If you like being the cool guy, then you can’t go wrong with the combover style. It’s sexy, sleek and polished and it’s the kind of style that demands attention. You are sure to be the only guy in the room drawing the eye with a comb over and there are so many styles to choose from. There is comb over fades, haircut low fade comb overs, bald fade comb overs and even curly comb overs. The sky is the limit for what you can do with your hair.
Every guy has seen these styles and they are one of the most popular ones that you can have. They are a classic style especially for a guy that likes to look professional at all times. The great thing about a comb over is that it looks great with any length or texture of hair. Some of the hottest barbershops in the world are sending their customers out with a comb over. There are so many styles to choose from and the most popular is the comb over undercut, the side part and the comb over fade. The most universal aspect of the comb over is sweeping the hair off to the side. What more could you want? We have tons of amazing styles to choose from as well as some tips on how to create and master the comb over.
Check out these Sexiest Comb Over Styles For Men:
This comb over style is a little flatter than most and it all depends on what you want your style to look like for you. This one is shorter and cleaner than most.
High Top Styles
This look is longer than the previous ones and you can tell that he has naturally curly hair.
You can even get a shaved in part to really make the hairstyle pop. How could you not love this amazing style? It’s amazing.
This side part is rather large and it looks like it’s a cascading wave. It’s definitely a style for a confident man and one that will turn heads wherever you go.
Another great style that has sleek lines and a high comb over. By shaving in your part you create a very dramatic line that is noticeable.
We have a mid fade her that is really close to the skin. The top is long and we can see that there is a lot of product being used to create the comb over. The contrast between the shave and the top is what makes the look so eye-catching.
Bald Comb Over
If you are looking for an edgier look, then you can’t go wrong with this style. The comb over is there but the one side is completely shaved. It adds an edgier dimension to the whole look that you are sure to love.
We love the fact that he has embraced his waves here and let them roll free-flowing. He has a high fade here which adds a little drama to the whole look.
Long Comb Over
If you have long hair you can still pull off the comb over. This sexy style is going to have the ladies chasing you. The side is shaved right down to the skin to give you some edginess and the rest is left long and loose. It’s then parted over to the side in an amazing way.
The comb over is a style that man sexy male celebrities have pulled off flawlessly. Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and Jon Hamm are just a few of the men who have mastered the fine art of the comb over. You can too just by following a few simple tips.
Requirements For A Comb Over
As we have already seen, there are many ways you can wear a comb over. The sides and top can vary in length. But a classic comb over will never be too short. If you want to achieve the look on your own, we can’t help you out with that. If you have a buzzer, you would start with a #2 or #3 buzzer setting and then work up to a #3 or #4. You should always work with your hair’s natural part when determining where your part should be. It is also up to you whether you want to shave the part in or leave it natural.
You may think that styling the comb over is a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be.
Steps to Style Your Comb Over/Side Part
- Take a shower so that you can start with clean hair. Make sure you have also towel-dried your hair.
- Use a blow dryer for best results and put it on high. This is usually if you have longer hair and want to add some volume.
- Use styling crème if you want a looser look and all you need is a dime-sized amount. If you want more hold then you a water-based pomade. Not only will you get more hold but you will get more shine as well. When you have your product in your hand, work it into your hair beginning at the root and starting from the back of the head.
- If you are looking for a clean part, then run a comb lengthwise from the back of your head to your forehead. From there you can separate the hair. If you want a looser, messier part, then separate with your fingers.
Curly Comb Over
This style is sure to make you the talk at the next party that you go to. It takes a confident man to pull off a style like this one and you will be glad that you did. It’s the style that sets you apart from others and that’s exactly what you want.
Shaved All Around
This is a unique style because the shave goes all the way around the head. It’s close to the Mohawk style except for the fact that there is a side part involved. Try it out and you will feel like a total badass.
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If you have never parted your hair before, then it can sometimes be hard to determine where your part is supposed to be.
How To Find Your Part
You may think that it’s just as easy as parting to the left or the right but it’s not. There is actually a correct side to part your hair. We all have cowlicks and you have to feel around to find yours. If you don’t know what a cowlick is, it’s the swirl near the crown of your head. If your cowlick moves in a clockwise circle then you will want to part your hair on the left. If it’s counterclockwise, then your part should be on the right. Tip: Part your hair lower on the head and you will create a square shape to the haircut, which looks great on everyone.
Back Comb Over
This comb over is a little different because it’s combed back. If you want a different look than the standard comb over, then you can’t go wrong with this one.
Zac Efron right now is sporting a look much like this one. It’s sexy and dramatic and it’s sure to draw the eye wherever you are.
Maybe a fade or a shaved look isn’t what you are looking for. If that’s the case, then you can keep your sides long like in this photo. That way, it’s gives you a clean and standard look all the way around. For this look, a lot of product is used in order to create this type of hold and shine.
