The Loose Quiff — for this style, I cut the model’s hair tight around the sides and back (a #1 blade around the ears, with a clean taper in the back). The top is styled loosely with fingers using a bit of Baxter of California Hard Water Pomade. Alternately, this style could be worn neat with a side part. This style is blended with no disconnection between the sides and the top.
Skin Fade with Short Top — this a great potion for a guy with wants an aggressively short haircut with just enough length on top to set it apart from a buzzcut. For this cut, we razor shaved the sides and about 1/4 of the way up and faded the hair into about one inch length on top.
The Buzzcut — this is a classic men’s style that never gets old. For this cut, the barber took the model’s hair down to about a number two blade on top and tapered it cleanly around the sides and back. The buzzcut done right. For a more urban look, the front hairline could be finished with a clean outline. This is the ultimate low-care haircut.
The Long Layer Cut — for guys wanting some length to their hair, the longer layer cut (with a slightly off-center part) is a good option for 2017.
Today was the first time I’ve cut Seth Loeb’s hair — and I’m glad he came in. This classic pompadour looks great on him. We clippereed the hair aggressively short on the sides and back with an emphasis on clean lines. The hair on top, which is about seven inches long, is styled back with MENSDEPT. Microtech (a little heat was applied to the front to give some added height).
Once in awhile I just see a haircut that makes me say, “Damn. That’s perfect.” This is one of those haircuts — complete perfection — a flawless tight taper. A classic short haircut Of course, it doesn’t hurt the case that the model is flawless himself. This haircut is an aggressively tight taper with a clean side part — done with a bare blade clipper at the bottom and faded into considerable length on top. This is a super short haircut, but because of the way it is groomed is absolutely appropriate for a business setting. Alternatively, this style could be worn a little messy if the guy wanted a more casual look. For styling, I would recommend a good medium shine pomade or paste.
This haircut, obviously, works on someone with thick, straight hair, but you could also put the same haircut on a guy with some wave in his hair — how nice would this look with a well-groomed wavy top? Either way, this haircut reminds me of the classic groomed styles of the 1920’s. The look is fairly trendy today, but I think it is timeless. A clean, classic taper with a side part never goes out of style — it is the quintessential mens’s haircut.