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Our Favorite Short Haircuts for Men


Looking for some short hair ideas? Look no further. We love these timeless short haircuts for men because they’re easy to style. Plus, short hairstyles can help create the appearance of fuller hair. Keep reading for five of our favorite classic short haircuts for men!

5 Classic Short Haircuts for Men

The Buzzcut

The buzzcut is a very popular short haircut for men because it requires very little maintenance and almost no styling at all.

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This hairstyle is accomplished with the help of clippers, so you can adjust your length to get the look you want. Remember, the lower the setting on the clippers, the shorter the hair.

Ask your barber to leave slightly more length on top to keep this short hairstyle looking modern. If you love the look of a buzz, you can even purchase your own clippers to DIY this short haircut at home!

This classic short hairstyle also looks great with a short beard. If your beard is lacking in certain areas, try Toppik Hair Building Fibers! Just apply fibers in sparse or thinning areas using the Spray Applicator. Your beard will look fuller, instantly.

The High and Tight

If you’re looking for a short haircut with slightly more length than a buzzcut, try the High and Tight. Ask your barber for short, buzzed sides with more length on top.

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The short sides keep this hairstyle looking neat, while the textured top makes fine hair look thicker. Style with pomade or a matte wax to give this hairstyle messy volume.

Texture All Over

Messy hair can actually look thicker, and this classic short hairstyle embraces messiness. Ask your barber for a haircut that’s finger-length or shorter all over, with the back and sides slightly tapered.

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To style this longer textured cut at home, start by washing hair with Toppik Hair Building Shampoo and Conditioner. These products work together to add volume while cleansing and moisturizing your strands.

Once your hair is clean, blow dry hair upside down. Then, use a small amount of matte styling clay or wax to add messy texture to hair.

The Pompadour

This classic short haircut features short sides with lots of length on top.

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We love this hairstyle because you can slightly alter the cut and styling to flatter just about any face shape. For example, those with narrow faces may choose to wear the pompadour a bit softer and wider at the sides. Shorter sides with more volume on top will suit round faces better.

Ask your barber for faded sides with lots of length on top. To style, use your fingers to gently pull up your hair and blast it with a blow dryer to add volume. Then use a small amount of pomade or wax to push hair back. Finish with hairspray to lock everything into place.

The Quiff

The Quiff is a toned-down version of the Pompadour that’s also very flattering for most face shapes and hair textures.

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Ask your barber to keep four or five inches of length on top, with slightly more length at the fringe. Then, ask them to give you short sides without a fade. The sides should still be connected to the top, giving the hairstyle a seamless appearance.

To style the Quiff, start with clean, wet hair. Add a small amount of Toppik Hair Fattener Advanced Thickening Serum. Then, blow dry your hair, using your fingers to rough up hair and add volume. Finish with a small amount of styling pomade to add texture and shine.

What’s your favorite classic short haircut for men? Let us know in the comments!

Colleen Welsch is a freelance beauty writer and blogger specializing in hair care, hair growth education and beauty.

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