French crop men hairstyles

Sexy and never boring. That's the French crop look. Discover all different French crop hairstyles in this guide, and find a look that suits you.


French crop hairstyles

Good to know

What is a French crop haircut?

A French crop is a practical short haircut that does not require much attention. It’s a style becoming more popular worldwide because of its fresh and effortless look.

The French crop or simply “crop” is a short, textured hairstyle that can be styled differently.

Sometimes, less is more when it comes to your hair. With the French crop, less really is more.

It is a classic men’s hairstyle that looks good even with minimal effort and can be worn by men of all ages even today.

The hair on top is longer than on the sides with the French crop. The top is then styled straight forward or slightly to one side.

Advantages of the French crop

There are many advantages to the French crop. First and foremost, it is a convenient haircut, and it does not require too much time or effort to style, which is perfect for busy men on the go.

The French crop is also a very versatile hairstyle. It can be worn in various ways, depending on your mood or occasion.

It is a timeless hairstyle that will never go out of style. And lastly, it is perfect for all face shapes and ages.

The benefit of the longer top is that you can naturally work any hair type into this look without applying too much hair product.

The French crop is not the same as a Caesar cut, even though these two hairstyles are very similar. The hair at the top part is much longer than the sides and the back with the French crop.

On the other hand, the Caesar cut has an equal length on all sides (top, sides, and back).

This is how you recognize a French crop

There are two variants of the French crop, namely the short and the slightly longer version. The short version, also called the classic variant, is usually between 2 and 5 centimeters long, with shorter sides.

The longer version can be recognized by a greater contrast between the length of the sides and back against the longer hair on top of the head.

In both, the clear-cut bangs are the standout feature of the French crop.

We recommend having the bangs cut in extra if you have curly hair, which accentuates your natural curl.

French crop combinations

The French crop or simply “crop” is a short hairstyle with a visible texture that can be worn and combined in different ways.

A crop cut is usually combined with a shave or undercut, emphasizing the bangs (hair over the forehead).

Styling the French crop

Before you can style the French crop, you have to have your hair cut into shape at the barber salon.

First, view some examples in the lookbook below to determine the length for your hair on top.

If you want more options and a bit of variety, choose longer hair on top (minimum 5 centimeters).

If you want to make as little effort as possible, go for the shortest version of at least 2 centimeters.

You can then shave the sides on setting 1 for extra contrast.

Because the French crop is not very popular these days, your hairdresser may not be completely sure about cutting the hair for the bangs.

This is why you’ll really have to explain your expectations for this cut. If it helps, collect and show your barber photos to make things easier.

The French crop only needs a few hair products to style. Depending on the length on top, you only need a little bit of wax or clay with a light hold.

Rub a small amount between your fingers to warm it up, then apply to damp hair.

You can style your hair with a comb or your fingers (for a more natural look).

You can choose to style your bangs straight forward (the classic French crop) or with a slight angle to the side (the more modern variant).

The sides and back should be short enough to don’t have to apply any product.

The French crop fade haircut

The French crop fade is a style that is perfect for men who want a stylish and easy-to-maintain haircut.

The French crop fade is a short, textured hairstyle with short sides and a long top.

The top can be styled in different ways, and the hair on the sides and back can be shaved or cut very short.

The French crop fade is unique because it offers two contrasting styles in one. The long top gives you the option to style your hair in a variety of ways, while the short sides and back provide a clean and polished look. The French crop fade is also perfect for guys who want to keep their hair short but still have some length and styling versatility.

The French crop top

The French crop top is a stylish and versatile short haircut perfect for men who want an easy-to-maintain style. This haircut is a short, textured hairstyle with short sides and a long top. The top can be styled in different ways, and the hair on the sides and back can be shaved or cut very short.

This hairstyle stands out because it incorporates two different cuts in one. The long top allows you to style your hair in several ways, while the short sides and back provide a professional look.

A French crop top is also an excellent choice for males who want to maintain their hair short while still having some length and styling versatility.

French crop undercut

If you’re looking for a sexy and stylish haircut that’s also low-maintenance, the French crop undercut is perfect for you.

The undercut is a classic haircut combined with the French crop to make a top and back that are shorter than the top of your head. The result is seriously stylish, and we promise it won’t break your bank.

The French crop undercut works for straight, wavy, and curly hair types -you just have to work with your barber or stylist to get the right cut. It looks especially good on men with oval or diamond-shaped faces. If you have a rounder face, though, keep the hair on top longer to balance out your features.

Try the French crop undercut if you want to stand out from the crowd and show off your edgy style. It’s chic, stylish and never boring!

French crop for receding hairline

The French crop is a versatile and sexy hairstyle perfect for men with a receding hairline. The key to mastering this look with a receding hairline is growing your hair long enough to cover the receding area.

With a receding hairline combining the french crop with an undercut or fade can add extra detail and keep your haircut from looking too extreme.

If you have a receding hairline, the French crop is perfect for you because it will reduce the appearance of any balding that may be taking place in the front area.

French crop Tommy Shelby haircut

The Tommy Shelby haircut is a variation of the traditional French crop.

While Tommy Shelby often wears a newsboy cap in Peaky Blinders, when he doesn’t, his marquee French crop haircut is tastefully complemented by his three-piece suit, detachable collar shirt, and oxford laced boots.

Tommy Shelby’s French crop looks good because he wears it in a clean, sharp style.

Unlike many other French crops, Tommy Shelby’s hairstyle has volume that doesn’t disappear when he takes his cap off.

How do I get Thomas Shelby’s haircut?

Ask your barber for a number three on the back and sides for an original Tom Shelby haircut. You may request a cropped, textured cut with some extra length left at the front, essentially a French crop. Choose an undercut with three sides and a textured top long enough to style forward into a short side fringe.

Should you wear the Tommy Shelby haircut?

The Tommy Shelby French crop haircut is perfect for men who want a short yet stylish look. This cut is easy to maintain and can be styled in various ways. If you’re looking for a cool and confident hairstyle, the Tommy Shelby French crop is definitely for you.


The French crop is a hairstyle that you want to look natural. So it’s best to use as little product as possible.

Apply a minimal amount so that your hair can be styled into shape - but don’t go overboard.

If your hair gets messed up during the day is fine. It just adds to the natural look of this style.

→ Must read: Effortlessly style the crop with our step-by-step men’s hair styling guide

Fine comb

A comb is useful to easily comb your hair forward for this look, but it’s not essential.

A fine-tooth comb is useful, but any comb will do.