40 Best Short Hairstyles For Men And Boys

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Fashion isn’t gender biased! Men too have an urge to look fashionable and stylish. But, the only unique thing that can make men look modern is through their dressing and hair styles. The acceptance of hipper looks in men is widely spread and seasoning from time to time. 

Men are turning out to be more cautious about their presence in any occasion let it be a formal meeting or gala fun parties. They are trying out various hairdos for various occasions to look dapper and different. 

Among the various hairstyles, short hair looks traditional and it almost suits most of the men. Men’s short haircuts are easy to cope, quickly styled with a unique crunchy look that is neat and ever trendy. Short hair men have more viability to add up more styles by adding textures, spikes and barbs. 

Men with small hair have greater chances of trying new add-ons to hair to look stylish and posh. During the summer season, it becomes more flexible for men with short hair to blend in styles that are comfortable and cool.

In this article, we would like to highlight the top 40 short hairstyles that both boys and men can flaunt wherever they go.

1. Buzz Cut

Buzz Cut

Buzz Cut requires no styling on your part. The cut has the least effort involved and gives you both a dignified as well as a badass look. 

This hairdo mostly suits men of all ages and also for men with hair thinning or receding hairline issues. 

2. Spiky Look

Spiky Look

The spiky look gives the one supporting it a very fun loving and happy go lucky look. The look requires nothing more than a short haircut and a little gel.

You can get this spiky look all by yourself. Follow the below steps:

  • Wet your hair, take some hair gel and apply it from the roots of your hair to its tips.
  • Take a dryer and start lifting sections to create height from the roots of the hair.
  • To give the hair additional height, back comb the area near the crown of the head to give the look some additional height.
  • In the end, to give the hair definition, use some hair wax on it. 

3. Curly and Short

Curly and Short

When your curly hair becomes unmanageable and they grow long and cannot be subdued whatsoever. The look has a very boyish charm and goes well with any face shape.

Even for this hairdo, you don’t have to visit a professional. You can get it done by yourself at home. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Start off by grabbing a pair of scissors. Wet your hair and cut them diagonally about an inch and a half or two from the roots.
  • Take a trimmer and run it over the entire hair to make the hair even.
  • Dry your hair using a dryer or you can even towel dry them.
  • Take some hair gel and apply it from the roots to the ends of the hair.

4. Caesar Cut 

Caesar Cut 

Caesar cut is very popular as it suits men of all age groups. You can get a low fade to the sides to match this cut. This is a brushed-to-the-front kind of look and makes your hair look voluminous. If you want to conceal your receding hairline, this caesar cut is the optimal choice.

5. Burr Cut Fade

Burr Cut Fade

Burr Cut Fade is another popular men’s short hair cut. It has been around for a long time and does not seem to have any inclination to go away. It’s a serious cut with almost no upkeep involved. It is similar to a buzz cut but the buzz is made in a direction that goes against the grain.

6. French Crop Fade

French Crop Fade

The French Crop Fade is a popular choice for men who prefer to have some volume of hair on their heads and not go for a complete buzz. This one too can be easily done at home. Here’s how you do it:

  • Take a buzzer and buzz the entire hair barring the hair on the top of the head in a direction which is against the grain.
  • Do the above for the back from bottom to top and for the sides from ear to ear.
  • You will have to leave a little extra hair to get a small fringe.
  • Depending on the speed at which your hair grows, keep using the buzzer accordingly.  

7. Short Blunt Crop

Short Blunt Crop

If you are just looking for a simple haircut, Short Blunt Crop is your answer. The look is classy and very easy to maintain. Your hair will be cut in uniform length all over. There is no fade or undercut to the sides as you can see. So, this hairdo is easy to maintain.

8. Layered Cut

layered cut

The layered cut is your answer if you have thick hair and want a short haircut. The look is classy and can be pulled off along with a beard as well. However, to maintain this hairdo, you need to pay frequent visits to your salon. 

9. Swept Up Taper Fade

Swept Up Taper Fade

The Swept Up Taper fade has a very youthful look attached to it. It also lets you style your hair to a certain extent and involves a little skill. The quiff to the front and the elegant taper to the side makes you look dashing and attractive.

10. Modern Flat Top

Modern Flat Top

A Modern Flat Top is a look that goes well with serious faces and not just anybody. A haircut like this also demands a level of confidence from your side as well. This hairdo goes well with both straight and curly hair and also makes the hair sit in one place. So, if you are someone who hates flyaways, you can try this look.

