Every year, barbers around the world try to outdo each other by coming up with new cool men’s hairstyles. These popular haircuts for men range from short to medium to long, classic to modern, textured to slick, and everything in between. And in the last decade, these talented stylists haven’t disappointed, creating some of the coolest cuts and styles to date.
For example, 2017 saw a surge in textured short to medium length hair. While the undercut and fade continue to be trendy options, tapered haircuts on the sides have grown more common. As for the hair on top, men seem to prefer longer styles versus very short cuts. Since longer hair translates into more styling options, the best hairstyles to get in 2018 will likely be the comb over, quiff, faux hawk, slick back, and crop top with a long fringe. All of these cool haircut styles can look good messy, textured, or neat.
Just remember that picking the hottest new trend to get also depends on your hair type, face shape, and personal sense of style. Although most of the top haircuts for men look just as fresh with straight, thick, wavy or curly hair, it’s always important to consider these factors.
Below, you’ll find a list of cool men’s haircuts for 2018. These stylish hair trends represent the latest and most popular styles for guys to try on their next visit to the barbershop!
Low Bald Fade + Spiky Fohawk + Heart Design
A faux hawk worn with a low bald fade offers a beautiful high-contrast style. The heart design in the neckline is a cool touch as well!
The pompadour fade has remained an awesome men’s style. This textured variation, paired with a clean fade, is just cut and styled to perfection.
Wavy Faux Hawk + Undercut + Hair Designs
A short, sexy faux hawk and sweet undercut combine for a look that will stand out in any crowd.
Mid Bald Fade + Textured Spiky Hair
Every guy with thick hair should try this textured spiky look styled with pomade.
Short Crop Top + Fringe + High Bald Fade + Edge Up
This creative textured crop and short fringe combination make for a very unique look. Complete with a cool fade and line up, show your barber this picture for one awesome haircut.
Low Fade + V-Shaped Neckline + Spiked Blonde Hair
V-shaped necklines and dyed hair have become a hit as more men look for ways to create new styles.
Hard Part Comb Over Fade + Beard
The hard part comb over never fails to impress. And this version, with a fresh fade and trimmed beard, will have the girls swarming you!
High Drop Fade + 2 Lines Design + Spiked Top
This drop fade meshes perfectly into your neckline for a clean cut finish. Meanwhile, the half spiked and half textured hairstyle on top is one of the first of its kind.
Fohawk + Razor Fade + Cross Design
Shaved sides or skin fades continue to be a favorite in barbershops. The longer hair on top, styled into a fohawk here, also allows you to do a comb over, quiff, or pomp.
Long Slick Back Undercut + Handlebar Mustache & Beard
This modern twist on a retro style has become the ultimate hipster haircut. The slick back and undercut will always look good together.
Undercut Fade + Short Textured Faux Hawk
This cool faded undercut contrasts well with the short fohawk on top.
Comb Over Fade + Hard Part
The modern comb over has revitalized this old school look, and part of the reason is the fade and hard part twist.
Short Curly Hair on Top + Low Fade
For a low-maintenance and easy way to style curly hair, try a short cut.
Low Burst Fade + Dyed Short Hair
The messy short hair on top and low burst fade on the sides makes for an attractive choice.
Short Curly Afro + Low Bald Drop Fade + Shape Up
While waves and buzz cuts will always look hot on black men, even black hair is starting to trend longer.
Low Skin Fade + Spikes
Although some guys are experimenting with tapered cuts, the bald fade won’t be disappearing anytime soon.
Top Knot + Shaved Sides + Neckline Design
Although the top knot may not have the staying power of the man bun, the best part of this example is the shaved sides and custom design.
Thick Textured Hair + Low Fade
The low fade may be the most common type of fade because of its versatility.
Undercut Fade + Loose Quiff
The quiff haircut comes in many variations – short, long, modern, classic – and allows guys the opportunity to change their look on a daily basis.
Slicked Back Undercut
Many short sides, long top hairstyles can be styled slick or textured and straight back or angular. This ability to change your look is one of the many reasons longer styles have exploded onto the scene.
Short Quiff + Mid Skin Fade
If you have thick hair, we highly recommend a skin fade on the sides for a contrasting finish. Plus, this top balances between a quiff and longer crop.
Modern Flowing Side Part + Undercut
With hipster hair still trending, 2018 will have longer hairstyles worn in looser styles.
Classic Tapered Sides + Messy Pomp
The classic taper haircut offers a longer alternative to the fade. While fades are still the most popular way to cut your sides, this classic scissor cut may be an alternative worth testing.
Long High Comb Over + Part + Taper Fade
With loose and messy styles comes a chance for more volume and height. Try a long comb over styled high with a taper fade on the sides for a different approach.
Platinum Crop + Fade
Bleached hair for men has been a new development that will definitely carry over to the new year. Platinum blonde, grey and white hair definitely add a little something extra to any look.
Long Textured Messy Crop
If you’re a guy with wavy hair, don’t be discouraged because your locks are hard to tame. Generally, shorter haircuts are ideal for high-maintenance hair types, so try a messy cropped cut.
Short Curly Hair + Skin Fade + Line Up + Part
Textured Modern Quiff
Bald Fade + Messy Medium Top
Curly Fringe + Low Taper Fade
High Taper Fade + Brushed Back Hair
Taper Fade + Side Part + Side Swept Fringe
Comb Over Undercut
Textured Crop Top + Part + High Skin Fade
Blonde Slicked Back Hair + Fade