50 Best Short Hairstyles for Men
11. Channing Tatum Short Hairstyle: Sporty wet-look hairdo
21 Jump Street actor Channing Tatum wears his hair in a short, sporty wet-look hairdo that’s perfect as a casual weekend style. This just-stepped-out-the-shower look is modern and stylish, and it suits both formal and informal occasions. Keep your look professional with a clean-shaved face or short, well-groomed facial hair, and don’t forget to keep your brows groomed too! Use wet-look hair gel to style your hair – find one that’s soft to the touch, non-greasy, and doesn’t harden when dry.
12. Matthew McConaughey Short Hairstyle: Short curls/waves
Mud actor Matthew McConaughey makes the most of his naturally curly hair by wearing it short with lots of volume. He keeps the sides slightly shorter, accentuating hair at the crown by teasing it slightly. Curly hair can be hard to style due to its texture, so invest in hair products specifically for curly hair. Avoid hair products that contain silicone as it can weigh your hair down, making it look limp and greasy. For best results, use a soft-touch hair gel and a light hairspray to keep your hair in place. You can also use water, although you’ll need to re-wet your hair when it dries to keep your ‘do from flopping.
13. Josh Duhamel Short Hairstyle: Tapered sides, long on top
Safe Haven actor Josh Duhamel is right on trend with his contemporary haircut featuring tapered sides and longer hair on top. This haircut works best with thick hair, although you can give thin/fine hair some body with volume boosting hair products to get the same effect. Keep your sideburns short for a clean-cut and professional look, and get regular trims to keep the scruff at bay. This look works well with both clean-shaven and bearded faces – just remember to keep your facial hair well groomed!
14. Michael Fassbender Short Hairstyle: Tousled bedhead
X‑Men: Days of Future Past actor Michael Fassbender nails the scruffy-chic look with a tousled bedhead hairstyle and an impressive full beard. This haircut keeps hair approximately the same length all over, with the sides brushed down and the top mussed up to create a sexy, tousled look. The key to this hairstyle is to use a light hairspray that doesn’t make hair look wet or greasy – you want it full of texture and looking slightly dryer than normal. Use your fingers to style your hair while blow-drying it, and then use hairspray for extra texture and hold.
English football star David Beckham rocks his signature “fauxhawk” hairstyle with tapered sides and spikes on top. This short hairstyle is playful and casual, and it’s great for a first date, a night out with the guys, or simply relaxing on the weekend. It looks best with fine/thin hair, as the texture is very important for getting the look right. Ask your hair stylist to leave the hair quite long on top, and then to taper hair gradually so that the sides quite short. Use a bit of pomade to style, and you’re set!
16. Chris Pine Short Hairstyle: Soft side-swept hairdo
American actor Chris Pine sports a soft side-swept hairdo and a full 10-day beard to boot. This short hairstyle is contemporary and youthful, and it frames his face very well. The side parting is extremely flattering, and we love the added texture of the “wave” in his fringe. Ask your stylist to keep hair about 2 inches long all over, with ever so slightly longer hair right on top. The style should appear seamless, without a noticeable change from short to slightly longer hair. As for styling, simply brush your hair in the morning, work a tiny bit of pomade into your fringe and near the crown, and leave to dry. Easy!
17. Justin Timberlake Short Hairstyle: Retro sweep
Singer, songwriter and actor Justin Timberlake keeps his look sleek and formal with a retro swept-back hairstyle. He sports a well-defined middle parting and expertly styled locks that are swept back and away from his forehead. This short hairstyle is great for a job in the corporate world, or for a professional occasion like a conference or a board meeting. Keep your hair super-smooth with a light, silicone-free anti-frizz spray – simply spray some on your hair, smooth is gently by hand, and then blow-dry on a low setting to keep it in place.
18. Neymar Jr. Short Hairstyle: Messy caesar
Brazilian football player Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (aka Neymar Jr.) wears his hair in a modern twist on the caesar hairstyle. The messy caesar features same-length hair and a long, straight fringe that is feathered at the ends. For extra impact, add some thin highlights to your hair in a color that flatters your skin tone. Neymar has chosen a bold honey blonde, but you can opt for a tamer choice that’s closer to your natural hair color.
19. Zac Efron Short Hairstyle: Undercut with soft spikes
American actor Zac Efron sports a chic undercut with soft spikes on top. This hairstyle is popular with young men, as it’s fresh, modern, and subtly sexy. Zac’s hairdo combines the trending undercut with soft, thick spikes of hair on top, creating a dynamic and interesting look. Recreate this hairstyle by styling hair up and forwards with a non-greasy pomade or volume boosting hair styling mousse. Keep your locks slightly ruffled for a natural look – ditch the comb/brush and use your fingers to style your hair.
20. Brad Pitt Short Hairstyle: Super-short undercut and slicked-back hairdo
World War Z actor Brad Pitt has ditched his wavy, shoulder-length hair in favor of a super-short undercut and slicked back hairdo. This hairstyle is trending at the moment, with various versions being worn by male celebrities – super short undercut, tapered undercut, etc. Recreate this hairstyle by asking your stylist to shave the back and sides whilst keeping some length on top. Then, use a wet-look hair gel and comb your hair up and back to create a bit of volume. You’ll need regular trims to maintain this look, so be prepared for multiple trips to the salon or DIY haircuts!