How to Choose the Right Men’s Haircut

How to Choose the Right Men’s Haircut

One of the most popular questions of all time regarding hair is – “what type of haircut should I get?”. Even readers of this article have probably asked this question at least once in their lives or even tried to search for the answer online. Various websites cover this information, but often they do NOT take everything into account. In this article, we will be covering everything you have to know regarding the question “What men’s haircut should I get?” and how to choose the right one?

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How to Choose the Right Men’s Haircut

Where you get it done

It’s important to think about where you are going to get your hair cut before you decide what you want. If you go to a bad barber then you won’t be able to get the cut you want. A place like Smartstyle is a good place to go because you know they have good experience with hair.

Men’s Haircut – Face Shape

Right Men’s Haircut - Men’s Haircut – Face Shape

The most important factor when choosing the right haircut is your face shape. It is very important to determine what is your face shape. Different hairstyles suit different face shapes better, so make sure you know what is your face shape before you step into a barbershop once more.

How to determine what is your face shape:

The best way to determine your shape is by measuring it. Take a tape measure and measure the width of your jaw, and forehead and also measure the length from one cheekbone to another. Take the average of these measurements. Then measure the length of your face by measuring from the point where your hairline starts to your chin.

If the length is about the same as the width average – you have a ROUND face shape. the length is around 1,5 times longer than the width average; you have an OVAL face shape. If the length is more than 1,5 times longer than the width average – you have an OBLONG face shape. The length about the same as the width average, but your jaw is the widest part of your face by far – you have a SQUARE face shape. If your cheeks are the widest part of your face – you have a DIAMOND face shape. If you have a pointy chin and jaw significantly wider than your forehead – you have a TRIANGLE face shape.

How to choose the right men’s haircut matching your facial shape

Men’s Haircut – Oval face

Men born with this face shape are really lucky. It suits almost all hairstyles, so rock anything you want, because you CAN. However, try to avoid long fringes, as this makes your face look rounder than it is. Instead of that, try to push it back. Choose a haircut depending on what facial features you want to enhance. Sharp angles and volume make it look a bit sharper and more masculine.

How to choose the right men’s haircut - Men’s Haircut – Oval face

Men’s Haircut – Round face

With a round face, try to choose a hairstyle with sharp angles and volume. Make the sides shorter and the top longer, this will make your face look longer than it is. Creating a side part also makes sure your face looks longer. Avoid haircuts with full fringes and buzzcuts, because they make the face look rounder.

How to choose the right men’s haircut - Men’s Haircut – Round face

Men’s Haircut – Oblong face

The oblong face also suits quite a lot of hairstyles, except for ones that are really short and tight on the sides, as it can make your face look much longer. Try something that is longer on the sides and layers on the top. Wearing the hair down also could make it rounder and a bit shorter.

How to choose the right men’s haircut - Men’s Haircut – Oblong face

Men’s Haircut – Square face

Considered by many the ideal face shape for men, it suits all hairstyles, even sharp and angular ones, because it will bring out masculinity even more. Current modern hairstyles such as the undercut and fades look great as well. Hell, even the buzzcut looks awesome!

Square face Hairstyle

Men’s Haircut – Diamond or triangle face shape

These types of face shapes often look the best with shorter hair on the sides and longer on the top. Modern fades and the undercut look great on this face shape as well. Side parts also bring out masculinity with these face shapes.

Men’s Hair style – Diamond or triangle face shape

Hair type and texture

This factor is also extremely important when choosing the right haircut. While tools like a blow-dryer, straightener, and products can help you achieve different hairstyles, some hair types work with certain hairstyles and some don’t. Try to choose a haircut that goes well with your hair texture.

Wavy thick hair looks great with almost all hairstyles, except for slick backs, as it is quite difficult to do it.

Curly hair looks great with modern fades and edgy, angular versions of the undercut.

Straight, coarse hair owners should follow their natural pattern, as it is very difficult to style this type of hair in a different way.

Straight, thin hair looks great in classic hairstyles, especially slick backs.

Best Haircuts For Men – Most Attractive Men’s Hairstyles

An incredible hairstyle can transform an average man into an in-vogue character. Each incredible hairstyle starts with an extraordinary haircut. Fortunately for you – getting an incredible haircut isn’t advanced science. There are attempted and tried haircuts that are flexible and suit most men. These most attractive men’s hairstyles meet the fundamental components which a man looks for in an alluring hairstyle… smart and presentable, low-maintenance, and simple to style.

The Most Attractive Men’s Hairstyles and Haircuts

1. Undercut – The Modern Cut

It was first a trend among working-class men (who couldn’t afford more skilled barbers) in the early 1900s. But recently the dubstep crowd started to experiment with undercuts. They found the short-long contrast interesting and “edgy.” Celebrities like David Beckham and Macklemore made them more mainstream.

The undercut is one of the most attractive haircuts. They bring the ears to the foreground while the hair on top stays long. That’s a plus if you got nicely shaped ears. Men’s grooming expert Elle Medico calls the undercut “an attention-getter” that’s perfect for outgoing men.

