9 Men's Short Haircuts for Summer

Updated 05/14/19

Summer. It's the time of year when we're more active and need a lower-care style that will keep us cool and be easy to maintain. Here are a few examples of short, low-maintenance haircuts for men that will keep you cool and looking great in the warmer months.

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Brush Cut

Justin Timberlake
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For the brush cut, the hair is clipper cut short high up the sides and back. The top is blow-dried up and the top is cut as it is with a flat top, except the sides are rounded a bit more. This is a good option for the guy with straight hair and a slightly receding hairline.

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Short Layer Cut

This is a versatile option for someone who wants a shorter cut, but still wants options. In this style, the hair is cut scissor short (about 2 inches) all over the head. The style can be worn with a bit of styling paste to add causal texture. The style can also be worn forward as a longer Caesar or brushed to the side with a bit of pomade for a more formal look. A very versatile style for any time of the year.

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Number 1 Buzz Cut

James McAvoy
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For the summer, you can't really go wrong with a tight buzz cut. If you've got the face shape (e.g. a face that isn't too round) and a good head shape, you can likely pull off this style. For this cut, the model's hair is buzzed all over with a number 1 blade, while the sides and back are faded to the skin.

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Long Buzz Cut

This style is cut with a number 3 blade on the sides and back and finger-length with scissors on top. A bit of gel or styling paste is added for texture. The style can also be worn forward as a short Caesar cut.

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Buzz Cut With Texture

David Beckham
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This is a unique take on the traditional buzz cut. For this style, the hair is cut aggressively short on the back and sides (a number 1 blade was used), while the top is left a bit longer in the center. The result is that worn dry as shown, the top has just a bit more texture. Gel or styling paste can be applied to add more texture or style with a faux-hawk effect.

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Short Textured Haircut

For the man with thick hair, this style is a good option. The hair is cut short on the sides and back and left a little longer on top. A bit of styling gel is applied to add texture and create a casual, spiky effect.

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Short Curly Haircut

Ryan Phillippe
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If you've got some wave in your hair, this is a good, short option. The hair is clipper cut on the sides and back using a number 4 blade, while the top is left about two finger widths long and cut with scissors. A bit of styling paste adds separation and texture.

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Ivy League Haircut

This Ivy League haircut is a great low maintenance summer cut. The sides and back are clipped high up the head with a number 2 blade, while the top is cut with a long clipper guard and gradually gets a bit longer from the crown to the front. The style can also be worn up and to the side with a bit of gel or pomade for a more formal look.

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Long Ivy League

Ryan Reynolds
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This haircut is cut as an Ivy League but left just a bit longer. A number 4 blade can be used on the sides and back with a natural hairline at the nape of the neck and minimal outlining around the ears to create a natural effect. The top is cut slightly shorter at the crown and gradually gets longer towards the front. Styling paste adds separation and texture.

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