Short Men’s Haircuts
While there are so many men’s hairstyles to choose from, it’s understandable that many men prefer a short hairstyle or haircut that is easy to take care of and doesn’t require much work. This easy-to-wear preference is likely the reason that short haircuts, like crew cuts and other styles, are among the most popular haircuts to wear. Contrary to the various medium and longer-length hairstyles for men, which may require a certain look to “pull off,” shorter haircuts look good on almost everyone, and they also open up your face and let people see you clearly.
The idea of “short” varies in different instances and with different opinions. Men’s short haircuts will range from very short, like nearly bald or a buzz cut, to pretty short, which can include an inch or an inch and a half of hair that is long enough to be spiked or even flow a little.
Some examples of more contemporary short hairstyles that are very stylish include Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller, who rocks a buzz cut that works with any outfit he wears on the show, from his orange prison garb to a preppy sweater. Other well-known short hairstyles for men include the short Caesar cut, which is similar to Russell Crowe’s hairstyle in Gladiator, and the popular crew cut, which actors like Brad Pitt have worn in various roles. Again, the best feature of men’s short haircuts is that they’re easy to maintain and can be fixed very quickly.
Men’s Medium Length Hairstyles
Many men prefer to keep their medium hair length since it’s adaptable to any situation or event, it doesn’t require too much maintenance, and there are so many styles men can choose to change their style and keep them looking great. Some celebrities who often wear medium-length haircuts include Ben Affleck, Tom Cruise, and Brad Pitt. Keeping a medium-length hairstyle gives men more variety with what to do with their hair. They can split it on the side or in the middle, wave it to the side, or do what many men these days have been doing and many women have been loving—mess it up with the bed-head style!
There are even more options for men with medium-length hair. They can change things up just by cutting their hair a little or growing it out a bit. With so many ways to wear medium-length hair, it’s a great option for anyone who wants to try something new just by changing it a little. Some famous examples of medium-length hair cuts include Vince Vaughn from Wedding Crashers, Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire, and—of course—one of everyone’s favorites, Matt Damon’s hairstyles in most of his movies, especially the Bourne series.
Variety is the spice of life, and it’s clear to see that there is plenty of room to experiment with the variety of different styles of medium-length haircuts for men.
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Men’s Long Haircuts
While some men really prefer to keep their hair long, most men who want to try keeping long hair soon find how much upkeep and care goes into making the style look great. Also, there isn’t a wide variety of styles of long hair that look great on everyone.
It seems that sometimes longer-style men’s haircuts look the best on men with certain facial features, shapes, and styles, which is the reason why the style doesn’t necessarily look good on every man who tries it. Obviously, there is more care and grooming involved in taking care of long hair, including hair care products like gels, sprays, and pomade to keep them looking the way men want, whether it’s a slicked-back or messy bed-head look.
The best thing about long haircuts for men is the great variety that comes with them in terms of how the hair is styled and done and whether or not bangs are involved with covering the face or being parted. Over the past few decades, long hairstyles included sleek looks, bed-head messy looks, and various versions of wearing bangs, either parted or in the face.
Today, many actors seem to sport long haircuts effortlessly, which may inspire men to try them out. Tom Welling, from Smallville and some movies, has a hairstyle that is just about long enough to not be considered medium, though it’s somewhat shorter than what is considered typically long. U2’s frontman, Bono, has the sleek style of a long haircut many men emulate. And the actor Owen Wilson tends to wear his in a more bedraggled, messy way, but it works with his facial features.
On the right face and with the right look and style, long haircuts for men can really work and be fashionable. Men just need to prepare to spend time caring for their hair and investing in different hair care products since no one wants a hairstyle with dead-ends or fly-aways sticking out all over their head!
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Getting the Right Haircut for You
Sure, we often see celebrities and want what they’re wearing or the haircut they have. But if you want to copy a celebrity’s haircut, then you should bring a few different photos of that particular celebrity and cut—with various angles of the haircut—to your stylist. Another great tip is to try to wait until your hair is a little longer than the haircut you’re looking for, just in case there’s a mistake. That way, it’ll be easier to get it cut again than it would be if it was too short to work with.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2018. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.