From the fifties till date, hairstyles have always been on trend. However, as each year passes each hairstyle is being upgraded into something new to suit various face shapes and occasions.
Also, with each passing year, hairstylists are using their creative juices to come up with innovative hairstyles that many celebrities and sports personalities will be seen flaunting.
In 2021, there are many such hairstyles we found that caught people’s attention. From those, we have picked 40 best men’s hairstyles that suit different face shapes. We hope you like them!
1. High Volume Wavy Undercut with Taper
This is one of the best variations of the undercut where the sides are faded and the top is full and bouncy. You can also see the front part of the hair falling freely on to the forehead. So, this hairstyle is best for people with thick hair and also for men with straight or curly hair.
2. High Skin Fade with Long on Top
This is a versatile hairstyle with the fade being more visible. If you are someone who likes to try out distinctive hairdo’s, then this one’s for you. However, it would be good if your hair is straight and silky on the top as it complements the overall look very well.
To get this hairdo, you need to first grow your hair long. Then, your barber will create a fade first and then brush back the remaining hair on the front. Match this hairstyle with a full and bushy beard and you will catch everyone’s attention wherever you go!
3. Modern Side Parts
No matter how many years pass by, side partitions always remain in trend and best suits round and oval-shaped faces of men. This side part hairstyle you see above is achieved by creating a light fade with taper on the sides and fuller-looking hair on the top. The top hair is then combed sidewards. You can even use a hair gel to set this hairstyle.
4. Buzzed Skin Fade
If you have short hair or have a hair thinning problem, this haircut would best suit you. It is a combination of a buzz and a fade. Here, the sides are faded and the top is cut short and trimmed to create a buzz. You can match this hairstyle with a no-beard look or leave your beard trimmed. This hairdo looks professional and matches all your outfits and occasions.
5. Long Comb over with Drop Fade
If you don’t like completely razed sides, you can opt for a drop fade. In this, the taper is clear and the fade is only near the temples. Meanwhile, the top of the hair looks full and is combed back to create a vintage effect. This hairstyle best suits people with thick and straight hair. However, if you have curly or wavy hair, you can still use a hair gel or spray to brush the hair back. To give a contrast, grow a bushy beard and shape it to perfection.
6. Pompadours Revived
Many pompadour hairstyles have emerged since the classic pompadour. In 2021, this revived pompadour cut, as you see above, has become popular. With a taper to the sides and a side swept hair on the top, this hairstyle doesn’t make you look awkward but elegant. You can opt for this hairstyle for any occasion.
7. Business Savvy
To get this hairstyle, you need to grow your hair to medium length all along. With a less visible fade, this hairstyle makes you look more formal and presentable. So, we suggest this hairdo for men above 30. With a natural side partition, it gives a new definition to your face. You can apply large amounts of hair gel as shown in the image to make your hair sit in place.
8. Slicked Back with Blow Dryer
Firstly, this hairstyle will only suit people who have long hair. So, only go for this one if you think you can grow long hair (at least 5-inch long). Your barber will then create a fade to the sides and back while leaving long lengths of hair to the top. Then, the front is brushed back and is set using a hair wax or a gel. This hairstyle perfectly suits straight hair.
9. Redefined Fringes
Fringes are men’s favorite and have been on trend ever since. But, as the years passed by, these fringe cuts have been evolved to suit modern lifestyles. These beautiful fringes you see in the image are the work of skilled hairstylists. To get this hairstyle, you need to grow your hair long. If your hair texture is straight, it is more beneficial. Your barber will cut the hair so that the fringes fall naturally on your forehead. The sideward combing makes the hairdo look more elegant.
10. The Swoop hairstyle
The swoop hairstyle is a classic one that has been on trend during the 90’s. This hairdo is back on trend in 2021 with a little upgrade. With side swept bangs and bushy hair, this hairdo makes you look stylish. It best suits teeneagers and men in their 20’s.
11. The Braided Haircut
Braided haircuts have their origin from Africans yet Americans love them too. There are numerous braided hairdos that white men have flaunted till date. This braided haircut as you see in the image is unique where the fade is covered with braids while the top remains thick. The top is cut to form a faux, making it look more unique. This is one of the latest hairstyles of 2021. However, only go for this one if you really like experimenting with your hair.
