The end of the year is approaching quickly, so we've been thinking: what has been the biggest men's hairstyle trend of the year? We first noticed this men's hairstyle trend when millions of girls went crazy for the former Disney star Cole Sprouse on Twitter. We didn't think of it much at the time, but lately we've been seeing more and more of this hairstyle popping up and with how great it looks, it definitely seems to be a bubbling trend. Perhaps, the most popular men's hairstyle trend in all of 2020.
The Most Popular Men's Hairstyle Trend of 2020
So, what do we call this cut? Technically, it's a quiff, but some variations look more like a mix between that and a pompadour. Either way, this men's cut is killer and can be customized to work with any head of hair. Let's take a look at some of these variations:
Long and Floppy
The hairstyle itself is very reminiscent of the 90's. Leonardo DiCaprio rocked something very similar in his younger years also., but as with every cyclical hairstyle trend, when it returns there is a slight modern twist. To pull off this variation of the most popular men's hair trend, you'll need a thick head of hair. If yours is thin, it will end up looking stringy – and nobody has time for that. To get the shine that Cole Sprouse's hair has, be sure to use a leave in conditioner and just a tiny bit of medium-shine pomade.
Having the top of the hair long enough so it gracefully falls at the taper behind the head is of course very important for this hairstyle. You don't have to have uber-thick locks to pull this off, but you can't really have thin hair either. To achieve the volume on top, spread a volumizing mousse throughout damp hair and blowdry with a round brush. Then, apply a nickel-sized amount of pomade through hair and comb into place.
Pairing a long flow top with a low fade taper makes you look a lot less 90's and a lot more 2020. This hairstyle does feature a long top and short sides but that doesn't make it an undercut, as classic undercuts have a shorter top and a higher fade/shaved side. We love this popular men's hair trend with a beard – it makes it just a bit more rugged but still clean cut at the same time.
Although we wouldn't call this hairstyle an undercut, one of the best way we've found to achieve this hairstyle is by getting a classic undercut and letting it grow long, the top will naturally look like how it's supposed to and the sides and back will need a little trim and taper, voila! Pair it with a mustache and you'll look straight out of GQ.
Cole Sprouse does it again. Or is it Dylan? Regardless of which twin we see, this men's hair trend looks killer. This is a great hairstyle and one that we can see many guys pulling off. The best part about it is its versatility. You can wear it clean and fully slicked back or a little bit messy with some fringe. We prefer it clean shaven, but if you're blessed with being able to grow a husky beard – we don't blame you.
Another way to pull off this hairstyle trend is to add some highlights. Highlights…? What? Yes, that's right. You probably didn't even know this guy had highlights because they are so subtle. By adding in a pop of lighter color to your hair, it will instantly look thicker and give it more dimension. Blonde highlights tend to make your hair more voluminous, too.
This hairstyle is already huge among high fashion models and as we know, a lot of what's popular in high fashion trickles down after a few years, and I can definitely see it being the biggest hairstyle trend of 2020.