Men's hairstyles have evolved beyond the standard barber crew cut. Whether you prefer edgy, conservative or classic hairstyle, elevate your look with these four short haircuts for men that are high on style and low on maintenance.
1. K-pop Undercut
Get the look of your favourite Korean star with the Korean undercut, also known as the two-block haircut, a style featuring longer hair on the crown and shaven or cropped sides and back. If you’re adventurous, dye your hair a fun colour to accentuate your look. Wear the top down or with deep part, like K-pop boyband sensations BTS, or work some texturizing clay or mud through the crown, slick it up or sideways for an edgy look, and you’re good to go!
2. Faded Undercut
At first glance, the faded undercut looks identical to the K-pop undercut. However, instead of a distinctive two-block look, in the faded undercut, hair at the sides is left longer leading towards the crown of the head, creating a blurry fade. The hair up top can be styled to create a variety of looks, such as a mohawk, comb over or pompadour, making this a popular short hairstyle for men who love experimenting with their hair.
The quiff haircut has remained popular for decades, with new variations introduced over the years. The classic quiff is gelled up to achieve a sleek, sharp hairline, while the modern quiff is casual, with texture added to the crown for a casual, just-got-out-of-bed vibe. It’s not hard to see why the quiff has stood the test of time – it suits all hair types, curly, wavy or straight.
4. Mullet Cut
The mullet was the look of the 80s and though it seems outdated, even unattractive now, the modern mullet however, can be a unique style statement. At its basic level, a mullet hairstyle is defined by long hair at the back with short front and sides. The reboot mullet of today however is shorter all around — medium length front and top, and a back that is not too long. The shorter front means you can style it more freely — brush, comb or gel the front to one side or to the back.
If you're on the lookout for a new short haircut, we recommend selecting a hairstyle that suits your face shape and ensuring your hair and scalp are clean, healthy and well-conditioned to start with.
With short hair, you can’t hide an unhealthy scalp – your dandruff or greasy scalp will be on full display. We suggest washing your hair regularly with the Head & Shoulders UltraMen range to keep your hair in tip-top shape, ready for a new style! As the world’s No. 1 anti-dandruff shampoo, Head & Shoulders ensures 100% dandruff-free⁺, clean, revitalized hair and scalp.
To maintain your new style, don't forget to visit your hairdresser or barber every 4 to 6 weeks for a trim.