Men’s Haircuts 2018: Your Primer to 7 Trendy Cuts

Your
guide to getting the right hair cut


Written
by Salvatore Marashi


Everyone
wants a stylish haircut. The gap between what you want and what you actually
end up with is usually pretty disheartening. This is especially the case for
steering into men’s haircut trends. So if you’re looking to get the best in
men’s haircuts 2018 and beyond, then we’ve got your back (or should I say your
head). Here are seven of the fantastic choices for you to rock all year long.
The
Fade Haircut


The Fade Haircut for Men's Haircuts 2018
The
fade has been a favorite for a few years now and the style is still going
strong. Why? Because it just looks so damn good.
A
fade is when you take the back and sides of your hair from shorter to longer as
it reaches your crown. There are tons of variations from skin fade, to
undercut, to high, mid and low fades and all the way to the bald fade. Fades
are usually done with clippers but the scissor fade is something to look into.
it’ll still frame your face nicely but looks less aggressive than the result
that comes from clippers.
Fades
work great with side parts, quiffs, pompadours, and fauxhawks. So if you’re
wondering if a fade will work for your hair, the answer is a resounding yes. In
fact, it’ll look very good. Not only is the style flattering for just about
everyone, but it’s also a look that’ll work with any hair type.
Crop
Haircut


The Crop Haircut for Men's Haircuts 2018
The
crop haircut is a great choice for men’s hairstyles in 2018. It’s masculine,
messy and carefree. Thus invoking the best of the just rolled out of bed vibes.
The look itself is short and textured. Your barber will achieve this look with
their trusty pair of scissors and maybe a texturing tool. They can also do it
with clippers so make sure you specify what look you’re going for. Our favorite
is the scissored crop.
Much
like the fade, crop haircuts work with just about every hair type. They add
texture and volume to fine hair and wrangle in thick hair. The only exception
here is curly hair. This cut just won’t work for it.
Styling
this is pretty low maintenance. Since it’s so short, a bit of product and some
sea salt spray will do the job.
The
Traditional

The Traditional Men's Haircut 2018
The
traditional cut can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different
people. For us, a traditional men’s haircut in 2018 is a classy look without
too much deviation from how your hair naturally wants to look. That means
nothing too short and your hair is at generally the same length all around.
Sides can be a little shorter but nothing as tight as say a fade. If you’re
looking for a medium length haircut, you can’t go wrong here.
Side-parts
and pompadours hairstyles are great for traditional men’s haircuts. There’s
enough length to create volume but not too much that you’re adding another foot
to your height.
The
great thing about the traditional men’s haircut is it doesn’t require you to
visit the barber every two weeks. Let this one grow out.
The
Long Slicked-Back Hair Cut


Slicked Back Haircut for Men's Haircuts 2018
This
look is two parts, the cut, and the styling. The slicked-back look has been
cool for ages and it’s not going anywhere (except for maybe on your head). It
brings on the rebel, outsider look but is still undoubtedly modern.
Growing
your hair out for this is important. The look makes a seriously badass
statement when there’s a bit of length to it.
This
style works best for fine or thick, straight hair. Take note that fine and
thinning hair are two different things. If you’re a bit thin up top, skip this
one at all costs. The slick-back look will only accentuate the problem.
Styling
wise a great pomade is all you need. Besides getting all your hair under
control, it’ll have some nice shine.
The
Ceaser Haircut


The Caesar Haircut for Men's Haircuts 2018
The
Caesar haircut came from, you guessed it, Julius Ceasar, himself. Well,
actually I don’t know that but the haircut did gain popularity in ancient Rome.
The shortcut, styled forward with straight cut bangs was considered more
civilized than the unruly hair of barbarian tribes.
The
men’s Caesar haircut is the epitome of low-maintenance and timeless. Instead of
just men’s haircut trends of 2018, think men’s haircut trends of 54 B.C.
The
cut works well with all hair types. It’s especially good for men with thinning
hair. You do need to take your face shape into account more with this one
though. The Caesar cut is ideal with diamond, square, oval and triangle faces.
Guys with round or heart-shaped heads should avoid it. The look will enlarge
the foreheads on heart-shaped guys and only further round out you round-head
shaped fellows.
This
look is also good for older men’s hairstyles. It adds maturity while still
being stylish. That’s not to say though that it wouldn’t look good on pretty
much everyone, because it definitely does.
The
Flow Haircut


