How to Draw Anime Hair For Boys and Men

How To Draw Male Anime Hair

Need help drawing Male Anime/ Manga Hair? Here are step-by-step instructions with illustrations on how to do just that. Drawing Anime hair might be daunting at first, but when you break it down to simpler steps, you’ll see how easy it could be.

This tutorial consists of 6 basic and most popular Anime hairstyles. After you’ve learned the basics, you will be able to create many more hairstyles of your own. Ready? Let’s get started!

Important note

  • When drawing hair, keep your strokes light and always have a curve to it
  • Your lines should always taper to a point.
  • Don’t draw every hair strand individually. Anime/ Manga hair is drawn by “clumps.” These clumps are drawn with two curved lines to form a cone-like shape.

Keep practicing these lines till you get the hang of it.

How To Draw Male Anime Hair

How to Draw Short Anime Hair – Male

This hairstyle can be seen on Kei Tsukishima (Haikyu!!), Gaara (Naruto), and a lot of other amazing anime characters.

Step 1:

Start by creating a guideline for the front hairline. Draw a curve to connect the hairline to approximately one-fourth of the way down the ear line.

If you would like to add a side part, mark the area with a straight line.

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Step 2:

Create hair clumps all through the hairline. Keep them short and don’t make them too uniform. Vary the size and direction as you go along.

When dealing with the side part, start a little above the hairline guide. Create two hair clumps that curve away from each other.

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Step 3:

Just like the hairline, create clumps of hair along with the guidelines at the top of the head but this time-space them out farther from each other.

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Step 4:

Join the hair clumps seamlessly together by following the guidelines and using curved lines.

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Step 5:

Finish the drawing and erase the guidelines. You can stop here if you’d like, or you can add a few more extra details. Add a few hair clumps around the hair randomly. Make sure you’re still following the curves of the hair strands around the hairline.

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How to Draw Straight Anime Hair – Male

Yato from Noragami is one of the best examples of Anime characters with this particular hairstyle. Light Yagami (Death Note) and Kirito (Swords Art Online) also have this hairstyle but with a few variations.

Step 1:

Start by marking the start point of the hair strands. Then add guidelines for the direction of how the hair falls.

For hairstyles like Light Yagame (Death Note), draw the guidelines in a spiral. Hairstyles like Kirito (Sword Art Online) and Yato (Noragami), the hair falls straight down the face.

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Step 2:

While following the guidelines, create long stroked hair clumps near the start point. Vary the size to make it look more natural. You can overlap some of the hair clumps to make it look more interesting.

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Step 3:

To frame the face, draw the hair clumps curving towards the face. Ignore the guidelines for this step.

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Step 4:

Since this is a longer hairstyle compared to the first one we’ve tackled, some of the hair will be seen from behind the nape. You can draw this by creating shorter hair clumps from the ear to the neck.

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Step 5:

Follow the guideline for the top of the head to connect the hair. Keep it flat to the curve.

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Step 6:

Clean up your work and erase the guidelines.

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How to Draw Spiky Anime Hair – Male

This is arguably the most popular hairstyle that Anime/Manga protagonists have. A few of the Anime characters that have this hairstyle are Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto), Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach), NatsuDragneel (Fairy Tail), and Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia).

Step 1:

Start by creating a guideline for the front hairline. Draw a curve to connect the hairline to approximately one-fourth of the way down the ear line.

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Step 2:

Create clumps of hair along with the guideline. Vary the sizes and direction of the curves.

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Step 3:

To frame the face, create longer hair clumps for the side of the hair. Curve these hair clumps towards the face.

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Step 4:

To draw the top of the hair, follow the guidelines and create hair clumps flaring upward and outward.

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Step 5:

Create more of these hair clumps until it reaches approximately between the ear and the neck.

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Step 6:

Add a few hair clumps around the hair randomly. Make sure you’re still following the curves of the hair strands around the hairline. Finish the drawing and erase the guidelines.

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How to Draw Slicked Back Anime Hair – Male

You know they mean business when they have slicked back hairstyles like ChrolloLucilfer( Hunter X Hunter), Roy Mustang ( Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood) even All Might (My Hero Academia)

Step 1:

Start by creating a guideline for the front hairline. Draw a curve to connect the hairline to approximately one-fourth of the way down the ear line.

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Step 2:

Start from the middle of the hairline. Create short zig-zags that flare out while following the guideline. Do the same for the other side of the hairline.

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Step 3:

When doing the top part of the hair, Follow the guidelines but add a few bumps that curve outward.

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Step 4:

Add more detail to the drawing by creating curved lines. Start from the middle of the hairline and curve it out. Vary the length of the lines.

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Step 5:

Create more lines, but this time, start from the top of the hairline and curve them towards the middle.

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Step 6: Finish the drawing, and don’t forget to erase the guidelines.

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How to Draw Long Anime Hair – Male

There are a lot of ways to draw long hair on Anime Guys, but here is an easy one that you can try. This hairstyle was inspired by Itachi Uchiha (Naruto).

Step 1:

Start at the middle of the hairline and create an ‘M’ shape.

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Draw a line parallel to the front hairline. Keep in mind that this will be the thickness of the front bangs.

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From the end of the line you just created, draw a long curve down to the neck.

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Step 4:

Draw hair clumps to connect the ends of the hairline together.

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Extend the hair by creating curves from the top hairline to your desired length. Make sure to curve them towards the face.

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Add hair clumps to connect the ends of the hairline.

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Finish up the top of the hair by following the guideline.

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Add lines to the front of the hair. Start from the middle and flare it out. Create a few lines going down from the bangs.

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Finish the look, and don’t forget to clean up the lines.

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How to Draw Super Saiyan Hair from Dragon Ball

Son Goku’s (Dragon Balls) Super Saiyan Hair is one of the most iconic hairstyles out there, and here are step-by-step instructions and illustrations that will teach you how to draw it.

Step 1:

Create big hair clumps at the front of the hair. The hair should curve towards the middle.

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Step 2:

Draw the top of the hairline by creating bigger hair clumps going up and out. The size of the hair clumps should become smaller as you draw it closer to the neck area.

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Add more hair clumps in between the front and top of the hairline.

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Step 4:

Clean up the lines that went over the hair clumps that you’ve just drawn.

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Step 5:

Add more details by drawing lines from the end of each hair clump going towards the middle of the hair.

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Finish the drawing and erase the guidelines.

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