Thinking of adding some dimension to your existing style? Look no further, cross design haircut is here. Everybody knows that the cross bears a religious implication. We are looking to go with that thinking and also, we are taking it beyond simply what it means.
Now, cross design haircuts are popular all year round. However, when Christmas is around the corner, it gets more attention. With a few strokes of your stylist’s razor, you get to add a cross design to your haircut and show your intense nature of devotion and dedication.
In this article, we discuss the best cross design haircut variations for you. We went above and beyond to curate the list with the finest cross design haircuts one may possibly find. Apart from the styles, we also discuss different sides of those styles and how you can add your own twists to those styles if you like.
Let’s get going!
- 1 26 Outstanding Cross Design Haircuts You Should Try
- 1.0.1 Drop Fade Hybrid
- 1.0.2 Mid Curls
- 1.0.3 Intense Bald Fade
- 1.0.4 French Crop Cross
- 1.0.5 Bright Low Fade
- 1.0.6 Simple Cross
- 1.0.7 Flushed Peak
- 1.0.8 Classic Brushed Back
- 1.0.9 High Cross
- 1.0.10 Divine Afro
- 1.0.11 360 Cross
- 1.0.12 Crafty Braids
- 1.0.13 Blowout Design
- 1.0.14 Chained Cross
- 1.0.15 Blonde Box
- 1.0.16 Clean Cross
- 1.0.17 Mini Braids
- 1.0.18 Box Dreads
- 1.0.19 Braided Man Bun
- 1.0.20 Tactile Cross
- 1.0.21 Low Fade Afro
- 1.0.22 Doozy Undercut
- 1.0.23 Super Cross
- 1.0.24 Arrowheads
- 1.0.25 Bowl Fade
- 1.0.26 Deep Wave Cross
- 1.1 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- 1.2 Concluding Remarks
26 Outstanding Cross Design Haircuts You Should Try
Among all the cross designs we see around us, not everything goes right into the top list. It is because many factors make or break a cross design haircut.
Considering what our clients have liked so far and also directed by our experience through the years, we are introducing 26 premium styles for you in this article.
Cross designs are mostly coupled with extreme fade haircuts. Nevertheless, more things happen if you can manage to go beyond that popular combination. We have gathered those also to show you how amazing they are.
There are even some underrated styles that can take your look to the next level. Let’s explore those amazing works of art together, shall we?
Drop Fade Hybrid
We begin with one of the classics, the drop fade cross design. It is crispy and makes the design flourish. If your hair is too short, going with a buzz cut-styled drop fade along with the cross design is also a good option.
However, it is important to remember that a mid or low-drop fade is recommended more for coupling it with a cross design.
Here comes the curly wave! By itself, the curly hair in a low taper fade looks heavenly. And when you add a cross design to it, this style becomes a topper. Meanwhile, the beautiful curly top hair too gets to play its own game.
And when someone takes a look at you, the cross design in the lower back makes them appreciate your look even more!
Intense Bald Fade
Bald fades may seem somewhat extreme to a lot of people. But if you are dedicated to your cross design, it is not an obstacle. The bald fade even helps you make your cross design look more prominent.
However, note that your cross needs to be thicker than usual to make it more visible. This factor makes it a special one for those who go for it!
French Crop Cross
French crop haircuts have been around for centuries. It has an appeal to especially those who want to look like a gangster. But, it does not stop you from getting a French crop with a cross design for how amazing it looks!
This is also one of those styles where you can place your cross design in any part on the backside of your head. However, as a rule of thumb, a little upper to the right in the back is an excellent placement.
Bright Low Fade
This low fade cross design is a great option for those with fine hair. The low fade keeps a good amount of hair in the upper back for the cross design to transition into. Keep in mind that the process of blending it takes the touch of an artist.
For this style, we suggest you show the picture to your stylist for accurate emulation. The transition has to be super smooth to pull off this look.
