Are you on the search for your next big haircut idea in 2022? Try out the Ducktail haircut; it is a 1950s men’s hairstyle that has come full circle and is right on trend 70 years later, just like all the best vintage things do. This classic hairstyle was invented by a barber in Philly named Joe Cirello, and we are so thankful for his creativity.
This style is similar to the pompadour hairstyle. A ducktail hairstyle does take some patience to get right, but once you get the technique mastered, you will love your new look. To achieve this hairstyle, you have to add pomade or your favorite hair paste to your hair and comb it out. The next step would be to comb your hair repeatedly until it meets in the middle, like a v shape in the back.
1. Spiky Ducktail Haircut
This first look combines two hairstyles, a spiky hairstyle and a ducktail haircut. To get this look keep your hair a few inches long all around and leave some extra hair on top to style to perfection.
2. Jelly Roll Ducktail Haircut
A classic hairstyle choice is the jellyroll haircut. To get this, keep the sides long enough to meet in the middle behind your hair. Also, don’t forget to get yourself plenty of hair products so your style will last throughout the day.
3. Upwards Ducktail Haircut
Try out the upwards haircut if you want a little extra flair on your ducktail. This handsome style keeps the sides of your hair neatly trimmed, with a longer layer flipped out in the back.
4. Slick Side Ducktail Haircut
In the photo above, he is wearing an undercut and ducktail combo with an added side part. This is a great hairstyle to add some volume to your hair.
5. Textured Pompadour Ducktail Haircut
A very trendy hairstyle for men in 2022 is this haircut. Keep your hair short on the sides with plenty of hair on top to style to perfection.
6. Shaved Side Ducktail Haircut
This is a perfect example of how the ducktail hairstyle has evolved since it first came out in the 1950s. This haircut is kind of like a mohawk version of a ducktail cut. Keep the sides buzzed short with a long layer on top.
7. Short Ducktail Haircut
For men with short hair, you should try out this haircut that would look great on men of any age, a flattering look that keeps the back short and the top long and combed back.
8. Long Slick Back Ducktail Haircut
A unique hairstyle for men in 2022 is the long slick back haircut. This is a fun mix of buzzed, short, and long layers that all mix well into a ducktail hairstyle.
9. Long Pompadour Ducktail
In the photo above, they edged his hair around the natural hairline and combed the top back into a pompadour hairstyle.
10. Long Elvis Presley Inspired Ducktail Haircut
Elvis has some serious style back in his day, and luckily for you, this haircut has become popular again in 2022. This long Elvis Presley is a handsome look that will have you dancing all night long.
11. Slick Back Ducktail Haircut
This hairstyle does not have as much volume as some of the other looks on this list, perfect for a more laid-back style.
12. Thin Slick Back Haircut
Thinning hair can be such a bummer; for a new look, try out the thin slick back ducktail hairstyle. If you keep your hair long enough, you will be able to style it back over your thinning hair for a handsome style.
13. Upwards Pompadour Haircut
Wow, this next hairstyle is straight out of a 1950s greaser movie. Try this upwards pompadour ducktail hairstyle to stand out in the crowd. Make sure to use plenty of hair products to ensure your hair stays in place all day long.
14. Long Stylish Ducktail
If you already have long hair, try out this long stylish ducktail hairstyle. In the photo above, his hair has a few longer layers throughout and is combed back to make a perfect little ducktail.
15. Rockabilly Ducktail Haircut
The rockabilly ducktail hairstyle is a very popular look in the south. To get this look, you must comb your hair back until it stays in place all day.
16. Short Sharky Ducktail Haircut
Try a short sharky ducktail for your new hairstyle in 2022. This look keeps the hair short and styled to the side. In the photo above, they trimmed the hair nice and neat in the back and left the top long to short as a shark tail.
17. Flat Top Boogie Haircut
Bring it back to the 70s disco with this boogie haircut. To get this style keep your hair long enough to bring the volume out. Don’t forget to use your favorite pompadour or hair product to make it stay all day long.
18. Thick Hair Ducktail Haircut
For all the men with thick hair, try out this fresh new hairstyle. The haircut will keep your thick hair looking its best by adding different length layers, which are all combed back to perfection.
19. Modern Ducktail
Since the ducktail hairstyle is from the 70s, some men have found ways to put a modern twist on this hairstyle. A modern ducktail hairstyle is shown in the photo above; try having your hairdresser edge your hair and add a long layer on top.
20. Curly Faded Haircut
Curly hair is a blessing but sometimes can be a curse. No need to look any further; this curly hairstyle is the solution to all your curly hair problems. Keep the edges and back trim and let the curls up on top long.
21. High Pompadour Haircut
This style will keep you looking so fresh during any season.
22. Elvis Presley Inspired Ducktail Haircut
Everyone knows Elvis had the best style, and thank goodness it has come back into style for 2022.
23. Layered Ducktail Haircut
Layers are an amazing way to bring some texture to your hair. In the photo above, he has pulled out a loose strand that formed a curl; he looks so cool.
24. Mullet Ducktail Haircut
Two of the most popular hairstyles of 2022 are the mullet and the ducktail. Why not add them together for the perfect combo. This hairstyle for men keeps the back long like a mullet but still has the classic comb back of the ducktail style.
25. Layered Pompadour Ducktail Haircut
A layered haircut is always in style. Style the front of your hair high with your favorite hair product, and comb the back to perfection.
