Apart from the fact that they look good on almost everybody, buzz cuts have another huge advantage to them: they are extremely easy to maintain! Traditional buzz cuts used to be cut with hair clippers – it also meant shaving off almost all of the hair for comfort and a rugged style.
Modern buzz cuts are that much more varied and are seeing a resurgence as quite the number of Hollywood stars sported them. So we decided to share the many cool buzz cut hairstyles you can sport nowadays!
1. The Ryan Reynolds
Who could be better to start off our list of amazing buzz cuts than Mr. Deadpool himself? Ryan has sported the buzz cut many times over the years and it was always a good look on him as it shows off his chiseled features.
2. The Undercut Buzz Cut
Get an undercut buzz cut by shaving the sides and back of the head and leaving some short hair on top – the buzz. You know what’s great about this style? It’s very fancy and requires little maintenance – except for more frequent trips to the barber.
3. The Long Buzz Cut
Even though the hair is a few inches longer than you would normally expect to see for this type of haircut, this is still a buzz cut. It is a slightly outgrown one that can also serve as a transition hairstyle.
4. The Spiky Buzz Cut
This is a modern interpretation of the traditional buzz cut as the hair on top on the head was turned into small messy spikes. Use plenty of gel or hair mousse to copy this simple but handsome look.
5. The Overgrown Buzz Cut
Think about this version of the buzz cuts as a five o’clock shadow beard. Therefore, this means that you’ve had a classic buzz cut and then allowed it to grow for a month or two. If so, this would be the result!
6. The James Marsden
He played Prince Charming in Enchanted where he showed off his wavy longer locks. But here, he proves that a short length cut can be just as dashing as long wavy locks – even if he looks like an urban price with a scowl in this photo.
7. Military Buzz Cuts
Buzzed haircuts are part of the military cuts family that also includes the induction cut, the butch cut, and the burr cut. However, in the meantime, buzz cuts strayed a bit from the path and caught some Hollywood glam. Still, if you want to go back to the roots, admire the original buzz cut.
8. The Formal Buzz Cut
Even though they do look quite butch, buzz cuts can also be stylish and formal – if one only styles them right. Here is a perfect example of a buzz cut paired with a steel gray suit and the classsy white checkered shirt.
9. The Clean Buzz Cut
The idea of a clean buzz cut means that all the lines and edges have been thoroughly shaved. As a consequence, there are no loose ends or stray hairs that could take away from the utter perfection that is this haircut.
10. The Skin Fade Buzz Cut
Ask your hairstylist to leave a few inches of hair on top of your head so that they can also add a fade cut down the sides and in the back. The result is a great cut that is modern and hip with just a touch of rugged masculinity.
11. The Off-Duty Buzz Cut
Here is a more relaxed and natural version of the traditional buzz cut. It’s perfect for the summertime and for men looking for an incredibly easy to style and maintain look that can immediately return to buzz cut lengths.
12. Side-Parted Buzz Cuts
Yes, that is possible: seeing as the buzz cut is such a versatile hairstyle, you can do anything you want with it. That includes asking your hairstylist to keep your existing side parting. It can help out with the hair growth process too!
13. The Closely Shaved Sides Buzz Cut
When we talk about low maintenance, this is where it’s all at. This hairdo incorporates not only a buzz cut but also very closely shaved sides and back as well. It can be a good solution for receding hairlines too!
14. Buzz Cuts and Beards
When you sport a military-inspired buzz cut, you’re already sending the message that you’re a man’s man. Adding a beard will only help make the look all the better!
15. The Buzz Cut with Fake Quiff
Apart from the side parting that can embellish your buzz cut and add to it, you can also sport a small, faux quiff in the front. Use some hair products to get this look as well as some added volume and depth.
16. The Stylized Buzz Cuts
In this version of the classic buzz cut, styling is taken to new heights and helps take this look out of the ordinary. Just look how perfect those lines are! The cut will also go amazingly well with a dapper suit and tie.
17. Buzz Cuts for Thick Hair
One way of keeping thick hair in place it is by going for a buzz cut. It will help you stay cool in summertime and it requires very low maintenance. A clean shave on the sides and in the back applies can also help make for a more interesting look as the elements fade into one another.
