Looking for a regular, clean cut haircut for men? While simple, clean hairstyles sound basic and boring, there are actually a number of normal men’s haircuts that are still stylish and classy. After all, not all guys care about the latest men’s hairstyles of the year because some of these cuts and styles tend to time-consuming to get and style. For this reason, we’ve put together this guide on the best short haircuts for regular guys who just want a nice, clean cut look.
From the basic buzz cut and crew cut to the dapper comb over and messy top, check out this gallery of neat hairstyles you can ask any barber to trim.
- 1 Best Regular Haircuts
- 1.1 Buzz Cut Fade
- 1.2 Crew Cut + Taper Fade
- 1.3 Clean Comb Over Fade
- 1.4 Classic Comb Over
- 1.5 High and Tight Fade
- 1.6 Ivy League Cut + High Fade
- 1.7 Wavy Slicked Back Hair + Low Taper Fade
- 1.8 Short Spiky Hair + High Taper
- 1.9 Brushed Back Hair + Low Taper Fade
- 1.10 Short Faux Hawk Fade
- 1.11 Tapered Sides + Short Spiked Hair
- 1.12 Short Textured Crop + Skin Drop Fade
- 1.13 Classic Tapered Crew Cut
- 1.14 Long Hair on Top + Short Sides
- 1.15 Long Comb Over + Undercut Fade
- 1.16 Hard Side Part + Fade
- 1.17 Thick Scissored Sides + Brushed Up Fringe
- 1.18 Thick Brushed Back Top + Bald Fade
- 1.19 Side Swept Crew Cut + Low Fade
- 1.20 Slicked Back Undercut
Best Regular Haircuts
Although any barbershop should be able to get you a regular haircut with short sides and a trimmed top, it’s also important to ask for the right cut. One factor mature men often overlook is whether their hairstyle suits their face shape. Getting the same old school haircut just because you’ve always gotten it is the surest way to continue making the same style mistake for the rest of your life. For instance, if you have a round face, ask for faded sides and longer hair on top to elongate the face. For oval or long faces, stick to a short top and avoid volume and height to prevent further lengthening of the face.
Another reason some guys may be looking for just a normal haircut may be cost. Most older men look at young boys spending $35 to $50 at the barbershop and shake their heads. This is because just two decades ago in the 90’s, you could get a regular short haircut for $10 plus tip. While times have changed and young guys are free to spend what they want, if you’re paying that much for a buzz cut, you’re better off buying a pair of clippers and cutting your hair at home.
Now, let’s dive into the top men’s clean cut hairstyles of 2018.
Buzz Cut Fade
The buzz cut is the classic clean haircut for guys. Simple and short, the buzz cut fade requires no styling and is always ready to go.
Crew Cut + Taper Fade
The crew cut is the other popular haircut that is normal and easy to get. With a slightly longer top than the buzz cut, the crew cut fade allows for some styling flexibility. Just leave your hair messy and textured or apply some light pomade or wax and sweep the front to the side for a little flair.
Clean Comb Over Fade
The comb over is certainly one of the most recognized hairstyles. However, unlike the traditional comb over with long sides that need to be gelled back, the comb over fade is more of a contemporary look that makes styling easier. Simply use hair product on your thick but short cut and comb all your hair to one side.
Classic Comb Over
Here’s a perfect example of the slick comb over hairstyle. Still sophisticated and stylish, it’s a great haircut for older men who have straight, thick hair.
High and Tight Fade
Ivy League Cut + High Fade
The Ivy League haircut is a variation of the crew cut but with a slightly longer top. Also known as the Harvard or Princeton cut, it’s a preppy hairstyle that’s quite versatile.
Wavy Slicked Back Hair + Low Taper Fade
Short Spiky Hair + High Taper
Textured spiky hair looks great with a masculine jawline and facial hair. And with a clean fade on the sides for contrast, guys will appreciate this easy hairstyle.
Brushed Back Hair + Low Taper Fade
If brushed back hair is your style, then consider leaving some length on top coupled with a low taper fade for contrast. With at least 3 inches of hair, guys can occasionally style a comb over or spike their hair to change things up.
Short Faux Hawk Fade
One of the benefits of a short haircut with a fade on the sides is being able to style a variety of looks. If the Ivy League or side part are getting boring, then apply some pomade and push your hairs toward the middle to create a faux hawk fade.
Tapered Sides + Short Spiked Hair
Short Textured Crop + Skin Drop Fade
Classic Tapered Crew Cut
Long Hair on Top + Short Sides
Long Comb Over + Undercut Fade
Hard Side Part + Fade
Thick Scissored Sides + Brushed Up Fringe
Thick Brushed Back Top + Bald Fade
Side Swept Crew Cut + Low Fade
Slicked Back Undercut
For more ideas and trends, check out the best new hairstyles for men to get in 2018.