Many of the most popular men’s haircuts includes shaved sides. There are a number of cool ways to get this look and we’re going to cover them all.
There are two main ways to wear shaved side haircuts. Different types of fades create a smooth transition while an undercut is more abrupt. Or make a statement with a hair design like a shaved line or more intricate patterns.
As far as the rest of your hairstyle goes, it can be anything from short, medium, to long, or straight, wavy, to curly. The styling can be anything you want. It all works with these cool shaved sides.
Here are most popular types of shaved sides haircuts for inspiration. Mix and match different sides and hairstyles for your own unique look.
Fades create continuity between different hair lengths for a smooth transition. Shadow fades cut hair from short to shorter while skin fades go right down to the, you guessed it, skin.
The fade trend is enduring because it is both clean cut and cool. This is a great example with a line up, temp fade, and spiky texture on top. This short hairstyle is suitable for work but also on trend.
Long hair styled into a waved pomp sits on top of a high fade. The hair is vastly different in length but there is a relationship between the curves at the front and back of the head.
Here’s a similar longer top, short sides haircut that shows how different medium length hairstyles can be. Styled up versus down creates a very different look with the same cut. This swept back style highlights the faded sides.
Undercut for Men
Undercuts create a disconnect haircut without a transition between longer hair on top and shaved sides. Hair on top can be styled into a pomp or worn loose, both emphasize the difference between shaved and longer hair.
The undercut shaves the sides up higher than a high fade, though it can also be faded. The undercut for men looks cool from every angle, especially the back.
This hi-top keeps the lines of the flat top going with an undercut at the sides. The shaved part adds something extra.
Undercut hairstyles work really well for guys who want to wear hair longer but keep it easy to style. That especially means curly hair or thick hair. Work in the right kind of product for hold and you’re good to go.
Different Shaved Sides Haircuts
There are even less conventional options too. In contrast to the fade and undercut, hair can be shaved into a distinct line. Or, short sides as a canvas for shaved lines or other hair designs. These types of shaved sides take emphasis away from what is going on top so you can opt for something classic or go even more wild.
Going beyond the fade and the undercut, this is a bold and different style that will make people look twice. Pretty much the opposite of a fade, this is a cool take on the shaved line trend.
Shaved sides can also serve as a canvas for shaved lines, hair designs, and burst fades. Any shape or form you can dream of is possible, even team logos and photos. The contrast between silver hair over dark adds to the drama of this look.