The year 2015 has been full of ridiculous fashion statements from crochet shorts to wearing onesies in public but there is one thing that all guys have in common every year, guys’ hairstyles. No matter if you are young, old, small, large, when you want to know which men’s hairstyle is right for you. Here are some of the top guys hairstyles of 2016.
The Angular Fringe
While some may refer to this hairstyle as the angular cringe because of its abnormal appearance, it has taken a big upswing in popularity in 2015. The angular fringe is a guy’s hairstyle in which the side and the back of the head are shaved while the top remains significantly long. It can be very weird looking in an upscale neighborhood but everywhere else, the idea of shaving the sides of your head has become more popular, even women have started doing it. While people of all backgrounds wear this guy’s haircut, it is best suited for those with a more rounded face and a younger appearance.
The Undercut guy hairstyle
The undercut men’s hairstyle is very similar to the angular fringe. Hair at the top of the head remains long but instead of completely shaving the sides of your head, you use a light buzzer such as a number 5 or 6 blades. This will still give the appearance of some hair on the side of the head. This hairstyle is more popular in the classier company than the angular fringe because it gives the appearance of having more hair. If you have a strong jawline and long face this will look best on you.
The Straight Shag (or the Justin Bieber)
The straight shag is the haircut that Justin Bieber made popular and now many people have it. In the straight shag guy’s haircut, the hair is layered as it moves away from the crown with the shortest hair being at the crown. One way this haircut has been described is “controlled messiness”. It is a casual haircut that involves less work to maintain it. Brushing it is all you need to get going for the day. The straight shag is best for men with straight hair because you will need to flat iron it otherwise to give it the straight look. If you have a long face with round cheeks and a high forehead, the Bieber haircut is perfect for you.
The Butch Cut
The butch cut is a fairly easy and popular male hairstyle. This style involves the entirety of your head being buzzed to the same length which is very short in length. The Butch Haircut is a very masculine haircut and suitable for almost anyone. It is also the easiest haircut to do on your own at home. At home, an O blade will give you the shortest buzz while a number 8 will give you the longest. Choose the one appropriate to the length you desire.
The High and Tight (The Jarhead)
The High and tight is the Marine Corp’s go-to guy’s hairstyle. In this hairstyle, your hair is styled so that the top of your head has a perfectly straight appearance. The hair on the top of the head is typically longer than the Butch cut mentioned above but is a clean length. The hair on the sides and back of your head is shaved tight. It has a very regimented look. If you want to appear strong and noticeable, this is the look for you.
The Side Part
Another classic guy’s hairstyle, the Side Part, has had a recent revival in the haircut world. This traditional hairdo is characterized by somewhat short sides with a long top. The hair on the top of the head must be short enough that you can style it all to go to one side of the head but long enough to stand significantly apart from the hair on the back and sides of your head. The top of the head is the main focus of this haircut. It is a little more complicated because you have to put a little bit of effort into the maintenance of your hair every day. The Side Part men’s hairstyle is considered gentlemanly while at the same time it is stylish.
The Brushed Up
A very similar haircut to the Side Part is the Brushed Up. It relies on the same relatively short sides and a long top. Instead of styling the top to the side though, all of your hair is slicked back in the same manner. It is very easy to slick it back by simply running gel through your hair. Recently, this haircut has become popular amongst hipsters, skaters, and those in the arts. If cared for properly, the Brushed Up look is great for any occasion.
The Ponytail guy hairstyle
A Ponytail has long been associated with hippies and rebellious youth but in 2015 it has been chosen by the men and boys of America. A Ponytail is a long hair that is pulled into a tail at the back of the head with a band. Some think that this hairstyle will be easy to maintain but it requires specific upkeep such as regular barber visits to ensure it is styled properly. You also have to shampoo and condition your hair regularly. Most men skip on the conditioner but with a Ponytail you need it. An ungroomed ponytail can look trashy but a nicely cared for Ponytail can look stunning.
The Spiky Fringe
The Spiky Fringe is a guy’s hairstyle that has most recently become popular thanks to the actor Zac Effron. Before Zac Effron brought this hairdo back, it was popular in the ’90s among younger men and boys. With this haircut, you have longer than average sides and a significantly longer top. You spike the hair up randomly or with a slant towards the middle of your head. While it may sound like a lot of work to style your hair regularly, itis fairly simple to just spike it up. The Spiky Fringe gives you a younger and windblown appearance.
The Skater Cut (Longer Blow-Dried Look)
Skaters have always come in and gone out of style and the Skater Cut is in style. With this cut, you have your hair longer in the front top and it gets shorter as it goes back. At the back of the head, your hair is long but not more than several inches. The sides taper down to shorter hair. Wearing the Skater Cut will give you a younger and hip appearance.
The Bald Lower Fade with Curly Hair
With this guy’s hairstyle, you will look hip and unique. While it was popular in 2015 it isn’t commonly seen in the upper-end areas unless there is a fashion show. The side of your hair is bald up until near the top where you will have short hair. On the top of your head, you have long, curly hair that is styled up. A lot of skin shows on the sides of your head with this hairstyle. If your hair isn’t curly, you will need to use a curling iron to get it that way and it will require extra time to get ready every morning.
The Shaved Head
While the Shaved Head is only technically a guy’s hairstyle, it was very popular in 2015. Many men have decided to go extremely low maintenance and just shave their heads. This haircut is great because you can simply continue to shave your head at home and there is no daily maintenance. If you have a well-shaped head, then this style will look great on you.
The Medium-Long Scissor Cut
The natural medium-long scissor cut is a great longer male hairstyle that is good for both casual and formal occasions. The hair on the sides and back of the head are medium length and taper down the head. The top of the hair is longer. It is a very traditional male hairstyle that has stood the test of time. It doesn’t take too long to prepare in the morning.
There are a lot of guy’s hairstyles out there and more and more will continue to be invented. If you are going to experiment with a new haircut though, make sure you start off long and go shorter. That way if there is an issue with the style you can always go shorter!
Every year, at least one old hairstyle comes back and becomes popular again. Use this guide to help yourself and your family find the right haircut. You will be able to find the men’s hairdo that is right for you!