Saturday, March 12, 2016

The 5 Best Men’s Short Back And Sides Hairstyles

From the quiff to the French crop,
these cuts will keep you looking clean and tidy

The French Crop

Requiring minimal maintenance, the French crop is a fuss-free cut that’s still flexible enough to be tweaked to taste.

Ask your stylist or barber to take the hair tight (i.e. very short) through the back and sides, while leaving the hair on top slightly longer.

As for the front hairline, you can either ask to have your fringe cut short and neat or keep some length for styling forward across the forehead.

Classically masculine, the French crop suits guys of any age and face shape... Read more...

The Quiff

A natural born showstopper, the quiff makes a statement but with the right touches can be worn as subtle or extreme as you like.

If you take the back and sides particularly tight while leaving a good deal of length on top, your quiff will look much more dramatic due to the extreme contrast – so have a clear idea in mind as to how you want your quiff to look before your stylist or barber starts chopping.

Although often seen as a younger man’s style, the quiff works for men of all ages... Read more...

Textured & Undone

If you’re more bedhead than painstakingly sculpted barnet, a low-fi, ‘undone’ hairstyle is likely your best bet.

Texture is key here, so ask your stylist or barber to point cut your hair, rather than blunt cut, to enhance your hair’s natural movement.

Thanks to its relaxed structure, an undone style frames most face shapes well.

That said, to ensure your face is shown in its best light, whoever is cutting your hair will need to make sure they maintain the right balance between the length of the hair on top and that at the back and sides... Read more...

The Modern Fauxhawk

Kind of a quiff-lite, the fauxhawk sits somewhere between the easiness of a French crop and a statement style like the pompadour.

Whether you opt to take the back and sides really tight to emphasise your fauxhawk, or keep it all a little longer for a more even keel, it’s essential to leave the front section – the focal point of this look – longer than the rest.

You can also customise at the top: either ask your stylist to maintain some length through the crown for an overall softer shape or have them cut it shorter to produce a sharper finish with a strong contrast from front to back... Read more...

The Side Parting

Slick and neat, the side parting is the indisputable daddy of smart hairstyles, but it takes some prep to ensure yours is on-point.

Before getting your hair cut for a side parting, it’s worth taking time to establish which way yours sits better based on the way your hair grows. That way, you can have your hair cut in the right direction to optimise styling.

You’ll also want to discuss with your barber or stylist how prominent you want your parting to be, as that will likely affect the way it’s cut, too... Read more...

Source: Fashionbeans, Dion Padan, August 2015

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