Hello everyone, what do you think of men with shaved heads or buzz cuts? Are they manly? Do you think they look good in suits? I used to keep my hair buzzed, but had stopped for my lady friend of the time, and do not know if I should start again or let it grow out and style it some. I have olive skin, brown hair, and I wear glasses, if that helps at all.
Depends, on your face, shape of the head. Matt Lauer looks lousy with a buzz cut, but it suits my brother in law fine, who's about the same age, and balding as well. Mike Chiklis and Ving Rhames look great with a shaved head. That one lady didn't like you with buzzed, what do other ladies say?What does your barber say?
I actually shave my own head, and have not seen a barber in quite some time, however, I have only heard good things about my hair from other friends, but then I wouldn't expect them to criticize my appearance negatively.
I'd aske a few women directly, and ask them to be honest.
A buzz or a bald head rarely looks awful on a guy, I think. But I'm one of them. I'm a big guy (6'4") and it makes my head look too small. My brother in law, the one I mentioned, is just as big but more muscular. He's also got a bigger head - more square, with a big jaw. It looks natural on him, more military, somehow.
Either shave it like you actually want it, or just go find another girlfriend to tell you how you should wear it.
Seriously, as long as it isn't outlandishly stupid and somewhat in the mainstream, the "manliest" thing you could do is what you want to do.
Find your style. If your lady friends whats you with longer hair and you have a style that works with that then enjoy.
Your confidence will make you look better then any particular hair cut.
Hair cuts are specific to the person just like style and such.
A buzz cut is a standard and normal man's haircut. So is a shaved head. Neither is sufficiently outside of the mainstream that it would present a problem. Consequently, each is a reasonable and valid choice.
But, it IS a choice.
It's not as simple as asking whether it's acceptable. Your hairstyle should be selected so that it accentuates your best features, and de-accentuates your shortcomings. And, yes, we all have shortcomings.
So, let's ask the question. Does your haircut look good *on you?* A photo would be helpful.
Some guy I know claims his parents left him lying on his back too long when he was an infant, and that's why the back of his head is almost perfectly flat. (It is.) In a case like that, or if you're a "bullet head," with a pointy crown - then yeah, you're probably better off with some hair.
With an extremely short haircut you always look tidy, there's just no room for it to manuever into a bad hair day. I started cutting my hair very short because I have, for lack of a better term; a white guy's afro.
As far as manly goes, you don't see many Navy Seals or State Troopers rocking hockey hair.
You haven't seen my hair, I have a flat-top and still have 'bad-hair-days'. I have to use quite a bit of Crew Comb to keep it in place.
Then your flat isn't short enough, Rick. Care to join me in a horseshoe?
Seriously, though, even as much as I love flats, a flat may not be the best style for you. I'm a big proponent of letting your hair do what it does, naturally, and basing your style on *that.* Mine stands absolutely straight out, and doesn't require any Krew Comb to stay in place...buzz cut, high and tight, flattop, etc all are great styles for me. And, when it gets longer it waves to one side and forms a pompadour, naturally.
What does your hair do, naturally?
Hair length has nothing to do with manliness. I know that that's not really part of your question here, but I just want to get that out of the way first.
Speaking from personal experience, people will ultimately have their own opinion about your appearance. My sister says I look better with shorter hair. My girlfriend says I look better with longer hair. When I shaved my head a few years ago after I joined the reserves, I heard through the grapevine that someone had said I looked 80% less attractive with a shaved head. Admittedly, I did it two weeks after winning the "best hair" award of my graduating class, so I guess it came as a bit of a shock.
My point is, different people are going to think different things about you and your hair. The important thing is that you think you look good, so that you feel confident.
I have a No1 crew cut, I think it looks neat, tidy and smart, I have a nice shaped head and fairly handsome features (urgh, that sounds horribly vain, but you know what I'm getting at). I also think that I look smart when wearing a suit with said hair cut. :)
I keep threatening to grow my hair and get some sort of style, but I just end up buzzing it again after a few weeks because nothing looks worse than crew cut that is growing out IMO.