12. Textured Curls
Sometimes, it gets difficult to style curly hair. If you too have the same problem, you can ask your barber to cut your curly hair into textures. As seen above, the curls are trimmed and your barber will let these curls fall naturally on your forehead. So, if you want to camouflage your big forehead, you can go for this hairdo. Though the entire hair has curls, this hairdo doesn’t make you look messy. If you have dry and frizzy hair, use a hair wax after the haircut.
13. The Leonardo DiCaprio Hairstyle
The original Leonardo DiCaprio hairstyle has taken a few twists and turns here to develop into something trendy and unique. With a pointed quiff to the front, and the entire hair length brushed back, this hairdo is one of the men’s favorite wedding hairstyles. You can set this brushed back hair with a hair wax or gel. You can also choose to colour your hair blonde.
14. Wavy Texture-Medium Sides-Long Top
If you have wavy hair which is frizzy and unmanageable, it becomes tough to pick the right hairstyle to prevent the dry flyaways. So, we got you this trendy hairstyle with a medium fade to the temples and trimmed top with a thick quiff to the front. The entire hair on the top is brushed to the front, making it look thick and elegant.
15. Very Long Hair with Side Undercut
Unmanageable long hair sometimes needs to be tied up. But, a boring ponytail is not everyman’s choice. If you want to try out something trendy and unique, you can go for this hairdo with an undercut to the sides and long hair on the top which is tied equidistantly to make your hair look less frizzy. However, to get this hairdo, you need to have long hair, not just medium.
16. High Fade Pompadour
To style your thick and straight hair into something trendy and quirky, you can try out this look. With a deep and high face to the sides and the back and a thick pompadour brushed back, this hairdo makes you look stylish and masculine.
17. Longer Hair With Short Sides
Yet another way of styling your long hair is by keeping it tall on the top and leaving the sides short. As you see in the image, the sides are faded with an undercut, creating a sharp distinction between the sides and the top. The top hair is brushed to one side, covering one side of your face.
18. Medium Length Skin Fade + Beard
If you want to try out a fade but don’t want it to be more evident, then this medium-length hairdo is for you! As you see, the taper is clearly visible with voluminous hair on top. To get the best results, brush back the hair on the top using a gel or wax. Match this hairstyle with a thick beard that is trimmed to perfection.
19. Bald Fade Medium Hair Pomp
If you have medium-length hair and want to style it in a unique and attractive way, you can go for this medium pomp hairdo. It got this name as the top part of the hair resembles a pompadour and the sides and the back are faded to highlight this pomp.
20. Short Sides Longer Hair With Texture On Top
Taper and fade have become quite popular in 2021 among youth. This hairstyle as you see is short on the sides. The top part is left thick with a nice texture to the quiff to make your hair look voluminous. If you want, you can side partition the front part according to your face shape. This hairstyle mostly suits the younger lot.
21. Fine Hard Part + High Fade
This hairstyle looks vintage yet is one of the most popular ones lately. With a fade cut to the temples and the back, a side partition and a thick quiff to the front, this hairdo looks professional and also suits wedding and other ceremonies. The best part is, it suits almost all ages. The blonde color to the entire hair makes the hairdo look more attractive.
22. Bald Fade : High Fade Pompadour
One of the unique and attractive haircuts is this bald fade with pompadour. With a nice looking taper and fade to the sides and back, and a trimmed hair line to the front, this hairdo suits men in their 20’s and 30’s. The remaining hair on the top is brushed back and is highlighted to the ends to give it a trendy look. If you have a big forehead, this hairstyle is the best for you!
23. High Fade + Long Wavy Hair
A fade or an undercut suits even the men with curly hair. This hairdo is one perfect example for that. To elevate the look of your bouncy curls and to not let them fall on your forehead or ears, you can ask your barber to first create a fade to the sides and back, and then leave the top to be voluminous. This is one of the best summer haircuts for men.
24. Medium Length Texturized Hair + Short Sides
If both side and back fade doesn’t suit you, you can opt for a light fade to the temples while leaving the hair short to the back, as you see in the image. To get this haircut, you need to first grow your hair to medium length and then show your barber this image and get the hairdo.
25. Medium Slicked Pomp High Fade
This is a half bald look with a thick pompadour on the top making a contrast to the sides. To get this hairstyle, you must have medium-length hair, either straight or curly. The back is also faded but the taper is clearly visible. This haircut doesn’t suit older men but will be a trend among the younger lot for years to come.
