44 Best Crew Cut Hairstyles for Men (2019 Update)

Sometimes you just want a haircut that is simple, easy to maintain, and possible for anyone to achieve. But, in the quickly-evolving world of fashion, having a haircut that is modern and easy to work with is almost impossible… or so many people think. The truth is that some of the sharpest and good-looking styles are just a few seconds away.

What’s amazing about hairstyles is that they can be manipulated so that there’s always one that is bound to suit you and your situation, especially with crew cuts. If one doesn’t work out, you can always try the next. Mix them up a little; the world is yours.

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To give you an idea, below are 44 of the Top Crew Cut Hairstyles that you can choose from:

1. Medium Fade with Chin Strap

Medium Fade with Chin Strap - Best Crew Cut Hairstyles
Instagram / @REDLANCUTS

For this style, begin the fade just above your ears and have it gradually fading into the hair on top of your head. Grow your beard out so it only extends as a part of your chin, not onto your cheeks or bottom lip.

2. Medium Fade Sharp Edges

Medium Fade Sharp Edges
Instagram / @SANI.7542

For this hairstyle, you want to focus on keeping the edges of your hair sharp and shaved (a straight razor is the best way to do this). Begin fading your hair right above the ears and keep it a little longer on top.

3. Medium Fade + Combover with Beard

Medium Fade with Beard -Best Crew Cut Hairstyles
Instagram / @FLORIDA_BARBERIAN

This style is one that is bound to draw attention. Grow out your beard before hand. Start the fade just above your ear and keep the hair on top of your head as long as you wish. Ensure to keep your beard well groomed.

4. Medium Fade Short with Beard

Medium Fade Short with Beard - Best Crew Cut Hairstyles
Instagram / @_ICAROMARCOS

For this style, being the fade just above your ears and have it gradually bring it higher. Make sure the top of your head is cut short (no longer than an inch). Grow out your beard and keep the edges trimmed.

5. Medium Fade Slick Back

Medium Fade Slick Back - Best Crew Cut Hairstyles
Instagram / @VAGLOSBARBER

Begin by fading the hair on the sides of your head around the top of your ears. Using a comb and the American Classic Firm Hold Styling Gel, slick your hair back as far as you can.

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6. Medium Fade Wavy Long

Medium Fade Wavy Long - Best Crew Cut Hairstyles
Instagram / @HAIR.BY.STINE

Begin the fade just above the ears and have it fade up until the hair on top of your head. Ensure that it is well grown before beginning to fade the sides. Using water and Consort For Men Hair Spray, wave your hair.

7. Medium Fade Front Focus

Medium Fade Front Focus
Instagram / @RESTYLE_1

Begin this style by fading your hair just above the ears and having it fade quickly near the top of your head. When you get out of the shower, use your hand and move the hair forwards, adding emphasis to the front. Repeat this many times.

8. Medium Fade with Hard Part

Medium Fade with Hard Part
Instagram / @DAVID_KUZMIN

Begin the fade just above your ears and have it quickly fade to its longest length. Using a comb and Johnny B Mode Styling Gel, part your hair along its natural part line on top of your head.

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9. Medium Fade Long Messy

Medium Fade Long Messy - Best Crew Cut Hairstyles

For this style, fade your hair just above your ears and gradually blend it longer as you go up. Using your hands and Dove Gel, mess it up as you wish. Ensure your hair is long before fading the sides.

10. Medium Fade with Long Slick

Medium Fade with Long Slick - Best Crew Cut Hairstyles
Instagram / @AWETHEBARBER

For this style, fade your hair just above your ears. Make sure that the hair on top of your head is long before doing this. Using American Crew Hold Styling Gel and a comb, slick your hair back.

11. High Fade Side Slicked

High Fade Side Slicked - Best Crew Cut Hairstyles
Instagram / @9AAHAZE

For a higher fade, begin the fade near the top of your head and stop at the line of your hair on top of your head. Using Men’s American Crew Hold Gel and a comb, slick your hair to the side.

12. High Fade with Part

High Fade with Part - Best Crew Cut Hairstyles
Source / @PINTEREST

For this style, begin the fade near the top of your head and have it quickly fade to the hair on top of your head. Using Gentlemen’s Refined Moulding Gel, create a part along your hair’s natural part line.