Men's Flow Haircut for Men's Haircuts 2018
Ever
want to have hair like Fabio? Maybe it’s been your dream to be the male version
of Rapunzel. Well, granted you have the right genetics, that dream can become a
reality. Men’s long hairstyles are becoming more and more popular in 2018. Gone
are the days of the awfully stupid man-bun. Long hairstyles for men are all
about being relaxed and flowy.
Obviously,
this look takes some commitment. Growing out a mane is no easy task. Not only
does it take some enviable genes, it requires a constant routine of maintenance
and upkeep. If you’re going to go down this route, things like how often you
wash and condition your hair as well as your diet are something you’ll have to
consider.
As
for styling, let it flow. A hairdryer and a light texturizing paste are all
you’ll need. For the cut, keeping it shoulder length is best.
The
Buzzcut

Buzzcut for Men's Haircuts 2018
No
fuss, no problems. Once relegated to jocks and service members, the buzzcut is
back. While so much about men’s haircuts 2018 is extra, the buzzcut is a dose
of much-needed simplicity.
For
a buzzcut, ask your barber to keep your hair between a one and a four. Any
shorter and you’re bald while any longer and you should really just consider a
different style.
While
the buzzcut works on any hair type, it’s not a good fit for every person. If
you’ve never cut your hair this short, carefully consider before you jump
overboard and into the buzz.
Another
thing to consider is who this look is best on. Guys with will defined
bone-structure will do well here. For guys with softer face shapes, the buzzcut
might not be for you.
When
it comes to styling…well there isn’t really any need for that. If you choose to
go a bit longer with your buzzcut, a light creme pomade will keep things from
frizzing out. Otherwise, enjoy saving some precious minutes not having to style
your hair before your morning commute.
Do’s
and Don’ts of Men’s Haircuts 2018


Do:

  • Try
    out something new
  • Understand
    which cut works for your face shape
  • Learn
    which hair type you have
  • Buy
    the right products
  • Know
    barber terminology
Don’t

  • Ignore
    thinning hair
  • Dye
    unhealthy hair
  • Skip
    maintenance
  • Forget
    to moisturize
  • Best
    Hair Product for Men
Layrite

Layrite Men's Hair Products
Layrite
is a household name in the world of men’s hair products. Their pomades and
creams are perfect for getting that old-school look and shine. When your barber
reaches for a product, it’s probably Layrite.
Hanz
De Fuko

Hanz De Fuko Mens Hair Products
The
go-to products for models and hair enthusiasts everywhere. Hanz De Fuko makes
premium products for any style you could want. Their products range from
Quicksand which doubles as a high hold wax and dry shampoo to Gravity Paste
which will give you ridiculous amounts of volume making it perfect for styles
like pompadours.  To top things off,
their products are inexpensive and free of heavy chemicals.
American
Crew


American Crew Men's Hair Products
American
Crew is a mainstay in men’s grooming. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for
everything hair and grooming related, look no further. Their products are
classic, well-made and perfect for anything you could possibly want to do with
your hair.
Besides
their amazing creams, waxes, and pomades, American Crew makes some seriously
cool texturizing foams and boost powders. What are those for, you might ask? If
you really want to pull off the kinda of looks that actors and celebrities
have, then this is how you do it. These products pre-style your hair and help
it maintain its shape and hold all day long.
Men’s
Haircuts 2018


So
those are the best in men’s haircuts 2018 for you to impress with all year long
and beyond. Whether you’re looking to grow those locks out or keep things tidy
and stress-free, there’s a style on here for you. Get cut, get styled and be
your best self.
Let
us know what hair-do you’re rocking this year in the comments below!


Salvatore
Marashi



SOURCE: THE GENTLEMANUAL
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.