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Updated on February 01, 2022
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Looking cool, trendy, presentable, stylish and ritzy is very important for a contemporary man. Shaved sides hairstyles and haircuts for men are currently a very popular theme and definitely for a reason.

Shaved sides haircuts are amazingly versatile: you can crop the hair on top or leave it long, wear it styled or loose. They are not only cool and easy to wear — the shaved sides also help to emphasize the hair on top, making it look thicker and more voluminous.

Men’s Shaved Sides Hairstyles

With the overwhelming variety of the shaved sides hairstyles for men, it might seem challenging to decide on the one that will suit you most. To make this process easier for you, we’ve prepared a compilation of the best shaved sides hairstyles. View our gallery of images with the most outstanding examples!

1. Comb Over Undercut

Long Hair on Top Disconnected Shaved Sides and Back

Instagram / @ricky_fadez

This is a cool option for guys who like keeping the sides shaved while maintaining a formal hairstyle. The hair on top has to be long enough to make a comb over. Consider getting a blonde streak to spice up your style.

2. Shaved Haircut with a Short Mohawk

The men’s shaved sides haircut with a short mohawk looks particularly masculine, especially when paired with a full beard. Without any doubt, this trendy, low-maintenance short clean cut is a great choice for all hair types.

Short Men's Cut with Skin Face on the Sides

Instagram / @ricky_fadez

3. Shaved Sides with Messy Top

Shaved sides hairstyles look exceptionally sexy with a touch of contrasting color. This awesome cut is ideal for men with thick hair. Ask your barber for a high bald fade to achieve that mind-blowing contrast.

Shaved Sides with Disconnected Bleached Top

Instagram / @barber.josh.o.p

4. Bald Fade with Shaved Design

Show off a cool hair design with shaved sides haircuts that are impressive and unique. The sharp edges along the hairline and perfectly styled upper section make for a clean look. When you’re going for designs, remember that the rest of the cut has to match that level of perfection.

Shaved Sides and Back of Head Hair Design

Instagram / @yakuzabarber

5. High Fade with Shaved Lines

Inspired by the classic mohawk, this cut features high fade and a bit longer hair on top. Bleached hair on top plus shaved lines on the sides make this hair look drop-dead gorgeous.

High Bold Fade with Platinum Blonde Top

Instagram / @afonso_barbear

6. Shaved Sides Curly Crop

This shaved haircut exudes a cool, city chic vibe. Why? It’s not trying too hard. It’s barely trying at all. Embrace your natural texture. With proper hair care, you’ll soon enjoy an easy wash-and-go style. The height on the top coupled with minimalistic hair design will undoubtedly have you walking confidently.

Shaved Sides Haircut for Curly Hair

Instagram / @los_cut_it

7. Mohawk with Shaved Sides

Mohawks are among the most popular styles for guys who care about their look. Yet, keep in mind that this impressive hairstyle needs ongoing maintenance and careful attention.

Short Men's Mohawk with Shaved Sides

Instagram / @jorgethoo

8. Sexy Curls

Embrace your curls with this effortlessly cool fade. The curly high fade sounds like a great idea if you want to switch up your look.

Curly Haircut for Men with Clipped Sides

Instagram / @sidsottungacademy

9. Low Fade with Messy Top

Low fade is perfect for guys who strive to add a touch of style to short hair. To get the most out of this cut, go for a textured top and consider minimalist hair design at the nape.

Haircut for Thick Hair with Shaved Sides and Bangs

Instagram / @cjdabarber_

10. Slicked Back Hairstyle with Shaved Sides

Disconnected undercuts are especially loved by men who want an enthralling, contemporary look. Paired with thick, textured slick back, this undercut helps to achieve an edgy vibe.

Shaved Sides and Bank with Slicked Back Top

Instagram / @barber.josh.o.p

11. Shaved Sides Haircut for Natural Hair

This is one of the most favorite shaved sides hairstyles for men with kinky hair. The taper fade cuts the sides short, while the natural texture is thriving on top.

