33 Best Hairstyles for Men (According to Women)

33 Best Hairstyles for Men (According to Women)

If you’re looking to update your hair and try a more unique, modern, or edgy style, you came to the right place!

We’ve put together a list of the best hairstyles for men for 2020, including the trendiest, sexiest, and most attention-grabbing men's hairstyles we could find to give your style a serious upgrade!

Remember, everyone has different hair textures, lengths, colors, and styles, so don’t be afraid to experiment till you find the perfect look for your particular lifestyle.

Keep reading to check out our list of the best hairstyles for men.

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33. Drop Fade Hairstyles

Drop Fade Hairstyles Source

Like other fades, the drop fade can be added to any hairstyle and works for all hair types. It’s a great way to add a modern update to a classic hairstyle, by adding a clean-cut edge to a short look or taming thick or curly hair.

This hairstyle gets its name from the way the fade drops down behind the ear. The advantage of a drop fade over a high fade is keeping hair long around the crown, where hair tends to stick up.

Drop fade haircuts also cover the occipital bone that stands out at the back of the head. The exact angle of the drop fade will depend on your hairline, the location of your crown, and whether the fade is low or medium-high.

32. Textured French Crop w/ Taper

Textured French Crop w/ Taper Source

The biggest advantages of the French crop is its flexibility. It works well with most face shapes and hair types. Ask your barber clip or cut the sides depending on the kind of texture you want.

If you want more volume and texture, be sure to ask for the hair on top to be point cut. This creates a ragged look, and it’s ideal for taking out weight if you have thick hair. 

Remember, the length of the French crop can vary, so make sure to bring in an example, like the one pictured here, so your barber can estimate the length of the sides and back.

31. The Razor Up-Sweep Mohawk Hairstyle

The Razor Up-Sweep Mohawk Hairstyle Source

This is probably the most unique and edgy hairstyle on our list, which is why we saved it as one of the last. Men with longer hair will love this up-sweep mohawk hairstyle, especially since it has a more naturally vertical form as opposed to using a ton of gel to get it to stay in place, as you would with a traditional mohawk hairstyle.

This look has dimension because it’s long on top, medium in the middle and super short on the bottom. To top it off, it’s sure to get attention.

But seriously... could this hairstyle BE any cooler?? We think not!

30. The Textured Top + Temple Hairstyle

The Textured Top + Temple Hairstyle Source

For men that want a hairstyle that is both modern and masculine, try this cool undercut style with a short textured top. To style, keep about 2 inches on top at the most and tell your barber the exact length you want it.

29. Short Dapper Hairstyles

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Short dapper hairstyles are both elegant and smart. They perfectly suit contemporary men who want a neat and clean look they can wear to work.

This charming style is both professional and sexy and can be achieved with any high-quality styling product.

28. College Cut Hairstyles

College Cut Hairstyles Source

This popular men’s haircut is similar to an Ivy League cut except the back is cut short all the way past the crown with the length increasing, anywhere from one to three inches in the front of the head. Bangs may be worn straight down, parted in the middle or brushed to the side.

No matter how you style it, this is a hairstyle that the ladies love.

27. Loose Curly Hairstyles

Loose Curly Hairstyles Source

What's unique about this hairstyle, is it's actually a great choice for guys with curly hair because it works with your texture instead of against it. Tell your barber to keep 2-3″ of length on top, and a bit of length in the back.

Have him also allow your hair to fall naturally, slightly over the ear on the sides. To achieve this look, use a cream while your hair is still wet to define those waves and curls.

Let your hair air dry, then slightly break up the curls with your hand by scratching your head at the roots. You want to create a bit of a controlled messiness with this look so pick and choose which curls to undo, leaving some in their natural form.

26. Short and Choppy Hairstyles

Short and Choppy Hairstyles Source

For this look, tell your barber to keep the sides short (1″). Be advised, it is best cut with a scissor and comb, and remember to keep some length on top.

To style, apply a pomade while your hair is still wet to add shine and definition. Apply throughout your hair with a back-and-forth motion with both hands (alternating your hands front to back).

Finish by slightly pushing the hair to one side. If the end result looks a bit messy and undone, as in this picture of Brad Pitt, don't worry- you did it right! 

25. Business Casual Hairstyles

Business Casual Hairstyles Source

Business casual hairstyles are the perfect choice if you’re looking for something not too fancy, yet not too ordinary. In this photo of Jake Gyllenhaal, you can see the business casual haircut at it’s finest.

