50 Best Short on Sides Long on Top Haircuts – The Right Hairstyles for You
Short on sides long on top haircut has been a popular trend among men for many years. It is a versatile, cool haircut that will carry on for many years to come. This haircut sits well on all hair lengths – short, medium or long. Whether you’re White, Asian or Black, be sure that it will take your hot and sexy look to a whole new level. Many different versions of short on side long on top haircuts are available from your local barber. Below are 50 examples to get you inspired.
# 1 Wavy Pompadour Fade
# 2 Bruno Mars Inspired Quiff
Get the cool look of the R&B singer – Bruno Mars. Give your textured top a high quiff that sports a flat top. The slant is towards the crown and finishes with a tapered low skin fade on the sides and back.
# 3 Messy Waves Fade
Style the top into messy waves that sport a fluffy look at the front section. Tease the front to create soft side swept bangs. Finish with a sharp, low tapered skin fade covering the sides and the back.
# 4 High Wavy Quiff
A quiff looks cool and it’s even cooler when you make it wavy and slightly tousled at the ends. Make it fuller at the front, give it a lighter tone and seal the look with undercut sides and back.
# 5 Tousled Tapered Haircut
Give your wavy top a messy, tousled look for that dramatic finish. Make a tapered low skin fade at the sides and the back. Add some platinum blonde streaks to create some light in the dark shade.
# 6 Tapered Highlighted Slick Back
Give the top a classic slick back and slant it to one side. Make a tapered, zero temp fade that sits low at the sides. Add some sparkle in the dark hair by highlighting the top in a silvery tone.
# 7 Classic Slick Back Fade
Go for a crispy-free slick back at the top. Make it fuller at the front and let it stretch to the crown. Finish with a high tapered skin fade at the sides and back.
# 8 Wavy Mid Fade
Give the heavily textured top a wavy look and tease the front to make it wavy and loose. Give the sides a mid temp fade and make a low taper at the back. Apply matte cream to give the hair a dark, shiny finish.
# 9 Sloped Mohawk
Make a wavy, layered Mohawk that slopes towards the back. Give it the fresh and neat finish of high tapered skin fade at the back and sides.
# 10 Sweet Combo
Give the top a wavy, tousled look and press it at the crown. Make a taper at the sides and the back letting it end in a skin fade at the nape. The result is a fresh tapered look that has some sweetness in it.
# 11 Pastel Messy Hipster
Add a vibrant purple tone to your tousled, curly top. Tease it at the front to create curly bangs. Give the slick sides and back a high crop and let it drop to a short buzz undercut.
# 12 Faded Undercut
Pull back the top and the crown into a long slick back that falls over the nape. Finish with a faded undercut sported at the sides and the back.
# 13 Messy Natural Curls
Style the top into loose, light curls and keep them natural. Tease the front to create the illusion of a flirty fringe. Give the sides and back a faded undercut to create a look that is as cool as it is sexy.
# 14 Pomp Quiff Fade
Give your quiff pomp a messy look and make a nice side part. Let it drop to a tapered temp fade that is blended at the back.
# 15 High Bun
Make the top slick and pull it into a high, knotted bun that sits at the crown. Give the sides and back a faded undercut. Make a double skin fade at the beard to add to the sophistication of this haircut.
# 16 Braided Fresh Taper
Twist the hair into three-strand zigzag braids that fall down naturally to the nape. Give the hair a fresh tapered temp fade that disconnects the trimmed, tapered beard in style.
# 17 Super Wavy Faded Haircut
Make the top super wavy and add elegance gel to give it a loose, bouncy feel. Give the hair a low skin fade temp taper. Make it high from the occipital towards the back. Finish by carving an artistic signature line through the short trimmed beard.
# 18 Sheared Pomp
Add grooming spray to your pomp for that slick look. Use the cementing product to give it a sheared look at the front. Give the hair a hard side part and finish with a high tapered skin fade.
# 19 Tattooed Fade
Grab the top hair and pull it into a high bun adding some blonde highlights at the ends. Give the crown a short buzz cut and let it end in a skin fade at the nape. Make a curved hard part that runs at the top of the sides and down to the nape. Drop it into a high skin fade and make tattooed roman numbers along the length of the hard part.
# 20 Flipped Tousled Waves
Go funky with a tousled wavy top that sports a classic side flip. Pull a small section into a slick back and finish with an undercut at the sides and back.
# 21 Super Long Flipped Pomp
Add some creativity to your pomp haircut. Make it long, wavy and flipped to one side creating a messy, cool look. Give the temple a high taper skin fade that slants towards the back.
# 22 Spiky Natural Texture
Style your textured hair into a spiky flat top. Give the spikes a tousled look and finish with a high skin fade that provides a clean finish to the sides and back.
# 23 High Taper Skin Fade
Make the top wavy, loose and messy. Tease the front into flirty loose strands that add some more drama in the haircut. Make a side part and drop it into a high taper skin fade on the sides and back.
# 24 Messy Signature Hipster
Give the wavy top a disheveled look and add a nice side sweep at the front. Give the hair a drop fade to disconnect it from the thick beard.
# 25 Short, High Ponytail
Tie your slick back top into a short ponytail that sits at the crown. Give the back a high taper that ends in a low skin fade at the nape. Finish with a high skin fade at the sides.
