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Top 45 Professional Marine Haircuts

Marine haircuts are always hit and trendy and there’s one for every age and personality. With different styles variations, marine haircuts make you look cool, clean and simple.


Best Marine Haircuts

Some people mistake any short haircut to be a marine haircut. But, there are some signature military haircuts that stand out. We have compiled a list of 45 of the best marine haircuts that look cool and suit anyone without much ado.

#1. High and Flat Top

High and Flat Top Marine Haircut

This is a popular variant for those who want a neat marine cut but not too short. Although the sides are cut close to the skin, the hair at the top is left 2-3 inches long and flattened for a more compact look.


#2. High and Tight Raccoon Cut

Marine Haircut with High and Tight Raccoon

This is a variation of Crew Cut and is popular among law enforcement and safety personnel. It gives off a very “high and tight” kind of look. It’s also called Skin Fade because hair at the top are kept longer while they fade to the back and the side that is shaved almost to the skin.


#3. High and Spiky Cut

favorite Marine Spiky Cut

If you have spiky hair naturally, don’t cut them too short and they will spike in the front. This is a cool marine cut but if you’ll cut them too short, your natural spikes will not show. The sides and back of the head are shaved close to the skin to emphasize the high and spiky cut at the top.


#4. The Regulation cut

Regulation haircut for Marine

This is a standard yet popular marine haircut. At least 2 inches of hair are left at the top and are side combed.

Down the sides and back, hair rapidly tapers to a shorter length and are clipped to make them very short near the hairline. Side Parted High Top is its variant for those who like to keep hair a tad bit longer.


#5. High and Tight

Marine Haircuts with High and Tight

Combine longer hair at the top with closely shaved sides and you get the High and Tight marine haircut. Comb the hair at the top of the forehead. For this very reason, the hair at the top is kept quite long as compared to standard marine haircuts.


#6. Ivy League Cut

Marine Ivy League Cut for men

Ivy League haircut is also known as Harvard Clip or Princeton cut. The hair length from the top to back and sides is gradually decreased in such a way that it shapes the skull.

The density of the hair is also varied and the hair can be styled according to an individual’s preference. This marine haircut offers a lot of diversity and is ideal if you’re looking for extensive personalization in your haircut.


#7. Crown Soldier Cut

men Crown Soldier Cut

This is a marine cut with some style variation borrowed from regular haircuts. The back and sides are shaved to give the top hair impression of a cap or a crown on the head. Go for an undercut and then style your hair from the centre to achieve this look.


#8. Buzzed Fade

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Typically, a marine corps haircut is buzzed very close to the skin with no more than half an inch of hair. Instead, this buzz has been modernized with a medium fade on both sides of the head. Hair is under half an inch tall up top.


#9. Short Marine Crew Cut

marine crew cut

Many marine crew cuts have a pomp at the top of the forehead, but this one has the style without all the fuss. Great with facial hair and without, this look works well with a strong, square jaw and thicker textured hair.


#10. Caesar Cut

caesar cut for marine corps

Inspired by the famed Roman emperor Julius Caesar, the caesar cut for marine corps is characterized by flat hair up top and a short horizontal fringe. The hair on the sides of the head should be kept short while precise bangs help to frame the eyes.



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#16. Marine Cut + Line Up for Black Men

black marine haircut

This short and simple Black marine haircut is as fashionable as it functional. Strengthen the appearance of your jaw with a rounded hairline that comes to a point on each temple. A long and thin side burn also helps to define your face shape.


#17. Marine Bald Fade

marine fade haircut

This short buzzed marine fade haircut is as close as you can get to bald without going all of the way. A small vertical strip of short hair should fade gradually into baldness from the temple to the center back of the head. This look is very masculine but, thanks to the fade, also stylish.


#18. Low Fade

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Low fades change from buzzed to longer hair at the top of the neck and just over the ear. This basic cut is perfect for straight hair worn in a simple marine style.


#19. Ginger Marine High Fade

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Light ginger hair cut into a short crew cut with a bald fade has a barely there feel. This draws attention to a full beard and artful mustache while still maintaining a fresh feeling.


#20. Marine Cut with Widow’s Peak

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Don’t work against unique features like a widow’s peak. Instead, make it work within your hair style. Jake Gyllenhaal’s short and plain buzz cut is meticulously groomed and looks great when mirrored with a spot of stubble underneath the nose.


#21. Low Fade for Black Hair


#22. Comb over with Fade


#23. Cropped Hair with Medium Fade


#24. Long Buzzed Cut


#25. Long Hair Up Top


#26. Sleek Bald Fade


#27. Temple Fade with Beard


#28. Marine Cut with Pompadour


#29. Celeb Style with Shaved Temples


#30. Short and Spiky


#31. Stylish Fade for Young Men


#32. Bald Fade for Long Bangs


#33. Disconnected Contrast


#34. Marine Cut with Faux Hawk


#35. Clean Cut with Minimal Facial Hair


#36. Marine Cut with Pomp Comb over


#37. Bald Fade for Thick Hair


#38. Close Crop with Line Detail


#39. Round Bangs With Gradual Fade


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#40. Polished Low Fade and Beard


#41. Gradual Fade with Hard Part


#42. Disconnected Undercut


#43. Marine Buzz for Thinning Hair


#44. Middle Part


#45. Short Marine Crew Cut


Marine hairstyles conform to military regulations for grooming that are both practical and logical from a marine’s point of view. For all we care, they are cool, stylish and you can never go wrong with a marine haircut.