The disconnected haircut is getting more and more popular over the years. This hairstyle is a variation of the undercut we are all familiar with. The main feature of this style is the disconnected look. It is achieved by keeping the top part of the hair long and hair on the sides short. As opposed to the undercut, the disconnection here appears due to short hair being all the same length. This hairstyle is easier to make than the undercut hairstyle and is very simple to maintain. There are many ways you can style the top part of the disconnected hairstyle to create your own special image.
Best Disconnected Haircuts for Men in 2020
If you have made the decision to try the disconnected haircut, you must be wondering about how to style it. Browse the 20 different styles we have chosen for you to understand which one will suit you best. Remember, the hair on the sides has to be shorter than the top part, but there is no need to shave it off. You can play around not with just the length of the top part, but with the size of the short part as well. There are easy-to-make choices here as well as the ones which will require some effort to maintain. Choose the one you like best and go for it!
1. The tousle
The tousle is a great way to deal with the top part of the disconnected haircut. Keep your sides very short in order to forget about visiting a stylist for a while and add some hair gel to the top part to create a classic tousle.
2. The pompadour
Pompadours are hard to make but they are bound to turn some pretty heads your way. In order to achieve this look, shave the sides completely and use some hair gel and a round brush to style the top part into a pompadour.
3. The long disconnected cut
If you don’t want to cut your hair too short, you can easily go for the long disconnected haircut. The approach is pretty much the same. If your sides are long, then the top should be even longer to create a disconnected line.
4. The comb over
Create a sexy comb over look by shaving the sides and keeping the top about 3 inches long. Sweep your hair to the side and use some high quality hair gel to keep it together. You will definitely stand out of the crowd.
5. Up high
If you are not afraid of a close relationship with the hair care products, this style can become your best friend. Keep the sides as short as possible without shaving them and leave about 7 – 8 inches on top. Apply gel to the hair while its wet and brush it up to be as long as you wish.
6. The neat quiff
This neat quiff is a variation of the mohawk hairstyle. Keep the sides of your head shaved and leave a narrow hair zone on top of your head. Apply some mousse and style the hair into a quiff by brushing it up to meet at the top.
7. Long combover
This disconnected haircut is popular among men who have thick hair, which they want to flaunt. Leave the top part of the hair long enough to be brushed back to reach the nape. Style the hair with your fingers by adding some hair gel and you are ready to go!
8. The sleek mohawk
Sleek mohawk can add any guy a lot of style if he is ready to shave most of his hair off. This hairstyle can keep you away from the salon for quite some time. All you need to do is learn how to style the top part neatly. You will need a brush, some hair gel and about 3 minutes of your time.
9. Creative curls
This creative disconnected haircut will look great on guys with wavy hair. There is no need to hide the nice and curly mane even if you are tired of managing your hair. Shave the sides of your head and use some hair gel to create a nice wavy mess on top. Anyone can do it.
10. Young and restless
This long disconnected style looks great on high school and college boys. The hair on the sides is left pretty long, while the hair on top is grown long enough to do a lengthy comb over. This style must be carefully watched, otherwise, once the side hair grows out, it will turn into a mess.
11. The change
This hairstyle is usually popular among men who wanted a drastic change from their long haircuts. Long hair is left on top to create an impression of a comb over and the rest is cut short in order to make a disconnected look.
12. The long quiff
This hairstyle is great for any man with straight hair. The long quiff can be styled anyway you like, but it looks most appealing when it is brushed to the side. It is also quite easy to style it this way. Remember, if you go for long quiff, you will need to style it daily.
13. Double layered disconnected cut
This double layered cut is achieved by making three different lengths. Keep the hair long up top. Make it shorter half way down the sides and shave it at the bottom. This will make an impression of two disconnections. This style must be regularly updated at the salon.
14. Mohawk comb over
In order to make this creative hairstyle, ask your barber to fully shave your sides and leave the rest of your hair long enough to be brushed back along the top of the head. This upper hair will need some gel to be kept in place.
15. Smooth disconnected cut
This disconnected cut is great for those men, who are afraid of drastic hair changes, but still want a popular and modern cut. The disconnection here is very slight since the difference in length is not very big. However, this cut is no less attractive than the rest.
16. The lateral pompadour
Tired of the classic and simple disconnected styles? Go for the lateral pompadour. Shave the rest of your hair and leave just enough on top to create the brushed back pompadour. This style will need some maintenance, but don’t they all?
17. The easy deal
This is a rare disconnected haircut which doesn’t require almost any maintenance. In fact, it is more of a disconnected fade. While there is an obvious disconnection present, the short part of the hair is cut to be more of a fade.
18. Geometrical disconnected cut
If you go for shaving the sides completely, you can play around with geometrical shapes. They are really in style this year. You can go from simple squares and half moons to more complicated creations. All depends on the skill of the barber you choose.
19. Get creative
There is no need to choose just one way to style the top part of your hair. Go for two! Mix the regular short spike with a slight front comb over. The only disadvantage is that this style will need to be created by a professional.
20. Side sweep
If you go for leaving the top part of your disconnected haircut long enough to make a full comb over, you can get creative with the way you place it. Sweep the hair to the side to create a romantic look with some strands running down the side of your face.
Now you are fully ready to visit the barber and create the disconnected haircut you always wanted. If you opt for one of the longer ones, you can change it to a short one any time. If you picked a shortcut, then you’ll be free from the hair salon for at least a short while. If you have chosen one of the complicated styles, bring a picture to the stylist in order to avoid misunderstandings.