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 haircuts for men! 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 Haircuts
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 Haircuts
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 Haircuts
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 Haircuts
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 Haircuts
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.
For more hair part suggestions check out our separate page.
7. Afro 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. Military Flat Top Haircuts
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 Haircuts
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 Haircuts with High Skin Fade
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 Fade
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 with High Fade & Taper
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 AGT 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 Haircuts with Taper Fade
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 Short 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. 70s Greaser Flat Top Haircuts
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 Haircuts 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. Curly 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 Boogie with Slight Widow’s Peak and Fade
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 Haircuts for Long Hair (Long-ish)
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. You’ll need a lot of hair products, though.
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.
September 2019: We updated the styles in this article.
Andy has been passionate about men’s hairstyles from a very young. He afterward pursued a profession as a hair stylist, following in his family’s footsteps. He is now working in a reputable salon in his hometown and is about to start a second bachelor’s degree. Andy is very fond of writing, and what better way to do it than by combining it with his passion? In his free time, Andy enjoys playing football, reading, and catching up on some cult classics.
John Nelson says
I really hated my first flattop. The barber shaved off my longer hair all off when my mom left the barber shop to go shopping. I was 11 then in 1977. It was really different for a kid to have a flattop back then. My ears kind of stuck out too. It looked like the military flattop in #31. I’m sure my hair was too long anyway. I hated that barber, but looking back he did me a favor then. Later in high school I tried it again and loved it. Used butch wax and a warm hair dryer to shape it.
Michael S. Knaus says
We’re glad this haircut grew on you as it’s making a huge comeback.
Have a nice day.
I used to have flattop haircut when I was young and it looks alike the picture #25. Actually, I love to try to have this haircut again if this trend is really popular in 2018 that I hope.
Michael S. Knaus says
Probably most guys had a flat top at least once in their life. You will be happy to know that flat tops are making a comeback this year so go for it.
Have a nice day!
Nathaniel NB Brownell says
The very first time I saw the flat top hair style I felt for it totally.And since that time I started using it. I still don’t want go away.
I had a flattop years ago tast week I got a horseshoe flattop and I love it now never go back flattop for life thanks .