Mohawk Comb Over
If you want a truly badass look, then look no further than this one. It looks like a mohawk but really it’s a com over. The sides are shaved just like you would expect from a mohawk but the side part is long.
The Professional Look
The reason why the look is so popular is that it makes you look sleek and professional. Not only that but you look like a badass as well. How could you not love a style that looks as cool as this one? You can try the style with a beard or without one.
What Is A Fade Comb Over?
A fade comb over is very different from just shaving the sides. People love the fade because it gives a smarter finish. You see a gradual length difference instead of it being just one length. “This describes the look created when you taper the hair from extremely short, or even bald – a skin fade – then blend it seamlessly into longer hair on sides and top,” says Patrick Kidd of Patrick’s barbers and grooming. “Technically, it’s one of the hardest cuts in the game. But when it’s done well, in my opinion, it’s the best.”
This style is a little more dramatic and there is only a slight comb-over involved here. It’s probably closer to a mohawk but we do see it parting over to one side even if it’s just a slight part. There is a fade on the sides that goes quite high on the head and the rest is left longer.
Short Side Part
The part here isn’t shaved all the way down, it’s just a small part on an angle. It’s another way to achieve a distinctive look and one that you can show off wherever you go.
The Viking Look
This style is very popular right now, mainly because it makes you look like a badass. who would want to mess around with a guy that looked like this? It’s amazing in a lot of different ways. The side part is off to the side but it’s more pulled back than anything. The beard showcases the entire look and that’s sure to put a smile on your face.
A Fade Is Not A Taper
One thing to keep in mind is that the word “taper” and “fade” are totally different from each other. Many people think that they are the same thing but they’re not. When you are going for a comb over you don’t want a taper, you want a fade. “This shouldn’t be confused with ‘taper,’ when your hair gradually changes from one length to another,” says Kidd. “A fade is shorter than a taper and ends when it reaches the skin, essentially ‘fading’ in.” It’s always best to go to a knowledgable barber who knows the difference. A true fade requires someone with skilled hands.
The Fade Comb Over Is A Popular Look
You might be asking yourself why the fade comb over is so popular right now and it’s because it looks so awesome. Just look how much more distinguished Ryan Gosling and George Clooney look with the hairstyle. You instantly think that these are really important people who know what they are doing. It’s not only popular because of the people who are wearing them but also because it allows barbers to showcase their skills. “The resurgence of the barber as a trade has a lot to do with it,” says Kidd. “Fades are being done to such a high level, with expertise and skill, that if you see a really good one it’s almost mesmerizing. They look so clean and tight.” We can attest to that when we see our favorite celebrities walking the red carpet and we think to ourselves that we have never seen them looking so good.
You can see the length difference in this high fade and the top is once again pulled back instead of off to the side.
Justin Timberlake is just one of many celebrity men who has pulled off the comb over style. He also has a fade and the top is much shorter and flatter than most. He likely has it styled this way to achieve a more casual look.
If you want drama and intrigue, you can’t go wrong with a style like this one. The top is long and he has it styled in a dramatic wave. The beard, of course, adds to the dramatic look.
Is A Comb Over Right For You?
If you’re not balding, yes, it is. If you are balding, then you might want to stick with a Caesar cut fade or a buzz cut fade. Comb overs will emphasize your hairline so your thin hair will look even thinner which is not the look that you are going for. Jake Gyllenhaal looked awesome with a comb over in Southpaw, but you don’t have to be him in order to pull off an awesome comb over. It’s a flattering cut that will make your face look less circular or round.
Now, this comb over is much longer than most that we have seen already. If you like a more casual and messy style then this is the one for you. This style isn’t meant to be polished in any way and it’s perfect for someone that likes to run his hands through his hair.
Spiky Top Styles
There are many variations to the comb over and in this case, the style is piled up high in a spiky fashion. It’s not technically combed over but the idea is still there.
A great look like this is truly one of a kind and did we happen to mention, sexy? If you like the messy, beach num type look, then you are sure to love this one.
Comb Over At Any Age
The best part about the comb over is that you can do it at any age. It doesn’t matter if you are older or younger, you can pull off the style. Try it out for yourself and see how much you love the look.
Not all comb overs have to be dramatic. You may not be the type of person who is comfortable with a dramatic style. This comb over is one that you can wear anywhere. It is easy to style in the morning.
A great look that you are sure to love is this razored style. We see that there is a designed part as well as a design on the edge of the forehead. There are many things that you can add to your style to personalize it for yourself.
The Silver Fox
George Clooney is a great example of how you can pull this look off at any age. He doesn’t have a dramatic and over the top look, just one that leaves him looking successful and polished. We love the salt and pepper style that he has going on here and the comb over does wonders for his style.
There are many styles here to choose from and it’s up to you what suits your personality the best. A comb over can be accomplished with or without a fade and the sky is the limit on the kinds of things you can do with this cool style.