As a fine men’s hair salon that caters to, understands and cares about the styling and grooming needs of men, 18|8 San Diego knows that men want their hair to look great just as women do.

Looking for a new haircut? We’ve got you covered with popular styles for medium and long hair, as well as some of the classic short cuts for those of you already back in the office. During your first visit to 18|8 San Diego, one of our stylists will conduct a consultation to help you find the best haircut for your facial structure and personal style. Whether you have straight, wavy, curly, thin or thick hair we have a variety of hairdressers who can deliver an excellent cut. You’ll also want to find a salon that offers high-quality haircuts and an upscale experience. This may include relaxing in a comfortable environment while you wait for your appointment, enjoying a beer or beverage, and getting a straight-razor shave or scalp treatment during your visit. All our stylists and barbers are trained with the latest tools and techniques ensuring that every haircut is delivered perfectly time after time.

If you’re a guy who’s thinking of getting a new haircut, we bring you 9 of the best hairstyles for men as options you may want to consider. These include the undercut, the fury, the skin fade, the pompadour, the quiff, the slicked back, the ivy league, the buzz cut fade, and the low fade. With these styles in mind, you’ll be able to look your best no matter what you choose to wear.

Don’t worry so much about using the right haircut terminology when going to your barber or stylist though. Not everyone uses the same language so it’s always best to bring a picture of what you want so your barber knows exactly what you’re looking for.

Trendy Men’s Hairstyles

The Undercut Hairstyle For Men

The Undercut

The undercut hairstyle is a cool and clean cut that looks great on everyone and every hair type. It’s a popular hairstyle for men because it’s versatile and easy to style. Plus, this style is perfect for anyone who wants to give their hair a fresh new look.

The undercut is a very versatile hairstyle that was popular back in the 1930s and 40s and features a shorter length on the sides as compared to the top. The undercut suits both men with straight hair and wavy hair. The hair on top can be slicked back or to the side at an angle. You can even puff the hair out a bit on top with mousse and a hair dryer or wear it flattened – the choice is yours. If you want a flatter top, you can use hair wax to slick the hair back or to the side. The undercut may be perfect for you if you want an easy-to-care-for hairstyle that’s clean, modern & chic.

The Fury Haircut For Men

The Fury or Slicked-back Undercut

Inspired by Brad Pitt’s Fury hairstyle, the Fury cut is a slicked-back undercut. The Fury hairstyle is now seen regularly on men everywhere as it’s a great look for most guys and especially for those with thick manes. This simple hairstyle makes a bold statement as it leaves plenty of length on top. The front of the Fury hairstyle is simplistic while the shaved areas on the side fade toward the top and back of the head.

Styling the Fury is the same as any other slick look as you simply use your styling product of choice and work it through your hair. Then comb your hair straight back and that’s it. This hairstyle is usually worn neatly but it can be roughed up for a slightly disheveled look if you prefer.

Skin Fade Haircut

The Skin Fade

Considered a very popular current hairstyle for men, the skin fade or just “fade” as it is also called takes the sides and back short wherein the hair virtually fades or disappears into the hairline. The skin fade is a 1920s-inspired hairstyle that looks great with or without a beard and one only takes about 30 minutes in the barber chair to achieve. The fade doesn’t require a specific length on the top of the head as you can have whatever length you want, allowing you the chance to be creative. You can even go for a bolder looker by having some color applied to the hair in the front or temples.

Pompadour Men's Haircut

The Pompadour

One of the oldest & most popular men’s hairstyle, the pompadour was born from the days of King Louis XV who wanted his hair styled like that of a Roman Emperor. To get that look, he had his hair cut into a pompadour by a barber. The pompadour is still popular today and can be achieved with longer hair on top which is styled into a pompadour. If you want to achieve the look at home, it will take some practice but you start by taking a small section of hair on the side of your head and using a strong hold hair pomade or glue to create a “pomp”. Then, take the rest of your hair and push it back from your face using your hands. Finally, use a hair dryer to dry the pompadour until it is styled.

The Quiff Haircut For Men

The James Dean or “Quiff”

James Dean is an American style icon even today, decades after his death. The one and only Rebel Without a Cause gave us one of the most popular hairstyles ever. The James Dean hairstyle has it all: volume, a slight wave and a pushed back sweep that looks super cool, relaxed and unruly all at the same time. This cut features sides of medium length with the hair on top left longer. Ideally, a 2:1 top to side ratio that blends seamlessly is perfect for this classic look that’s all the rage even to this day. To best rock this timeless look with or without a leather jacket, your hair should be medium to thick with a slightly wavy texture. If you have very fine or flat hair, the James Dean won’t hold up quite as well. It’s easy to maintain this cut as all you need to do is apply a small amount of gel or wax to your hair while it’s damp, and then comb it all back off your face. For added volume, blow dry your hair while brushing backwards and then sculpt with more product and smooth down the back and sides for a clean finished look.

