Men’s haircuts are the various ways that men’s hair is cut, chopped off that includes using scissors over comb techniques, clippers, open razors, thinning shears, and yes even flames (not recommended).
Men’s hairstyles can be described as a combination of haircut types, techniques on different hair lengths such as short, medium, and long hair. The basis of any men’s hair style is the way the hair is cut, textured, tapered, sliced, chipped, followed by how it is styled and groomed using styling utensils and haircare products. A men’s hairstyle follows a men’s haircut.
Most definitely, men’s short haircuts are very much in vogue at the moment, and you can safely say always will be. This is because men find short haircuts easier to manage, keep clean, and to keep looking groomed most of the day. There are varying degrees of short men’s hairstyles from very short all over crops, through to men’s tapers, and fades where the hair is longer on the top. Short men’s haircuts can be personalised and will always be fashionable.
The best short men’s hairstyle are the ones that suit hair types, face shapes, jobs and lifestyles. For example, a guy that has very curly, fuzzy hair and that works outside will probably want a haircut that is short all over to control the curls and keep his hair off his face and out of his eyes and keep him cooler. Whereas, a guy with the same hair type that works inside an office may opt for a longer top section so that he can mould into different shapes and styles each day.
We are seeing more men growing their hair longer in the past few years as a trend for sure, noting that long hair symbolizes confidence, health, strength and a free rebellious spirit.
Men with long Hairstyles have been around forever throughout history and within all cultures, dating back to our prehistoric ancestors, and then spanning across royalty, religions, spiritual and community leaders, through to modern day Roc Stars, Male Celebrities, Hipsters, and office professionals.
Long hairstyles for men and fashionable, versatile, more accepted than ever before, and so for these and many other reasons are trending right now.
There are different types of fade haircuts for men, all determined on how low and how high the actual fade is, the direction across the sides into the back, where it begins, and also how short it begins.
Here are six examples of fade haircuts for men.
- A High Fade or Temple Fade starts higher up on the head around the temples.
- A Medium Fade starts lower down just above the ears.
- A low fade starts lower in the back and slightly above the ears.
- A Drop Fade curves more in the shape of an arc around the ears and into the back.
- A Burst Fade tapers the line of hair behind the ear, leaving it longer on the neck.
- A Skin Fade is a cut that begins almost down to skin at the neck and above the ears, tapering to longer either slowly (high up fade) or quickly (low fade).
Taper Fades haircuts for men are very much on trend right now. The taper part is really the weight line, or where the hair starts to get a little longer. This provides the illusion horizontal (High, Medium, and Low Fades) or vertical (Burst Fades, and Drop Fades) forms that will suit various face shapes, head types. (long or wide).
Skin Fades can be for everybody, it really only depends on how high you choose to go from the neck and above the ears. The higher the more dramatic. Sometimes how high skin fades are tapered up will be determined by if the wearer has any scars or other skin related issues, so be sure to consider this before getting a high skin fade done.
The benefits of a men’s fade haircut are that
- Your hair will look groomed always regardless if your style it or not.
- Fades are great for making life easier for thick and course, straight, wavy, and curly men’s hair types.
- By controlling how high the taper is, and the curvature, you can change the appearance of your head and face shape dramatically.
- Fades are stylish, they have an air of confidence about them.
- Fades seem to be symbolised with masculinity.
- They suit any lifestyle and occupation.
- They don’t interrupt with wearing beards, even very long ones.
The Man Bun is quite simply long hair for men that is pulled back at the sides and then up from the neck, through a hairband into a knot. One hand pulls the hair up and off the face, while the other places the hairband around it, and then twists the remaining hair around the hairband, secured by the same or a new hairband.
Benefits of a man bun are numerous and includes
- Keeping long hair off the face, out of the eyes.
- Getting long hair up and above the collar.
- Creating a neater more formal appearance for various occasions.
- A good alternative to daily styling if you don’t have much available time.
- A hipster, stylish, fashion statement.
Men’s haircuts have been given names over the years, so that people can easily recognise and ask for them. Some men’s haircut names include:
- Taper Cut
- College Cut
- Fade Cut
- Slicked Back
- Mullet Haircut
- Skin Fade
- Burst Fade
- Faux Hawk
- Caesar Cut
- Buzz Cut
- Flat Top
- Comb Over
- Side Part
- Spiky Hair
- Man Bun
- Top Knot (undercut)
- Rats Tail
- Jheri Curls
- Short Back And Sides.
What makes a men’s haircut famous? It all starts somewhere and more often than not a male influencer such as a rock star, celebrity, sports star, athlete, anybody famous really will sport a particular haircut and before you know it, this is copied by the masses. The haircut may already exist, however it’s their star quality, influence, and any customised changes that makes it a worldwide trend.
Some more recent examples of famous men’s haircuts include:
- Elvis Presley’s Pompadour Haircut.
- George Clooney’s Caesar Cut.
- David Beckham’s Faux Hawk.
- The Beatles Mop Top.
- Roberto Baggio’s Rats Tail.
- Johnny Depp’s grungy Undercut.
- Arnold Schwazenegger’s Flat Top.
- Bob Marley’s Dreadlocks.
- Jamie Foxx’s High Fade.
- James Dean’s Greaser Quiff.
- Steven Seagal’s long hair Slick Back.
- Jason Momoa’s long wild curls.
- Zac Efron’s Medium Razor Cut.
- Bob Dillan’s Birds Nest.
- Rod Steward’s Spikey Hair.
- Jon Bon Jovi’s long Waves.
- Frank Sinatra’s Low Fade.
- Justin Bieber’s Pageboy.
- Snoop Dog’s Corn Rows.
- Billy Ray Cyrus’s Classic Mullet.
- John Travolta’s Shoulder Flick Back.
- Michael Jackson’s Afro.
- Mick Jagger’s Shag Cut.