If you are a man who is looking to switch up your look, it may be best to start with your haircut! By changing your haircut, you can change your entire appearance. It is important to do your research before changing your haircut because some haircuts look better on certain face shapes and are also easier or harder to maintain.
If you do not like to get your hair styled often, you will want a low-maintenance look. However, if you do not mind getting your hair frequently styled, a high-maintenance look would be just fine for you. Luckily for you, our experts have done all of the research on this topic so that you do not have to! Continue reading to learn about 20 fantastic hairstyles for men and details on maintaining these fashionable looks!
Starting with haircut number one, the infamous buzzcut. Buzzcuts are an easy style that is done with electric clippers. The hairstylist uses the clippers to cut the hair to one length all across the head. This haircut is famous for being used by many military men. It can easily be combined with a low, mid, or high fade to be made even more fashionable. The buzzcut is the easiest style to maintain and even be done at home if you have a pair of electric clippers.
2. Crew Cut
The crew cut is another extremely popular haircut for men to have. In this haircut, the hair on top of the head is a bit longer than the hair on the side of the head. The hair on top stands up a little bit, making for a very sharp look! This style is incredibly easy to manage. This style can also be done at home; however, if you have not done it before, we recommend seeing a barber.
3. Box Braids with Fade
Another insanely popular haircut for men to have is the box braid look with a fade. Although this look is a bit harder to maintain, it is worth it as it looks absolutely amazing on men. Depending on how much hair you have, this look can take anywhere from 2.5 to 8 hours to have styled. These braids usually last anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks, meaning that this maintenance will have to be done every 2 months or so.
4. Bowl Cut
Another infamous look is the bowl cut, a style that was made famous in the 60s with the popularity of the rock band, The Beatles. The bowl cut is effortless to maintain and can definitely be done at home with a bit of practice first.
5. Comb Over
The comb-over was once associated with balding men as a way to hide the tops of their heads, but it has now come back into fashion, and it is hot! This style can look great on nearly anyone; it does not matter if you have curly or straight hair. It is fairly easy to maintain with a quick trip to the barber.
The undercut was incredibly fashionable from the 1910s into the 1940s but then went out of style until recently. In today’s world, an undercut is a wonderful option for anyone, as it looks lovely. In this look, the hair on top of the head is quite long, while the hair on the head’s side is buzzed. It is easy to maintain.
Dreadlocks are another great hairstyle option for men to utilize. However, if you are going to style your hair into dreadlocks and are not a person of color, please do your research not to commit cultural appropriation. If you are a person of color, dreadlocks might be a perfect option for you. It is important to note that dreadlocks and box braids use different techniques, making them separate braids. However, like box braids, the maintenance on dreadlocks is fairly steep.
A fade haircut refers to a short taper that blends into the skin. It is very fashionable and looks great on anyone, regardless of hair type or texture. It is also easy to maintain and can definitely be done so with a trip to the barber every couple of weeks.
And now for the infamous mohawk, a look made popular by punk rockers! A mohawk is achieved by shaving the head’s sides entirely and spiking the hair that is left in the middle. If you are going for a confident and striking look, perhaps this one is for you. If you hope to start a rock band, this is definitely the look you should aim for. This look takes a bit of maintenance to keep up, as you will have to shave the sides of your head regularly.
10. Faux Hawk
If you are a fan of the mohawk but think that it is a bit too blunt for you, you are not alone in that logic. The faux hawk was invented for those who love the mohawk but cannot commit to such a drastic look. This look combines the striking middle section of the hair with a nice fade out, making for a less abrupt transformation down the head’s side. This look takes a bit less maintenance than the traditional mohawk.
11. French Crop
The French crop is a classic look that appears fantastically on anyone. It is charming and handsome. It features short hair with a bit of fringe. It is important to note that it is different from the caesar cut we will cover later on. This look is pretty easy to maintain with a regular trip to the barber.
12. Harvard/Princeton Clip
The Harvard/Princeton clip, which is often called the Ivy League, is popular among business people. If you are looking for a very professional look, this may be the one for you. It is incredibly easy to maintain with regular maintenance at a barber.
13. Man Bun
If you are a bit of a hipster and like to grow your hair out, you should absolutely consider trying a man bun! This is an easy look to care for, as you do not even need to go to the barber to care for this look. You just grow your hair out and throw it up into a bun.
If you would like to achieve a dramatic look, a pompadour may be for you. This look features a lot of hair volume on top of the head, working to build that confident appearance. This look takes a bit of maintenance to care for, as you will definitely have to visit a barber regularly to keep it from growing out too long.
15. Shape Up
A shape up is a fantastic option of haircut for a man to wear. This look is very crisp and pretty easy to keep up, as long as you are prepared to visit a barber regularly to keep your edges looking sharp.
Another dramatic look is the blowout. If you want to look like you just got hit with a gush of strong wind but somehow came out on the other end looking better, this is definitely the haircut for you. The blowout is fairly easy to achieve and is accessible for people with all types of hair to utilize. This look does need a bit of regular maintenance just to keep it looking nice and handsome.
17. Caesar Cut
The caesar cut is a very popular look for men to choose. This look features short and straight bangs and is layered. This look typically works best for people with straight or wavy hair, so if you have curly hair, you might want to avoid this one as it will be more difficult for you to achieve; however it is not impossible with a skilled barber. This look is easy to care for with a regular trip to the barber to stay fresh.
18. Slicked Back
The slicked back haircut is often referred to as the ducktail for its appearance in the back of the head. This look is one that is currently making a come-back in fashion in today’s world. It was popular in the 1950s and is just now picking up momentum again. This hair requires a pomade to keep it slick and styled back.
This look is pretty easy to achieve but will take more daily styling maintenance than some of the other looks mentioned throughout this article, as it takes a bit of work to slick back the hair correctly by using a pomade and a comb.
The quiff haircut is a combination of a few different hairstyles mentioned previously within this article. This style takes the pompadour, the flattop, and even the mohawk and combines them into one incredible look! This appearance is fantastic on anyone and makes for a striking and stylish look. It takes a bit of regular maintenance with the barber but is a wonderful option overall.
Last but certainly not least on our list is the afro. The afro is another look that does come with some important history to study up on before investing. This look is definitely only done with very curly hair, so if you have straight or wavy hair, you will want to try out a different hairstyle on this list. The afro is pretty easy to maintain but needs regular oiling as this texture of hair needs to be hydrated often to stay healthy and look well.
We hope that this guide helped you narrow down your choices and pick the hairstyle that will be best for you! If you are looking for the easiest styles to maintain, you will want to consider the buzzcut, the bowl cut, the crew cut, any fade, and of course, the man bun! We are sure that no matter what hairstyle you end up choosing, you will look fantastic!
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