When men think of having a short haircut, they may not realize just how many different styles short hair can have. We’ve put together 50 different types of short haircuts for men.
These short haircuts are classic, trendy, and mostly easy to manage. You’ll want to call up your barber right away for an appointment!
1. Tight and High
This short haircut looks great with any face shape. Shorter on the sides and in the back with longer hair on top, this hairstyle can be worn while relaxing on the weekends or with a suit at a formal occasion.
2. Classic Crew Cut
You can’t go wrong with this classic short haircut. Simple and stylish, the classic crew cut gives you an all-American look that will never go out of style.
3. The Undercut
This is one of the most popular haircuts for men around right now. This is great for men with thick hair who want to reduce the volume. With longer hair on top and shorter hair on the sides and in the back, there are many different variations.
4. Short Pomp
This vintage haircut is for men with a good sense of style and marvel in attention. You’ll always look great sporting this short pompadour.
5. Shorter Curls
Manage those hard to tame curls with this short haircut. You’ll still get to show off your natural curls, now they’re just easier to maintain.
6. The Classic Caesar Cut
This simple cut draws your hair to the front. This cut is great for men looking to enhance strong facial features such as the jaw and eyes. Pair it with a beard for ultimate style.
7. Pompadour with a Side Part
A new take on the pompadour adds a side part, which gives the haircut different angles. Pull the hair back away from your face and show off that beard you’ve been working so hard on.
8. Classic Side Part
This simple and classic haircut is suit for any gentleman. The length of the hair is a little longer than other short haircuts. It’s just long enough to comb over and give your hair some structure.
9. Short and Simple
If you’re looking for easy, traditional, and easy to take care of, this haircut is for you. Not to mention, it looks great on guys of all ages.
10. Slicked Back
This haircut is a cross between a pompadour and an undercut. The hair is just a little longer at the top and fades in well with the undercut. Slick it back with some hair product for a clean and polished look.
11. Designed Undercut
Barbers are getting artsy when it comes to undercuts and fades. People won’t be able to help but stare at how unique your haircut is. Just remember that you’ll have to go in for a touch up every so often to keep it looking sharp.
12. Super High and Super Tight
This look is great for men who are active, in the military, or have thinning hair. There is literally no maintenance to work about. Keep the hair slightly longer at the top and buzz the sides and back.
13. High, Tight, and Faded
Playing off of the high top style, a good fade looks great on any guy, especially when it’s worked in with a beard.
14. Angled Slicked Back
If you’re looking for a little more style than just slicking back your hair, this is the haircut for you. Slick your hair back in different pieces and directions to get the ultimate angled look.
15. Textured Top
If you want a little more hair to play with, this textured haircut is for you. Keep the top a little longer and run a comb through it in the morning with a little bit of product. Keep the sides short enough to notice there is a difference in length.
16. Short and Shaggy
If you want that just-rolled-out-of-bed look, this is the haircut to go with. It’s great for men with round faces and prominent foreheads since the layers should frame the face.
17. Faded Wave
A professional should definitely do this haircut. Add some wavy texture at the top and then add a fade. If you have a beard, make sure it fades into it for the most stylish cut.
18. Textured Curls
This gentlemen’s haircut is perfect for men with a slight wave or some curl to their hair. Pull your hair away from your face and towards the back to add some volume to the front. Don’t be afraid to put a little hair product in to give your curls even more texture.
19. Fringed Crew Cut
This look isn’t for everyone. Men with this haircut sport some blunt bangs and shorter sides. Ask your barber to feather the bangs if you don’t want them to look too blunt.
20. Swept Away
If you have a little time to spend on your hair in the morning, this is the cut for you. Take a comb, product, and hair dryer to sweep your hair up and to the side to give it amazing texture and volume.
21. Flowing Crew Cut
This simple haircut is great for men with a unique hairline or even a receding hairline. The hair is tapered around the face, which accentuates the face shape.
22. The Faux Hawk
Longer in the front and shorter in the back, you can give yourself a trendy and texture faux hawk. With just a little styling balm and product, your hair can stand up in all different angles.
23. Faded Spiky Hawk
This faux hawk is much spikier and includes a fade on the sides and in the back. It’s more versatile too if you decide not to spike it up one day.
24. Faded Hawk
There is a ton of potential for this short haircut. Keep the hair much longer at the top and either slick it back or keep it standing tall. Add a design of your choice to make the haircut really stand out.
