25 Men's Wedding Hairstyles to Show Your Barber

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Photos, left to right: Vow of the Wild, Todd Danforth Photography, Michela Watson Photography
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
Tres Dean
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
Tres Dean
Associate Menswear Editor
  • Tres writes and edits articles for The Knot, with a specialty in menswear and suiting.
  • He brings over a decade of expertise in the field garnered as a writer, editor, copywriter, and trend specialist.
  • Before joining The Knot he covered menswear for publications including GQ, AskMen, Men’s Health, Sharp Magazine, Highsnobiety, and Spy.
Updated Sep 27, 2023
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Guys, looking your best on your wedding day doesn't end with the big fit. The right grooming routine is just as important, especially when it comes to men's wedding hairstyles. Maybe you're looking to try out a daring new 'do ahead of a special day. Or maybe you're just looking to get your regular look shaped up in time for all of the photos that are going to be taken (nobody likes noticing stray hairs and overgrown lineups when the album comes in). You can even collaborate with a stylist on a unique look you haven't even envisioned just yet. Whatever your approach to your wedding hairstyle may be, we've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know about nice men's haircuts for weddings.

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Men's Wedding Hairstyles for Every Hair Type


Got long hair? Tie it back at the base of your neck for a tame mane on the wedding day.

Side Part

Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's short hair
Photo: Renee Bowen Photography

For guys with the classic short-sides/longer-top combo, don't overcomplicate things. Just part your hair to the side for a great groom hairstyle.


men's wedding haircut long Pompadour

Pompadours are a vintage hairstyle that seamlessly transitioned into the modern era. They require a bit of effort and maintenance but they're worth it for a suave wedding day look and a perfect wedding hairstyle for men.

Intentionally Unkempt

Intentionally unkempt for your wedding day hair
Photo: Aubrey Beth Photography

You don't want actual bedhead on your wedding day, but if your hair skews unruly or you just like an unkempt vibe, a bit of product and intentional styling can make for a breezy, carefree (or carefree-looking) windswept wedding hairstyle.

Clean Lineup

men's wedding haircut clean edges

Work with an experienced barber to pull off this sophisticated hairdo. Ask for crisp, clean edges and a subtle fade down near your temples.

High and Tight

Bring your fade up high and keep the hair on the crown of your head cropped or styled tight for this one.

Slicked Back Fade

Create a dramatic fade on the sides of your head and leave the top long. Then, use hair gel to slick it back.


men's wedding haircut undercut

For this popular modern look, leave your hair long on top and create a close buzz on the sides of your head. Style the top however you want: up, slicked back, styled up, or pushed over to the side.

Soft Taper Cut

For something less manicured, go for the soft taper. It's a more natural look and easy to style.

Mid-Length Dreadlocks

Mid-Length Dreadlocks for the best wedding hair
Photo: Terri Baskin Photography

Medium-length dreads can make for a super stylish, vibrant wedding hairstyle–doubly so if you pair them with a slick fade or undercut.

Long Dreadlocks

Long dreadlocks for the best men's wedding hairstyle
Photo: Todd Danforth Photography

Letting your dreads flow long and free is always a great option, especially when you're wearing a wedding suit.


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

Mid-Length Flow

Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's short wavy hair
Photo: Clary Pfeiffer Photography

If you're going for a slightly longer look and want to give it some natural volume, ask your stylist for layers and make sure to use a hairdryer for a boost.

Go Grey

Rocking a grey hairstyle for your wedding day
Photo: Vow of the Wild Photography

If you've gone fully or partially gray when it's time to walk down the aisle, own it! Gray is a great look and one worth showing off on your special day.

Long Curls

men's wedding haircut natural curls

Show off your curly hair on your wedding day. Add a curl enhancer and diffuse your curls for defined ringlets that will shine on the big day.

Shoulder-Length Straight Hair

Ideas for men's wedding hairstyle
Photo: Tamara Gruner Photography

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

Long Hair (Don't Care)

Rocking long hair for the best men's wedding hairstyle
Photo: Michela Watson Photography

Got longer locks? There's nothing wrong with just letting them flow freely.

Patterned Braids

Patterned Braids for the best wedding hairstyle
Photo: Terri Baskin Photography

Barbers can work magic with braids. For a wedding look totally your own, have yours arranged in a stylish pattern, finished with a clean lineup.


Men's wedding hairstyles
Photo: Wendy Laurel

Grow out the curls for a timeless vibe.

Bun Undercut

For the bun undercut (bundercut?) get a subtle undercut around your edges and then tie your hair back into a neat bun.

Short Curls

Wedding hairstyle ideas for men's short curly hair
Photo: Heather Waraska

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

Nearly Shaved

Wedding ideas for men's shaved hairstyles
Photo: Jennifer Miller Photography

A close shave complements well-groomed facial hair.

Full Shave

Or, go for a fully-shaved head. Psst: Many celebs like Karamo Brown, Bruce Willis, and Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson have rocked this look.

Retro Hi-Top Fade

Wedding hairstyles for men
Photo: Emily Steffen

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

How to Choose a Men's Wedding Haircut

When it comes to deciding on your day-of 'do, there are several factors you should consider. The first (and most important) is comfort. What kinds of styles make you feel the most confident? Go through pictures of yourself and save the ones you really like. Then, ask yourself what you like about your hairstyle. Is it the length, the texture, or the unique style? Once you've decided on what you like about the styles, then you can work with your hairstylist, barber or groomer to bring your vision to life.

If you're hoping to switch things up, you can also consider things like your head shape (some styles look better on a round face versus a more squared-off one). Get on a video call or schedule an appointment with your hairstylist to get their expert opinion. They may give you a few options, which you can decide between yourself.

Finally, keep in mind that you don't want to be worrying about your hair right before the wedding or on your wedding day. Don't do anything drastic (like a brand new color or a huge shift in style) right before the event. You don't want to add any unneeded stress to your day!

Frequently Asked Questions About Men's Haircuts for Weddings

When should men get a haircut before a wedding?

You should get your wedding haircut about a week before your wedding. This allows some time for you to get a feel for how to style it (if you're trying something new) and time for you to get any necessary adjustments before your special day.

Can I rock gray hair on my wedding day?

Totally! You shouldn't feel like you have to hide gray hairs ahead of your wedding. You're gonna look great.

Do men get hair and makeup done on the wedding day?

Traditionally it's the bridal party that gets the fancy-schmancy hair and makeup session before the wedding. However, don't let that stop you, grooms! Having a barber or stylist on-site the day of your wedding to take care of stray hairs and quick cleanups can help you look and feel your best–and it's a nice gesture for your groomsmen to be able to get a touch-up if they need to before the ceremony. You can even have them give you and your party a shave if that's something you want. If you're looking for a stylist who does weddings, be sure to check out The Knot's Vendor Marketplace, which is full of great options.

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