Check Out These 16 Cool Hairstyles for Men and the Hair Trends That are Likely to Trend in 2020

Check Out These 16 Cool Hairstyles for Men and the Hair Trends That are Likely to Trend in 2020

A man's hair is an important indicator of success. Historically, it denoted class, wealth and masculinity. Except for some minor tweaks here and there not much has changed in the contemporary world as well, from David Beckham to our very own Mahendra Singh Dhoni, hairstyles have played an important role in shaping their image and personality. This BP Guide will take you through the coolest trends in hairstyles for men and also give you a sneak peek into what to expect in 2020.

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Men and Hair Care

Fashionable hairstyles for men have been in vogue ever since Roman times. Grooming goes far beyond just a presentable face, it is also a trait of a healthy lifestyle. The hairstyle of a person says a lot about who they are, almost defining their personalities. Well-maintained hair speaks highly of their personality and adds to their look, whereas ill-groomed hair often reflects negatively. It can be overwhelming to decide when to cut it, how long to let it be and even what style to choose. This article will effectively answer all your queries about men’s hair care and styles, so you can pick the right style that truly represents who you are!

Hair Care Routine and Tips

Unlike women, the majority of men prefer to just let their hair dry naturally, post-wash. While air-drying is the healthy way to dry your hair completely, it is essential to keep these points in mind while rinsing your hair the next time to see an improvement with their texture and volume:

  • Don’t wash your hair with really hot water. The skin on the scalp is much more sensitive than the skin on the exposed parts of your body. Directly pouring hot water over your scalp could affect hair growth and strength. Ensure to always wash your hair with lukewarm to cold water.

  • Dry your hair the right way. Stepping out of a shower and wiping your head vigorously is not the solution to drying your hair. Wet hair is much more susceptible to damage through breaking and getting caught with the towel threads. Instead, pat your head and gently stroke it in the direction of growth.

  • Don’t wash your hair with shampoo every day. Excess use of shampoo is harmful to the hair, given the number of chemicals present in it. However, you can rinse your hair with just water every day to keep it clean and is highly recommended if you live in a dusty/sweaty environment. If you are blessed with curly or wavy hair prone to frizziness, wash your hair with a conditioner. Use a milder shampoo with natural ingredients like amino acid and Vitamin E to strengthen your hair.

  • It’s not enough to just follow a hair care routine to have the best-looking hair. Remember, a healthy lifestyle means healthy hair. Stick to a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly for a wholesome effect on mind, body and hair.

  • Make regular visits to the barber. Find the right barber who understands your hair and keep going back to him. Your barber might then be able to tell you hair care tips and techniques. Trim your hair regularly. It helps your hair grow faster and smoother without breakouts and splits.

  • Treat your hair with the care it deserves. Understand what works and what doesn’t work for you before getting a particular type of hair cut or growing out your hair.

Choosing the Right Hair Product

Picking out a hair-care product is not as easy as picking up just any shampoo at the store. You need to understand your hair to give it the right care. How do you check for what kind of hair you have?

  • You have dry hair if it frizzes out too much. Look for products with moisture and hydrating ingredients to keep the frizz away.

  • You have oily hair if your hair gets greasy on the scalp. Switching to products with tea tree and chamomile can help reduce the grease.

Read about the products and their reviews before you buy them. Put in some effort to take care of your hair, and your hair will reward you with a good hair day, every day.

Here are a few recommendations for hairstyles that can never go wrong. Always remember a hairstyle that you’re a big fan of might not necessarily suit you. So be absolutely sure before you let the barber run his scissors on your hair.

Short Hairstyles for Men

Short Blowout with Tapered Sides

Blowout hairstyle has caught the attraction of most youth. From models to athletes to college students, blowout style seems to reign with all. Blowout is ideal for different types of hair, given how much you can experiment with it. Although it is a throwback to the previous decade, you can trim the sides short for a trendy tapered look with the up top blown out.

Classic Buzz Cut

Famously worn by the Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, the classic buzz cut is amongst the looks of the year! Named after the noise made by the hair clippers used to trim hair, this look can be self-styled at home if you even have long hair. Just set the trimmer on medium and in one clean motion from back to front, cut it away.


If you have watched the acclaimed Netflix web-series called the Peaky Blinders, then you know exactly what the perfect undercut is. Cillian Murphy in this show has brought back the look of the 1920s with a style. Following the success of the show, a lot of youngsters are experimenting with different styles of undercut based on the volume and texture of their hair. If you have short hair, go wild and get that undercut to join the club.

Long Hairstyles for Men

Man Bun

2019 has seen a lot of hairstyles come and go but the one that broke all the rules and stands strong is the man bun. The man bun is either loved or hated, there is no middle ground. If you are looking to grow your hair, then consider droning a man bun for ease and fashion. A man bun can take various forms like the top knot, high man bun with tapered sides, and man bun with undercut and fade – choose your style based on your looks and personality.


