It’s easy to think that trendy hairstyles for guys are few and far between, but you’d be surprised to see the stylish options you have to choose from. Yup, trendy hairstyles are not only reserved for women. You can opt for a chic man bun or go for a dose of old school charm with a quiff. Whether you’re working with short, medium, or long hair, we have plenty of hairstyles that will keep you on-trend. Ahead, we’re sharing the eight best men’s hairstyles that will add some pizzazz to your look all through 2021.
MEN’S HAIRSTYLE #1: POMPADOUR
If you’re looking for an old-school style that’s still on-trend, you should try the pompadour (a.k.a quiff). This hairstyle gives you free rein to play with height and angles, since the sides are kept short. To style your pompadour, apply a small dollop of hair pomade, like the L'Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty, through your damp strands. Use your finger to gently tousle your hair to create a messy texture. Now all you need is a leather jacket and a hot rod to complement your vintage look.
MEN’S HAIRSTYLE #2: MID FADE
No rule says that you can’t keep things classic in the hair-styling department, and the trendy mid fade hairstyle makes for an ideal pick. This hairstyle offers the best of both worlds—a bit of length to play with at the top and faded sides. It’s the perfect way to stay true to traditional styling with a modern touch. Not to mention, it’s super-easy to maintain.
MEN’S HAIRSTYLE #3: HIGH TAPER FADE
The high taper fade is a style for the man that loves to add a dramatic touch to their look. This faded ‘do starts further up than other styles, which works in your favor to enhance your features. It also pairs well with voluminous hairstyles since this cut sits higher up on your temples or forehead. Ask your barber to start your fade around your forehead and maintain a bit of length at the top to create a more voluminous look.
MEN’S HAIRSTYLE #4: MAN BUN
Keep your long and luscious locks out of your face with the help of a hipster-ish man bun. You’ve likely seen this style gracing your social media feeds, so it’s only right to hop on the updo bandwagon. Kick things off by washing your strands with a nourishing hair-care system, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner. This sulfate-free pair is formulated with rosemary and leaves your hair moisturized with luminous shine. From there, brush your hair and let it air dry. Once complete, fasten your strands into a ponytail. Twist the length of your hair around the base of the pony to form a bun. Wrap a hair elastic around it to secure your strands.
MEN’S HAIRSTYLE #5: SLICKED-BACK UNDERCUT
While undercuts are considered to be an edgy look, adding slicked-back strands into the mix gives it a polished appearance that’s fit for almost any occasion on your agenda. This well-groomed men’s hairstyle has a distinct line of buzzed hair beneath longer locks on top. Instead of letting your hair flow freely, apply a dollop of hair gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Extreme Style Gel, to the lengths of your hair. Comb it straight back towards your crown so that it will dry into a super-sleek look.
MEN’S HAIRSTYLE #6: SUPER-CLOSE BUZZ CUT
If you’re a guy that doesn’t like to worry about their hair in the morning, the super-close buzz cut is a no-brainer. This short haircut doesn’t require any styling products to maintain the look, making it a perfect option for minimalists.
MEN’S HAIRSTYLE #7: BRUSHED BACK HAIR
A timeless, classic style is all you need to bring on the boy next door charm and brushed back hair is just that. As the name suggests, this hairstyle is all about brushing your lengthy strands toward the back of your head for a polished and sleek look. All you have to do is apply a touch of volumizing mousse, like the L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST It Volume Inject Mousse to damp strands. Then, comb your hair toward the back of your head to achieve a smooth finish.
MEN’S HAIRSTYLE #8: TOUSLED WAVES
In case you missed it, tousled waves are on-trend. This look gives your mane a voluminous, wavy texture that won’t go unnoticed. So, it’s no surprise that the trend continues to be a hot commodity for men. To get the look, start by washing your strands with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner. Apply a generous amount of hair putty on damp hair and tousle to add shape and texture.