Time for a new haircut right? You will find the best inspiration here. Even if you pay a premium price ($45+) for a top tier barber, getting a fresh look is the most cost effective way for a guy to get noticed amongst the crowd. I highly recommend trying out a new style of haircut at least four times per year. It is fun, and you will be appreciated. Try this challenge, and see how everyone around you notices!
Below, you will find the newest, coolest, and most popular men’s haircuts that MHT has curated for 2023. We take special care in finding the best haircuts for men. We are the only men’s grooming website that actually takes the time to connect with the best barbers in the world to get exclusive new styles and cuts.
This list showcases the freshest men’s hair ideas including short hair looks, medium to long hair length options, and super cool fade haircuts.
Scroll down, find a your new look, and then show the photo to your barber. Super easy. You will walk out of the barbershop a new man.
Find all the latest trends in fade haircuts, modern undercuts, pompadours in different lengths and styles, classic men’s haircuts, cool comb-over haircuts, and the most popular quiff haircuts and crop haircuts.
There are more cool haircut styles for guys than ever before. Stay fresh, stay cool. Mix and match features, hair length, part vs no part, or fade vs tapered haircut looks. We are also seeing men’s haircuts that show off longer hairstyles with movement and flow. If you have long hair or are thinking about growing it out, check out our ultimate guide to long hair for men.
Current trends are also showing natural-looking men’s hairstyles that are styled with lighter hold and matte finish pomades. You can also use a blow dryer to get some exaggerated flow and extra volume to your hairstyle.
Although the trend is leaning toward longer hair and medium-length men’s haircuts with flow, you will also find our top picks for guys that want short hair. Short haircuts are always popular because they are easy to manage and look nice and fresh almost all the time.
Some of these looks below are fade haircuts which means your barber uses clippers to shave the sides and back of the head in a particular style. Other haircuts are entirely scissor cut all over including the sides and back.
If you have curly hair, wavy hair, or thick hair, you will also find some great haircuts below. Got curls? Check out our complete guide to curly hair. We show you the best haircuts, and the best products to care for curly hair.
Okay, so let’s take a look at the best haircuts for men and hairstyles for men that we have seen this year.
Somewhere on this list, there is a brand new haircut and men’s hairstyle combination for you to try out.
1. Textured Men’s Haircut + Low Drop Fade
This is a cool haircut for men that features medium textured hair and a low bald fade.
2. Medium Length Haircut For Men + Bald Fade
This haircut for men features short to medium hair on top with shaved sides. A modern take on the pompadour. Totally cool
3. Modern Slicked Men’s Haircut
A great example of a classic slicked-back look. But here the hair on top is left a bit more natural-looking. This is not the traditional approach of styling with a shiny pomade. Rather the hair has been brushed back and blown dry with a hairdryer to give that natural flow and movement. Use a matte pomade.
4. Side Part Comb-Over Hairstyle With High Fade
A classic men’s hairstyle with a side part and short hair. To get this look you will want to use a product that has a bit of shine. Work a small amount of a shiny pomade into damp hair. Comb into place. To get some extra body use a blow dryer.
5. Men’s Haircut With Short Sides and Longer Hair On Top
This has been one of the most popular men’s haircuts for several years. Shaved sides. Long hair on top. You need to use a blow dryer to get the tall big hair standing up on top. A great look for any type but works best with thicker hair types.
6. Men’s Haircut For Wavy Hair
As we have said, longer hair looks are in. More and more guys are growing their hair out longer on top. This is a beautiful scissor-cut taper haircut for men with curly hair. It shows off some amazing flow and movement.
7. Men’s Haircut For Short Hair With High Fade
This is a great short haircut for men that can be styled in many ways. You can wear it slicked and neat for the office or mess it up for a more edgy look when you go out.
8. Long Hair Pompadour Hairstyle For Men
Another great example of a cool pompadour hairstyle with short sides and longer hair on top.
9. Undercut For Men With Long Hair
This is a super cool undercut. This might be a good option if you have an abundance of thick hair. The hair on top is left to flow wildly. Undercuts are one of those men’s haircuts that continues to evolve into cooler new styles.
