All across the globe, men seek something stylish for their haircuts, whether they want to admit it out loud or not. Even if they don’t have long or much hair to work with, men are still searching for something that looks good and brings them confidence. While finding the best very short haircut may be difficult, there are still some great styles out there that can work for men of all ages.
While the actual length of a very short hairstyle can vary slightly, the styles in this category are limited, though selecting a very short haircut does not mean that it has to be boring! There’s always the opportunity to be funny and creative, even with a very short haircut.
Naturally, a great perk with a very short hairstyle is the very small amount of time it takes to care for it, plus the fact that it keeps you very cool in summer, which is a great plus for many men. Men with very short haircuts should enjoy them and feel confident with how great it looks. Men who choose the very short haircut might consider different options, like the burr cut, the crew cut, or even bald. More examples of very short haircuts for men include the following.
Very few men are blessed with a full head of hair that never thins. Sometimes, it’s just out of our control, but while many men are bald by nature, many more are bald by choice. It’s a sleek and sexy look that many women find attractive, and it’s the easiest possible hairstyle to maintain due to the lack of maintenance involved! With the right shape of your head and a nice scalp, bald certainly is beautiful.
The shaved head haircut is exactly what it sounds like—it’s a style where all hair is removed from the head, naturally related to the bald look. Some men, however, choose to leave part of the head unshaven, but it’s important to realize that the hair is shaved so that if a man wants some hair left, he’s looking for a different style that uses clippers, not a razor.
The Burr Cut
The burr cut can also be known as a jarhead or induction, and it’s a very short haircut that is common in the military. There is no difference in length with the burr cut, as the hair is one length all around, and men often like this style for its simplicity.
The Induction Cut
The induction cut, which is also known as the burr cut, is part of a U.S. armed services tradition, as all new armed services recruits receive the induction cut. It’s known by its very short length all around the head, and it’s created by using clippers and no attachments to achieve a very short, clean, and even look all around the head.
The Butch Cut
This is a slightly longer version of the burr haircut.
The butch cut is the exact same length all around the head, and the most common length is around one-quarter of an inch long, although some men prefer it even shorter. The butch cut is also known internationally as the crew cut, but in the United States, it’s somewhat shorter than a typical crew cut.
The Buzz Cut
A general term used to refer to haircuts that are done entirely with clippers. Technically speaking, there is no “official” style which can be called a buzzcut.
The buzz cut is known to be an extremely short haircut, and usually, barbers and hairstylists don’t even use attachments with their clippers when cutting someone’s hair into a buzz cut. It’s easy to maintain, although men who live in very sunny places may want to take caution, and the short style puts the scalp at risk of sunburn.
The Crew Cut
With two common versions—the American and European version—the crew cut is the go-to hairstyle for many men across the globe. For the American way of wearing a crew cut, the hair is usually tapered in the back and on the sides and is up to one inch long on the top. On the other hand, the European version of the crew cut is considered any haircut that is short—no longer than one-quarter of an inch—all around the head. The European version may be tapered in the back and on the sides, but it does not have as dramatic a difference in length as the American crew cut version has.
The Regulation Haircut
The regulation haircut is a very short haircut that is also very tapered. While the top is left cut a bit longer than the rest of the hair, the hair on the sides and back of the head is cut very short and close to the scalp. There are several different lengths, and attachments are used to make the shorter lengths of the regulation haircut. It’s very important that men who want a regulation haircut be specific to get just the look they want.
The High and Tight (High Regulation)
The “high and tight” haircut (also known as “high regulation,” “high reg”) is very common among the American military and is directly related to the Marines. Hair is cut very closely and neatly to the head, and stylists and barbers usually cut the hair on the sides and back of the head with clippers and no attachment. For the top of the head, they usually keep it about one-quarter of an inch in length. Of course, while it’s a popular men’s haircut for the Marines, other men often enjoy the style as well.
The Low and Tight (Low Regulation)
Also known as Low Regulation (Log Reg)
Judging by its name, it’s easy to presume that the low and tight is quite similar to the high and tight haircut. The major difference in these military looks is that the low and tight keeps the hair on the sides and the back of the head roughly half-trimmed and keeps the rest of the hair longer. The length and style give the low and tight a more casual look, but many men use it with a flat-top to set themselves apart and have a unique style.
The Landing Strip
The landing strip refers to the part of the scalp that can be seen in a very short hair cut, usually the flat area of the scalp, and not the whole thing. Landing strip sizes differ according to the different hairstyles and lengths of cut, as some are naturally smaller than others. Each hairstyle offers different landing strip sizes, some being small and others much larger. The landing strip brings different requirements according to different men’s hairstyles.
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