Short military-style haircuts seem to be particularly popular right now, and they do look good on a lot of guys, but there are some of us like our hair to be not just short, but somewhat severe.  I, personally, have a fondness for flattops...not exactly a common haircut, these days.

 

Well, this morning I decided to do something a little different with my hair, and cut my regular flattop down to a severe, full-on high-and-tight horseshoe, complete with shaved sides and back, and a 00000 landing strip.  Left the front a little long to balance it out aesthetically, but the rest is little more than stubble.  Approximately 3/4 of my scalp is now completely bald, including the stripe down the middle of my skull.

 

Yeah, it's winter, but I was in the mood for a little change.  And one of my clients, yesterday, was a barber.  I always get inspired after spending time with barbers.

 

So, who else enjoys wearing severe haircuts?  Do you wear them all the time, or only seasonally?  Do you find them to be business appropriate?  And, how do your coworkers/friends /family respond to it, when you go severe?

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We've had this discussion before, between us.  If you died it purple and made it a little more spikey, I wouldn't want to punch you.

:)

Besides, with my skin tone, green would probably look better than purple.

Fits your head though.

Coming from you, Shane, that's high praise.  Thanks!

Webcams are hardly the best choice for photography, but it was quick and easy.  Thanks for the compliment.

Instead of getting off on the tangent of whether my haircut suits me...let's revisit the original question.

 

Severe haircuts can be difficult to wear.  They take a certain type of personality, and a certain level of self-assuredness, to pull off the look successfully.  A flattop is only one choice, obviously.  A few years back, bald-by-choice would have been included.  And, how many adults do you see with a mohawk?  In fact, there's a whole gaggle of other choices as well.  The point is that they are severe, and somewhat out of the mainstream.

 

So, I ask...who else enjoys wearing severe haircuts? 

Do you wear them all the time, or only seasonally? 

Do you find them to be business appropriate? 

And, how do your coworkers/friends/family respond to it, when you go severe?

 I am a huge fan of flats, but I'm too scared to wear one...my friends and family tease me mercilessly :( I think there is nothing manlier than a nice tight flat though, good for you! Maybe someday I'll join your ranks as a regular flat guy. Any tips on how not to care what other think of your hair? I just got a job as a parking officer, and i really think it is the best cut with the uniform...

You have a new job.  As an officer.  Which requires a uniform...  You have the *perfect* excuse to get a new haircut.  Adhere to those grooming standards, and get flattened out!

 

Seriously, Elias, why are you so scared?  No matter what choices you make, you'll offend someone, so why let it paralyze you?  You said you want a flattop.  And, you believe that it is the most flattering cut with your uniform.  Sounds, to me, like you already made up your mind.

 

So, find a traditional barbershop and get yourself flattened out!

 

Take it from someone with experience, it'll be a big change.  You probably won't recognize yourself in the mirror for about a week.  Keep it for at least that long, before deciding whether you like it.

I'm soundly offended by Chuck's haircut, but he doesn't care.

I returned to the Flat top just recently.  I go through phases of growing my hair long then becoming sick of it and getting a short cut.  As my hair is considerably thinner these days I think the long hair style has come to an end for me.  I gota standard flat top but prefer a more high and tight style.  (Nothing like a straight razor shave tot thesides and back of the head)  Sadly I can't do the landing strip due to a surface anomaly onthe top of my head. Put simply I have a knot in the top of my head like Wiley Coyote after Roadrunner dropped a Piano on him.  LOL!

 

I couldn't agree more.  Shaving the sides and back is a wonderful experience, and just takes the cut to that "next level." 

 

It's a definite statement.

 

Welcome back!

I don't know if you could call it severe but I always get my hair cut close on the sides (white walls) in the summer plus it's getting pretty thin on top so short is the game. Winter I let it grow in slightly and wear a hat for warmth. My two secretaries always compliment the short summer version but nobody else in the office ever notices so I don't care.

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