It’s perfect "day to night" hairstyle because it's appropriate for both a work day at the office or a night out on the town.

24. Two-Tone Hairstyles

Two-Tone Hairstyles Source

There is something undeniably captivating about a guy with a two-tone hairstyle, especially when a fun color like the one pictured here is paired with an awesome haircut. Never be afraid to experiment with color when choosing your dream hairstyle.

23. Deep Wave Hairstyles

Deep Wave Hairstyles Source

This is one of the coolest and most unique looks among men's hairstyles. This hairstyle can be easily rocked by men with textured hair who want a bold approach to their appearance.

Don't be intimidated! If you've got the right texture and you're bold enough to give it a try, you'll LOVE the results! 

22. Flattop Hairstyles

Flattop Hairstyles Source

Flattops are highly popular among military men, old school hip-hop heads and generally guys who just like imposing hairstyles.

To achieve this look, keep your hair at the most 3 inches tall and ask your barber to style to your preference, using the flattop hairstyle pictured in this photo for inspiration. 

21. Spiky Hairstyles

Spiky Hairstyles Source

Yes, spikes are still in guys! In fact, they’re making a comeback!

That being said, when it comes to spiky hairstyles, there’s an extremely fine line between sexy and shudder-worthy. If you’re a fan of the heavily-gelled spikes of the early 2000s, please note, it’s time for an upgrade!

With just a dime-sized amount of any high-quality product, you can keep your spiky, modern hairstyle both both edgy and smooth.

We recommend using a pomade like Mack for Men ShapeShifter.

20. Asymmetrical Hairstyles

Asymmetrical Hairstyles Source

For those who consider themselves adventurous men, you’ll love the playful and sometimes controversial look of the Asymmetrical hairstyle. This look will certainly draw attention and stand out from the crowd, no question.

We recommend using a clay like Baxter of California.

19. Side Bangs Hairstyle

Side Bangs Hairstyle Source

Bangs will always increase a guy’s cool factor. Whether they’re long and tossed to the side or trimmed just above the eyebrows, they play an edgy role in many popular hairstyles for men, including the side-swept look pictured here.

18. Afro Hairstyles

Afro Hairstyles Source

A hairstyle you can never go wrong with is the afro, particularly the modern adaptation. Trim and shape it to perfection and you’ll have an unbeatable hairstyle - GUARANTEED. 

17. Shaved Sides Hairstyles

Shaved Sides Hairstyles Source

If you’re not the type of guy to play by the rules, consider getting an unconventional haircut and rocking this hairstyle. We especially recommend this hairstyle due to how effortlessly sexy it is to style.

Ready for that "sexy without trying" or "just rolled out of bed look"? Congratulations. With this hairstyle- you've got it! 

16. Blowout Hairstyles

Blowout Hairstyles Source

The popularity of this voluminous hairstyle has skyrocketed in recent years. This obviously cool hairstyle, which requires medium length hair on top, is the easiest way to transition from typical boring guy to full-blown model.

Don't quote us... but hey! Why not try it for yourself?

15. The Caesar Cut Hairstyle

The Caesar Cut Hairstyle Source

This hairstyle has long been linked to power. After all, it WAS rocked by Julius Caesar himself!

To achieve this look, ask your barber to cut your hair short with a small, horizontal fringe. You might also consider adding a fade for a more updated take on this look.

14. Buzz Cut Hairstyles

Buzz Cut Hairstyles Source

If you think the buzz cut is no longer in style, think again! For those who like a short length, this hairstyle is a fashionable look to try. To keep this style feeling fresh, you might want to try adding some color by bleaching your hair.

13. Quiff Hairstyles

Quiff Hairstyles Source

The quiff continues to be one of the coolest hairstyles for men. It’s a relatively high-maintenance look that requires a good men’s styling product to pull off, but this hairstyle is worth the extra effort.

We recommend using a Pomade like Mack for Men.

12. The Faux Hawk Hairstyle

The Faux Hawk Hairstyle Source

The faux hawk, or fohawk is similar to the mohawk, but with more modern appeal.

With longer hair down the middle of the head and tapered sides, this hairstyle is perfect for guys who want a low maintenance hairstyle that still looks edgy and interesting.

11. Comb Over Hairstyles

Comb Over Hairstyles Source

The original comb over needs no introduction; although there have been some modern additions to this traditional style. Because of its versatility, with the comb over hairstyle, men can opt for a long or short comb over, allowing more flexibility with styles like a slick back, pompadour, or quiff.