26. Layered Mullet Ducktail Haircut
Another way to wear a mullet ducktail is this handsome look. In the photo, styled the hair to flip out on the bottoms but kept the rest perfectly combed to add more volume.
27. Swept-Back Quiff Ducktail
A very popular hairstyle for men is the swept-back quiff haircut. This style keeps the hair buzzed in the back and around the natural hairline but leaves the hair on top long and styled up in a swept-back style.
28. Side Parted Ducktail Haircut
A fresh take on the classic ducktail style is to part your hair on the side. In the photo above, the hair is neat and styled to perfection. Try adding some hair product and spray to your hair to make sure your style stays in place all day.
29. Classic Pompadour Ducktail
Take it back to the 50s with this classic pompadour hairstyle. In the photo above, they styled the hair with a part on the side to add extra volume.
30. Asymmetrical Boogie Ducktail Haircut
Boogie night is a classic American movie, and this style fits the vibe perfectly. An asymmetrical boogie ducktail hairstyle will have you feeling confident where you go.
31. Fine Hair Haircut
Fine hair can be tricky to style. Try out the fine hair ducktail hairstyle to solve all your problems. In the photo above, they added an undercut to keep the hair looking clean and fresh.
32. Fine Layered Haircut
Try to keep your hair long and all at one length, add in your favorite hair product and comb it back to get the most out of this handsome hairstyle.
33. Swept Side Boogie Ducktail
Get ready to dance all night with this swept side boogie ducktail hairstyle. In the photo above, they kept the sideburns long with the rest of the hair swept to the side.
34. Messy Layered Haircut
Shaggy styles are right on trend in 2022; try out the messy layered ducktail for your next look. Keep the back trimmed up nicely and style the rest of your hair to messy perfection.
35. High Textured Pompadour Haircut
Wow, this next hairstyle would look handsome on men of any age. The high textured pompadour ducktail hairstyle is a classy way to wear your hair. Comb your hair back until it stays in place and you are ready to go.
36. Swept Side Haircut
This one is a vintage hairstyle that has come back to life. Keep your hair short and part it on the side to look like in the photo above.
37. Fine Side Part Haircut
Side parts will always be in style; they are so versatile and frame the face perfectly. Keep one side longer than the other, so the side part stands out.
38. Reverse ducktail
Reverse ducktails are a fun twist on the normal ducktail that forms in the back. In the photo above, they kept the back short and trimmed, but the front has a life of its own.
39. Classic Fade Ducktail
A classic fade looks so fresh any time of the year; why not try adding a ducktail haircut to be on trend in 2022. Add your favorite hair product to your hair, then comb it to perfect to look great all day long.
40. Fresh Ducktail Haircut
Fresh ducktails are perfect for hair of any type. Try keeping your hair short and trimmed on the sides in the back, but leave the top long and styled back.
41. Textured Side Part Ducktail Haircut
Textured hairstyles are always in style. In the photo above, he is rocking the textured side part ducktail haircut. Comb the hair back with your favorite hair product and add some hairspray to make it stay all day long.
42. Short Pompadour Ducktail Haircut
This style has left the 1950s and is here to stay in the 21st century. A short pompadour ducktail haircut is classy and would look great on men of any age.
43. Short and Simple Ducktail Haircut
A short and simple hairstyle for men in 2022 is the ducktail hairstyle. Try this look for the summertime; you will look good on any occasion.
44. Flat Pompadour Ducktail Haircut
This next haircut is the flat pompadour ducktail haircut. In the photo above, they went the extra mile and left the sideburns long and grew a goatee beard, and he looks so good.
45. Brushed Up Sharky Ducktail Haircut
Don’t call it a mohawk; it is a sharky ducktail brushed up haircut. Shave the sides and back but leave the middle part long enough to spike up like a shark. On the days you are feeling lazy, this style would look good.
46. Textured Short Ducktail Haircut
A textured short ducktail haircut is a fresh, modern take on the old classic ducktail hairstyle. In the photo above, they added in a fresh undercut that fades into a ducktail style on top.
47. Trunk Ducktail Haircut
A classic trunk ducktail haircut is right on trend for 2022. Leave your hair long enough to bring all that volume you will need to pull this handsome style off.
48. Reverse Trunk Ducktail Haircut
Another reverse ducktail haircut to try in 2022 is the trunk style. Keep your hair long enough to comb it on top into the perfect ducktail style.
49. Wavy Trunk Ducktail Haircut
If you have wavy hair, you know you will have some good hair days and some bad hair days. Try the wavy trunk ducktail haircut to make all your day’s good hair days. Keep your hair long and styled back like in the photo above to love how you look.
50. Long Brushed up Ducktail Haircut
This hairstyle, the long brushed-up ducktail haircut, is a fun and fresh way to wear your hair. In the photo above, they styled the hair to perfection but left some of the hair loose to add a messy vibe.
Back in the day, this hairstyle made you stand out in the crowd and was known to be worn by rebellious teens. Times have changed, and this stylish cut is now worn by men of all ages and looks fantastic with any hair. Let us know below which one of these 50 best duck-style haircuts is your favorite.
Lilith Wetherall is a freelance writer, editor, and blogger. She graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a minor in Journalism. She later found her passion for hairstyles and is now professing in a men’s salon. Some of her favorite things to do include reading, writing, watching movies, and being outdoors. When she’s not writing for our readers, she is either at the salon or at home trying out a new hair color.