Picture Gallery of Men's Brushed Back Hairstyles

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Classic brushed back style

handsome man with brushed back hair
Photo: Dario Cantatore / Getty Images
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of brushed back hairstyles for men is this classic look. It's very Ivy League, sporty and dashing all at the same time.
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In fashion

handsome guy with brushed back hair
Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images
More and more I am seeing this brushed back style on male models in ads and on the fashion runway. Even my hairstylist is trying to get me to wear my hair this way. Clearly this is a hot trend in men's hairstyles.
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Less is more

handsome guy wearing sunglasses
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Having a brushed back hairstyle doesn't mean you need to put lots of gel or other products in your hair. If your hair type allows, you can use a minimal amount of product to keep your hair styled and under control. This model's hair has a soft more natural look than others in this photo gallery.
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A more tousled approach

man with thick brushed back hair
Photo: Astrid Stawiarz / Stringer / Getty Images
This model seen backstage before a fashion show is wearing a more tousled brushed back style that really only requires a little styling paste. To achieve this look, blow dry your hair first then apply the styling product. This is an easy hairstyle.
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Wavy hair

male model with wavy hair
Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images
This make model has amazing thick wavy hair. Using a product like a pomade or a form hold styling gel you can "brush" your hair back with your fingers. Apply product to dry hair. This will will tame the curl and wave.
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male model with pompadour hairstyle
Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images

This is such a fun hairstyle, but it takes the right person to pull it off, like Bruno Mars. If your vibe and look is retro and you have the hair to rock this iconic do, then go for it!

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Gerard Butler has it under control

Gerard Butler with curly hair
Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images
Actor Gerard Butler has thick and curly hair which usually means, for most people with type of hair, that it can be unruly. But here at a red carpet event, he has it under control. His hair is longer in this photo and I'm sure there is quite a bit of styling product in it to keep it all in place.
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Taming the do

model with thick brushed back hair
Photo: Dario Cantatore
Some guys might like to brush or comb their hair back just because it's the best way to tame an otherwise unruly, thick head of hair. This fashion model has enviable thick hair but I can see by keeping it longer and using a pomade to keep it combed back, it looks tidy and under control. If he didn't wear his hair this way, it would be a challenge to find a style that would look as nice. Take note.
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Hipster or rebel?

blond hipster with brushed back hair
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Even with platinum blond hair, this young fashion model gives off a James Dean vibe. I'm not normally a fan of guys with this color of hair, but in this case, it works.
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David Beckham

David Beckham with brushed back hair
Photo: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

David Beckham is no stranger to trying out different hairstyles. He loves experimenting with fashion and has become a fashion icon in his own right. Here he is sporting a brushed back look but with a little height to it.

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Perfectly coiffed

young guy with brushed back hairstyle
Photo: Dario Cantatore / Stringer / Getty Images
Donning a hairstyle that is perfectly coiffed might require a little work but it sure looks nice. Furthermore, this fashion model's hair isn't just combed straight back, but is sort of parted on the side and has a little direction. You may not only need gel and/or a styling paste to achieve this look, but a little hairspray might come in handy too.
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Combed and parted

blond model with gelled hair
Photo: Julien M. Hekimian / Getty Images

Of course another classic way to wear brushed back hairstyle is to actually part it and comb it using a pomade or gel. This style looks great on men of all ages and has a retro appeal as well. See my Men's Classic Gelled Hairstyles photo gallery.