18. The High and Tight Look
The high and tight is another type of military haircut that very closely resembles the buzz cut. To make it easier to recognize, know that the back and sides are skin shaved and the top is faded or blended in so they’ll connect.
19. The Curly Buzz Cut
If you happen to have curly hair, then you can use it to your advantage and create a very stylish buzz cut. A clean-shaven beard and faded sides that connect it to the top of the head will complete this one-of-a-kind look.
20. Razor Lines
The trends of these past few years were all about keeping it symmetrical and elegant when it came to the hair and beard. No rogue hairs were allowed anymore – and definitely no bushy beards.
21. Half and Half Cut
You can take any of the options we presented above and mix them up. In this way, you will get a half wavy buzz cut and a half clean-shaven faded undercut with an elegantly trimmed beard. The look is both party and business!
22. Buzz Cuts for Blonde Hair
Independently of what people might think, buzz cuts don’t look amazing just on dark-haired men. Blonde and fair-skinned guys will also look very interesting as it will really bring out their facial features. Also, the key to getting this particular look lies in growing a thick beard at the same time.
23. The Heartthrob Buzz Cut
Any man who still has teen heartthrob good looks, a strong jawline, and piercing light blue eyes should definitely consider going for a buzz as this will make all their features stand out. It would be a pity to hide them away between waves of hair.
24. The Bradley Cooper
And speaking of good looks and piercing blue eyes, here is actor Bradley Cooper sporting a very dashing overgrown buzz to hight and tight hairstyles for men. He paired this with a military-style jacket and leather necklace.
25. The Flat Top Buzz Cut
As you might have guessed, this version of the buzz cut combines this classic cut with the flat top. In case you don’t know what the latter is, we suggest you rewatch the classic Top Gun or check out this piece. Ice Man can tell you a thing or two about it.
26. The Zayn Malik Buzz Cut
Zayn Malik’s hair has its very own fandom on the internet. Every time he changes his hairdo, his fans seem to start many debates about it. Here is the famous entertainer sporting a classic buzz cut, which he then styled with a small hooped earring and a nose ring.
27. The Mohawk Cut
The mohawk and the buzz cut are two of the manliest cuts that any man can go for. Consequently, when you put them together, you end up with a fabulous mix of rugged masculinity and rebelliousness that will make anyone swoon.
28. Trendy Buzz Cuts
If they allowed such things as trendiness in the military, this is what the haircuts would look like. This is a classic clean shave paired with a long flat mohawk which ends in the front with combed out “bangs”.
29. The Gentleman’s Buzz Cut
Going for a buzz cut will not steal from your elegance and poise at all. Just take a look at the model in this example: he looks every bit the gentleman, with perfect hair and retro diamond stud earring. The skin fade sides are clearly separated from the slightly longer top by a clean and hard line.
30. Exemplary Buzz Cuts
Evidently, since we are talking about buzz cuts and they do come from the military forces, we had to throw in the mix an army man as well. Here he is, proudly sporting his uniform, name tags, and, of course, the buzz cut.
31. Buzz Cuts and Faded Sides
Here is another combination you might like to try in the summertime when the pesky heat makes it almost unbearable to go out. Check out this buzz cut combined with a classic faded style. It’s a wonderful and natural progression from short hair to a downright shave.
32. Buzz Cut and Stubble
A cute combination is that between the buzz cut and a stubble. It’s not as rugged as when this military hairstyle is combined with a fully grown beard, but it’s absolutely great nonetheless. Throw on some hipster shades and a fleece shirt and you’ll be good to go!
33. The Frontal Buzz Cut
The rocking model in this pic displays an interesting approach to buzz cuts. He went classic on almost his entire head – except for the forefront. This cut below reminds us of a cooler version of the Brazilian footballer Ronaldo’s infamous fringe-only buzz cut.
34. The Clean High Taper
This is the clean high taper buzz cut, presented here in combination with a short and perfectly well-trimmed, barely-there beard. It’s a cool and versatile look that works well in all seasons and for all occasions.
