How Any Man Can Pull Off 4 Great Hair Cuts

A man’s hair cut can change his look entirely. Just the snip of a scissor can take him from professional to badass and beyond. However, the right style to have when you leave the barber’s chair is another battle entirely. Here are four hair cuts and what you need to make them work at home.

1. Long hair

Harry Styles

Long hair | Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Men who can have long hair, should have long hair. However, it is a little bit of a commitment. So, if you are busy and don’t want to spend more than 30 seconds on your hair every morning, having long hair probably is not ideal for you. When styled properly, long hair can become your signature look and of course, attract women like nothing else. Take One Direction’s Harry Styles for example. His long locks are hot, tousled, and sexy — or rather, he doesn’t think it’s hot, which makes him hot.

To keep your long tresses looking their best, you need quality shampoo and conditioner. Harry Styles’s hair stylist Lou Teasdale recommends going light on products. One she does recommend is a sea-salt spray. Try Sea Spray from Verb.

2. Slicked back

slicked back hair

Slicked back hair |

A classic, slicked back hair style is not going away any time soon. This style is actually great for men with medium length hair. However, if your hairline is receding, or you have thinning hair, slicked back will not be the most flattering look on you.

Styling should only take a few minutes. Start with a shampoo and conditioner such as Fekkai’s Full Blown Volume line. Then use pomade to shape such as American Crew’s Medium Hold Pomade. Just be careful not to use too much product in your hair because it can look greasy. Furthermore, too much product can cause your forehead to break out or irritate you scalp. To get rid of excess product, you might consider using a clarifying treatment shampoo once a week. Apple Cider Shampoo by Fekkai is one of the best.

3. Short sides

Bearded man in a barber shop, haircut

A haircut with short sides |

A hair cut with short sides works for men who want to have a trendy look without too much maintenance. Furthermore, short sides look great on men who have hair that might be slightly thinning in the front, but thicker in the back because the shorter sides make the rest of the hair look fuller. To achieve this style, tell your barber to shorten the sides, but to keep 1 to 1½ inches of hair on top. In terms of products, just use a shampoo and conditioner formulated for your hair type and then style with a little bit of gel, such as Aveda Men Pure-Formanc Firm Hold gel.

4. The pompadour

The pompadour haircut

The pompadour |

The classic pompadour is making a huge comeback, especially in Hollywood. While there are various versions of this hairstyle, it’s big with everyone from Justin Bieber to Brad Pitt. While the classic pompadour is big all over, the modern pompadour is slightly shorter on the sides or sometimes even buzzed on the sides, with a whole lot of volume in the front. A third variation is the side part. No matter what pompadour you rock, be sure to use a product that has a lot of hold such as Layrite Deluxe Pomade.