Also known as the ‘new’ man bun, half-up is favoured amongst men and women alike. Half-up is basically the best of both worlds: a ponytail and a man bun. Run your fingers through your hair at the centre to pull back a little. Your hair should fold in half as you tie up knot while letting the rest of the long flocks lose at the bottom.

Long Texture Waves

A majority of us have wavy hair in some form. If you have long wavy hair, style it right to keep the waves alive. Unkempt wavy hair, on the other hand, can be hard to manage. Get your hands on the right products to keep the frizz at bay while also maintaining the perfect wave. Unpopular routine, suggested by various hairstylists, is to take a few drops of coconut oil and run it down your hair when it’s still damp after wash to let it set perfectly.

Medium Length Hairstyles for Men

Disoriented Quiff

David Beckham is a legendary icon for unique and stylish hairstyles. Arguably one of his best has been the disoriented quiff. If you are a 90s kid then quiff is your game and you know it! Given its floppy style, it works well for medium length hair. Ask your barber to trim off the sides and back for extra texture and noticeable contrast.

Frizzled Strands with Subtle Parting

Also once famously known as David Beckham’s curtains hairstyle, but with an upgrade. It was called the curtain by the way the hair fell on his head like a parted curtain. To get the modern look, cut the back and sides to your finger length and your top a little longer. Blow-dry your hair and neatly part a side or centre with your fingers to apply a dollop of hair cream through your hair to bring back the boy band swag.

Slick Back

Essentially the look you get when you wet your hair and run it back with the fingers to let it set pressed behind. However, if you want to get it right for an evening out, then comb your hair from front to back and use suitable wax or gel to hold it in place for a dazzling look. This is suitable for medium length straight hair as curly or short hair will not stand back easily.

Hairstyle for Men with Curly Hair

Short or Medium Length Curls with Fade

Curly-haired men, do not restrict your style just because your hair has a lot more personality to it. Enjoy similar styles as straight hair but with adaptations to suit your type. On your next visit to the barber, make sure to ask him to give you a little fade at the bottom with plenty of hair on top. Use a little curl cream or leave-in conditioner to set your hair every time you head out.


This military-inspired hairstyle adds dimensions with curly hair. Very similar to maintaining curls with face undercut essentially means shorter sides with wild coils only on top. The length of the hair on top can be any length as long as it suits the face structure. Your morning routine automatically becomes shorter and easier with an undercut. Just maintain the top with care and you are good to go.

Long Afro

Afro is not limited to short hair. Men with long curly hair can pull off an Afro with style. Although maintaining a long Afro is not a simple task. It takes regular washing, combing and moisturizing the hair to avoid it forming dreadlocks. Once dreadlocks form, your only way out is to chip it off.

Short Afro

As challenging and unruly as curly hair can be, growing an Afro is worth the ride. Incredible volume only leaves a chance for opportunities while also taming the hair the right way. All this said, keep in mind to regularly wash, condition and moisturize your hair to maintain growth. While the best part might be delayed barber visits, keep in mind to cut out the spit ends often for healthy and strong hair.

Short Sides and Curly Top

The long on top and short on sides is always in style. Wear it messy or worn back, you have a look for every occasion. Keep in mind to regularly wash and moisturise your hair to keep the curls defined and fresh. You might want to add a leave-in conditioner or serum as part of your hair care routine to keep the hair safe from frizz caused by pollution and dust.

Trendy Hairstyles for 2020

2019 has been the year of fluidity. With new hairstyles hitting the ramp every other week, the choice of hairstyles is countless. Every season brings in new style and new fashion paving the way for experimenting further and taking bolder steps towards expressing oneself. As we step into the last year of the decade, let’s take a look at potential men hairstyles that could make a comeback from the past.

Hard Part

This classical hairstyle is making its comeback as a lot more men are opting for shorter sides and longer tops. Also known as the razor part, this hairstyle would require a clean shave down to the scalp with a trimmer along the path of the hair parting. This gives a sharp definition to your face but makes sure to enjoy while it lasts as the shaved down part of the hair grows back within a week, normally. Ideally, for straight, wavy and curly hair, Hard Part is already favoured by celebrities and stylists.

Fringe Haircuts

Fringe is a whole new style that is also making its appearance in the upcoming year. Longer hair at the top gives the opportunity to experiment with fringes adding flair to your looks. Some popular style of fringes is long textured fringes, straight hipster fringe, mini fringe with texture and straight front fringe. Figure what best suits your style and be ready to jump on the fringe bandwagon as we approach the New Year!

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Make a Style Statement with Your Hair

Not only women but men too can make a profound style statement with their hairstyles and grooming. We hope this BP Guide would have helped you in deciding which hairstyle you would like to sport next and keep yourself abreast with the latest hairstyle trends. Stay connected with us for more such engaging content.