Most people say that your eyes are your shoes, and this is the first thing people pay attention to-but we think that given the position of your shoes on your body, it is your hair. And, unlike inferior brogues or some tattered white leather sneakers, you can’t easily stand out from suspicious hairstyles.
With that in mind, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with some classic cropping methods before your next visit to the chair. Like these nine selected by Britain’s best hairdressers , it promises to work for almost anyone and won’t fall out of favor after six months.
Daniel Davies, General Manager, Pall Mall Barbers
This white French cut T-shirt is a French-cut style that fits most face shapes, but is especially suitable for men who are thinner on it. Since you are moving your hair slightly forward here, staying long in the bangs can help cover all the back patches.
This is a low-maintenance style that is perfect for someone inside or outside the gym or swimming pool , because you do n’t need any styling products to wear it, just leave it in place.
However, if you really want to use the product, try a little hair spray as French crops are a natural style. The reduced maintenance is not in style, but in pruning every three weeks or so.
‘This hairspray really is THE BEST EVER! My daughter and I have been using it for years, it holds without being sticky or stiff. Initially we had to track it down in various hair salons (never seen it in shops), but have now found this marvellous seller who supplies me ultra promptly. Thank you very much!’ – Amazon Customer
‘Goes on easy, don’t have to use very much at all, and smells great. I have thick, wavy hair and this stuff is solid for a primer before I blow dry it out and apply my primary hair stuff. I don’t particularly dig the pomade effect or the matted down just got out of the shower going to the club and smelling like a magazine cologne ad look, but rather just need something to tame the mane. Depending on your hair style, I wouldn’t rely on this to be my primary product but if you use several to get it all geared the way you want it, this stuff is arguably the best to begin with.’ – Amazon Customer
Brent Pankhurst, founder of barbershop and beauty brand Pankhurst London
Buzz is everlasting style, but it looks best for those with a large head like Ryan Gosling or Christian Bale.
Like the sound of the name, faders are used for appearance, but for those without the spared chin and the perfect head proportion, there are fewer options.
If this is you, choose a hairstyle with a slightly square shape (cut on the sides), with a little longer length at the top. I highly recommend this Pankhurst’s technique, the scissors above the scissors, but not for the faders. While cutting, the shape of the head will make the cut more satisfying.
The right hairdresser will select an overall hairstyle suitable to who you are including your personality, style, and daily lifestyle. Know that you cut your hair 24/7, so it fits all situations.
‘This is the only hair product I use, everyone always asks how I smell so good, they don’t believe it’s just the product I use to style my hair but that’s true. Not sticky, smells great, tiny bit goes a long way. Does not get hard either, you can get a dry or wet look just add a little water or put on when dry. Love this stuff’ – Amazon Customer
‘Nothing works for my dandruff, if it does it’s very temporary and the irritated scalp never really goes away. This stuff I only need a little bit and it helps tremendously, especially without the nasty smells of other dandruff shampoos. I only have to use it couple times a week and that makes it nice on the wallet.’ – Amazon Customer
‘I use this entire line and keep this in my shower to use after conditioner. I opt to leave it in and boy oh boy is it great! I have low porosity hair and it’s thick, so it takes a ton of product to even penetrate. Using this while my hair is still warm/wet after conditioner has made all the difference. After this I apply a gel and seal with an oil, and I’m good to go for a week!’ – Amazon Customer
Joe Parker, hairdresser at Ruffians Covent Garden
In the 1920s, the modern smooth back emerged since it matched the function of not messing with a hat ( a symbol of high class around the early 20th century), which was a useful hairstyle at the time. Now, it has become an everlasting classic.
For this hairstyle, straight hair is the more optimal option than curly hair, which makes it hard to slide backward. For the face shape, this style is flexible because it makes the facial features (such as beards, beards) stand out more and can shape your face with the hair. Unfortunately, it’s not ideal for men with a receding hairline because the recession will stand out more.
To create this hairstyle, you need to taper the back and sides as natural and firm as possible and shift to a gradual slope to a little heavier top. For undercutting , disconnect here while for finer hair, try to blend.
