Short haircuts for guys tend to be boring but a peek of how male celebrities wear their hair can be encouraging for any male to have that are stylish yet functional look. Like other great guys summer haircuts, everything starts with a cut appropriate for the type of hair you have and ends with the optional use of good quality styling and finishing products.

Check out these seven best guys summer haircuts below.

1. Wladimir Klitschko and Walter Perez

short-hair-for-men-2014-Walter-PerezHaircuts for short, thick hair should leave the top full but shortened around sides as well as back for some styling. The chess player, golfer, kite surfer, humanitarian, heavyweight professional boxer, and actor from the Ukraine, Wladimir Klitschko, has his hair cut like this.

On the other hand, “The Avengers” star Walter Perez tames the same cut on his coarse, thick hair with a small amount of alcohol-free gel or pomade to add style and texture to his hair top and works it all over with his fingers or a fine-tooth comb.

2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Elijah Wood

2011-joseph-gordon-levitt-400Joseph Gordon-Levitt sports short hair at the sides and back and several inches long at the top. This extra length is all that’s needed to add your own personal statement to your short hair. You can style it as a comb-over popular look or you can have it forward for a retro-inspired finish. Meanwhile, Elijah Woods’s cool haircut is diagonal that needs minimal styling. Just add some matte pomade to get direction and texture.

3. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Robert Pattinson

ben-affleck-300Get Matt Damon’s retro look. Side-part your hair using a comb to define the look and get the parting straight. If Robert Pattinson is who you want to look like, get a boxy crewcut and update it with undercut at the sides. An undercut hairstyle that is longer and fades into a beard is sported by Matt Damon’s best friend, Ben Affleck.

4. Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling

indexShort haircuts are ideal for guys who have wavy or curly hair. Think Justin Timberlake! Your short wavy or curly hair should have sufficient length at the top for some texture which may be spiked. The Ryan Gosling “Quiff” has been reworked many times over but one of the most popular styles is that of having the scalp extremely clippered for a tight effect with all the hair off your face.

5. Chris Hemsworth and Bradley Cooper

9fe9feba-4d9b-4a14-9129-fa05a6e21844HiResThe guys with long hair have not been forgotten. The “Man Bun” hairstyle is effortlessly cool and variations can include having the sides and back extremely tight or with long length all over like the traditional style. The latter requires less or little maintenance to keep while putting on a disconnected effect that’s dramatic. Styled dry or wet, the “man bun” looks great with enhanced shine or a natural finish from application of some leave-in conditioner.

Summer may not exactly be descriptive of long hairstyles but it suddenly does when you look at Chris Hemsworth after filming “Thor: The Dark World” or Bradley Cooper. The thing is, long hair still requires cutting to keep it conditioned. Longer hair means older hair that can get dry and brittle and result in split ends. Keep your “man bun” tidy and slick but not any higher than Hemsworth’s or Cooper’s or you can end up looking like Pebbles Flintstone.

6. David Beckham

ENGLAND CAPTAIN DAVID BECKHAM SPEAKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE ON AWAJINobody wears “the Mohawk” best other than David Beckham. Even Colin Firth came in as a long second when he sported the hairstyle. The original “high” Mohawk looks cool already but its low version is badass, too. With hair coming up higher on the crown and sides shaved all around, you can have “the Mohawk” as your summer hairstyle by having it lengthened down the back of your head and applying some mousse at the tip to make it taller.

7. Chad Michael Murray

8343_Chad-Michael-Murray_copy_2This hairstyle is perfect for guys with thick, straight hair that can’t seem to be forced down or parted. Chad Michael Murray is the poster boy for short hair that’s straight and thick. Have your stylist to layer your short hair and trim the sides short but with adequate volume and just a little bit of length at the top for styling with wax or gel.