Modern cut or the undercut combines short and long men’s hairstyles that stand out from all angles. Back and sides shaved while hair at the top swept right, left, or backward. It’s easy and quick to style with a little pomade or gel.


2. Classic Quiff – The Elvis Cut

The classic quiff is manly-stylish when done properly. People see it as the “evolution” of the crew cut. It’s not supposed to be perfect – that’s why women love it. There’s beauty in men’s hairstyles that are a bit rugged. It shows you’re not that high-maintenance.

Nobody sported quiffs better than Elvis and the Rockabilly back in the day. These days other young musicians and actors are paying it tribute. Pinterest sees it trending over the next few years – especially those with a windswept twist at the top.

The traditional quiff adds volume to a guy’s hair. The sides are cut shorter while the hair on top is combed forward except for the front part. The strands in front are unevenly brushed up. You’ll need some wax or styling cream for this.

2. Classic Quiff

3. Classic Pompadour Hairstyle – The Bruno Mars Cut

You show massive confidence when you pull off a classic pompadour. It appears high-maintenance but if you’re charming enough, women are really drawn to it. Men with this hair are perceived as wealthy and style-conscious. And ladies like men who have a taste.

Sometimes we see trends cross over gender boundaries. This was the case for pompadours. Women first had them in the 18th century and later on during the ‘40s. Now men in fashion have pompadours because they work with various lengths. And let’s not forget the “Uptown Funk” stars that look great in theirs!

This classic men’s hairstyle has been a statement; since the 1990s Vanilla Ice wore his hair short on the sides and back, and long on the top.

The large volume of hair on top, referred to as the ‘pomp,’ gradually recedes towards the back.

Longer hair on top and shorter on the sides is a standard formula for attractive men’s hairstyles. The additional length on top provides styling options with a product; while the sides and back are easy to manage with or without the product.

Whether your hair is curly, straight, or wavy, there is a style that suits you; slick back, comb over, or leave it loose and natural.

3. Classic Pompadour

Classic Pompadour – “The Bruno Mars Cut” can help shorter men look taller

4. Crew Cut – The Classic Cut

The crew cut is a women’s favorite. So is the suit. But a guy with a crew cut and a nice suit – that’s a killer combo. You see it on TV with all those fictional lawyers, spies, and con artists alike. Those men aren’t just smart and diligent – they completely look like it. They endorse the beauty of classic short men’s hairstyles.

The crew cut has advantages you find in longer and shorter styles. The hair at the front isn’t dangling. There’s less to wash and condition. You can brush it forward or sideways to add volume. Also, it’s one of the smarter-looking men’s hairstyles today. Sometimes crew cuts are referred to as Ivy League cuts.

The ‘real man hairstyle’! The Crop is a truly versatile men’s haircut. It works well for older men and is the choice of hairstyle for the professional man constantly on the move. This haircut is easy to dress up for work with a small amount of hair product or can be left messy and tousled for a casual weekend.

This is another low-maintenance hairstyle that does not require a brush or blow-dryer to style it. A small amount of clay or paste rubbed between your palms and applied to the tips of the hair; will be sufficient to keep the frizz under control.

Ask your barber to feature a gradual fade on the sides and back while keeping some texture on the top. The crop is fully scissor-cut, and the use of clippers on the sides and back optional.

This hairstyle suits men with fine hair because it creates an illusion of thickness on the top of the head. Men who prefer short hair with little weight will also find this hairstyle appealing; for the ease of styling and the little effort, it takes to maintain it.

4. Crew Cut –

5. Buzz Cut – The Military Haircut for men

The buzz cut denotes discipline and manliness. Most men in the military sport it well – it matches their uniforms. And women respond to that tough, authoritative image. They love a guy who looks like he can be their knight in shining armor.

For the average black man there are two ways to go with his natural tight-curled hair. He either grows it or buzzes it off. Buzz cuts are more common now as men like the advantages. It’s even all throughout and bald spots won’t be an issue. Plus anyone can try it – you don’t have to be black or balding.

The military has popularized the buzzcut; by generating associations with masculinity, toughness, and authority with this low-maintenance hairstyle.

Achieved with electric clippers, the buzzcut requires regular trips to the barber (every 3-4 weeks) to keep the hair looking sharp and in order.

Keep stray hairs under control; by adding a pea-sized amount of matt clay; or use moisturizing hair oil to condition a dry scalp.

To make things more interesting, ask your barber for a fade on the sides and back. This style suits most men but benefits those with thinning hair.

A light stubble complements this minimal hairstyle.

5. Buzz Cut –

6. Side Part Hairstyle – The Professional Cut

You’ll never risk the same “trying too hard” impression that other men’s hairstyles have. Instead, it’s tidy, professional-looking hair. It’s a more mature style and women like that. We know they love George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio. So this is the closest you’ll get to being like them.

This men’s hairstyle has always been relevant. Male models do fashion shows with a side part because it looks chic. Those working in the industry like how it’s simple to style. Then we have the Mad Men characters sporting them just as well as their suits. It’s great for busy office guys who don’t want to waste time and effort on their hair.

This timeless classic hairstyle from the 50s offers a clean, smart, and professional look.

