Men’s hairstyles 2023: The best hairstyles for men you need to ask your barber for
Whether you’re attempting an at-home hair cut, or want to know which hairstyles for men are going to be popular in 2023, we’ve got you covered
A visit to see the barber is more than just a haircut. It’s an all-around grooming experience.
We want to make sure the next time you make the trip you arrive like a pro. Here are some of the top men’s hairstyles we’re expecting to be popular in 2023 – we’ve shared the names of these styles, too, so know exactly what to ask your barber for.
Men’s hairstyles 2023
You can jump straight to your preferred men’s hairstyle using the links below, or scroll through the full list for inspiration.
- Buzz Cut
- Side Part
- Sleek hair with middle parting
- Caesar Cut
- Slicked Back
- Perm – including Jack Harlow curls
Hairstyles for men: The Buzz Cut
If you’ve already gone far too long without a discernible look, and you’re getting desperate, there are few men’s hair styles that are as simple to manage as the Buzz Cut. It’s the ultimate hairstyle of convenience, pandemic or not. No-fuss, no-frills and it keeps effort required to a minimum. All while still looking the part.
Men can be simple creatures and this handily follows suit for those that don’t want to think too far ahead. The beauty of this men’s hair style is its simplicity and versatility. A truly one-size-suits-all. It works for a range of different hair lengths and can be adapted for any face shape.
It was also a staple at this year’s Men’s Paris Fashion Week. “The Buzz Cut was a key men’s hair look on this year’s Givenchy show and a fantastic choice for men who may want to ‘reset’ their hair for the New Year and give it a new lease of life,” said Jim Shaw, award-winning men’s hairdresser, and director at Toni & Guy Billericay. “In the past couple of years, the buzz cut trend has become more and more popular and for 2023 I think this cut will soar. It’s great for men who don’t want a cut that’s high maintenance or that they have to style – they simply need to visit their men’s hairdresser/barber to ensure the length is kept maintained.”
Hairstyles for men: The Side Part
This men’s hairstyle is a bit more intricate, granted, but it’s a timeless classic.
This is because the Side Part is the equivalent of a smart-casual dress code. It works for all occasions and has the potential to make a man look particularly distinguished. This is a really classy and clean option – but you can personalise it too. Once you’re beyond the parting, you’ve got the freedom to get a little creative with a flick, a fade, or sharply chiselled angles.
Hairstyles for men: The Undercut
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A new entry in our men’s hair styles list for 2023 and beyond is the Sleek and Central. It was a key look in the Saint Laurent show at this year’s Men’s Paris Fashion Show and it combines maximum impact with minimal effort.
The hair is cut relatively short and is then parted down the centre before being slicked back on each side. “
“It’s a look that really sets the tone for men’s hair as we quickly head further into 2023,” continued Shaw. “Gone are the days of textured, messy and ‘just off the beach’ hair, we will start to see men using more pomades, waxes and gels to sleek the hair back from the face and create a more polished finish. A light mist of hairspray can also be used on the hair for added shine and hold.”
Hairstyles for men: The Undercut
If your ultimate aim is to look on-trend, this has to be up there as one of the very best men’s hairstyles in the business.
Again, it offers great flexibility. It works for all hair types and comes with the added bonus of taking years off you with its youthful, modern edge.
The Undercut is open to interpretation in terms of severity but is ultimately defined by the contrast between a heavy top and barely there underneath.
Men’s hairstyles 2023: The Fade
Set to reign for another year, the beauty of the Fade, also known as the Skin Fade, is that it can be incorporated into your classic style to instantly elevate your look.
The intensity of the Fade can vary in height depending on how subtle you want the effect to be – just remember to visit an experienced stylist as the higher it goes, the more noticeable any discrepancies in the gradient of length will be. You’re aiming for a smooth and seamless transition, almost with an ombre effect.
Hairstyles for men: The Caesar Cut
Named after and inspired by Julius himself, this style is not for the faint-hearted and requires full commitment to rock it.
Ask your barber for a shortcut all over, with a dense horizontal cropped fringe. A short fringe immediately exudes confidence and raises the fashion stakes from average to edgy, so don’t be surprised if you’re instantly noticed.
You can also pair this look with a perm (featured further down this list). This style works well on all face shapes and gives a trendy, quirky look.
Men’s hairstyles 2023: Slicked Back
Perfect for those who want to keep a little length. The bonus of a Slicked Back style is that an extra few inches of growth won’t kill your vibe. A simple trim every now and again will keep you looking sharp. You could even add an Undercut for extra drama.
Easy to accessorise if you’re into an Alice band, the key to nailing this men’s hairstyle is to find a great product and use it sparingly to keep the hair looking clean and groomed, rather than weighed down.
If you do opt for this style and need a band to keep the hair off your face during sport, check out our Best headband for men guide.
Men’s hairstyles 2023: Mullet
Yes, you read that right. The mullet – the hairstyle that screams the 1980s – has made a comeback. Not only was it one of the most-searched-for hairstyles of 2021 – with more than 877,209 Instagram posts dedicated to it – award-winning hairdressers are predicting that it will be all the rage in 2023.
So-called modern mullets work particularly well for those with more distinct face shapes, such as diamond and heart face shapes, because they helping add softness to the face.
They’re also very low-maintenance and can help disguise hair loss or thinning hair.
Men’s hairstyles 2023: Perm
The male perm has undoubtedly been one of the best men’s hairstyles of 2023, and it’s set to continue to dominate into 2023 thanks to the likes of Jack Harlow’s curls.
Either embracing your natural curls, or having them chemically permed is a great hairstyle for men who want to give the appearance of thicker, fuller-looking hair. You can pair it with short sides and length on top, or you can add a fringe into your perm, which looks great when paired with contrasting short sides, making it a great full-looking style.
The perm also looks great paired with an over comb for those who prefer more of a statement look and want to give their hair even more volume with the addition of the side parting.
“For men thinking about a perm, my top tips are to speak to your hairdresser about making the perm work for you and your face shape and also to invest in some good quality products to use at home to keep your perm maintained,” Shaw continued.
“Use gentle shampoos that won’t strip your hair of its natural oils and affect your perm and also use a conditioner alongside your shampoo, which will help to keep your hair moisturised and your perm long-lasting, whilst also reducing frizz and allowing your perm to look its best.”
For men who don’t want to have length in their perm, the Caesar cut (featured further up this list) is another haircut trend that will be very popular for men in 2023 and this shorter cut looks good teamed with a perm. The style works well on all face shapes and provides men with a very trendy and quirky look.
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