Every great hairstyle begins with a great haircut.
Lucky for you – getting a great haircut is not rocket science.
There are tried and tested haircuts which are versatile and suit the majority of men.
While the rat tail, mullet, bowl cut, and mohawk are questionable choices for haircuts…
there are other hairstyles which are considered classic and stylish options.
These hairstyles intersect the main elements which a man seeks in an attractive hairstyle…
smart and presentable, low-maintenance, and easy to style.
Today’s article is going to give you the 5 most attractive hairstyles of all time.
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#1 Classic Attractive Hairstyle – The Side Part
This timeless classic hairstyle from the 50s offers a clean, smart and professional look.
The classic side part requires a taper on the sides. The hair on the top needs to be longer than the hair on the sides. A decent amount of length and volume is required on the top to achieve this look.
Ask for a low fade for a conservative look. High fades are the rage at the moment, but keep in mind that it is a style that suits younger men.
The side sweep is achieved completely with scissors, allowing for plenty of texture in the hair. It suits men with thick and wavy hair. It is more difficult to achieve for men with thin or straight hair.
The back and sides are not too short – this is a loose and free haircut that looks intentionally low-maintenance. To enhance the waviness of your hair, add a paste to damp hair and scrunch dry using your fingers. This creates volume and texture, keeping your hair looking slightly tousled.
#2 Classic Attractive Hairstyle – The Pompadour
The Pompadour has been a classic style statement since the 1990’s Vanilla Ice wore his hair short on the sides and back, and long on the top.
The large volume of hair on top, referred to as the ‘pomp,’ gradually recedes towards the back.
Longer hair on top and shorter on the sides is a standard formula for attractive men’s hairstyles. The additional length on top provides styling options with a product while the sides and back are easy to manage with or without product.
Whether your hair is curly, straight or wavy, there is a style that suits you – slick back, comb over, or leaving it loose and natural.
#3 Classic Attractive Hairstyle – The Buzzcut
The military has popularized the buzzcut by generating associations with masculinity, toughness, and authority with this low maintenance hairstyle.
Achieved with electric clippers, the buzzcut requires regular trips to the barber (every 3-4 weeks) to keep the hair looking sharp and in order.
Keep stray hairs under control by adding a pea-sized amount of matt clay or use a moisturizing hair oil to condition a dry scalp.
To make things more interesting, ask your barber for a fade on the sides and back. This style suits most men with but benefits those with thinning hair.
A light stubble compliments this minimal hairstyle.
#4 Classic Attractive Hairstyle – The Long Round Layered Cut
Another low maintenance hairstyle, the ‘longcut’ is the virtual opposite of the buzzcut. It makes the most out of a full head of thick hair.
This hairstyle is suited for men with naturally wavy, curly hair that is thick and voluminous.
The cut is achieved completely by scissors. Ask your barber to leave your hair heavy on top but also soft and textured. Keep the hair on the crown slightly shorter so that when you sweep your hair back, it doesn’t create an awkward looking bump.
Apply a soft-hold cream or paste to damp hair and blow-dry while using a brush or your hands to add volume and set the hair in place. Scrunch your hair to emphasize the waves or curls.
The longcut requires few visits to the barber. It tends to grow out nicely if you have the right hair for it and the patience to get past the initial discomfort caused by hair growing out.
#5 Classic Attractive Hairstyle – The Crew Cut
The Crop is a truly classic and versatile hairstyle statement. It works well for older men and is the choice of hairstyle for the professional man constantly on the move. This haircut is easy to dress up for work with a small amount of hair product or can be left messy and tousled for a casual weekend.
This is another low-maintenance hairstyle that does not require a brush or blow-dryer to style it. A small amount of clay or paste rubbed between your palms and applied to the tips of the hair is sufficient to keep the frizz under control.
Ask your barber to feature a gradual fade on the sides and back while keeping some texture on the top. The crop is fully scissor cut, the use of clippers on the sides and back is optional.
This hairstyle suits men with fine hair because it creates an illusion of thickness on the top of the head. Men who prefer short hair with little weight will also find this hairstyle appealing for the ease of styling and the little effort it takes to maintain it.
There comes a time in the life of every man when he needs to decide what hairstyle suits his face, lifestyle, and profession. And then stick to it. Don’t have hair? No problem. Bald heads are perceived as dominant.
Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Express your personality by picking one of these classic hairstyles. Your barber will advise you on how to own your new hairstyle by using the right hair product and styling technique.
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