It is true that every season brings in something new. However, there are styles that remain trendy no matter the decade. When you think about spiky hair, it is more than obvious that this style has been in for a while now and it does not seem to be going out any time soon. On the second thought, there is nothing weird about this fact. The truth is that spiky hairstyles are the ones to bring masculinity and edginess into your look. That is why if you are looking for a new twist to be added to your style – we suggest you take this compilation into consideration. One thing can be stated straight away – there is a spiky hairstyle for all the hair textures, so no worries here!


How To Get Spiky Hair

Just like all the haircut styles for men, spiky hair needs proper styling, and we are going to help you with that as well!

  • Wash your hair first and towel dry it.
  • Use your favorite styling product throughout your hair. Make sure it does not gather up in one place.
  • Grab your hair and start making spikes out of it.
  • Repeat the garbing procedure if necessary.
  • Use some hairspray to fix your hair properly.

There you go!

Spiky hair is back in town, and it is important that you know how to pull it off properly. Today we are going to talk about various cuts involving spikes as well as we are going to tell how to style it properly. Read on!


Best Spiky Hairstyles For Men

Just before we start our journey into the world of spiky haircut ideas, it should be mentioned that there are certain things to consider first. The thing is that unlike many other mens haircuts spikes require shorter sides and longer top. The length and the shortness as well can be chosen according to your own preferences. What is more, we are going to share with you a fair share of examples to think about. However, we figured that you need to be warned about this peculiarity straight away!

Long Spiky Bangs

The undercut is genuinely one of the most popular mens haircuts these days, but not everyone is ready to go as far as to pull off an undercut. That is why shortly shaved sides are the perfect substitution to play around with. What is more, a longer textured fringe will make you look stylish and manly at the same time.

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Spiky Hair Fade

It is not a secret to anyone that fade haircuts have been on the edge of popularity for a while now. That is why we suggest to your attention this stylish spiked hair style combined with a fade. This particular style will fit those of you who do not like to spend much time on styling since due to the texture of the hair your cut will always look its best.

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Short On Sides Long On Top

In case you are looking for men’s haircuts that combine super long and short hair in one – we may have something in store for you. The thing is that among all the types of haircuts for men this spiked one may be surely the best. However, you need to keep it in mind that a fair share of styling is going to be involved.

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Copper Messy Spiky Quiff

It’s no surprise that the short spiky hair men trend has been on-trend for a while now. These mens popular haircuts are fashionable, daring, and versatile – you can go with messy spikes or orderly long locks; there is an option for everybody! Add bright color to your locks and make everybody envy.

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Faux Hawk

Fohawk is definitely what you need when you are in search of an edgy hairstyle but without sacrificing the length. All you need to do is to comb down the sides and take up the top. A little bit of hair gel or hairspray will keep the haircut in place.

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Short Spiky Hair

To tell you the truth mens shot haircuts are always the most required. That is why short spiky hair is going to be that perfect new twist added to your good old style. Besides, just a little of the product is necessary to keep your hair in place.

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Spiky Pompadour

There are hair cuts that are relatively new to the world of men hair fashion, but they are already acquiring those fresh and stylish twists. As you may have guessed pompadour fade is clearly one of them. However, the difference between regular and spiky pompadour lies in the way you style it. The key point is to take a few strands out just before the hair product settles in.

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Cropped Bang

The truth is that textured cuts are the ones to offer you the most versatility. The range of styling options is close to being unlimited. Besides, when you combine tapered hair with mens fade haircuts and short hair spiky texrure, you will surely have no rivals out there!

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Spiky Hair With Design

If you feel that you can pull it off, complement your spiky style with a hair tattoo on the sides. What pattern to go for, simple or intricate, depends on your personal preferences and skillfulness of your barber. Yet, if you decide to go for it, you can rest assured that your hairstyle will not go unnoticed.

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Layered & Spiked

There are some perfect ways to accent your spiky hairstyles. When the length on the top is not enough, we suggest you opt for some layers. However, when that is not enough as well – adding texture is precisely what you need!

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Quiff Hairstyle

A quiff is a hairstyle with many faces. You can make it sleek or messy depending on your mood and place you are headed at. Also, if you want to pull off a spiky hairstyle but originally wear a quiff, it is not a problem. Just push the hair in the front of your head up and spritz it with a hair spray.

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Wavy Hair

When it comes to wavy hair, it is often considered that there is a limit to hairstyle men can pull off. We say that is not true. You can easily pull off spiky hairstyle with your curly mane. The key point lies in the way you style it. You are going to need to work some hair product in, especially in the top section of your hair and then some hairspray to fix it all. There you go!

