There is a great variety of modern and impressive haircuts out there. Line hairstyles are becoming popular as a unique type of haircuts that allow men to use their imagination. Making lines and other patterns in different places can turn any regular undercut or taper fade into something that should be admired.
Most of the time men will ask the hairstylist to make the best line they see fit. There are also some men out there who love being creative and make up different line haircuts on their own. Others need to see some examples to help them make the right choice.
One downside of line hairstyle is that if your hair grows fast, the lines and patterns will soon become invisible. Accordingly, such haircuts might need frequent touch-ups.
Creative Line and Pattern Haircut Designs for Men
Line hairstyles are very useful when you are out of ideas. Want something original but changing your beloved taper fade or a fohawk seems like a bad idea?
Get a line! Lines are gaining popularity quite fast but still, not many men are brave enough to try them. So, by getting such haircut you can be sure to stand out of the crowd. You can go further to add some complicated designs to the shaved part of your hairstyle.
We have handpicked 90 interesting line and pattern inspired haircut designs for men who want to try a line cut but need a good push. Take a look at these samples and make a barber’s appointment!
1. High fade fohawk
If you’ve always wanted a fohawk but were afraid to get it because it seemed too outrageous, this line haircut is for you. Make a simple high fade and leave enough hair on top to be spiked up. A line on one or both sides will outline the top and make it resemble a fohawk.
2. A line part
One of the best ways to make a really neat haircut is to create a line where your side part is. This will make brushing and styling much easier. You can get any hairstyle you wish, from a fohawk to a low fade. Just don’t forget to make a line.
3. Fade line
A great way to use a line is to separate the fade levels. Depending on the length of your fade, you can use one, two or even three lines. Consider getting them on just one side to make an asymmetrical hairstyle which is very popular.
4. Fohawk with patterns
If you have tried one or two lines, you are ready to go further. If your haircut is rather short and has some shaved areas, you can try getting patterns. The nature of designs can vary depending on your mood or interests.
5. Pompadour line
A line can be used to outline some special part of your hairstyle. In this case, a line is created to make the pompadour look more voluminous. Using a line in the right place can do wonders for making your hairstyle really stunning.
6. Thin line
If you want a line hairstyle, there is no reason you need to make a thick and wide line. A thin line looks very natural and can be mistaken for a natural hair parting. If your hairstylist can create such a line, then he or she is a real master.
7. Long lines
If you have long hair, you can make lines by brushing and styling it accordingly. No shaving is required. Just make an imaginary part and style your hair around it. In the end, the top part will be outlined.
8. Undercut lines
One of the most popular places where you will see lines is the shaved area of the undercut. Depending on the size of that area, lines can be either long or short. You can make from one up top five lines if you wish.
9. Unexpected lines
If you are going for a hidden undercut, you can make some unexpected lines. They will really be a hit once you brush over the top part of the hair to reveal them. Go further by adding patterns and designs. They can appear on both sides and be completely different from each other.
10. Classical lines
This very stylish line haircut is considered to be the classics. The hair on the sides is cut short and the top part is left long enough to be styled into spikes or a pompadour. A line is created to outline the side part.
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21. Low mohawk lines
If you want your mohawk to really stand out, consider getting lines on both sides. If you are not a fan of large shaved areas, you can make a low mohawk with the long top part. Since the transition from long hair to shaved sides might not seem very neat, a line will be a great help.
22. Short part line
When you make a line haircut, the line itself doesn’t have to be too long or obvious. A short line will look great on such popular cuts as taper fades that require a side part. Stick to one short line if you want to make a respectable impression.
23. Wide line
A wide line is great for men with receding hairlines. Such a line appears as a continuation of the forehead and takes the focus away from the balding parts. If your line is wide, don’t make it too long. Otherwise, it will look out of place.
24. Widow’s peak line
Line haircuts are great for men with a widow’s peak. They do wonders for outlining any hairstyle as well as making the widow’s peak more obvious. If you are not one of those men who like to flaunt their widow’s peak, try to avoid lines.
25. Lateral pompadour outline
If you like your mohawk and want to make a lateral pompadour out of the top part, use lines to make the long hair even more impressive. If you don’t want your hairstyle to turn into something too wild, try not to overuse the lines on the shaved parts.
26. Highlighted lines
If you are not ready to go for shaved lines, consider using highlights instead. You can ask your stylist to dye just the strands of hair that outline your hairstyle. Such approach will need careful daily styling but the result can be very impressive.
27. Wide line fohawk
Lines can allow you to make a mix between a mohawk and a fohawk. You can make two wide lines on both sides of your mohawk that will be followed by lines of short trimmed hair. Such hairstyle will really make a statement.
28. Lightening lines
Lightning lines are the ones that are created separately from your natural hair parts and are usually placed in front. These lines can be angled or tilted. They can start at the front hairline and go toward the middle of your hairstyle.
29. Low thin lines
Low thin lines look especially impressive on a high fohawk. The top part of your hair should not be too voluminous and start about 3 inches above your ears. The lines are created about 2 inches below. Make 2 or 3 lines on one or both sides.
30. Neat lines
Sometimes lines are created to make your haircut neat. This is especially true for mohawks or taper fade fohawks. The line that outlines the top part of your fohawk allows the rest of the hairstyle to look neat and well arranged. It also helps you with styling borders.
31. Beard lines
If you like long hair, there is no need to forget about lines. You can create some impressive beard lines. The advantage of such styling is that you can do it all on your own. Start with small lines to get some practice.
32. Wide taper lines
This impressive way to use lines will really turn some heads your way. In fact, it is quite easy to make. All you have to do is make levels on your sides by using trimmers with different heads. Any hairstylist can do it in a matter of minutes.