For styling, first dry your hair with a dryer, which takes practice and may take more time for a longer length. To add a traditional smooth look, apply a water-based pomade and comb when your hair is still wet. You can also put on some matte cream for a moredmodern look.
‘Of all the products I have tried, this one leaves the best shine, and also does a good job of holding my hair in place on windy Chicago winter days. I have used Brylcreem, Vitalis, Groom and Clean, Layrite, Clubman and probably a few others whose names I can’t recall, but if you need decent hold and want that Don Draper shine, this is the pomade for you.’ – Amazon Customer
‘Drying times almost halved. For curly hair it’s great because it tends to decrease frizz as long as you use the medium power and diffuser you buy separately. Also great for little ones, avoids the thrilled effect of finer hair. The first few times, with the highest temperature, you can smell a little plastic but it’s normal. The product arrived well packaged.’ – Amazon Customer
Joe Parker, hairdresser at Ruffians Covent Garden
Popularized from the 1920s to the 1940s, side segmentation revived in the 1960s again. In the last decade, this style came back as a substitute for a smooth back.
You can style freely since the simple short back and sides go well with many hairstyles and face shapes. Unfortunately, for those who have long hair with a sparse top, you may run out of danger like a comb.
For creating this hairstyle, you need to taper the back and sides and leave the top long enough to divide the parts but also not too short to look polished when sitting on a chair.
You should choose the styling product based on your hair density. For instance, sticking is preferable for thicker hair while matte clay is recommended for thinner and People with thicker hair should try sticking, and matte clay is best for thinner, less hair.
To successfully part the hair, the most effective way is to apply the product on moist hair and use a comb to separate. If you are struggling, you can get help from the hairdresser to locate your natural separation. You can also comb your hair back and see where the hair falls apart.
‘I have fine gray hair with little body. If I wash and after towel-drying my hair and leaving a little damp, I take a dab and with wet hands rub the dab on my hands and then run my hands through my hair, it gives body to my hair when dry. I can do the same thing when dry later if it needs more. It just needs wet hands so it doesn’t clump on. It is very thick so you need to thin with water in your hands before applying but it’s got the best hold with no unpleasant residue of any I’ve tried.’ – Amazon Customer
‘At 44 I’ve used it all – this stuff is the best. I have thick Latinx hair so I need something to hold my hairstyle in place WITHOUT it looking wet or greasy. It’s price range in stores vary and Buying from Amazon saves me the hassle of trying to find it. Pro tip: blow drying your hair first and then applying gives it a matte finish and not wet look.’ – Amazon Customer
Shoulder Length Cut
Celebrity hair stylist Jamie Stevens
This style was used in fashion for many years due to its versatility to fit many different situations in addition to the classic and exquisite look. If you grow your hair longer, you can switch from the textured look of the beach to the Gordon Gecko meeting room.
It may take a while to grow your hair to do this hairstyle. It may want to cut your hair when it starts bothering you with its length, but before making this decision, try to decide a target length and as your hair grow determine whether to continue with this goal.
Before letting the stylist cut your hair, discuss with him your limitations to avoid making a messy, intermittent layered look.
Like many haircuts, this hairstyle can be pulled off depending on the texture of your hair. In this case, slightly curly hair is easier to style than straight hair. However, excessively curly hair will take time to smooth the hair.
Try to remain simple for this hairstyle that looks the best naturally. You can use a salt spray to enhance the softness or a texture softener to make your curly hair smoother for easier management.
‘The stuff is just right for me, it’s great for styling (have medium length hair). As for the smell: I find it quite neutral, you hardly smell it. That’s always the most important thing to me. I always find it mega unpleasant when people wear a particular competitor product that really mega penetrant stinks…’ – Amazon Customer
‘Hair type: fine, thin, oily hair.
