Best Medium Length Men’s Hairstyles

By Rich Krafting


Medium length hair can be messy or neat, classic or modern, worn up or down. More length means more options.

It seems like short hair is low maintenance but that’s not always the case. A great cut with tapered sides can go longer between barber visits. A half inch of growth on a shaved fade changes the shape of a haircut entirely while that same growth on longer hair is just more length.

Some of these longer cuts also have fades or tapers, which look good growing out but do require regular barber visits to maintain.

Check out 19 of our picks for the best medium length men’s hairstyles.

1. Side Part Hairstyle

Best Medium Length Men's Hairstyles 2017

Andrew Does Hair

This longer version on preppy hair has plenty of on trend texture and volume. This is a cool style for play or wear it combed neatly for work.

2. Combover + Taper Fade

Agus de Asís Hair Artist

This longer combover style features a hard part, taper fade at the sides and plenty of flow on top.

3. Long on Top, Short Sides and Back Hair

Sam Campagna

Men’s hair right now is all about free flowing styles with plenty of texture and movement. This one hits all those points with panache.

4. Quiff

Braid Barbers

Medium length hair takes this quiff to the next level, literally.

5. Sweep Back

Jannik Knopp

The sweep back has a similar profile to slicked back hair but has a more tousled, windswept finish. That works really well for medium men’s hair and keeps looking better throughout the day.

6. Comb Over + Fade

Junior Jr.

The cool combover works at every length, from short to long. This cool version features a fade for no maintenance sides and hair swept across to one side. Product along the part keeps hair in place while leaving hair loose at the ends.

7. Sweep Back + Wavy Hair

Matt J.

Longer and looser styles work well with the added texture from wavy hair. Use a medium hold product for some volume and hold on top while leaving waves to do their thing.

8. Pomp + Burst Fade

Men’s World Herenkappers

The longer the hair, the bigger the pomp. A slight burst fade behind the ear adds a cool detail at the sides.

9. Blown Back Hairstyle + Mid Fade

Raggos Barbering

This blown back hairstyle is a brushed look with volume. Long hair blends into a mid fade for a flawless finish.

10. Side Part Hairstyle for Medium Hair

Swagger & Blade

The side part hairstyle is one of those men’s hairstyles that can be worn in an almost infinite variety of ways. This fresh version features plenty of volume and texture.

11. Textured Comb Over + Mid Fade

Carter Supply Co.

Here’s a similar, yet different way to wear a side part. This version is parted further over to one side, leaving plenty of thick hair to comb over with added texture and volume.

12. Side Part Sweep Back + Neck Taper

Talitha A.M.E. Maddison

Tapered hairstyles are getting more popular, especially for medium length hair. They still look neat at the back, especially when swept back, combed towards the center and finished of with a clean neck taper.

13. Hairstyles for Medium Hair

Erin Grommon

Longer men’s hair requires cuts as much as short hair, just not as often. The occasional trim will shape hair, cut out weight and helps in styling. Without removing much length, this cut creates a fresh profile and clean cut style.

14. Classic Hairstyles for Men

Ross Mathieson

This side part hairstyle with a taper is a classic look. It can be styled clean cut like up above or with some texture and volume for added cool.

15. Messy Side Part Hairstyle

Tote Barber

This effortlessly cool style shows that it’s not all about fades. The look will keep getting better as you run fingers through hair as the day goes on.

16. High Fade + Side Swept Fringe

Rum Barber

This fresh style works long hair on top into side swept fringe. It could also be combed over to one side but it’s always good to have multiple styling options.

17. Undercut + Messy Comb Over

Whitney VerMeer

This disconnect hairstyle is a cool way to wear medium length hair. Sweep into this cool textured comb over or wear it neat.

18. Mohawk Fade

Tote Barber

While styled into a legit messy mohawk, this medium length hair with a fade can also be worn in a slick back, comb over or forward fringe.

19. Long Fohawk + Low Bald Fade + Beard


The fohawk, aka faux hawk, is cool short and even cooler with medium length hair. A combination of blow drying and product achieve this gravity defying look. This version uses Schwartzkopf Dust Up Powder. The cut can also be worn slicked back, in a comb over or loose with fringe.

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