# 26 Creative Pomp
Give your pomp a curvy, signature part. Style it into contoured waves to create abundance of movement. Add to the versatility of the haircut with a blow out taper that sports a low skin fade at the temple.
# 27 Silvery Taper
Make the wavy top slick and give it a slight side flip at the ends. Make a smooth tapered cut at the sides and back. Highlight your dark hair in silver to create the dramatic effect of shadow roots.
# 28 Pastel Blue Quiff
Go blue in style with a quiff, disheveled top that has been heavily textured. Give it a pastel blue highlight that extends down to the tapered sides and back. Finish with a low skin fade.
# 29 Rainy Hairstyle
Add some little inspiration to your hair by making it wavy, loose and messy on top. Tease the front to let it overlap the forehead and double as flirty bangs. Finish with a high undercut fade that creates a fresh look at the sides and back.
# 30 Textured Capped Effect
Make the heavily textured top crispy and give it a messy look at the front. Create a tapered rim that ends in a low skin fade.
# 31 Spiky Bangs
Create a skin fade side recess and pull off a classic, spiky pomp. Tease the front to create dramatic, spiky bangs. Complete the whole look with a high undercut fade that sits elegantly on the sides and back.
# 32 Tapered Cornrows
Style the top into sweet cornrow braids. Give the sides a high taper skin fade that is blended at the back. Let the skin fade disconnect the hair from the tapered signature beard that adds to the creativity of the haircut.
# 33 Signature Afro
Give the top a trimmed afro look and make it vibrant with purple highlight. Drop it to a tapered fade on the sides and back. Create a reverse V-signature line and let it carve through the fade to create a cool artistic finish.
# 34 Slopped Fade
Make it curly from the top to the crown and trim it to a sloped look. Secure the curly hair in a headband and finish with a tapered temp fade that slopes towards the back.
# 35 Slick Back Bald Fade
Give the top a nice slick back and add the elegance of a matter cream. Disconnect the beard in style with a high bald fade that covers the sides and the back.
# 36 Reverse V Fade
Stand out unique in the world of fade haircuts. Give your hair the dramatic look of a reverse V fade that drops down to a low taper. Make the top curly and messy and let it border the stylish V undercut that drops to the skin fade.
# 37 Voluptuous Fade Bun
Pull your extra long hair into a voluptuous low bun. Give the hair a sharp temp fade and extend it down the beard line up. Make another sharp fade at the nape to create a cool contrast.
# 38 Chopped Pomp
Go for a classic sloped pomp and make it unique by chopping the tips at the top to create a leveled look. Finish with a high, tapered temp fade and make it blended at the back.
# 39 Fiery Flat Top
Set you hair on tiny rolls to create a cool afro texture. Highlight the top in orange and red for that fiery look. Give the back a low fade undercut and finish with a high skin temp fade.
# 40 Messy Drop Fade
Texture the top and give it a waxy, spiky look. Flip it to the sides into a tousled look that is longer towards the front. Give the hair a high undercut that transitions into a drop fade for that amazing look.
# 41 High Skin Temp Fade
Pull off a heavily textured pomp that sports tousled, side flipped waves. Make it slick and wavy from the crown to the nape. Finish with a high skin fade that gives the sides a clean, fresh look.
# 42 Intricate Pomp
Give your pomp a more sophisticated look that will make you stand out from the crowd. Style it into a classic slick look and make a hard side part. Make a high tapered fade on one side and finish with a high skin fade on the other.
# 43 Choppy Bangs
Give the textured top a disheveled look that sports spiky tips. Tease the front to create blunt choppy bangs. Make a high undercut fade at the sides and finish with a tapered back. Add some blonde streaks to create a glow in the hair.
# 44 Slick Mid Fade for Messy Top
Create the cool, elegant look of waves at the top and tousle them into that messy finish. Make a hard side part and give the sides a slick look. Chop them into a mid fade for that pretty cool finish.
# 45 Sloped Pomp
Slop your slick pomp the Mohawk style making the front fuller. Give it a hard side part and let it drop to a high tapered skin fade, both on the sides and the back.
# 46 Forward Quiff
Make the messy top longer on the horizontal with a wavy quiff that extends forward past the forehead. Give it a platinum blonde highlight and finish with a high tapered fade at the sides and back.
# 47 Victory Rolled Top
Add to the elegance of your textured top with stylish victory rolls for that vintage look. Give the hair a hard side part and let it drop to a low tapered skin fade.
# 48 Bangy Mohawk
Go Mohawk in style. Give it the slickness of a pomp and stretch it at the front to overlap the forehead in the form of a thick bang. Give it a crescent look that stretches down to the nape and finish with a taper at the temple.
# 49 Curly High Top
Make it high, loose and curly at the top. Let it slightly bulge outward and give the sides and back a short undercut,. And there you have it – a blocky haircut that is sure to make heads turn.
# 50 Textured Bowl Cut
Go creative on your bowl cut. Let it sit slightly square and give the top heavy texturing. Crop it about an inch above the brows and keep the cut line leveled throughout the base. Finish with a blended fade that disconnects the hair from the beard line up.
Short on sides long on top haircuts are a greater way of getting that up-to-date, fashionable look. They are trendy haircuts that provide lots of options to explore. Experiment with one of the above examples to get a trendy, contemporary look that is instantly attention-grabbing.