It’s a new year and that means it’s time for a new look – starting with a trendy new hairstyle. Not sure which look to go for? Don’t worry! State Street Barbers breaks down a list of the 11 top men’s hairstyles for 2021 below.
1. Buzzed Hard Part
First up for top men’s hairstyles of 2021: the buzzed hard part. This cut is extremely clean looking and has a slight fade on the sides of the head. This haircut is different from the typical buzz cut due a clean and striking hard part. This hard part adds definition and elevates an already classic style.
2. Short Fade
The short fade is another popular style this year, due to the low maintenance nature of this cut - it requires almost no day-to-day styling. Another reason this style is popular is due to the fact that it works with any hair type - from fine, straight hair to thick, curly hair.
The short fade has a short, consistent length at the top of the hair and a contrasting fad on the sides.
While this hairstyle is easy to maintain in regards to day-to-day styling, it does grow out fast, meaning you’ll need to visit your barber regularly in order to keep your style looking fresh.
3. Medium Length Shag
This hairstyle is great for men with slightly longer hair. With shag hairstyles having been very popular in the 60s and 70s, this style gives off carefree, vintage vibes when worn today.
The medium length shag also works with many hair types as well and looks especially nice with wavy and curly hair textures. If you have thin or fine hair, more daily styling will be involved in order to create that messy yet stylish look.
4. Side Swept Undercut
The side swept undercut is another popular hairstyle for 2021. While the typical undercut has faded sides that are buzzed very short, the side swept undercut has no fade and has longer hair on the sides of the head. This style is the perfect mix of classic and trendy. It also gives you versatile styling options – whether you want to slick it back or brush it to the side, the option is up to you!
5. Textured Crops
A textured crop style is easy to maintain and style. While this style is very popular in Europe right now, this haircut is also gaining popularity in the United States.
The textured crop has shorter hair on top and has faded sides. To get a more textured, messy look, you can add wax to your hair with your fingers and style as desired.
6. Short Coils
This hairstyle is great for men with kinky or coily hair. This style is shaped in such a way where it brings out the textures of your hair. Complete with a clean line up, this style provides more definition to your hair in a trendy way. Want your hair at the top of your head to be the focus of your new style? Have your barber cut the sides of your hair shorter.
The pompadour has been a popular choice for many years, and continues to make its way into 2021 as a top men’s hairstyle. The pompadour has longer hair on top that is styled or slicked back to look voluminous and has shorter sides and back. The style was extremely popular in the 1950’s, but has since made a comeback as a classic, vintage look.
To style a pompadour hairstyle, comb your hair back and then use gel to hold the style in place. Blow drying your hair will then create the volume needed for this style.
8. The Combover
While the name “combover” may have you thinking of a style an old man would wear, the truth is, this style is a classic and stylish look when done correctly. In fact, it has been worn by some of the world’s most handsome men, including George Clooney and Justin Timberlake!
The combover can be styled according to your personal style as well. Want a hairstyle that is a little more modern? Get a low fade in addition to your combover for a more edgy look.
9. The High and Tight
Another popular men’s hairstyle is the high and tight. For this style, the sides are closely shaved and there is slightly longer hair on the top. This style makes it look like you have more hair and that your hair is thicker, making it a great choice for men who suffer from hair loss or thinning.
10. Long Hair
Men growing out their hair is nothing new – and 2021 will continue the trend of long hair for men. This look is laid-back and casual, but does take more effort to maintain – especially if you have wavy or curly hair. For men with long hair, using a detangling comb and the right hair cream or gel is essential to keeping your hair looking healthy and great.
11. Mid Fade
Last but not least on our list of top men’s hairstyles for 2021 is the mid fade. Best for men with short or straight hair, this hairstyle starts at the top of their ear for a bold and head-turning look. A styling gel or mousse will keep this hair neat and styled all throughout the day.
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