The classic Edgar cut has been an iconic men’s look for decades. But lately, barbers have been putting modern twists on this signature style. These updated Edgar variations add more contrast and flexibility while maintaining the cut’s recognizable long top and blunt fringe.
As an experienced barber and Edgar enthusiast, I wanted to share the coolest modern Edgar haircuts I’ve come across. These cutting-edge styles range from faded and tapered editions to messy, textured interpretations.
In this article, I’ll walk through 10 popular Edgar cut styles, explaining the different fading and layering techniques used to create them. My goal is to help you find the perfect Edgar look to match your personal taste and hair type.
Taper Edgar Cut
One of my favorite variations is the taper fade Edgar cut. For this cut, your barber will leave hair longer on top while tapering the back and sides shorter. This creates a smooth blended look compared to the harsh disconnect of an undercut.
To style it, sweep the signature Edgar fringe forward a bit messily. This tapered Edgar cut works nicely on all hair textures and gives you a stylish yet office-appropriate Edgar style.
Taper Fade Edgar Cut
If you want an eye-catching Edgar cut, ask your barber for a high taper on the sides. This taper will start fading your hair about halfway up your head. Combined with the blunt fringe, this very short tapered look accentuates the longer length up top.
I recommend this high taper haircut for guys with straight, thick, or wavy hair wanting a bold style that still works in professional settings. Brush the fringe down and add height to the longer top for a voluminous finish.
Low Taper Edgar Cut
Do you have naturally thick or wavy hair? Request lots of layering and light texturizing on top with a subtle low taper fade. This will create a fluffy Edgar style with awesome volume and movement.
Minimize the taper by having it start from your neckline. This keeps the attention on the fuller crown rather than the sides. Simply scrunch and tousle the layers for texture. It’s an on-trend pick for medium to long hair.
Mid Taper Edgar Cut
The mid taper Edgar cut begins fading your hair below the temples. This allows you to retain the signature shape while showing off more of the sides.
Ask your barber for a precise mid taper that stops right above the ear. Finish the style by brushing the blunt fringe down and adding lift to the texturized top section. It’s a great option for medium length hair.
Fluffy Edgar Low Taper Cut
Guys with naturally wavy or curly hair should consider this fluffy low taper Edgar cut. The top is cut with long layers to encourage the texture to stand tall. A subtle taper from the neckline provides contrast.
Either finger style or scrunch with product to maximize the fluffy, touchable waves. The signature Edgar fringe looks softer when styled with volume like this. Let your hair’s natural texture shine through!
Low Taper Fade Edgar Cut
This combines a low taper fade up the sides with the signature Edgar fringe and longer top for a hint of edge.
High Taper Edgar Cut
Feeling daring? Go for dramatic contrast with a high taper Edgar cut. Your barber will taper the back/sides extremely short using clippers without a guard. This makes the blunt fringe portion stand out boldly.
Maintain this high-impact Edgar with frequent barber visits to keep the taper looking crisp. It’s a major commitment but creates an eye-catching statement. If you have the confidence to pull it off, it’s a cool edgy choice.
Blowout Taper Edgar Cut
If you love voluminous texture, ask for longer layers on top and a tapered back/sides. This will allow you to blowdry your fringe flipped up and the crown lifted high.
The taper minimizes bulk while encouraging the longer length to stand tall. Take a round brush to the roots for major lift. Then lock in the style with a flexible hold product.
Messy Edgar Cut Taper
The messy Edgar cut taper is relaxed and undone. Your barber will taper fade the sides, leaving length on top to create chopped layers and a softer fringe.
Ruffle the top and fringe with your fingers or matte styling cream for that “just got out of bed” look. This tousled Edgar has major laidback appeal.
High Taper Fade Edgar Cut
This high-contrast look pairs a closely tapered fade up the sides with blunt fringe and longer top. Very bold!