While the possibilities for guy’s haircuts are vast and seriously fashionable, there is one look in particular that has been getting major traction: side-part haircuts. Side-part looks feature the perfect cross between edge and minimalism. Not to mention, this trendy haircut can cater to a variety of textures. If you’re down to step into the world of on-trend looks, we’ve got you covered. Ahead, we’re sharing 18 of the best side-part haircuts to revamp your style.
Why we love it: This side-part haircut serves up a stylish dose of old-school charm. We also dig that it gives you free rein to play with angles, height, and length.
How to style it: Rub a dime-sized amount of the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty evenly through your mane and shape.
2. BUTCH CUT WITH DISCONNECTION
Why we love it: This bold look is a fabulous way to flaunt super-short sides and a hard side-part for a fashionable finish. Plus, it’s a no-fuss style that can make your morning routine a breeze.
How to style it: Mist a touch of the L’Orèal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented over your mane.
Why we love it: An afro side-part makes it oh-so-easy to make your texture do all of the talking. Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about using a variety of hair-styling products.
How to style it: Keep things simple and apply a dollop of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse to damp locks. Scrunch and let air dry.
4. LOW FADE
Why we love it: A side-part low fade works wonders to give you a classic cut with major edge. You also get to choose between flaunting a bit of length or a barely-there look.
How to get the look: Consult with your barber about the best length to complement your mane.
5. MID FADE
Why we love it: It’s a timeless side-part haircut that tapers just above the ear for a super low shift between lengths. In turn, it allows you to rock longer locks.
How to get the look: Since this haircut is all about nailing a precise angle, you’ll want to leave it in the hands of your stylist.
6. BURST FADE
Why we love it: This haircut gives you everything you love about a traditional fade but adds a bit more personality. The cut leaves your strands longer at the back with a rounded shape that provides stylish detailing.
How to style it: Apply a dime-sized amount of hair gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Clean Gel to your hair. Shape your strands upward to create a subtle spiked look.
7. HARD SIDE PART WITH COMB OVER
Why we love it: A hard side-part with a comb-over is a solid choice for any guy that loves to make their locks the star of the show. Plus, it happens to complement square and oval shapes perfectly.
How to style it: All you have to do is comb the length of your hair opposite the side-part and spritz a touch of strong-hold spray over your mane to seal the deal.
8. TAPER FADE
Why we love it: It’s a chic variation of the fade haircut that gradually changes your length from long to short. This haircut is a particularly smart choice for the man that prefers a simple yet minimalist look.
How to get the look: Book an appointment with your stylist to transform your mane.
9. THE GENTLEMAN’S CUT
Why we love it: The gentleman’s cut paired with a side-part offers a sharp-meets-sophisticated aesthetic that keeps your locks on the neat side.
How to style it: Spritz hairspray evenly over your hair and comb your strands in place.
10. HIGH FADE
Why we love it: This side-part haircut typically starts around your temples or forehead, and then gradually tapers off for a more dramatic look. You can also experiment with different styles and lengths to put your spin on the style.
How to style it: Spray the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray over your head to add some fullness to your ‘do. If you’re working with a medium or long length, tease your strands with a rattail comb to bring your natural texture to life.
11. SKIN FADE
Why we love it: The skin fade side-part combo gives you the best of both worlds. You can achieve contrast on one side with a full head of hair on the other for the perfect balance. If you prefer a daring look, shave both sides of your head for a rocker-inspired look.
How to get the look: There are plenty of ways you can go about getting a skin fade, so you should talk with your stylist.
12. FAUX HAWK
Why we love it: Faux hawks are known to give your mane a fun and rebellious vibe. They help you keep your hair low on the sides and long at the top for a chic balance.
How to get the look: Ask your stylist to fade the sides with a classic taper or take the plunge with a shaved design.
13. SIDE PART WITH ASYMMETRICAL BANGS
Why we love it: There’s no rule saying men can’t flaunt a flirty fringe, and this look is all the proof you need. It works in your favor to add a cool element to your hair while disguising a broad forehead.
How to style it: Jazz up your texture with a bit of hair putty.
14. THE IVY LEAGUE FADE
Why we love it: Classic hairstyles are always on-trend, and the ivy league fade is no exception. It features a high fade and thin side-part that’s perfect for any event on your agenda.
How to style it: Smooth an egg-sized amount of curl mousse onto your damp strands, scrunch, and let air-dry. Now, you’ll have a wavy texture to work with.
15. MEDIUM CROP
Why we love it: The medium crop offers chic detailing that can’t be beat. It features long hair at the top with tapered sides for the right amount of pizzazz.
How to style it: Give your locks instant definition with the help of curl mousse. Apply it to damp hair, scrunch your strands, and let it do its thing.
16. FLAT TOP CUT
Why we love it: The flat top cut is the true epitome of a head-turning style. This horizontal look makes your strands stand upright, while a side-part adds edge and a bit of character. It looks amazing on short and medium lengths.
How to style it: Since this look requires your hair to stay in place, we recommend a small amount of hair gel to achieve the height you’re looking for.
17. HIGH AND TIGHT
Why we love it: It’s a side-part haircut that doesn’t skimp on length and complements all hair textures perfectly. It consists of short faded edges and about an inch of height at the top for a cool look. We also appreciate that it serves up ‘20s flair.
How to style it: Spritz your strands with a touch of holding spray to keep your locks in place.
18.SHORT BRUSH UP WITH SIDE PART
Why we love it: This number is long on the top and short on the sides with a stylish fade. The best part is, you also don’t have to worry about spending too much time in the mirror to style it.
How to style it: Apply a hair cream like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Hair and Beard Cream to your strands. Shape as you style to finetune your look.
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