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 lookbook

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 a popular haircut worldwide because of its neat, fresh, and effortless look.

The French crop, or just “crop,” is a short, textured haircut that can be styled in different ways.

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

It can be changed to fit different hair types and face shapes, and a rough or matte finish can be achieved with minimal hair product.

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.

Even though the French crop and the Caesar cut look very similar, they are not the same.

With a French crop, the hair on top is much longer than the hair on the sides and back. The Caesar cut, on the other hand, has the same length on all sides (top, sides, and back).

How to ask your barber for a French crop

First, look at the pictures in the lookbook below to get an idea of how long your hair on top should be.You may show your barber the picture of the hairstyle you want to achieve.

There are two types of French crop: the short version and the slightly longer version.

If you ask for the short form or the classic version, your barber will usually cut your hair between 2 to 5 centimeters long on top and shorter on the sides.

Choosing the shortest form will make you do as little work as possible in styling it.

To get the longer form, ask the barber to cut your hair 5 centimeters long or more on top, and shorter on the sides.

If you want more options and variety, choose longer hair on top.

The clear-cut bangs are the most noticeable part of the French crop in both styles.

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

You can also ask the barber to shave the sides for more contrast.

Because the French crop isn’t very popular these days, your barber may not be sure how to cut the hair for the bangs. Tell them how short or long you want it to be.

How to style the French crop

French crop gives men versatile options with minimal styling.

To make a French crop, you only need a few hair styling products. Depending on how long your hair is on top, you only need a small amount of hair wax or hair clay that holds lightly.

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

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

You can wear your bangs straight forward (the classic French crop) or at a small angle to the side (the more modern twist).

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

6 stunning French crop styles

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).

The Classic French crop

The timeless French crop cuts through all generations.

The shorter sides and back contrast dramatically with the longer top.

The length of the hair on top can be styled in a variety of ways, expanding the range of possible looks.

A rougher, more textured crop can be achieved by the use of point cutting. However, if you’re going for a more polished look, blunt cutting is the way to go.

The French crop fade

If you’re looking for a classy and low-maintenance haircut, the French crop fade is for you!

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

The top can be worn 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 many styling options, and the short sides and back give you a clean, put-together look.

The French crop fade is also great for guys who want short hair but still want some length so they can style it in different ways.

The French crop top

The French crop top is a trendy short hairstyle that can be worn in many ways.

This cut has shorter sides and a longer top for a textured look.

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

This haircut stands out because it combines two different cuts. The long top gives you lots of styling options, while the short sides and back give you 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 versatility in styling.

French crop undercut

If you’re looking for a sexy and stylish haircut that’s also low-maintenance, the French crop undercut is the perfect style 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 perfect on men with oval or diamond-shaped faces. If you have a rounder face, keep the hair on top longer to balance out your features.

Try the French crop undercut 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 that works well for guys whose hairline is starting to thin out.

If your hairline is receding, the key to pulling off this look is to let your hair grow 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.

In Peaky Blinders, Tommy Shelby often wears a newsboy cap. When he doesn’t, his three-piece suit, removable collar shirt, and oxford laced boots go well with his signature French crop haircut.

Tommy Shelby’s French crop looks good because of how clean and sharp he wears it.

His French crop differs from many others because it has a volume that doesn’t go away when he takes his cap off.

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For an original Tom Shelby haircut, ask your barber for a number three on the back and sides. You can ask for a French crop, a short, wavy cut with some extra length at the front.

Choose an undercut with three sides and a textured top long enough to style forward into a quick side fringe.

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The Tommy Shelby French crop haircut is perfect for men who want a short yet stylish look. This is an easy-to-maintain haircut 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.

Who does a French crop suit

The French crop is a classic and versatile haircut suitable for most men of all ages who can style it in the right way.

When it comes to facial shape, the hair volume on top should be kept short, and add more weight on the sides for people with long and rectangular faces to balance out their features.

However, for people with smaller and rounder faces, keeping the hair longer on top and skinnier on the sides is the way to go because it gives the face a bit more length and emphasis to facial features.

A French crop also looks good on both wavy and curly hair types.

For people with receding hairline, keeping the hair on top longer and shorter on the sides helps cover the hairline, and add more detail to the look.

The French crop is perfect for busy men on the go because it is a convenient haircut and does not require too much time or effort to style.


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 texture 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.