Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Beauty & StyleHair · 9 years ago

good short men's hairstyle for the summer?

going to get my haircut tomorrow and wondering what is a good style to go for this summer. I want something different and stylish.

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  • Steve
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Short is relative. I interpret this to mean a short buzzed summer style. A barber with a good aesthetic sense can design a short pomp(pompadour) style-crew cut, ivy league(long crew cut) flat top crew cut- to fully suit most young guy's head shape, face and neck shape, frontal hairline and facial features. Try an ivy league and then if there is a desire to go shorter, go for progressively shorter crew cuts.

    ivy league(long crew cut) :

    http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9ebcfb16c33e10c7_...

    Some barbers describe an ivy league as a crew cut just long enough to be parted and combed to the side, if so desired. An ivy league is usually worn with the hair brushed up off the forehead to form a short pomp front, and can also be worn with the short bangs brushed down on the forehead like a forward brush cut.

    medium crew cut:

    http://i53.tinypic.com/2qvgu3q.jpg

    flat top crew cut:

    http://i51.tinypic.com/33bk975.jpg

    regular layer cut, before; short crew cut, after:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=gEwEAAAAMBAJ&pg=P...

    Edge: tapered or outlined

    http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9655e4d21019bc04_...

    [crew cut above illustrates an outlined edge around the ear arches and an edge tapered to the skin at the nape of the neck. His crew cut is about 1.4" at the front hairline; 0.35" at the back of the crown; #1.5 blade around the ear arches and sideburns; #000 blade at the edge of hair growth at the nape of the neck.]

    To know the approximate length of a hair in a photo of a particular style: measure the face length in the photo from the center of the front hairline to the tip of the chin; measure the hair in the photo; assume an average eight inch adult male face length; proportionally adjust the lengths of the face and hair in the photo by assuming the length of the face in the photo is eight inches.

    To grow out a short buzzed summer style, and assuming an average rate of hair growth of 1/8" per week and haircuts every three weeks: short crew cut; medium crew cut; short ivy league; ivy league; long ivy league; regular taper cut. At this point there will be around three inches on top and the back and sides can start to grow over the ears and collar with haircuts every six to nine weeks to add shape and even up new growth.

    Essential barbering knowledge:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Crew_cut#Clipper...

    Basic short cuts:

    http://i56.tinypic.com/2m2dye9.jpg

    http://i54.tinypic.com/102vacz.jpg

    http://i51.tinypic.com/2958em9.jpg

    http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/02_04/old...

    A control wax will keep the hair looking well groomed at crew cut and ivy league length. A butch comb also helps- the small, flat, plastic, oval, pocket brushes that one finger fits through and barbers sell for about a dollar. A boar's bristle military brush is available for a few dollars and is nice to have at home.

    Grooming any of the short pomp(pompadour) styles- crew cut, ivy league, flat top crew cut- is basically the same and takes about a minute or two.

    1) Towel dry hair.

    2) Barely dip fingertips in jar of wax.

    3)Transfer wax to palms.

    4) Smooth palms over hair.

    5)Brush hair off forehead to form short pomp front.

    Whichever style you decide on, be sure to take a photo to help describe the desired haircut to the barber. If you need more photos of any of the styles discussed above let me know.

    Good Luck!

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Well I'm a boy but I believe on us boys, short hair is always better. Long hair doesn't ALWAYS show a sign of dominance. An individual see most other guys with very long hair that doesn't look like they will can fight. For example there is actually a boy in my school together with very long blonde hair.

  • Saki
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Undercuts are hot, but they keep you cool xD and if you mean REALLY short hair, the classic: have the back and sides cut the same length but have her gradually leave about 1/4 to 1/2 inch more in the very front. Then use a bit of hair gel and spike that up.

  • 5 years ago

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