The Top 34 Hairstyles for Men (Part One)

A comprehensive guide to the trendiest hairstyles

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Written by Jonathan Miller

Great news fellas. The days of strict rules pertaining to the hair on your head and face are long gone. With that in mind, it might be time for you to get a little wild and switch to one of the most popular hairstyles of 2019. If you’ve been looking for a hot new look, this list is for you. A guy’s hairstyle can be one of the best ways to stand out from the everyday suit and tie; especially now that pop-friendly and disheveled looks are becoming commonplace at the office. With today’s vast options for styling your flow, it’s hard to choose just one.  So, after consulting our guide for How To Tell Your Barber What You Want, let’s check out some of the best-looking hairstyles of 2019.  If you’re late to the game and wondering what’s popular this year in the world of hair, fear not. Many of the short undercuts and fades that have been growing in popularity are still the way to go. Looking for something a bit louder? Check out the pompadours and quiffs. This list will act as your guide for finding and inspiring a look that suits you. 

1. High Skin Fade + Hard Part Comb Over

High Skin Fade + Hard Part Comb Over

As you browse this list looking for your new look, you will come across a variety of fades and fade combos. A fade is a hairstyle that gradually ‘fades’ your hair into your skin by cutting it increasingly shorter, ending just above your natural hairline. The high skin fade with a hard part comb over, makes for a pronounced but bold look that has been popular for years. Add a little pomade (we like Uppercut Deluxe matte pomade) for a matte texture and you’re good to go.

2. Crew Cut + High Fade and Full Beard

Crew Cut + High Fade and Full Beard

The crew cut with a twist. Looking for a style that accentuates that well-manicured beard? Go for a classic crew cut. The lines of a high fade take the crew cut to a new level of modern with class. Just add an epic beard!

3. Textured Top + Taper Fade and Beard

 Textured Top + Taper Fade and Beard

Style the short top as you would with any shorter cut. The tapered fade acts as a bridge from rugged up top to business down below making it the perfect look for someone who works hard and plays harder. Chances are you’ve seen this look on your favorite icons.

4. Slicked Back Undercut + Long Beard

This longer-haired look and impressive beard is going to be for those of you blessed with straight hair and epic facial hair growth. For those lucky enough to fall into this category, congratulations, you will truly be the envy of every guy who isn’t looking like a cast member from Vikings. 

5. Buzz Cut + Fade

Buzz Cut + Fade

Simple, classic and easy to style. The buzz cut has long been popular for guys for it’s sleek, no-fuss maintenance. Add a modern tapering fade and you’ve got one of the hottest styles of 2019. Bonus: it looks good with any hair type.

6. High Skin Pompadour + Beard

High Skin Pompadour + Beard

The classic pompadour features a shiny, sculpted look. This modern version, with shaved sides and a thick part that make the pomp stand out, mirrors the classic roots while offering more versatility. Add in a little stubble and you’ve got a whole new look. This cut is for guys with thicker hair.

7. Thick Curly Hair + High Bald Taper Fade

Thick Curly Hair + High Bald Taper Fade

Leave it long on top and show off the curls! The clean high bald taper fade on the sides and back emphasizes the texture of the epic curls on top. 

8. Side Part + Mid Fade

Side Part + Mid Fade

This shorter cut brings back another classic look with a more relaxed fade. Brush the top to one side and style your hair with matte textured product (we are currently obsessed with Imperial Barber matte pomade brand) to ensure that the part is pronounced but still looks natural.

9. Wavy Fringe + Low Taper Fade

Wavy Fringe + Low Taper Fade

This guy’s haircut is great for those with a little bit of rebel in their locks. If your hair is tough to tame, this low taper fade with short wavy hair makes for an easy to manage, stylish look.

10. Burst Fade Fohawk

Burst Fade Fohawk

Not everyone can pull off the faux-hawk. But if you can and you want to look a little wild, this is the cut for you. Playing on the edgy style of the fohawk fade, the burst fade makes this fohawk a bit more rock n’ roll. Stock up on some heavy-duty pomade (like Layrite Superhold pomade) to keep this spiky.

11. Comb Over + Part and Taper Fade

Comb Over + Part and Taper Fade

The comb over fade is a very popular cool men’s haircut. The clean look of the hard part and taper fade keep this both business professional and laid back casual.

12. Low Taper Fade + Long Textured Slick Back

Low Taper Fade + Long Textured Slick Back

This rad medium-length cut deviates from is shorter-haired, slicked back cousin by adding volume to the hair. The low taper fade keeps the sides and back neat while the textured top makes a big statement.

13. Textured Quiff + Low Fade and Part

Textured Quiff + Low Fade and Part

Simply one of the best haircuts in 2019, the textured locks on top and hard part make for a stand out hairstyle. The low fade dresses the sides and back finishing off a look that simply shouts class.

14. Low Skin Fade + Shape Up and Pompadour

Low Skin Fade + Shape Up and Pompadour

The textured look of the pompadour is a great way to mix it up with your hair game. Add in a low skin fade with a clean shape up and you’re sporting one of the hottest hairstyles of 2019.

15. Brushed Back Hair + Long Sides

Brushed Back Hair + Long Sides

If you’ve got the flow to pull the brushed back textured look, this is a hot option. Trash the taper and leave the sides a bit longer here. We also recommend growing out a clean beard to play on that rugged look.

16. Short French Crop + High Bald Fade

Short French Crop + High Bald Fade

Depending on your hair type, this cool men’s haircut will require little or no styling. The short length and high bald fade allow you to take a minimalist approach in effort while rocking a very hip look.

17. Faux Hawk + Skin Fade and Hair Design

Faux Hawk + Skin Fade and Hair Design

Here we have another version of the always cool fauxhawk. Clean sides etched with fresh lines will spruce up the fade. The length of the hawk determines how much this cut stands out. Whether you want to keep it tame or go full rockstar is up to you.

18. Man Bun + Beard

Man Bun + Beard

If you’ve grown out a long mane of hair, congratulations, long hair is in and so is the man bun. The man bun has become commonplace in 2019. Grow out a beard to compliment all the hard work on top and you’ll be the coolest dude in the coffee shop.

19. High Bald Fade + Hard Side Part

High Bald Fade + Hard Side Part

Similar to many of the other high bald fades on this list, the detail that sets this popular men’s cut apart is the hard side part. Style this with some medium-shine pomade (like BYRD Light pomade) to really highlight the part and the short hair on top.

20. Brushed Up Hair + Low Taper Fade and Design

Brushed Up Hair + Low Taper Fade and Design

If you’ve been endowed with thicker hair that styles easily, this might be the hot new hairstyle for you. A shock of medium brushed up hair on top and a low taper fade below are further embellished by adding some design to your lines.

let us know what you think about these styles in the comment box below!

Jonathan Miller

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.