Here are our 9 favorite haircuts for men with red hair. From classic styles to contemporary cuts, there’s a bit of everything here.
It can be surprisingly difficult to find good men’s hairstyles for red hair since it’s such an uncommon hair type. It doesn’t help that many guides out there show off unrealistic hairstyles that are hard to pull off unless you have a personal stylist at your beck and call.
That’s why we’ve handpicked 9 of the best hairstyles for men with curly hair. Without further ado, here’s the list in no particular order…
The 9 Best Hairstyles for Men with Red Hair
Here they are in no particular order…
#1) Side Part
The side part is one of those hairstyles that will work well for almost any guy in any situation, so it’s no surprise that it looks great with red hair as well. Since red hair usually has slight variations in tone, a side part with a swooping top is a great choice that allows the hair’s natural gradient to shine through.
This is a solid option no matter what your hair type is. It’s better if you have thicker hair, but even if you have thin or fine hair, you can pull this off well.
The type of hair product you should use will depend on your hair type. Generally speaking, a pomade or clay is a good all-purpose choice, but if your hair is especially thin, coarse, or curly, you may need a different product.
2) Brushed Back Pompadour
Like the side part, the pompadour is a men’s hair classic that hasn’t gone out of style since it first appeared on the scene. While pompadours can have varying degrees of slickness, this variation takes all the hair straight back for a full, unified look.
This haircut requires a surprising amount of length since it’s so thick and full all over. It’s one of our favorite long hairstyles for men with red hair because of its classic inspiration and all-around suave appearance.
3) Blown Out Quiff
What happens when you take the quiff and mess it up? You get this delightfully tousled variation that combines style and attitude.
This haircut is achieved by cutting the ends with a razor for that choppy texture. The hair isn’t too messy, and it’s centralized at the quiff to create a focal point that the hairstyle can be built on.
What’s nice about a razor cut like this is that you can style it in different ways, so you can make it as neat or as messy as you want depending on what you need. You could even change up the style entirely. For example, you could add a side part if you want a little more tidiness.
4) Brush Up with Fade
This textured fade is an excellent choice if you’re after something a bit more trendy. The hair in front is brushed straight up and styled into small, subtle spikes that add even more variation in texture. The medium fade helps to clean everything up and provide contrast with the highly textured top.
This is one of the best short red hairstyles for men due to how easy it is to get and style. Using a little bit of product, you simply brush up the front and style it however you’d like. It’s a versatile haircut that’s able to be fine-tuned by the wearer without having to fuss in front of the mirror for too long.
5) Matted Waves
Here’s one of our top hairstyles for men with wavy red hair (and it’s even good for curly hair). This style is basically allowing the hair to behave naturally for a richly textured result. This is a slightly tricker style because it can be easy for the hair to get too messy or too tangled, but when done well, it looks fantastic.
Most of the time, wavy or curly hair doesn’t look great when you try to straighten it out with force, but if you let it do its own thing, the results can be great. This hairstyle takes full advantage of that by letting the hair itself do most of the heavy lifting.
6) Classic Brush Up
If retro hairstyles are more your speed, consider this old school brush up. Unlike the brush up shown above, this haircut is clean and uniform. The hair is brushed straight up and styled into place.
Combine that with a high fade, and you get a classic, almost military-inspired cut. However, the subtle waves in the hair add just the right amount of texture.
7) Straight Fringe
Stylish variations on the straight fringe and bowl cut have become popular lately, and this hairstyle is one example that looks great with red hair. It may technically be a bowl cut, but it’s not the one from your childhood. Clean lines and a high fade make this one of the most fashionable bowl cuts out there.
More subtly, the hair on top is styled forward for texture. Without this texture, the hair could look flat, so it’s an important part of the style. Because this cut is so short and easy to manage, it’s a great hairstyle for coarse red hair for men.
8) Side Swept Pomp
A variation on the traditional pompadour, this hairstyle uses a side part to create an asymmetrical pomp that’s swept to the side. As you can see here, this hairstyle looks especially striking with bright red hair that borders on orange, but it of course looks good with all shades.
This is a bolder style, but it’s still pretty conservative, so it’s a good choice for school and even many work environments. You can even opt for a hard part, as shown here, where the barber or stylist shaves a part line into the hair. It’s an optional bit of flair, but if it suits your style, why not go for it?
9) Tall Pompadour
Wrapping up our list is this high-volume pompadour that uses a higher shine product for a more traditionally shiny look. This is also more classic in that the sides are grown out instead of faded, although they are kept neat.
This style evokes the 50s and 60s with its timeless shine, so if you’re after a dapper cut, this is absolutely one you should consider.
There you have it––9 of the best hairstyles for men with red hair. Hopefully we’ve helped you find your next style.
Of course, there are many, many more, so if we didn’t include your favorite red hairstyle, comment below and let us know!