What do your gym instructor, your 5-year-old nephew and Channing Tatum all have in common?
Yup, the buzz cut haircut! A hairstyle that’s normally given with electronic clippers and is incredibly easy to achieve (and maintain!), the buzz cut is a popular option among men – both young and old(er).
We’re into the buzz cut – but not everyone is. Not everyone is prepared to wear their hair that short – and not everyone fancies revealing the shape of their scalp (what’s there to hide, anyway? We all know it’s sort of round and not that exciting).
So, for your next haircut adventure – why not consider a buzz cut? Step out of your comfort zone – and enjoy spending no time styling your hair for a while.
Here are 20 of our favorite buzz cut hairstyles for you to get inspired by – and steal ideas from.
#1: Buzz Cut + Strong Beard
If you’ve been given a fantastic beard (one that even a cave man would be proud of!) – then this haircut gives you the chance to flaunt it. A short buzz cut allows you to have as much facial hair as you like – the more the better!
#2: Buzz Cut + Sharp Forehead
Nice and short buzz cut for a man who isn’t afraid to reveal his scalp – but also likes a bit of hair left on his head. Think of how easy it is to look after!
#3: “Baldie” Buzz Cut
With a buzz cut – you could go entirely bald if you like. The choice is yours – and if you have the guts for it, going for a bald haircut is quite liberating.
#4: Very Short Buzz Cut + Facial Hair Combo
When you can’t get compliments for your hair anymore (cause you got none left, sad face), remember you can still get compliments for your beard!
#5: Slightly Longer Buzz Cut
If you’re not into the whole “bald” look and would simply like a short cut, go for this slightly longer buzz cut.
#6: Buzz Cut + Shaved Detail
Jazz up your hairstyle with a shaved detail – and you’re bound to stand out from the crowd (the rhyme was a coincidence, I swear).
#7: Short Buzz Cut for Afro Hair
#8: Longer Buzz Cut for Afro Hair
Another option for Afro hair – a slightly longer buzz cut. Still super easy to look after – but a little less revealing.
#9: Buzz Cut + Mid Fade
Add a mid-fade to your longer buzz cut for a slightly contrasting, trendy look.
#10: Buzz Cut + Smooth Fade
If you’re not a fan of a sharp fade, go for a smoother option.
#11: Long Buzz Cut + Beard
The good news is that, whether your buzz cut is short or long, a beard will work anyway. That’s because the hair is short either way – and having some facial hair nicely balances things out.
#12: Very Short Buzz Cut + Shaved Detail
Not afraid to go very short? How about adding a quirky detail that makes your haircut that little bit different? It’s not for the shy – but we have faith in you!
#13: Long and Neat Buzz Cut
A haircut option for a neat guy – you’re welcome, dude!
#14: Longer Buzz Cut + High Fade
If you go for a longer buzz cut to make things a little less “bald”, then feel free to add a high fade and have shorter sides. You’ll be left with a hairstyle that’s super stylish, yet not too “out there”.
#15: Creative Design Buzz Cut
Creative soul, are ya? Well then, use a buzz cut to go absolutely nuts! Ask your barber to express their creativity on your scalp, because why the hell not? #YOLO, as the kids of today would say.
#16: Longer Buzz Cut + Mid Fade + Beard
A lovely hairstyle option for a man who has an abundance of facial hair to proudly show off.
#17: Long Buzz Cut + Sharp Edges + Neat Facial Hair
Short hair is the perfect hairstyle for a guy who likes keeping things under control. This is a perfect example of a neat and short cut – which we absolutely dig!
#18: Buzz Cut for Receding Hairline
Not only is the buzz cut a practical, low-maintenance hairstyle, but it does wonders in making a receding hairline less noticeable. If you’re experiencing hair loss and are panicking – don’t. Plenty of men are in your shoes. A buzz cut is the perfect hairstyle option – but if you’re worried about going to short, start with a longer buzz cut to test the waters.
#19: Smooth Blend Buzz Cut
Like things to be nice and smooth? This is the cut to get inspired by, then.
#20: Sharp Contrast Buzz Cut
Now, if you’d like to add a bit of a contrast to your hairstyle, go for a unique shaved detail – like this dude. It’ll make things stand out a little as a buzz cut can sometimes look monotone to an extent.