10 Unique Short Hairstyles for Men + Styling Tips

Short hairstyles are more in style than ever before. It seems as if the era of longer, messier haircuts is coming to an end. If you look around, the professional, clean look has become very popular among young men, teens, and boys across the world. If you want to stay in the loop, trim your longer hairstyle, or just try something new, getting a stylish, short haircut would definitely help you with that goal.

Short haircuts are so simple that you simply cannot go wrong. Some hair gel, pomade, or even matte hair wax will work great in pushing up the front of the top, or creating a side parted look. You can also run your hands through the top in random motions, creating a stylish “just woke up and got out of bed” look.

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The Hipster

The Hipster

This style is really set off by it’s significant pomp on top which is why it is important to leave at least three inches on top when asking for this style. The side length depends on preference ranging from short to medium. Best for straight to wavy hair.

Side Swept

Side Swept

Short sides and full length side bangs are the components to the side swept look as well. It’s similar to multi-textured but the key is in how you style it. Volume is not a necessary factor in styling. The goal is for it to look soft and just barely brushed back.

Textured Cut

Textured Cut

A textured style with various lengths throughout creates a slimming silhouette for thick hair. This style works best for those with thicker hair and compliments round square or oval face shapes. It leaves many options for styling.

The High and Tight

The High and Tight

Inspired by the styles popular during the 1920’s this style has made a comeback. With short edges and about an inch and half on top this hair style is best for straight hair. It’s trendy yet masculine making it a popular choice with many.

The Crop

The Crop

Keeping the edges in close and tight gives straight hair a burst of volume at top. The cropped hairstyle has been common for many years but roughed up hair in the crowned area adds a more modern and rugged update. This style is ideal for those with fine hair.

The Angular Fringe Hairstyle

The Angular Fringe Hairstyle

The Angular Fringe hairstyle is a classic clean look. The trend of this short hairstyle for boys started up again in 2015 and is here to stay. In fact it is about to get even more popular than it is now so get ahead while you can!

This hairstyle has tapered short and clean sides but it maintains the thickness on the top of the hair. If you have a round face this hairstyle will look perfect on you but the style is so versatile that it will look great on anyone with any face shape.

The Simply Short Hairstyle

The Simply Short Hairstyle

The simple short hairstyle has been around forever and it is still the number one choice for short haircuts for boys and men alike. This is where you keep the sides and back of the hair short almost buzzed but you keep some length and thickness up on top. This allows you to mess with the top and make it your own however it is still short enough that molding it is not a problem and it doesn’t need too much maintenance especially just after you wake up.

The Side Part Hairstyle

The Side Part Hairstyle

This hairstyle has been around for generations and is a very classy look. If you have a son who wants to look like he is above his peers on an intellectual level or you want to add some sophistication to your own look this is the hairstyle to get. It seems to be getting more and more popular as people from all over the world are starting to sport this impressive look.

The Short Push up Hairstyle

The Short Push up Hairstyle

This classic look is much like the other two but with a more flexible thicker top. Instead of being buzzed or trimmed short the top is allowed to grow out and become longer while the sides are buzzed down almost completely. This look is a lot like the Angular Fringe only the top of the hair is much longer. This allows for a lot more flexibility.

The Top Fade Hairstyle

The Top Fade Hairstyle

The next hairstyle on this list of short haircuts for boys is the top fade. It’s a very modern classic look. It is a lot like a buzz cut however the top has a little more hair to it. It is a lot like the Angular Fringe just a lot shorter. The hair can also be styled and modified as it can be spiked up or slicked down. Some styling cream wax or pomade can help you maintain one of these styles or you can just leave it how it looks after you wake up for a wilder look.