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Pictures of Men's Haircuts With Short Sides and a Long Top

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This gallery contains several examples of haircuts which are long on top and have a short back and sides. These styles are versatile and work well for both formal occasions and casual outings. If you see a haircut you like, print out a copy and take it to your barber or stylist who can work with you to create a similar style for you.

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Short, Lean Sides

haircut wit short sides and longer top

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For this style, the hair is cut aggressively short on the sides and back and left long on top. The top and front a cut with a razor to create movement, texture, and separation.

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Spiked Top

men's haircut with spiked top

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This is a good example of how the long on top/short on the sides type cut can be worn for versatility. In this shot, the model's hair is styled in a loose, spiky style on top. The hair can also be combed neatly with a bit of pomade for a more formal effect.

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Wavy Pompadour

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For this shot, the model's hair is styled up and back to create a pompadour effect. The hair on top is worn a bit more loose with separation for a more casual look.

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Disconnected Sides

men's haircut with short sides and a long top

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For this style, the hair is clipped aggressively short on the sides and back and left long and thick on top. There is minimal blending on the sides to create a bit of a disconnection. The hair may be styled back for a sleek, formal look.

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Full Top

man's haircut with short sides and a long top

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This model's thick hair is cut in long layers which just touch the top of his ears. The style can be worn loose or styled neatly with products for a more formal look.

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Touchable Style

man's haircut with short sides and a long top

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This model is styled to create a natural effect a very light application of products is used to provide a bit of control and separation but still maintain a casual look. I like that the model's hair looks like you could run your hands through it.

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Texturized Top

man's haircut with short sides and a spiky top

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This is a versatile style which can be worn messy with a bit of styling paste (as shown) or combed neatly and parted for a formal look.

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Casual Separation

man's haircut with short sides and a long top

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For this long on top style, the model's hair is razor cut on top and in the front to add movement, texture, and separation. A bit of styling paste enhances the style.

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Shattered Bangs

man's emo haircut with short sides and long top

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For this style, the hair is cut short on the sides and back, while a razor is used in front to give the bangs a deconstructed look.

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Sleek Bangs

man's emo haircut with short sides and long top

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For this style, the model's hair is cut close on the sides and back and worn parted neatly to the side. Pomade adds shine and control.

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Disconnected Bangs

man's shaggy haircut with short sides

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Actor and Model Lucas Till is often seen wearing his hair short on the sides and back with exaggerated length on top. For this style, the front is disconnected from the sides and the hair is worn brushed forward and to the side.

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Wavy Top

caesar haircut

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For this style, the model's natural wave is allowed to fall naturally. For a more formal look, the hair can also be parted and combed back.

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Short Sides, Long Top

Hairstylist Frank Lezari styles the hair of a model

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Hairstylist Frank Lezari styles a model for the Elie Tahari Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.

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