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How To Style Your Hair For Men

Learning how to style your hair properly can mean the difference between a boring haircut that blends in with the crowd or a cool hairstyle that transforms your look. When it comes to styling men’s hair, it is important to keep your face shape (oval, round, square, etc.), hair type (thick, thin, wavy, curly), and styling needs in mind. Fortunately, whether you’re styling long or short hair for men, there are a number of ways to wear your haircut for both business and casual environments.

How To Style Hair Men

How To Style Men’s Hair

It is important to note that the best way to figure out how to style your hair is by experimenting with different hairstyles. While step-by-step instructions might seem helpful, the only way to really learn how to work with your hair is to actually put some styling product in and use a comb or your hands to shape a variety of looks.

Below, we’ve provided examples of how to do a comb over, pompadour, undercut, and various other popular men’s hairstyles to give you an idea of what the final product should be. Whether you just got a new haircut or simply want new hair tips for men, this guide will help you style the best hair!

Styling A Comb Over

The modern comb over hairstyle is a classic look with a twist. Here’s how to style a comb over with a fade.

Undercut with Comb Over

How To Do A Comb Over Fade

High Fade Comb Over

How To Style A Comb Over Hairstyle

Skin Fade Comb Over

Skin Fade Comb Over

Styling A Pompadour

The pompadour hairstyle has been a hit in recent years, so here are some pictures of how to style a pompadour.

Long Modern Pompadour

Long Modern Pompadour

Pompadour with Beard

Pompadour with Beard

Disconnected Pompadour

Disconnected Pompadour

Styling An Undercut

The undercut has become one of the hottest new men’s hairstyles. Here are some of the best ways to style an undercut.

Undercut with Long Comb Over

Undercut with Long Comb Over

Undercut with Pompadour

Undercut with Pompadour

Slicked Back Undercut

Slicked Back Undercut

Styling A Quiff

The quiff may be one of the coolest hairstyles for guys. The opposite of a pompadour or slick back, a quiff is styled when the hair directions forward. Learn how to style a quiff and take advantage of this popular men’s hair trend.

Low Fade and Part with Quiff

Low Fade with Quiff

Fade with Quiff and Beard

High Fade with Quiff and Beard

High Fade with Quiff

High Fade with Quiff

How To Spike Your Hair

Spiked hair may have been a 90’s trend, but today’s popular spiky hairstyles come with a twist. Instead of the pointed tips, most spiked up haircuts are textured using pomade or wax and not styling gel, offering a modern look. Spike your hair the right way with the following styles.

Fade with Long Spiked Hair

Fade with Long Spiked Hair

High Fade with Textured Spiked Up Hair

High Fade with Textured Spiked Up Hair

High Skin Fade with Spiky Hair

High Skin Fade with Spiky Hair

How To Slick Back Hair

Stemming from the greaser subculture of the 1950s, the slick back is an easy, versatile hairstyle. Check out the top ways to slick back your hair.

Slick Back Hairstyle

Slick Back Hairstyles

Undercut with Slicked Back Hair

Undercut with Slick Back and Beard

Undercut with Slick Back

Undercut with Slick Back

How To Side Part Hair

The side part hairstyle is a classic look from the early 1900’s. To side part your hair, you need to start with a short haircut on the sides. Then comb your hair forward, find your natural part, and sweep your hair to one side. To complete the side part, make the hard part clean and noticeable.

Side Part Hairstyle

Short Side Part Hairstyles

Low Fade with Side Part Hair

Low Fade with Side Part Hair

Mid Skin Fade with Side Part

Mid Skin Fade with Side Part

How To Style Messy Hair

Messy hairstyles may look easy to pull off, but there is a fine line between fashionably messy and bad styling. See the pictures below on the right way to style short messy hair.

Short Messy Hair

Short Messy Hair

Short Messy Crew Cut

Short Messy Crew Cut

High Fade with Messy Short Hair

High Fade with Messy Short Hair

How To Style Long Hair For Men

Styling long hair for men may have been a challenge in the past, but with the advent of the top knot, man bun, man braid and other long hairstyles, guys have many styles to choose from. These are a few ways men can style their long hair.

Undercut with Long Comb Over and Beard

Undercut with Long Comb Over and Thick Beard

Man Bun with Full Beard

Man Bun with Full Beard

Top Knot Hairstyle

Men's Top Knot Hairstyle

Man Braid with Ponytail

Man Braid