Today, shorter hairstyles are particularly popular for men, as they can be very stylish, fitting for both work and play, simple to style and manage, and easy to wear. There are several considerations to keep in mind when choosing a hair style, such as texture, thickness, type, grain, and products needed. Consider some of these common haircuts for short hair men.
These types of haircuts involve cutting the hair on the back and sides of the head very short, perhaps even down to the skin. The hair on top of the head is left a little longer, perhaps even 2-3 inches, to allow for styling. The hair is cut in a way that gives a faded look, as the name states, so that the sides and back get gradually shorter from top to bottom.
The type of products needed to style this varies depending on how long the top is cut. For longer hair, gel, glue, or pomade are often used. For shorter hair, one may choose to use wax or paste.
The buzz cut is a style that features short hair all around the head, and are usually entirely cut with electric clippers. The top of the head is cut to a single, short length, while the sides and back of the head are generally a little bit shorter, often tapered off or even faded. This hairstyle is known for being very short, but very easy to manage and wear. Hair products are generally not going to be needed for a buzz haircut.
The crew cut is a classic look that has been used for many years, and continues to be very popular. It originally began as a military style cut, but has been very popular, even among actors and sports stars. It involves having a tapered fade on the sides and back of the head, while leaving the top a little bit longer.
This hairstyle is generally cut using only clippers, with most people opting to use a 1 or 2 length guard on the sides and back, while using a 3 or 4 length guard on the top. The top is generally styled with pomade or wax. This is a very easy haircut to wear and maintain.
This is one of the most popular haircuts today, frequently used by musicians and actors. The undercut is a hybrid of short and longer hairstyles. With this type of haircut, the sides are cut very short, often times even down to the skin, while the top is left noticeably longer, perhaps 5-6 inches.
Most haircuts attempt to have a blended look when going from the top hair to the sides and back, however with the undercut, that usually is not the case. The intent is for there to be a drastic and noticeable difference in length between the sides and top, often giving a “disconnected” look. This hairstyle is generally styled with pomade or a light gel.
Throughout history, it’s been noted that a man’s hair often reflects their level of success. For instance, a hair style often reflects a person’s masculinity, social status, personality and even their wealth. There are many haircuts for short hair men, and a man should take the time to choose the right one for him.