Why does a man need a good haircut?
We've been talking to our subscribers and realized that there are still people who doubt whether a man needs a good haircut or not. So today we're going to talk about whether or not the strongest of the sexes should watch their hair. Or the style canon code-named "slightly more beautiful than a monkey" exempts us from this duty.
Who needs it and why?
It was historically established that a man is not due to change the hairstyle and often experiment with their own appearance. Whether short haircuts suit everyone is a question that has never been put on the agenda before. And the unexpected transformation of the male image caused only bewilderment, such as "David, explain to your comrade, why John shaved off his mustache?
However, the right hairstyle - a powerful image weapon that can be used to build a successful career and personal relationships.
How to choose the right haircut - some advices from Rafael’s Barbershop Vintage
The main criteria for choosing a hairstyle are your face shape and hair type. We wrote about this in detail in one of the previous materials on this site. After all, tight curls will be difficult to tame in a sporty haircut, and stiff, constantly rising hair is difficult to style at great length.
Plus, the look needs to be fairly versatile. These classic hairstyles for men look equally harmonious with a business suit and a sports jacket.
And the third thing to consider: the masking of problem areas: a bald spot on the forehead or a bald spot on the crown. No, not combing out three long hairs on a bare spot (it looks ridiculous and repulsive to others). An experienced barber can suggest a hairstyle that takes the focus away from the bald patches, like Hugh Laurie or Nicolas Cage. The basic rules for choosing a good haircut for balding men also often boil down to ultra-short options like Bruce Willis or Jason Statham. Shaving naked is a fashion trend that hasn't lost its relevance.
Tips from a stylist or choice by photo?
The Internet is full of a wide variety of recommendations on the selection of hairstyles. But they are all too general. To get individual advice from professional stylists on choosing a good haircut, you will have to pay for a personal consultation. By comparing all the data about your appearance (face shape, skull shape, hair structure and other nuances), an experienced stylist will be able to pick the perfect image. This cannot be done by recommendations from magazines or fashion blogs.
Many men with average incomes are interested in the Internet how to find their own haircut on their own, without resorting to expensive services of image-makers. There are programs and applications that help you find a hairstyle shape from a photo. Their advantage is that you can virtually "try on" the hairstyle you like. But there is a significant drawback: the directory options in such an application does not take into account the height of the forehead, or hair structure, or even their color. Choosing men's haircuts "by picture", you will not be able to understand how they will look on your head from the side or back, as will lie your hair.
One hundred percent way to get the right look: a visit to the Rafael’s Barbershop Vintage. While the merits are undeniable, it's more budget-friendly than going to a stylist. Sitting in a barber's chair, you get both a personalized consultation from an experienced master and a new look. Why would a man pay three times as much for a haircut at a universal stylist if you can spend much less in a barbershop? Given all the complex services and additional services included in the price, this option is the most profitable.
And finally, you will hear professional advice on styling your new hairstyle and the choice of styling products for your hair type.
Why do men cut their hair so short and never think about whether it suits them? Because they still haven't decided to visit a good barbershop!
How to choose a haircut and hairstyle for a man?
Haven't changed your hairstyle since Mom was determined how you should look? Indulging in parental weakness is commendable, but not in this case. If you opened the text on how to choose the right fashionable and stylish haircut for a man, then you have already taken a step in the right direction. First, let's figure out which hairstyle can be considered successful. Based on our own experience, we have identified four main criteria from Rafael’s Barbershop Vintage. Here they are.
Simplicity of piling
Even if the barbershop is in the next doorway, it is not always possible to look there before the start of the working day or meeting with friends. The selection of a hairstyle for a man is fundamentally different from a woman's in that we do not sleep in curlers and do not panic when caught in the drizzling rain. The easier your daily hair care is, the better and more comfortable. If a new hairstyle requires minimal styling in the morning, it saves time, effort and styling products.
Matching the type of face
A very frequent question on websites and forums: how to choose a haircut according to the shape of the face. This is very difficult for the uninitiated, but it is: yes, not everyone has an oval-shaped face. If you look closely, you'll see what I mean: cheekbones, cheekbones, forehead and lower jaw are different for all people. A square, round, rhombus, pear-shaped or even triangular face is not imaginary.
- If you are the lucky owner of an oval, absolutely any haircut will do. In other cases, the hairstyle and beard by face type should be chosen more seriously.
- Quiff, undercut, and fade will suit a square. You can elongate the face by lowering the beard. And give preference to smooth, rounded lines of haircuts.
- A rectangle, on the contrary, does not need to be elongated. Suitable are the undercut, the carriage, the "British". Instead of a beard - a light stubble or a smooth chin. Avoid a large volume on the crown.
- The main rules when choosing a haircut for a round face are: straight and clear lines, sharp angles and asymmetry. Hairstyles with slicked back bangs should be chosen.
- The triangular face is suitable for a classic "shorter on the sides, more lengthy on top. You can try the currently fashionable quiff, as well as the undercut or "Canadian" with asymmetrical quiffs.
-A diamond-shaped face requires soft transitions to soften the cheekbone line. Recommendations of stylists on the choice of haircut: grunge, "British" or voyage.
-Pear-shaped face (cheeks and chin are noticeably wider than the forehead) requires additional volume in the upper part.
Matching hair structure
There are usually four types:
- Strongly curly,
- slightly wavy,
- Straight stiff,
- Straight soft hair.
For curly hair suit short or long haircuts - at the discretion of the client. The rules on the selection of men's hairstyles do not advise in this case to make even cuts and leave the length on the sides - you will get the effect of "dandelion boy". The master will certainly offer one of the layered haircuts.
Wavy hair suits many modern options of hairstyles. Feel free to experiment with new images. The barber will tell you what will be to your liking.
Stiff hair is difficult to style. How to choose a haircut with unruly hair that often stands up on end, giving its owner a ridiculous look in the most inappropriate situations? The verdict: short hair. If you want individuality and fashionable experimentation, try Hair tattoo.
Soft and straight hair gives more room for imagination. Sometimes they need to give them an additional volume, it can be done, for example, with the help of texturing.
How to choose a hairstyle by hair type and face shape, we figured out. There is still one last, but very important criterion.
Have you heard the prejudice that barbershops give everybody the same haircut? Don't believe it. Or at least check it out for yourself first. If the question "how to cut?" suddenly creates a vacuum in your head, do not be in a hurry to demand a fade or undercut. The specifics of men's haircuts are very varied. Ask the barber to tell his options. Surely you'll approve one of them for implementation.