2018 has ushered in a wide variety of men’s hair trends. Some continue and build on last year’s looks, some riff on classic men’s hair and others are brand new styles.
One word you will see over and over again is texture. Whether it is a cropped look cut to enhance texture or a medium hairstyle, it’s all about texture this year. Separation adds dimension and volume to hair. For guys with wavy or curly hair, this means growing hair longer to leave the natural texture visible. Taking texture to the next level, spiky styles are back in a big way but with modern takes on texture like thick spikes or a messy, tousled finish.
In addition to texture, popularity of crop haircuts has also reinvented bangs for men. There are so many ways to wear forward fringe, including a blunt line, diagonal or jagged teeth.
Hair designs have been evolving over the last few years. In addition to bold graphics, subtle lines and shaped necklines are other ways to express yourself. While fade haircuts are still popular, if you want to try something else you can go for a scissor cut taper instead. Or get a disconnect hairstyle with a defined line or step.
There are plenty of classic men’s hairstyles going strong in 2018 as well. Taper haircuts are often styled into pompadours or sweep backs. There are also short haircuts for all hair types including fine, thick, black and curly. Most of these retro styles are updated with textured styling, modern lines or bold lines.
Check out more than 50 of the latest new hairstyles for men to try in 2018.
Bold New Hairstyles for Men
1. Textured Pomp + Shaved Line
A line extending back from the temple almost all the way to the back of the head transforms this classic and clean cut pomp fade into a fresh and bold style.
2. V-Shaped Neckline
We’ve been into the V-cut neckline for a while now and it just keeps getting more popular. The V can be worn at the natural hairline or up higher as part of a fade haircut.
3. Nape Shape
Adding a touch of geometry at the neckline is a cool 2018 men’s hair trend that can be worn in many different ways. This off-center V caps of a cool taper haircut styled into a classic pompadour.
No fade haircuts can go two different ways. There is the scissor cut taper haircut or this disconnect hairstyle that features a hard line of hair against shaved skin.
4. Textured Crop + Disconnect
This cool disconnect style has a softer line than the previous look but has the same stepped effect. It’s a cool way to emphasize the heavy, spiky crop on top.
5. Step + Fade + Quiff
This crop haircut styled into a spiky quiff features a defined step before the fade.
6. Double Side Part Haircut
This disconnect is reinforced by a shaved line, which makes for two side parts and a pomp.
7. High and Tight + Hair Design
One of the ways to get creative with hair designs is placement as well as imagery. This graffiti-style arrow makes more sense over the ear and fits just right.
8. Crop Haircut + Choppy Fringe
The popularity of crop haircuts has also brought back bangs for guys. Instead of straight across Caesar bangs or something on the diagonal, this fringe is cut into a jagged line and styled into 3 curved fangs.
9. Wavy Crop + High Fade
The popular crop haircut is all about hair styled with texture on top and faded sides. From there it’s up to you. This short men’s haircut can be short or long, clean cut or bold. This cool look is the freshest way to wear a long on top, short side and back cut.
10. Short Haircut for Men with Thick Hair
The crop is an excellent short hairstyle for guys with thick hair. The textured cut lightens up hair and requires minimal styling. Heavier versions of this cut are also an option.
11. Angled Fringe
For an edgier crop, wear some bold bangs. This V-shaped fringe adds dramatic angles with minimal styling.
12. Short Crop Haircut + Blunt Bangs
The straight line of blunt fringe is another unique take on the textured crop. This works best for straight, thick hair types.
13. Heavy Crop + Long Fringe
The combination of brow length bangs and a high fade create a cool arc at the side of the head.
14. Mid Fade Haircut
Here’s another way to wear the crop with longer bangs. It is a lighter haircut with plenty of texture and length.
15. Heavy Crop + Diagonal Bangs
This cool cut is all about the bangs. Thick hair is textured all over and long in front, cut on the angle.
16. Jagged Fringe
This short haircut with some length at the hairline can be styled into spikes, a quiff or even a mini pomp. For something different and on trend, wear hair forward in fringe and pinch hair to form a point.
17. Cool Short Haircut for Men
Somewhere in between a crop and a classic men’s cut, this angled short cut is cool and easy.
18. Messy Texture
2018 is bringing back the messy look for men. Hair is cut to bring out texture while messy spikes complete the look.
19. Curly High and Tight
For guys with curly hair, texture is about length rather than cut. This high and tight has enough length on top to reveal some kinky curls while keeping the sides faded clean.
20. Textured Crop
This short crop with blunt fringe and messy styling work well for straight, coarse hair.
21. Longer on Top, Short Sides and Back Haircut
This classic and easy to style cut is on point for 2018 with some textured styling. Warm up a clay or fiber paste between hands and pinch together small sections of hair to get the look.
