Pictures of Men's Military Haircuts

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Ivy League

Photo by Sgt. Bryson-K. Jones, USMC.

Soldier Style

This gallery contains several great men's haircuts for guys looking for a short, military haircut. To make sure you get exactly the cut you're looking for, I recommend printing a photo of the style and taking it with you.

For even more pictures of men's haircuts, browse our hairstyle galleries and be sure to read our men's product guides, let us show you how to get a great men's haircut and how to choose the best hair length for you.

For this classic Ivy League, the hair is cut aggressively short on the sides and back (about a #1 blade) and finger length on top. For off-duty versatility, a bit of pomade can be applied and the top styled with a bit of texture.

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Crewcut

Photo by Sgt. Scott Biscuiti, USMC.

For this crewcut, the hair is cut with a #1 blade on the sides and back. A #2 blade is used on top, with just a bit more length left in front.

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Ivy League

Photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio Jimenez, USMC.

For this Ivy League haircut, the hair is cut aggressively close on the sides and back. The top is cut clipper short (about a #4 blade at the crown) and gradually gets longer toward the front.

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Medium Regulation

Photo by Lance Cpl. Meloney R. Moses, USMC.

This cut is a medium regulation (called a medium fade in civilian terms). The hair is cut to the skin on the sides and back about 1/3 of the way up the head and gradually fades into the longer length on top.

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High Regulation

Photo by Lance Cpl. Meloney R. Moses, USMC.

For this high regulation (called a high fade in civilian terms), the hair is cut to the skin 2/3 of the way up the head and fades into the longer hair on top.

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High and Tight

Photo © MTMCOINS | iStockphoto.com.

A very common haircut among US Marines, Army Rangers, and athletes. The hair is cut "high and tight" on the sides and back (zero length up to the crown).

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Butch

Photo © Frazer Harrison | Getty Images.

In this butch haircut, the hair is clipped to the skin on the sides and back and gradually tapers into a #2 blade on top. This is the ultimate low-maintenance style.

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Short Caesar

Photo by Cpl. Jeffrey Belovarac, USMC.

This short Caesar is clipped aggressively short on the sides and back (about a #1 blade). The top is left about one inch long on top and can be worn forward as shown, or spiked up for variety.