10. Haircut With Long Fringe aka Bangs
A cool modern version of the classic “skater haircut” that features a long fringe in the front, and short sides
11. Tapered Haircut For Thick Or Wavy Hair
A beautifully tapered haircut. A stellar example of the side part haircut. Not too much clipper work, mostly scissor cut.
12. Thick Hair Crop Haircut With A Bald Fade And Line-Up
A cool haircut for men that have thick hair. It is cut short on top and super fresh in the front with a line-up. I love the contrast with the bald fade on the sides.
13. Short Textured Men’s Haircut With A Low Fade
A super cool short textured haircut with a low fade and plenty of flow. Textured men’s haircuts are awesome because they give you more styling options. They can be worn neat and clean if you style them with a comb or styled into a less refined messy hairstyle.
14. Textured Undercut Haircut For Men With A Long Fringe
Haircut by Rafa Underground
Such a cool haircut. Messy medium textures on top give that spiky look. The fringe was kept longer. Another undercut with a very modern twist to it.
15. Spiky Quiff Haircut For Short Hair
Haircut by Tom Baxter Hair
Another great example of a quiff haircut. One of the most popular men’s haircuts we have seen in the past couple of years was made popular by the likes of David Beckham. This one is on the shorter side. The textures give that spiky appearance on top. Use a medium to strong hold pomade to style the haircut into place.
16. Taper Fade Haircut: Medium To Long Hair
Haircut by Agus De Asis
This is an awesome taper fade haircut with some great medium-length flow. You will need a blow dryer to get the flow and movement seen in this beautiful men’s haircut.
17. Pompadour Haircut With A Mid Fade
Haircut by Viroga’s Barbershop
This haircut for men features a super clean mid fade on the sides and back. Perfectly blended into the short to medium-length hair on top. A great clean look for those of you with thick, wavy or curly hair.
18. The Classic Flat Top Haircut
Haircut by Nathan Emery
Perfectly sculpted curls on top and sides kept short with a mid fade.
19. Medium Length Haircut With A Clean Line Up
Haircut by Javi The Barber
A tight line up in the front. To get the hair to look like this on top, you need to use a blow dryer and brush. You can blow dry damp hair with or without a light to medium hold pomade.
20. Long Curly Hair Undercut With A Bald Drop Fade
Haircut by Braid Barbers
A bald drop fade keeps things cool in the back and sides. Curly hair on top is left wild. Long fringe in the front. If you have thick curly hair, this is a great look. Easy to style and maintain. Simply towel dry and go.
21. Comb Over Haircut With A Low Fade
Haircut by Talitha ‘Tils’ Maddison
A nice classic men’s haircut with a modern feel to it. A mix of a side part and pompadour hairstyle. This is a rad, super unique haircut.
22. Classic Men’s Haircut For Medium Length Hair
Haircut by Tom Baxter Hair
This is a beautiful men’s tapered haircut with a side part. Short on the sides. Long hair on top.
23. Cool Men’s Haircut With Longer Fringe And A High Fade
This is such a great haircut for men to get. A haircut like this is super versatile and very easy to style. It features a high fade with medium-length hair on top that can be styled in many ways. Style like a pompadour, slick it back, comb into a side part hairstyle or wear it dry and natural. So many options. To get this look use a light to medium hold pomade. Work a small amount of pomade into your hair when it is dry. Or, work it into damp hair and use a blow dryer and brush to get that movement and wavy look.
24. Short Men’s Haircut For Curly Hair: Clean And Tight
This is such a great summer haircut for men to get. Works with any hair type. Hair has been cut short on top. Features a drop fade down to the skin and a disconnected beard.
25. Undercut Haircut Meets Pompadour With A Bald Fade
This haircut is half pompadour, half undercut. It features a drop fade down to the skin. To get this look, you need a blow dryer. That is what will give the hair body, flow and movement. Brush and blow-dry to one side. Brush and blow-dry front to back. It is amazing what just a brush and a blow dryer can do to give the hair some flow. You don’t even need to use a product. However, a light to medium hold pomade will help to keep the hair standing up for more hours of the day.
