Men’s Summer Hairstyle
The summer hairstyle is so crucial that haircuts can be classified into the ‘before the summer haircut and after the summer haircut’. But what makes a good summer haircut?
Firstly, one that is short on the sides and allows for airflow since everywhere is going to be hot and secondly, it is low maintenance. When you next ask your barber for a summer upgrade, any of these should give you your “coolest” summer look ever.
We decided to take a look at the best summer haircuts and then match the most rated professional hair styling products made by a British hair care company, Hairbond United Kingdom.
1. Buzz Cut
The buzz cut is arguably summer’s most iconic haircut of all time, which is why it’s first on our list. The buzz cut is a summer-favorite because it is almost impossible to overheat and very low maintenance, saving regular trips to your barber’s. Your barber will continue to shape it so it keeps in shape with your head. However, if you have a rounder face shape, you may want to consider more of a crew cut. Buzz cuts don’t necessarily need any product but if you want to do it properly for that just got out the salon finish, consider using a small amount of an ultra-matte wax for added shape, texture, and durability. We recommend the Hairbond Moulder hair shaper for this.
2. Crew Cut
While the buzz cut may not be great for guys with rounder faces, the crew cut is perfect for these people. The crew cut gives a similar summer look to the buzz cut, but in its case, the top is a bit longer and squares off on the corners. This makes an elongated face look slimmer. With this type of haircut, you may have to maintain the shape using a stronger hair product.
For matte results try small amounts of the Hairbond Mattifier hair cement, or for more of a popular textured finish use the Hairbond Shaper hair toffee.
3. Tight Fade with Cropped Top
Also known as the High-and-Tight, this hairstyle is tailor-made for summer. It can be optimized for hot weather by going shorter on the sides than you would in winter. It is advisable to go down to the smallest clipper at the base, but not really close to the skin. Ensure the top is about two inches and your barber uses scissors to add texture. Deciding on the best type of product to use we believe depends on the type of hair you have. For thick, dry, coarse hair, use a low shine product with moisture, like the Hairbond Gripper hair pomade, or the Hairbond Shaper hair toffee. For thinner hair types, try using the Hairbond Distorter hair clay or Hairbond Moulder hair shaper for texture and added volume.
4. French Crop
The cousin of the High-and-Tight is the French crop. The faded sides look almost the same, but the top is much shorter. It is styled forward with the fringe cut right across the forehead in a straight line. Ask your barber to add dimension by keeping the top textured and again style with a matte product like the Hairbond Mattifier hair cement, Moulder hair shaper, or Distorter hair clay, depending on the hold strength you need.
5. Surf Rat
The surfboard look has been men’s gold standard of summer grooming since ‘Endless Summer’ was released in 1966. To get the beach look, the key is in styling, not really the cut. Use a salt spray like Hairbond’s Texturiser sea salt spray to add volume and texture, scrunch and let it air-dry. The salt makes your hair piecey and the liquid will showcase the natural texture better while air-drying.
6. Flat Top
The revival of the ’90s brought back the flat top, but it has always been a great summer haircut due to the short sides. The key to this hairstyle is not to go too high, which requires a lot of work from your barber. Go down the skin on the sides and have your barber fade up to where your head starts curving in. Make sure it’s just some inches above your crown. The trick with the flat top is picking the right product. If you don’t use any product or go too natural it can look fluffy, but go too heavy or wet it can weigh down the style you want. We recommend small amounts of the Hairbond Mattifier hair cement, but go in for another scoop if you want more of an aggressive finish.
7. Shaggy Seventies
This haircut is much more different from the rest as it is longer on the sides and requires no maintenance. But it’s a great look, which is why it is on this list. It is a rough, retro mop of hair based on one main element: length. For this hairstyle, it is best not to cut your hair at all for up to a month so that it can grow out. The length is essential before any shaping, so resist the urge to visit the barber. Even though the grow-out phase is painful, it requires a lot of patience. With this style, hair maintenance is super important. We recommend frequently conditioning your hair, using the Hairbond Wonder collection. This formulation has seven benefits and comes in both a primer spray bottle as well as in a mask form. The perfect combination to keep your hair in tip-top condition for the summer.
Sebastian was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Saad Mushtaq has contributed to many online publications including the PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Saad Mushtaq earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Saad Mushtaq follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.Thanks