33. Asymmetrical patterns
Are Lines too simple for you? Consider getting asymmetrical patterns on the short sides of your fade. You can go for geometrical figures, numbers, letters and etc. Just remember that if your hair grows too fast, the patterns will quickly disappear or become messy.
34. Thin comb over lines
If you are a fan of long hair and comb overs, you can still use a line to be stylish and to outline your comb over. Make the line is thin but not too small. Otherwise, it will be lost in your hair. Make sure to style your mane so the line is visible.
35. Shaping lines
Lines might not always be obvious but they do a great job shaping your hairstyle. No matter which style you choose, it will need some help looking its best. So if you are into modern trends, consider getting a shaping line.
36. Textured fohawk
This very high textured fohawk will look great with a part line. Since the hair on the sides is not very short, the line might get a little lost. Spike up your textured top in order to reveal the side lines. This way your hairstyle will become even more impressive.
37. Forehead lines
Shaping up the hairstyle has been popular for a long time. Making forehead lines don’t just help outline the haircut, it draws attention to the facial features. Consider making square shape if your face type is round or long.
38. Get it shaped
If you have been skipping barber appointments, your hairstyle will most likely get out of shape. Same goes for people who decided to forget about their fohawk and grow long hair on the sides again. You can use lines to shape your grown out hairstyle.
39. Highlighted tips
Highlighted tips will make your hairstyle pretty impressive. Especially if you follow all the other style guidelines, including shaping lines. Your mohawk will look fantastic with well-styled top part and lines on the sides.
40. Back lines
Men with receding hairlines will appreciate this line hairstyle. This short line is created closer to the back of your head where the hair is still intact. You can make several of such lines on the back or on the sides.
41. Long runaround lines
A long runaround line is a great idea for modern mohawks and fohawks. It starts near your forehead and runs toward the back of your head. Such line use will make even the smallest pompadour look very stylish.
42. Blond fohawk
Another way to make a more or less visible line is to play around with colors at the base of the high hair part. You can make the top part blonder than the sides. It will have the same shaping effect as the shaved lines.
43. Half moon design
If line haircuts seem too simple for you, you can go for more interesting designs on top of your head such as the pictured half moon. You’ll be amazed at the result that will really turn some heads your way. Consider adding some simple lines on the sides.
44. Handmade lines
You can diversify your stylish haircut by adding handmade lines. Making a line is actually quite easy. Especially when it is on the side and doesn’t go much toward the back. Ask your stylist for a masterclass so you can make your own designs in the future.
45. Double lines
While adding lines to the popular hairstyles such as mohawks might seem complicated, military haircuts can easily sport simple double lines and look just as stylish. Add a double line on one side of your very short cut and it will immediately start looking amazing.
46. Neck lines
If you want to start with something simple, consider getting short neck lines as you see pictured. These lines will not be visible from the front. However, the subtle designs usually become greatest hits. Give couple of them a try and then you can go further.
47. Be brave
Getting outrageous line hairstyles might seem scary at first. But once you try them, you might get addicted. The main advantage of such hairstyle is that the lines become invisible quite fast and you can choose to make another design.
48. Lizard mohawk
This is one of the most popular mohawk line designs. While looking quite complicated, such hairstyle is actually pretty easy to achieve by a professional hairstylist. Keep the hair on top short and spiky to hold up the image.
49. Ronaldo zigzag
Ronaldo knows a lot about getting a stylish haircut so why not use his experience to your advantage? Get an amazing Ronaldo zigzag haircut next time you decide to sport a high fade and you will love the way you look.
50. Cornrow lines
A creative way to make a line hairstyle is to go with cornrows. Create two or three cornrows on one or both sides and your hairstyle will immediately become stunning. Consider making cornrows in the back too while leaving the top straight and neat.
51. Triangular design
This design is subtle but it still makes quite a statement. The triangular, almost arrow-like design is interesting and it’s not limited to the back of the head because you can allow the lines to run through the sides if you want.
52. Thin lines
Sometimes lines are the right answer, and in this case they are the right answer if you want a simple and subtle yet interesting shaved design for the back of your head. These thin lines look amazing and they go perfectly with the skin fade.
53. Inverted waves
This inverted wave design is super subtle but it won’t go unnoticed. It’s placed towards the ear and it creates a nice little divide on the back. This design is the perfect compromise for men who want the detail without going too far.
54. Curly hair with a triangular design
Triangular designs such as these are a bit more complex than the first one we looked at on the list, but they’re still subtle. This design is super interesting and cool, and you will be able to show off your hair and keep your top medium to long, while you rock the shaved design on the back.
55. Staircase shaved design
If you’re not really into triangle or lines and you want something a lot more unique and interesting, you can get this staircase shaved design on the back of your head. It’s very simple, but it adds a lot of detail to your hairstyle without making too much of a fuzz.
56. Line Up and Sharp Curve Shaved Design
We already learned that lines and curves are a great match and they can make up some amazing designs. This one is great because the curve is deep and severe while still looking very simple.
57. Fade and Crisscrossed Lines
Even though this design is simple, it really catches the eye. This combination of fade and crisscrossed lines makes a great hairstyle that’s interesting and unique.
58. Spike and Wave Design
This combination of spike with a little flowy wave makes for an interesting design that’s very simple but still very interesting.
59. Line Up and Dégradé Fade
This three-tier line up with a dégradé fade in between makes for a super interesting look that not everyone will be willing to wear, which means you’ll stand out for all the right reasons.
60. Radio Waves
This radio wave design to the side makes for a funky, fun, and interesting shaved head hairstyle!
Always wanted to get a line hairstyle but were afraid to try? We hope these 90 choices will give you that push you’ve been looking for. If you are afraid of radical changes, go for smaller line options we presented here. But if you are brave enough for a serious change then pick one of the most outrageous ones. Good luck!