11 Different Anime Male Hairstyles You Need To Know About

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Anime hosts a variety of male characters sporting distinct trends, fashion, and hairstyles to complement their personality. Some characters have rather unique hairstyles that would actually look pretty good in real life.

If you’re not afraid of standing out, here are some artistic anime male hairstyles for you to wear to your next mixer.

11 Anime Male Hairstyles

You need to find a hairstyle that actually works and gives you the desired vibe. There’s a fine line between standing out and looking completely out of order.

But you can always pick from anime male hairstyles to find one that suits your face shape and the type of hair you have. In some cases, you may also need to grow and groom your facial hair to pull off a style.

Using the face shape of these characters as the starting point of reference would be a good idea.

1. Mohawks

Android 16 (Dragonball Z)


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Android 16 sports a punk-rock look with completely trimmed sides and back. His hair is orange in color and his mohawk sprouts out like a pineapple crown. It’s a little all over the place but if you’ve got a great muscular body you can definitely sell this look.

Android 16’s hair doesn’t stand up straight or fall down gracefully, so if you have naturally messy hair it should be easy to achieve this look with minimal to no styling. Just trim your sides and back.

2. Blinding Bangs

Sanji (One Piece)


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Sanji parts his hair to the left to keep his right eye open but pulls off blinding bangs more naturally than any other character in anime. You can’t imagine Sanji with any other hairstyle.

It’s best suited for round or oval faces. Sanji’s version of the hairstyle would be more practical than completely blinding bangs because it leaves one eye uncovered. If your hair is curly, you might need to use a straightener.

3. Extremely Long and Loose Locks

Neji Hyuga (Naruto Shippuden)


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Are you blessed with long, silky smooth locks that flow straight down your shoulders? If so, just let the hair flow like Neji does. It has a casual but elegant look that’s rare for men to accomplish naturally. Neji’s hairstyle and fighting style are both characterized by gracefulness.

4. Ponytails

Renji Abarai (Bleach)


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Renji Abarai has by far the coolest ponytail in anime. His hair is crimson red in color and his ponytail shoots out his locks in the form of long spikes. Everything about his hair screams badassery. If you have long, roughly hewn hair, you can tie it up from the back and style it with some hair spray or mousse to create thick spikes like Renji.

5. Side-Parted Medium Length Hair

Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan)


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Side-parted hair is a traditional look but one that’s still in style and often suggests a powerful personality as Erwin demonstrates. He has medium-length blonde hair that he parts to the side and combs down. Erwin Smith is a fearless commander, always in control of the situation.

6. Anti-Gravity Hair

Gon Freecs (Hunter X Hunter)


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Gravity-defying hair can be styled in a variety of ways. Gon Freecs’ hair stands up straight in the form of large spikes, all pointed upwards. It has a rather macho but fun-loving look, which you can accomplish at home with a comb and hairspray or hair gel with a strong hold.

7. Silver White Hair

Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)


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Kakashi is one of the most badass characters of all time. His badassery is even further defined by his long spikes of white hair that flow down but not all the way. It’s a tricky look to accomplish. But with some hair spray and professional styling, it’s a look that will set you apart from others.

8. Top Knots

Yoon Seungho (Painter of the Night)


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Top knots tend to convey a solemn or modest look. It’s a look that’s been around for centuries and is associated with many cultures such as Sikhism. Yoon Seungho ties his hair into a small knot close to the top of his head and holds this hairstyle in place with a headband. Top knots also give you additional room to accessorize.

9. Mohawk and Thick Beard

Gō Koga (Bleach)


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If a mohawk feels too naked, you can support it with a thick well grown-out beard. It’s a hairstyle that goes with almost every face shape as long as you can grow a full beard.

Gō has a scruffy orange mohawk and a thick brown beard that’s only been groomed around the mustache area. It’s a good styling choice and leaves room for improvisation.

10. Baldies

Saitama (One Punch Man)


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There’s not much you can do in terms of style with a bald head since there’s nothing to work with. But in general, men with muscular bodies and chiseled or well-defined faces tend to pull off baldness better than hair.

Saitama has an egg-shaped face with a blank expression most of the time. But when he gets serious and his expressions become more intense, the increased definition animators give to his face actually makes his bald head seem more attractive.

11. Dreadlocks with a Knot

Jude Sharp (Inazuma Eleven)


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If you had the privilege of enjoying Inazuma Eleven as a kid, Jude Sharp is probably the first character that comes to mind when you think of dreadlocks. Jude’s dreadlocks are all of even length. He ties them in a way that they push out the back of his head angularly and it actually ends up looking really smart.

This is probably the trickiest hairstyle to achieve of all the ones mentioned in this list. Dreadlocks are difficult to work with and Jude’s dreadlocks are perfect.

A Few Parting Words

Found the inspiration you were looking for? Some people choose anime male hairstyles based on the character they resonate with the most, which is fine as long as you can pull the look off. Your personality may even help you sell it, regardless of your face shape.

But picking a hairstyle based on characters you resemble to an extent or have matching hair properties with is probably a safer bet. After all, you can never be too careful when it comes to your hairstyle.

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