The two block haircut first emerged in Korea and since then has emerged to become a huge trend especially for KPOP. Male hairstyles don’t often tend to become a trend, but the this haircut has taken the hairstyle world by storm.
So, if you are one of those teenagers or youth confused with what your new hairstyle should be, go for the two-block cut.
What Exactly is The Two Block?
Speaking technically, the two block is just an improvement on the earlier popular undercut. The side and the back hair is cut very short or even shaved. On the other hand, the hair on the top is kept long.
After that, you can adjust that hair and keep it in various ways to set up new hairstyles. Each one is a different version of the classic two block haircut. The maintenance is barely minimum, and it is also pleasing to the eyes.
How To Do Two Block Haircut
The two block haircut is popular among Asian men, particularly K-Pop artists. However, it has made its way into the mainstream in the last few years. The iconic look of the two block haircut is that the hair is longer on the top and sides and shorter on the back.
Here is a simple way to get the two block haircut:
- Search for and choose the right inspiration photo of the haircut for reference.
- Start with the back and fade downward with a #6 guard, then a #4 guard, and finish with a #2 guard.
- Cut the top like a bowl cut the length of your choice and let the hair fall downward in its natural part.
- Style anyway you’d like!
If you have already the haircut, feel free to straighten, perm, curl, or make curtain bangs with the top portion! The power of choice is yours. This haircut is versatile and lends itself to change often.
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Popular Two Block Haircuts
Here we present the top 35 versions of the two-block cut and leave you to choose from it.
1. Side-swept Two Block Cut
If you want the ultimate Kpop Two block hairstyle, try going for the side-swept look. This hairstyle is perfect for those who are looking to boost their hair volume and bounce.
To achieve this, simply brush and scrunch your hair while it’s wet and set it with either a pomade or hair spray.
2. Two Block Haircut with Ponytail
Are you aiming for a fun and edgy look? Try this two-block with a ponytail.
With this hairstyle, you can keep your hair as long as you like and still have the option to keep it looking neat when needed. The ponytail is indeed a badass away to keep your hair away from your face.
3. Long and Wild
If you aren’t afraid to rock a long and messy hair, then let it run wild for a fun and carefree look.
You can just simply comb your fingers through your hair to give it the boost and volume it needs and set it with the right products to prevent it from becoming too unruly.
4. Medium and Wavy
A neat way to show off your gorgeously wavy hair is to keep it medium-length instead of growing it too long.
Your wavy hair will certainly look amazing as its texture will give your crown a unique appearance. For a fashion-forward look, arrange your hair in a way that it points towards your face.
5. Back Swept
Do you want your hair to look edgy and neat at the same time? Here’s a modern twist on the classic slicked back hairstyle– the back swept.
With this hairstyle, you’ll look every inch like a rock star but in a more laid back and casual manner.
6. Rounded Thick Bangs
Have you always wanted to try the Korean bowl cut but you were too afraid that it might look funny on you? Go for the next best two block hairstyle– the one with rounded thick bangs.
It’s similar to the bowl cut in the way that the sides and back are shorter and the top part is longer, but we believe it’s more wearable since the side-swept fringe frames the face perfectly.
7. Short and Clean
Now, here’s one of the easiest two block hairstyles that any guy can wear– the short and sweet hairstyle. With the right amount of hair products and the right comb, you can certainly achieve this without any hassle.
FYI, this haircut works on all hair texture but would look the most amazing on men with thin and fine hair.
8. Astro Boy Hairstyle
If you wish to go for the fun, adorable, and cute hairstyle, then this Astro Boy haircut is the one for you.
To achieve this spiky hairstyle, you need to keep your hair long and textured. You’ll also need a matte hair product with a strong hold if you want to make it last for the entire day.
9. Blonde Two Block
Go for the ultimate Korean look by donning a bold hair color. Our most favorite would be a light blonde which suits almost all types of skin tones.
Just a warning, this hair color is not for the faint of heart.
10. Slicked Back
Here’s the ultimate classic cool guy hairstyle and it’s got everything you need for the perfect neat hairstyle– short hair on the side and back and slicked back long top.
11. Two Block Hairstyle with Fade
And speaking of fades, here’s the perfect example of what a two-block hairstyle looks like with fade. It looks pretty much like a mohawk– only wider and longer!
12. Short and Messy
For men with textured hair (not wavy or curly), it’s best that you stick with a short length so you can easily style it. Here’s the best example of a short two back hairstyle for naturally textured hair.
13. The No-Style Hairdo
Some people consider the two block as itself a style. Then, why style a hairstyle further? They advise us to keep it as it is and honestly speaking it doesn’t really look out of place provided you don’t keep the top really long and wavy.
For short or medium-sized straight hair on the crown, you can just keep it as it is, and your hairstyle will be sorted perfectly. A casual demeanor nonetheless which can be modified to look better. But when in a hurry this one is the one to choose.
The disconnected undercut is unique, to say the least. Not many people will have the guts to try these out, but they do add a certain sense of artistry to your hair. Your crown hair will be pulled up from the sides and an undercut will separate them altogether.
Highly recommended two block haircut for ones looking to stand out from the crowd.