I have only good things to say about this product: first, it smells great, like a product that a professional salon stylist would use on your hair. Second, I’m very low maintenance, so beauty and hair products have to be really easy for me. This one is literally spray and go, and it looks great with very little effort. I use it with a curling iron and it gives perfect beachy waves in about five minutes. At first I thought the texture was too heavy and stiff, like hairspray, but the trick is to run a brush through your hair really quickly, and then it’s nice and soft. The overall finish is matte, which sounds weird, but it’s not greasy or thick, it really does make you look as though you’ve been at the beach all day. Great product!’ – Amazon Customer
Modern High-Top Fading
Celebrity hair stylist Jamie Stevens
Two words: Will. Smith’s Fresh Prince began to use popular shapes in hairstyle. Africa made some changes, creating the classic hi-top decline.
This hairstyle is less flexible since you need to constantly maintain the shape because there is no way to easily switch to another style. Therefore, before you decide to invest in this hairstyle you need to consider if it is useful for you. Also, extremely curly hair is needed.
Make sure to talk with your hairdresser or stylist about how prominent you want the African-American figure to stand out before jumping into the process of cutting; it’s crucial to do this so you can create the shape easily with a brush.
There are several varieties for this style, so you can look up more images that you want as your hairstyle. It is likely that guys often show embarrassing hairstyle photos, but the more skillful the hairdresser is, the better.
Remember to visit a hairdresser that is well aware of how to use hairstyles and ready with appropriate tools for you like the black combs.
‘I’m a black man with a kinky textured beard. I love it but it’s frustrating to deal with the longer my beard gets. My beard hairs are quite coiled, and once they coil inside of each other it’s literally an impregnable fortress. But as an old friend said, give me a good comb and I’ll impregnate the bitch. This comb does what is advertised. It’s the best pick I’ve ever used. I’ve gone through wooden, plastic…but none have ‘really’ detangled. Damp beard + this comb and its smooth sailing. It detangles like no other and my beard reflects this. If you have ‘really’ kinky hair some hot water added to this comb will help as well.’ – Amazon Customer
‘I have been using this product daily for 18 months on my beard. I ran out for about 5 days and my beard felt like a wire brush and my skin felt like I was a lizard with dry scales all over my face under and around my beard. I will never run out again. This is quality Argan Oil. 1000x better than any Argan Oil you will get at Walmart, Target, or any other store similar to those two. If you feel the price is higher than what you usually pay for your Argan Oil it is probably because you are not purchasing a quality product.
After 16 years of shaving my head while in the U.S. Army I decided to grow my hair out 23 months ago. I have a very thick head of long hair after allowing it to grow for two years, so once a week I apply a generous amount to my head and leave it in over night and wash it out the next morning. It makes my hair smooth, soft, and there is no frizz when my hair air dries.
Besides all of the benefits I have already mentioned Moroccanoil Hair Treatment has a great smell.’ – Amazon Customer
Stylist and Finalist Dion Padan at L’Oreal Men’s Image Awards
A less shiny substitute of Pompadour, short plush is a signature style for all ages, face shape and personal style, except to men with a receding hairline due to the exposure of the foreheads.
Before opting for this hairstyle, consider if the classic or modern nib effect is suitable for you. The classic Quiff includes a smoother back and sides. However, the contemporary style displays a sharp difference between the longer top hair length and the tightly trimmed back and sides like a “disconnected” effect.
Don’t forget to think about the face shape. For example, quiff has a natural hair density so if you have a long face, it’s recommended to have a less shorter sides and back.
Apply wet styling product after drying your hair with a towel and comb it evenly. Then, dry your hair with a hairdryer in its highest temperature and lowest speed, while shaping the hair with the exhaust brush.
Spray the hair spray at the end to maintain the look.
‘Decided 18 months ago to grow my hair out… Probably midlife something, but I’ve always preferred my hair longer and now that I’m pushing 50, I’ve learned that people are more forgiving of an old hippy than a young one… I digress. Normally I wouldn’t bother writing a hairbrush review, but this sucker is so good, it deserves one. This brush is fantastic for my fine, blond “angel” hair. It doesn’t pull it out and works through tangles like nobody’s business. My 20 year old thick hippy haired son liked it so much, he asked for one in his Christmas stocking (hey, as long as he’s in school, he gets stockings – and probably beyond – 😉 – Two thumbs up from every member of my household.’ – Amazon Customer
Alex Glover, hairdresser in Murdoch, Freetown, London
The pale color is due to the popularity of Mrs. Pompadour, the chief mistress of King Louis XV of France since its emergence in the 1850s in various lengths and types. This hairstyle used to be a feminine style with its history of hundreds of years, making it unique and classic!
