I am a fairly young man and due to ease i have crown up with a bowl cut hairstyle. i need advice on what would be a manly haircut to get. I have a very small receding hairline so i think most would work. Any suggestions welcome

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Here you go max, thank you for the initial advice. i could do with a bit more if this helps.

i want something that takes little effort to keep up. i would prefer something fairly modern but im not to fussed. i generally am fairly conservative with most choices i make so im kind of looking for something safe and most important grown up and manly as you can see i still have the haircut of a 14 year old. im really just looking for options to bring to a barbers and they will be able to narrow them down.

Certain men's hairstyles are classic, and they're classics for a reason.  Maximillian is right about the basic styles, they range from clipper cuts like buzz cuts, crew cuts, and flattops, and go all the way to longer styles like the traditional businessman's taper, and even popmpadours.

 

This is the classic poster used in most old-time barbershops, and it shows the basic cuts:

Choosing from any of these is always a safe bet...they're all classics.

 

Now, the goal of a haircut is to take the shape of your face, and "modify" it such that it appears to be an oval, or maybe just a little bit squared off.  This is just a general guideline...men usually want to go for slightly squarer profiles, because by enhancing the squareness of the jaw and the squareness of the eyebrow ridge, it tends to produce a more masculine look.

 

Your face photo already looks kinda' oval, and with a strong jaw, which means most styles would look fine on you.  What shape is your hairline, and how thick is your hair?  And, how is your hair's texture?  Does it lay down, stand up, go in every direction, or what?

my hair is fairly thick, perfectly straight (or so barbers have told me)  that is my hair line. any more suggestions are welcome. thanks

i really wanted something short and simple. kind of like the "ivy look" haircut in chucks photo. i am not a fan of gel anymore as i tried that when i was younger

Then, go *talk* to a barber and take that photo with you.  See if he thinks it would be flattering.

 

Most barbers do consultations...and the consultation is not binding.  Go in, ask questions, get advice, and see what he suggests.  A barber's job is to make MEN look good.  It's a sub-specialty, and most of them are very good at it.  The best barbers are downright passionate about it.  You might call ahead, though, to make sure you're not going to be there during his busiest time of the day.

 

Then, once you have his opinion, and only IF you are in agreement, let him cut your hair.  But NOT before.

Though I absolutely love the edgier styles, it takes a very special person with a very confident personality to wear a psychobilly quiff.  Or even something as sedate as a crew with a shaved in part.  And they definitely take a lot of maintenance.  Heck, my own flattop takes weekly (or twice weekly) cuts to stay perfect.

 

Luke, notice that most of the edgy styles on those posters are just variations on the same classic cuts I showed.  Like I said, there's a reason they're classics...they look good on men, and can be customized for the individual client.

 

Back to you.  There is a style that is currently on trend for younger guys who still want to look edgy, but professional.  One of the more common names is a military pompadour...a friend of mine actually helped coin that name.  It's a simple undercut with length on top, but it is severely short or shaved on the sides, and it relies on successful fading to look nice, so think barber and not Typhanee at the unisex salon.

i had never given it much thought but the whole quiff idea doesnt seem too bad anymore. of course i'll have to discuss with my baber tho

yeah i think i'll go for it then. i just need to talk to my barber

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