If you have plans to work in the hair and beauty industry, getting to know your clients will be key to your success. Helping a client choose the right hairstyle will empower them well beyond the confines of the salon chair. These days, one of the biggest trends we’re seeing in beauty is the shift towards more androgynous or gender-neutral hairstyles.

As an aspiring stylist, then, you’ll want to stay on top of the latest gender-neutral hairstyle trends. In doing so, you’ll be able to make the right recommendations and pull off the looks that your clients desire!

Popular Gender-Neutral Hairstyles

While this is by no means an exhaustive list of gender-neutral hairstyles, it does cover a handful of the most popular options today.


While this haircut may have been reserved for men in the past, the reality is that anybody can pull it off! Specifically, a faux hawk haircut is a less-dramatic version of the Mohawk, where the hair is shorter on the sides and longer on top. This punky hairstyle is great for both men and women who want to make a statement. Best of all, it’s suitable for a wide range of hair types!


Another hairstyle trend that has been extremely popular in the past few years is the undercut. Both men and women with longer hair can use this style to shed some bulk and weight while making a unique statement. With an undercut, the underside of the scalp is shaved (often into a fun design, but not always). From there, the undercut can be shown off by throwing the rest of the hair into a ponytail. Likewise, the hair can be worn down for a more subtle look. The versatility of this style is part of what makes it so popular!

Buzz Cut

For those who want a hairstyle with minimal maintenance, a buzz cut is a great choice. The results of a buzz cut are dramatic, but anybody can pull off this look with a little confidence. For added dimension, some people who opt for a buzz cut will even add a fun pop of color.

Kickstart Your Career as a Hairstylist Today

These gender-neutral styles may be great options for your future clients. Want to learn how to pull off these cuts yourself? Long Island Beauty School has a program for that! Contact us today to get started.