This style is for all the classicists out there. From time to time, we welcomed clients who would like to get a simple side-swept haircut but also want to show some devotion. This style gives the option to do exactly that.
The cross resides pretty low in the back for this variation of cross design haircut. Due to not cutting too much hair, it also looks more striking than one in a faded variation.
A haircut without a splash of vibrance may seem too dull to some. On the other hand, showing how dedicated you are to your religion is not something to compromise with. So, we now have a style with a red top cross design.
Mind you, this style is not everyone’s eye candy. If you want something mild, go with a light color and let the cross show that you are more than it meets the eye.
Classic Brushed Back
A cross design haircut in a combination with an ancient brushed-back design shows more spirit than you can find anywhere else. The cross in the lower right of the backside of your head shows that you mean business.
This style suits best with medium to long hair. The clean brushed-back effect compliments the cross very well in this beautiful cross design haircut.
Usually, cross design haircuts follow a negative space rule where bits of hair are shaven to create the cross. In this variation, the opposite is done. It makes the cross look elevated and helps stand out.
The faded sides and the back appear a bit edgy in this cross design style. They do not have smooth blending. Nonetheless, the cross itself makes the whole thing interesting and produces an amazing style.
A cross design accompanying an afro style? Who would have thought? This style looks so out of this world with the cross design. People have a hard time comprehending its beauty.
The afro has to have a semi-box fade haircut for the cross to take the podium. A slight curve on the bottom of the cross ensures the uniqueness of this cool variation.
A 360 waves cross design haircut is a highly unknown style around here. By itself, a 360 waves hairstyle hits the spot. And when you add a cross design to it, the value is multiplied tenfold.
The positioning of the cross gives you the right look. We have seen many getting it straight down the middle-back. But we recommend the cross to be in the lower left for a different and better look.
Have you ever seen an artwork where it makes you look for something that is not in the picture? This crafty braids style here brings that feeling to you in disguise of a haircut. The cross is hidden within your designed braids.
And for a change, the cross is right in the front instead of being in the backside of your head. The uniqueness this style brings is also what makes it an incredibly special cross design haircut.
A blowout design is a thing of beauty when you have thick hair. Rightly so, we are coupling it with a cross design in the back. This cross adopts a different method for it to develop its ultimate look.
Overall, this style requires the right amount of hair. The cross takes shape through an outlining method where it develops a thicker look. It complements the blowout style extremely well.
The chained cross variation of the cross design haircut is here to take everything one step further. Firstly, it is done on a buzz cut. Secondly, a line is created by shaving some parts of the hair that appears as a chain attached to the cross.
To make it more interesting, the line can be shaved thicker to make it look like a road instead of a chain. We have seen some prefer it this way. Now, it is up to you!
A box fade with cross design haircut is something you don’t see every day. Even more so, the top hair is colored blond to give it an extra boost. It creates a good contrast for the cross to be easily noticeable.
Like always, you can play around with where you want your cross to be. The lower back of the head has been proven to be a good choice.
In an attempt to help the cross grab all the attention, some of our clients tried this variation. The hair all over the head is trimmed short. And unlike most other cross design haircuts, the cross here moves slightly ahead from the lower back.
The cross design is also bigger to announce its presence more prominently.
Mini braids cross design appears before you with yet another unique look. Instead of loose hair all over your head, the braids keep the game going on top of the head. As a twist, the cross takes a different place than usual.
Noticed it yet? The cross is on the side of your head instead of its usual placement on the backside. Hence, the design becomes more noticeable because people see it more quickly. Isn’t it beautiful?
Just like the previously discussed mini braids, things take a new turn here with the top hair too. In this cross design haircut variation, the top hair is braided into mini dreads shaping up to give a box haircut look.
As another twist, the cross in the lower back-left stands out by appearing lower than the hairline. It is a great way to do it simply but more effectively.
Braided Man Bun
If you feel like keeping it clean and simple, you should give this cross design haircut a try. The sides use a mid-fade treatment while the top hair is utilized into double braids ending in a man bun.
