Mexican men’s hairstyles are all about taking classic cuts like Caesar or bangs and adding a unique twist. Although creative and individual, these hairstyles still maintain a masculine vibe with a nod to old school cool. Like many Latin American men’s hair trends, Mexican hairstyles are best suited for short to medium length hair. Read on to see the most stylish Mexican haircuts to inspire your next visit to the hairdresser.
1. Edgar’s haircut
The Edgar is one of the most popular Mexican haircuts for men and is known as the “Mexican Caesar”. Ideal for guys who want a fresh twist on a buzz cut, it combines a short Caesar cut with a high skin fade. Well-defined and masculine, the classic Edgar looks bold and modern. Because it’s short, your hair doesn’t require much styling; the only maintenance you will need to do is to regularly buzz the sides to maintain the discoloration of the skin.
2. Buzz Cut + Low Skin Fade
Skin discolorations are very popular in Mexico and are a hallmark of the Edgar, also known as the “Mexican Caesar”. For guys who want a very short, low maintenance, modern, trendy and masculine look, try a trendy cut with a low skin fade. To give the cut some dimension, a buzz cut — rather than a full buzz — is a great option. Plus, your hairstylist can tailor the look to your face shape and hide any bumps or scars.
3. Curly Fringe + Fade
Curly and wavy hair has been a growing trend among men for the past few years. Guys with naturally curly hair who want a sleek Mexican cut should look no further than curly bangs with fade. Your stylist will cut your hair shorter on top, leaving your curls longer in the front and fading out the sides. The fade gives the overall look a more masculine and professional feel, while allowing you to show off your natural curls in a subtle way. Plus, since you only have to style your bangs, it’s a low-maintenance cut.
4. Tapered Fade + Quiff
For a fancy Mexican hairstyle option, try a taper fade with a banana. Ideal for business and formal occasions, the style is sleek and sophisticated while maintaining a fresh, masculine appeal. Depending on your face shape, you can opt for a straight banana or a side-swept banana; both look great on men with round faces, as the banana catches the eye. Plus, the banana is one of the sexiest hairstyles for men that women find, which makes it perfect when you want to impress.
5. Long Wavy Hairstyle
Hair with an 80s vibe is making a comeback all over the world, and Mexico is no exception. The long, wavy hairstyle – also known as feathered hair – is one of the most well-known men’s looks from the iconic decade and it works best on thick, dark Latino hair. Actor Diego Luna is a fan of the style. It involves cutting layers into the hair, parting them down the center, then brushing them out for a sleek, relaxed result. Women are drawn to the artsy and free-spirited vibe of this hairstyle. It is especially flattering on men with long, angular faces.
6. Sleek Back Pompadour
The pompadour is one of the most iconic hairstyles for men and combining it with a slick back takes it to the next level. It’s a great choice if you have a round face, as the volume and height of a pompadour elongates and slims your face. Plus, the wet look of a smooth back adds a refined, retro feel to the pompadour. Achieve the look by applying mousse to the top section of your hair and blow drying upwards to give it maximum volume. Then comb a gloss pomade or gel, back and forth, to create a wet look.
7. Middle part
If you are looking for a simple middle parted hairstyle that still stands out from the crowd, try the Mexican version. It’s a cool, old-school look that’s easy to style at home. Start by working some pomade into your hair – you want a product that provides hold and definition with a slight shine, somewhere between the smooth look of gel and the matte finish of clay. Next, define your middle part with a tail comb and use a soft brush to sweep through your hair to create a subtle wave effect. Ideally, the Mexican middle part style contrasts best with a square, angular hairline and works best on men with thick hair.
8. Textured Quiff
A textured banana is a great option if your hair is naturally thick, as it will add movement and dimension to keep your hair from looking like a solid lump. It also adds height and can balance out a short face. Use a matte product like clay on dry hair to create a textured effect – it should look casual rather than overly stylish. To give the textured banana a masculine edge, ask your stylist to taper the sides.
9. Choppy Asymmetrical Fringe
Best suited for men with angular features and a sharp jawline, a choppy asymmetrical fringe haircut adds a bold, youthful look. In addition, the textured and uneven elements of the cut make it stand out from the crowd and attract attention. For the Mexican version of this hairstyle, pair it with tapered sides to give a subtle undercut effect and make your hair appear thicker. To make the style more unique, try dyeing the front sections in different colors and tones.
10. Low Fade + Hard Part + Slick Back
Favored by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, the low fade paired with a hard part and a slick back is a sharp look for guys who mean business. It combines the sleek, old-school vibe of a slick back with modern elements: the fade and the hard part. Clean yet stylish, it suits men of all ages and works especially well with well-groomed facial hair, like a goatee and mustache.
11. Wet hairstyle
Wet look hairstyles like the classic slick back have been favorites of Mexican men for decades, and they’re still popular today because of their timeless appeal. Moreover, these are some of the easiest hairstyles to create at home when you have short hair. You can use many different products to achieve a wet look, but combing gel and pomade from front to back will ensure you never have a hair out of place. You can also add some gloss hairspray at the end for an extra finishing touch.
12. Pompadour + Low Fade
For young men looking for a modern take on the slick back pomp, a pompadour with a low fade is the perfect option. It gives you all the benefits of the pompadour while adding a bold and fresh element with the fade. Because it’s still a voluminous hairstyle, the low fade pompadour will grab attention and balance out your facial features. However, styling won’t take as long as the sides are washed out. It’s also a slightly more casual yet polished look, so it looks just as good in the gym as it does on a night out.
13. Side part
Side hairstyles suit almost all face shapes, from rectangle to oval, round and square. For this reason, many men have adopted a sideways hairstyle. You can customize your side look to whatever finish you want. For a more polished and professional old-school look, many Mexican guys opt for a smooth, combed side part. While for a more relaxed and youthful finish, a voluminous side part style – like the one worn by footballer Carlos Vela – is a great choice. For an extra touch of modernity, ask your stylist to shave your part to create more definition.
The bangs are a popular and versatile hairstyle for men. There are many types of bangs and they can be tailored to your face shape. Short, neat bangs are a great option as they hide a receding hairline and suit most men, especially those with round or triangular faces. This is because it draws the eye up and away from the jawline. A fringe cut paired with a bob is a popular Mexican style because it suits thick, straight hair. The finished effect is similar to a combed French crop – understated yet elegant.
15. Spiky hair
Spiky hair is a very popular male hairstyle because it suits all hair types and makes hair look thicker and healthier. The trick to pulling off this look is to make sure the ends don’t look too harsh or pointy. Instead, use softer styling products — like clay or wax — to create the spikes, rather than a hard-grip product like gel. You can also tailor the spiky look to your face shape by concentrating the spiky sections to one side for a subtle asymmetrical finish. For an on-trend finish, pair your ends with a fade.
What is the name of the Mexican haircut?
The most famous Mexican haircut is that of Edgar, also called “the Mexican Caesar”. Popular among young men in Mexico, it has since crossed the border and can also be seen throughout the southern United States.
What is the coolest Mexican haircut?
The Edgar and Buzz Cut + Skin Fade have the coolest reputation of any Mexican haircut. However, your individual style will dictate which Mexican haircut you find the coolest.
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