The classic side part requires a taper on the sides; the hair on the top needs to be longer than the hair on the sides. A decent amount of length and volume required on the top to achieve this look.

Ask for a low fade for a conservative look. High fades are the rage at the moment. But keep in mind that it is a style that suits younger men.

The side sweep achieved completely with scissors, allowing for plenty of texture in the hair. It suits men with thick and wavy hair. It is more difficult to achieve for men with thin or straight hair.

The back and sides are not too short – this is a loose and free haircut that looks intentionally low-maintenance. To enhance the waviness of your hair; add a paste to damp hair and scrunch dry using your fingers. This creates volume and texture, keeping your hair looking slightly tousled.

6. Side Part – The Professional haircut for men

7. The Bad Boy Cut – Tousled (Messy-looking Hairstyle)

It’s a raw and youthful style. It’s part of today’s bad-boy image that many women get excited about. Or others might think of an artist who could stay in bed all day and talk to them about life. Either way, there’s a mystery to it.

The tousled style proves how times have changed. Women used to think of bad boys like the characters in Grease (who all had nice hair). Now there’s a shift towards something more rebellious. They adore Robert Pattinson’s signature look from the Twilight films.

There’s a place in men’s style for hair that looks like you just got out of bed! Your hair should first be mid-length with the sides partly trimmed. The trick is using gel or pomade to run down the hair and “mess it up” to an extent. You get to play around and try different looks.

men's hairstyles

8. Long Round Layered Hairstyle – The Hockey Cut

Women love the hockey cut in different ways. If you’ve built, they see you as strong like Tarzan. They might sense a laid-back vibe and feel like they can be themselves around you. Others may think you’re like a Disney Prince (if you’ve got the right outfit)!

Hockey cuts are pretty low-maintenance. They’re great for men who don’t have the time to fix up their hair every day. They also fit guys who surf or like hanging out at the beach. And then there’s the popular McDreamy doctor from Grey’s Anatomy.

Another low-maintenance hairstyle, the ‘longcut’ is the virtual opposite of the buzzcut. It makes the most out of a full head of thick hair.

This hairstyle suited for men with naturally wavy, curly hair that is thick and voluminous.

The cut achieved completely by scissors. Ask your barber to leave your hair heavy on top but soft and textured. Keep the hair on the crown slightly shorter; so that when you sweep your hair back; it doesn’t create an awkward-looking bump.

Apply a soft-hold cream or paste to damp hair and blow-dry; while using a brush or your hands; to add volume and set the hair in place. Scrunch your hair to emphasize the waves or curls.

The longcut requires a few visits to the barber. It tends to grow out nicely if you have the right hair for it and the patience; to get past the initial discomfort caused by hair growing out.

8. Long Round Layered – hairstyle

9. Fade – The Low/Regular Fade Haircuts for men

Men with fades pay homage to funky men’s hairstyles of Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie; in their younger years (except the hair is shorter). We have singers like Usher and Drake who’ve tried it. A number of NBA stars have it. And apparently women like those tiny curls.

Black men or other guys with tight curls can use it as a very short Afro. The texture remains at the top and both temples (sections near the ears) tapered halfway. The way the curls neatly packed makes it an alternative to the crew cut. If it’s not short-and-spiky it might as well be short-and-curly.

This is a popular black guy’s style in which the hair above the forehead balanced and well-shaped. You won’t face the issues of hair looking thin or too shaved. Gel or pomade helps give the hair on top more shine and definition.

9. Fade haircut

10. Bald Head – The Bald Look

We see women swoon over Hollywood’s alpha male action stars who rock the bald look. Those men make it so cool and macho. It brings out heightened confidence; as if you’ve made it a part of yourself instead of a “missing” part. There’s an attractive boldness to baldness.

It’s a simple style that needs zero time for fixing up. Some celebrities will wear hairpieces to cover the bold part. Don’t worry about using the right gel, cream, or wax. And let’s not forget gentlemen with the balding gene who struggle with bald spots.

It’s the least deceptive hairstyle of all – with nothing to hide or manipulate. You see either no hair at all or just a little along the sides. It looks clean 100% of the time. All you need is a good moisturizing conditioner in the shower to keep the scalp healthy.

10. Bald Head

Most Attractive Men’s Hairstyles 

There comes a time in the life of every man when he needs to decide what hairstyle suits his face, lifestyle, and profession. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Express your character by picking one of these great hairstyles.

Keep in mind this each time you’re at the barbershop: you’re paying for a style YOU WANT. Work together with your hairdresser. Show them pictures. Bring up which areas to trim off some more. Get their opinion or suggestions.

You need a completed item that features your looks; suits your character and makes you a fascinating person. That’s your money’s worth.

How to Choose the Right Men’s Haircut – Men’s haircut Profession

While we are moving further from times where your profession determines what type of hairstyles look professional, some professions still require a bit of neatness. If you are a man of high position, try to wear neat and more classic hairstyles.

Here you go men, these are the tips on How to Choose the Right Men’s Haircut for you. We hope it was informative and fun to read. However, do not forget that not a single haircut will look good on you if you do not like it yourself and do not rock it with confidence. Take care!

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