2014 has turned out to be a great year for men’s hairstyles. Guys are branching out – trying new looks and requesting trendier cuts at their local barbershops. With a fall crisp in the air, that summer buzz cut might not feel as appropriate as when you were enjoying the sun and sand down along the Crystal Coast.
Here are four styles to consider this fall and winter as the temperatures drop and you start searching for a new look.
Ask your barber to keep the sides and back as short as possible, while leaving 1 to 1 1/2 inch on the top. Fade the sides into the top if you don’t like the drastic transition from short to longer.
The key to the cut is a nice fade from the sides into the top, leaving enough hair to create a side part. For more a more pronounced Ivy look, ask for a hard part, which means there will be a small sliver of skin showing on top of your head where the part is created. Use some pomade to create the classic “swoop” that is the telltale sign of this look.
Throw some pomade in while wet if you want a more professional look, or once it dries for a more relaxed look.
Pair this style with a crewcut on top and you’ll be set for flannels all throughout fall and winter.
Barton Strawn is the creative director of Lumina Clothing in Raleigh. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.