Understandably, you will need long hair for this variation to work. We can say that if you take the time to grow your hair for this style, it is worth it.
Things get a bit complicated in this variation of cross design haircuts. The cross takes a lot of effort here because, as you can guess from the name, it is a matter of feeling it with your touch. The wavy line separates the fade and the top curly hair, and the inside of the cross follows the usual procedure.
But the outline of the cross that creates a 3D effect needs your stylist to be more careful. When it is done correctly, you can touch the cross and instantly feel its presence instantly.
Low Fade Afro
This style has a distinctive feature. No, it is not just the afro. We are talking about the cross itself. Look how it’s not erect straight as always, rather it is a portate cross. It is the cross of Saint Gilbert.
In a low fade afro, this special cross looks so good. Moving it a little bit forward will make it even more visible. If you get this style, make sure that you know about Saint Gilbert. People are not used to this look, and you can wow them with bits about Saint Gilbert’s cross.
This cross design style may seem slightly familiar to you. If you feel so, you are completely right! It looks similar to the Clean Cross variation that we discussed a few styles earlier. The difference is that this style requires a slick undercut while the Clean Cross needs an even trim all over the head.
The cross in the lower back is also slightly bigger than usual for this style. If you have thin hair, a thicker cross is suggested to make it even more outstanding.
Design within a design. This is how we see this idiosyncratic style. It accommodates a thick cross but with proper distinction. In this high taper fade haircut, the cross in the lower right stands out like no other.
The cross takes its shape while the fading process occurs. Afterward, triangular lines are created within the cross to give it an ornamental appearance. All in all, it is a pretty amazing style to rock!
How about a Nordic arrowhead cross for something new among all the cross design haircuts? We guarantee that this style is not something you usually see out there. And this one is especially for those who look for something edgy within the cross design styles.
As you can guess from the picture, the arrowhead cross takes a good amount of time to be given its shape. And the top hair is suggested to work into a box fade style for the arrowheads to appear more clear-cut.
A low fade bowl haircut is a not-so-popular style that goes well with a cross design. Nevertheless, some people prefer it as their go-to cross design hairstyle. So, we show it to you too in case you like the look of it.
As a style that is not everyone’s cup of tea, the bowl fade cross design does have some kick to it. Give it a try if you like the bowl!
Deep Wave Cross
We present before you yet another unique cross design haircut. It produces one of the cleanest-looking cross designs mostly because of the shaven sides. The long wavy lines perpendicular to the cross give this style a disconnected look.
However, the wavy line can be exchanged with a straight line if you would like to introduce an uptight feel to it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We have reached the penultimate section of this article about cross design haircuts. We hope that you have found your best option. Now, we would like to answer some of the frequently asked questions. The answers will give you more information about cross designs and help you further.
Q: Can I get a cross design and keep my long hair?
A: Yes, you can. But there is a catch. The hair in the location of your head where you want to get your cross design needs to be trimmed down. Otherwise, the cross will be hardly visible. For a super edgy and cool look, try out a cross design with a side-shaved style.
Q: How often do I need to clean up the look of my cross design?
A: With the help of someone else, you should re-shave your cross design to make it look bright and clean every other day. A pinch of hair growth will make your cross design appear old and untidy.
Q: Do cross design haircuts look good only with fades?
A: Contrary to popular belief, no. There are more styles you can couple your cross design with. We have already discussed a number of them in this article.
We have reached the end of the article. This was all about cross design haircuts. Considering everything, we presented 26 variations that you may find attractive. We sincerely hope that you have found something akin to your preference.
Now, if you are still confused, we can extend our hands even further for you. In case you are looking for simple styles, our top three suggestions include the Drop Fade Hybrid, Simple Cross, and Mini Braids. For something striking, we suggest you begin with one from the Flushed Peak, Super Cross, and the Arrowheads.
Be it your religious devotion or simply your style, let your choice show your level of dedication because it is the time!