120 Incredible Spiky Hairstyles for Men
Spiked hair was very trendy in the nineties, but it is back again with a modern touch to make it look even more adorable. If you combine it with a fade or taper on the sides you will look exquisite.
Some men like to keep spiky hair, and most of them look incredible because this style is suitable for most face shapes and hair types.
The popularity of the spikes has led to the coming up of different ways to wear them. Some men have them as part of other hairstyles while for others as a distinct haircut.
Regardless of how you have it, the design looks good, especially when done creatively or out of the norm and some quality products used to give hair some hold and shine.
When it comes to this hairdo, the options are unlimited, and you can always find something that will make you stand out or that will go with your preferences. Since spikes are very common, most barbers and hair stylist can create them almost effortlessly.
- Men’s Spiky Hairstyles
- #1 Tapered Quiff
- #2 Edged Pomp
- # 3 Edgy Disheveled
- # 4 Wavy Perfection
- # 5 The Platinum Highlights
- # 6 Front Swept Bangs
- # 7 Long Wavy Front Sweep
- # 8 Super Straight
- # 9 Scissor Cut Spikes
- # 10 Cropped Top
- # 11 High Pomp with Undercut
- # 12 Hard Parted & Spiked
- # 13 Messy Pomp
- # 14 Long Arrows
- # 15 Quiff Inspired
- # 16 Faded Mohawk
- # 17 Curly & Arrowlike
- # 18 Dark Black
- # 19 Comb Over Spikes with Side Designs
- # 20 Fairly Neat
- # 21 Cool & Stylish
- # 22 Messy Faux Hawk
- # 23 Hard Part Elegance
- # 24 Funky Modern Hawk
- # 25 High Top Bangs
- # 26 Upswept Brunette Spikes
- # 27 Textured Front Sweep
- # 28 Messy Cropped Spikes
- # 29 Thick Textured Top Bangs
- # 30 Fine Tapered Blue Locks
- # 31 Heavy Texture and Bald Fade
- # 32 Feathered Messy Hairdo
- # 33 Front Swept Taper Fade
- # 34 Beautiful Blue Pixie
- # 35 Metallic Violet Bangs
- # 36 Sexy Short Spikes
- # 37 Up Swept Comb Over with a Side Part
- # 38 Faded Blonde Spikes
- # 39 Undercut Quiff with a Taper Fade
- # 40 Easy Natural Spikes
- # 41 Neat Tapered V-Back Cut
- # 42 Wavy Up Sweep
- # 43 Funky Spiked Hair and Side Razor Line
- # 44 Gorgeous Textured Crop Cut
- # 45 Cool Spiky Golden Blonde Bangs
- # 46 Texturized Top with a Skillful Side Taper
- # 47 Cute Brush Back
- # 48 Disheveled Top
- # 49 Skin Fade and Chunky Spikes
- # 50 Edgy Look with Highlights
- # 51 Feathered Bangs for Asian Men
- # 52 High and Spiky
- # 53 Grass-Line Neat Spikes
- # 54 Classic with a Matte Finish
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Men’s Spiky Hairstyles
Every man who wants to keep up with the trend with short hair should try spiky haircut. If you combine it with a fade or taper on the sides you will look exquisite.
The gallery below demonstrates 120 ways of cutting and styling this modern hairdo.
#1 Tapered Quiff
This haircut demonstrates a nicely tapered quiff to create the sharp spikes. Hairs on the top are longer than the sides and back, but tapering makes sure that even the shorter ones still maintain the spikiness.
Apart from tapering the quiff should also be given some hold with a quality product and upswept slightly to make it more visible. Since the side and back are short nothing more is needed besides the tapering.
#2 Edged Pomp
A classic pompadour is a beautiful haircut by all standards, but you can make yours different and more attractive by spiking it.
For this style, a few inches should be maintained at the crown while the sides should be given a skin fade. The longer hair is made spiky then styled into an amazing pompadour with a minor side parting.
# 3 Edgy Disheveled
It’s interesting how this cut looks like the wearer just woke up and stepped out with an incredible hairstyle. However, contrary to how it may look it is a result of some styling and good razor work.
Light hair wax is used on the hair but what gives it an almost shaggy appearance is that it has been made by running fingers through it.
Before getting to the styling part, you need to use a razor on the sides to make them short and to create a perfect fade.
# 4 Wavy Perfection
Wavy hair looks incredible when maintained well like in this cut. Wavy spikes here are well textured and voluminous and are made at the top section only, and the rest of the head buzzed out.
This look is perfect for men with round or oval face shape and dark hairs because the waves look more detailed than in other face shapes.
