Not all men want to cut their hair into a short, athletic fade, but not all men want to try to pull off the newly popular “man bun.” Medium-length haircuts are still the trendy style as we say goodbye to 2018, and these 20 styles offer variety, versatility, and creativity.

1. Casual Slick Back

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This style connects the shorter cut with the medium-length style. The sides are clipper-short, and they fade into a long top layer. A little styling gel to lightly push the hair back, and you are ready to go.

2. Thick Mohawk with Hard Part

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With a longer top layer styled as a mohawk with a strong-hold gel, this style has a more formal look. This haircut is easy to maintain with buzzed sides and a slightly layered top. A hard part gives this look added dimension.

3. Long & Tousled

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The style shown here features a long, shaggy top layer, with trimmed, but still shaggy sides. This hairstyle has a more casual look when worn without product, but could be styled in a more professional way, as well.

4. Curly & Wavy

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Have curly or wavy hair and not sure what to do with it? This look allows you to style your hair on-trend, without cutting it too short or feeling like it is unkempt. The top layer is slightly longer in the front and can be molded with a styling product, and the sides are clipped short and sleek.

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5. Long Faux-Hawk

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This style is an interesting and trendy take on the faux-hawk. The top layer is longer and spiked upwards to mimic a mohawk, and the sides are shorter with a blunt layer combed downward. This look is versatile because it could be styled in different ways, as well.

6. Polished Sideswipe

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The hairstyle featured here is swiped to the side lightly and has a polished, clean look. The top layer is longest and the sides are trimmed into a manicured fade. This ‘do could also be slicked back with a styling product for a different look.

7. Casual Pomp

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This haircut is similar to the pomp but with a more casual look. Although this look is styled with product, it has the appearance that it is merely combed back. The sides are buzzed close to the head, and the stop layer is long in front, fading to a shorter cut in the back.

8. Sideswept Bangs

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A unique and newly popular look, this haircut has a long layer in the front swept to the side. The remainder of the top layer is a bit longer, and the sides are faded and short. This particular cut would be easy to maintain with a trim and a clean-up on the sides.

9. Hard Part w/ Combover

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This style, though classy and formal, could also be casual with a drier styling product. This haircut features a visible part on the side and a clean, polished combover.

10. Messy Pompadour

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The pompadour is gaining popularity amongst trendsetting men, and this look is just a more casual variation of the style. The sides are slightly shorter, but fade into longer layers above the ears, and the top is long and worn in a tousled, casual style.

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11. Classic Pompadour

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A classic take on the pompadour style, this cut is parted naturally and lightly swept to the side. The sides are only slightly shorter than the longer top layer.

12. Shaggy Scissor Cut

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This style is perfect for the guy who is a fan of the shaggy haircut, but desires to look polished and clean at the same time. This style is slightly longer on top, and the sides are cleaned up with a scissor cut. This look is perfect when paired with a light, airy styling product.

13. Long Slick-Back

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For the fans of longer hair, this slicked back look has volume, which is perfect for fine or thin hair. Styled with the hands, it can have a tousled, casual look, but styled with a light product, this look can be formal, too.

14. Long Pomp

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The pompadour, first inspired by stars such as Elvis Presley and John Travolta, is making a comeback in 2018. This shaggy, rugged look can be styled with the fingertips and some wax, and is low-maintenance and casual without looking unkempt.

15. High Pompadour

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Another variation of the pompadour, this one has a lot of height on top for a more styled look. This look is both timeless and classy, and both the sides and top can be easily maintained with a clip of the scissors as needed.

16. Slicked and Faded

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A low fade combined with longer, styled layers on top makes up this trendy ‘do. The longer layers allow for versatility and creativity in styling, while the fade keeps the haircut looking polished and sleek.

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17. Long Layers and Sideswipe

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With a longer layer on top, this style is casual and easy to maintain. The longer layer can be swept to the side with just the fingertips or styled a little more formally with product for a wet or sleek look.

18. Spiky and Sleek

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A blunt fade leads into a slightly longer top layer in this spiky, manly style. The top layer could be styled in a number of ways giving this look versatility, but overall it has a formal, polished appearance.

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