26. Messy Undercut Hairstyle For Men With Thick Curly Hair
Another great example of the modern undercut. Messy textured hair on top gives the undercut a modern feel.
27. Medium Length Haircut For Straight Hair
A low fade to the sides and back with medium hair on the top left to flow however it wants.
28. Long Natural Curls With A Line Up And Cool Hair Design
Cool side hard part curves through this high fade. Perfectly blended into longer natural hair on top.
29. Low Bald Fade With Messy Long Hair On Top
An undercut with long messy textured hair on top. Super clean low fade.
30. Long Textured Wavy Hair On Top With Short Sides
A bald fade haircut with long wavy hair on top. Lots of contrast going on. One of the coolest men’s haircuts you can get if you have wavy or curly hair.
31. Cool Side Part Haircut For Thick Hair
Cool looking low fade, side part (shaved hard part). Great looking quiff hairstyle with medium-length hair.
32. Natural Curls + Beautiful Textures + Hard Part
Clean mid fade with natural curls on top. The hard part separates and contrasts the sides from the hair on top.
33. Stylish Medium Length Haircut For Curly Hair
Such a tight short haircut for guys that have curly hair. Super clean cut short sides blended into thick curly hair and long fringe.
34. Long Beautiful Natural Curls
Another curly hair masterpiece. Nicely trimmed sides. The hair on top is left to do its own thing.
35. Men’s Haircut For Medium Length Curly Hair
A cool simple neck design is carved into this taper fade. Blended nicely into a short classic men’s haircut. Use a small amount of pomade or towel dry and brush it into place. Super easy to style.
36. Short Men’s Haircut With Textured Curly Hair
A cool thick textured hairstyle for men that have curly hair.
37. Pompadour Meets Modern Mullet – Ultra Cool
Mullets are in. And will grow in popularity as we head towards 2020. This is a super cool undercut meets pompadour meets mullet.
38. Medium Textures On Top With Short Tapered Sides
If you have thick hair, this is a great haircut to try out. Tapered short on the sides. Long hair on the top styled back. You can style it into a side-part look or slick it back.
39. Slicked Back Undercut Hairstyle For Men
I like this haircut a lot. The undercut is not shaved as high as you normally see. The hair on top is slicked back. You can either brush or blow dry it back. Or you can go for a more slick look by using a shiny pomade, working it into damp hair, and brushing or combing your hair back into place.
40. Scissor Cut Side Part Haircut For Thick Hair
Another great example of where things are headed. More flow, movement, and longer lengths of hair. A beautiful tapered haircut for men. Short on the sides but no skin. Styled naturally into a side part.
41. Mohawk Bald Fade Haircut With A Fresh Line Up
Mohawks have become more and more popular lately. This cut features a bald fade, line up in the front to keep things looking clean and fresh, and the curls on top are left natural to do their thing.
42. Haircut With Long Bangs + Mid Fade
A long fringe looks cool. This is a modern take on the classic skater haircut for guys. Long textures are styled forwards into the flow of the fringe. The heavier hair length in the front and on top contrasts perfectly with the mid fade to the sides and back.
43. Short Quiff Haircut With A Mid Skin Fade
Short haircuts for men never go out of style and always look great. This is a great haircut for guys that have thick hair and want to keep things clean and fresh. This look features a mid fade and short textured hair on top styled into a quiff. The great thing about short haircuts is that they are easy to maintain and style. Not much to it. Simply towel dry, work a small amount of pomade into damp or dry hair, and style into place using your fingers. One of the best short haircuts you could get.
44. Textured Quiff Meets Pompadour Haircut With A Line Up And Bald Fade
A cool haircut. Part mohawk, part quiff, part pompadour. It features a bald fade that emphasizes the wild loose hair on top. To get this look, you need to use a blow dryer and a brush.
45. Short Crop Haircut For Wavy Hair With A Low Fade
Crop haircuts have been super popular. They are still going strong and will likely continue to be a top pick for guys that like a short haircut. Crop haircuts work for all hair types. At first, we were seeing mostly blunt cut crops. These days we are seeing more textured and asymmetrical fringes. This one is kind of in between. This is definitely one of the best haircuts for men that want to keep their hair short. It is also one of the best haircuts for receding hairlines since the hair is styled forwards.