# 5 The Platinum Highlights
In this haircut, the color does all the magic and makes the edgy bangs look incredible. It is also quite a unique color choice because you will rarely find men going with platinum for their mane.
The platinum highlights are created with a dark natural base and hence creating an amazing contrast that will make a man stand out.
For this style, the cut is also important, but it is a conventional high top (three inches or more) and faded short sides and back.
# 6 Front Swept Bangs
Bangs are simply massively sized thorns and are perfect for men who do not like to keep the traditional thin ones. However, even with some nice bangs, it is still important to know how to style them for a fantastic look.
In this particular hairdo, the long and full bangs are front swept to cover the forehead and still maintain a somewhat messy look, and this makes them look very attractive.
# 7 Long Wavy Front Sweep
Flat and wavy hair is charming and offers a degree of versatility that you would not find in most other types of hair.
In this look, a beautiful hair type is maintained very creatively for a perfect finish. It starts with a scissor trim to taper the sides and to make them short with the long hairs left at the top.
A simple side parting is created, and then the long wavy hair at the top is brought forward to cover the forehead, and it should be long enough to flow all the way to the cheeks.
# 8 Super Straight
This beautiful hairdo is a result of thorough blow drying, and it looks exquisite on a man that knows how to wear it correctly. You should first start by trimming the sides and back leaving only the crown hairs long.
After this, some thorough blow drying will be required, and you will know that you have the right style if your super straight hairs can stick out over your forehead. You can arrange the sticking out hair neatly or just leave it as it is for a more natural look.
# 9 Scissor Cut Spikes
Sometimes a pair of scissors is all that you need to get a great haircut. However, scissors need to be in the hands of a skilled barber. Otherwise, you may end up messing up the intended look.
The best thing with scissors like in this style is the incredible texture that it creates. And so all you will need to do for a perfect acute locks is to use some nice hold product as the scissors did all the hard work for you.
# 10 Cropped Top
Men who are not crazy about sticking up their hair but would still want to get sharp look can go for this cropped cut.
Here a longer length is maintained at the top then it is cropped and styled forward to cover about an inch of the forehead. Sides are then given a simple but neat high fade to finish the look.
# 11 High Pomp with Undercut
A pompadour in this haircut is amazing but what makes it a unique hairdo is extra height and beautiful undercut done on the sides.
It is a style for people who like to wear spiky looks but still want to maintain their hair decent enough for formal or professional purposes. Sides are also buzzed creatively to add more beauty to the design.
# 12 Hard Parted & Spiked
Hard part lines give hairstyles a modern touch and also make them look classier like in this particular hairdo. Here a longer spiked top is maintained with razor faded sides, but all this is very ordinary.
The introduction of the deep line on the side makes all the difference. This contour stretches all the way to the center of the head, and it is probably what will catch most people’s attention in this haircut.
# 13 Messy Pomp
As popular as the pompadour may be they all look the same but with a little effort and creativity you can make yours different.
In this style, you should first trim the hair with scissors to give it some texture and taper the sides but make sure you leave enough length at the top.
The longer top should then be made into a pompadour and then given a slight mess for it to look edgy and unique.
# 14 Long Arrows
Traditionally spikes are about two or three inches long, and they stick up to create what most people would identify as the edgy look. But you can add a twist and create a variation of this hairdo.
In this design, they are longer than what you would typically find in other cuts and rather than sticking up they are styled frontwards. This cut is paired with facial hairs for fabulous man look.
# 15 Quiff Inspired
This style is quiff inspired as it maintains a quiff like in the crown. What makes it distinct is that unlike the classic cut it is slightly messy and not neatly slicked.
Apart from the spiky top, the other notable thing in this hairdo is the neatly shaved and uniform short sides that help to complement the top.
# 16 Faded Mohawk
As common as the Mohawk might be you can make yours distinct and stand out from the crowd by making it prickly. Sides should also be faded instead of skin shaving like in other variations of the cut.
Middle hair that is used to create the hawk should be about three inches or slightly long for the design to look more attractive. You should also be keen with the fade on the sides as it will determine how good the haircut looks.
# 17 Curly & Arrowlike
This haircut is an example of many things that you can do with your curly hair whether it is long or short.
Curls are trimmed to a uniform length at the top (that should be a few inches long) and then sides are shaved close. Since the curls are already quite firm, they will stick up, and this is what creates the spiky appearance.
# 18 Dark Black
Extra height of the upswept crown hair is one of the things that make this haircut beautiful, but the dark black color also plays a significant role.
Although some men have a very dark hair, sometimes it may be necessary to do a dye job for the perfect hair color.
Apart from this, there is also an interesting blurry fade done on the sides and it joins the neatly trimmed facial hairs to finish a look that any man would not mind wearing often.
