#1: The Hangover
Unlike its name, this style isn’t one you’ll regret the next morning. For those out there with long hair who are not yet ready to commit to a full buzz cut, this may be the answer. Whether you let gravity take its course and let your locks loose or tie it up, this style is open to experimentation. Run a smear of styling / curling wax through your hair for an effortlessly cool finish.
#2: The Manbraid
Not only for women, this style can add edge to your look. Using a fine comb, separate your hair into even sections to achieve a simple braid. If you’re not daring enough to go for the whole head, smaller braids work well as part of an up ‘do.
#3: Crowning Glory
As suggested in the name, this short back and sides style is one that never ceases its reign. A classic look, perfect for thick hair. Backcomb underneath the front section to create volume and finish with hair gel, keeping the sides of the hair neatly tucked into the main body of the top.
#4: The Messy Undercut
An easy and effortless style with cool undertones. Not your typical short back and sides, but nonetheless a fresh alterative to your current look. Works well for medium to long hair to achieve a rugged look.
#5: Clean fade with groomed top
An easily maintainable style and incredibly smart hairstyle for the everyday gentleman. A sharp look from all angles, suitable for short to medium length hair. Ask your barber for a higher fade finishing nearer to your top to achieve an immaculate style
#6: Corn rows
If you have longer hair but want to keep it away from your face, this contemporary short back and sides look is the perfect solution. Once braided, it can be styled in any way you choose- ponytail, bun, twists or a even forward ponytail (think The Weeknd). Play around with this look and don’t be afraid to take it to the next level.
#7: The Afrobun
There may be a misconception that man buns only work with straight hair- however we are here to tell you otherwise. A quick short back and sides hairstyle, just use some Vaseline or hair oil to give a smooth finish to the look.
#8: Slicked to the side
The perfect Gentlemen’s haircut. Slick, neat, cropped, short back and sides, finished with a generous amount of styling gel and comb. Works well with a shorter length on top, easy to achieve for the modern metropolitan man.
#9: The Man Bun
The marmite of short back and sides… Whether you love it or hate it, the man bun is a firm favourite for 2018. A casual and practical style, and easy to achieve. To switch up the look, add braids into the style.
#10: Soft curl fade
Simple and effective. Suitable for short to medium hair lengths with a gradual skin fade can sharpen up any look. Use a small amount of oil to accentuate your curls and to sooth your scalp.
#11: The 50/50
Some may say a bold look, but extremely fashionable and edgy for this year. Once known as the “bowl cut” , this look is coming back with vengeance and has been made popular by male models. Go for an undercut to get a softer finish, or if you feel daring a sharper line can add edge to your look.
#12: The Rippled Top
This suave and sophisticated ‘do is making a comeback this year and is perfect for the modern businessman. To balance this look, always style to one side rather than into the centre. Why blend in when you can stand out?
#13: Spikey fade
Keeping the top a medium or long length with very short sides, this style is open to interpretation. Works best with thicker manes which can be styled in different directions for the ultimate badass look.
#14: Skin Fade
For a tidy and low maintenance look, ask your barber for a 0 on your sides and back with a 1 on top. No upkeep for this one and can be a refreshing change if you have medium to long hair. He who dares wins.
#15: Short fade
Almost a skin fade, but slightly longer on top. For some, making a drastic leap from having a full head of luscious locks to a skin fade can be a shave too far. When in need of quick-fix style, this is an easy choice.
If you have a head full of dreads but its starting to weigh you down, get an undercut style and you will achieve this contemporary style. Dreads can then be styled in whichever which way you prefer. Can be kept smart for formal occasions by tying back or kept casual.
#17: The Sweepback
As suggested in the name, this short back and sides hair style is achieved through sweeping back the hair with a comb. If it naturally falls to one side as in the image, don’t worry! A perfect hairstyle for guys on the go, this style accentuates the face and is great for any one with strong facial features or beards. As they say… if you’ve got it, flaunt it!
#18: Mohawk Fade
If you want to add some badass to your style, the Mohawk is the way forward. If you’re not ready for a full on look, keep the top and back a short to medium length for a softer style.
#19: The Gallagher
An inspiration from the Oasis era, this cut is a tidier version of the original look. Keeping the front sides slightly longer, the shaping in this style is key. Ask your barber for a short fringe and long on top to achieve this style. A great look for guys with thick hair.
#20: Fade with Line
For additional detail when getting a short back and sides trim, having a shaved line can set you apart from the rest. The thicker the hair, the badder and better. Some may find this one a tad severe, but this no-nonsense hairstyle will soon be trending.
#21: The Johnny Bravo
Volume and height are key for this look- as modelled by Mr Bravo himself, use a comb and gel to achieve the look. Works well for thick and long hair to achieve the golden side-parted sweep. Pair with a full beard for a solid look.
#22: Wild Bangs
With this one, the rougher the better. Using your hands and styling paste, dishevel your bangs to achieve the rugged look. For extra volume, gently backcomb sections underneath to give the body and movement. Suitable for slender face shapes.
#23: The Teddy fade
A more complex style to achieve, so we advise you to take more time over this one to get the look. This vintage style is back for 2018, and still packing the rock n’ roll it did 60 years ago. Show your rebellious side!
#24: The Double Hard Part
For a stand out look, why not try this double whammy? Once considered unfashionable, this look is a bold and edgy style that is back for 2018. Leave the top long, either style it curly or a side parted blow dry for extra body.
#25: The Silver Fox
Ever considered changing up your colour? If you’re unsure, start with colours closer to your natural hair colour to build up confidence. Using dyes for the top of your hair can even balance out the brightest of colours.
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