Popular Men’s Hairstyles and Haircuts 2018


If you’re looking for trendy new hairstyles for men, our prediction is that many of the best men’s haircuts of 2018 will be similar to the cuts and styles of previous years. This means that the fade, undercut, comb over, pompadour, side part and even the man bun will continue to be popular haircut styles to get. Along with the quiff, slick back, faux hawk and the many different types of fades, these are the best hairstyles to ask your barber for.

In fact, these styles are great for all hair lengths, types, and textures. For example, whether you have short, medium or long hair, the low fade comb over, slick back undercut, and high faux hawk fade are always stylish. Furthermore, the latest trends suggest styling your hair with a matte pomade or wax for a textured finish that looks more natural. Similarly, guys can experiment with a fringe or short crop top if they have wavy or curly hair that needs to be controlled.

Ultimately, the hottest haircuts are ones with short sides and long hair on top. We highly recommend a short taper fade or undercut on the sides combined with a medium-length to longer hairstyle. Nevertheless, short men’s haircuts like the crew cut, buzz cut, Ivy League, and French crop will never go out of style because they are so easy to get and simple to style.

Popular Men’s Hairstyles and Haircuts 2018


  • 1 Best Haircuts For Men
  • 2 Fade Haircuts
    • 2.1 How To Get A Fade
  • 3 Undercut Hairstyles
    • 3.1 How To Get An Undercut
  • 4 Pompadour Hairstyles
    • 4.1 How To Get A Pompadour
  • 5 Side Part Haircuts
    • 5.1 How To Style A Side Part
  • 6 Man Bun Hairstyles
    • 6.1 How To Get A Man Bun

Best Haircuts For Men

Below is a complete guide for the most popular hairstyles and haircuts for guys to get this year. Check out these modern cuts and styles to find a number of cool new haircuts to try out in 2018.

Popular Men’s Hairstyles and Haircuts 2018

Fade Haircuts

Fade haircuts and hairstyles have been very popular among men for many years. The fade has generally been the basis for most hairstyles and comes in multiple forms, including classic, low, mid, and high fade cuts.

However, the taper fade has also become part of the pompadour and undercut hairstyles, both of which feature long hair on top and fades on the sides. Ultimately, the fade haircut offers something for every guy’s style.

Popular Men’s Hairstyles and Haircuts 2018

How To Get A Fade

To get a classic men’s fade haircut, ask your barber to cut the back and sides short with clippers. How short you cut depends on your personal preference, but most fades start with shaved sides and taper toward the top of your hair. Fade hairstyles allow you to style the hair on top of your head any way you want.

Undercut Hairstyles

The undercut can be characterized as a “short on the sides, long on the top” hairstyle that offers men styling flexibility and haircut options. Whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair, there is an undercut hairstyle for you, including slicking your hair back, combing it over, or leaving it loose and natural.

Popular Men’s Hairstyles and Haircuts 2018

How To Get An Undercut

There are two main types of undercuts – disconnected and faded. The differentiation is determined by whether or not you blend the shorter hair on the sides into your hair on top.

The undercut fade tapers gradually until you reach the top, whereas the disconnected undercut leaves your hair on the sides one length, resulting in a sharp contrast with your hair on top, hence the “disconnect”.

The rest of the undercut depends on how you want to style the hair on top and what length you should ask your barber to cut it.

Pompadour Hairstyles

The pompadour is another hairstyle that features short hair on the back and sides with long hair on top. However, what makes the pompadour unique is the large volume of hair in the front (the “pomp”) that gradually recedes towards the back.

The pompadour became a popular new hairstyle for men after the King of Rock, Elvis Presley, made it famous in the 1950s. Soon thereafter, other celebrities like James Dean, Desi Arnaz, and Little Richard followed suit, cementing the pompadour as one of the top hairstyle trends of the last 50 years.

Popular Men’s Hairstyles and Haircuts 2018

How To Get A Pompadour

How to cut a pompadour depends on how you want to style the sides. For short tapered sides, you can tell your barber to give you a low, medium, or high fade that is blended into the top. If you want to slick back your sides, leave the hair longer – around one to two inches.

To create the pomp effect on top, you will want to leave your hair in front long enough to flow back, gradually trimming the hair in the middle and back. Determining the top length is a matter of how much height you want.

An extreme pompadour requires hair that is 6 inches long, but we recommend you keep the haircut between 3 and 6 inches.

Side Part Haircuts

The side part hairstyle is a timeless classic that offers a clean, professional look. Modern variations exist, but the side part, in general, is perfect for men with thick, straight hair and is more difficult to achieve for men with curly or thin hair. The side part is a great choice for the workplace as well as all occasions.

Popular Men’s Hairstyles and Haircuts 2018

How To Style A Side Part

The classic side part requires some sort of taper on the sides with longer hair on top. For a conservative look, ask for a low fade. You will also need a decent amount of volume and length on the top – at least a couple inches in the front – in order to sweep your hair to the side.

Keep in mind that side part differs from the hard part in that the hard part involves a high fade on the sides and immediately transitions to a longer length on top. Mention the “side part” to your barber and he will understand the type of haircut you want.

Man Bun Hairstyles

In 2015, the man bun exploded onto the fashion scene. While the reception has been mixed, deciding to sport a man bun really comes down to whether or not you can pull it off. Although we strongly support expressing yourself through a unique hairstyle, we also highly recommend you ask family or friends if you’re right for the look.

How To Get A Man Bun

Not to be confused with the top knot, which features faded sides, the man bun style requires long hair all around. This gives you the ability to pull all of your hair to the back of your head and tie it up in a bun. This style may seem simple and straight-forward to achieve, but the challenge is growing out your hair and keeping it healthy.

Popular Men’s Hairstyles and Haircuts 2018


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