Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 – Styles for the Prime Years

Short Haircuts for Men Over 50

The short haircuts for men over 50 feature showcases top celebrities that are all over 50 with great style. If you are a mature man looking for a short haircut, let these classy celebrities give you some inspiration.

The most popular haircut for this age group is the short side part but we have also added a variety of haircuts including those that may be considered edgy.

You will find a specific short haircut featured on a celebrity that is currently over 50. We have also included a few examples of celebrities in the same hairstyle that may not be over 50 but showcase the haircut better.

Short Haircuts for Men Over 50


Bowl Haircut

Matt Damon - Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 - bowl cut

American actor Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) with a bowl cut.

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.

Additional Interpretations of the Bowl Haircut


Buzz Cut

Brad Pitt - Men's Haircut Names - buzz cut

American actor Brad Pitt (Troy) with a buzz cut.

What Is a Buzz Cut?

All hair is shaved to one very short uniform length.

Additional Interpretations of the Buzz Cut

Nick Jonas - Buzz Cut - 20161217

Nick Jonas


Classic Combover Haircuts, Side Parts

Jon Hamm - Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 - side part

American actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men) with a side part haircut.

What Is a Combover – aka Side Part?

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.

Additional Interpretations of the Combover/Side Part


Crew Cut

Josh Brolin - Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 - crew cut

American actor Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) 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.

Additional Interpretations of the Crew Cut

Ryan Phillippe - Crew Cut curly

Ryan Phillippe


Curtain Haircut

Jason Bateman - Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 - Curtain Haircut

American actor Jason Bateman (Ozark) with a 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”.

Additional Interpretations of the Curtain Haircut


French Crop

Rob Lowe - Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 - french crop

American actor Rob Lowe (The Outsiders) with a french crop haircut.

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.

Additional Interpretations of the French Crop


Fringe Haircut

Tom Cruise - Men's Haircut Names - fringe

American actor Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible) with a fringe haircut.

What Is a fringe haircut?

A fringe haircut is a men’s regular but with fringe or bangs over the forehead.

Additional Interpretations of the Fringe Haircut


Hi-Top Haircut

Edward Norton - Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 - hi-top

American actor Edward Norton (Fight Club) with a hi-top haircut.

What Is a Hi-Top Haircut?

A hi-top haircut features sides that are shaved or very short while the hair on the top of the head is long and standing upright.

Additional Interpretations of the Hi-Top Haircut

Nick Jonas - Men's Haircut Names - hi-top taper

Nick Jonas


Ivy League Haircut

Anderson Cooper - Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 - Ivy League

American broadcast journalist Anderson Cooper with an 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.

Additional Interpretations of the Ivy League Haircut

Jason Isaacs - Ivy League Haircut

Jason Isaacs

Hugh Jackman - Ivy League Haircut - Gray Beard - 20160129

Hugh Jackman


Mohawk

Jared Leto - Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 - mohawk

American actor Jared Leto (Suicide Squad) with a mohawk.

You have to have a truly artistic or unique job/lifestyle to pull off this hairstyle over 50!

What Is a Mohawk Haircut?

A mohawk haircut features hair the is shaved on the sides and portions of the back of the head leaving the top and center of the back long.

Additional Interpretations of the Mohawk

Shia LaBeouf - Short Haircuts for Men - mullet fade - curly mohawk

Shia LaBeouf


Pompadour

Charlie Sheen - Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 - pompadour
Charlie Sheen – Pompadour

American actor Charlie Sheen (Two And a Half Men) with a pompadour.

What Is a Pompadour?

A pompadour features hair that is longer on top and worn high over the forehead. Many of today’s hairstyles for men are a watered-down version of the pompadour.

Additional Interpretations of the Pompadour

Scott Cooper - Pompadour

Scott Cooper


Quiff

Jared Leto - Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 - quiff

American actor Jared Leto (Suicide Squad) with a quiff.

What Is a Quiff?

The quiff haircut features hair that is short on the sides. The top is longer than the sides with the longest hair in the front graduating to shorter hair towards the crown. The front is then styled to come forward and stand upright.

Additional Interpretations of the Quiff

Rob Lowe - Men's Haircut Names - quiff

Rob Lowe


Slicked Back Hairstyles

Matthew McConaughey - Short Hairstyles for Men Over 50 - slicked back

American actor Matthew McConaughey (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) 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.

Additional Interpretations of the Slicked-Back Hairstyle

Chris Pine - Men's Haircut Names - Slicked Back Hairstyle

Chris Pine


Spiky Haircuts

Ethan Hawke - Short Haircuts for Men Over 50 - spiky haircut

American actor Ethan Hawke (Dead Poet’s Society) with a spiky haircut.

What Is a Spiky Haircut?

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

Additional Interpretations of the Spiky HaircutD

Justin Hartley - Spiky Haircut

Justin Hartley

Douglas Booth - Spiky Haircut - 20171009

Douglas Booth


Undercut

Johnny Depp - Men's Haircut Names - undercut

American actor Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean) 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.

Additional Interpretations of the Undercut


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