There is a wide range of trending hairstyles for men of all types, but some of the more popular styles in 2018 are ones that have been associated with the look of the refined gentlemen for decades.
Here are some classic hairstyles for gentlemen that look as in-place today as they ever did, regardless of your hair type or the shape of your face.
The slicked back look is a great option for many men, and is relatively easy to achieve. The flexibility of this hairstyle also allows you to try different looks with the back and sides. It also works well with fades.
This style will look best with three to five inches of hair on top, but any longer could make it more difficult to maintain.
Side parts continue to be a popular look, and it’s also among the simplest hairstyles. It’s compatible with any wardrobe and looks great at any occasion.
Two to four inches of hair on top is ideal to achieve this look, and you should clip the sides. Tapers and fades on the back and sides also enhance this hairstyle.
The Harvard Cut
This hairstyle, also known as the Ivy League cut, is a smart look that works with any man.
This style typically consists of an inch of hair on top, with a little more in front. Keep the sides clipped and add a taper on the back, top, and sides. You also don’t need to style this cut too much, as it allows for a part or a more slicked-back look.
The Gentleman’s Cut
This cut is a true classic gentlemen’s hairstyle. The hair is traditionally blended together, particularly at the temples, with two to four inches of hair on top. With this hairstyle, you’ll appear truly refined.
If you’re considering a more rebellious hairstyle, the side swept is an excellent choice. This look works with nearly any haircut, but is best-suited with a standard cut, similar to the slicked back hairstyle.
The brush back is a variation of the slicked back look, except it uses a brush to bring the hair back for a slightly messier look that’s still stylish and compatible with casual to formal attire.
The Refined Step
For a look that’s more retro and reminiscent of the ‘80s, the Refined Step haircut features shorter layers in the back so that the front appears longer, with shaped hair that’s blow-dried and coiffed.
Crew cuts can also be shaped for a more refined look. The Flat Fashion cut consists of hair that’s clipped short toward the middle, with short sides that complement a flattop.
The ‘50s are also somewhat in fashion in certain ways, including the Rock Renaissance hairstyle. This look features a front that’s been pushed up, with slicked back hair from the temples and crown.
This cut utilizes hard parting that separates the longer hair on the side from the skin on the other side of the face, resulting in a neat and unique look.
Try the Style That Works for You
Regardless of your overall look and personality, you’re likely to find that perfect gentlemen’s hairstyle that combines refinement with trendiness. You can also customize any hairstyle with the help of your barber to determine which look works best, whether you’re interested in a more classical look or something more contemporary and fresh.