Most men’s haircuts are a variation of short back and sides, longer on top. These cool haircuts feature medium length hair on top for a wide range of cuts and styles. We’ve got volume, texture, waves and more.
Check out these pictures for a few of the possibilities when it comes to medium length hairstyles for men.
21. Skin Fade + Hard Part Pompadour
Haircut by Zainal
Gravity-defying is always a cool look. This pomp takes hair straight up with curved edges, setting it apart from a flat top style. The hard part extends the hairline while a low skin fade softens the neckline.
20. Mid Fade + Longer Textuerd Hair On Top
Haircut by Agus Barber
In contrast to the vintage pomp, this is a modern look with tons of texture. A blow dryer is key to achieving this stye with minimal product.
19. Medium Length Hair Blow Dried Back
Haircut by Alan Beak
Here’s some long slick hair with attitude. Hair is brushed back with visible comb marks but no shine. Undercut sides and tapered back for a clean finish.
18. Textured Crop + Heavy Fringe
Haircut by Braid Barbers
Medium length is an excellent choice for curly-haired gents. This cut is heavy on the fringe with some length and weight around the sides and back. Use a texture paste to enhance wave and add some more you guessed it, texture.
17. Slicked Pompadour + High Fade
Haircut by Michael Kelley
Medium length hair on top allows for styling creativity. Taking the usual pomp to the next level, this fresh style adds a coiled twist at the forehead for added height and dimension.
16. High Fade + Wavy Hair
Haircut by The Greek
For guys with some wave in their hair, medium length cuts bring out that natural texture. This layered cut with a high skin fade practically styles itself.
15. Cool Waved Pompadour
Haircut by Ross Parlane Barbershop
Another update of the classic pomp, this long on top cut adds a wave in addition to height.
14. High Fade + Comb Styling
Haircut by Liam Twist
Reinventing the slick back, this fresh style works hair in two directions. After working product through hair, separate out a section of hair along the forehead, a quarter of inch back or so. Then comb hair back as usual.
Finish by combing the front section of hair on the diagonal. Look for a streaker comb to get these ultra wide tooth marks.
13. Slicked Back Hair + High Fade
Haircut by Ben “Sugar” Kane
Easy to style looks are about the cut more than anything. With a slightly disconnected top and mid-high fade, the side are ultra clean cut. Hair on top is left long so it looks good growing out and in this slick back style.
12. Side Part Pomp
Haircut by Bryan at Squire Barbershop
A well-defined side part is an excellent addition to almost any haircut. A skin fade cleans up the neckline while hair on top is groomed into the classic combover.
11. Cool Under-Hawk
Haircut by Drew
Have fun with that length on top by styling hair straight up. This under-hawk combines an undercut and the mohawk style in a fresh way with lots of texture for 2016.
10. Classic Slicked Back Hairstyle
Haircut by Glassbox
For guys with fine hair, which is frequently lighter in color, those high volume styles are tougher to achieve. Instead, try this ultra slick look with a side part and defined comb marks.
9. Classic Men’s Combover
Haircut by Miguel Gutierrez
For 2016, long on top cuts and styles are frequently worn with faded sides. For something different, wear hair longer next to the part before it tapers down the skin. Keep hair from sticking up by ensuring it is cut long enough and add a touch of product.
8. Longer Thick Hair Blown Dry
Haircut by Morris Motley
One of the most underused styling tools for guys isn’t product but a blow dryer. They are easy to use and take just a few minutes to achieve a high volume style that has more staying power than with product alone.
7. Undercut + Long Fringe
Haircut by Mikey
This disconnect hairstyle pairs long hair combed to one side with a blurry fade. Plenty of height, volume and a coiled fringe make this combover something special.
6. Textured + Long Fringe
Haircut by fraser_hardgrind
As a reaction to all the slicked back styles over the past few years, we are seeing more forward fringe looks. This angular version features lots of texture and attitude.
5. Half Hard Part + Slicked Back Hair
Haircut by Antonio Mateo
Mix up that slick style by combing it on the diagonal. Check out @ambarberia for even more fresh takes on this classic style.
4. Slicked Back Undercut
Haircut by Bryant Gutierrez
This slicked back undercut is the perfect combination of height and texture. An ultra high fade emphasizes thick hair up top.
3. Hi Lo Fade + Surgical Part + Pompadour
Haircut by Dimitris Lianos
As if the super slick pomp wasn’t cool enough, the high low fade echoed by a razor part adds serious style to any cut.
2. Low Skin Fade + Slicked Back Hairstyle
Haircut by The Korean Barber
There are endless ways to rock the fade. This low skin fade follows the lines of long hair on top and just looks badass.
1. Scissor Cut Medium Length Hair Slicked Back
Haircut by Morris Motley
With lots of length, this cut is the ultimate in tousled texture. It also proves that not every long on top cut requires a fade. For more conservative workplaces, this cut works for a professional daily style while this is your look after hours.