35. The 90s Inspired Buzz Cut
We all know that 2016 was the year that saw the beginning of the 90s comeback – one that is still going strong. Therefore, get inspiration by this style trend and also combine your buzz cut with some 90s gelled spikes. If you don’t care for gel, you can always use some hair mousse to get the look.
36. The Caesar Buzz Cut
This is a low fade Caesar buzz cut. Try it out if you wake up one morning and want to feel like true royalty – after all, the haircut’s name was inspired by the eponymous Roman emperor. Use a small and dense comb to create the perfect hairdo.
37. The Never Out of Style Cut
Here is another example of a marvelous buzz cut that is here to prove this cut will never go out of style. Apart from that, it will always look good – no matter which version you choose and independent of hair color or length.
38. The Butch Cut
Go for a butch cut to make your facial features really stand out. By taking the focus off of the hair, you will make face the center of attention. This idea work especially well if you have a high forehead or cheekbones.
39. The Jake Gyllenhaal Buzz Cut
Here’s actor Jake Gyllenhaal circa 2005, when he kept things back to the basics with a very simple and traditional buzz cut. Take his example and don’t let them figure you out. Keep them on their toes.
40. The Tom Hardy Buzz Cut
Some argued that there is nothing Tom Hardy could do wrong. And we tend to agree, personal style and hairstyles included. Here he is on the red carpet sporting a simple buzz cut and a full-on beard.
41. Protective Buzz Cuts
As far as hairstyles go, the buzz can also be counted as a protective one as well. This means that it will protect the hair from sun and cold damage – and also from yourself too (in case, you know, you have a history of bad hair decisions).
42. Your First Buzz Cut
If you’re a teen and just beginning to show your head in the socializing world, then let your first manly haircut be a buzz cut. It will do wonders for your self-esteem and establish a hair styling path for years to come!
43. The V-Shaped Buzz Cuts
If you want a little embellishment for your buzz cut, here’s an idea. Ask your barber or hairstylist to go for a V-shape at the back of the neck. This works especially well if you have darker hair as it will make for a cool contrast with the skin tone – it also works the other way round too, with lighter hair and darker skin tones.
44. Wavy Buzz Cuts
Wearing a buzz cut will give you more confidence and power than you might think – even if your hair is naturally wavy. Pair the hairstyle with a well-trimmed beard, a power suit, and diamond studs to match and you will be ready to conquer the world!
45. The Make Room for the Beard Cut
Buzz cuts can also mean the following: the less hair you have on your head, the bigger and bolder you can go with the beard! Trim it down into minimalism or go on full Metal Jack, it won’t matter – you’ll look amazing!
46. The Jake Gyllenhaal Cut 2.0
Here is actor Jake Gyllenhaal again with another version of this fabled haircut that proves his love and admiration for a buzz, even an overgrown one. We cannot say he’s wrong, seeing as this hairstyle compliments his facial features so well.
47. The Paul Walker
Here is regretted actor Paul Walker superbly sporting a buzz cut that was clipped uniformly and which was paired with light stubble. The short blonde hair highlighted his angular face as well as his stunning blue eyes.
48. The Hipster Buzz Cut
There is such a thing as hipster buzz cuts too, in case you didn’t know. Hipsters took this hairstyle and made it their own and we are definitely glad they did so because this man looks absolutely gorgeous with his faded short buzz cut and longish hipster beard.
49. The Lumberjack Buzz Cut
A variation of the hipster one, the lumberjack buzz cut will have you grow an attractive bushy beard. Display it proudly wherever you go and keep your hair short. After all, there is no need to look like Hagrid on vacation.
50. Buzz Cuts with No Pretentious
No matter how you dress up or what style you choose, a buzz cut will always keep it manly, underrated, and elegant. These are three qualities every man out there should have, don’t you think so?
As you’ve seen, there is more to the buzz cut than initially meets the eye as there are more ways to wear this traditionally military cut than initially expected.
Buzz cuts are simply one of those simple and great hairstyles that never go out of trend and that can look good on anyone. So which of these buzz cut ideas for men is close to making you want to chop your hair off today? Drop a comment and tell us!