# 19 Comb Over Spikes with Side Designs
Side designs and patterns are perfect for enhancing even the simplest design, and they can transform it into an elegant hairdo.
In this cut spikes are created at the top hairs while sides are faded. The mane is then given a comb over, and some razor shaved patterns made on the side and back to create a bolder look.
However, the choice of design is also important, but the trick is not to overdo it because even simple ones look good enough.
# 20 Fairly Neat
Contrary to what some people might be tempted to think spiky is not necessarily shaggy or unkempt as you can also get a very decent and elegant look with this type of hair.
All you need to do for it is to keep longer crown hairs and short faded sides.
Perfect angles that are created on the face with a razor are also necessary for the look but besides from it the only other thing that you need to do is to trim your beard short to match the neat look of your hair.
# 21 Cool & Stylish
The three aspects that make a great hairdo are texture, size and styling of the hair and this one seems to get all of them right.
Although the hair at the top is not very long, it still has an incredible texture that creates an excellent contrast with the tapered sides. This cut will be best suited for men with thick, voluminous hair and almost any face shape.
# 22 Messy Faux Hawk
Creativity has no boundaries when it comes to cutting the hair and styling it. And so the only limitation is your boldness or how far you are willing to go with your hair.
In this faux hawk inspired design the middle hair is not only messy but it is also given two different colors to create an incredible contrast.
It made by the blonde and black colors with each covering half of the hair, it looks great and with this type of look, you are guaranteed to draw some attention.
# 23 Hard Part Elegance
The hard part lines in this cut are what make it look extremely attractive since the spikes are excellently done but quite ordinary.
Deep contours are perfect, but most people only use them to side part their hair, this haircut proves that you can create a very refined look using them.
In this cut, the spikes are maintained in the top section while the sides are cut short but not to a uniform length. One-half is tapered while the other half is given a high fade and then a series of hard part lines are razor shaved to create an eye-catching pattern.
# 24 Funky Modern Hawk
A good haircut should make you stand out from the crowd. Even if it is an everyday hairstyle, there should be something about it that will give you an edge.
The spiky Mohawk stands out because of the perfect hold that it has been given. And with the sides shaved to an almost bald level you can be assured that you will stand out from the rest.
A full and neat facial hair will also do you good with this cut.
# 25 High Top Bangs
Wavy top bangs that have been upswept to give them more height is what makes this sharp cut attractive.
Apart from it everything else is just straightforward with sides given some undercuts for a perfect look. Some gel or pomade should also be used on the high top bangs.
# 26 Upswept Brunette Spikes
The golden hint in these brunette strands gives them an incredible shine, but the cut is still what makes this a top notch design.
It entails leaving some thick strands on the crown, making them spiky and then finishing by up sweeping them.
# 27 Textured Front Sweep
These strands have an almost uniform length throughout and a dazzling chocolate brown shade. Their styling entails sweeping the top strands to the front and the rest backward in subtle layers.
# 28 Messy Cropped Spikes
This fantastic look is what you get when you crop your strands inventively. And for styling you only need to run your fingers through to make them messy.
# 29 Thick Textured Top Bangs
A little originality is all that you need to create a fantastic hairdo. This hairstyle demonstrates this, and it entails leaving some thick textured bangs on the crown that you should style with a slight lift and back sweep and finish by tapering the sides.
# 30 Fine Tapered Blue Locks
These strands might be thin, but they are still perfect for spikes. To create the spikes you will need to trim your strands with a taper on the sides and back and then give them some blue highlights.
To finish the look you only need to use some gel or any other hold product to spike the strands.
# 31 Heavy Texture and Bald Fade
If you have thick hair, then you should not have trouble creating some top locks like these with a dense texture. Once you have them, you only need a messy front sweep and finishes with a bald fade on the sides.
# 32 Feathered Messy Hairdo
Feathered strands like the ones on this style will look and feel light on your head. And if you give them a zero fade on the sides and a messy look you can be sure of a chic haircut.
# 33 Front Swept Taper Fade
A clipper on the hands of an experienced barber can create a breathtaking look, and this design is a perfect example of this.
It entails chopping the strands to form some short spikes at the top that you should style with a front sweep and give the sides a nice taper fade.
# 34 Beautiful Blue Pixie
Pixie cuts can also work for men, and this haircut proves this. The short pixie has a glossy blue shade and some short textured spikes that you should style by sweeping them sideways over the forehead.
# 35 Metallic Violet Bangs
Metallic violet is a unique shade and is enough to convince you to try out this haircut.
However, the cut is also perfect and entails maintaining some thick and heavy textured bangs on the crown and giving the sides and back a smooth taper.
