The “short on sides, long on top” haircut has been all the craze in men’s hair trends lately. Because long hair on top with short hair on the sides is the basis for so many popular men’s hairstyles, the number of cuts and styles to choose from are endless. For example, guys can get a fade or undercut on the sides, while leaving hair longer on top in order to style a quiff, pompadour, slick back, comb over, side part, fringe or any type of textured hairstyle.

Best Short Sides Long Top Hairstyles

Here are the best short sides long top hairstyles for guys in 2017. Whether you have straight, wavy, curly or thick hair, these modern haircut styles will have you looking stylish for any occasion!

Short Sides Long Top Haircuts

Low Skin Fade with Faux Hawk

Low Skin Fade with Faux Hawk

The faux hawk is certainly one of the coolest hair trends of recent years. The best thing about the fohawk is that it can be styled with any haircut as long as the hair on top is long enough to spike.

High Pompadour Fade

High Pompadour Fade

The modern pompadour is a hot look based on a classic style. A long or short pomp works best with short sides, such as a fade or undercut.

High Fade with Thick Textured Spiky Hair

High Fade with Thick Textured Spiky Hair

Unlike the gelled spikes of the 90’s, modern spiky hairstyles tend to be textured and loose, giving them a more natural and trendy look.

Mid Fade with Textured Brush Back

Mid Fade with Textured Brush Back

Similar to a slick back, brushed back hair is often textured and thus provides more volume. The clean mid skin fade on the sides is a beautiful touch that further highlights the thick hair on top.

Slicked Back Undercut

Slicked Back Undercut

The slicked back undercut hairstyle is a perfect example of a retro style that’s been brought back. The high-contrast look of the undercut with thick, long hair on top makes it a cool cut and style for any guy.

Textured Crop with Wavy Fringe

Textured Crop with Wavy Fringe

Guys with wavy or curly hair often think there aren’t any good hairstyles for them to get. On the contrary, this textured crop looks much better because of the wavy fringe.

Low Taper Fade with Spiky Hair

Low Taper Fade with Spiky Hair

Almost any type of fade haircut or undercut works well with spiky hair. The advantage of longer hair on top is that guys can style a spiked look one day, a textured comb over the next, and even opt for a brush back another.

Mid Skin Fade with Thick Comb Over

Mid Skin Fade with Thick Comb Over

To style a comb over as cool as this, guys will definitely need a quality pomade. Plus, the skin fade on the sides is just one way you can make your cut special.

High Bald Fade with Part and Quiff

High Bald Fade with Part and Quiff

This high bald fade cut is just expertly done. Add in the hard part hair design along with the highlights, and this quiff offers an awesome look.

Low Taper Fade with Curly Cropped Fringe

Low Taper Fade with Curly Cropped Fringe

The low fade and beard combination in this picture look great. If you’re looking for an easy hairstyle that doesn’t require a lot of styling, a curly fringe or French crop is a good option.

Mid Bald Fade with Hard Part Comb Over

Mid Bald Fade with Hard Part Comb Over

For a more classic style, a comb over or side part may be worth trying. This medium skin fade combines a modern look with a retro hairstyle on top.

Messy Curly Hair with High Skin Fade and Line Up

Messy Curly Hair with High Skin Fade and Line Up

Messy hair is always a low-maintenance hairstyle for guys. The benefit is you can also style this cut into a fringe, slick back, or wavy comb over.

Low Skin Fade with Brushed Up Hair and Beard

Low Skin Fade with Brushed Up Hair and Beard

A thick, full beard makes for a great addition to any men’s haircut. If you do have a lot of facial hair, consider a beard fade.

Slicked Back Hair with Disconnected Undercut

Slicked Back Hair with Disconnected Undercut

Skin Fade Undercut with Comb Over

Skin Fade Undercut with Comb Over

Modern Pompadour with High Fade

Modern Pompadour with High Fade

High Temp Fade with Pompadour and Design

High Temp Fade with Pompadour and Design

High Bald Fade with Natural Curly Hair

High Bald Fade with Natural Curly Hair

Messy Quiff with Tapered Sides and Beard

Messy Quiff with Tapered Sides and Beard

Low Drop Fade with Hard Side Part and Beard

Low Drop Fade with Hard Side Part and Beard

Hi Lo Fade with Thick Brush Up

Hi Lo Fade with Thick Brush Up