Shaved Sides Hairstyle for Men with Natural Hair

Instagram / @lilifades

12. Man Bun with Shaved Sides

If you’re looking for a style out of the ordinary to make your man bun a total blast, scroll no further. Having sides shaved will help you create awesome contrast to achieve that incredibly hot look.

Man Bun Shaved Sides Hairstyle

Instagram / @evilthebarber

13. Comb Over with a Surgical Line

Have it all at once: smart line-up, clean mid fade, eye-popping comb over, and a surgical parting. This top hairstyle definitely deserves giving it a try!

Quiff Style with Mid Shaved Sides

Instagram / @inked_barber

14. Cornrows with Shaved Sides

It’s safe to say that cornrows belong to the most popular hairstyles for black men. Low-maintenance and easy to wear, cornrows can give you a truly trendy look. While many guys prefer to braid all their hair, combining braids with shaved sides is obviously a stylish option.

Braids with Shaved Sides for Men

Instagram / @tk.thebarber

15. Faux Hawk with Low Fade

If you aren’t ready to have all of your sides shaved, a subtle shaved sides haircut can be a good idea. Low fade paired with a bold faux hawk is a perfect choice for men who enjoy being stylish.

Faux Hawk with Faded Sides

Instagram / @phils_barbershop

16. Textured Crop with Skin Fade

Simple and clean, this haircut gets a couple of points on the attractiveness scale when enhanced with a stylish and original hair design.

French Crop with Lines Design

Instagram / @paul_barbercode

17. Shaved Sides and Dyed Top

Shaved sides work really well with longer, voluminous hair on top. This guy chose to emphasize his wild mane with a touch of color, and he couldn’t be more right.

Shaved Sides and Bank with Messy Bleached Top

Instagram / @mikes_custom_kuts

18. Buzzed Sides and Longer Top

Mohawks are often associated with a bold, audacious look. However, this style can be easily adopted for an office-approved look or special occasions — the secret lies in the way you style the top part.

Closely Shaved Sides Haircut for Men with Thick Hair

Instagram / @xbigwesx

19. Textured Quiff with Low Fade

Although you need to grow out your hair for this incredibly stylish hairstyle, it’s certainly worth it. Voluminous quiff and shaved sides are disconnected by a razored line, making for a really mind-blowing look.

Shaved Sides Long Quiff Men's Haircut

Instagram / @babu.barber

20. Skin Fade

If you have dark hair, you’ll love high skin fade for the striking contrast it can create. It looks especially good on guys with a beard.

Bowl Cut with Bold Fade

Instagram / @sachathebarber

21. Textured Crop with High Fade

Textured crops are ideal for an attractive, neat look. With plenty of variations suitable for men of all ages, French crop with shaved sides is a great choice for younger guys.

Short Men's Cut with Bangs and Shaved Sides

Instagram / @alan_beak

22. Spiky Top

You can combine high fade with spiky textured style to achieve a cool contemporary look. Although this hairstyle is more appropriate for daily use rather than professional environments, it’s still very common among young men.

Textured Spiky Top with Back and Sides Shaved

Instagram / @juanmapeluka

23. Curly Mohawk

This hairstyle looks absolutely stunning due to a bold contrast between the shaved sides and abundant curls on top. Can you see how well shaved sides haircuts elongate the face, reducing the bulk of puffy locks on the sides?

Curly Hair with Shaved Sides Hairstle for Men

Instagram / @bigyamshair

24. Textured Crop with Line-Up

Messy textured crop works exceptionally well with mid fade. Add line-up and a statement moustache for that genuine wow-effect and hipster look.

Hipster Hairstyle with Clipped Sides

Instagram /

25. Colorful Mohawk

Feel like a rock star with a daring colorful mohawk. This version of hawk is styled in soft spikes, getting shorter at the back of the head.

