It’s amazing how a good haircut can change your features in an instant. There are a couple of TikTok videos on the Internet where dads shave their beards and they aren’t recognizable by their kids. It’s the same way with a good haircut.
Back in the 90s, long hair and beards were the styles. We see tons of rockstars and our grandfathers wearing a long beard and hair. However, times have changed.
These 73 men looked extremely different from their before pictures. From an unkempt and long hair to debonair in just a few careful clips of the scissors. Don’t believe us? Check out these before and after pictures.
1. Impressive Ponytail Length
This man hadn’t gotten a haircut in over seven years. It was getting a little long. If he went any longer, he was going to start accidentally stepping on it.
2. Rockstar Transformation
He always wore his hair just like a grunge rocker would — long and crazy. He even used to get highlights in it occasionally. His new cut is much more up to date and stylish.
3. Gel Use
Here we have another lovely makeover. The length change isn’t enormous, but the shorter hair lends itself to being spiked up with gel. It’s a cool new look for the man.
4. Time For A Change
This guy had long hair for most of his life. He started growing it out at 14 and never looked back. Now that he has cut it off, he looks like an entirely different person.
5. Former Caveman
Here we have another amazing transformation. He used to wear his hair and beard at caveman lengths. However, one day, he started trimming and everything got progressively shorter and shorter.
6. Volunteer Cut
He used to have really long locks. However, he cut them off for a good cause. All of his hair was donated to a charity for people who are battling cancer and have lost their own hair due to chemotherapy.
7. Youthful Energy
This man’s hair used to frame his whole face, but not in a good way. His short cut is a big improvement. He looks so much younger now than he did before.
8. Chiseled Looks
He went from long to short and we absolutely love it. His face appears much skinnier in the after picture. All of his amazing features are much more clearly visible.
9. Wild To Wonderful
A good haircut makes a big difference. The man’s beautiful face is finally able to be seen again. The messy hair and beard were totally covering it up in the past.
10. Adult Haircut
The long hair was very messy and unkempt. The new trim works much better for him. He went from looking like a rebellious teenager to looking like a real grownup.
11. Bearded Man
The haircut was much needed. Things were getting very wild beforehand. It was so bad that his ear gauges weren’t even visible! The long hair just flowed right into the beard.
12. Fashion Forward
“Check out this men’s makeover I did on this gentleman… he went from just the everyday guy to classy,” writes the hairdresser. The man’s whole image was revamped. He now looks so much more fashionable.
13. Frizzy To Fabulous
The man started with a very frizzy hairstyle. It basically did whatever it wanted. The barber helped him to regain control of the crazy hair again.
14. Daring Change
Going from long to short can be very daunting. Once you cut it off, it’s gone for good. Although, in this case, it seems like it was definitely a good choice.
15. Fresh Hair-Do
In the after picture, the hair is styled with a clay pomade. The barber did a great job. It is a fantastic manly transformation that definitely fits him.
This man grew sick and tired of looking like a hobo. He cleaned up the beard and did a complete 180 with his hair. He went much shorter than before.
17. Medium To Short
He had medium-length hair in the past that covered his ears, but it didn’t quite reach the shoulders. Now, the sides are completely buzzed off and he is able to wear his hair up with gel in it.
18. Mixing It Up
The beard and hair combination made him look like an old man. Now that he has gotten it cut, his youth is finally able to shine through again. His friends probably won’t even recognize him.
19. Defined Lines
This guy underwent a massive transformation. The barber set him up with a well-defined beard and hairline and a much shorter overall style. It looks great on him.
20. Going Short
He made a lot of length gains over the years, but it wasn’t worth continuing on. Five years after starting to grow out his hair, he decided to get it chopped off. Shorter hair is so much easier to deal with.
21. Good Call
He was handsome before, but now he looks even more amazing. His slick new cut is a big change, but it was a good decision. We imagine that he will get a lot of compliments.
22. Suited Up
Here we have another man who could be a model. He takes good pictures, at least. Although, there was definitely a filter or two applied to them.
23. Just A Trim
His hair never got as long as some of the others, but it was starting to get in front of his eyes. A couple of inches off made a big difference for him. He looks significantly younger.
24. Biggest Restyle Ever
“This may be THE biggest transformation I’ve ever done,” writes the barber. The man got a total restyle as well as a beard shave. He looks like an entirely new person.
25. Clean Cut
His long hair was pretty rad, but it had to go. It was weighing him down. He feels so much lighter now that it has been cut off.
26. Mustache Stays
He grew his hair out until it was several feet long. However, eventually, it started getting sort of ridiculous. He kept the mustache but trimmed up everything else.
27. Nirvana Fan
He had a grungy Kurt Cobain sort of vibe going on before his hair cut. It looked good, but it was definitely out of style. He would have fit right in back in the 90s, but in the current year, not so much.
28. Street Style
This man was living on the streets of New York when the hairstylist approached him. The stylist offered him a free cut and it made the man’s day. He looks completely refreshed.
29. Very Pleased
Look at how happy this guy is about his transformation. His energy is contagious. It makes us smile just looking at the before and after photos.
30. Chopped Mop
The man’s haircut used to look like a mop. The shaggy doo covered his whole neck and much of his face. Cutting it off finally gave him some room to breathe.
31. Beautiful Donation
This man loved his long hair but decided that donating it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths was the right move. He got to mix things up while supporting a good cause at the same time.
32. Dapper Manson
“I went from Charles Manson to Dapper Manson,” explains the man. His old cut had him looking like a serial killer cult leader. He still has the beard, but everything is trimmed much neater now.
33. Spring Haircut
With the arrival of spring, the man knew he wanted to get a fresh cut. The weather was quickly getting warmer. He chopped off his winter length in favor of something more appropriate for the season.
34. Worthy Cause
Here we have another dude who decided to donate his long locks to charity. He chopped off all of the length so someone else could benefit from it. It was a nice gesture. Not to mention, he looks better too…
35. Style Change
He had a vision of going shorter and followed through in an excellent fashion. The before and after pictures speak volumes about the skill of the barber. The cut is absolutely flawless.
36. Bald By Choice
“I decided to cut my hair and donate it so it can be used to make a wig for a cancer patient that has gone through chemo,” explains the man. He didn’t even leave any hair for himself. He cut it all off.
37. Going Blonde
Not only did this man cut his long locks off, but he also went blonde. He bleached everything except for his beard and eyebrows. The hairdresser did a marvelous job.
38. Haircut Selfie
The man donated 12 inches of hair to Children With Hair Loss. To commemorate the occasion, he decided to take a before and after selfie with his friend. They both appear shocked at the change.
39. Man Makeover
The power of makeovers is real. They aren’t just for women. Anyone can get one. Just find a stylist that you trust and let them do their thing.
40. Helping Others
This barber gives free makeovers to individuals who are living on the streets and battling with addiction. Here is just one of his many incredible transformations. The man got a new lease on life.
41. Dreadlock Replacement
He used to have some awesome dreads, but now he doesn’t. Both cuts are pretty great, even though they are complete opposites. No matter what he does with his hair, he is going to look good.