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?
I'm pretty indifferent to hair. My own has run from 3/4 inch buzz cuts to a pony hanging half way to my belt.
Though he was talking about women, Higgins said it best with, "Why is straightening up their hair all they ever do. Why not straighten up the mess inside?" It applies to men too. Otherwise, if it is well maintained and makes you feel good about yourself, whatever!
I mentioned bald-by-choice, earlier! Looks flattering.
I also wear mine high,tight and smooth as a prom queen's thighs. It's like having air conditioning in the summer. When I'm fishing a boonie hat and a bandanna soaked in water is the way to keep cool. The flattop will always be in fashon and is very low maintanance. I wore one when I was a kid and in high school my vocational ag teacher told me to get rid of that mop,I went back to the flattop and wore it ever since that teacher sure was smart he saved me from the embaressment of a mullet
I have noticed by having blonde hair myself that not every haircut looks good on blondes. I mean yours looks good but I have seen haircuts on dark haired guys that looked great on them and then I get the same cut and it looks like crap! Blonde hair can be tricky for sure.
And, because each strand is nearly invisible by itself, it's also more difficult to cut, and must be done to perfection, or it just looks wrong.
I've actually learned to cut my own, and I do it better than the local barbers!
Yeah I have heard several barbers say blonde hair is a nightmare to cut. I used to have two that fought over who had to cut my hair. lol
A military flattop hides the gray and eliminates the expense of "Grecian Formula" or "Just for Men" thus making it a very economical coif. Just as an aside I was told that the Gladiators wore the flattop as a visible symbol of their status and profession.
I've never heard the bit about the gladiators, but one of the American Gladiators from TV had one.
Good point about the gray. When my sideburns started turning white, I went with whitewalls.
Low maintenance. Anything else is for people who don't have real jobs.
like the look on you since i was a kid i have more or less has a 50s box flattop
now have a high and tight horseshoe flat love the cut so far family and friends like it