We’ve all been there: heading out for a fresh trim and experiencing a nightmare. Nobody wants to have to hide away in their home waiting for a bad cut to grow back out. You might think that you can cover up with a hat, but many public places are now banning the wearing of hats indoors. So what can you do? Well, the only real option is to know what you’re asking for to avoid a hair nightmare in the first place. Make sure that you are realistic about your expectations and take your natural hair type into account. If you have naturally straight hair, you’re not going to be able to go for a round afro or high flat top. If you have naturally curly hair, you might struggle with straightened styles on a day to day basis unless you fancy spending an hour or so on styling daily. Also, if possible, try to take a picture along with you. A picture is worth a thousand words and will give your barber or hairdresser a good visual of what you’re expecting. Otherwise, here are a few key styles to consider and the hairdressing terms to go along with them.
The fade is a sharp, yet discreet look. It involves a short taper that “fades” into the skin, meaning that your hair will be slightly longer to the crown of the head and shorter as you progress down towards your neck. Traditionally, it’s incorporated into short haircuts, but are now being used with styles that have longer hair on top.
The Caesar cut has been made popular by the likes of George Clooney in particular. The hair on top of a Caesar cut is distinctively one inch longer than the rest of the hair on the head. There’s also a short, feathered fringe that is combed downwards. You can read article for more information on this style.
A Blunt Cut
This is for the gentlemen with long hair. If you’ve got flowing locks that you style into a man bun at times, you’re probably not going to want a whole lot of hair chopped from the bottom. But you probably will want a blunt cut to keep things neat and in shape. A blunt cut is simple – it’s a straight cut along the bottom of the hair, meaning that your hair will fall into a straight line. It’s simple, yet neat. It will also remove any split ends from the bottom of your hair, leaving it in better overall condition.
Undercuts have boosted dramatically in popularity over the past couple of years. The sides and back are disconnected from the hair on top, resulting in a dramatic step with sharp angles and clean lines when performed properly. A quiff can easily be incorporated into this look.
These are just a few different styles that you might like to try out. So take a look at them and ask your hairdresser or barber’s advice on whether they’ll suit your face shape and look.