During these past couple of years, we have seen a resurgence of haircuts long thought abandoned decades before. From the mullet to the classic shag, modern takes on 70s haircuts are definitely what's trending right now! However, nothing beats a classic cut and style - something you could easily pull off during a casual day in the office, a formal event or a night out, just the same. As the saying goes, "Fashion comes and goes, but style goes on forever”. In no particular order, here are some of the most classic haircuts for guys.
The pompadour haircut consists of short, slicked sides, with volume and length on top. It can come in a variety of forms, depending on the look you would want to achieve: from the Classic Pompadour, to the Slicked Back Pompadour, to the Quiff, you can easily mix and match parts of these variants to get the style you like best. It's the volume on top that makes this haircut unique from the usual "short on the sides, and long on top". To get the pompadour, ask your barber to either buzz or fade the sides, but keep the crown long, trimming the ends with scissors to get some texture. To style at home, apply a pomade on damp hair before combing your hair back, focusing as much volume as you want at the top. You could even part your hair to the side as you build volume. Once you've achieved the desired height, use a hairdryer to keep it in place and finish with some hairspray.
The Buzz Cut
The Buzz Cut is one of the most easiest haircut you could get, and arguably one of the most low maintenance. It's one of those haircuts that goes in and out of trend, but never really disappears. The Buzz Cut is essentially one length all over (usually between a 1 to 4 with the trimmers), however we recommend pairing this cut with a bald fade to enhance the look. The Buzz Cut requires little to no styling - so you don't have to waste your morning fixing your bedhead - but, you may need to visit you barber more often to maintain the cut.
Like the Pompadour, the Undercut consists of a short cut on the sides, and longer on the top, usually kept at a short to medium length style. This simple cut looks good on everybody with every hair type. No matter how long or short you keep it, the Undercut is easily distinctable. Sitting at the barber chair, there are two types of Undercuts you could go for: there's the Disconnected Undercut, where there's a sharp divide between the shorter and longer hair; and there's the Faded Undercut, where there's a gradual taper towards the top of the hair. From bald to mid fades, and loads of ways to style, the Undercut leaves a ton of room for customizing.
The Scissor Cut
The Scissor Cut is a haircut that ranges from medium to long in length and is predominantly done with scissors rather than the trimmers (although the trimmers are used to help taper the sides). Using scissors makes for a longer and more textured cut, giving a softer look. And because your barber has a lot more control with the scissors, the Scissor Cut can easily be personalized. Like the Undercut, there are a lot of ways you could style your hair with this cut, however, since this is a gentler look, we recommend going for more natural styles. For instance, opt for the cream or textured spray instead of the pomade when styling. Add textured spray on damp hair, apply a bit of cream on to the palms of your hands, then run your hands through your hair for a tousled look.
The French Crop
The French Crop is fairly similar to the Undercut, with it being short on the sides and longer at the top, however there's more emphasis on a textured fringe at the front. This haircut is great for those with thinning hair since it's styled to bring the hair more forward, the length in the fridge hiding any receding patches. This haircut also suits any face shape and any hair type, comes in a variety of styles, and requires little product - it's a look meant to compliment your natural hair and how it naturally falls onto your face.