The Best Short Hairstyles for Men with Straight Hair

In most of the western world, men traditionally wear their hair shorter than women. However, this does not limit the number of different styles available as severely as some would believe. There are still several options available in men’s short hairstyles for straight hair.

Photo of Michael Scofield buzz cut hair.
Michael Scofield buzz cut hair.

Some of the more extreme styles in terms of keeping the hair short are known as buzz cuts. These styles get their name from the sound made by the electric clippers used to cut the hair very close to the scalp. In most cases, they follow the contours of the head closely, so men considering them should be certain that they are happy with the shape of their heads and do not have overly large ears.

Crew cut hairstyle
Crew cut hairstyle.

Variations include the crew cut, the flat top, the brush, the Ivy league, high and tight, and many more. The primary differences lie in how much hair is left on top and how it is shaped.

High & tight military haircutsHigh and tight military hair.

Photo of Anderson Cooper ivy league haircut.
Anderson Cooper ivy league haircut with comb over style.

For those who do not want to go to such an extreme in shortness, there are still many other options. One of these is the classic comb over. Here, the sides and back are tapered to give a nice, neat appearance with the top being left at a length of one or two inches. This allows one to part the hair and comb the top to one side or the other. A small amount of pomade can be used to hold the hair in place. This is a style that is accepted everywhere as being appropriate, whether for a formal, business, or casual appearance.

Photo of Robert Pattinson short hairstyle.
Robert Pattinson messy spiky hairstyle.

For a more casual appearance, men can have their hair cut as described above, but use their fingers and a bit more product to produce a messier, more relaxed style. Some of the hair is pulled into spikes at random angles. Otherwise, the hands are simply run through the hair with pomade on them and the hair is allowed to shape itself. This is becoming a very popular style among men today.

Picture of retro pompadour hairstyle.
Short pompadour hair.

For a slightly retro look, they can have the length of the top hair fade from shorter in back to longer in front. Combing the hair at a angle or straight forward, then flipping the front hair upward and toward the back of the head creates the style known as a Pompadour. This was a very popular style in the 50s and 60s. It fell out of favor for a while, but is making a comeback today.

Picture of Gerard Butler caesar cut style for men.
Gerard Butler Caesar haircut

Another popular choice is to have all of the hair cut to a length of about a half inch to an inch over the entire head. This length will provide the hair with enough weight to allow it to lie down. The sides and back are combed straight down while the front is combed forward so that the bangs lie on the forehead well above the eyebrows. This is known as a Caesar, named so because it is the hairstyle most often seen on depictions of Julius Caesar.

Photo of George Harrison spock hairstyle.
George Harrison spock hairstyle.

Letting the hair grow to about two or three inches and cover the ears while the bangs come to the level of the eyebrows would result in the style made popular by the character, Spock, in the television series, Star Trek. This “Vulcan” style is commonly seen on members of that race as well as some Romulan characters. It is a look that works well on some men.

There are many, many more mens short hairstyles for straight hair. Some men like to create porcupine spikes in their hair. Others go for a more conservative and formal appearance. Whatever style one chooses, he should make sure that it suits his particular face shape and features.

Photo of Billy Idol porcupine hair.
Billy Idol porcupine hair.

Image of Robert Pattinson slick back hairstyle.
Robert Pattinson formal hairstyle.

David Archuleta faux hawk hair
David Archuleta faux hawk hairstyle

Image of Kevin Federline hairstyle unspiked mohawk.
Kevin Federline hairstyle unspiked mohawk.

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