Because of the unique needs of men with curly hair, it is important guys choose haircuts specifically designed to work with their hair type and texture. Here are some popular short curly and wavy hairstyles for men.
The curly undercut or fade haircut is a trendy way to style a fringe and plays on the “short sides, long top” hairstyles of today. The cut requires a very short taper fade on the sides and back with the hair on top kept long.
To style this cut, you’ll need a good pomade with a strong hold. Apply the styling product evenly throughout your hair, and style your fringe into a messy hairstyle.
The curly undercut is easily one of the simplest and most natural haircuts for men with curly hair.
The comb over and side part is more suited for wavy hair than curly. To get a wavy comb over or parted haircut, you’ll want short sides – how short depends on your personal style. We recommend a high or low skin fade for extra contrast, but guys can always choose tapered sides cut with scissors for a more conservative look. However, to make your part stand out even more, you’ll want to get a shaved hard part.
To style the wavy comb or side part, you’ll want to apply pomade while your hair is slightly moist. After you’ve worked your styling product into your hair, use a brush or comb to pull your hair up and to the side. For a more messy, textured hairstyle, use your hands to make sure your hair doesn’t clump together.
The curly quiff may be one of the coolest hairstyles for men with curly hair, although the cut also works very nicely with wavy hair. The quiff haircut requires short hair on the sides and back with medium-length hair on top. You can choose to get a low, mid or high bald fade for a tapered look, or pick an undercut for more contrast.
When styling wavy or curly hair quiffs, you’ll want to use pomade to control your curls. For a textured finish, rub the product in with your finger and then brush back your hair with a comb.
For a hot hipster look, try styling your wavy hair into a slick back. While the most popular variation is the slicked back undercut, guys can choose a fade haircut as well. The key to getting a modern slick back with wavy hair is to use a strong-hold styling product that will keep your hair in place.
The beauty of wavy slicked back hair is its simplicity. To style the look, all guys need to do is work in some pomade and use a comb to brush their hair straight back. You also have a choice between a wet look and a textured finish.
If the short haircuts for curly hair above don’t fit your styling needs, then you may want to consider these medium to long wavy and curly hairstyles. These styles for mid-length and long curly hair should only be cut with scissors and look best when styled naturally with no hair products.
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