Most Requested Hairstyles for Men
Man-buns and shoulder-length hairstyles may come and go as trendy men’s styles, but short haircuts that feature clean lines and precise styling remain the reigning king of men's cuts.
The most-requested short haircut for men, this clean-cut style gives a polished, classic look. It’s perfect for the man wanting a tailored, yet casual look. It’s made modern by pairing longer scissor-cut layers on top with gradual clipper tapering down the sides and back. And its versatility makes it in-demand: it can be highly stylized with products and a hair dryer or simply washed and left to air dry.
A popular variation of the clipper cut, a fade can be worn low, mid, high, or even skin tight. Fades offer a lot of opportunity for creativity; the length can be very short for a nearly maintenance-free look or left longer and then slicked back, spiked or combed into a pompadour. Or have the sides clipped tight and leave length on top for a more dynamic shape. The clipper can even be used to create thin line designs for a one-of-a-kind cut.
Ask yourself how much time you want to spend on styling your hair every day. Some longer cuts need to be blown dry, while others can be styled with a fine-toothed comb or just your fingers. At any length, the products you use are fundamental to creating a stylish look. American Crew Firm Hold Gel is perfect for a slicked backed look that’s combed smooth. Create a messy or spikey style by applying Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shaping Cream to towel-dried hair and work it through with your fingers. And MITCH Barber's Classic Pomade applied to very short hair provides just the right amount of hold and shine for a sharp, finished look.
When considering a new cut, talk with your stylist about the long-term upkeep needed to keep it looking fresh. Depending on the length, it may need a trim every 2 to 4 weeks.