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55 Best Buzz Cut Hairstyles for Men

Looking for the buzz cut hairstyle that suits you best?

From short styles to buzz cut fades to long buzz cuts, there are many buzz cut lengths and styles to choose from, and you’ll need to be specific when you ask your barber to cut your hair.

It’s important to keep in mind, especially if this is the first time you’re getting a very short cut, that the style you choose should be fashionable but also fit into your lifestyle.

For example, how much maintenance do you want to do on your hair every day? That will help determine the length and cut you ultimately decide on.

Whether you’re looking for haircuts for men with thin hair or want a buzz cut with beard look, this list of 55 different cuts will help you decide on the short hair that best represents your personality and personal style goals.

The list is organized by hair length, starting with the shortest hairstyle, a Number 0 Cut, and running all the way through to the longer, Ivy League look. Along the way, you’ll find both traditional and edgier looks, and perhaps some styles that you hadn’t yet considered. 

1. The Number 0 Cut


For an extremely short cut, ask for a “Number 0,” which means that the barber uses only the clippers with no guard attached. This style leaves very little hair left and the scalp mostly exposed. It is the lowest maintenance cut available, short of completely shaving your head with a razor.

2. The Classic Induction Cut 

classic induction cut


The induction cut, also called the military haircut, gets its name because it is the haircut given to new recruits in the armed forces. This is the shortest of the buzz cuts and the most radical looking. It may be one of the better haircuts for men with thin hair.

3. Zayn Malik Buzz Cut with Fade

zayn malik buzz cut


To make this military haircut a bit more fashion-forward, consider cropping the sides into a fade and sporting a closely trimmed beard or all-around stubble.

4. Buzz Cut with Caesar Fringe 


Another twist on the classic military-inspired buzz is to add a Caesar fringe to the front. This means your barber will cut the very front of your hair in a clean, horizontal line. This look has often been sported by singer Jamie Foxx.

5. Buzz Cut with Beard

aaron paul buzz cut


This hairstyle is really easy to achieve and easier to maintain. Pair this look with full beard to make your facial hair really stand out.

6. Jude Law Buzz cut with Stubble Beard 

jude law buzz cut


Here we see a very close-cropped, military-style cut that flatters a receding hairline. The facial hair is also kept very short, which keeps the whole look in balance while lending a slightly more rugged feel.

7. Bleached Buzz Cut with Goatee


For those who want to make more of a statement, try bleaching your induction cut to a bright blonde color. This is an especially striking look for those with dark facial hair that contrasts with the platinum shade.

8. Dyed Buzz Cut

dyed buzz cut


This version of the military cut sheers the hair very close to the scalp and features pink dye applied only to the crown of the head. This is a much more edgy version of the classic haircut and certainly makes a statement.

9. Eden Hazard Structured Cut with Shaved Sides


As seen on Eden Hazard, this cut features very short locks on top, while the sides and back have been razor-shaved down to the scalp. This differs from a traditional fade look in that there is a clear line that separates what has been shaved from what has been buzzed.

10. The Grown-Out Buzz Cut


Although still a very short when it comes to buzz cut lengths, this look is a little less severe than the true induction buzz. Your barber would likely use a #1 guard on the clippers to achieve this style. 

11. The Classic Burr Cut

burr cut for men


Slightly longer than the induction cut, this look uses a #1 or #2 clipper guard all over the head to achieve a uniform style. This cut still requires little to no maintenance but is less radical looking than the induction.

12. Burr Cut with Long Sideburns

burr cut with long sideburns


Although this look doesn’t feature any facial hair, it does show extended sideburns, which sets it apart slightly from a more classic look. However, it is still versatile, which means it can be worn in many different situations.

13. Burr Cut with Structured Hairline

burr cut with structured hairline


To distinguish this cut from the traditional Burr style, your barber can structure the hair in the front, creating a box-like look on the forehead. Keep in mind that this cut is not ideal for those with a receding hairline.

14. Burr Cut with Curly Hair

Burr cut with curly hair


Actor Michael B. Jordan often wears his naturally curly locks cut in a tight, all-around buzz. Here we also see him wearing a chin strap and mustache that are about the same length as his hair, lending him a balanced and overall masculine look.

15. Burr Cut For Older Men


Adding a neat circle beard to this close-cropped cut still gives you an overall polished look that works well in professional as well as informal settings. It’s also a good option for men with thin hair.

16. Burr Cut with Fade

burr cut with fade - medium buzz cut


This look uses a #1 or #2 guard on top of the head but crops hair closer on the sides. Your barber may use a clipper with no guard on the sides or shave them with a razor.

17. Bleached Burr Cut with Fade

Bleached Burr Cut with Fade


This cut keeps hair short all around, but hair is slightly shorter in the back and on the sides. The platinum blonde pairs well with darker or tanned skin, and it tends to stand out against brown or black eyebrows.

18. Classic Buzz Cut with Beard

classic buzz cut with beard


This popular, masculine style features short locks all over the head, plus a neatly trimmed full beard. To achieve this look, ask your barber to use a #3 or #4 guard, to give you about 1/4 inch of hair all around.

