One of the things about curly hair is that it is all different. From loose waves to tight kinky curls and everything in between, there is not just one top of curly hair. That means there are many cuts out there to suit your type of curls.
The second thing about curly hair is that not all barbers are experienced with curls. Be sure your hair professional knows how to cut your type of hair to ensure the best results.
With that in mind, check out these 11 cool curly hairstyles for men for a wide range of short to long cuts. One of them is sure to work for your hair type and sense of style.
11. Curly Hair Crew Cut + Clean Drop Fade
Haircut by Tommy Roth
A no muss, no fuss haircut for curly hair doesn’t have to chop it all off. This cool crew cut leaves enough length on top for some wavy texture to come out. The sides are cut ultra short with a drop fade all the way down to the skin. At the front, a line up hairline and beard give the short haircut a tight finish.
10. Curly Combover + Hard Part + Blurry Fade
Haircut by Alex Parjus
The slick combover is an excellent cut and style for guys with curly hair. The long on top, short sides and back cut means hair is easy to manage. This Don Draper look updated with a shaved part, fresh fade and defined curls. Look for a water-based hair product for plenty of shine and hold that is easy to wash out.
9. Skin Fade + Long Curls
Haircut by Stacey Notley
For the ultimate faux hawk, get the look with curls. Hair is styled for maximum height and volume, pushed forward so curls fall down over the forehead. This cool look is a modern update to vintage greaser hair.
8. Skin Fade + Thinned Out Curls
Haircut by criztofferson
Making the most of curly hair usually involves layered cuts that remove length and weight to free up movement and texture. This fresh cut does just that, requiring just a touch of product for hold, definition and height. A lineup and blurry fade completes the clean cut look.
7. Loose Curls + High Skin Fade
Haircut by Eddy Buck
Here’s how to have your fro and fade too. This fun and fresh style leaves hair long and loose up top, letting curls do their wild thing. It doesn’t look messy though. A high skin fade all around keeps length up top. With hair this long, curls benefit from conditioning and a curl cream to keep hair moisturized and frizz-free.
6. V-Shaped Back + Razor Part
Haircut by Ellis
This geometric cut adds a surprising contrast to wavy curls. A unique hair design cuts hair into an off-centered V at the back and reinforces the line with a razor part. Keep the look fresh with regular barber visits or trade it out for a fade when you want something different.
5. Drop Fade + Longer Fringe
Haircut by Javier
For a clean cut look that works for conservative or professional environments, this is a great cut for curly hair. The drop shadow fade is on trend without being too out there. Up top curls are short with a touch of length at the bangs. Hair can be worn loose like above or slicked across to look more formal.
4. High Fade + Curls
Haircut by Men’s World Herenkappers
For loose curls, more length is needed for hair to reach maximum texture. This cut is the best of both worlds with lots of length and loose curls on top and a high shadow fade to keep sides short. To style, use a medium hold product that defines curls and adds hold.
3. Undercut + Curls
Haircut by Nick The Barber
2. Long Curly Fringe High Fade
Haircut by Agus Barber
Another way to rock the slick curly look, this style is all about a deep side part. Then hair is combed over to the opposite side with a tangle of long curls up front.
1. Tight Curls + Tight Fade
Haircut by Prephair
The frohawk is the ultimate way to unleash the power of kinky curls. While this cut is easiest with tight curls, using product for hold makes it possible with other types of curl as well.
The expert cut leaves hair longest at the front, getting shorter towards the back in an arc. From there, a high fade quickly shaves hair down to the skin.