13. High Fade with Sided Part

High Fade with Sided Part
Instagram / @UG0212

For a more classic look, fade the sides and back of your head near the top and, using Gentlemen’s Refined Moulding Gel and a comb, create a part and comb the hair towards the opposite side.

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14. High Fade Short

High Fade Short - Best Crew Cut Hairstyles

For this style, you want all of your hair to be short (no more than an inch or so). Begin the fade near the top of your head and have it directly blend into the natural length of your overall hair.

15. High Fade Short with Stubble

High Fade Short with Stubble
Instagram / @MR.FASHIONVICTIM

For this style, keep the hair all over your head relatively short. Fade the sides of your head so they blend into the top and, using a Philips Trimmer, keep your beard trimmed to just a stubble.

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16. High Fade with Beard

High Fade with Beard
Instagram / @JAMA__BARBER

Keep the overall length of your head relatively short for this style. Fade your hair so it gradually blends into the length of the top of your head. Grow your beard out and keep it well-trimmed on the edges.

17. High Fade Buzz with Beard

High Fade Buzz with Beard
Instagram / @VAGABONDBARBER

For this style, buzz all of your hair to about a ⅛  inch in length. Fade the sides of your head until they match the overall length. Grow your beard out as you wish but keep the edges well trimmed and groomed.

18. High Fade Square Bangs

High Fade Square Bangs
Instagram / @AWETHEBARBER

For this style, you’ll want to make sure your hair is short all around. Begin the fade relatively high up and quickly blend to the longest length of your hair. Trim your bangs to create the distinct square look.

19. High Fade Frosted Tips

High Fade Frosted Tips
Instagram / @DARKWAVEBARBER

To get this look, you’ll want to keep your hair relatively short. Fade the sides so they begin just above the ear. Go to a stylist and ask them to frost the tips of your hair (you may need to gel your hair up).

20. High Fade with Chin Strap

High Fade with Chin Strap
Instagram / @CHILD_OF_THE_ATOM

For this style, begin the fade just above your ears. Have it slowly fade upwards towards the top of your head. Grow your beard and keep it so it doesn’t grow on the cheeks.

21. High Fade with Short Beard

High Fade with Short Beard
Instagram / @THESHANESUTTON

Ensure your hair is short all over for this style. Fade your hair so it begins just above the ears and slowly blends upwards. Keep your beard trimmed so it doesn’t grow very long (no more than ½ an inch).

22. High Fade Short Stiff

High Fade Short Stiff
Instagram / @BRODAHBARBERS

For this style, you’ll want your hair short all around. Fade high and have it gradually blend into the hair on top of your head. Using American Hold Styling Gel, gel your hair so it spikes stiff.

23. High Fade Clean Cut Short

High Fade Clean Cut Short
Instagram / @RHEVLAUREANO

For this style, begin the fade near the top of your head and have it gradually blend to the longer hair on top. Avoid a messy due and ensure to keep the edges of your hair cleanly shaven and trimmed.

24. High Fade Messy Hair

High Fade Messy Hair
Instagram / @EBIZ_BARBER

For this style, begin the fade high up until it meets your longer hair. After a shower, use water to mess your hair up. Use Consort Hair Spray for Men to maintain that messy-looking style over the course of the day.

25. High Fade Pompadour

High Fade Pompadour
Instagram / @12OSS._

Ensure your hair is long before starting this style. Fade the sides high so they meet the longer hair. Using Pompadour Natural Beeswax Paste and a comb, style your hair to give it volume and depth.

26. High Fade Long Side-Slicked

High Fade Long Side-Slicked
Instagram / @SYAZWANDAUDSD

For this style, have the hair on top of your head fairly long. Fade the sides high and have them gradually connect with the longer hair. Using Gentlemen’s Moulding Gel, gel the hair to the side.

27. High Fade Clean Short

High Fade Clean Short
Instagram / @NORTHEASTLADY

For this style, keep all of your hair relatively short. Fade the sides high so they connect with the longer hair and keep the edges shaven and clean. Grow a small, groomed beard for some added effect.

28. Short Clean Cut

Short Clean Cut
Instagram / @HISTORY_CUT

For this style, keep your hair relatively short. Make sure that the edges of your hair are short and shaven. Using any hair product, cleanly comb and gel/spray your hair to keep it neat.

29. Short Sides with Spikes

Short Sides with Spikes
Instagram / @UG0212

Keep the sides of your head shorter than the top of your head (this doesn’t necessarily mean fade them). Using Johnny B Mode Styling Gel, spike up your hair as you wish and use a comb to fine-tune it.

