Men’s Hair Trend: The Faded Quiff Haircut

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Men’s Faded Quiff Haircut. Photo © estend61 | Getty Images.

Men’s Hair Trend: I predict the strongest trend for men’s hair for fall/winter 2021 will be the faded pompadour style quiff. We’ll be seeing close-cropped sides, taken high and tight and left longer and worn in a quiff on top. Beards will be cropped close or shaved completely, and the emphasis will be on a cleaner cut.

Monsieur Pompadour!

Monsieur Pompadour: pompadour hairstyle male

Pompadour refers to a hairstyle named after from Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), mistress of King Louis XV. Even if they are many different types of hairstyles, the basic concept is hair swept upwards from the face and worn high over the forehead, and sometimes upswept around the sides and back as well. The first fan of Pompadour’s hair-do was Elvis Presley back in the ’50s when rock and roll was the dominant voice of its generation. With supporters like Ronald Reagan and James Dean to David Beckham, Scott Schuman, Justin Timberlake, and Justin Bieber, this hairstyle is an official trend for this year! After all, it is a haircut that suits so many shapes, and it’s also suitable for every age. The thing that makes it irresistible is that not only it’s timeless, but it’s somewhere between professional and modern. Maybe it seems tricky, but we got all the products you may need to make it happen! Etes-vous prêts à Pompadour?

Men’s Hair Trend: The Classic Pompadour

Classic Pompadour
Classic Quiff Haircut. Photo © Juno Photo | Getty Images.

This is one of my favorite men’s haircuts — the classic pompadour. This classic barbershop haircut has come and gone over the years, but it always looks great. It is a versatile haircut in that it can be worn slick with a clean side part (and a generous dollop of Suavecito Pomade, but can also be worn loose and dry for a more casual look.

Men’s Hair Trend: The Undercut Pompadour

Undercut Pompadour
Men’s Hair Trend: The Undercut Pompadour. Photo © Image Source | Getty Images.

This model has an amazing head of hair, and this undercut pompadour style suits him very well. I like this cut for a variety of reasons. It frames his face very well, and the cut is versatile and can be worn casually as shown here or slicked back for a more formal look.

Men’s Hair Trend: The Long Quiff Haircut

Long Quiff Haircut
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Another style I really like. As an alternative to the faded or undercut pompadour styles, this long hairstyle is a great option. Maintaining longer hair can take a bit of work, but it gives you so many styling options. Achieving this style will require you to grow out your hair for a bit (if it is shorter).

Men’s Hair Trend: The Loose Undercut

Loose Undercut
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Another variation of the undercut, this haircut is incredibly easy to care for (and easy to cut). It can be worn loose with a bit of styling paste (I love 18.21 Man-Made Paste for this look) or worn with a clean part and styled into a more traditional pompadour.

Men’s Hair Trend: The Classic Pompadour Haircut

Classic Pompadour Haircut
Men’s Hair Trend: The Classic Pompadour Haircut. Photo © Image Source | Getty Images.

Another classic barbershop haircut, the pompadour is a really classic look that works incredibly well in formal settings as well as the casual outing. Whether you wear it with a tuxedo or jeans and a plain white t-shirt, this look is a classic.

Men’s Hair Trend: The Tall Quiff Haircut

Tall Quiff Haircut
The Tall Quiff Haircut. Photo © Westend61 | Getty Images.

This haircut works exceptionally well on oval or long face shapes. The hair is clipped close on the sides and back and blended into a significant length on top. This haircut gives several styling options — it can be worn in loose pomp (as shown), parted and worn in cleaner pomp, or worn down for a casual look.

Men’s Hair Trend: The Undercut Haircut

Undercut Haircut
The Undercut Haircut. Photo © Simon Winnable | Getty Images.

This undercut haircut is a fun style. For this version, the hair is clipper cut high and tight up the sides and back (this is roughly a number 2 blade). This variation is clipped just past the round of the head. The style could be worn loose (as shown) or styled neatly with a bit of pomade.

Men’s Hair Trend: The Undercut Quiff

Undercut Quiff
The Undercut Quiff. Photo © Westend61 | Getty Images.

This model has an amazing head of hair, and this undercut pompadour style suits him very well. I like this cut for a variety of reasons. It frames his face very well, and the cut is versatile and can be worn casually as shown here or slicked back for a more formal look.

Men’s Hair Trend: The Macklemore Haircut

Macklemore Haircut
The Macklemore Haircut. Photo © WIN-Initiative | Getty Images.

I credit recording artist Macklemore for making this particular style popular. For this cut, which can be done at home if you have a steady hand, is shaved high and tight up the sides and back and left long and slicked back on top.

Men’s Hair Trend: The Wavy Quiff

Wavy Quiff
The Wavy Quiff. Photo © Justin Case | Getty Images.

This variation on the quiff looks great on wavy hair. While this version is worn more casually and loosely, it could also be worn parted cleanly with a little of pomade for a more formal effect.

Men’s Hair Trend: The Wavy Undercut

Wavy Undercut
The Wavy Undercut. Photo © Stanton J. Stephens | Getty Images.

This is another variation of the undercut with thick, wavy hair. The hair is clipped short high up the sides and back with no blending into the longer top.

Short Sides with Long, Disconnected Top

This is a trend I’m actually seeing a lot of on many of the younger, hipper guys. For this type of style, the hair is cut aggressively close on the sides and back all the way up to the round of the head. The hair on top is left about five inches long and is normally worn slicked back in a pompadour typestyle (or, as seen here, tossed around casually with the fingers). For this style, a blow dryer can be used to direct the hair up and back at the front hairline to give the top some height.

For styling, use just a bit of Pomade (I like the water-based Woody’s Pomade for this purpose). Simply work a pea-sized amount of pomade in the palms of your hands and distribute it throughout the hair. Style with fingers to achieve the desired effect.

Short Sides Long, Textured Top

This is a variation of the previous style posted. The sides are cut fairly close high up the sides and back. There will be a disconnect between the short sides and long top (e. g. if combed down, there would be a distinct separation between the sides and top). The hair on top is cut with a razor or shear-point technique to provide additional texture and separation. For this style, the hair may be blown up and back with a blow dryer to provide height.

For the product, I would use just a bit of Mitch Construction Paste (by Paul Mitchell). Work a small amount around in the hands and work through the hair to give separation and add shine.

Buzzcut with a Beard

This is the ultimate no-care style for the summer (and one that you can do yourself if you know how to give yourself a buzzcut). For this style, the hair is simply clipped with a number two blade all over, including the beard. Just run the clippers over everything from the neck up, making sure it’s all nice and even, and you’re good to go. The style can be edged around the ears and on the neckline (including shaving the neck under the beard) if you’re looking for a neater look.

For product (yes, I’m going to recommend some even for this style), I would use Axe Styling Cream Crew Cut Buzz Cut Look.

— this will help protect your scalp from the sun. For the active man, this is a great option that requires only a quick buzzing of the head every few weeks.

Men’s Pompadour Haircut

This is another one of my favorite haircuts — the men’s pompadour. For this style, the hair is clipped close in the sides and back and gradually blends into significant length on the top. This cut may be tricky to find a barber who can do it well, so make a few phone calls. For styling, the hair is parted neatly on the side and combed back and up (you may need to use a bit of heat from a blow-dryer to add height to the front).

As far as styling products, go for a pomade (for finer hair, go with a lighter pomade like Woody’s Pomade, and for very thick hair, you can’t beat Murray’s Pomade). I like the versatility of this cut. It can be worn styled in a pompadour (as shown), but you can also wear it more natural for a more youthful look or even slicked straight back for an extremely formal effect.

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