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55 Variations of Flat Top Haircuts to Try In 2024

When the flat top haircut came around, it was such a hit that never has died down for over 3 decades now. Those guys who still flaunt this hairstyle look trendy and it reminds you of the greatness that will never lose its taste many years to come.

If you still hold some great memories of this legendary style, here are 55 types that will give you a standing ovation where you go.

# 1 High Fade and Flat Top

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This is a perfect, clean flat top for guys who want to draw everyone’s eye. Complimenting the top, the sides feature a subtle fade that doesn’t take away the attention.


# 2 Flat Top Curls

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Just because it’s curly, it doesn’t mean it can’t be flat. The curls here are cut to a perfect uniform height, standing straight with a highly textured flat top look.


# 3 Short Bristly Flat Top

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This is another textured look, where the hair is flat but the individual bristles of it are distinct. The sides have a hard and high fade, squaring off the top of the hair.


# 4 Tall, Sparse Flat Top Look

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In this look, the hair is distinctly flat, hair standing tall,  but it’s thin enough so you can see a lot of texture in the look. It’s a simple style that requires little to no styling, emphasized by shaved sides.


# 5 High Curls & Shaved Sides

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For guys with natural afro-textured hair that stands tall, brush those curls towards the ceiling and flatten the top. Shaved sides show off the squared top hair.


# 6 Mohawk Flat Top

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Rather than sharp spikes, this mohawk has the hair brushed back so the top holds a flatter, fluffy shape.


# 7 Side Swept Flat Top

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This look is for guys willing to put in the effort to look effortless. The hair is flat when swept to the side, which shows dedication to get the shape perfectly right.


# 8 Bleached Square Curls

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This flat top style draws attention by itself with the blocked top curls.  The hair is brushed upwards with flat sides, letting the textured but relatively even top stand freely.


# 9 Soft Waves

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Guys with naturally wavy hair can style their hair flat, too. The shaded sides and brushed-up hair create the shape of the look while large curls add texture to the primarily flat top style.


# 10 Slick Flat Curls

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Guys who have dense curly hair, brush the stiff curls up until they’re almost straight and square off the top.  The shaved sides show off the rounded head shape but the perfectly straight hairline adds to the flat, square overall appearance.


# 11 Wide High Top with Faded Sides

Wide High Top with Faded Sides

The sides faded to the skin, the high end begins immediately after the fade and then it widens as it goes up. It is such a lofty look combed to a refined smoothness.


# 12 Medium Brown Flat Top

Medium Brown Flat Top

Expertly trimmed to a medium size, this style is a catch with many men today. With clean faded sides, it is a stunning appearance. The sleekness starts from the front and drops to the back in nice straightness.


# 13 Wavy Hawk

Wavy Hawk

It is styled with waves on the sides with a black bottom and brown top. It is long and contrasted with the bare sides. You’ll get the look of a star with this haircut.


# 14 Tapered Slope

Tapered Slope

The hair is trimmed to a relatively short size and then curled into short stub-like appearance. With cleared sides and a short straight parting line it is what you would want for easy maintenance.


# 15 Side Groove

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The top section is separated from the sides by a grooving line. At the high end, the hair is left with its tips and then given an intended slight side sweep. It is a great finish that gives a new dimension to the flattened landing haircut.


# 16 Trio-Fork


The sides are shaved and the top is trimmed to a compact portion. The genius in this cut is the 3-fork appearance from the front. One of the fork’s ends is colored to a dramatic finish.


# 17 Long Coiffeur

Long Coiffeur

Only the low sides are trimmed but the rest of hair is styled into a blunted appearance. The sides and top are left thick and shiny. There is an effort to make the top patch into a flat landing.


# 18 Real Flatbed

Real Flatbed

Here is where the idea began. Hair trimmed to a thick compact, it is left looking stout and the top is pronounced to get positive admiration.


# 19 Slanting High Cliff

Slanting High Cliff

A cliff-like appearance at the front is what begins this hairstyle. It slants towards the back and then ends naturally into the faded back and it dissolved into the wilderness of bareness on the sides.


# 20 Real Flattened Look Throw Back

Real Flattened Look Throw Back

Here is how it used to be done back in the years. Thick mop and relatively short with clean sides and there you have what was then the best top.


# 21 Ooozing Slid Back

Ooozing Slidback

Who said that this haircut can never be touched with a modernist creativity? Here it is with a slid back top that is guarded on the sides by cleanly shaven sides.


# 22 Midget Trim

Midget Trim

It can be short and still pass for the greatness of this style. Faded sides give rise to what is a vertical climb only to be ended abruptly just less than an inch from the scalp.


# 23 Smart Look

Smart Look

Vertical rising strands form the canopy at the top and end with blunted tips creating a flatbed impression. It is a creation that has caught up with celebs and you will see them showing it off.


# 24 Classical Trim

Classical Trim

It is short and exclusive for those who do not want the noticeable high end. Sides are layered into varying lengths before it ends up with a longer but tamed top.


# 25 Getting Colorful

Getting Colorful

It is the realest high top but this one has an addition of radiant yellowish color. It is supremely pronounced on the tips and you would fall in love with what you see.


# 26 Acute Edge

Acute Edge

What makes the flattened top earn its honor among the best styles is its ability to get close and acute with the edges. Here you can map out the patch by looking at the side edges that reinforce the thick high middle portion.


# 27 Curly & Wild

Curly & Wild

If you thought that this is not a style for curly hair, here is a proof that you were wrong. The high middle patch is left to make wild curls and you can attest that it’s such a brilliant creation.


# 28 Vicar’s Cap

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Styled into a wider bottom than the top, it appears like the barber wanted to create a vicar’s look-a-like cap. It is contrasted with clean sides and it is mercurial in every sense.


# 29 Tidal Matrix

Tidal Matrix

The sides are typically cleared leaving a high landing at the middle. It then goes ahead to divide the top into tides: the back part moves forwards while the front moves towards the back but with a slight sweep.


# 30 Medium Spiky

Medium Spiky

It copies a military cut but this one has the high patch strands spiked. It is even impressive if it is mixed with a thick chin beard.


# 31 Stubby Short

Stubby Short

Sides are faded to the skin. The top is acutely trimmed to show how the barber can get intense with the razor. But it only goes that far and the results are glaring.


# 32 Smart Guy Side Sweep

Smart Guy Side Sweep

It can get as handsome as you want with side sweep flatness. A straight line clearly parts the sides and immediately the sweep begins at the front hairline.


# 33 Military Intent

Military Intent

You can see a military guy here and it is all attractive to have it too. Short straight middle patch and cleared sides are such a mind blowing appearance.


# 34 Glowing Waves

Glowing Waves

The top glow can still be a part of this. The hair is combed backward but not into fine strands leaving a rough tone in it.


# 35 Blondy Waves

Blondy Waves

You can bring waves back to your style have an impressing cliff with your short blond. Trim it and comb it towards the back and here is your rebranded style.


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There you go, bring back style to your haircut by making a pick from this exclusively beautiful pieces of the flat top haircut. They are timeless and you will never worry about your hair whichever event you are attending.