The Caesar haircut, named for Julius Caesar himself, can undoubtedly be called a timeless style, having been around since the first century. But despite its timelessness, the Caesar can also be quite trendy; many men opt to combine the classic look with modern elements from other fade styles.
Also known as a Roman haircut, the Caesar has evolved with the times and is a staple of barbershops and salons, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding someone who can give you a good one. It’s also rumored that Caesar used this cut to minimize the look of his receding hairline, and the style is still used similarly by men today, so if you’re getting a bit thin up top but aren’t ready to let the world know it, the Caesar haircut may be an excellent option for you.
The Caesar haircut is a classic short cut with bangs. It starts with short hair on the sides, back, and top, and the hairstyle is then styled by brushing the top forward to accentuate the fringe.
If you’d like to try the look out for yourself but are unsure of which direction to go in with it, look no further. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 18 different ways you can style the classic Caesar haircut for modern times.
High Fade Caesar
This close fade is high on the head, bringing the Caesar haircut front and center. The top of the hair is a classic shorter Caesar style.
Caesar with Full Beard
Keep the sides tapered short between the hair and the beard to achieve this look’s maximum effect.
Messy and Textured
Another modern take on the style, use a light wax to style and texture your haircut to have a slightly messy appearance.
This style is an excellent option for textured or naturally wavy hair. Make sure to use clippers on the hairline and cut with the grain.
Caesar with Fringe
Have your barber cut a few strands of hair longer than others for the classic fringed Caesar look.
Caesar with Temp Fade
Have the barber shape up the hair around your temples for a contemporary look that looks especially sharp on natural textures.
Short Caesar with Skin Fade
Keep the hair up top shorter and style it with some pomade while rocking a skin fade on the sides for another modern take on the classic.
Simple with Fade
Keep the top of your hair a classic Caesar length while using a short but not too short guide for the sides. A #2 guard will do nicely.
For Thinning Hair
This Caesar haircut is an excellent option for those with thinning hair. Leave the fringe a bit longer in the front and opt for a higher, closer fade to help conceal balding spots.
Sharp and Precise
For this variation, keep hair short on both the top and sides, but have your barber perfectly line up the forehead and sides for a clean look.