Crew Cut Hairstyles: 15 Stylish Crew Cuts For Men

Crew Cut

If you are in desperate need of a haircut but don’t know which one to choose, then a crew cut is the best option. This is because a crew cut is easy to create and also suits most of the face shapes and personalities. Whether you are an office goer, business person or just someone looking to get a short haircut, this crew cut is an apt choice.

The good news is, crew cut is not a single hairstyle, it can be combined with a fade, undercut, taper for a contemporary look. Moreover, you can also choose among different fades like low, mid, high and skin fade according to your face shape and occasion. 

In this article, we bring you a list of top 15 crew cuts that suit every man, style and personality. From classic, modern, short, long to taper and fade, we have included all crew cuts here.Take a look!

What is a Crew Cut?

It is basically a short men’s haircut where the sides and the back are cut short. The top portion is left somewhat thicker than the sides to give a nice volume. This is a no-maintenance hairdo as you don’t have to frequently visit salons. Plus, you don’t even need a comb to keep the hair intact as your hair length is kept medium on the top. 

What Do You Need for a Crew Cut?

The crew cut has become popular after the military and marine employees have been seen in it for years. In this haircut, the overall hair length is kept short, however, the sides and back are kept very short and in a uniform length. You can choose the length depending on the type of crew cut you want to get.

To get a crew cut, you will basically need a clipper, comb, scissors, and guards. Here are some other requirements to get this cut:

  • You will need the sides to be buzz cut, beginning with 1/16 inch at the ears and the neckline.
  • Your hair should be fading just around the ears to a longer length.
  • Ensure that the hair on the top is the longest.
  • Another thing you will need is sunscreen to protect your scalp from the sun.

15 Stylish Crew Cuts For Men

The crew cut styles are suitable for any shape of the face and type of hair making it highly sought after. Check out these 15 crew cut styles, which we’ve chosen for you. Go on ahead, give them a read and try out the ones that you like.

1. The Cool Crew Cut

The Cool Crew Cut

As you can see in the image, this is a simple and basic haircut with faded sides and back along with a short top. This hairdo is very easy to maintain as it is brushed to the front and then chopped to eliminate flyaways.

2. Soft and Short Crew Cut

Soft and Short Crew Cut

 Bidding adieu to the floppy, long and fringe cuts, the Soft and Short Crew Cut, also known as Zac Efron modern crew cut give the jaw line a distinct look. Groomed eyebrows can add to the style.

3. Classic Crew Cut

Classic Crew Cut

A classic crew cut looks similar to an army crew cut where the hair length is kept uniform all over and in an equal length. Your barber will use a clipper to get this haircut perfectly.

4. Crew Cut with Tousled Up Top

Crew Cut with Tousled Up Top

This type of crew cut is the short crew cut, which became famous after Channing Tatum sported this hairstyle. This haircut is also called the brush cut, which is full of texture and looks sexy. The hair is cut into comparatively long length and slightly tousled up. The length of the hair, which is cut an inch longer than the typical crew cut, looks tidy and smart, with the military look not noticeable.

5. Crew Cut with Undercut

Crew Cut with Undercut

In this haircut, the top part of your hair is cut to medium length and you can visibly see an undercut to the sides. This undercut gives a nice distinction from the top and the sides. The top hair is brushed forward for a voluminous look.

6. The Drive Crew Cut

The Drive Crew Cut

This is a signature haircut, one of the popular men’s crew cuts, made so by the noted screenwriter, director and musician, Ryan Gosling. Here, the short crew cut style has the short fringes sliced to one side, and is a matching hairstyle for those having an oval shaped face. This is a contemporary as well as a fresh hairstyle.

7. Slightly Spiked Crew Cut

Slightly Spiked Crew Cut

The slightly spiked crew cut styles look dapper and clean cut. Although the hair is cut short, this modern crew cut has a dynamic texture. Use a comb with fine teeth and a quality pomade to get the haircut to the desired length and get the texture. Chris Evans, the American director and actor made this hairstyle more popular.

8. Mid Length Crew Cut

Mid Length Crew Cut

This hairstyle, varying in crew cut lengths is a classic hairstyle, where the hair is cut to mid length and the sides cut comparatively shorter, looking like an undercut.

9. Boyish Crew Cut

Boyish Crew Cut

This crew hair cut has a boyish charm, and suits best for those having a long shaped face. This is a stylish haircut, with a subtle appearance to balance the look. This crew cut man hairstyle is easy to maintain and style. You will only need to wash your hair regularly with a conditioner, and a brush with medium bristles to style the hair with pomade.

10. Tousled and Side Swept

Tousled and Side Swept

This crew cut shaver hairstyle is a modern crew cut haircut, where the hair is swept on the side and a product is used to tousle it up in order to have some length of hair on the top, and also to sweep the hair from the left to the right.

11. Miltary Crew Cut

miltary crew cut

This hairstyle is a flat top crew cut, where the hair is styled both horizontally and forward from the crown. This hairstyle looks subtle and handsome, with a designer look being prominent. Those with thinning and fine hair can look great with this crew haircut, where the hair looks thicker and fuller.

12. Side Crew Cut

Side Crew Cut

This hairstyle is especially for guys who want to try the trendiest hairstyles. The hair is highlighted at the tips, with a color to make the hair look thicker, with added texture. Choose a matching color to suit the type of your hair color, so that you have an unbleached look.

13. Spike Cool Crew Cut

Spike Cool Crew Cut

This is a well textured and soft haircut that suits those having square or oval shaped faces. This hairstyle also complements the jaw as well as the cheek bones, and also suits those having a combination of shapes of the face.

14. Black Crew Cut

Black crew cut

This is a crew cut haircut, where the deft use of crew cut clippers is noticeable. While the length is maintained throughout the width of the head, the sides are cut short. Using the fingers, the hair is tousled at the top to give this haircut a truly smart and cool look. A visit to a professional barber is a must, if you want to sport this type of crew cut.

15. Crew cut with beard and mustache

Crew cut with beard and mustache

This is a military crew cut hairstyle, and is one of the popular crew cut hairdos, where the hair has a brush cut style, with the top looking slightly flat. The sides are graduated, and the hair on the top, which is comparatively longer, has a wet and well textured appearance, with the use of a pomade. The hairs closest to the nape of the neck and the ears are trimmed, using an electric clipper, to give this hairstyle a sharp and fresh look.


We hope that you will be able to choose from these 15 most flexible and flattering, yet simple hairstyles, to wear a smart and handsome look, suiting your style and the shape of your face. Once a week a visit to the barber could help the hairstyle from becoming unruly or scruffy. Use a quality product so that the styling becomes easier and maintainable.


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