15. Slicked Back
Short two block styles can be modified by slicking it back and giving it a clean gentleman look. This one is perfect for formal working environments where the rules are present but not too strict. Wearing it down can also be an option which can provide you casual look while wearing it up will save up your look.
16. Two Block with A Side Part
The side part is the most basic one of them all where the top crown is parted sideways and separated from the short sides. This hairdo is for anyone to carry anywhere. There is no going wrong with this one unless your face is really tiny.
17. Keeping it long
This two block style is a tricky one considering its high chance of going terribly wrong. The long crown on the top has to be managed properly so that it doesn’t get messed up. Altogether, it is a nice one for those who love to keep their hair a bit long.
18. Curly Two Block
This curly two block haircut highlights those glorious ringlets. The undercut and the curly top create great contrast, while those bangs cover the forehead.
19. Red Asian Two Block
An Asian two-block haircut can put you in the spotlight, especially if you choose an eye-popping color such as a bright, vibrant red. To maintain this shade, you need to use a special shampoo for dyed hair because you don’t want to look washed out.
20. Two Block with Glasses
White guys will fall in love with a two block haircut because it’s a low maintenance hairstyle that you can style on one side or with a middle part. It gorgeously works with glasses and even beards and mustaches, depending on the look you want to pull off.
21. Layered Two Block
If you are a teenager, you will certainly love a messy two block hairstyle. It’s youthful, perfect for school, can be arranged to transform you into a gentleman, but it’s also suitable for more casual moments.
22. Two Block with Highlights
A two block haircut with long fringe is stylish and can get a touch of glam if you also get some highlights. Use a straightening iron to get that flawless touch and arrange the bangs on one side and also on the forehead.
23. Caesar’s Cut
Cesar’s cut inspires this two block haircut with an undercut. It features straight bangs, an undercut, and it can be paired with a thick full beard that is well defined.
24. Brown Messy Hairdo
When you have straight hair, a two-block cut can boost your sex appeal. Girls love a careless, messy look and this hairstyle will deliver just the appearance you need.
25. Two Block With Temple Fade
A temple fade will highlight that two-block haircut with waves and a messy touch. Get a clean-shaved beard, and you can also beautifully shape your eyebrows to get a fresh look.
26. Two Block For Thick Hair
Thick hair looks marvelous if styled in a two block haircut. You can create layers or get a straight cut that is sharp and can become a statement. If you also have a thick beard, use it to show off your masculinity.
27. Feathered Two Block
Two block haircuts make such a fine job for men with round faces. Get a feathered cut with layers and one-sided bangs that will make that roundness fade.
28. Korean Haircut
Korean BTS phenomenon band brought back to our attention the two block haircut. They transformed it into a versatile look that can be curled, waved, and even dyed in multiple colors, or simply kept in a natural state.
29. Hipster Haircut
A short two block haircut can be transformed into a hipster look. Define those edges and get a bald undercut. If you are a hipster, a clean face with a thick mustache will certainly complete your look.
30. Blonde Ombre Hairstyle
A layered 2 block haircut with a stunning blonde ombre can give your cut a touch of glam. Maintain the undercut in a dark shade and only dye the longer top.
31. Messy Thow Block Haircut with Highlights
Guys will adore this two block haircut with highlights because it’s messy, rebellious, and great for young guys who want to stand out and express their personalities. Choose blonde and other colorful nuances as hair dye.
32. Pale Pink Haircut
Two block haircuts with a middle part will reveal your forehead, making this hairstyle a great opportunity to play with all sorts of shades. You can opt for a pale pink color that is very trendy at the moment, obtaining a beautiful modern look.
33. Messy Two Block Hairstyle
Wave your two block haircut to get a messy youthful hairstyle. Adventure on this journey and you will feel modern and will totally switch things in the sex appeal department.
34. Asymmetrical Haircut
This asymmetrical haircut features long bangs that cover the eyebrows while the temple side is shorter than the bangs creating a stunning disconnection. Make sure you layer your hair while the tips are cut in a straight line.
35. Sleek Blonde Two Block Cut
When you have fair skin with freckles, a blonde hair color with orange shades will totally complement that skin tone. Use hair gel to make it look sleek and style curtain bangs if you want an eccentric look.
The best length is usually about six inches on the top. The undercut portion is generally a fade downward from the thick upper layer of the hair. A good rule of thumb is to start with a #6 guard, then a #4 guard, and end with a #2 guard.
Both are very similar. The main difference is that the undercut is not a fade but rather a sharp contrast. An undercut usually has a shaved design in it as well. Most of the time, a two block haircut is a fade on the short layer, and it does not have a design in it.
The bowl cut does not have the fade, which is quintessential to the two block cut. However, the upper layer of the two block should resemble a bowl cut.
Layers help thinning hair look more voluminous. If you have thinner hair on the top, keep the sides and under portion of your haircut very short to emphasize the volume on top. However, with a two block, you need more hair on the top to harness the look of the hairstyle.
If you have a round face, a two block hairstyle may suit you as long as the upper layer is not too long. It also helps if you style it to frame the upper portion of your face.
Although the two block haircut is the most trending haircut at the moment, it can go wrong if you do not consider the above aspects. Go for the two-block cut and join the trend.