The New Year will give men’s hair more creativity and style than ever before. Classic looks are still popular, but there are also many fresh new looks to try.
These short hairstyles for men strike the balance between low care and high style. Short hair is quick to dry and coif but looks good.
Some of the hot looks this year are all types of structured plants, with and without fringes. Similarly, prickly looks are back. Fade hairstyles are still here and can be simple or fat, short or long. If you like a conservative or classic look, there are shorter versions that shorten the styling time. Last, but not least, look at some bold hair designs, colors and shapes.
These are 25 of the best emerging short hairstyles for the year 2018.
1st harvest + hair tattoo
There is so much going on here, but you can take whatever you want and leave the rest. On top, hair is cut and styled into the popular textured crop. A drop fade creates a canvas for a hair tattoo with multiple fades. Hair is also dyed a silvery platinum that contrasts with dark hair on the back.
2. Prickly harvest
A more mainstream version of this men’s hair trend combines Forward Pony over the forehead, textured spikes on the crown and a high fade on the sides and back.
3. Heavy harvest for thick hair
Thick hair remains full and heavy at the top, while the layering improves texture. A drop fade creates a sweeping line that emphasizes how full the hair is.
4. High Fade + Crop
Another structured plant for thick hair, this version leaves more length on the top and fades the hair up to the skin. The hair is combed from the front to the back and ensures a cool, strubby finish.
5. Short Crop + Blunt Bangs
This cool crop features short and heavy bangs that are a longer version of the Navy Jarhead cut. Short hair is styled into textured spikes further back on the head.
6. Messy spikes
A modern version of the classic spikes, this fresh style has a ruffled texture on the top and a medium drop on the back.
7. Short structured harvest
The current way to wear spiky hair is more about adding texture than creating vertical spikes. This ultra-short version is so easy to style. Rub in the pomade between the palms of the hands, stroke through the hair and clamp together small sections of hair.
8. Spiky sections
Instead of single spikes, this cool look pulls the hair up in wide sections to create a wave-like effect that complements the whiff of a wavy pony.
9. Thick spiky hair
Another popular way to wear spikes for 2018 are those thick spikes on a diagonal. Finish with a straight lace front.
10. Messy spikes
Another cool way to style a crop, this version has lots of messy texture on top. A small section of hair is styled into a curl over the forehead for a cool asymmetrical finish.
11. Short pomp
This cool short hairstyle for men reaches this popular pomp silhouette with less than two inches in length. It is a great option to increase body in fine hair.
12. Short sweep back for thick hair
This cut and style lightens thick hair while keeping the look full. The hair is combed back and held in place with a matte product for a dry finish. This swing has the appearance of longer hair without the length.
13. comb over fade
Ryan Terry , fitness icon and men’s champion, needs hair that works as hard as he does. This short cut with a high fade is styled on a high-heeled side. It looks great in the gym and in the city.
14. Short men’s haircut for thick hair
Thick hair that tends to stick straight up is one of the more sophisticated hair types. The key is to work with your hair type. This short cut and style does just that. The hair stays hanging and it looks good. A touch of texture on the sides and a slight bland fade complete the look.
15. Ultra short spikes
If you are really short, you can still have a lot of style. This long buzz with a high fade has enough length to be styled, but it also looks great without effort.
16. Buzz + fade + lineup
This combination of buzz-cut, line-up and fade is one of the most popular short haircuts for black men because it looks great without styling. Just keep going with regular visits to the barber.
17. Short structured harvest
This very short version of the trendy crop has enough length to achieve texture, but not much else.
18th Mohawk haircut
The Mohawk silhouette is popular again. It looks good, worn long or short, as above. A finely scraped part adds to the look.
19. High Fade Haircut
20. Burst fade Mohawk
Here is a longer curly Mohawk. A Burst Fade on the sides creates this Mohawk profile, while a V-shaped neck adds a cool detail on the back.
21. Faint bald fading
Fades look good, whether they are high or low. This low bland fade raises the neckline and creates an ultra-clean finish. The hair has a touch of length on the forehead and is shaped into a hairstyle.
22. Side burn + neck fade
Fast fades on the side burns and neckline are a fresh finish for these short curls and are also popular with taper haircuts.
Stylized décolletés explode in 2018, pushing the boundaries of creativity. If you’re not ready for all that, the V-shaped neck adds an unexpected shape.
24. Modern Spiky Hair + Hair Design
This bold look offers something interesting everywhere. There’s a splash of red, spikes in all directions and a hair tattoo behind the ear and in the hairline.
25. Messy Buzz Cut + Shaved Line
Simple designs can be as conspicuous as they are complex. An elongated buzzing has a messy texture, but the star of the series is a shaved line that goes from the temple to the eyebrow.