Flat top haircuts have become immensely popular as soon as they appeared, being the first choice for many men and women even nowadays. Although history points out that this hairstyle was largely worn by black men, these days everyone seems keen to embrace it. The flat top haircut styles are trendy and, apparently, ageless, so here you have some of our suggestions for this hairdo that might make you want to try one too:
1. Side Combed Flat-Top
What better way to stand out from the crowd than personalizing your hairstyle? Add a casual side part to your regular flat top haircut and the result will pleasantly surprise you.
2. Flat Top Hawk
While we are at new and different elements to be added, try to combine this haircut with a hawk. The long middle section will nicely contrast with the bare sides, so hurry up and try it yourself!
3. Precision Flat Top Haircut
This is one of those pics that displays an expertly cut of the flat top, having the perfect right angle above the forehead.
4. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Flat Top
The flat tops being one of the most popular military styles, it is no wonder Arnold Schwarzenegger featured this haircut in the movie Predator.
5. Angled Front Flat Top
Having a precise angle above the forehead and a fade cut to emphasize the contrast, this hairstyle combines two types of haircuts and the outcome is perfect.
6. Modern Flat Top Hairstyle
Take a look at how this technique can make the most out of short, not too thick hair, without resorting to dyeing tricks or other color changing procedures.
7. Black Faded Flat Top
There is no doubt that this haircut looks best on black men as they have the advantage of naturally textured hair. It is also easier for them to maintain this hairdo for a longer period.
8. Flat Top for Light Brown Hair
This picture features an example of how this haircut can be suitable for men with light brown hair too. If you were worried that the flat top might not be fashionable enough, this congressman is proving you wrong.
9. Mini Flat Top Hairstyle
Your barber will know what to do if you ask for a mini flat top: your sides will be completely shaven and the top section will have a low cut. It will certainly be an easy hairdo to maintain!
10. Clean Flat Top
This long middle patch and the clean sides will look edgy in every sense, especially if you add some designs to the haircut.
11. Asymmetric Flat Top
If you want to be funky and artistic, forget about the old school flat top haircut and choose a precise asymmetric cut that will give you a stunning look.
12. Fade Flat Top Haircut
The mid faded sides and the thick middle section give you a classy, yet cool appearance, particularly if you tell your barber to round off the edges.
13. Natural Curly Flat Top
Your curly hair will look amazing if you only shave the sides of your head and let the top be as wild as it can get.
14. Wavy Flat Top with Beard
You can comb your waves back and shave your sides while displaying a nicely trimmed beard that will give you a slightly rougher tone than normal.
15. Low Flat Top Haircut
This hairstyle looks surprisingly well on redheads, due to the strong contrast between the shaven sides and the reddish top section.
16. Bobby Brown’s Flat Top
Back in the ’80s, this was one of the most popular flat top haircut designs, so it’s no wonder that a public figure such as Bobby Brown wore this hairstyle too.
17. Extreme Flat Top
This is an extremely tall flat-top, which can only be pulled off by black men because of their hair’s texture. The faded sides complete this experimental haircut which looks great especially on young people.
18. Michael Cudlitz’s Flat Top Hairstyle
Those of you who are fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead might have recognized this haircut when Abraham was introduced into the story. With his tall figure, broad shoulders, guns in hands and a reddish flat top, he couldn’t have looked more military-like.
19. Wide High Top with Faded Sides
The high section begins immediately after the fade side, widening as it goes up. No wonder this lofty look is often chosen over different types of the flat top haircut.
20. Josh McDermitt’s Combo
If you’re the „business in the front, party in the back” kind of guy, McDermitt’s combination of flat top and a mullet might just be the right choice for you.
21. Dyed Pompadour Flat Top
You can always mix the pompadour with the flat top and if you also dye your hair a little bit, just some strands, the result will look amazing.
Find the essence of the true pompadour hairstyle on our list!
22. Simon Cowell’s Flat Top
The X Factor juror is a big fan of the flat top, a great haircut if you have thick and unruly straight hair that you’re trying to tame.
23. Old School Flat Top Haircut
This is one of the favorite choices for high school boys who do not want to take too much time styling their hair.
24. Dapper Flat Top
If you like taking care of your hair and you don’t get out of the house without the perfect hairdo, then this is the flat top that you need. It will definitely underline your nice features and attention to details.
25. Smart Flat Top
This hairstyle goes well with anyone who enjoys the smart casual dress code. It is also fitting for special occasions when you’re required to wear a suit.
26. No Shaven Sides Flat Top Haircut
You can pull off the flat top without having to give up on your side hair and the outcome will look just as gorgeous.
27. Pompadour Flat Top
This is a more conservative variation of the flat top, given the fact that the pompadour is associated with past decades. You can go for this formal haircut and still look modern and popular.
28. Tupac’s Juice Haircut
Introduced back in the ’90s, this hairstyle became highly popular and is still one of the top choices when it comes to the flat top.
29. Real Flatbed
Being the origin of the flat top, this haircut features a thick and compact top section, while the fade sides delicately continue to be in contrast with it.
30. Will Smith’s Flat Top
Back when he was the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith rocked the flat top with a huge smile on his face. He inspired a lot of youngsters with that hairstyle, which was only natural given the popularity of the show.
31. Military Flat Top
This haircut is not only very manly but also attractive. With a short middle patch and shaven sides, your hairdo will certainly make you feel fantastic.
32. Natural Flat Top Haircut with Designs
The design trend is really popular so it’s a very good idea to combine the flat top with some side designs, that will improve the overall look of your hairstyle.
33. Colorful Flat Top
Add a yellowish color to your high top and your hairstyle will make the ladies fall in love with what they see.
34. High Top with Faded Sides
Your hair is free to make wild curls in the middle patch while the clear sides point out the discrepancy between the two sections.
35. Flat Top with a Part
If you thought this hairstyle is only for young people, you were wrong. This clean and neat hairstyle works wonders for men of any age, so don’t be afraid to try it yourself.
36. Modern Dyed Flat Top
Nothing screams self-confidence like a bold color! The modern dyed flat top works perfectly for men with strong personalities and it will certainly turn heads. Go for a statement color, such as electric blue to highlight the symmetry of this hairstyle.
37. High Flat Top Haircut
A high flat top haircut will never go unnoticed! It will highlight your facial features and compliment a symmetrical face. Use hairspray to hold it in place and you are good to go. Versatile and unique the high flat top haircut matches both casual and dressy events.
Based on the photos we gathered for you above and every video you can find on YouTube with tutorials, the flat top haircut will no longer be a mystery to you. Make your pick and show your barber which variation you think would look best on you.
July 2019: We updated the styles in this article.