20 Trendy Spiky Hair Looks for Men

Published By Brooke
Updated 05-12-2021

Spiked-up haircuts are among those hair trends that never fade.

Firstly, spikes in hair helps to create a rather relaxed and alluringly careless image of a «bad guy». Secondly, spiky hairstyles are pretty easy to style, no matter if you have thick hair or fine hair.

All you need to tame the locks of any length is a stronghold and lightweight hair product along with a good pointy haircut inspiration photo to adjust the idea to your face shape and hair texture.

Your hairstylist will help you to choose a pomade, clay, a hairspray, a powder, or a hair wax appropriate for the specific spiky cut you pick as well as your hair type.

As for spiky hairstyle inspiration, we’ve got a bunch of fresh and juicy boys spiky hair ideas below:

Spiky hair fade

spiky hair fade

We can hardly imagine an edgy modern male look without a killin’ fade. So, a combo of a perfect high fade with spiky hairs and some volume all over the crown is the option that always works for guys.

Short spiky hair men

short spiky hair men

This spiky hairstyle is undoubtedly eccentric and it proves that short spiky hair can look very different and unboring. This mixture of Caesar bangs, tapered retro sides, spiked hair on top, and curly whiskers make a bold cocktail, indeed.

Spiky pompadour

spiky pompadour

Classic pompadour (take a look at this guide) is super smooth and polished. But who likes boring traditions? Rock your look with some disconnected spikes on the hair of the crown and complete this spiky hairstyle with a break-off beard.

Messy spiky hair

messy spiky hair

Medium spiked hair in a messy upswept undercut with tapered sides that fade down dramatically is a totally novel look. But if you add some ash blonde color on top of that, the final result can exceed the expectation. This trick works especially well for men with naturally dark hair.

Long spiked hair

long spiked hair

Here are some tips on styling long spiky hairstyles: use a texturizing product for starters, and a strong hold product for the long life of your spiky style. Consider sweeping your hair back instead of typically comb it up, so that the spikes are at the back part of your hair – this twist will make your look more authentic and stable.

Blonde spiky hair

blonde spiky hair

Here is another blonde spiky haircut with extra height for everyone who looks for unusual highlights and creative solutions for their long spiky top. Direct the crown forward and up using a wide teeth comb plus pomade and a hairdryer.

Asian spiky hair

asian spiky hair

Men’s spiked hair for Asian guys is usually short and edgy. A well-done high fade, geometric hairline, and a short spiky top messed up with a hair gel – all these make a great casual look for every day.

Curly spiky hair

curly spiky hair

This is an example of how stunning your curls can look in spiky haircuts, especially if paired with short hair on the sides and back. A delicate hard part will be another cool detail, and the best thing is such cuts are easy maintenance.

Tapered spiky quiff hairstyle

tapered spiky hairstyle

A tapered spiky haircut can look boring… But with a creative touch like this, it will definitely stand out. Artistic fades and shaved in parts – they look like a spider web, while the basis for this design still is a classic taper.

Textured spikes with taper fade

textured spikes taper fade

If you’re into experiments, you may also like this textured and spiky cut. It’s easier to perform on thick hair, but guys with thin hair can also get this texture with a salt water spray or dry shampoo. Long spiky top heads up, while the fringe is borrowed from an ordinary Caesar cut.

Spiky fringe

spiky fringe

Short spiky hair can be refreshed with a masterful fade plus on-point shaved design on the sides. The main challenge is not to lose the balance, so the shaved line’s direction should be strictly the same as the eyebrows’.

Spiky undercut

spiky undercut

It could be another classic undercut, but front spike hair and fantastic color make a huge difference to the whole look. Also, pay attention to the small shaved detail on the eyebrow – in this sophisticated spiky hair look, every element counts.

Spiky hairstyles for medium length hair

Spiky hairstyles for medium length hair

Spiky hairstyles for medium length hair allow for easy-to-do but outstanding hair solutions. Medium hair can be styled in more different ways than short spiky hair, and it’s easier to handle than long spiky haircuts.

Spiky hairstyle for round face

 Spiky hairstyle for round face

Spiky hair with skin fade is a good option for people with a round face shape. Short sides spiky top visually elongate the face making the look more balanced. Another detail you can add if you like is a beard – beards also suit guys with round faces.

Brushed up spiky hairstyle

Brushed up spiky hairstyle

Another significant benefit of hair spiking is that the hair volume adds extra inches of height, which is usually an advantage for guys. This brushed up look is basic, so don’t be afraid of trying to make it yourself. Or ask your barber to teach you.

Mohawk hairstyles

mohawk shairstyles

Mohawk hairstyles are meant to be eccentric and outstanding, that’s where you can demonstrate the full power of your creativity. Get inspired with this spiky hair mohawk, incredible color contrasts, artistic shaved design on the sides, and the freedom vibe.

Faux hawk spiky hair

faux hawk for spiky hair

Brush up a faux hawk to give extra volume to your fine hair, or just to spice up your everyday look. Spiky hairstyles look nice even when they’re rather disconnected, so the only thing you need to worry about is the fresh fade on the sides.

Spiky hair with a hard part

Spiky hair with a hard part

No matter if you wear long or short spiky hair, an edgy hard part will always be a great complement to your look. You can try a classic side part version (separating the upswept layers on top and clean-shaved sides) or experiment with unusual locations of the hard part like in the picture above.

Mid fade spiky hairstyles for men

mid fade spiky hairstyles men

Spiky hair is a favorite look of yours? Try different variations of it. Play with fade: low, middle, high… Or change the directions of the spikes hair on top.

Textured short top with a line-up

Textured short top with a line-up

A line up is always a good idea when it comes to balancing the disconnected movement on the crown. The combination of “right” shapes and neat hairlines with spiky hair makes the look perfectly harmonious.

How to get spiky hair


While some guys keep asking “Why is my hair spiky?” and “How to do you fix short spiky hair?”, you can benefit from making your hair spiky… If you follow these tips on how to spike hair:

  • Shampoo your hair with products that don’t contain heavy ingredients like oils, as they make your hair more difficult to spike.
  • Towel dry your hair and leave it slightly damp.
  • Gently remove all the knots and tangles with a wide-tooth comb.
  • Start with a small amount of pomade, wax, or gel. You can always add more if it’s not enough, but it will be impossible to remove the product if you apply it too intensively.
  • Warm up the hair product by rubbing it between your hands and start spreading it through your hair with your fingers.
  • Move from the roots to the tips in a combing motion.
  • If you want a neater finish, use a comb to spike up the hair.
  • Fix your hair throughout the day by touching it up with a small amount of wax, gel, or pomade if necessary.

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