Dyed Mohawk Hairstyle

Instagram / @julianbarber.e

26. Hot & Trendy Slicked Back Hair

If you feel like getting a delightful blend of classic and contemporary men’s hair trends, slicked back hair combined with shaved sides might be a good solution.

Long Hair on Crown with High Shaved Sides and Back

Instagram / @kaychistyles

27. Long Hair with Shaved Sides

Men who look damn cool with long hair can enhance their appearance by getting the sides shaved. A great idea to switch up your look and rock a modified mullet, isn’t it?

Men's Long Hairstyle with Shaved Temples

Instagram / @jubei_ma

28. Shaved Hair Blowback

There’s no shame in borrowing your girlfriend’s blow-dryer to achieve a blowback, but you’re going to want to get your own styling products. Start with a light styling lotion that will build body as you are drying. Once you’ve got hair in place, spray it to keep it there. But don’t overdo it.

Men's Style with Line Up and High Fade

Instagram / @ezzy_el_barber

29. Skin Fade with Curly Top

This is an excellent example of how clean faded curly hair can be. Skin fade helps to accentuate the natural texture, while the full beard definitely seals the deal.

Curly Top and Beard with Bold Undercut

Instagram / @mattjbarbers

30. Textured Crop

This textured crop looks really chic. What is more, it doesn’t require much styling and maintenance. Just a bit of hair styling product will help you create a perfect finish.

Textured Haircut with Razored Line and Shaved Sides

Instagram / @m.r.k.thebarber

31. Shaved Rocker Crop

Even if you’re an expert in barber shop lingo, this cut will be nearly impossible to explain, so bookmark this picture. The undercut below the hawk starts sharply to create a line of delineation. Shaved sides hairstyles men can sport nowadays offer tons of room for experimentation, so go ahead!

Men's Spiky Haircut with Undercut

Instagram / @menshairstyled

32. 90s Shaved High and Tight

Glad the 90s are back? Rock the bleached look with a shaved side part that looks cool on dark hair. Be committed though. If you’re not into upkeep, you can later shave off the top to avoid root issues. Ombre is not for dudes—yet.

Men's Black and Blonde Side Part Fade

Instagram / @barber.streisand

33. Prohibition Era Short Sides Style

Go for a pomp with vintage appeal. Not only is there a nice fade on the shaved back and sides, but there are also layers. Layering that goes front-to-back is essential for honing in on this classic style. If you’re too proud to use pomade, this is not for you!

Pompadour Hairstyle with Fade

Instagram / @rpb_nq

34. Military Style Cut

If you want to go for the short on sides long on top look but you’re not a pompadour kind of guy, you can keep it more modern with a high and tight military haircut. Ask your barber for a taper that starts well above the temples and let him know whether you want a skin fade or a classic fade.

Short Buzz Cut with Faded Sides

Instagram / @menshairstyled

35. Shaved Sides with Pomp

If you’ve got straight, thick hair and you’re thinking of going for shaved sides hairstyles, you should. You’re already halfway there. Clearly communicate with your barber about what you want, and you’re golden. Remember: long hair on top doesn’t fade into the rest because its shortest strand is way longer than the shaved sides.

Fauxhawk with Back and Side Fade

Instagram / @allisnrbrt

36. Shaved Sides and Waves

A shaved sides haircut doesn’t have to be really long on top, but just long enough to make that distinction. With one side shaved to make a part, this cut has a clean style. Natural waves need just a little styling product to stay smooth.

Natural Fade with a Shaved Part

Instagram / @barber.streisand

37. Short Sides with Long Waves

Guys with wavy hair should not be afraid to try a long hair pomp with shaved back and sides. You don’t have to blow dry every time; insteads simply brush it back and let it dry. Ask your barber for a taper, not a skin fade.

Long Top Fade for Wavy Hair

Instagram / @allisnrbrt

38. Haircut with Designs

Rock side shaved hair with sick designs. Ask to see your barber’s portfolio or scope him out on Instagram before you go to be sure you’re in good hands. Style the top part forward, then in the very front, brush it back to create the wave.

