Classic Men’s Hairstyles
So you’ve finally decided to take an interest in doing SOMETHING with your hair. The problem is, you have no idea what to do. While there is literally an infinite amount of ways to style your hair, they all aren’t going to suit you. Here we have some of the classic men’s hairstyles that are going to look good no matter what.
As of late, the pompadour and its variations have taken over. It can be done with short to medium length hair and in quite a few variations. You have the option of shaving in a part, with a high or low fade, shiny, matte, and the list can go on for quite some time. If you have no idea what to do with your hair and the barber knows to just throw a short fade on you whenever you walk in, try out a pomp. Check out a few variations of it and find one you like and go for it. That was the exact method I used to find a style I loved.
2. Comb over
The comb over isn’t just for going to church. Similar to the pomp, the comb over has a few variations. Its a versatile hair cut that isn’t quite as aggressive as a pomp which is good for guys who aren’t ready to make a drastic change. The beauty of the comb over is how simple it is. All you need is a picture (and we already provided one) and a styling product and you can make it happen.
Styling Tip: Use a pomade such as Layrite to get the shine and hold needed for a comb over.
3. Shoulder Length Cut
Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow…. For the guys out there with long hair, this one is for you. Unlike the previous cuts, this is all about letting your hair grow out and do what it wants. There are a couple important factors for a shoulder length cut. First and foremost, LET IT GROW. I cannot stress it enough. There will come a time when you don’t want to stick it out, ignore that and persevere! In addition to letting it grow out, find yourself a good barber/stylist. Chances are you don’t know much about texture and won’t have a clue how to manage your hair when it gets long. Additionally, your hair type may need specific styling to keep yourself put together for work (if you need to remain “clean”).
Styling Tip: Keep product use to a minimum, just throw some on some leave in conditioner and let it do its thing.
4. French Crop
Like the shoulder cut, the French Crop is a haircut that is designed to be cut and left alone. Every couple weeks you need to get it trimmed up again and that’s really it. You still should be sure to use a good shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair and scalp healthy.
Styling Tip: Use the Remington Lithium Trimmer kit to keep the haircut fresh in between barber visits.
No matter what hair length you have one of these haircuts has something to offer. I highly encourage you to take a step outside your comfort zone, and if you aren’t completely comfortable making the decision on your own, consult with your barber about a new hairstyle. Grab a few pictures of styles you like and go over them. Chances are you will find one you like and it will turn out great, and even if it isn’t exactly what you wanted it will still give you the confidence to try another one. And as an added bonus, if you try something with a longer length you’ll already have the hair for your next style!