How to get a spiky men's hairstyle

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How to get a spiky men's hairstyle
Spiky hair can take you from the office to the club. (young Asian with spiky hair wearing suit image by visi.stock from

Hairstyles for men are always evolving. A more modern look in men's hair is the short, spiky style. For this style, hair should be cut into layers through the crown and top of the head and left short along the sides and back. Styling is key to this style. You will need to invest in a hair pomade or wax to give your spiky style height, dimension and the distinctive chunky look.

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Things you need

  • Comb
  • 2 mirrors
  • Hair cutting scissors
  • Hair pomade

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  1. 1

    Comb your hair to remove tangles. Comb your hair out at the sides. The ideal length for the sides is one inch or less.

  2. 2

    Snip along the comb to bring the sides down to about one inch in length. Continue combing the hair out from the sides and snipping along the comb. Use the comb as a guide to create straight lines.

  3. 3

    Cut the back of your head in the same manner as the sides. Continue combing the hair out from your head to determine if all the hair is the same length.

  4. 4

    Finger-comb the hair up at the top and crown of your head up to determine the length you'd like it to be. The spiky style can be anywhere from two to four inches in length. Decide how high you'd like the spikes to be.

  5. 5

    Comb the hair up from your head and leave the comb in place when you reach the preferred length. Point the scissors toward the comb and snip in a vertical manner. This will give a jagged, spiky look.

  6. 6

    Continue cutting down into the hair to create spiky layers. Keep combing the hair upwards and cutting down into it until the entire crown area is of the same length.

  7. 7

    Scoop out a quarter-sized amount of pomade and rub between your palms to emulsify.

  8. 8

    Apply the pomade to your hair. Smooth the product into the top and crown, shaping the hair into vertical spikes by drawing your fingers upward along your scalp.

  9. 9

    Define the tips of the spikes by selecting a spike and twisting the tip between your fingers. Do this to a few spikes in the front and top to give your style extra dimension.

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