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Mohawk Fade

“Bed hair” is another popular take on a spiky style. It looks as if you have just woken up and have not even bothered to maintain your mop. However, it does take you a while to make your locks look like this. Do not forget to apply a hair styling product to give your strands additional texture and definition.

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Spiky Hair And Widow’s Peak

Those of you who are in need of short spiky haircuts to deal with widow’s peak – we may know of one. The thing is that in order to draw away attention from the widow’s peak it is essential to decrease the length on the sides and style the fringe up. As simple as that!

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Side Swept Hair

Those in need of medium haircuts for men may as well appreciate this side-swept one. Among all the guys haircuts it looks carefree and is easy to master since very little or none of the hair product is not required.

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Liberty Spikes

Liberty spikes, as the name suggests, are inspired by the Statue of Liberty. To make such thick and bulky spiky hairs keep the upright position, you will need a trusty hair styling product with an extra strong hold. While this can be hardly called an everyday hairstyle, you may rest assured that when opting for it, you will never go unnoticed.

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Blonde Spiky Hair

Although spiky hair already looks quite defined and contrasty, you can enhance its sharpness by dyeing the locks on top in a blonde color. It will be easier to pull off on the hair that is naturally brown or black, as blonde will pop up against it. Add a fade to the sides and back to make your highlighted hair look even more prominent.

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Spiky Hair With Surgical Line

A surgical line is a great adornment to any hairstyle, and spiky locks are no exception. To keep the focus on the textured hair on the top of your head, shave in a line that goes parallel to the crown outline. A line up along the hairline and beard is what will help to pull this hairstyle together.

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Disheveled Spiked Hair

When you dishevel your spiked hair on the top of your head, it becomes more voluminous and pronounced. Yet, it does not lose its well-defined silhouette and neat appearance. Thus, you can combine it with a full coarse beard without being afraid to look unkempt. As for the sides, you can leave them relatively long or chop off the hair to create more contrast.

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Smooth Drop Fade Haircut

All kinds of a fade pair nicely with a spiked up hairstyle. If you want to create a sharper look, opt for a skin fade. To make it contrasty yet quite sleek, go for a drop fade. Thanks to the fact that this fade involves trimming the hair mainly on the sides while leaving quite a lot of hair on the back, it does not look overly bald.

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Military Haircut With Spiky Fringe

Even if you sport a military haircut, you can give it a trendy touch by opting for a spiky fringe. Without this element, your army hairstyle may look overly preppy while the spiked hair in the front brings it to the casual side. A fade on the sides and a line up along the temples will give the hairstyle a clean appearance.

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Caesar Haircut

Even such a low-key haircut as Caesar’s can be given a trendy twist when the hair atop is spiked up. So that it will not take you any effort to achieve the desired look, get a textured cut on the crown first. Then, you will just need to grab a blob of a hair styling product and shape up your hair on the top of the head.

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Spiked Comb Over

A spiked comb over looks unusual and eye-catching. If you decide to pull it off, you can rest assured that anywhere you go, the whole attention will be focused on your hairstyle. If you feel daring enough, add a hard part and a line up to this bold look. In this way, you will easily pass for a fashion forward man.

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Faded Spiky Mohawk

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Blonde Spikes + Skin Fade

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Spiked Top + Angular Fringe

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What is the meaning of spiky hair?

Spike hair speaks confidence like no other. It is fun, bold and frisky. What is more, it is quite easy to maintain while styling does not take much time. Hence, it is a surefire way to go for those who value their time while choosing to look their best.

How do men get spiky hair?

To get spiky hair men need to grow out their locks first. Normally to spike hair, it should be at least 0.5 inches long. Yet, it is better to keep it shorter than 3 in. Otherwise, you will not be able to style it so that the spikey hair remains upright. Start styling your mane by washing it and towel drying it until it is barely damp. Scoop a tad of a hair pomade with a matte finish or a hair wax with a strong hold and work it into your locks, twisting the strands on the ends with your fingers. Finish off by allowing your hairstyle to dry naturally. Keep in mind though that a hair gel will not work, as it will give your hairstyle a crunchy feel and a rather old school vibe as a result.

How do I get messy spiky hair?

Messy short spiky hairstyles can usually be achieved in the same way as other spiky hair looks. You need to apply a styling product of your choice, a pomade or wax, to almost completely dry hair, starting from your roots and going up toward the tips. For an added definition, you may pinch the tips to shape up sharp spikes. If you have long tresses, you may want to enlist the help of a blow dryer to create extra volume. Add a spritz of a hair spray as a final touch.


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