The Prohibition High-and-Tight
From Boardwalk Empire to Lawless, the 1920s Prohibition High-and-Tight has made a strong comeback. This style is trendy, but still masculine enough for the masses. Tom Hardy rocks this look with scruff—all while maintaining a badass image. Best beard and hair styles.
Do it if: Your hair is straight—this cut works with fine, medium, or thick hair.
Ask your barber to: Keep the sides as short as possible, and fade hair shorter into the nape of your neck and sideburns. Leave at least an inch and a half on the top and the edges blunt.
The James Dean
If you can rock the leather-and-rebellion look without the cheese, The James Dean screams movie star swag. (Hence: Ryan Reynolds.) This style has body and pomp, but is still clean cut enough for the office. Reynolds opts for this more relaxed version of the look, thanks to the beard.
Do it if: Your hair is wavy to curly, medium to thick
Don't do it if: You hair is very fine or very straight
Ask your barber to: Keep the sides at a medium length, top-to-side ratio should be 2:1 and blended.
The Let it Grow
Some guys just want to Let It Grow—and thanks to has become masculine again. But beware of the Fabio—letting the hair go past your shoulders will leave you looking like the cover model on a '70s romance novel. “It’s a hard haircut to achieve because it takes a while to grow,” says Medico. “But once there, it's low maintenance.”
Ask your barber to: Do nothing, more often. Stop by every 8-10 weeks until you’re looking like Ashton above.
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The Flow & Comb
If you want length, but not the full coif, the Flow and Comb styled look works for any professional. Less douchey than the slicked-back businessman, adding length here is key. Chris Hemsworth cleans up nice on the red carpet with this style.
Don't do it if: Your hair is extremely curly or wavy.
Ask your barber to: Give you a classic square cut, but longer on both sides and the front.
This Roman style just won’t quit. We last saw The Caesar a decade ago on the buff Gladiator actor Russell Crowe, and it recently resurfaced with Gerard Butler. Perfect for the low-maintenance man with a square face and a strong jaw, this short crop is here to stay.
Do it if: Your hair is straight to wavy, fine to thick.
Ask your barber to: Cut your hair evenly on the sides and top at a short length.
How to pull it off: While you could go sans product, push hair forward with a light style aid like Aveda Humectant Pomade ($20) to keep the cut looking clean.
The Bed Head
Great for surfer-types or boy bands, The Bed Head mop is young and playful—but not for corporate America. Despite its name, this look takes a lot more meticulous effort than you’d expect.
Do it if: Your hair is wavy and curly, and you’re looking to date Taylor Swift.
Ask your barber to: Let your hair grow until there’s at least two inches on the sides, three on top. Once you’ve got the length, ask them to add texture to create movement.
The Modified Skrillex
Definitely for the more adventurous guy, The Modified Skrillex—which pairs long hair on top with one close-cut side—channels a rebellious attitude. Try it out if you’re looking to take a style risk or headed to Electric Zoo. And for that dinner with your girlfriend's parents, you can swoop hair down to cover that close side shave.
Do it if: Your hair is medium to thick, wavy to straight.
Don't do it if: Your hair has extreme texture or curl.
Ask your barber to: Shave away either one side or both sides, and keep hair fairly long on top.
How to pull it off: Style at your free will—stick it up or push it to one side. Use a balm like Remino Dry Wax ($22) to make it stay.
The James Bond
The James Bond cut is notoriously clean and sophisticated—shaken, not stirred. You’ll exude confidence and class, but frequent upkeep is a must to keep it polished.
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Do it if: Your hair is straight, and fine to medium.
Ask your barber to: Cut your hair closer on the sides than the top, then blend and texture. Visit the barbershop every three weeks.
The Mountain Man
Men are letting their scruffy Mountain Man beard grow full. Even men like Ryan Gosling and Adam Levine—who normally go for clean-cut, manscaped looks—are wearing their whiskers long. For a flattering hairstyle, juxtapose with a classic clean square cut.
Ask your barber to: Add more texture to the square cut, and let your beard grow. Maintenance you’ll do on your own—trim to keep it from looking too bushy.