Sometimes that not too long, not too short hair length is just right. Medium hair for men is longer than 2-3 inches or thereabouts.
These medium men’s haircuts tend to be longer on top with short sides and back but don’t have to be. Some scissor cut looks keep a good amount of length at the sides and back. For guys wanting a lower maintenance look, sides can be short, faded or undercut.
While many of these medium men’s hairstyles are version of the slick back, pompadour or quiff, there are plenty of other cuts at this length. Longer versions of the trendy crop can be medium length and styled down into bangs or with some spikes. Side part hairstyles or comb overs are another easy to style option. And of course there are many ways to create a unique slicked back style by adding texture, a part or changing direction.
Check out these 23 men’s medium haircuts for messy, clean cut and cool looks.
1. Medium Length Crop Haircut
This is medium length version of the popular crop haircut. Thick hair is cut into heavy blunt bangs and styled with texture. The sides are short and faded.
2. Textured Quiff Haircut
Here’s another version of the trendy textured crop styled up into a spiky quiff. The sides are short with a low skin fade.
3. High Fade Haircut + Vertical Pomp
This high fade haircut leaves hair long on top. It can be styled in lots of ways but this vertical pomp is dramatic and cool.
4. Textured Spikes + High Fade
This medium length haircut with a high fade is styled into modern spikes with plenty of texture.
5. Messy Comb Over Fade
The comb over fade is frequently a slick style but this messy, high volume version has plenty of natural flow.
6. Undercut Hairstyle
This undercut hairstyle can easily be styled straight back but try textured criss cross style for something different.
7. Side Part Pompadour
8. Pomp Hawk + Undercut Fade
This cool disconnected undercut is styled into a pompadour mohawk hybrid.
9. Classic Men’s Tapered Haircut
This modern version of the classic James Dean haircut has a little bit more length than the original but is styled with that characteristic tousled finish. In this age of the hipster, James Dean may have worn a similar short beard.
10. Wavy Medium Length Men’s Haircut
This cool look hits three major hair trends for men. The taper cut is styled into a messy quiff with texture.
11. Long Fringe Taper Haircut
This scissor cut style pulls some longer hair on top back while leaving some loose over the forehead in a nod to the 90s.
12. Sweep Back + Side Part
There are many ways to get a unique version of a slicked back style. Style it messy or slick, straight back or over to the side or add a part, like above.
13. Longer Taper Haircut for Wavy Hair
Medium length haircuts look great with some wave. Instead of a loose, shaggy look this gentleman pulled hair back into a cool sweep back with plenty of natural texture.
14. Superb Movement + Flow
This long look has lots of movement and flow that strikes the balance between styled and messy.
15. Comb Over + Hard Part
This fresh look contrasts a defined shaved part with a loose comb over.
16. Sweep Back + Taper Haircut
Swept back hair is similar to a slick back but looks like wind did your styling. This taper for fine hair is styled with a matte product and fingers for a loose finish that stays in place.
17. Medium Length Haircut Styled Back
This cut is medium length all over with some length and shape at the neckline.
18. Morrissey Hair
This loose quiff is inspired by Morrissey’s signature style, which was inspired by James Dean. This classic pomp has been in style for the last 50 years and looks as good today as it ever has.
19. Surfer Slick Back + Beard
This cool look takes messy chin length surfer hair and slicks it back with a low shine pomade. The tousled look contrast the ultra clean beard.
20. Messy Hairstyles for Medium Length Hair
This bed head style for men’s medium hair couldn’t be easier to style or exude more cool.
21. Side Pomp
This modern take on the pompadour pulls hair to one side on the diagonal and adds piecey texture.
22. Modern Pompadour
A textured finish without shine adds a modern finish to the classic pompadour shape.
23. Side Part Hair
To get this high volume side part hairstyle, try parting hair opposite the usual side. Hair gets used to your usual look, so this will add some height.