Spiky hair is a cool, edgy and popular choice for men who want a daring style with attitude. While the trend emerged in the 90’s, modern spiked hairstyles are generally textured, classy and effortlessly sexy. From short spiky hair to medium length and long styles to messy textured versions, we’ll show you how to get a spiked hairstyle for the modern gentleman.
While not long ago, guys would use copious amounts of hair gel to clump strands together into thick spikes, but the latest hairstyles tend to have a more natural look. This means men are foregoing strong-hold hair gels in favor of styling products like pomade, wax or clay.
Here are the best spiky hairstyles for men to inspire you with ideas.
- 1 Modern Men’s Spiky Haircut Styles
- 1.1 Spiked Up Front Hair
- 1.2 Short Spiky Hair
- 1.3 Spiked Faux Hawk
- 1.4 Long Spiky Hair
- 1.5 Spiky Hair Fade
- 1.6 Spiky Fohawk with High Undercut Fade
- 1.7 Long Spiky Style with Low Taper
- 1.8 Short Spiky Hair with Mid Skin Fade and Light Beard
- 1.9 Short Spiky Hair with High Undercut
- 1.10 Awesome Spiky Hairstyle For Boys
- 1.11 Textured Spiky Hair
- 1.12 Messy Spiky Hair
- 1.13 Trendy Spiky Fade Haircut
- 1.14 Modern Spiky Hair + Skin Fade + Beard
- 1.15 High Fade + Textured Spiky Hair
- 1.16 Messy Spiked Hair + Short Tapered Sides
- 1.17 Long Spiky Hair + Short Sides + Beard
- 1.18 Spiky Comb Over + Hard Part + Mid Skin Fade
- 1.19 Spiked Hair in the Front + Low Skin Fade
- 1.20 Textured Spiky Hair + Part + Undercut
- 1.21 Textured Spiky Hair
- 1.22 Spiky Hair + High Bald Fade + Beard
- 1.23 Short Spiky Hair + Fade
- 1.24 Wide Mohawk + Spiked Hair
- 1.25 Spikes + Hard Part + High Skin Fade
- 1.26 Spikes + Part
- 1.27 High Fade + Line Up + Long Spikey Hair
- 1.28 Undercut + Thick Textured Spiked Top
- 1.29 Low Fade + Medium Length Spikes
- 1.30 High Fade + Line Up + Messy Textured Spiky Hair
- 1.31 Tapered Sides + Messy Spiky Front
- 1.32 Spiked Faux Hawk + High Burst Fade
- 1.33 Classic Short Spikes
- 1.34 High Fade + Long Thick Spikes
- 1.35 Short Spikes with Mid Bald Fade, Shape Up and Beard
- 1.36 Spiky Side Part + Low Skin Fade + Beard
- 1.37 Long Spiky Hair with Fringe
- 1.38 Spiky Modern Quiff + High Bald Fade
- 1.39 Short Spiked Hair + High Taper Fade
- 1.40 Shaved Sides + Short Spiky Hair in Front
- 1.41 Messy Spiked Hair Fade
- 1.42 Thick Spiky Hair + High Fade
- 1.43 Spiky Hair on Top + Short Sides
- 1.44 Spiky Faux Hawk Fade
- 1.45 Messy Spikes + Long Fringe
- 1.46 Short Spiked Faux Hawk + High Bald Fade
- 1.47 Gelled Spiky Hair + Tapered Sides
- 1.48 Spiky Hair Undercut
- 1.49 Spiked Comb Over + Hard Part + High Fade
- 2 How To Spike Your Hair
Modern Men’s Spiky Haircut Styles
With so many variations of spiky haircuts and styles, it can be tricky deciding which look to get. For starters, almost all of these cuts have short hair on the sides. Whether you choose a spiky hair fade or undercut depends on your personal preference, but the “short sides, long top” trend provides a stylish contrasting finish.
How you should spike your hair really depends on how much length you have to work with and your hair type. Different styles will work with different textures and determine how strong of a pomade or wax to buy. Obviously, straight thick hair is the easiest to work with and allows guys to get a variety of popular haircut styles.
Whether you like short spiked hair or long hair with spikes on top, there are various types of spiky hairstyles. Explore these trendy ways to wear men’s spiked hair to get haircut ideas for your next trip to the barbershop.