46. Natural Waves Medium Length Men’s Haircut
A very natural-looking classic men’s haircut. Short sides, a bit longer on top, brushed back into place.
47. Slicked Back Wavy Men’s Haircut With A Bald Fade
Another good haircut for guys that have thick or wavy hair. A classic look with short sides and medium-length hair on top. It can be styled back naturally, as in this photo, or slicked back with a shiny finish strong hold pomade.
48. Modern Taper Fade Haircut
A cool tapered haircut. The hair on top and in the back is kept longer to give the hair movement and flow front to back.
49. Longer Curly Hair Flow Haircut With Clean Neckline
This is the best haircut for curly hair. Things have been all cleaned up along the hairline with an awesome minuscule taper fade. The curly hair on top and in the back is left to flow naturally.
50. Medium Length Thick Hair On Top With Short Sides
This is one of the best haircuts for thick hair or curly hair. Styled into a side part quiff. Super cool haircut for men.
51. Low Fade With Twisted Curls On Top
This cut features a low fade with natural curls on top that have been styled using a twist sponge.
52. Natural Slicked Back Haircut For Cool Guys
One of the best haircuts for thick wavy hair. This natural look is popular right now. Sides are cut short (but not faded) to emphasize the natural wavy flow on top. Fade haircuts are still super popular but more guys are opting for more natural looks like this one.
53. Tapered Men’s Haircut With A Side Part
Another amazing haircut for men with thick hair. A classic medium men’s haircut that has been popular. Things are trimmed and cleaned up. But no clipper work. No shaved hair. No skin. This is what we will see more and more. More guys are opting for longer hair.
54. Tapered Haircut For Men With A Long Fringe
I love this haircut. This is one of the best haircuts for thin hair or fine hair. If you have less hair, you want a haircut that keeps more but places emphasis on what is left on top. This taper fade and short sides accomplish that. Blended perfectly into a medium length on top that has a tremendous amount of flow.
55. Super Cool Low Fade With Short Textured Hair On Top
This is one of my favorite haircuts that I have seen in the past year. I like fade haircuts that are not just your classic fade. This haircut shows off some cool 1980s design with hard lines in the back and sides to give the fade some extra detail. Very cool. I got this haircut myself after I saw it done by Rafa. On top, we have some nice medium textures.
56. Thick Hair Quiff Haircut With A High Fade
Another fantastic haircut. I love this choppy textured quiff haircut that features a high skin fade. To get this hairstyle use a strong hold pomade. Work it into damp hair. Blow dry and brush the hair into place. This is a super cool part disconnected undercut part quiff.
57. Choppy Textured Medium Length Haircut For Men
A few years ago, it was all about short textured haircuts. Then things evolved into longer textured haircuts like this one. This is a good haircut for guys that have thicker hair, whether your hair is coarse or fine. The textured cut makes the styling part easier. You can towel dry or do a quick blast blow dry. Then work a medium to strong hold pomade into the hair to bring the textures alive. Every day you can get a different look depending on the direction you move the hair into place. That is what is awesome about textured haircuts like this one.
58. Beautifully Tapered Men’s Haircut With Medium Length On Top
Such a great tapered haircut. Classic. Simply brush and blow dry front to back.
59. Simple Short Men’s Haircut With A High Fade
A nice simple classic short haircut for men to get right now. The hair is styled a bit forward with a flip back and to the side in the front.
60. Temple Fade Haircut
A beauty temple fade haircut with natural curls shaped to perfection on top. This haircut is finished with a super clean line up in the front.
61. Long Tall Natural Curls (Jimmy Butler Styles) And Low Bald Fade
Keep things cool in the summertime with a bald fade on the sides but a longer length of hair on top.
62. Short Men’s Haircut For Curly Or Wavy Hair
Whitney has put out some of the best men’s haircuts for curly hair. Here she has beautifully textured the curly hair and cut it short to medium length.
63. Long Wild Natural Curls With A Bald Fade
Bald fade on the sides to keep things fresh. Wild curls on top.
