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Buzz cut hair styles men

April 6, 2021 · 4 min read

With this, you'll discover whether or not a buzz cut suits you. The buzz cut (also known as a crew cut) is one of the most common haircuts. It is easy, practical, and indicates an energetic lifestyle.


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Lookbooks for shaved hairstyles

Shaved hairstyles might seem intimidating to many, but it’s actually one of the best hairstyles because of how low maintenance and easy it is!

If you’re interested in the types of shaved hairstyles you can choose from, scroll down below and you’ll find several options for a shaved look.

One thing to consider here is that once you get a buzz cut, there’s no going back. So be sure of the decision you’re about to make!

The Buzz Cut

This hairstyle suits almost any face shape and gives you a chiseled look. Originally introduced by the military, it was a requirement for all soldiers.

The buzz cut can be worn by men of all ages with different hair types. The crew cut is popular among sportsmen, especially during the summer because of its cooling effect.

→ Read more: An in-depth guide with tips & inspiration about the buzz cut

Induction Cut

The buzz cut has several varieties and one of them is the induction cut.

Of all the versions of shaved hairstyles, the induction cut is the one with the shortest length. Meaning the next thing to the induction cut is having it completely shaved off.

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To achieve the induction cut, your hairdresser/barber should use the 0 setting on the clippers.

Fade Cut

The fade cut can be used in combination with other popular hairstyles. You can recognize a fade by the gradient-like look it gives from the bottom to the top of the head.

A professional-looking fade requires expertise from a good hairdresser. There are three types of fade: the low, high, and bare version.

The low and high are both variations in which the hairs are cut by millimeters.

→ Read more: An in-depth guide with tips & inspiration about fade shaving styles

Undercut

The undercut is one of the most popular cuts among men. With an undercut, there is a visible difference in length between the hair on top of the head and on the sides and back.

This is in contrast to a fade, where the length of the hair on the sides and back gradually fades into the hair on top of the head. Nowadays, an undercut is worn by all ages and is not too difficult to maintain.

However, you will have to go back to the hairdresser every 2-3 weeks to have your hair shaved again and to maintain enough contrast with the hair on top of your head.

→ Read more: An in-depth guide with tips & inspiration about the undercut hairstyle

The Popularity of Buzz Cuts

The buzzcut hairstyle is extremely popular. From musicians and movie stars, to just about anyone with an active lifestyle.

Buzz cuts are easy, practical, and they require very little maintenance. They’re characterized by the very short length on the top, sides, and back of the head.

To get close-cut, a shaver or clippers are used on setting 1 - 2.

However, this is not just a matter of just getting the clippers all over your head. To get a good buzz cut, crew cut, or the Ivy League, you need a professional hairdresser or barber.

In addition, you should have your hair and contours (at the bottom of the neck and ears) touched up every two weeks to maintain the look. Your hair grows 1-1.5 centimeters per month.

Buzz cuts accentuate certain features of your face such as your jawline or cheekbones. This ensures that such hairstyles give you a serious look.

A disadvantage of buzzcut hairstyles is that bald spots are more visible.

With short or longer hairstyles you can usually still cover the areas, but in this case, you will not be able to do that anymore. If this is a real problem, you can always go for the bald look.

Also, your hair offers protection against the cold, but this does not apply to the buzzcut hairstyle. You will notice this immediately on colder days.

In this article, we’ll discuss options you have if you’re interested in a buzz cut. However, these are summaries of our longer articles on each style. You can find links to them under each heading.

→ Millimeters at home? Then read our step-by-step hair cutting at home guide.