# 36 Sexy Short Spikes
A simple haircut like this one will still make a man stand out as it is very elegant.
It entails chopping the strands short to form some small spikes at the top and a quiff. You should then spice it up with a simple fade on the sides and back.
# 37 Up Swept Comb Over with a Side Part
This style is perfect for men with a thick dark toned hair, and it entails leaving some long tapered strands on the crown and fading the sides.
You should then comb over and up sweep the front of the long locks and finish with a curvy razor line on the side.
# 38 Faded Blonde Spikes
Short spiked hair is breathtaking, but you can still enhance yours with a beautiful shade like this golden blonde and a nice fade on the sides.
# 39 Undercut Quiff with a Taper Fade
The thick spikes in this design form a simple but very elegant quiff hairstyle. This fancy hairstyle also has a hard side part and an undercut with a lovely taper fade that adds to the beauty of the design.
# 40 Easy Natural Spikes
You do not have to use any product to form these spiky locks because a good cut is enough. To style them you should give the sides a fade and then sweep them in different directions but towards the top of the head.
# 41 Neat Tapered V-Back Cut
This neat haircut is perfect for a gentleman who prefers to maintain a clean look. It entails forming your strands into some medium size up sweep spikes with a taper on the sides and a V-shape at the back.
# 42 Wavy Up Sweep
Forming some spikes is not enough because you still need to style them well. This style has some thick spikes with some subtle waves, and you should style them with an upsweep and fading in the sides.
# 43 Funky Spiked Hair and Side Razor Line
This haircut is a variation of the high and tight design, and it has some thick spiky locks that give it a funky look, a hard razor line on the side and a bald fade.
# 44 Gorgeous Textured Crop Cut
The front sweep of the chunky locks on the crown with slight layering is perfect, but the texture of this cropped cut is what makes it look this charming.
This hairdo also has a smooth taper on the sides that enhances the overall appearance.
# 45 Cool Spiky Golden Blonde Bangs
Perfect spiked hair is all about getting the texture right. The locks on the top section of this headdress have an excellent texture and a beautiful golden blonde shade that creates a lovely contrast with the dark tapered sides.
# 46 Texturized Top with a Skillful Side Taper
Here is another design that shows the importance of texture when creating spikes. The textured locks also have a lovely upsweep at the front and a very skillful taper on the sides that gives the design some elegance.
# 47 Cute Brush Back
The taper on the sides and back of this haircut is fantastic, and it combines with the thick brushed back spiky hair on top to create a very cute hairdo.
# 48 Disheveled Top
The effortless look of spiky hair is one of the things that make it unique because it means you do not have to do much to create it.
In this design, the strands will only need a beautiful trim and a slight lift at the top before finishing with tapering on the sides.
# 49 Skin Fade and Chunky Spikes
Men with thick strands will look best in this gorgeous haircut. And it entails forming some thick pointy bangs on the crown, giving them a hard side part and finishing with a skin fade on the sides.
# 50 Edgy Look with Highlights
Giving your locks some blonde highlights like in this design can make a huge difference.
The locks also have some mild spikes at the top with a slight lift and a smooth taper on the sides that maintains an excellent length throughout.
# 51 Feathered Bangs for Asian Men
The feathered locks at the top of this haircut look amazing, and this is because of their lovely texture, dark tone, and the front sweep over the forehead. And if you spice them with a taper and a line up you will look majestic.
# 52 High and Spiky
It is always a good idea to up sweep your strands because the extra height helps to accentuate your facial features.
Apart from the lift, these spiky locks also have a lovely taper fade on the sides that gives them an extra elegance.
# 53 Grass-Line Neat Spikes
These grass-like spikes are perfect as a conventional cut, and their neatness will make any man look stylish. All you need to style them is a slight up sweep and also give them a neat, simple fade on the sides.
# 54 Classic with a Matte Finish
You can create this lovely design with any hair type as you only need to use a blow dryer to give your strands the extra volume.
Also use something like pomade for a great hold and give the short locks a matte finish. The cut is vital, and apart from leaving some short textured locks on the top, you will also need a high taper on the sides.
# 55 Refined Thick Spiky Locks
A refined look like this one is perfect for a gentleman who wants to stand out from the crowd. It entails blow drying your strands to create some thick spikes on the crown and tapering the sides.
You should then give the thick spikes a lift and run your fingers through to create a slight mess.
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You can never go wrong with spikes as they require less maintenance and styling, unlike other more sophisticated hairdos.
And whether you like the traditional styles or something more conservative there is always something to choose from and the above 120 spiky hair ideas will give you some inspiration for your next visit to the salon.