There is no doubt millennials are some of the most fashion and style-conscious generations we've ever seen. With the rise of social media in our society, looking your best and portraying the image of yourself you want others to see is very important to this generation. Also, many hair styling tendencies and fads are spread thanks to TikTok and Instagram. Thus, social media is a great source of up-to-date fashion and styling inspiration.
A sleek and modern hairstyle is one major way men in their 20's and 30's can upgrade their look. A dope fade, an undercut, a man bun or a ponytail, a pompadour, a slicked back style, a side part, or a messy disconnected hairdo. Here are just some examples of a gen Z male haircut that follows all the hair trends:
Short Sides Volume on Top
Short sides are the answer for gen Z guys, creating short faded sides with even slightly longer hair on top is very popular for the modern man because it gives you a trendy and edgy style but unlike a buzz cut this popular hairstyle also leaves room for several styles that can also look very classy.
Side Part Layers
The side part hairstyle is the best hairstyle for men that want to look great but also have a safe business-friendly hairstyle that won't look too out of place amongst your peers. While the middle part highlights all imperfections of your face shape, styling with a side part allows for balancing the whole look. Besides this layered asymmetric version of a side part, you can also opt for one-length hair or a short shape with a texture.
Spiky Hair for Millenial Boys
Try a spiky hairstyle with or without a trimmed beard. Beards are a great addition to most modern hairstyles, they boomed in popularity and people thought they would be out of style by now, but men have really took to them and they don't seem to be going anywhere. Still, creating spiky styles without facial hair means making your image more youthful. For those spikes, spread some styling product between your palms and brush through your long hair up with fingers.
Slicked Back Undercut
We discussed this hairstyle earlier, it's the evolved version of the ever-so-popular undercut. We've predicted it to be the most popular men's hairstyle. This masculine, Viking-inspired, edgy hairstyle shows off all the power of men’s nature. You can keep the sides shaved up to the scalp or get a high fade. The styling is super easy you just need to comb the length back so that it lies smoothly (for textured hair, you might need to use a flat iron first).
Silver Millenial Men’s Haircuts
Wanting to go very risky with your hair? Dye it all gray/silver. It's an amazing look if you can pull it off. Greyish and silver locks have come into fashion and don’t seem to leave soon. Note though that bleaching damages your natural hair so you’re supposed to take care of and treat your dyed head more intensively and regularly. In all other respects, a silver style is a great idea for Millennial guys.
Tapered Millenial Haircut
A tapered hairstyle is a classic barbershop specialty that is becoming ever so popular. Ask for a low taper and a long top to get a similar style. Perfect to tame long hair and medium-length hair, suits every outfit you choose if styled and worn in a classic way. The final look is achieved with a blow-dryer and a bit of hair product on top.
Most movie heartthrobs from Billy Loomis in the 90s to Edward Cullen in the 2000s and Steve Abnesti aka Chris Hemsworth in the recent Spiderhead movie. From university boys to senior gentlemen, this swept-back medium hair variation resembles a pompadour but looks more careless and masculine. Such men’s haircuts will work magic for thick hair, thin-haired men though can achieve this effect with a bit of pomade and sea salt spray.
Buzz cuts are not destined to be trivial and average. It all depends on what elements you add, how you style this basic hairstyle, and Millennial boys know exactly how to wear it right. Form a geometric hairline, add a shaved-in part that extends to the eyebrows, keep the crown freshly cut, and add a couple of your favorite accessories. How much time are you gonna spend on morning styling? The answer is obvious: just get out of bed and your haircut is already ready to kill.
You might have imagined some other mullet styles having read the heading. Actually, Millennials adore adjusting old hair trends to the new reality -and this is how this outstanding mullet hairstyle was born. Wavy hair and curls are exactly what’s needed for this style. Grow those curls below the ear level, separate the length at the vertex, comb the front part of the locks forward, and the back section sweep down. The longer the tail, the better. Play with the texture using a sea salt spray. Some fade game at the temples will create a new touch on those retro men’s haircuts as well.
Mop hairstyles haven’t been associated with school outcasts and nerds for a while. But styled and worn in a proper way, these haircuts have made it to the top hair trends. The hair can be cut in a way resembling a bowl cut, but the length on top is done with layers to create that desired texture. Curls and waves work best for this hairstyle. For a wet mop texture, you’d apply some hair gel after blow drying, for a more natural texture, apply some pomade before blow drying.
And here we go with the last but not least style for millennial men – just wear your natural texture, yes, it’s as simple as that. Still, styling does matter here too. Study your hair needs and peculiarities, keep it trimmed and healthy. Natural hair styling is super easy since you don’t fight with your hair nature. A messy head is on trend, and your 20s-30s are the perfect time for haircuts like this.
From beards, curls, messy hair, and Johnny Depp-inspired man buns to clean undercuts, neat pompadour men’s hairstyles, and skin fades, all in all, millennial men love to look both classy and trendy with dozens of different looks to help them achieve their goals.
Wanna create a similar haircut from this gallery? Save the photos of haircuts and head to your barber asap. The hair length doesn’t matter since there is an option for Millennial men with any hair length.
And remember that you’re experiencing a wonderful life stage – so get everything you can from it. Experiment, take risks, be brave and hungry – in life, in relationships, in work, and in style.