25. The Arrow Fade
An interesting take on the undercut, this haircut offers some pretty intense angles. The sides are completely buzzed and trimmed to perfection around the top and the arrows pointing down his neck. Only the brave can sport this stylish haircut.
26. Short, Spiked, and Textured
You’ll need some seriously strong gel or hair product to spike your hair up like the model in this picture. This edgy short haircut looks effortless, but don’t be fooled. You’ll need to spend some time getting just the right height and volume.
27. Super Short and Textured
This basic style is great for men who don’t want to deal with thick or long hair. It looks great on almost any face shape and is easy to take care of.
The sides are short with this haircut so that the longer strands can fall swiftly to the side giving it an asymmetrical look. Consider adding some highlights for an ultra-edgy look.
29. Mid-Top with Curls
Manage your thick curls with this cool haircut. Shorter on the sides, your curls are maintained at the top and gives the hair mega volume. It’s great for almost any situation!
30. The Short Textured Cut
Add some dimension to your face with this haircut. Keep cool in the summer with these short sides, but still feel stylish with a longer top that you can add product to texturize it.
31. Tight Curls
If you don’t have big round curls, but still want a short and easy haircut, this is it! Cut the hair short and use some hair product and shampoo made specially for curly hair.
32. The Slicked Mane
This gives the pompadour an edgy feel. For guys with ultra thick hair who want to show it off, this is the haircut to go with. Look sharp with this cut while also looking effortless.
33. Faux Hawk with a Flowing Fade
You can’t deny how awesome this haircut looks! It incorporates a faux hawk, a fade, and a fantastic design all at once. You can also slick the hair back if you don’t want to rock the faux hawk some days.
34. Spikes All Around
This haircut needs little to no maintenance. Just slide your fingers through your hair to give it some volume. Make sure your hair is cut short enough so it spikes up on its own.
35. Side Part with an Undercut
This haircut has a slight undercut and the hair is parted to the side to add some volume to the top. This is a great haircut for men who want to keep their hair a little longer.
36. The Buzz
You hate dealing with hair and style and could be bald for all you care. Step it up a notch with a simple buzz cut. This will keep your head cool in the summer and requires no maintenance at all.
37. Blow It Out
Add some mega texture to your hair by feathering the front. Use a hairdryer and round brush to dry the hair in different directions for the best style.
38. Squared Off with Blunt Bangs
Taken straight from Europe, this haircut may not be for everyone. This haircut will accentuate any defining features such as your jawline. If you happen to have a prominent forehead, you may want to stay away from this haircut.
39. Mid-High with Short Length
With shorter sides, your hair looks like it has much more volume and height than it actually does. This is a great look for men with thicker hair.
40. Slicked to the Side
Playing off of the slicked back look, this short haircut has a part on the side and the hair is slicked off to the side. Use some styling balm to add some extra shine.
41. Short Ear Taper with Texture
The tapering by the ear is super important with this haircut as it frames the face. This short and shaggy look is great or men looking for a more boyish haircut.
42. The Surfer Cut: Textured with Highlights
Highlights are essential for this haircut to look good. They give it dimension and accentuate the texture.
43. Flat Top
This flat top look has little height, which is great for guys looking for a manageable haircut. It’s great for those who are active and don’t have time to style their hair.
44. The Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is known for rocking some pretty great hairstyles. This look from the 90’s is still stylish today, especially for guys with thick hair.
45. Parted and Slicked
This look has a prominent part and a slight comb over. It’s sleek and stylish for any event or situation. Make sure to add some product to give it some super slick shine.
Sometimes changing up the color can dramatically affect a haircut. This ombre coloring makes this style really stand out. It’s darker towards the roots and gets lighter towards the ends of your hair.
47. Tapered and Shaped
This haircut shapes the face nicely with a loner length towards the front. Just look at those precise lines, too!
48. The Front Fade
This is a great solution for men with curly and thick hair. The strict lines catch people’s eye and draw more attention to you. It’s the sharpest look in the book.
49. The Marcel Fade
Similar to the popular Marcel haircut in the 1920’s and 30’s, this modern take keeps the shiny curls but adds a fade and precise lines.
50. Wavy Pompadour and Fade
Show off those gorgeous waves and curls with this retro style. Part your hair on the side and add a fade to the sides. Keep the top long and give it some volume with a little bit of product.
Narrowing It Down
Now that you’ve seen a few dozen different hairstyles, you may feel overwhelmed with which one to go with. All of these looks are easy to achieve and most require little to no maintenance, so don’t let that intimidate you. Try out something new! If you don’t like it, don’t stress. It’s just hair and it’ll grow back.