The Best Men’s Haircuts
Timeless trims: A couple of our suggestions for the best men’s haircut.
By Jonathan Hackman
Making a list of the best men’s haircuts seems like an incredibly arduous task, doesn’t it? After all, don’t face shape, a man’s personal style and a whole host of other factors play into how somebody will look with a certain cut? Of course, those things matter, but some looks manage to be trendy and classic all at the same time. In general, those are the best men’s haircuts for most men since they’ll look great for work but just as good at the gym or out on the town with a group of friends.
The High-and-Tight Cut
The high-and-tight cut might have been most popular in the 1920s, but it has never really gone out of style. People did not know what to call the simple cut until the 1920s-through-1950s looks and fashion came roaring back. To get this look, you may want to have your barber or stylist cut the sides as short as possible while fading into the back and sideburns, and make sure you leave at least 1 inch on top. Better yet, find an old-time barber who knows what you mean when you say high-and-tight.
The James Dean Cut
If it was good enough for James Dean, it’s good enough for you. In all seriousness, the James Dean is a classic cut that is hip and always will be, making it one of the best men’s haircuts of all time. To get the James Dean, ask your stylist to keep the sides at a medium length with the top about twice as long so that you can slick it back with medium-hold pomade. This look is best if your hair has some natural wave or curl.