With a faded comb over, as pictured here, there is some type of taper on the sides and some length on top, adding even more edge to this look. 

We recommend using a clay like Baxter of California.

10. French Crop Hairstyle

French Crop Hairstyle Source

The French crop is a twist on the classic Caesar haircut. It’s short and convenient to wear and features short hair with a straight fringe at the hairline in the front.

While the fringe adds an element of fashion to this hairstyle, the short length is very low-maintenance and easy to style in the mornings. HECK YEAH!

9. Fade Hairstyles

Fade Hairstyles Source

The fade is absolutely becoming one of the highest sought after hairstyles for men. The high fade haircut is an edgy, high-contrast cut that begins high on the sides and back, while the hair gradually tapers down the neck.

However, the low fade starts at the edges of your cut and hairline, right above your ears and neckline. You'll notice the taper is barely noticeable in some low fades.

8. Undercut Hairstyles

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Unlike the fade hairstyles, the undercut hairstyle is generally cut all one-length (except in the case of the undercut fade) and starts very high on the sides. Like the name suggests, this hairstyle essentially "under cuts" the hair on top to provide a strong contrast between the longer top and short sides.

The most popular version is the slicked back undercut, as pictured.

We recommend using a Pomade like Mack for Men.

7. Pompadour Hairstyles

Pompadour Hairstyles Source

This hairstyle is often paired with a high fade and a full beard. It’s rather easy to achieve and requires only a good pair of clippers and 3 to 5 inches of hair on top.

Don't forget, styling a loose pomp, as pictured here, will require a high-quality pomade or wax, allowing you to add height and style.

6. Braided Razor Part

Braided Razor Part Source

We know what you’re thinking… this hairstyle is COOL and we couldn’t agree more! With enough length, any section of your hair can be braided into this unique style.

Mixing two styles together, like the pompadour pictured here, adds even more edge to this hairstyle.

5. Short Sides w/ Medium Length Hair on Top

Short Sides w/ Medium Length Hair on Top Source

This hairstyle is one of our favorites on the list because it can be mixed with multiple hairstyles. The low skin fade hairstyle pictured is combined with a spiky side-swept fringe and short textured hair in the back.

Coupling with a cool beard gives you a more sophisticated look and will make others swoon.

We recommend using a premium pomade like Mack for Men's ShapeShifter.

4. Top Knot Undercut w/ Cool Design

Top Knot Undercut w/ Cool Design Source

This topknot hairstyle is rocked by many hipsters and Millennials, but if you have the hair for it, you should definitely try this cut and style.

With shaved sides or a design, the ponytail offers a different style that is sure to attract attention and once again, the possibilities for a cool under design are endless.

3. The Crew Cut Hairstyle

The Crew Cut Hairstyle Source

The Crew Cut is a classic hairstyle that isn’t going away anytime soon. Try pairing it with faded sides or opting for the slightly longer Ivy League version for some extra edge.

It's never a bad idea to change things up and experiment with different ways to "spice up" an otherwise common hairstyle.

We recommend using a premium pomade like ShapeShifter by Mack for Men.

2. Disconnected Hairstyle

Disconnected Hairstyle Source

There are many disconnected hairstyles, but the most popular is probably the disconnected undercut. This short haircut has high impact and is both stylish and eye-catching.

The style pictured features shaved sides with a longer length on top. It also pairs great with a beard.

We recommend using a clay like Baxter of California.

1. Textured Fringe Hairstyle

Textured Fringe Hairstyle Source

Textured fringe hairstyles are very trendy for guys with curly hair. Normally, wavy and curly hairstyles can be hard to manage, but the curly fringe just seems to work.

By adding a short fringe to your look, you can showcase your hair’s texture or color, or help frame your face.

Article Staff

Originally from the Midwest - and naturally an avid Michigan State University fan - Kara now resides in the hip East Village area in the heart of New York City.

Kara has written for sites that include Elite Daily, PC Mag, Huffington Post, AskMen, Yahoo! and Relevance.

Her BA in Media Arts and Technology, with a specialization in Games, Web and Interactive Media has taught her that you can try anything once (and that, sometimes, you really can live off delivery).

As a tech blogger turned social commerce columnist, she thrives in covering digital retail innovations, tech-based product launches, and noteworthy B2C start-ups.

Kara also dives into lifestyle editorial, providing commentary and advice on millennial movements, men's lifestyle fads, and dating trends. (And that’s just her free time.)

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