Mid-summer is a great time to update your cut, so today we’ll talk about some of the biggest trends happening in men’s cuts right now. Men’s summer haircuts are all about looking good and staying cool, which usually means less hair. To help you get an idea of a new ‘do that might work for you, here’s a few of our favorites that should easily fit the bill for great summer hair. Check them out, then give us a call to schedule your appointment today!
Buzz cut. If you’re looking to go super low-maintenance, this is just about as easy as it gets! The most summer-friendly cut on this list, it is pretty much impossible to overheat with this style because the hair is cut close to the head and will not trap the heat. Consider adding a high fade or an on-trend hair design for added interest.
Undercut. If you’re used to wearing your hair longer and aren’t quite ready to get rid of it all just because it’s hot out, try an undercut. The sides are cut super short, and the length on top is kept, but there is no fade. The definition of an undercut is the dramatic difference between the top and the sides. The short sides will keep you cool in the heat, and the length on top will offer a variety of styling choices, from messy to slicked back. If you let the sides grow through the summer, you’ll be almost back to the length you were before by September.
High and tight. Not just for GI Joe, this well-known cut is perhaps the most versatile on the list. Even if you already have this style, you can optimize it for hot weather by going a little shorter on the sides than you would in the other seasons. Go down to the smallest clipper setting at the base, but not so close that you can see skin. Then, make sure the top is about two inches and ask your stylists to add texture with scissors so you can change the look at will. Clay will give it a messy look, pomade can shape it into whatever you want, and gel can make a slick, classic part. Simply add your product to towel-dried hair and you’re all set for the day!
French crop. Think of this cut as the trendier cousin of the high-and-tight above. The faded sides are similar, but the top is kept a little shorter. It’s meant to be styled forward and the bangs should be cut in a straight line across the forehead. Ask your stylist to keep the top textured to add dimension and use a matte clay or lightweight pomade to keep it in place- just be sure to steer clear of shiny product, unless you want it to look like a shiny helmet!
If you’re ready for a new haircut, allow us at TRU Salon + Spa to help you find your new look. Give us a call at one of our two locations- Branchburg, NJ (908) 218-9878 or Warren, NJ (908) 753-9878.