From London boys to Milan men, European men know the style well. Although we already look to them for plenty of clothing inspiration, we should also follow their lead when it comes to grooming. Whether it’s dapper undercuts, slicked back styles or innovative reinterpretations of classic looks, European barbers know their stuff. Here are the coolest European haircuts to inspire your next trip to the barbershop.
1. Smooth back
The classic slicked back is a hairstyle that gentlemen have been rocking for years and for good reason! Sleek, clean and with a slight edge, this cut ticks all the boxes.
Although the term “comb-over” might make you think of an older man trying to cover up a hair loss problem, think again. The reinvented haircut looks even better with full hair and is fairly simple to style with a hair dryer, product and a comb.
3. Low Fade
The low fade looks great with short medium hair on top. If you are going for a medium length, you should consider a slicked back hairstyle to complete your look.
The Pompadour was one of the biggest styles of the year. This side-parting version retains the vintage charm of a classic pump while keeping the overall look decidedly contemporary.
5. half fade
The mid fade haircut starts above the ears making it distinctive while still being adaptable to different styling approaches. Complementary to short straight hairstyles, this is a trendier take on this cut. To ensure that your style of this cut is neat and under control, set it with a firm-hold mousse or gel.
6. Half bun
The man bun continues to dominate as a popular style throughout Europe and the rest of the world. This polished half updo version takes the trend to the next level, leaving the bottom half of the hair loose. Men with curly hair will find this style looks relaxed while those with straight hair will look more elegant.
7. Tight waves
This tight wave haircut is a polished style that is perfect for stylish men. Featuring a cropped full length with slight volume and added bounce to the top, this look is ideal for business men and the like.
8. Disconnect the undercut
This awesome disconnected undercut is a great option for men with naturally thick curly hair. By keeping the sides shaved, the look maintains a polished and polished appearance. The addition of the small hard part, however, creates a modern edge.
9. BCBG Cut
This preppy cut is the perfect new hairstyle for the polished modern man. Sleek and clean with just the slightest touch of casual, this look is perfect for any occasion.
10. Middle part
As with all of the 90s, the middle part haircut has returned to popularity. This “curtain” style cut was incredibly popular 20 years ago, and now you can rock it again! Just be sure to keep your outfit modern to avoid looking like you’re dying to relive the decade.
11. High top
High haircuts were popular in the 80s and are popular again. With short sides (undercut or faded) and a super high top section (often secured with product), this style is quirky and cool. How long you take the top is up to you, but make sure you have enough volume to pull off longer lengths.
12. Wavy Curls
Channel your inner bohemian with this cool wavy hairstyle. Based on the classic “mushroom” hairstyles of the 60s, this look stays modern with lots of texture.
13. Afro Blonde
While clean shaves and braids are always stylish choices, this medium length afro beats them both. Cool with a rock and roll edge, this natural blonde-toned style pairs perfectly with a bohemian wardrobe.
14. Textured Waves
Short hair doesn’t have to be boring. This European man proves it with this stylish and modern cut. By styling it with a small amount of pomade, it defines its natural waves to create lots of texture and interest.
15. 70s Redux
This 70s “redux” style has all the hallmarks of a cool, grown-up bowl cut. The full-volume retro style features long lengths that curl at the ends and full front bangs.
16. Long Curls
While many styles will undoubtedly feature an undercut, longer lengths will ultimately reign supreme for men. This curly style is just one example and one more elegant style!
17. Light Layers
A light, layered haircut can give a fresh look, especially in the summer months. If you already have a slight wave in your hair, this easy cut will be perfect for you.
18. Long Layers + Side Part
Europeans know how to be stylish without trying. This long, layered cut proves it just as much and is sure to be your new go-to style for casual occasions. Remember to keep it textured with lots of movement and conceal your part with loose strands.
19. Slick Back + Undercut
This cool style features a long, sleek back with an undercut. To prevent the look from appearing flat and lifeless, blow-dry the hair using a round brush to pull the roots up before applying the pomade.
What is a European haircut?
A European haircut is one of the many stylish cuts seen on the dapper and suave men of Europe. This could include sexy slicked back hair, fades, pompadours, disconnected undercuts, tight waves, layers, blonde afros or a 70s Redux.
What is the best European haircut?
The best Euro cut will be the one that suits your face shape and hair texture. Versatile styles that feature cropped backs and sides with more length on top let you style it in more Euro-inspired ways. Go for a modern fade, then style the top with slicked back hair, a comb over or a pompadour.
What is the most popular haircut in 2022?
Some of the most popular men’s haircuts in 2022 are undercut, short back and sides, fades, slick back, curtain bangs, side part and pompadour.
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