39. Classic Pompadour

Men’s hairstyles with vintage appeal are one of the best ways to stand out. No wallflowers allowed. Blow hair back and over the side to build body. Use a smoothing cream with medium hold. Now the world knows you’ve got personality and style.

Long Top Short Sides Side Part Haircut

Instagram / @borntocut

40. Shaved with Side Part Pomp

Show off your steez with a short sides long top haircut. Add height with a side part and a pomp that is swept to the side. Ask for a fade that tapers gradually toward the nape instead of straight across the back of your head. Bonus points? Beard.

Red Taper Fade Hairstyle with Beard

Instagram / @menshairstyled

41. Shaved Hipster Undercut

Every hipster loves an undercut (a super long top with no discernible layering and ultra-short shaved back and sides) and there is more than one way to style it. But if you just so happen to have some tats and piercings that you want to display, go for the classic option and slick hair back.

42. Exaggerated Side Part with Short Sides

This cool cut is one part retro pomp and one part modern crop. The overall effect is timeless for sure. When you’re in the barber chair, make sure to request clean, sharp edges alone the hairline. Then keep strands smooth with a heat protectant cream before you blow out. Think sleek.

Side Part with Short Sides

Instagram / @menshairstyled

43. Tousled Top and Short Sides

Not every mens hairstyle needs to be stiff. Pick what works for your overall style. If you want something a bit more rugged, ask for choppy, tousled layers on top. Just in case you didn’t know, girls love this texture and you might get some unwarranted head rubs. Yes, please.

Textured Fade Hairstyle

Instagram / @menshairs

44. Swept Over and Shaved Taper

A perfect side part is key to this long on top short on sides haircut. If your hair is naturally wavy, go ahead and embrace that. You can either blow it over or simply brush it over. To get this super sleek style, employ a styling mousse during the drying phase and a hairspray after.

Swept Over and Shaved Taper

Instagram / @famos

45. Shaved Side Hairstyle

Hairstyles with shaved sides are very trendy right now, especially those that embrace facial hair. You can grow your beard thick with longer hair on top while still incorporating a style with shaved sides. This balances out the rest of your facial features, giving you a hot lumberjack look without looking like a backwoods recluse.

Shaved Sides Hairstyle and a Beard

Instagram / @trendy_london

46. Side Part and Faded Sides

Taking a cue from many creative African-American shaved side hairstyles, this haircut can work well on any nationality. Keep hair long on top and get the shaved sides faded until hair is almost completely obsolete – darkening and thickening again throughout the facial hair.

Shaved Sides Wet Look Hairstyle for Men

Instagram / @menshairstyled

47. Combed Back Hair with Beard

Some shaved hairstyles don’t need to be fancy or high maintenance. This style screams simplicity without sacrificing style. Open and friendly with a combed back top and a perfectly groomed beard, this style is professional enough for work but still quite laid back for weekend fun.

Shaved Sides Combed Back Hairstyle with Beard

Instagram / @menshairs

48. Modern Men’s Shaved Sides Hairstyles

Look handsome and well put together with this medium-length style that works in shaved sides and subtle facial hair. This style will accentuate your facial features and add length to your face.

Slicked Back Men’s Hairstyle

Instagram / @menshairstyled

49. Wild and Fun Style

For younger guys (or those young at heart), this hairstyle is awesome. Spiky longer hair on top is fun and cool. The shaved sides blend easily with the continued facial hair that is neat, but far from being precisely shaped.

50. Long Hair with Two Layer Undercut

Punk out with this throwback hairstyle that incorporates modern etching in the shaved portion. The shaved sides keep the focus on the long hair in the middle – add in some fun hair color for extra attention.

As you see, haircuts with shaved sides can be styled in a number of various creative ways. Thanks to their variety, they suit any hair type and any face shape. Save the pictures you like to show to your stylist and get a new trendy look.

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