If you haven’t seen your barber for quite some time and don’t know the first thing about today’s men’s hairstyles, you’ve come to the right place. We get it, a busy man like you has more important things to spend his time with. But, there are instances when a bit more effort in styling your hair is needed. May it be for a job interview, a family event, or even just the desire to refresh your look, there’s something for you on this list. Here are 15 timeless men’s hairstyles that will suit men of all ages.
15 Men’s Hairstyles Perfect for All Ages
1. Slicked Back Undercut
Fashion is all about bringing back styles from the past. Exhibit A: The slicked back undercut. This is a hairstyle where the sides and back of your head are in an undercut with the top kept long enough to slick it back, giving a polished and sharp finish.
One of the more classic men’s hairstyles, this style actually became popular in the 1930s. One of the go-to haircuts for men back then as keeping a formal and heterogeneous look was the norm. It offered a way to keep their hair flattened to avoid visual distractions in conversations.
2. Modern Short Side Part
This will be a bad list of best men hairstyles if we didn’t include this timeless cut. This modern spin of a classic hairstyle suits men with square-shaped faces as it can accentuate their strong jawlines.
3. Ivy League
The Ivy League haircut aka the Princeton or Harvard clip is a fusion of the crew cut and side part. It begins with a short trim on the top and sides with the front long enough for combing it over to the side. If you have a strong jawline or high cheekbones, this hairstyle is perfect for you.
4. Modern Undercut
Here’s a sad fact about this haircut: back in the 1920s, society associated the undercut with the inability to afford a decent barber who can do a regular haircut. The revival of this haircut began in the late 1980s with new wave, synthpop, and electronic music fans sporting it as an alternative to mullets and backcombed hairstyles. The undercut is a fitting hairstyle for men with oval and square-shaped faces.
5. Caesar Cut
The Caesar cut is a variation of the buzz cut with the back and sides tapered. It’s a great hairstyle choice for men of all ages that gives a youthful clean-looking appearance. Comb or brush the top section forward, down flat, creating a neat short fringe. You can also use a little texturizing gum to add a subtle lift and texture.
6. High Fade with a Long Top
The contrast between the sleek high fade and the long length top of this haircut will surely make you a head-turner. Add some extra texture and sport a quiff for a refined look.
7. Classic Taper Cut
If you want a fuss-free but modern and cool hairstyle, give the classic taper cut a try! This neat, classic look is perfect for men who want to look dapper minus the hassle of daily maintenance and styling. Got an oval face and defined cheekbones? This cut will work wonders on your style.
8. Short and Choppy
Are you having a hard time figuring out what haircut will best suit your face shape? Ask your barber for a short and choppy cut! This combination of the messy, almost-bedhead texture and short length is really versatile and goes with most face shapes.
9. The Swooper Pompadour
Channel your Elvis Presley charm by sporting this modern retelling of the classic pompadour hairstyle! This version of the pomp with its longer buzzed sides plus a combed over thick top can give you a daring, refined appeal and looks great with beards.
10. Long Locks
Now, don’t be quick to dismiss since long locks aren’t just for the ladies. If you have the face shape and the features for it, growing your hair can be the best look for you. It instantly gives you a rugged, manly appeal and is also another style that looks great with a beard.
11. The Man Bun
The man bun has become a very popular look over the past few years. If you want to sport a creative/Boheme vibe, doing the man bun can create that magic for you.
12. The Fringe
Fringes are back in style again! Not the quiff-style, prim versions we’ve been seeing over the past couple of years, but the overgrown bangs with a full texture that give a messy but sophisticated look.
13. The Flow-and-Comb
This cool haircut gives you the benefit of both ample length and a polished, groomed look. The flow-and-comb is perfect for men with fine, straight, thick hair.
14. The Bald-Fade
The bald-fade is all about dimensions and blending. It isn’t ‘bald’ bald so don’t worry about ending up looking like Mr. Clean. It’s great for anyone looking for a low-maintenance cut that gives a fresh, classic, and distinguished charm.
15. Messy Curls
Were you blessed with curly locks? You can try rocking this messy but hip look! It’s great on different hair lengths, and very easy to maintain if you worry about spending too much time grooming it.
Watch this video on how to choose the right haircut for your face shape below:
You might have noticed how we’ve repeatedly talked about “the right cut for your face shape.” Well, as much as how you love certain men’s hairstyles, they might just not work for you. Another factor before you cut your hair is your personal style. Does it capture your personality? Will it give out the vibe you want to project? Make sure to put these into consideration before you visit your barber.
Which of these cool haircuts for men did you like best? Let us know in the comments section below!