Short Haircuts for Men Over 40

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If you are over 40 and looking for a short haircut, take your cues from the celebrities that aren’t afraid to try something just a bit different including Ethan Hawke, Mark Wahlberg, Patrick Dempsey, John Hamm, and more.

Short Haircuts for Men Over 40


Ivy League Haircuts

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American actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain) with a classic Ivy League Haircut.

What Is an Ivy League Haircut?

Also called the Princeton and the Harvard Clip, the Ivy League haircut is a longer version of the crew cut. With a crew cut, the sides of the hair are cut very short or shaved and the top is left slightly longer creating a flat appearance. In the case of the Ivy League haircut, the top hair is left long enough to part.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Short sides, long top, side part


High and Tight Haircut

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American actor Justin Timberlake (In Time) with a high and tight haircut.

What Is a High and Tight Haircut?

Similar to a crew cut, the hair is cut very short with a high and tight haircut but rather than the sides and back cut short they are shaved off. This is a common style for military personnel. Also called the “walker”.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Short, shaved everywhere but on top


French Crop

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Scottish actor Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge) with a French crop.

What Is a French Crop?

A French crop features hair that is very short on the sides with short top hair that is tousled with forehead fringe.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Short sides, short top, tousled, fringe


Spiky Haircuts

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Irish actor Colin Farrell (Alexander) with a spiky hairstyle.

What Is a Spiky Haircut?

Just as it sounds, the spiky haircut features hair on the top that is styled to stand upright.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Short sides, spiky top


Slicked Back Hairstyle

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Alexander Skarsgard – Slicked Back Hairstyle

Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard (Legend of Tarzan) with a slicked-back hairstyle.

What Is a Slicked Back Hairstyle?

Also known as a ducktail, the slicked back hairstyle employs the use of pomade to “slick back” the hair on all sides creating a vertical line in the back of the head from the crown to the nape of the neck.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Short sides, slicked to the back

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Crew Cut

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American actor Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die) with a crew cut.

What Is a Crew Cut?

A crew cut features hair that is cut very short on the sides. The top is also cut very short but will taper in length from the longest portion in the front graduating to the shortest hair at the crown.

Variants

Short Crew Cut or Butch – top of the hair is cut a uniform length rather than graduating from longer to shorter.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Short sides, slightly longer top


Shag Haircut

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American actor Ian Somerhalder (Lost) with a shag haircut.

What Is a Shag Haircut?

The shag haircut was popularized in the 1970s by celebrities such as David Cassidy and Mick Jagger. The cut features layered hair feathered at the top and sides with wispy bottom pieces.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Layered or “feathered” all around, wispy ends

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Buzz Cut

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American actor Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with a buzz cut.

What Is a Buzz Cut?

All hair is shaved to one very short uniform length.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Short, uniform length


Undercut

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American actor Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) with an undercut.

What Is an Undercut?

With an undercut, the hair on the top is left long while the sides and back are shaved. Similar to the high and tight haircut but with long hair on the top of the head.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Shaved around the sides and back, long top

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Bowl Haircut

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Cillian Murphy – Bowl Haircut

Irish actor Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) with a bowl haircut.

What Is a Bowl Haircut?

The bowl haircut or mushroom top is a style of haircut where the entire haircut creates a “bowl” shape around the head’s circumference. It’s a popular cut for little boys.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Short, bowl shape

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Classic Combover Haircut

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American actor Cheyenne Jackson (Call Me Kat) with a side part/combover haircut.

What Is a Combover?

Also called the side part, the classic combover features hair that is very short on the sides. The long hair on the top is all brushed to one side creating a deep side part.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Short sides, longer top, side part


Curtain Haircut

What Is a Curtain Haircut?

This haircut can be long or short in overall length but the hair must be long enough to be parted in the center and brushed to each side like “curtains”.


Flat Top Haircut

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Canadian actor Ryan Gosling (La La Land) with a flat top haircut.

What Is a Flat Top?

A flat top is very similar to a crew cut where the hair on the sides of the head is cut very short. With a flat top, the hair on the top of the head is cut uniformly to cause the hairs to stand upright causing a flat appearance.

Hairstyle Length: Short

Hairstyle Features: Short sides, longer top


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