11. Spiky Flat Top

Spiky Flat Top

Short and spiky hair cut gives the instant military look, the classic short cut to a boxy flat top. It is a standard form of short hairstyle for men to look younger and modern. Men with thin or thick hair can try this spike flat top short hair style to create your own novel look.

12. Modern Crew Cut

Modern Crew Cut

Basically, the short hair crew cut is similar to the type of military hairstyle. It gives a masculine and decent look for men. It is considered to be the best style which is easy to maintain, look ever young, with a neat and fine look. It used to be followed by soldiers, athletes but has lately gained popularity in the general crowd too. Modern crew cuts are cool and stylish, and suit all age groups.

13. Men’s Pompadour Haircut Fade

Men’s Pompadour Haircut Fade

Pompadour is a trending haircut during the 50’s with faded on sides and voluminous on top. This short hair style cut goes well with men who have round and square face shapes. When combed back, pompadour is trending upward and is the most acclaimed hairstyle among men who want to look contemporary.

14. Clean Taper + Sponge Curls Clean Taper + Sponge Curls

Clean Taper

The clean taper and sponge hair curls haircut has the comparatively long hairs at the top curled, with the sides gradually fading away with shorter hairs on the sides and the back. The hair as it comes down on the sides and back, becomes progressively shorter and ultimately blends with the skin.

15. Short Textured Haircut

Short Textured Haircut

This hairdo is for men looking to add some texture to their hair. To get this haircut, ask your barber to give a close cut to the sides and back while maintaining the top at a length of 2 inches. For better results, ask your barber to give this cut while your hair is damp. Also, you can apply a gel or pomade to let the results stay for a long time. 

16. Taper Fade with Textured Wavy Hair

Taper Fade with Textured Wavy Hair

It is one of the most popular hairdos for men looking to get a short hairstyle. Here, the top portion of the hair is cut to moderate length. Meanwhile, the sides are faded to make the top hair look voluminous. 

17. Super Short Crop Haircut

Super Short Crop Haircut

This super short crop haircut resembles the crew cut, where the hairs on the top are cut too short with the sides and back having clipped to add a little sharpness to the edges. The cut should be proportionate and balanced when compared to the hairs at the top.

18. Short Textured and Spiky Haircut

Short Textured and Spiky Haircut

This textured haircut with spikes is one of the most beautiful haircuts as it is not only stylish but makes your face look more elegant. To get the perfect spikes on such a short length of hair, you can use a hair wax and twist the hair till you get the desired texture. 

19. Side Swept Short Hairstyle

Side Swept Short Hairstyle

The side swept short hairstyle has the hairs on the top, back and sides cut short and then swept to the sides and back by the use of a comb. As the hairs come down on the sides, it is given an undercut by having the hairs clipped below the horizontal line of the temples.

20. Very Short Buzz Haircut

Very Short Buzz Haircut

To have this hairstyle perfected, you will need to cut the hairs on the top, back and sides very short, with the sides fading away. Then you can have the hair buzzy by using clippers and using some gel to get them texturized. This cut is somewhat similar to a military cut.

21. Cool Messy Short Hairstyle

Cool Messy Short Hairstyle

This is one of the short hair styles for men, that is not only cool, but also attractive. The hairs are cut short and given the look of tousled hair with the waves gently falling over the eyebrows on the forehead, giving a natural look. You can have the hair messy by just passing your fingers to and fro.

22. Short Side Part Slicked Back Haircut

Short Side Part Slicked Back Haircut

This short haircut for men is flaunted by having the hairs parted on the sides and cut short more on the sides and back. The hair is medium at the top and a wide range of styles and cuts at the back, making the hair slicked at the back. You can add textures and volume suiting your facial appearance.

23. Wavy Short Hairstyles

Wavy Short Hairstyles

This hairstyle has the hairs on the top cut to medium length with the sides and back cut short but allowing the hair to droop along the sides and back. You can then have your hair wavy by drying the hair and allowing cool air to be blown into the hair.

24. Short Curls Hairstyle

Short Curls Hairstyle

Short curls hairstyle is suited for men having straight hair and involves cutting the hair to a medium length on the top, sides and back. To make the hair curly apply some gel and then run your fingers through the hair on all the sides to give a uniform look.

