Comb over hairstyles have come back in style since Donald Draper donned the look in Mad Men. While many barbers refuse to call it a comb over and instead refer to the cut as a side part, the men’s comb over haircut has become immensely popular as celebrities, hipsters, and everyday professionals have transformed the hairstyle once reserved for balding or thin-haired men into the cool, modern comb over of today.
But with so many different types of comb over hairstyles, getting the right haircut for your hair type, length and face shape can be tricky. Fortunately, whether you want a long or short hair comb over paired with a fade or undercut and hard part, comb overs are versatile enough for all men. For instance, the short hair comb over is perfect for business as a low-maintenance, easy hairstyle, while the long hair comb over offers volume, movement, and flow. Let’s take a closer look at the top side part hairstyles.
To inspire you with ideas, we’ve compiled a list of the best comb over haircuts. From short to long hair and fade to undercut, explore these popular men’s comb over hairstyles to find trendy cuts and cool styles you’ll love.
- 1 Comb Over Haircuts
- 2 How To Get A Comb Over Haircut
- 3 How To Do A Comb Over
- 4 Modern Comb Over Haircut Styles
- 4.1 High Fade + Hard Part Comb Over
- 4.2 Low Skin Fade + Comb Over + Line Up
- 4.3 Long Hair Comb Over
- 4.4 Shaved Sides Comb Over
- 4.5 Mid Fade + Part + Beard
- 4.6 Textured Comb Over
- 4.7 Low Fade Comb Over + Full Beard
- 4.8 Short Comb Over
- 4.9 Comb Over Taper + Hair Design + Beard
- 4.10 Skin Fade + Comb Over with Hard Part
- 4.11 Undercut Comb Over
- 4.12 Spiky Comb Over
- 4.13 Messy Comb Over
- 4.14 Modern Comb Over
- 4.15 Wavy Comb Over
- 4.16 Professional Comb Over + Low Fade
- 4.17 Short Sides + Thick Comb Over + Line
- 4.18 Classic Comb Over Taper Fade
- 4.19 Long Comb Over
- 4.20 Disconnected Comb Over Undercut
- 4.21 Messy Parted Combover + Hipster Beard + High Fade
- 4.22 Beard and Comb Over
- 4.23 Long Comb Over + Taper Fade
- 4.24 High Razor Fade + Short Comb Over + Thick Beard
- 4.25 Big Comb Over Fade + Long Beard + Part
Comb Over Haircuts
If you haven’t found a nice comb over to fit your style, you may not have been looking hard enough. Comb over styles vary a lot, allowing guys to truly make their haircut their own. For example, you have a choice between an undercut or taper fade on the sides. The short sides and long hair on top provide a sharp yet cool contrast that catches the eye. Plus, the comb over fade or undercut works perfectly with both short, medium and long hair.
Similarly, you may choose to accentuate the side you comb your hair to with a hard part. Or maybe you prefer to have some volume to your look, and want a spiky finish on top. The point is – you can do this cut any way you want and it will still look super hot.
How To Get A Comb Over Haircut
To get a comb over haircut, tell your barber you’d like to start parting your hair on the side. You can ask for a comb over fade, where the sides are tapered and the hair on top is long, or you can go for a more conservative, office-safe look and ask for short sides and an even longer top. The fade comb over can go as short as shaved sides or result in a taper.
While the low fade comb over seems to be a common variation, guys really have the choice of any type of taper fade – low, mid, high, or skin. These options offer versatility for other types of comb overs and hairstyles – short or medium length.
How To Do A Comb Over
To do a comb over, you will need to decide whether you want a neat or loose comb over. The neat look will give you a hard part and require a pomade to get that shiny, wet-looking finish; whereas the loose hairstyle provides more volume when styled with a blow dryer and matte-finish hair product.
Styling A Comb Over
To style the comb over, follow these steps.
- Apply your styling product throughout your hair. We recommend pomade, wax or putty for a textured finish.
- Then comb all your hair forward to find the natural part in your hair.
- Now use that natural part to comb your hair down on the sides, and comb over the rest.
- Remember that your hair doesn’t need to be combed straight to the side; you can comb it diagonally back or brush up your hair in the front to create a little lift.
Modern Comb Over Haircut Styles
Below are some examples of the best comb over haircuts. Whether you want the classic 50s comb over or the modern comb over hairstyle with a fade, line up and part, you’ll love these cuts and styles.
High Fade + Hard Part Comb Over
A hard part comb over always looks better with a fade on the sides. A high fade offers an edgy look and this slick comb over hairstyle is definitely reminiscent of the classic style.
Low Skin Fade + Comb Over + Line Up
The modern comb over can accommodate a low bald fade and line up. The neat and structured styling on top makes this of the best types of comb overs to get.
Long Hair Comb Over
This long hair comb over is textured and styled naturally with a fade on the sides and line up along the hairline. Paired with a clean, nicely-groomed stubble beard, this long comb over haircut is fresh and on point.
Shaved Sides Comb Over
This shaved sides comb over is slick and stylish. Guys can easily change up their look by styling the hair back or spiking it up.
Mid Fade + Part + Beard
This comb over fade with part offers a fresh, clean cut finish. The mid fade can work as a professional or casual haircut, and the thick full beard is groomed perfectly.
Textured Comb Over
The textured comb over has been a strong trend in recent years. With matte hair styling products like a good pomade, wax or clay, guys can style an awesome natural comb over hairstyle.
Low Fade Comb Over + Full Beard
The low fade comb over is one of the most popular versions of the style. Combined with a shaved hard part, short beard, and highlights, this modern comb over stands out in any crowd.
Short Comb Over
For guys who still want short hair, the short comb over is classy and easy to style. With just 2 or 3 inches of hair on top, men of all hair types can get a short hair comb over haircut.
Comb Over Taper + Hair Design + Beard
The comb over taper fade offers a modern look with a hint of the traditional style. Without exposing too much skin on the sides, the taper fade haircut provides contrast that accentuates the styling on top. Women will love this textured and messy comb over hairstyle.
Skin Fade + Comb Over with Hard Part
This bald fade comb over haircut is super edgy and outgoing. With so many different styles of comb overs, it’s important to experiment. This means you don’t have to style your hair neat and all to one side. Think about parted spikes or a side swept fringe.
Undercut Comb Over
The undercut comb over gets rid of the part, but the hairstyle still looks incredible and hot. An undercut with a comb over gives you a lot of options – guys can slick back their hair, brush it forward to create a fringe, style a modern quiff, or just leave it natural and messy.
Spiky Comb Over
The spiky comb over is the perfect example of guys being creative and experimenting with different looks and styles. While still parted to one side, this cool spiked comb over hairstyle is a unique twist that looks good. And you still have the hard part and faded sides.
Messy Comb Over
This messy comb over is styled natural and textured on top with a low fade on the sides. With plenty of volume and movement, it’s an excellent choice for guys with longer hair on top.
Modern Comb Over
This modern comb over comes with a thick hard part and high fade. By styling the comb over loose and textured, classic meets modern for a handsome look.
Wavy Comb Over
Professional Comb Over + Low Fade
Short Sides + Thick Comb Over + Line
Classic Comb Over Taper Fade
Long Comb Over
Disconnected Comb Over Undercut
Messy Parted Combover + Hipster Beard + High Fade
Beard and Comb Over
Long Comb Over + Taper Fade
High Razor Fade + Short Comb Over + Thick Beard
Big Comb Over Fade + Long Beard + Part