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50 Best Short Hairstyles for Men

By on July 19, 2014

If you’re looking for a trendy short hairstyle that’s easy to maintain, look no further – we’ve got you covered! Browse through our 50 Best Short Hairstyles for Men to find a style that suits you. We’ve chosen the best short hairstyles worn by popular male celebrities such as David Beckham, Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Josh Duhamel, and many more. Whether you’re looking for a classic short hairdo for work, a formal hairdo for a wedding, or a casual and fun hairstyle for weekends, you’re sure to find the perfect style right here.


1. David Beckham Short Hairstyle: Slicked back with pompadour


Retired football star and style inspiration David Beckham rocks a slicked back short hairdo with a pompadour combed to one side. He’s grown out his signature undercut just enough to style it, keeping his look modern and masculine. Recreate Beckham’s hairstyle by working volume boosting mousse into your hair at the crown, and then combing hair to one side in a medium pompadour. Finish off with a bit of light hairspray, and you’re good to go! Optional – pair your sleek hairstyle with a well-groomed 10-day beard.



2. Jensen Ackles Short Hairstyle: Soft spikes and side parting


Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) sports a contemporary short hairdo with soft spikes and a subtle side-parting. This short hairstyle suits most face shapes, and it’s a perfect everyday hairdo for work. If you have fine hair, then this is a good hairstyle for you – simply work soft-touch hair gel (not the hardening kind!) into your hair with your fingertips, and blow dry it for 30 seconds to keep it in place. Style hair to one side with a subtle side-parting for a modern look.


3. Jake Gyllenhaal Short Hairstyle: Short and textured

arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal wears his hair very short with lots of texture, sporting slightly shorter sides and more length on top. This short hairstyle is perfect for thick hair, and requires minimal maintenance – no styling products needed! Get your hair trimmed every few weeks to keep it looking neat, and complement your suave look with well-groomed brows and facial hair.


4. Zac Efron Short Hairstyle: Short caesar cut


That Awkward Moment actor Zac Efron looks clean-cut and professional with his short casear haircut. He has grown his super-short buzz cut out slightly, and we love the spiked texture of his short hairdo. The key to this hairstyle is the cut – ask your hair stylist to keep it short on the sides and only slightly longer on top. Style your hair with a bit of wet-look gel (no more than the size of your thumbnail!) after brushing it while damp.  This will keep it from falling flat at the crown.


5. Chris Pine Short Hairstyle:  Lots of volume and texture


Star Trek Into Darkness actor Chris Pine sports a voluminous, textured hairstyle with skinny sideburns and a clean shaven face. This just-rolled-out-of-bed hairdo is achieved by prepping damp hair with volume boosting mousse, and then tousling it with your fingers while blow-drying. For extra impact, add a few subtle highlights (no frosted tips! just a wash of color) to the top section of your hair to brighten up your complexion.


6. Justin Timberlake Short Hairstyle: Slicked back undercut


American singer-songwriter and actor Justin Timberlake is right on trend with his slicked back undercut and scruffy-chic beard. This haircut is incredibly popular at the moment, and it suits most face shapes. It works best with very straight hair, as it can be difficult and time-consuming to straighten and style curly/wavy hair. For easy and inexpensive maintenance, invest in an electric pair of hair clippers to keep the sides short and tidy. Use volume-boosting styling mousse and a fine-toothed comb to slick back your hair on top, and you’re good to go!


7. Tom Hardy Short Haircut: Extreme undercut


English actor Tom Hardy keeps his look casual and cool with an extreme undercut and a wet-look fringe. This short hairstyle is perfect for fine, thin hair and it’s very easy to style. It’s also very versatile – as your undercut grows out, you can try out several new styles. Keep your facial hair well-groomed for a polished and professional look.


8. Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) Short Hairstyle: Undercut with pompadour


American rapper Ben Haggerty (aka Macklemore) rocks his signature undercut with a medium height pompadour. This quirky hairstyle is full of personality, and it’s guaranteed to turn heads. To get Macklemore’s trending hairstyle, let your hair grow out a bit before getting a short undercut. Slick your hair back with volume boosting mousse, and use a light hair spray to keep everything in place. As hair grows back quite quickly, you’ll need to shave the sides and back of your head frequently to keep your hair short. Grow a beard for a hipster look, or stay clean-shaven for a modern, contemporary look.


9. Bradley Cooper Short Hairstyle: Tousled caesar cut


American actor Bradley Cooper keeps his look simple and rugged with a tousled caesar cut. The caesar is a simple, textured cut with a short, flat fringe. It suits most face shapes, although it can accentuate a receding hairline if the hair is cut too short. This hairstyle is very easy to maintain – schedule regular trims to keep the length, and use a good quality conditioner to keep hair soft and full of volume.


10. Leonardo DiCaprio Short Hairstyle: Side parting with waves


The Wolf of Wall Street actor Leonardo DiCaprio looks dapper with his side parting and voluminous waves of hair. If you have a heart shaped face like Leo’s (wide forehead, widow’s peak, and a pointed chin), adding extra height with your hair can create the illusion of a longer, narrower face. Give your hair some texture by styling it with your fingers (not a comb or brush), using texturing gel, and blow-drying it gently on low heat. If you have fine/thin hair, try using volume boosting hair care products (shampoo, conditioner, and styling mousse) to make it look and feel thicker.

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