Puff powder works in most cases, especially with thick hair that can support the hairstyle itself. You can change the shape of the face by applying the different structures of the style. For example, for those with a narrower face, create a softer and wider pompom pad while those with a rounder face can pull down your hair on both sides for a smaller overall outline.
To master this style, you need to take time to grow the front end first. Ask your hairdresser to adjust your graduation blouse, so that whenever you trim your hair, you can change the proportion a little bit to maintain the front hair length, while making the back shorter.
When your front hair measures three inches, you can use a hairdryer and mousse or sea salt spray to raise your hair. You can elevate the hair when trying to pull the roots up. After drying, use your fingertips or hair brush to push the ends backward.
It is good to use the product to find the best look for you, but use an adequate amount of the product to not avoid overload your hair. Before applying it on the top, use it to the back and sides first– just make sure you know that you can add more, but need to wash your hair to remove it. Finally, spray hair spray to maintain the hairstyle of your choice. Take a look of the examples: Elvis style greaser style or a James Dean style.
‘I suffer from hair loss/hair thinning so I use wigs for special occasion. I use this hairspray to secure my wigs down instead of wig glue which can break down the wig and the lace by building up unsightly glue residue stains. I spray directly onto my forehead on the area where the wig will lay, wait for ~20 seconds for the spray to get tacky, and lay the wig down onto the sprayed area.
I have found that my wigs last much longer using this method and product, and the wig stays secure for the whole day without any issues. I would highly recommend trying this, best $5 I’ve spent!! If you need additional help I would recommend searching “got2be spray method” on youtube.’ – Amazon Customer
‘I am so glad I bought this. This hair dryer truly does what it says its going to do. It dries my very thick, very frizzy, very wavy hair, but if I use the right brush along with good styling products, I get the perfect blowout with this hair dryer. I love that it is very quiet and I don’t feel like I’m “frying” my hair. I love the many different settings and once you get used to the feel of the hair dryer, it is very comfortable and doesn’t cause my arm to hurt from having to hold it.’ – Amazon Customer
Daniel Davies, General Manager, Pall Mall Barbers
Before getting this hairstyle, you need to know that this style works the best for long hair and adds texture the best with thick hair.
Guys with double crowns or licking cows will look good with a textured look since you have a variety of options for styling.
For easier transformation to a textured look, take an example with you to the hairdresser to explain the type of cropping you are looking for. A good hairdresser will let you know whether the style suits you and your hairstyle.
Remember that many hairdressers prefer to use thin scissors, but for the top, the cut will make the head look thinner and the hair roots too large. Alternatively, a top cut is a must.
To style a textured look, you need to dry your hair first and then apply some texture enhancer, clay, or putty using your fingers. Remember that this is a carefree style, so make sure to not look too groomed.
‘I think this Air Hair Dryer is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. This has cut down my blow drying time in half. I have incredibly thick, coarse, hair that absorbs water like a sponge. So with my old hair dryer, it used to take up to a half hour to dry my hair, and only up to 50% of it. Now, I barely spend 15 minutes and most of my hair is dry. The even distribution of heat is fantastic, as well as the 3 heat settings, and the cool air option.’ – Amazon Customer
‘Since I can no longer find Redken’s Rough Clay 20 I tried this as the description sounded a lot like RC 20. It’s close, really close. I’d call it a RC 15 maybe. I left the lid off so it would dry out a little bit and that seemed to help it have more of that bendable hold that makes beachy waves look so good. I love the 20 but this seems to be an acceptable substitute as long as you let it dry out a bit.’ – Amazon Customer
Are you interested to drastically change your look? Besides the hairstyle, you need to consider the hair color too. Burgundy is also a big change to your appearance if you want! It is uncommon to see people with this hair color, but trust me, it looks amazing! Scroll down and you’ll know what I mean.