Looking to change up your look with a classic buzz cut? It’s a bold move, but with the right tips and tricks, you can pull it off without any trouble. Get all the info you need on what a buzz cut is, how to get one, and some styling tips so that you can rock this no-fuss style.
Learn about the different types of buzz cuts.
When it comes to buzz cuts, you’ve got a lot of choices. You might not know that there are different types of buzz cuts out there, like the razor fade or high-and-tight, as well as the traditional all-over buzz. To pick the right buzz cut for you, here’s what you need to know about them and how they look in different head shapes and sizes.
What is a Classic All-over Buzz Cut?
A classic buzz cut is a haircut that is evenly cut around the head using a clipper. It works best on men with oval or round head shapes and tends to look shorter on balding men or on men with thicker necklines.
What is a Razor fade?
A razor fade gives a softer feel to the hair on the sides and back but gradually gets shorter as you move up the head. It works well on men who want a buzz cut that is longer at the front, but still relatively short in the back.
What is a High-and-Tight Buzz Cut?
A classic military style is a buzz cut that looks a bit like an undercut, but with a tapered side and back instead of being totally buzzed off. It works well with any head shape and can be further customized to how short you want your sides to be.
Find a Professional Barber to Cut Your Hair.
A good barber can make sure you get the right haircut for your unique style. Before you pick a barber to cut your buzz cut, check out their reviews and see what styles they like. Think about their experience, credentials, and qualifications. See if they do fade or sheer and if they’ll be able to handle any requests you have. Do your research and ask around! Otherwise, you could end up with an inexperienced barber who could end up with uneven or even bad cuts!
A good barber will know exactly what kind of tools they’re using and how to use them. They’ll have special scissors and clippers they use, but they’ll also have other tools that can give you a custom look, like a razor-cut or perfect spike. It’s totally fine to have a general idea of what you want, but it’s best to go with what the barber has to say. It’ll help if you work with their ideas while still being honest about your own hair goals.
Prepare for Your Buzz Cut Appointment.
Before you get your buzzed, there are a few things you need to know. First, you’ll need to decide how short or long you want your hair to be. A short buzz cut can be anything from a tiny 1/4″ fade or a burr cut all the way up to a ¼” ultra-short cut. Bigger burrs will take more work to take care of, so think about whether that’s right for you. Also, make sure you have the right size clippers and guard razors for your barber – unless you don’t care what kind of texture you get!
Think about adding the clipper’s numbers for different lengths.
If you’re looking to switch up the length or texture of your buzz cut, you might want to give your barber a different clipper number and size razor guard when you switch up your cut. Clipper numbers 1 to 4 are linked to the blade size – 1 being the smallest against your skin and 4 being about an inch longer. 1 is great for fades, tapers, and burr cuts, while 4 is more for general cuts.
Learn how to take care of your hair after a buzz cut!
Once you get your buzz cut, make sure you take good care of your hair. Wash it with a hydrating shampoo to get your oils back in balance. Use a conditioner at least 2-3 times a week to keep your scalp hydrated and healthy. Don’t blow-dry your hair – it strips away moisture and makes your scalp more prone to irritation, acne, and dandruff.