It’s time to skip the trends and take a stylish step into the realm of gentleman haircuts. All the haircuts I’ll share in today’s guide are a step beyond simple. They all ooze sophistication and up the coolness factor considerably regardless of your hair type or face shape.
So, are you ready to ditch your spikes in exchange for something akin to the classy side part? If yes, you’ve made a wise decision, as the styles in this guide not only never go out of fashion, they are also perfect for most (if not all) occasions.
Without wasting any more of your precious time, let’s skip to the main section of the guide and take a look at the 55 best gentleman haircuts for men.
55 Best Gentleman Haircut For Men
The hard parting in the image above separates the precise skin face on the left from the long locks on the right. This is, without a doubt, one of the neatest and put-together hairstyles you’ll find on this list.
Are you looking for the best awesome hairstyle with a modern twist? If yes, then this is the cut you ought to try. Instead of the gentleman’s hair being combed flat, it’s been allowed to hang and lift slightly toward the front. As evident from the image above, it also has plenty of volumes.
Monsieur hairstyle For Gentleman
This haircut’s primary focus is the scissor-cut locks placed on the top side and texturized with finger combing. The short and simple sides and the haircut perfectly flow into a well-kept beard. What’s not to love about the cut?
The Duke of Detail Cut
With this haircut, the hair has been perfectly trimmed to award the gentleman a smooth tapering all along the back and sides. To top off the look, a high side parting runs to the crown, and the hair has been styled in a classic pompadour fashion.
Rocking a Refined Style
Here, my man Jamie Fox is wearing the simple skin fade haircut while at the same time sporting a bare layer above his ears. Also, there are sharp lines shaved just above his forehead, awarding the short hairstyle a polished and intelligent feel.
Fancy Haircut For Gentleman
At first glance, this gentleman’s hair appears to be the same length. However, if you take a closer look, you’ll see that the left-hand side is slightly longer than the right. Also, the hair all across from the hard parting has been nicely smoothed to the left side with a good amount of lift over the forehead.
Prince of Hearts
Thanks to this medium-length hairstyle, Matthew McConaughey looks like a perfect gentleman in the image above. The wavy texture appears natural because his locks have been gently but precisely combed back.
Here, Garry Barlow looks fresh and handsome with the famous gentleman’s haircut he loves styling. The image shows that the hair strands have been finger combed up on the front side and boasted a dash of silver on the sides.
The Trend Seeker
Here, a flip of hair has been permitted to fall forward while all the other hair has been slicked back from the temple outward. It’s the best pick for you if you’d classify yourself as the trendy gentleman.
This entire look boasts a dark-shaded beard that can contrast with the light locks on top. A high undercut has also been executed, and the hair has been perfectly shaded in a stark ash platinum blonde.
Fashion Connoisseur Haircut For Gentleman
In the image above, the gentleman’s hair in his full beard is about the same length as the hair on his undercut. The top portion is also loose, long, and tousled back to award him the dandy look.
You wouldn’t ever want to wear your hair too short again when God has blessed you with such a gorgeous blonde shade. With this haircut, the hair has been awarded a textured scissor cut on the front side, while the back has been awarded shorter combed down locks.
The entire haircut has also been awarded a high side parting and some straightening.
This reserved haircut includes a volume tone with a slight wave on the back and the top side. While the sides are also considerably longer, they’ve been combed back with the help of wax.
Any guide on hairstyles would be incomplete without at least one of the best retro hairstyles. This rock renaissance is the retro gentleman cut that qualified for a spot on this detailed guide. Influenced by the advent of rock and roll, this haircut is back in style and hot once more.
The look also boasts a pushed-up front part while the hair from the temples and crown has been slicked backward.
Sauve Brush Over
If Josh Harnett has captured your heart since Pearl Harbor, wait until you see him sporting the Sauve Brush Over haircut. The Sauve Brush Over’s super straight locks boast a sexy brush over and an off-center parting.
A simple crew cut can be appealing if done right and executed on a refined man. In this perfect example, the hair has been clipped short in the mid-part but shorter on the sides.
The flattop has topped off the entire look.
Ready for Romance
Here, the gentleman in the image shows off a gentlemanly haircut that’ll surely leave your lady smitten. Things that make it an even more romantic hairstyle include the huge volume of hair, the soft hair look, and gentle curls.
Polished Pompadour Haircut For Gentleman
Sharp lines are the things that make this hairstyle so handsome, particularly when paired with the super neat stubble beard. The haircut is a skin fade that leaves the front section brushed up high and long.
Undercut under long hair
In this unique take on the mushroom hairstyle, we can see that the young man has styled an undercut under his long hair on the topside. The hair has also been feathered to ensure even more lovely texturized edges.
