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Flat top haircuts

Flat top haircuts

The flat top refers to two types of haircuts, the short flat top and the longer hi-top fade. Famous examples of the former are Ivan Drago of Rocky 4 and Kid of Kid ‘n Play. This square cut always stands out from the crowd, whether it signals its military background or hip-hop roots.

The flat haircut lives up to its name. The hair is cut and styled so that it is vertical and forms a flat deck in a straight line. The deck can be level or diagonally up or down. The cut can be straight sides, angled sides or even rounded edges.

The original flat top is the short military-inspired haircut that was popular in the 1950s. There is also the Hi-tip fade , which is commonly referred to as a flat top or a flat top. Technically it is a variant of the military cut with short sides and long or very long hair at the top. The hi-top was a trend during the golden age of hip-hop in the 1980s and early 1990s.

However you wear it, it’s a classic yet timeless cut that always looks good. Check out these pictures of flat top haircuts today, in order from shortest to tallest.

1. Classic men’s haircut

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Rokas Mazgelis

This flat top with a fade could be featured on a barber haircut poster.

2. Modern Flat Top Haircut

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Johnny Snips

Rounded edges give this flat top a softer profile and a contemporary feel.

3. Flat top haircut with part

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MINT Bournemouth

A part adds creates a cool, asymmetrical flat top hairstyle.

4. Rounded Edges + Bald Drop Fade

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Benjamin Alexander

The details make a flat haircut unique. This has rounded edges above and a medium drop on the skin.

5. Military Flat Top Haircut

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Vin’s Barbershop sound

The flat top is a good choice for guys with thick, coarse hair. With a high bare fading this could be a regular military cut.

6. Classic flat top

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Jerry’s Old Tyme Hair Salon

This boxy cut could be seen on a GI Joe action figure.

7. Blue Hi-Top + Hair Designs

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Maillot Fabien

If the flat top does not pay enough attention to you, add some bold colors and shaved designs in the fade.

8. Rockabilly flat top

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Lussy Sky Navi

This longer version of the Flat Top is popular in the Rockabilly style.

9. Flat Top + Blurred fading

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Ryan Reynolds

A blurry fade creates a seamless transition between hair and mid-length skin.

10. Medium long flat top

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Jabree Turner

A lineup continues the angles of the flat top haircut.

11. Curly flat top

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Peter Tran

You are never too young for a good haircut. This cool flat top is cut and styled to show curls and softer edges.

12. Flat Top + High fading

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Raul Ponce II

Flat tops are cut to lengthen the lines of the skull, which is enhanced by this high fading.

13. Curly Flat Top Haircut

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The barbers

Big flat haircuts do not just work for black hair. Any guy with the right texture can get the look.

14. Angled Flat Top + Low Soon Fade

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Lincoln Hair Salon

The sides of the hi-top can be tilted vertically or upwards for an even more imposing presence.

15. Tall Flat Top + Low fade

Flat top haircuts Josh Connolly

Flat-top haircuts are extra flattering for men with some width to their faces or cheeks. The height and in this case additional width extend the face.

16. Tall Flat Top Hairstyle + Hair Designs

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Anbueno photography

Retro tones complete the look.

17. High + Wide Hi-Top Fade

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This curly hi-top fade grows up and down.

18th Highest Flat Top Haircut

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When it comes to flat tops, bigger is always better.

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