26. Disconnected High Fade + Long Hair Blown Dry
As the name suggests, this is a disconnected hairstyle with a sharp contrast between the sides and the top. For this, it would be better if you have straight hair as the entire top hair needs to be brushed back. Else, you can blow dry the hair and use a hair wax to set it. This hairdo looks best for people with broad foreheads or for anyone looking to try out a trendy hairstyle.
27. High Fade + Longer Hair Blown Dry On Top
If you have thin hair or you usually want to keep your hair strands trimmed, this hairstyle is for you! While the fade is clearly seen along the sides and the back, the front part of the hair is brushed forward to fall effortlessly onto the forehead. So, if you want to conceal your forehead through a hairstyle, you can go for this one.
28. High Fade + Cool Long Pomp-Quiff
If you have thick hair, flaunt it! You must always choose a hairstyle that elevates the thick look. This hairdo is one such beautiful one that instantly gives your hair a makeover. In this haircut, the top part of the hair is left thick and lengthy and is combed forward. The quiff is lifted upwards using a hair gel or wax. This hairdo is best for college goers, celebs and party-goers.
29. Cool Faded Mohawk
Mohawk hairstyles have been in trend since a long time. With a slight transformation, this one you see here is on trend this 2021. What makes this hairdo special is a nice taper and fade to the sides that elevates the mohawk. Neatly trimmed, the top part of your hair makes you look presentable and less lazy. This hairstyle suits men with thin hair, short hair and even curly hair.
30. High Skin Fade + Longer Hair On Top
This is a versatile haircut where you see both side combing and also back combing. There’s a high fade to the sides and back. The hair on the top is kept thick and is combed sideways and you can clearly see a quiff to the front which is combed backwards. The beard is kept long and is colored to the edges and the mustache is also kept thick. This unique hairdo suits teenagers but not older men.
31. Balded Fade + Long Loose Hair
Looking similar to the buzz cut to the sides, this hairstyle is one of the best looking ones. The side partition is what makes this hairdo look elegant. The other side of the hair is left thick and is combed to one side and is set using a wax or gel. The front quiff is lifted upwards and combed to make your forehead look small.
32. High Fade + Long Hair Slicked Back (Blown) Dry
This is also a side partition hairstyle where you can notice a high fade with a taper. The top of the hair is left thick and long and is combed sideways. There’s a pointed quiff to the front which is brushed upwards. You can match this hairdo with a small and trimmed beard. To add shine, you can use a hair gel or wax.
33. Skull Fade With Loads of Texture Through The Top
Named skull fade, your barber will create a fade to the sides and the back. While the top part of the hair is left thick, it resembles the shape of an inverted bowl. The top portion of the hair is combed forward to make it look voluminous.
34. High Bald Fade + Long Hair + Disconnected Beard
This is also a high bald fade with an inverted bowl top. The top hair is brushed to the front to let the hair fall on your forehead. So, this hairstyle suits people with large foreheads. With a disconnected beard, this hairstyle is elevated to the right proportion. It suits both straight and curly-haired men. This is a modern hairdo that suits men in their 30’s.
35. Tight Skin Fade + Longer Separated Pompadour
Long foreheads usually need longer quiff hairstyles. This hairstyle is one such modern looking one. With no clear fade, this hairstyle is cut short to the sides while the top is left long and thick. This hairdo also suits people with wide foreheads and oval-shaped faces.
36. Low Skin Fade Pompadour
Contrasting to the above hairdo, this one has a low fade. It suits those men who don’t want to show off their head but want to try a new look. The top portion is cut into textures where the quiff part is kept long and brushed back and the middle part is trimmed.
37. Longer Natural Hair Slick Pomp
This is also a low fade haircut where your natural hair is kept intact mostly. The slick pompadour will be created on the top and is brushed back to give a neat look. You can clearly see the deep contrast between the top and the sides.
38. High Bald Fade + Medium Hair
This is a high fade haircut where the hair is cut to medium on the top. It is also a pompadour hairstyle which suits almost all men with thick hair. You can even color your silver to get the exact look as in the image.
39. Medium Length Pomp
A low fade with medium pomp and a pointed quiff is what makes this hairstyle. It suits men of all age groups and makes the hair look voluminous and elegant.
40. High Fade Medium Pompadour
This one’s also a medium pomp haircut but in this the fade is kept high. It suits the younger generation and makes you look contemporary. You can even choose to keep spikes to the front for a unique look.