Stylish Short Hairstyles For Men In 2023

It doesn’t matter if your hair is thick or thin—when it comes to short hairstyles, there’s something for everyone. If you have thicker hair and are looking to dial down the volume, a crop can add shape to your style. If you have thinner or fine hair and want to create the appearance of more body, a cropped cut can help with that.

You might be thinking that going for a cropped cut means giving up on style, but we’ve got good news for you: that isn’t the case! With a great haircut and the right styling products and techniques, you can rock any crop with confidence.

We’ve curated some of the best hairstyles we think you’d rock in 2023:

#1 – Joe’s Buzz Cut

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All of the Jonas Brothers are pretty attractive, but Joe Jonas has a buzz cut. It’s a true statement, and it has lead to many pictures like this one.

But you know what? A buzz cut is actually kind of great. Unlike the other brothers’ luscious locks, a buzz cut is low-maintenance, easy to DIY at home, and doesn’t need styling products or irons to look good. And did we mention that it would look great on anyone?

So if you’re looking for a new hairstyle, consider giving Joe Jonas’ buzz cut a try!

#2 – Grown Out Buzz Cut

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It’s not a haircut, it’s a lifestyle. Growing out a buzz cut is just like growing up in the suburbs and deciding that you don’t want to be the same person you were when you grew up. In other words, it’s time for something new.

So what are we talking about? A grown-out buzz cut has a bit more length—but not so much that it’ll get in your way. It also means you can style it however you want; whether that means parting on the side or rocking an undercut, who says you have to stick to one look? The possibilities are endless, and with our helpful styling tips, you’ll definitely have options to try.

#3 – Short Curls

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You’d think that when you have naturally curly hair, you shouldn’t cut it. You’d think that you should leave it to your stylist or barber to work with and style as natural. But both of those ideas are wrong!

When your hair is curly, it’s best not to fight against it. Go with the flow, literally! Work with your natural texture rather than against it. The right hairstyle takes advantage of the shape of your head and the shape of your curls, creating a more full and bouncy shape that looks perfect in any weather.

#4 – Crew Cut

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You’re busy. We get it. That’s why we have the crew cut, a bold and low-maintenance style that looks good on anyone, anywhere, anytime. But don’t think that just because this look is easy to maintain you can’t make it look stylish. Just by making one simple addition to an already iconic look, you can step up your style game in a way that makes your barber proud!

All you have to do is add one of these 4 iconic elements: a mustache, a pocket square, an ascot, a monocle…and viola!

#5 – Overgrown Afro

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When you think about it, the afro was having a moment long before celebrities like Colin Kaepernick started wearing one.

Nowadays the afro is everywhere. Black men (and women) are wearing their hair in a mix of natural and relaxed styles that allow them to maintain a long length, while getting the volume and texture of an afro. According to one hair stylist, “the afro is having a style moment”.

#6 – A$AP’s Braids

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Enter the man braid.

Braided hair is for those who don’t have time to fuss with their locks. For A$AP Rocky, it’s a style that works with his shorter hair and his busy life.

The hairstyle protects your hair and keeps it out of the way. It also happens to be a great look for guys who wear hats on windy days and want to avoid “hat hair.”

#7 – Long Brush-Back

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A “long” hairstyle in a post about short hairstyles? I know, the irony isn’t lost on me either. But here’s the thing: this hairstyle allows you flex having a longer hair, without going through all the hassles of actually growing it out all over the entire head. Here, hair is grown out on top and brushed back while keeping the sides short.

#8 – Pompadour With Fade

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This look is the ultimate statement piece for the daring gent who isn’t afraid to try something new and stylish.

Ask your barber to give you the pompadour, along with a classic fade and you have an edgy look that requires regular touch-ups and a roster of quality pomades. Whether you want to add height or simply want a unique look, this one’s for you.

#9 – Harry Styles’ Shag

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Just because you’re a dude doesn’t mean you can’t have great hair that is pretty much maintenance-free. Just take a cue from the new king of manes, Harry Styles, who recently debuted his new look on Instagram: loose curls that are as gorgeous as they are easy to style.

The next time you visit the barber, ask them to give you a haircut similar to Harry’s: ‘long’ layers with short fringe around the sides and back. This should be enough to get your strands in order and keep them looking fresh for months to come.

#10 – No-Hair

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We’re not going to pretend you didn’t already figure this out, but the easiest way to maintain a hairstyle is to not have any hair at all. But then, even a clean-shaven cut requires some maintenance. You’ll have to get regular touch-ups and also invest in quality sunscreen to ensure your scalp doesn’t fry in the sun.

Found a hairstyle you liked? Book an appointment right away with Mistique Barber, the best barber shop in Blandford and be rest assured of an amazing experience when you walk in.

Got long hair? Take a look at our classy long hairstyles post.