If you’re accustomed to the different hairstyles worldwide, you’ll agree with me when I claim that slicked-back hairstyles are always dashing when executed right. Well, this variation of the slicked back cut is no exception. The gentleman’s subtly highlighted hair has been brushed back and up and awarded a little volume at the front.
Hairstyle of the Day
This haircut slightly follows the pompadour hairstyle fashion, with the lift of hair over the gentleman’s forehead. From the front side, the strands gently get longer when compared to the back and sides.
The Refined Step Cut
This is the second retro look I’ve included in this guide. Straight out of the ’80s, this retro look has the hair cut into a shorter layer toward the back of the head, so the front remains the longest. The hair strands have also been coiffed and blow-dried into shape.
Slick back with Side Part
The mark of the truest gentleman, this slick back haircut is a timeless and polished cut for the professional gentleman who takes full pride in his appearance. In addition to that, aside from part is slicked and styled to deliver a groomed but easy-to-achieve look.
All you will need to hold the haircut in place is a comb and some high shine product.
For Gentlemen who do not work in a corporate environment and have the freedom to get more adventurous with their hair, this shag cut is a purposefully perfect gentleman haircut you could try. The haircut is best known as one of the favorites of the 70’s fashion and rock realms.
To complete the look, ensure your whole crown blends down to feathered, choppy layers that flatter every face shape.
The Fringe Cut
A long and tousled fringe sweeping across the eyes is mysterious and sexy. If you decide to go with this hard-to-beat choice, note that men’s fringe haircuts are high maintenance. Regular styling, high-end products like men’s pomade, and regular trims are all part of the recurrent course.
If you’re still dedicated to getting the cut, speak to your barber, and they should help you find a fringe cut that perfectly enhances and complements the angles of your face.
If you always thought that the “party in the back, business in the front” mullet style only belonged in the ’80s, you were mistaken. This retro men’s haircut is one of those making a comeback in present times, and for a good reason.
Kept long at the back but short on the sides and top, the mullet cut is fun, dramatic, and tongue in cheek. That said, this cut isn’t for everyone. You will need lots of confidence to rock the trim and the most talented and experienced barber you know to style.
Burst Fade Haircut For Gentleman
James Harden said, “you are only as good as your last haircut.”
This burst fade tapers the hairline behind your ear, leaving the hair slightly longer at the neck. It is also rounded and slightly rises like a sun behind the gentlemen’s ear. If you’ve been scouring the internet looking for a cut that will bring out your A-game, this is it.
Medium Length Afro
Afros need no introduction. They work well for all hair lengths come as no surprise to anyone. Most importantly, when it comes to styling the coolest afro cuts, they do not need to be extreme in the slightest.
So, if you’re willing to settle for fashionable instead of flashy, then the medium-length afro is sufficiently natural and sexy to help you stand out wherever you go.
Have kink hair? Why not tame those strands with twisted hair? A perfect pick for afro-textured hair, this gentleman hairstyle will work best for those with medium-length hair. What’s more? Here, mid and low fades have been added to award the style a lighter look.
If you’d like to protect your natural hair but look cool at the same time, this is the look for you.
Curtains Haircut For Gentleman
If you’re not accustomed to curtains, they’re long bangs that have been parted on the side or at the center. From the late 20th century to the naughty nineties and swinging sixties, curtain haircuts have withstood the test of time.
Unlike the traditional Mohawk cut, the Mohawk fade is a modern take on faux haircuts since they tend to create a similar effect in the end.
Thanks to nelly, the rapper, 360 waves have ruled the last decade or two as one of the most requested hairstyles amongst black men who want to showcase their natural hair texture.
French Crop Haircut For Gentleman
French fashion is classy and effortless, and the French crop showcased in the image above is no exception.
Don’t know how to style an Edgar cut? Worry not, I’ve got you. Take a straight cropped Caesar haircut, add a high skin fade, and VOILA! You have the Edgar haircut.
Buzz Cut with Bald Fade
Are you scouring the internet looking for a hairstyle that’s powerful, masculine, and needs zero maintenance? Well, the buzz cut ticks all of those boxes. This cut is also a perfect way to combat bald spots and receding hairlines.
Hard Part with High Fade
This hairstyle is a modern spin on one of the most classic gentlemen’s hairstyles.
Brushed Back Hair with Mid Fade
Your barber will use his hair clipper to crop the back and sides to award you the brushed back hair with mid fade.
For this gentleman’s haircut, the shaved sides disconnect from the hair on the top of the head.
Short and Messy Hairstyle For Gentleman
For one of the sexiest “just got out of bed” looks, I suggest you try out a short and messy hairstyle variation like the one above.
Why not embrace your natural hair texture with this easy-to-style and maintain haircut for black men?
Would you like to look like an athlete, or are you looking for one of the best military hairstyles that’d look good on you? I suggest you try out any of the Butch Cuts. Here, the hair is cropped short and the same length all around your head. The final look is hassle-free, effortless, and instantly changes your look.