While you may not often see pictures of the back of men’s haircuts, your barber understands how important the back side of your taper fade or undercut is to your look. In fact, the back of your head and neckline may be seen just as much as your face and sides, making it an important part of your style. Luckily, guys have many ways to make their hair look stylish and unique from the back, including asking for a burst or drop fade, hair design, or shaved finish.
To give you an idea of how different hairstyles look from behind, we compiled examples of fades, undercuts, and classic tapered haircuts.
Men’s Haircuts From The Back
Check out these cool cuts and styles to find the best hairstyle for you!
Tapered Back and Sides + Textured Top
This classic taper goes all around and blends perfectly into the textured quiff on top.
Slick Back + Drop Fade
This slick back is styled with some height and volume, and meets the clean drop fade in the back.
Burst Fade Mohawk + Design
This skin faded mohawk is paired with a unique hair design for a cool finish at the neckline.
Low Fade + Textured Side Part + Platinum Hair
Bleached and merman hair have been particularly popular as of late. This platinum color meshes seamlessly with the textured hard side part.
High Skin Fade + Line in Hair
One way to customize your hairstyle is to cut a line into your fade on the sides.
Low Bald Fade + Quiff
The low fade pictured here adds just the right amount of contrast to the thick, medium-length hair that’s been styled into a quiff.
Razor Fade + Slick Back
The razor fade cut keeps you looking fresh, and can be combined with any number of modern hairstyles for men!
Buzz Cut + Low Skin Neck Taper
While the buzz cut doesn’t require much styling, guys still have the option of asking their barber for a unique neckline.
Mid Taper Fade + Hard Part Comb Over
This classy taper fade complements the comb over hairstyle very well, allowing for a versatile cut you can wear at the office or socially.
High Back Taper + Short Curly Afro
A high neck taper is a cool look for black men considering short Afro fades.
Shaved Back and Sides + Short Spiky Hair
Short haircuts like this one will always be fashionable because they are easy and simple to style.
Classic Taper + Textured Hair on Top
Short sides with long top remains a trendy look this year.
Slicked Back Undercut
The undercut and slick back are a match made in heaven. This high-contrast look epitomizes stylish masculinity.
Crew Cut + Fade
The crew cut makes cutting and styling your hair effortless.
Disconnected Undercut Fade + Curly Hair
The undercut fade combines the two best ways to trim your hair on the sides. And whoever said curls were impossible to work with hasn’t seen this awesome look.
Burst Fade Mohawk + Rounded Neckline + Long Twists
A tight burst fade and rounded neckline combination take this mohawk to another level.