Spiked Up Front Hair
Hair spiked in the front is the traditional look. Guys with the spiky front used to frost or highlight their tips. While you can still spike your bangs up, we recommend a more textured, natural finish.
Short Spiky Hair
Short spiky hairstyles are always easier to manage and style, especially if you have wavy or curly hair. Combined with a fade or undercut on the sides, guys can keep the look simple and neat or messy and complex. As one of the best short hairstyles to get right now, we highly recommend guys try the spiky hair fade.
Spiked Faux Hawk
The faux hawk has become one of the coolest haircuts for men. Because of its edgy and rebellious style, the spiked faux hawk is definitely a barbershop favorite. Use a good hair product to keep your strands standing up as you direct it all towards the middle to achieve the style.
Long Spiky Hair
Men’s medium and long spiky hairstyles are gaining popularity as longer lengths and tapered sides come back in vogue.
Spiky Hair Fade
The spiky hair fade is the most versatile version of the cut. With faded sides that require no styling, this hairstyle really serves as the basis of all other modern spiky fade haircuts.
Spiky Fohawk with High Undercut Fade
Long Spiky Style with Low Taper
Short Spiky Hair with Mid Skin Fade and Light Beard
Short Spiky Hair with High Undercut
Awesome Spiky Hairstyle For Boys
Textured Spiky Hair
Messy Spiky Hair
Trendy Spiky Fade Haircut
Modern Spiky Hair + Skin Fade + Beard
High Fade + Textured Spiky Hair
Messy Spiked Hair + Short Tapered Sides
Long Spiky Hair + Short Sides + Beard
Spiky Comb Over + Hard Part + Mid Skin Fade
Spiked Hair in the Front + Low Skin Fade
Textured Spiky Hair + Part + Undercut
Textured Spiky Hair
Spiky Hair + High Bald Fade + Beard
Short Spiky Hair + Fade
Wide Mohawk + Spiked Hair
Spikes + Hard Part + High Skin Fade
Spikes + Part
High Fade + Line Up + Long Spikey Hair
Undercut + Thick Textured Spiked Top
Low Fade + Medium Length Spikes
High Fade + Line Up + Messy Textured Spiky Hair
Tapered Sides + Messy Spiky Front
Spiked Faux Hawk + High Burst Fade
Classic Short Spikes
High Fade + Long Thick Spikes
Short Spikes with Mid Bald Fade, Shape Up and Beard
Spiky Side Part + Low Skin Fade + Beard
Long Spiky Hair with Fringe
Spiky Modern Quiff + High Bald Fade
Short Spiked Hair + High Taper Fade
Shaved Sides + Short Spiky Hair in Front
Messy Spiked Hair Fade
Thick Spiky Hair + High Fade
Spiky Hair on Top + Short Sides
Spiky Faux Hawk Fade
Messy Spikes + Long Fringe
Short Spiked Faux Hawk + High Bald Fade
Gelled Spiky Hair + Tapered Sides
Spiky Hair Undercut
Spiked Comb Over + Hard Part + High Fade
How To Spike Your Hair
Spiking your hair well requires a good styling product, comb, and blow dryer. The best products to spike hair are strong pomades, gels or waxes that won’t create stiff hard hair that breaks and flakes.
To spike your hair, you’ll want to follow these instructions:
- Wash your hair to remove any previous product and start with a clean head of hair. Towel dry, but leave it slightly damp to make it easier to work with. If you have curly or wavy hair, use a comb to straighten your strands and work out any knots or tangles.
- Styling short spiky hair is a little easier since your hair has less weight to it. For short spiky hairstyles, scoop up some styling product with your fingers and work it in, continuously going front to back. For messy spiky hair, use a lighter styling wax or pomade instead of gel or glue. Make sure the product doesn’t clump in any one spot and is evenly distributed throughout.
- Now grab handfuls of your hair and start pulling them up to create the spike. You can direct and hold each in place for 5 to 10 seconds.
- For long spiky hair, repeat the same steps, but use a firm hold pomade and possibly blow dry your hair to ensure the hold.
- Finally, for extra hold, you can even apply some hairspray to keep wavy or frizzy hair in place.
Just remember that, if you’re looking to style messy spiky hair, feel free to have the spikes going in different directions or run your hands through your hair for a less structured, more tousled hairstyle.