hairstyles, for example. Meanwhile, some men with heart-shaped faces want to highlight their pointy chin whilst others want to conceal it. Naturally, these decisions will affect how you proceed with your haircut or beard. You’ll find all kinds of helpful pointers in our adjoining guide.

How to deal with a receding hairline
Taron Egerton is the final boss of the receding hairline, take notes fellas | Image: Supplied

How to Deal With a Receding Hairline

For plenty of men, a receding hairline is basically a fact of life. What’s far less pre-determined, however, is how you roll with this particular punch. One of the simplest options is to rock a clean shave or modern buzz cut. Other men work with what they have by adding extra texture or layering, which can dial up the visual contrast and cleverly conceal thinning hair.

Putting hairstyles aside, baldness itself is a condition that requires its own share of focus and attention. There’s no foolproof reversal cure just yet but many companies are doing wonders in terms of slowing or preventing hair loss. It’s definitely important to separate fact from fiction as you wade through the tricky world of modern hair treatment for men. Start with the following links.

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How often should you wash your hair
Men should wash their hair with shampoo once every 2-3 days and no more than 3 times a week | Image: Supplied

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

If there was ever a topic that was more elusive than it sounds, it’s this one here. The simplest answer is that men should wash their hair with shampoo once every 2-3 days and no more than 3 times a week. However, there’s a slew of other variables to take into consideration. For instance, some experts suggest that men who use lots of hair products should shampoo more often than those who don’t. Furthermore, different types of hair will respond to different washing routines differently. And don’t even get us started on when you should use conditioner!

At the heart of most advice is the fact that your hair and scalp require a certain amount of naturally-produced, nourishing oils in order to stay healthy. Whilst moisture and exfoliation don’t negatively affect these oils, shampoo—which is basically soap—does affect them. Without these oils, the follicles can weaken in structure and dry out at the root over time, leading to thinner hair. It’s worth noting that certain variables such as hair product or hairstyle can affect the basic principles of hair care, so be sure to read up on our additional coverage intensively.

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How to style your hair
One thing is for sure when you’re styling your hair, you’ll need a comb and some product | Image: Supplied

How to Style Your Hair

Most of the best men’s hairstyles and beards require a certain amount of regular maintenance along with the use of hair products such as pomade, clay, gel, beard oil, and more. If you have anything longer than a buzz cut, you’ll also want to know your way around a hairbrush and comb. Be forewarned that not all pomades and clays are created equal, which is why we’ve listed out some of the better hair products in a separate article.

How to Bleach Your Hair

First and foremost: only true experts should even consider bleaching their own hair and even they should think twice before doing so. Not only is bleach a toxic substance, but it can wreak all kinds of havoc on your hair and scalp. If you simply must do it on your own, we offer a relatively safe step-by-step guide on the process. However, the best advice we can give is that you get it done by a professional instead.

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Jimmy niggles beard styles for men
Jimmy Niggles beard was a highlight during our shoot for American Express | Image: Man of Many

Consider Facial Hairstyles for Men

Facial hair (or the lack thereof) makes up a vital part of your overall appearance, to the point that it can even dominate other features. Whether you’re rocking a long beard or a simple moustache or anything in between, it’s important to consider how this decision will play out in accordance with your haircut and even your style of clothing. From the best beard styles for men to pointers on how to grow a moustache, we have you covered.

Beard Styles for Men

The men’s beard came roaring back into fashion over a decade ago and it’s been trending ever since. Equip yourself with some nourishing beard oil and trusty trimmers as you explore this ever-growing world of facial hair. You’ll soon discover a veritable bounty of beard styles, ranging from natural and full to partial beards like the Van Dyke or the Zappa. This is how you distinguish yourself from the herd so advance wisely.

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How to Grow a Moustache

The modern moustache is one of those things that can seem simple on the surface but quickly go awry. After all, the last thing you want to do is look out of touch or downright creepy, which are two vibes that the wrong moustache can generate. With a little patience and the right grooming tools, however, you can land yourself some upper lip-holstery of considerable style and quality. Consider pairing it with a beard to round out your facial hair portfolio, which is one of a number of pointers we dole out in our respective moustache guide.

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Gentry barbers
Gentry Barbers | Image: Supplied

Man of Many’s List of the Best Barbers in Australia

Now you know everything about men’s haircuts and hairstyles, check out our favourite barbers in your city.

Finally, let’s check out some much-needed hairstyles and inspirations for men.

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Hairstyle inspiration for men | Image: Supplied

Hairstyle Inspiration for Men

Gentlemen, let this be your mood board for hairstyles.

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Buzzcut | Image: Supplied
Haircut inspiration for men 2
Low Fade | Image: Supplied
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Mid Fade | Image: Supplied
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Side Part | Image: Supplied
Haircut inspiration for men 5
Textured Crop | Image: Supplied
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Flowy | Image: Supplied
Disconnected undercut
Disconnected Undercut | Image: Supplied
Scissor cut pompadour
Scissor-Cut Pompadour | Image: Supplied
Hard part
Hard Part | Image: Supplied
Parted long hair
Parted Long Hair | Image: Supplied
Ponytail | Image: Supplied
Half-Up | Image: Supplied
Man bun
Man Bun | Image: Supplied
Dreadlocks | Image: Supplied