It’s time to look at the best haircuts for men in 2018. A new year is a great excuse to revamp your personal style, and there’s no better way to do so than by getting a cool new haircut. The top men’s hairstyles are the fresh twists on classic styles. This means you don’t need to make a huge change to your hair to stay on trend, as small details like texture and styling will be important. In fact, the hottest modern haircuts seem to all be textured using a matte pomade or hair wax.
So whether you prefer short, long or medium length hair, a good hairstyle is out there for you. From the slicked back undercut to the comb over fade to the quiff, check out our guide to the best men’s haircuts of 2018 for ideas on your next cut.
- 1 Textured Crop
- 2 Fade Haircut
- 3 Undercut
- 4 Quiff Haircuts
- 5 Pompadour Hairstyle
- 6 Comb Over
- 7 Slicked Back
- 8 Faux Hawk
- 9 Fringe
- 10 The Best Men’s Haircuts of 2018
- 10.1 Thick Spiky Textured Top + High Razor Fade
- 10.2 Messy Brushed Up Hair + High Fade
- 10.3 Short Crop + High Fade
- 10.4 Burst Fade Mohawk
- 10.5 Textured Spiky Hair + High Bald Fade
- 10.6 Short Textured Top + Low Skin Fade
- 10.7 Brushed Back Hair + Low Bald Fade + Line Up
- 10.8 Thick Wavy Hair on Top + Short Sides
- 10.9 Long Spiky Quiff + Low Fade
- 10.10 Undercut + Thick Hard Part + Comb Over
- 10.11 Thick Sweep Back + Classic Taper
- 10.12 Low Bald Fade + Textured Brush Up
By far the biggest new men’s hair trend of the year has got to be the textured crop. Barbers and barbershops around the world are showcasing short haircut for men, and guys are loving it. The cropped top looks very similar to a crew cut, but is always styled natural and flat.
On the sides, most guys pair it with a type of fade. For an extra cool finish, you can even ask your stylist for a line up to create sharp, clean edges around the temples and hairline.
The fade haircut continues to be the most popular way for guys to cut their sides. The technique involves cutting the hair progressively shorter towards the bottom of the head. Usually, this starts with a scissor cut near the top and gradually tapers to a short trimmed cut at the neck.
The undercut involves a short cut on the sides, but instead of being faded, is often all one length. Another type of undercut is the disconnected haircut, where there is a blunt dividing line between the long hair on top of the head and the shorter, buzzed hair at the sides. With medium length to longer hair on top, a hairstyle offers a lot of styling versatility, while the short hair at the sides keeps everything low-maintenance.
A lot of guys combine the undercut with a fade for an very modern, edgy look. The undercut fade haircut will be very trendy in the new year. If you like the undercut hairstyle, consider combining it with the slicked back, quiff, or pompadour.
The quiff hairstyle is well-known as the voluminous style brought into the modern consciousness by Elvis and his rock music. This trendy men’s haircut involves long hair on the top of the head which gets progressively shorter towards the back of the head.
The main feature of this style is the “quiff” in the front, which is styled by applying product and blow-drying the hair up and back for any airy, eye-catching look.
The pompadour is similar to the quiff, but involves a smoother, more compact section of hair styled at the front of the head. Often, a quiff and pompadour can be achieved with the same haircut and simply require different styling.
If you’ve got enough time in the morning to style your hair into a distinctive pomp, this could be a good choice for you. Although effort is required to style this look, a good pomade or wax can make all the difference and keep you looking super stylish all day.
Everyone knows what the comb over involves. With short hair on the sides, most likely a fade or undercut, all that’s left is how to style the short to medium-length hair on top. Simply apply a little product, and comb your hair to the side of your head. However, you can ask your barber to cut in a thick part for a more accentuated comb over.
Luckily for men, just because the comb over is a simple hairstyle doesn’t mean it’s not trendy. Adding a little volume and texture to the look will create a modern take on the old style.
Another traditional haircut that will be trendy this year, the slicked back hairstyle is an easy way to make your hair look formal and professional yet sexy and edgy. Especially with the slicked back undercut, women will love this look on you. Just run some product through your hair with your hands and brush your hair back in order to achieve this look.
The faux hawk twists the old mohawk style into a fresh, modern look that is as appropriate at your work place as it is at a party. With gently tapered sides and longer hair running down the middle, this men’s hairstyle for 2018 takes the concept of a mohawk and softens it for a look that will flatter most face shapes.
Adding a fringe to your hairstyle is a great way to put a modern twist on a traditional look. Angled fringes will be trending as they are pretty similar to textured crops, but ask your barber which type of fringe he thinks will suit your face shape the best for a tailored recommendation.
The Best Men’s Haircuts of 2018
Out with the old and in with the new, 2018 hairstyles for men are all about reworking classic cuts and styles to make them suit your personal sense of style in the modern day. Think about your face shape and how to best showcase your natural hair texture when you choose a hairstyle this year.
From the long and straight to the short and curly, there’s a modern hairstyle out there to suit every man. See more of the best haircuts for men to find one that suits your hair type, length, and style.
Thick Spiky Textured Top + High Razor Fade
Messy Brushed Up Hair + High Fade
Short Crop + High Fade
Burst Fade Mohawk
Textured Spiky Hair + High Bald Fade
Short Textured Top + Low Skin Fade
Brushed Back Hair + Low Bald Fade + Line Up
Thick Wavy Hair on Top + Short Sides
Long Spiky Quiff + Low Fade
Undercut + Thick Hard Part + Comb Over
Thick Sweep Back + Classic Taper
Low Bald Fade + Textured Brush Up
Check out more of the coolest hairstyles for men in 2018.