64. Super Cool Long Surfer Hairstyle For Guys
If you are thinking about growing your hair long, this is a great cut that will take you in the right direction. The sides are short but not at all close to the skin. The hair on top is neatly trimmed and styled in a modern, slick back look.
65. Beautifully Sculpted Big Modern Afro
Incredible shape. What incredible attention to detail.
66. Men’s Hairstyle For Longer Wavy Hair
Another great haircut for men that want to work towards growing their hair out longer. The hair is scissor cut nice and neat and will allow for growing the hair out even longer over time.
67. Cool Long Hair Hairstyle For Men With Tied Back Pony Tail
Long hair is cool. More and more guys are growing their hair out. Looks great with the beard. Hair can be tied back into a bun, kept in a ponytail, or just let go loose and wild.
68. Burst Fade Mohawk Haircut
A cool mohawk pompadour hairstyle with a disconnected beard.
69. Low Fade + Longer Curls On Top
Low bald fade and medium-length curls on top. Super clean line up in the front.
70. Classic Medium Length Haircut For Men
A simple and natural look. A great tapered haircut styled into a side part. To get this style that is full of life and body, you need to make use of a blow dryer.
71. Men’s Haircut With Long Bangs And Short Sides
The quiff haircut has been the most popular haircuts lately. This one features a longer fringe standing tall.
72. Stylish Men’s Haircut For Long Hair
A cool side part hairstyle for men with longer hair to try.
73. Modern Undercut With Longer Hair On Top And Shaved Sides
This is a good haircut for guys that have fine or thin hair. The bald fade makes the medium to long hair on top stand out and seem more substantial. A haircut like this will make it seem like you have more hair than you might have. A good option for guys with thinning or fine hair.
74. Textured Quiff Haircut With A High Fade
Another amazing textured quiff haircut. A popular choice for guys that have thick hair. The quiff has been one of the best men’s haircuts of the year.
75. Forward Swept Fringe + Medium Hair + High Fade Haircut
A cool textured undercut. The bald fade disconnects the longer hair on top, which is styled forwards into the longer fringe.
76. Spiky Textured Haircut With A Bald Fade
If you want a cool spiky haircut go for this choppy quiff. It works well for guys that have thick hair.
77. Curly Hair Undercut Hairstyle With Long Fringe In Front
Longer hair. Plenty of movement. Long fringe. Shaved sides. Super cool look.
78. Very Short Haircut With Spiky Textured Hair And High Fade
This is the best short haircut for men that desire low maintenance. It is so easy to style. Simply towel dry and use a very small amount of light to medium hold hair pomade. Or go natural and do not use any product. Super easy. Textured men’s haircuts of all lengths continue to be popular with guys.
79. Short Haircut For Black Men With A Low To Mid Fade
This is a perfect blend of a mid fade into natural curls.
80. Short Hair Haircut For A Receding Hairline
If you have less hair, fine hair, or thinning hair, this is a great haircut. A short textured quiff haircut with short hair on the sides but not shaved down to the skin.
81. Short Crop Haircut With A Low Bald Fade
One of the most popular men’s haircuts for short hair. The blunt cut crop haircut. This haircut is the best haircut for all hair types. It will work for thick hair, curly or wavy hair, or fine, straight hair. Also one of the most popular boy’s haircuts.
82. Taper Fade Haircut For Medium Length Hair
A taper fade haircut with tapered sides looks fantastic with some longer flow on top. Bigger hair, more flow equals more fun.
83. Long Hair With Short Sides Haircut For Men
Another great example of guys leaning toward growing their hair out. The sides are cut short but not super short (to the skin). Hair on top, and the fringe in the front is kept longer. You can slick it back or style it with a side part. We are seeing more and more men’s haircuts in longer lengths.
84. Curly Hair Tapered Haircut With Longer Fringe
Curls tamed. Short in the back and on the sides. Cool curly fringe in the front. A good haircut for curly hair. Curly hair doesn’t mean you can’t find cool men’s haircuts. Case closed.
85. Temple Fade Haircut
A killer temple fade haircut with natural curls grown out in the back.
86. Quiff Haircut For Short Thick Hair + High Fade
Medium textures on top with a high fade.
