If you’re looking for a new hairstyle that will give you a lot of flexibility, fades with longer locks on top might be just the ‘do for you. Celebs, World Cup soccer players and other athletes are bringing this popular style back from its 1990’s heyday and updating it for modern times.
While few men are sporting designs shaved into the sides like Vanilla Ice, the style does lend itself to self-expression in a way that’s flexible, and can be integrated into your lifestyle.
Versatility and Creativity Combined
Called a ‘fade haircut’ this ‘do can fit in at work and at play. It’s also excellent for those who live in warm or four-season climates, as the skin exposure helps sweat to evaporate easily. If you want a more conservative style, you can ask for the top to be blended at the crown, and have a guard used on the sides to avoid a shaved-to-the-skin appearance. If you’re looking for a more bold statement, leave the top several inches long so you can wear it spiked, gelled, slicked or messy.
If you have curly or wavy hair, make sure your hair will lay down as desired before taking the plunge. If you have a strong jaw and beautiful eyes, this is one cut you can feel confident about.
But It’s Not For All Men
Any style that is cut close on the sides will demand that you have nice ears. If yours protrude quite a bit, you may want to explore longer styles with more volume.
The same can also be said if you are a bit heavy or have a round face, as this hairstyle can make your cheeks look very pudgy.