50 Best Short Hairstyles for Men
21. Adam Levine Short Hairstyle: Extremely short buzzcut
Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine mixes up his look with a super-short, military style buzz-cut. This short hairstyle is very low maintenance – wash-and-go, with regular trims – and it’s perfect for drawing attention away from a receding hairline. Pair it with a well-groomed 5 day beard for extra impact, and don’t forget the brows! A uni-brow isn’t very stylish or flattering, so either pluck, wax or shave the gap between your eyebrows for a clean and professional look. No need to overdo it with shaping – just tidy up the gap and leave the rest.
22. Gerard Butler Short Hairstyle: Classic caesar
Scottish actor Gerard Butler sports a classic caesar cut with a short fringe and tapered sideburns. This haircut is great for curly hair, as it tames wild locks and it looks very professional. The signature feature of the caesar is the fringe – straight, flat, and slightly feathered (textured at the tips). This cut also has slightly longer sides, with pieces of hair that cover the tops of the ears. If you’re looking for a short hairstyle that’s classic and not too short, then the caesar is a great choice.
23. Will Smith Short Hairstyle: High and tight
Actor and rapper Will Smith rocks a super-stylish high and tight haircut with a short goatee (circle) beard. This hairstyle is particularly good for thick, curly hair (e.g., natural African American hair or coarse curly hair) as it’s low maintenance – no hair relaxing, straightening, or chemical treatments needed. Keep your hair half an inch longer on top, and get your hair trimmed regularly to keep the borders clean and sharp. You can even invest in a pair of hair clippers to save yourself the frequent trips to the barber.
24. Chris Hemsworth Short Haircut: Classic crew cut
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth keeps it simple with a classic crew cut. This short hairstyle features same-length hair with slightly longer hair at the crown, and lots of natural texture. It’s great for summer, and neat enough to wear to work as an everyday hairstyle. Recreate this boyish look by rough-drying your hair with a towel and skipping the styling. If you need to neaten up your look, work some light, non-greasy hair gel into your locks and brush them back slightly to tame fuzz.
25. George Clooney Short Hairstyle: Close-cropped haircut
Movie-star and heartthrob George Clooney sports a simple close-cropped haircut that shows off his distinguished silvery hair. This short hairstyle is great for thick hair, as it’s easy to manage and requires minimal styling. If you have graying hair like Clooney, embrace it by letting the gray grow out. Coloring hair is expensive and time-consuming, and you’d need to color your beard too for a natural look. The “silver fox” look is trending at the moment, so if you have a few grays coming though, let them be! If you really want to remove a single gray hair, use tweezers to pull it out at the root (it’s a myth that more will grow back if you pluck them!).
26. Tom Hardy Short Haircut: Slicked back
The Dark Knight Rises actor Tom Hardy looks effortlessly handsome with his short hair worn completely slicked back. This hairstyle is slightly alternative, which suits Hardy’s image perfectly. Recreate this look by combing wet-look hair gel into your hair. Take care to slick every section of hair back for a uniform look, and then blow-dry on low heat for about 30 seconds to set the hair. Your hair should stay in place all day, keeping you looking like you’ve just stepped out of the shower or the ocean.
27. Matt Bomer Short Hairstyle: Boyish crew cut
White Collar actor Matt Bomer looks fantastic with his boyish crew cut and some stylish stubble. The crew cut is characterized by longer hair at the widow’s peak, and lots of natural texture. If you’re looking for a more modern and youthful look, then the crew cut is a great choice. If you’re worried about looking too “boyish” with this hairstyle, you can pair it with some designer stubble. Keep your stubble freshly trimmed for a tidy and professional look.
28. Leonardo DiCaprio Short Hairstyle: Structured retro waves
The Wolf of Wall Street actor Leonardo DiCaprio looks dapper and distinguished with his structured retro waves and a circle goatee beard. This short hairstyle works best with straight hair, as the aim is to style it in smooth waves that follow a side parting. Create the waves with a fine-toothed comb and some pomade (rather don’t use wet-look gel, as you want a smooth, soft, and touchable hairstyle), and then use a bit of light hairspray to keep the style in place. Comb hair back at the sides for a sleek outline, and finish off by trimming your beard for a clean-cut look.
29. Adam Levine Short Hairstyle: Volume on top, tapered sides
Singer and songwriter Adam Levine rocks a contemporary short hairstyle with tapered sides and lots of volume on top. This hairstyle suits wide face shapes (e.g., square, heart, and triangle) as the extra height on top creates the illusion of a longer, narrower face. It also works best with thick hair, although you can use volume-boosting hair care products to recreate the look with thin/fine hair. If your hair is very fine and prone to falling flat, try using an extra-strength hair spray to keep it in place.
30. Bruno Mars Short Hairstyle: Medium undercut and pompadour
American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars rocks his signature pompadour/quiff hairstyle with a medium undercut. This hairstyle is full of flair and personality, and it’s a great contemporary style for the fashion-conscious man. You’ll need to grow out the top section of hair before styling in order to get maximum volume. You can also mix this hairstyle up by combing or slicking hair back for a tamer look.