Slicked Back Men's Haircut

The Slicked Back Haircut

The Slicked Back Haircut is a stylish men’s hairstyle that is perfect for those who want an easygoing yet professional style. The hairstyle is created by pulling the hair away from the scalp and pushing it back into a sleek, texturized style. This style is perfect for men who want to create a modern look in or out of the office as it can be worn with any outfit, suit or sandals. The Slicked Back Haircut is also flattering for men with any facial hair.

Ivy League Men's Haircut


The Ivy League Haircut

The Ivy League Haircut is another classic men’s hairstyle that was popularized in the late 1800s. This cut is characterized by long hair on top that is styled in a high and tight style. Today, the Ivy League Haircut remains one of the most popular styles for men and can be found on celebrities and everyday men alike. The key to this style is to keep the hair on top long enough and styled high. To achieve the look, work your hair up into a short pomp or quiff, or part and comb over to the side. This men’s cut is traditionally on the shorter side but it can also be grown out for a longer variation.

You will also want to take care when styling your hair so that it remains in position. To do this, use products that will give you texture and hold your hair in place. For example, you can use a gel or wax product to secure your style in place more easily, or use a hair dryer when hair spray or mousse is preferred.

Buzz Cut

The Buzz Cut

The buzz cut men’s haircut style is a clean, modern look that can be versatile and stylish. It’s a good choice for men who want an easygoing style that can be dressed up or down. Buzz cuts work well with oval, round and diamond face shapes as it balances facial features.

The shortest men’s haircut is a common military cut, but it’s also a great choice for active lifestyles, hard to manage hair types, and professionals required to frequently wear helmets or headgear of any type. It is a good option for men with thick hair, since it cuts away most of the bulk and gives the hair a more refined look. It sometimes features hair cut one length all over but the latest variation of the popular cut adds a clean line up at the forehead and a skin fade on the sides to add some style to the super short look.

Low Fade Men's Haircut

The Low Fade

The Low Fade Haircut is a recent style that has been growing in popularity. The style is characterized by a low fade on the sides and back of the head. The fade gradually increases towards the front of the head, creating a clean, modern look. It also bears the name of a drop fade due to the fade line dropping behind the ear. This hairstyle is perfect for men who want to create a more sophisticated look. It can be worn with any outfit and works well with all face shapes.

Tips on Getting The Best Haircut

  1. Do your research! Look online and in magazines for inspiration and find a few haircuts that you like.
    2. Ask your friends, family, or coworkers for recommendations on who does a good job with men’s haircuts in your area.
    3. Consider your hair type, density and texture when choosing a style.
    4. Find a salon or barbershop that specializes in high-quality men’s haircuts and an upscale experience.
    5. Choose a barber or stylist who knows how to give men the best haircuts and styling advice. Make an appointment and go get styled!
    6. Consult with your barber or stylist about the best haircut for the shape of your head and face.
    7. Get regular haircuts and grooming services like trims between haircuts done to maintain your look.
    8. Enjoy looking great and feeling more confident!

Get The Perfect Haircut Today

There are a number of reasons why men might want to look their best. For some, it may be about impressing others or feeling more confident in social situations. For others, it may be about performing better at work or in other areas of life. No matter what the reason, looking good can make you feel good – and that’s what we’re aiming for with all our haircuts and grooming services. We want men to feel their best so they can perform their best.

If you are looking to change up or perfect your hairstyle, visit our 18|8 San Diego barbershop. Because even once you’ve narrowed it down to a few possible styles, it can be hard to know which one will look best on you. With so much at stake – your appearance and self-confidence – it’s important to get it right. Our experienced stylists will work with you to find the best style for your face shape, hair type, and lifestyle. We’ll also help you learn how to style and care for your hair so you can keep looking your best at home and between haircuts.

Not convinced with one of the above styles? No problem. We’ll give you some additional advice and provide you with several more options to get you whichever hairstyle you need to feel confident. Contact us as soon as you can to book an appointment, and start feeling confident about your appearance. Give us a call or conveniently book online today!