16 Wedding Hairstyles for Men

The groom needs hair inspo too!
by Andrea Fowler

Haircuts for men have evolved more recently than they have ever before, thanks to a surge in men's grooming trends. Brands like Dollar Shave Club, The Art of Shaving and Birchbox for Men have redefined what it means to be well groomed, along with reviving retro beard trends and hairstyles (not just haircuts) in addition to inspiring modern takes on the same classic looks.

For the wedding day there are definitely ways to style the groom's hair differently. With the help of a little hair product and maybe a trim here or there, he can sport a new look to pair with that handsome suit or tux. 

  1. Short Pompadour Hairstyle

    Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's short hair
    photo by Renee Bowen Photography

    Pompadour men's haircuts have been all the rage this year. The style is longer on top with a small side part and it fades downward to a shorter, closer cut.

  2. Long Pompadour Hairstyle

    Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's short hair
    photo by Diamond Eyes

    A little more length on the top can give the pompadour style even more flair. 

  3. Ivy League Hairstyle

    Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's short hair
    photo by Your Story Photo + Cinema

    For a formal look, get inspired by the old days of sock hops and drive-ins. An Ivy League style had a distinct part with slicked-back sides and a gradual fade. 

  4. Classic Taper Cut

    Wedding hairstyles for men
    photo by Joie Ellie Photography

    If it's not broke, don't fix it. The taper cut is one of the most requested styles because it looks tailored and clean and it's fuss free.  

  5. Curly High Top Fade With a Full Beard

    Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's short hair
    photo by Rebekah J. Murray Photography

    Long on top with a fade on the back and sides, this cut can also complement many beard styles. 

  6. Short Smooth Waves

    Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's short hair
    photo by Chris McGuire Photography

    Clean lines, a slight temple fade and short waves create a low maintenance hairstyle that always looks classic. 

  7. Taper Hairstyle With a Full Beard

    Wedding hairstyles for men
    photo by Jenna Marie Photography

    Taper hairstyles are long on the top and become gradually shorter on the sides, similar to a pompadour.

  8. Natural Waves

    Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's short wavy hair
    photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography

    Natural waves can be worked into a few different hairstyles, especially if there's a bit of length to play with and just a smidge of hair product to smooth them out.

  9. Shoulder-Length Straight Hairstyle

    Ideas for men's wedding hairstyle
    photo by Tamara Gruner Photography

    Hair just above the shoulders looks trendy with a simple middle part and a trimmed beard. 

  10. Short Afro Hairstyle for Curly Hair

    Men's wedding hairstyles
    photo by Wendy Laurel

    If you have the right texture and hair length, a short afro style is perfectly classic.

  11. Slicked-Back Man Bun Hairstyle

    Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's long hair
    photo by Linsday J.C. Lack Photojournalist

    With a little hair gel thrown into the mix, a bun hairstyle can get real classy real quick.

  12. Short Naturally Curly Hairstyle

    Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's short curly hair
    photo by Heather Waraska

    Play up the natural hair texture with just a smidge of product to get curls to their maximum potential. 

  13. Casual Pulled-Back Man Bun Hairstyle

    Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's short hair
    photo by Lark Photography

    A casual bun with a section of hair wrapped around the hair tie is both trendy and formal. 

  14. Braids

    Wedding hairstyles for men
    photo by M&E Photo Studio

    If your man can rock the French braid, let him rock the French braid. 

  15. Nearly Shaved

    Wedding ideas for men's shaved hairstyles
    photo by Jennifer Miller Photography

    A close shave complements well-groomed facial hair. 

  16. Retro High-Top Fade

    Wedding hairstyles for men
    photo by Emily Steffen

    For the fun-loving gentleman who likes to be equal parts stylish and suave, get inspired by throwback hairstyles. 

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