The Best Men Haircuts for Summer

by VAIVAIMAGAZINE • 19 Apr 2017

Buzz Cut

How to get the look:
1. Keep the back and sides tight and short (0.5 grade - 1.5mm). Taper this up to the top section using 0.5 increments.
2. Clipper the top section at a grade two, so that there's a slight contrast between the top, back and sides.
3. Identify where your crown is and shave towards it from the periphery of the head. Do this on dry hair. 
4. Get a friend to help you with the back of the neck.

Take note:
Choose quality electrical clippers so the blades don't fall out half way through buzzing.

Products, Rough Matt Clay by Ruffians, £14.95 at

Deep Sweep Comb-over 

How to get the look:
1. Avoid frizz by using leave-in conditioner or hair cream. 
2. Use a comb first to create a clean side parting, then run your fingers through to break up the hair so it doesn't look too "done". 
3. After parting, scrunch Murdock Sea Salt Styling Spray or a matt flexible texturiser through.

Take note: 
For curly hair, do the same but don't use a comb, just wide-open fingers - the less you handle curls, the less frizz. Use a product such as Hair Doh that will set firm. Allow the paste to dry, then pull fingers through to relax the style.

Products, Hair Doh, £14. Sea Salt Styling Spray, £20. Both by 

Soft short curls 

How to get the look:
1. Use a lightweight water-based gel that gives soft definition. 
2. Apply the gel to clean, towel-dried hair and then distribute evenly. 
3. To activate the curl, scrunch hair with your hands before it's drying. To accentuate the result, use a diffuser which you can attach to a hairdryer.

Take note:
For a more natural wave, scrunch hair and allow it to dry. For a grungier look, use sea salt spray to create a messier natural curl. Spray in hair and leave for 5-10 minutes, then go back and scrunch.
Products, Flexi Definition Gel, £7. Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray, £7.19. Both by Toni & Guy.

Slicked-back hair

How to get the look:
1. Dampen hair and, starting from the crown, take a small vertical section of the hair and apply either a gel or a pomade. 
2. Comb the hair back on itself from the root, pulling it towards the base of the head. Repeat this, moving slowly forward towards the front hairline. You should ultimately be layering the product to create both height and a strong, structured look.
3.For those blessed with good hair, you can create a more natural movement that doesn't look too contrived. Dampen the hair and use a conditioning product mixed in with a small amount of hair oil. The mixture of the two products will create a wet look but keep hair soft and malleable.

Take note:
If you are working with rebellious hair or wanting to create a more structured look, time and effort are needed.

Products, Tecni Art Glue by L'Oréal Professionnel, £10.70. Elixir Ultime Hair Oil by Kérastase, £27.75. Both at Lookfantastic. Superhold Pomade by Layrite, £15. Crème with Silk Groom by Kiehl's, £18.

Sources: GQ Magazine UK






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