Most folks think that the first thing people notice is your footwear, but given its position on the body, we believe it is your hair.
You can’t quickly slip out of a dubious hairstyle like you can a bad pair of brogues or a pair of battered white leather sneakers.
With that in mind, it’s a good idea to brush up on a few classic cuts before your next appointment.
Like these nine, chosen by the best barbers in the UK, that promise to work for just about anyone and won’t go out of style in six months.
The French Crop
The Buzz Cut
The buzz cut is a classic hairstyle.
However, you’ll need a great-looking head (like Ryan Gosling’s or Christian Bale’s, for example) to pull it off.
Clippers are used to achieve the look, which is named for the sound they produce, but there are less drastic options for those who aren’t blessed with a square jaw and perfectly proportioned head.
If that’s the case, go for a slightly squared-off shape with a little more length on top [clipped at the sides].
The Pankhurst technique is scissor over comb, which I would highly recommend over clippers alone.
To give you a cut that suits you, a good barber would consider everything he knows about you, from your personality to your style to your day-to-day life.
Keep in mind that you’ll be wearing your haircut all day, so it needs to fit in all situations.