A new year has officially arrived, and with it, a whole new set of men’s haircuts in San Diego! Short hair cut and styled to enhance texture was big in 2017 and will probably continue to be this year. Taper haircuts are rising in popularity for those with short, longer, and curly hair. Along with that, there will probably be more medium length hair in all kinds of styles.

Longer hair means more styling options. On the one hand, pompadour haircuts are huge because they look great and are easy to style. On the other hand, messy looks are back in a big way! Picking the best trend for you depends on hair type, face shape, and styling time and ability. Find your favorites and then chat with your stylist about what look works for you. If you need help communicating with your stylist, check out our list of tips!

1. Short Taper with a Side Part

Taper cuts can be on the shorter end of medium length. This version also features a clean side cut to create a really fresh, modern look that is great for a young businessman.

2. Slicked-Back Undercut


This sleek men’s haircut involves keeping the sides and back of your head in an undercut while the hair on the top is kept long enough to be able to slick it back. The look keeps the hair polished and sharp on top, blending into the undercut on the sides and back of the head. The famed style has been portrayed in a variety of TV shows and movies, including “Peaky Blinders” and “Mad Men.”

3. Textured Quiff


This is the perfect mesh of classy and casual. The same principals for any quiff still apply (big volume on top, a sharp contrast with the bottom half of the hair), but instead of primping, the aim is to get your hair roughly into shape without caring to make sure everything is sleek. The effect is a devil may care attitude while still looking well put together. This is the best way to look stylish without much effort. Ask your stylist or barber for a modern quiff hairstyle, and then ask for extra texture and a messier look; at home, all you need is a little texturizing spray or mousse and you’re set!

4. Long Sweeping Combover


This is a great style for men with long hair. Paired with ultra-soft locks and short sides, this versatile hairstyle is definitely a trendsetter. It’s great for both a night out and a day at the office and doesn’t require much in terms of upkeep. Ask your stylist for a pompadour combover, with long sweeping sides and a bit of texture. At home, all you need is some pomade or texturizing spray for the ends, and you’re set!

5. Mid-Length Waves

Once deeply uncool, longer hairstyles have gone from awkward to something out of a men’s magazine. Celebrities and every day gentlemen alike have been seen sporting longer tresses (not man-bun long, though), and if you take good care of your hair, there’s no reason not to switch it up a bit. These types of styles work best with wavy, fine hair, that sits well at mid-cheek length. Regular trips to your stylist will be necessary at first, in order to keep the ends trimmed while you’re growing it out, but after a few months, you’ll have achieved the picture-perfect look!

Ready for a new look this year? Come into 18/8 Fine Men’s Salon San Diego and get a refresh! We are a full-service men’s barbershop and hair salon. Book online or give us a call at (858) 914-5418.