Men’s hairstyling is a fairly straightforward game. But while we’ve seen just about every combination of length, texture, and product over the past century or so—from pomade to paste, pompadours to high-and-tights—there are always a few high-quality cuts that stand out in a given moment, that are undeniably classic and versatile while also being ineffably modern.
And in 2017, the best men’s hairstyles were on an A-list display at awards shows like the Oscars and the Grammys, courtesy of the best-dressed guys in the world. (We see you, Zayn Malik.)
Here are the best men’s haircuts of 2017—plus advice on how to get them yourself, courtesy of Boswell Scot, owner of Best Barber in New York City.