87. Mohawk Fade Haircut With Hair Design
A super cool mohawk fade with a surgical part dividing the fade.
88. Cool Mohawk Haircut With A Drop Fade
Mohawks are also trending and popular these days. This mohawk haircut looks amazing with a bald drop fade and disconnected beard. Style with a pomade that has a shine to get this look. These types of men’s haircuts are super cool.
89. Side Part Hairstyle With Long Fringe And A Low Fade
Cool long fringe in the front and longer hair on top combed over into a side part.
90. Medium Wavy Hair On Top With A Low Fade
Long loose hair on top is blown dry and brushed back. The longer length on top stands out nicely from the low skin fade.
91. Wavy Hair Haircut For Men
This is a great haircut to show off thick wavy hair. The fringe is kept long. Another modern take on the classic skater haircut of the 1980s.
92. Medium Length Classic Men’s Haircut With Clean Line Up
A beautiful shape up in the front and temple hairlines. Mid-fade haircut with medium-length hair on top. To get this look use a small amount of light to medium hold pomade. Blow dry and brush from front to back. It is the blow dryer that does all the work. It gives the hair body, flow and movement. This is one of the most popular men’s haircuts.
93. Side Part Haircut For Men With Wavy Hair
A beautiful haircut. This is the best haircut for wavy hair. It features a mid fade with a step that shows off the side part. The side part is exaggerated further with a fine hard (shaved) part. The hair is neatly combed over to the side. To add some detail to the wavy hair, use a pomade with a bit of shine. A classic men’s haircut with a modern feel.
94. Natural Flow Pompadour Haircut With A Mid Fade
Hair on top, and the back is kept longer to give that extra flow and movement. Again, you must use a blow dryer to get this style.
95. Short Combover Haircut For Men
The best classic men’s short haircut. Classic men’s haircuts look great on any guy for any occasion.
96. Short Haircut For Thick Hair With Disconnected Beard
Super short. Super clean line up. Looks great with this disconnected beard. Short men’s haircuts like this are great for Summertime.
97. Slicked Back Haircut For Thick Hair
A really good haircut for guys that have thick hair. Cut short in the sides but not shaved. Longer hair on top is styled back.
98. Short Men’s Haircut With A Mid Bald Fade
A bald fade with natural curls on top.
99. Rounded Box Fade Haircut With Low Fade A Hard Part
The cool hard part puts a nice accent on the high fade.
100. Low Temple Fade Haircut For Medium Hair
Finally, we have a great looking textured haircut for men in medium length with a perfect low fade.
Frequently Asked Questions
Guys are wearing their hair longer these days. Above, you will find a good selection of medium to longer length men’s haircuts and hairstyles. These haircuts can be scissor cut on the sides or have a low, mid, or high fade. Short haircuts are also alway going to be in style for guys that want a clean professional look.
Yes. This is exactly what you should do. Then you will get the haircut you want. Pick out a photo above and show your barber, and if he or she is talented, they will cut it exactly as the photo looks.
Nothing. You will just confuse your barber if you try to describe what you want. Instead, simply show a few photos of what you want your hair to look like. Easy.
Super easy. Just ask to have things cleaned up and request to not have much weight taken off.
This is entirely up to you. Fades are shaved very short on the sides and typically shows some skin. A tapered haircut is going to be a touch longer and scissor cut. Fades are better for short haircuts. A tapered look works better with medium length haircuts.
Yes. You don’t pay your barber for how much hair is removed. You pay for their skills and talent.
To get a quality haircut done by a professional, you are looking at a range of $30-40 plus a tip. Barbers that charge less are not likely to be as good. You get what you pay for!
I tip 25 percent of the cost of my haircut. And, I always get the best job my barber can do. It is up to you, but you really should not tip less than 10 percent. I would say 15 percent is most acceptable.
Longer hair is definitely in style this year whether that is long hair grown out, or medium hair length with flow.
Just get a style that you think looks good. It is a personal choice.
If you want to look clean (and attractive) we recommend getting a haircut every 3-5 weeks. If your barber is talented, you can wait longer. Cheaper haircuts done by less skilled barbers do not last as long, so you must get a haircut more often. This can sometimes end up being more costly.