22. Curly High Top Fade
More length means more texture. This hi-top fade has lots of texture and volume with a soft halo of kinky curls.
23. Textured Quiff
Cuts and styles for 2018 mimic the texture of loose wavy hair. This cool cut features a tousled top and quiff at the front.
24. Side Part Hairstyle
While the slick comb over is an easy way to wear a side part hairstyle for men, this textured version has a lots of natural movement.
25. Medium Length Haircut for Wavy Hair
Wearing wavy hair medium length reveals all that texture. Styling this swept back look just requires some hold to keep hair in place.
26. Medium Length Messy Hair
Nineties hair like Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio’s medium hair is back in a big way. Trade in crunchy gel for a matte medium hold pomade.
27. Thick Spiky Hair
These spiky hairstyles for men take texture to the next level. We’ve come a long way from gel-formed 90s spikes. One of the modern ways to get the look is these thick spikes that angle up.
28. Spiky Quiff
Another modern way to wear spiky hair for men is these fine, texture spikes. Use a matte product with plenty of hold to form hair into a fresh take on the quiff.
29. Messy Spikes
Here’s another quiff with thicker, messier spikes. The same cut and style can still be worn differently.
30. Wavy Spikes
Spiky styles work for wavy hair too. This cool look pulls hair up into messy sections all over, working with wavy texture.
31. Spiky Mohawk Hairstyle
This spiky look has all the cool of a mohawk without getting the cut. Medium length hair is spiked straight up at the top of the head, with some matching piecey texture at the sides.
32. Modern Faux Hawk
33. Textured Quiff
The quiff can be combined with other men’s hair trends. This version features that signature height at the forehead plus tousled texture.
34. Side Part Pomp + Quiff + Handlebar Mustache
This hairstyle is a lot of look with so much going on. A classic pomp ends with an extra boost of volume, a fade starts out of a step and a full mustache is waxed into handlebars.
35. Pomp + Wave
Another fresh take on the classic side part pomp, this quiff ends in an unmistakable wave.
36. Medium Length Quiff
A little bit of blow drying plus some strong hold product can create gravity-defying hairstyles like this impressive quiff.
37. Quiff for Short Hair
Extra length at the hairline of this short haircut is styled into a quiff.
38. Classic Quiff
This cool look makes hair seem even longer than it is. Hair is styled up into a quiff at the front while the back is short and textured.
39. Tapered Sweep Back
Taper haircuts are scissor cut styles that mimic the transition of a fade with longer hair. Taper hairstyles are often medium length and styled straight back into a type of pomp.
40. Tousled + Tapered
This short taper haircut has enough length to style in a messy sweep back with plenty of flow and movement.
41. V-Cut Neckline
Nape shapes are a cool way to finish off a taper haircut and completes the modern styling of a pomp shape.
42. Neck Taper
This cool messy look finishes off clean with a neck taper.
43. Short Scissor Cut Hair
This scissor cut short hair is thick all over with some subtle texturing.
44. Medium Length Side Part Hairstyle
Medium length hair all over is tapered to create a flattering shape. Stay dapper with this textured side part hairstyle.
Classic Men’s Hairstyles
45. Sweep Back
Swept back hair is exactly what is sounds like. Hair is pulled back with a wind swept finish. It’s a cooler, more casual way to wear slicked back hair.
46. Messy Pomp
2018 is taking classic hair shapes and adding texture, movement and flow. This cool side part pomp is styled with messy volume for a modern finish.
47. Medium Length Wavy Sweep Back
This medium length haircut uses wavy hair to add some natural texture to this swept back style.
48. Curly High Top Fade
Some classic haircuts never go out of style because they look so good and the high top is one of them. Styling on top changes according to trends, from a flat top to natural curls. This tight style seen on Courtland Sutton is somewhere in between.
49. Pompadour + Side Part + Pomp
This bold look combines retro styling and modern trends. The handlebar mustache and pompadour with a roll are vintage while high fade and disconnected step are current.
50. Pompadour for Wavy Hair
Styling a pompadour often involves a blow dryer to straighten hair or boost volume. This cool pomp incorporates wavy hair into the look. Work product through damp hair and work into shape before letting it air dry.
51. Modern Pompadour Hairstyle
The pompadour is another men’s hairstyle that is always popular. The height at the crown is flattering for all face shapes and it is easier to style than it looks. This taper haircut is styled into that classic pomp shape with some piecey texture all over.
52. Modern Afro Haircut
Short afros for men have been seen on black celebrities like Will Smith, Ice Cube, Lenny Kravitz, Craig Robinson and Michael Ealy. This fresh version is angled down at the sides for a modern update on the classic afro shape.
53. Short Hairstyles for Men
This longer on top, shaved sides and back haircut is one of the most common and attractive hairstyles for men. Here wavy to curly hair adds natural texture and volume.