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The 10 Worst Men's Hairstyles in Recent History

Modern Spikes

Modern Spikes

Just when we thought the frosted spikes of the ‘90s would never return, along came the “modern spikes.” Modern spikes are essentially thick, relaxed spikes that can’t decide whether or not to be spikes or regular hair. As a general rule, your hair should never be sticking out in a million directions on purpose!

Undercut

Undercut

The undercut started on the red carpet and has since trickled down to us mere mortals. This hairstyle consists of longer, more voluminous hair on top paired with very little hair on the sides. Even though Brad Pitt was caught rocking it, so was Kim Jong-Un. That’s reason enough to avoid it like the plague. 

Separated Pompadour

Separated Pompadour

The separated pompadour is a modern-take on the classic hairstyle. This look has the same base as the traditional pompadour, with tons of volume in the front. What’s different about this style is that the “pomp” is separated into four or five distinct sections. It looks unnatural and probably feels unnatural from all the hairspray!

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Harry's Curls

Harry's Curls

Harry Styles is known for his extraordinarily messy curls, so much so that other people have begun emulating his signature style. Don’t get us wrong; We love curly-haired men! However, those curls need to have some kind of structure and not look like they’ve just been crushed during a heavy nap. 

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High Fade + Long Hair

High Fade + Long Hair

High fade is a new trend that involves shaving the hair into a gradient. Basically, you’ll end up nearly bald at the bottom of your head and have a full head of long hair at the top. This style is kind of interesting, but can you imagine how often you would have to get touch-ups? 

 

Slicked Pompadour

Slicked Pompadour

Another version of the pompadour that has started popping up is the slicked pompadour, which entails slicking back the “pomp” with gel or mousse to achieve a “wet look.” We’re all about the wet look, but the pompadour isn’t exactly the best style for it.

Spiky Quiff

Spiky Quiff

The quiff is undoubtedly a classic men’s haircut, but we aren’t too sure about this modern take on it. The quiff is characterized by plenty of length on top without too much on the sides and back. Now, instead of leaving the long hair alone, men are turning it into spikes. They’re ruining the maturity and class of this timeless style!

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Flat Top

Flat Top

If you thought the flat top was far in the past, you are sadly mistaken. This jarring cut is unfortunately making it’s way back onto the heads of men everywhere, sometimes with added height! Guys, please leave this look to cartoon characters; We’ll all be better for it!

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Bald Fade

Bald Fade

The bald fade is a hair trend that creates a gradient from bald to less bald on your head. This look could work on people who are already losing their hair, but for the most part, it’s just strange. The reason? Tan lines. After you shave off all that hair, your skin that hasn’t seen the light of day is suddenly dead against your long-exposed skin. Definitely not the type of contrast we’re looking for!

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V-Cut Mohawk

V-Cut Mohawk

Mohawks were kept at bay for a few years, but this hairstyle is coming back in full swing! V-cut refers to how the hair in the back is cut into the shape of a “v.” This cut in itself isn’t awful, but the mohawk will forever be one of our least favorite hairstyles. 

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