Short hair styles for men are becoming popular by day, with the number of styles increasing day by day. Although having longer hair was in vogue in earlier day, convenience and less requirement of maintenance has made short hair cut quite famous nowadays.
Men believe that short haircuts enhance their features highlighting his best features more than longer hair cuts would do.
Choosing the right hairstyle
Most hairstylists would suggest hairstyles to you; however, it is you who have to choose the one that would suit you most. For this it is necessary for you to know what would suit you.
Knowledge of shapes of face and the right hair style for it would give you an idea of what to choose when you visit your hairstylist.
The oval face
Considered as the ideal shape, the oval face is slightly wider at the forehead and rounded at the chin. It is a complete platform for any kind of hairstyle. You can try different styles and choose the one that you like the most.
The Round Face
If you have a round face, you should not try short hairstyles such as butch or crew cut that feature tapering at the sides and back because these haircuts would make you face look too small. It also would make your neck look longer and hence have to be totally avoided.
You can go for loner hairstyles which would give you a fuller look and make your face look oval.
Heart Shaped Face
Wide cheek bones and broad forehead with narrow jaw line and pointed chin feature a heart shaped face. To reduce the fullness of the broad cheekbones try hairstyles that would taper at both sides. This would highlight the best features of your face better.
If you have angular jawbone with square shaped forehead you have to make sure you choose a hairstyle that would have more hair in your crown so that the square shape is balanced.
Adding bangs in front would be a good option. Make sure that the bangs are blended at the temples. You can have a layered cut that makes your hair look full and bouncy.
An oblong face on the other hand has the same width from forehead to jawbone. Caesar cut with bangs in front and lesser hair on the crown would be the right choice.
Pear Shaped Face
Pear shaped or triangular face is narrow at forehead and broad at the jaw line. Hence to compensate the narrowness on the forehead you have to choose a style that gives fullness at the sides and temple.
Inverted Triangular Face
An inverted triangular face on the other hand has a wide forehead and narrow cheekbones. Such type of face can be made fuller by reducing hair at the sides and wearing a full beard so that the jaw looks wider and balances the jaw line.
A diamond face is widest at the eyes with narrow forehead and chin. Keep the hair short at the top while fuller at the sides and temples. Bangs would help to add width to the forehead. Do not choose hairstyles that taper at the sides.
Various Short Hair Styles for Men
While hair styling in men does not have too many varieties as compared to women, men are not deprived of varieties though. There are a number of varieties of hairstyles available for men with short hair. Some common hairstyles are described below.
Longer hair on the top of the head and shorter hair around the lower part of the head is the typical feature of Bowl Cut. There is an abrupt decrease in length of the hair and there is no tapering between them.
Thus the haircut looks as though it has been cut by placing a bowl on the head like a helmet and cutting all the hair that is protruding from the edges.
This haircut gives a boyish look to men and is mostly preferred by young men.
Business Man’s Cut
This is the traditional conservative cut, which features short but not too short haircut which gives you a perfect gentleman’s look.
A business man’s cut typically has tapered cut along the sides and the back with just enough length on the top of the head so that you can part your hair if you need or just com it back upwards from your forehead.
This is most popular haircut for men who want to look professional at office and cool at parties.
Cutting all the hair to a same length is termed as Butch. This is an easy haircut which can be done at home using a clipper. Just set the clipper to ¼ inch and cut all the hair.
You may taper around the ears and the neckline if you choose to.
Caesar Cut is a layered cut where the hair on the top of your head is layered to 1 to 2 inches combing the front portion forward. It has short bangs giving you a great look. The back and the sides are tapered thus enhancing the bangs.
This style is named after Julius Caesar, who wore hi hair in a similar fashion.
This is a neat cut with the sides and back cut short tapering across the crown. The front portion is longer with enough hair for styling using gel. The hair can be neatly parted and styles as you want.
Even if you do not part and just comb it backwards from your forehead this cit generally gives you a neat look.
Cutting hair at different lengths throughout your head is termed as layering. It is blended in such a way that where one portion ends the other begins giving you a fuller look without any hint of layering done.
You can even leave it unblended which would give you a messy chunky look that is in vogue nowadays. There are different types of layering such as cutting different layers at the same length without blending them with one another, longer hair at the sides with short hair cut at the top and so on.
Layered cut styled using gel would give a neat look that would suit any genre of dressing such as formal or informal.
High and Tight
Most commonly worn by the military, especially the Marine Corps, High and tight features extremely short sides and back and very short crown. The sides and back are clipped to less than 1/8th of an inch or sometimes shoved with a razor.
The crown is cut to ¼ inch. There is no or minimal blending between the sides and the top. This is popularly called the Military Cut.
Crew Cut features very short hair cut that is tapered on the back and the sides. The hair on the top of the head is also tapered so that there is more hair towards the front of your hairline. This cut gives your face a round shape.
There are numerous other varieties of short hair style of men such as the , Convertible Cut, Brush Cut, Flat Top and so on. Depending on the experience of your hairstylist and your creativity you can give a fresh and neat look to your hair.
Well, the major point to be taken care of while cutting your hair is to keep the shape of your face near oval shape. So try hairstyles that would compliment the shape of your face and highlight your best facial features.