19. Tapered Buzz Cut with Beard

tapered buzz cut with beard


The main difference between this cut and the classic buzzed style is a slight tapering at the sides. It’s not quite a fade, but the hair is slightly shorter above the ears than on the top of the head.

20. Classic Buzz for Balding Men

classic buzz cut for balding men


Buzzed hair can still be a fashionable choice for men with thinner hair or a receding hairline. Here we see an all-over buzzed look and paired with longer sideburns and a beard that’s just longer than stubble.

21. Buzz Cut for Afro Hair

buzz cut for afro hair


Those with naturally curly, coiled, or highly textured hair may still opt for a buzzed look. The hair may be cropped closely on the sides, with the top left a bit longer to account for the hair’s natural volume.

22. Buzz Cut with Fade and Full Beard

buzz cut with fade and full beard


Like the classic buzz, this style keeps hair short on top but even shorter on the sides. This contrast stands out even more because the hair fades to nearly nothing near the ears.

23. Bleached-Blonde Buzz Cut

bleached blonde buzz cut


This icy, platinum look has been rocked by celebs of both genders, including Justin Bieber and Kristen Stewart. Bleach is a fun and easy way to mix up your style without going over the top, but you may want to consult a colorist if you have dark hair or haven’t dyed your hair before.

24. Buzz Cut with Slight Fade and Short Beard

man with buzz cut with slight fade and short beard


If you’re looking for a stylish but versatile buzzed hair look, ask for a buzz cut with only a slight fade. This means that there is a contrast between the length of the hair on top of your head and on the sides, but it is minimal.

25. Structured Buzz with Bushy Beard

man with structured buzz cut with bushy beard


Here we see a medium-length buzz on top that fades a bit shorter as it approaches the ears. When it comes to facial hair, we see a cropped mustache accompanied by a thick, bushy beard around the jawline.

26. The Classic Fade

classic fade haircut for men with buzz cut


A popular choice lately, the buzz cut fade features a skin-tight sheer above the ears that gradually fades into a short buzz cut on top. Typically, the fade starts with a razor shave, but you can go as long or short as you like on top.

27. Bleached Fade with Caesar Fringe

man with bleached fade with caesar fringe


The Caesar is a great option for those who want to leave their hair longer on top but also want to spend minimal time on styling. To achieve this look, your barber will cut a horizontal fringe. Then all you need to do is brush it forward when you get out of the shower and set it with a bit of pomade. 

28. Fade with Shaved Line

fade with shaved line buzz cut for men


To add a little bit more personality to your buzzed hair, ask your barber to add a shaved line on one or both sides of your head. This version features a simple line within the cut’s fade.

29. Structured Fade with Two Shaved Lines

Buzz cut with Structured Fade with Two Shaved Lines


This look features a very structured line of hair in front, which means it would not be ideal for those with a receding hairline. It also features a double shaved line, one of which extends into the eyebrow.

30. Temple Fade Buzz Cut

temple fade buzz cut


The most striking feature of this cut is that the hair is shaved to nearly nothing at the temples, where the hair and beard connect. There is a slight fade happening as well, both up into the hair and down into the beard.

31. Temple Fade with Structured Hairline

temple fade buzz cut with structured hairline


Here we see another example of a temple fade, where the hair is shaved to nothing on the sides of the head, but the hairlines are more structured, showing a clean horizontal fringe on the forehead and a clear break on the sides above the ears. 

32. Fade Buzz Cut with Structured Hairline

fade buzz cut for men with structured line up hairline


What sets this style apart from other fade haircuts is the rigid lines the barber creates in the hairline and facial hair, creating very specific and exact edges rather than letting the hairlines naturally end.

33. Colton Haynes High and Tight Buzz Cut

the high and tight buzz cut for men


The high and tight look typically keeps about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of hair on top of the head, or sometimes more, then completely shaves the back and sides or buzzes them very short. Think of this look as similar to a fade, but with more of a contrast.

34. Line Up Buzz Cut with Fade Beard

line up buzz cut with fade beard


This version of the buzz cut keeps hair very short on top of the head, similar to the induction cut. The beard length echoes the hair length, for an overall balanced and put-together look.

35. Tom Hardy Short High and Tight with Fuller Facial Hair

tom hardy shorth high and tight buzz cut


With short locks on top and nearly no hair in the back and on the sides, this style allows the man’s facial hair to take center stage, lending a bit more of an overall rugged look. Cropped hair on the jawline takes a backseat to a thick mustache and goatee.

36. Short High and Tight with Caesar Fringe

short high and tight with caesar fringe buzz cut


For a version of the high and tight with a more defined hairline, try adding a Caesar fringe, which crops the front into a ruler-straight horizontal line and adds a little more edge to the look.

37. High and Tight with Bushy Beard

high and tight buzz cut with bushy beard


The hair is closely cropped on top, but shaved with a razor above the ears, to fully separate the hairstyle from the facial hair. The mustache is cropped short, but the beard is full and bushy around the jawline.