25. Funky Short Trendy Spiky Hairstyle

Funky Short Trendy Spiky Hairstyle

This hairstyle is for men having long hair. To get your hair funky, you will need to cut your hair short with some parts having comparatively long hair. To make the hair spiked, you have to dry your hair and then use the iron for straightening. Do not use any conditioner while showering.

26. Short Brush Back Hair

Short Brush Back Hair

The short brushed back hairstyle is a classic one, where the hair needs to be cut short with the back and sides tapered. The hair on the top needs to be lifted and then brushed backwards down to the back. You will need to use a dryer so that the hair stands up for more volume.

27. Bangs and Messy Short Hairstyle for Men

Bangs and Messy Short Hairstyle for Men

To have this hairstyle, the hair needs to be messy. You can do it by keeping the hair long and passing your fingers aimlessly so that the hair looks shaggy. Then part your hair to one side and comb your hair to the level of the upper line of the eyebrow. You can manage the width of the bangs as you like.

28. Short Faux Hawk Hair Look

Short Faux Hawk Hair Look

This is a simple hairstyle where the sides are cut short but the top is kept long enough to create a pointed look, which also means creating natural spikes. Then, your barber will cut this hair into a faux hawk while leaving a nice quiff to the front.

29. Modern Pompadour Hairstyle

Modern Pompadour Hairstyle

Though pompadour has been there for years, it has never gone out of style. This is because you can combine this style with many other cuts. As you can see in the image, the hair near your temples is faded to highlight the pomp, giving this hairdo a unique look.

 30. Mens Comb Over Hairstyles

Mens Comb Over Hairstyles

For this hairdo, you need to grow your hair not too short or too long, but medium. This is to get a perfect comb over without any flyaways. You can get a nice undercut with taper to the sides to create a contrast and to get a contemporary look.

31. Haircuts and Hairstyles with Bangs

Haircuts and Hairstyles with Bangs

If bangs are your favourite, you can get these even with short hair. As you can see in the image, the entire hair is cut extremely short except for the front part. The front is cut a bit large to let the fringes fall on your forehead naturally. Alternatively, you can choose to create a long quiff with this hair.

32. Crew Cut Hairstyle

Crew Cut Hairstyle

This is yet another crew cut hairstyle on this list with a nice taper and a fade to the sides. Meanwhile, the front is cut very short but not faded to create a modern look. This hairdo suits men of all age groups.

33. Caesar Haircut

Caesar Haircut

This cut is similar to an inverted bowl hairstyle where the hair is brushed to the front and the sides are faded. This caesar haircut also looks the same and suits the young men more. 

34. Tapered Haircut

Tapered Haircut

Taper is nothing but a sharp distinction in your hair where you can clearly see your hair coming down from long to short from the top to the sides of your head. This taper haircut gives a nice volume to your hair and makes you look trendy. 

35. Induction Cut

Induction Cut

This is similar to a crew cut and suits men who have a nice forehead shape and hairline. The sides are faded and the top is cut short to lowest length. So, this hairdo suits long faces and also men who like to flaunt their cheekbones. 

36. Burr Cut

Burr Cut

Burr cuts are mostly used by soldiers and the military personnel as they are low maintenance and also fashionable. This specific burr cut you see is the contemporary one with stylish designs on the fade to suit younger men. 

38. Ivy League Haircut

Ivy League Haircut

If you want to look your stylis-best even with short hair, there is no other hairstyle than this ivy league one. It suits all occasions, be it for office or for a party. This will also make your hair look thick, so if you are someone suffering with hair loss, go for this hairdo.

39. Fade Hairstyle

Fade Hairstyle

If you want to try out a different look, be it for a party or a casual meet, a fade hairstyle will be the optimal choice. It subtly highlights the top portion of your head while giving a contemporary look overall.

40. High and Tight Haircut

High and Tight Haircut

Inspired by the military haircut, this one too has entirely faded sides with a long top that makes you look manly and handsome. It is a popular look and suits almost all face shapes.


Short hair suits every occasion and face type. As you can already see, there are numerous ways in which you can style this short hair. If you are someone who likes to give a stylish cut to your hair at home itself, then you can try the buzz cut, french crop fade or a burr cut as these require minimal tools and are easy to achieve. If you like to have more spikes to your hair, we included many hairstyles for you too! Comment and let us know which one you like the most.


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