The back and sides are shaved while hair at the top is swept right, left or backwards. But recently the dubstep crowd started to experiment with undercuts. The sides are cut shorter while the hair on top is combed forward except the front part.
The strands in front are unevenly brushed up. These days other young musicians and actors are paying it tribute. Pinterest sees it trending over the next few years — especially those with a windswept twist at the top. The hair is swept back high over your forehead leaving no strand out of place. You maintain its direction with a blow dryer and some wax or pomade. This was the case for pompadours. Now men in fashion have pompadours because they work with various lengths.
Men with this hair are perceived as wealthy and style-conscious. And ladies like men who have taste. Hair at the top is upright and you can add wax or gel to spike it some more. You can brush it forward or sideways to add volume.
Sometimes crew cuts are referred to as Ivy League cuts. So is the suit. You see it on TV with all those fictional lawyers, spies and con artists alike. Clippers are used to taper the back and sides for a slight fade. Buzz cuts are easy to maintain with the use of hair control wax butch wax.
He either grows it or buzzes it off. Buzz cuts are more common now as men like the advantages. Most men in the military sport it well — it matches their uniforms.
And women respond to that tough, authoritative image. They love a guy who looks like he can be their knight in shining armor. There are men who use it to hide bald spots.
But you can have thick straight hair and look just as good in it. Hair on either side is swept according to its natural direction. A good gel or pomade should keep everything neat and slick.
Male models do fashion shows with a side part because it looks chic. Then we have the Mad Men characters sporting them just as well as their suits. Your hair should first be mid-length with the sides partly trimmed. You get to play around and try different looks.
Women used to think of bad boys as like the characters in Grease who all had nice hair. Or others might think of an artist who could stay in bed all day and talk to them about life. But once in full shape you just have to condition it regularly. They also fit guys who surf or like hanging out at the beach. They might sense a laid-back vibe and feel like they can be themselves around you. Gel or pomade helps give the hair on top more shine and definition. The texture remains at the top while both temples sections near the ears are tapered halfway.
The way the curls are neatly packed makes it an alternative to the crew cut. A number of NBA stars have it. And apparently women like those tiny curls. You see either no hair at all or just a little along the sides. All you need is a good moisturizing conditioner in the shower to keep the scalp healthy. Going bald can be liberating.
Those men make it so cool and macho. So collaborate with your barber. Point out which areas to trim off some more. Get their opinion or suggestions. You want a finished product that highlights your looks, suits your personality and makes you an all-around interesting guy.