38. Nick Jonas – The Classic Butch Cut

nick jonas butch cut - buzz cut for men


This slightly grown-out look is longer than a buzz cut but still has the benefits of easy maintenance. To achieve this short and dense style, your barber will likely use a #3 or #4 guard on the clippers.

39. Faded Butch Cut with Beard

faded butch cut with beard hairstyle for men


This look is all about the tapering. It typically features about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of hair length on top (brushed straight up), and gradually fades down from there. While sideburns are close-cropped, the rest of the beard is left a bit longer.

40. Bleached and Faded Butch Cut with Beard

bleached and faded butch cut with beard for men - zayn malik


A more striking way to wear the faded butch cut is by turning your locks platinum and leaving your beard its natural color.

41. Butch Cut with Full Beard

butch cut buzz cut with full beard for men


As opposed to the faded butch cut, this look crops hair to one consistent length around the entire head, including sideburns.

42. Bleached Butch Cut and Beard

bleached butch cut and bleached beard


For those who want to stand out, try bleaching not just your buzz cut to platinum blonde, but your full beard as well. Keep in mind that dark eyebrows make this look all the more striking.

43. Butch Cut for Thick Hair

man with buzz cut and thick hair


A butch cut is a good option for men with thick hair. This version of the cut features hair that is all buzzed to one length, making it a safe option style-wise and an easy cut to maintain.

44. Longer Butch Cut with Short Beard

paul walker longer butch cut with short beard


This look lands somewhere between the butch cut and the brush cut when it comes to buzz cut lengths. Hair is cropped to one medium length around the head, but sideburns are trimmed down as the beard is much shorter and less prominent.

45. Classic Brush Cut with Short Beard

classic brush cut with short beard - men hairstyles


Fashionable and versatile, this version of the brush cut keeps hair all to one length and features shorter facial hair that’s just past the stubble phase. This is a popular look among male models for clothing lines such as Abercrombie and Hollister.

46. Short Brush Cut with Thick Beard

man with short brush cut and thick beard


This low-maintenance, masculine look features a rather short buzz that keeps to one length around the entire head. It’s paired with a full beard and mustache that covers the entire face.

47. Faded Brush Cut with Beard

man with faded brush cut with beard


This style has the length of a brush cut but features a faded look on the sides and in the back. This is a good option for those who want to make a traditional brush cut a little more edgy

48. Longer Brush Cut with Short Beard

longer brush cut with short beard for men


This cut has all the same features of the classic brush cut but is slightly longer all around. This may be a safer bet for those who are trying a buzz cut for the first time or looking for a change from longer hair. 

49. Longer Brush Cut with Full Beard

man with longer buzz cut and full dark beard


Hair is buzzed but kept long, especially on top. However, this cut features a neat hairline, so you don’t have to do any styling if you choose not to. This look also features a full beard, though it’s cropped a bit at the temples.

50. The In-Between Cut with Full Beard

ben foster short hair - buzz cut


This cut is slightly longer than a brush cut but not quite as long as a crew cut. It tends to look slightly grown-out, which can be a fashionable look. Here we see it paired with a full beard, which calls attention to the short length of the hair.

51. The In-Between Cut with Short Beard

christian bale with short buzz cut


This all-over buzzed haircut looks slightly different when anchored only be a mustache and chin strap goatee, a combo that is sometimes referred to as a Royale beard.

52. The Classic Crew Cut

the classic crew cut hairstyle for men


This cut is similar to the brush cut, except that it leaves hair a little bit longer in the front, allowing you to style it down and to the side if you choose. It’s almost always in style and is an ever-popular choice among models and celebrities.

53. Crew Cut with Slight Fade

crew cut with slight fade hairstyle for men


Usually best for those with a good amount of hair, this cut leaves hair long on top and features only a slight fade as it extends toward the ears. Keep in mind, though, that this style often requires more maintenance than shorter cuts, such as styling after you get out of the shower.

54. Buzz Cut with Stubble

Chris Pine Crew Cut with Full Beard


This popular style is almost universally flattering and pairs well with facial hair, from stubble to full beards, which gives it a slightly more masculine feel overall. Many male celebrities opt for this look, from Zac Efron to David Beckham.

55. The Short Ivy League with Beard

george clooney short hairstyle


The Ivy League cut gets its name because it has historically been a popular choice among those who attend schools like Harvard or Yale. Even at its shortest, this style leaves more hair on the head than most buzz cuts, which means that it’s more versatile but also requires more maintenance and styling on average.


As you can see from this extensive list, there are many, many options to choose from when deciding on a buzzed hairstyle, and the choices can sometimes be overwhelming. However, hopefully, this list of 55 styles has helped you decide which look is the best one for you and your particular fashion goals and lifestyle.

If you found this roundup of men’s buzzed hairstyles helpful, please consider sharing it with your friends and family or via your social media pages. After all, you never know who else may be looking to change up their hairstyle and might need a little guidance before they take a seat in the barber’s chair.

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Jeffery R. Hamilton

Jeffery R. Hamilton

Jeffery worked as a barber throughout the East Coast before moving to sunny California. He currently resides in San Francisco and works at a local barbershop. He loves his job and he's always up to speed when it comes to the latest trends regarding men's hairstyles.

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