30. Low Fade Long Wavy

Low Fade Long Wavy
Instagram / @RAIS__CRAFTSMAN

Begin the fade low on your sides and have it slowly get longer. Ensure the top is fairly long and thin. Using Johnny B Mode Styling Gel and a comb, wavy the hair back as if you were slicking it back.

31. Low Fade Slick Long

Low Fade Slick Long
Instagram / @SIDNEV_IVAN

Begin the fade low on the sides of your head and keep the top hair long and volumized. Using a comb and American Crew Fiber Gel, slick the hair directly up and slightly back, giving it depth.

32. Low Fade Pompadour

Low Fade Pompadour
Instagram / @UDIKIRSPIL

Begin the fade around the edges of your hair and keep the top as long as you desire. Using a comb and Pompadour Natural Beeswax Paste, style your hair up and slightly back, giving lots of volume and “pomfing” it.

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33. Skin Fade with Part

Skin Fade with Part
Instagram / @TAGAK_ARTEM

For this style, shave the sides right up to the edge of the hair on top of your head. Part your hair along its natural part line and, using Johnny B Mode Styling Gel and a comb, add as much emphasis as you wish.

34. Skin Fade with Moustache

Skin Fade with Moustache
Instagram / @BARBERBYSINAN

Fade the sides of your head so they are shaved all the way to the hair on top of your head. Style the top as you wish. Grow out a moustache and keep it trimmed/groomed to assist with healthy growing.

35. Skin Fade Short with Beard

Skin Fade Short with Beard
Instagram / @EBIZ_BARBER

Keep all of your hair relatively short for this style. Shave the sides right up to the hair on the sides of your head. Using a Philips Trimmer, keep your beard trimmed and groomed as long as you’d like.

36. Skin Fade with Part

Skin Fade with Part
Instagram / @MAJIC_HAIR

Shave the sides of your head right up to the point of the hair on top of your head. Create a part along the natural part line in your hair and comb it to add additional definition.

37. Shaved Sides Long On Top

Shaved Sides Long On Top
Instagram / @STYLE_BY_NAM

Ensure the hair on top of your head is long beforehand. Shave the sides as high as you want but do not fade them into the longer hair. Style the top of your head as you wish and use whatever product you like.

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38. Filled Fade Long Top

Filled Fade Long Top
Instagram / @SYAZWANDAUDSD

Filled fade means there’s a little more definition to the fade. Keep the hair on top of your hair styled as you wish but don’t begin the fade on the sides from a shaved-like length; start with a 0.5 and fade from there.

39. Full Buzz Square Back

Full Buzz Square Back

Buzz cut all of the hair so that it is no longer than ½  an inch long on top. Shave the hair on the back of your neck so that it creates a clear and clean square shape (emphasize the corners of the square).

40. Almost Buzzed with Beard

Almost Buzzed with Beard
Instagram / @ZINAIDA_YACENKO

Cut your hair so that it is about ¾ inches long all over your head. Begin growing a beard and keep it neatly trimmed. Ensure it doesn’t start higher than about halfway up your ear to keep a clean look.

41. Shaved with Beard

Shaved with Beard
Instagram / @RKMENON.IN

Shave your head so that the hair is almost or completely gone. Grow your beard out as much as you’d like but ensure that it doesn’t grow past halfway up your ear. Keep the edges shaven to make it look clean.

42. Middle Cut

Middle Cut

For this style, you want your hair to create a line down the middle of your head. Ensure it is fairly long and shave the sides or fade them to make them shorter than the hair on top of your head.

43. Design to Fade

Design to Fade

For this style, you’ll want your sides to be cut low but not shaved. Create a design along the sides and back of your head and fade until about ½ an inch from the bottom of the design so it stands out more.

44. Design to Fade Long

Design to Fade Long
Instagram / @9AAHAZE

For this style, you’ll want the hair on top of your head to be fairly long. Create the design on the sides of your head and along the back. Fade until about ½ an inch under your design(s).

Make the Next Move

As stated before, crew cuts are one of the best haircuts for men: they suit almost any situation, there’s a crew cut for everyone, and they are one of the easiest hairstyles to get and maintain. What’s important is to actually make the next move and get out there and be the change you want to be. Try the styles out. You have all the time in the world, so don’t be afraid to experiment a little bit.

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