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Arch.The space above the ear that is outlined with clippers. Many barbers will cut a higher arch into the hairline which will not look good as the cut grows out. The arch should simply enhance the natural hairline. If you prefer a natural arch (one that is not cleanly outlined), you should specify this to your barber.
The sides and back are cut similar to a crewcut, with the following exceptions: The hair is cut on top with emphasis on flatness. The hair at the sides of the top are cut to give a square appearance. The photo to the left is a short traditional flattop. Variations include: “Flattop with Fenders,” in which the hair on the sides is left longer and brushed back, giving the hair on the sides the appearance of fenders over the wheel of a car.
Blocking is when a visible line is created with the clippers at the nape. This is the most common type of finishing at the neck, but not always the most desirable. The disadvantage of a blocked hairline is that it does not grow out neatly and can make a thick neck look too wide.
The term “fade” originated in ethnic shops and has now become the popular term for an aggressively tight taper. Hair at the sides and back is cut as close as possible with clippers and “fades” or tapers up into almost any length on top. In some cases this haircut is mistakenly called a “military reg,” which is misleading because each branch of the service has different regulations regarding hair length.
Also refered to as a short business man’s cut or classic taper. The hair is left long enough to comb on top and gradullay tapers down very close around the ears and the neck. This is a very traditional men’s cut that is appropriate for any lifestyle.
This haircut was common in the depression era because it was an easy haircut to do at home. A bowl was placed on the head and all of the hair below was removed. This cut (which is also commonly called an “undercut”) is popular among young teens and children.
The section of hair that falls over the forehead. Can be worn combed down over the forehead, brushed to the side, or brushed back.
The sides and back are cut as for a crewcut. The top is cut the same length, about one-quarter to one-half inch over the top, following the contour of the head. The hair is then combed up so that the top resembles the bristles of a brush.
Business Man’s Cut
Most popular among working professionals who require a conservative look. Normally, hair is cut with a slight taper on the sides and back and the top is left long enough to part and comb to the side.
This is a short version of the basic crewcut. Hair is left no longer than 1/4″ on top and neatly tapered around the ears and at the back of the head.
Commonly referred to as a short business man’s cut or graduation. The hair is left long enough to comb on top and gradually tapers down to 1/8 inch around the ears and the neck. This is a very traditional men’s cut that is appropriate for any lifestyle.
A semi-short hairstyle made popular by Julius Caesar. The hair is layered to 1″ to 3″ on top and brushed forward with short bangs at the front. This cut is a low-maintenance style and is ideal for covering a receding hairline.
Also known as a short pomp or brush cut. The hair is cut short on the sides and back with the hair on top graduated in length from the front of the hairline to the back of the crown. The top hair, from side to side, should form a slight curve to conform to the general contour of the head
This is a basic tapered haircut in which the hair is styled into a point at the center. It resembles a Mohawk, but without the shaved sides. The style can be worn as a Faux Hawk or styled differently for a conservative look.
Also known as a Princeton. A very clean-cut style named for its popularity among men attending the “Ivy League” universities (Princeton, Harvard, Yale, et. al). Generally, the hair is cut very short all over, gradually getting slightly longer in front. Enough hair is left to part and comb neatly. This haircut conforms to the shape of the head and the emphasis is on neatness. Jerry Lewis wore an Ivy League haircut in “Nutty Professor.”