Having spent years in barber shops in Bartow and elsewhere, I have helped many men choose a great hair style for their unique needs. Depending on whether your hair is long or short, naturally straight or naturally curly, the perfect hair cut for one man may not be the perfect cut for another.
If you want to look stylish, these and other factors need to be taken into consideration. Do you want to use mousse or gel? Do you want to comb your hair or have a more natural look? The styles available and the options to achieve the perfect look for you are plenty. So, let’s examine some of the styles and options that work best for specific hair types.
Before we start, be advised that the options we will be focusing on here are based on the assumption that you want to look good but don’t want to spend a lot of time trying to get your hair looking good each and every day.
So what are the options to choose from? Let’s take a quick look at the options based on the desired length of your hair.
Short – For the man wanting a short hair style, there are a number of style variations to choose from for your perfect cut. You can get a classic Clipper Cut, a more closely cut Crew Cut, a Fade cut, or even a Spike style. Probably the most popular style for men with short hair is the Fade or what some call the “High and Tight.”
Whatever you choose to call it, you will end up with a pretty close cut on the sides using scissors or clippers and a little longer length on the top. When you choose this style, you will be able to style your hair in literally a minute. Just put about a dime of gel in your hands and rub them together and then run your fingers through your hair to give it a spike or a little bit of a messy look.
Short hair styles are great for those who want a quick and easy style that saves you time every day. The only downside is that you will need to get you hair cut just a little more often than with some other styles to keep your hair from getting too long and spiky. Most men with this hair style choice will get their hair cut about every three weeks or so to keep it properly maintained.
Medium – What do we mean by “medium?” Well somewhere in the neighborhood of about three to four inches in length. This is about the length that was common just a few years ago while the shorter style is more prevalent these days. Everything goes in cycles and it seems that hair is no exception.
The difference is that the texture and styling that is brought out by the adept use of razors and scissors gives this classic look a modern twist. These styles typically require more time to style each morning than the shorter variations and men will typically make use of a spray, mousse, or gel to help hold it into place.
Long – Long hair styles have fallen out of favor for the most part but when styled well can be quite appealing. One can find many celebrities sporting longer styles that have lots of texture to them. The secret to a great haircut for those looking to wear their hair a bit on the longer side is to get plenty of texture and to create a purposely tousled look.
As with the other styles, if hold is required, and it probably should be since there is a difference between looking a little tousled and looking outright messy, some product will be necessary.
It should be obvious by now that there are a lot of things to consider when choosing a haircut. And you don’t want to trust your hair to just anyone. For a truly great hair cut based on your needs and hair texture, forget about the hair chains that hire inexperienced stylists straight out of cosmetology school and find an experienced local barber that can give you the best haircut of your life.