High and Tight

by Ashley Pawelczyk –
Cutting Loose Salon on Main –


For the last year or so, I’ve been obsessed with this trend where men have been becoming more confident with transforming their hair into more of just a tussled mess of hair on their head. They been experimenting with styles new and old and molding it into a fashion statement and accessory.

The runways have been blowing up with men that look slightly more groomed with a touch a carefree mess and stylists everywhere have been taking advantage of that. One great look for gentleman that prefer the shorter style, is the Caesar. It’s essentially a crew cut with bangs but, man does it look good. This look can also be pretty versatile, whether you choose to slick it back for a dinner party or style it forward with your fingers for the messy everyday look, its something that most men feel confident in pulling off.

If you’re more of the fashion-forward kind of guy, try heading to the salon or barber shop for the comb over. Take it easy, its not THAT kind of comb over. This slicked up look is a modern take on the classic clipper cut. The key is keeping the top full and thick so it stands on a diagonal with a bit of product or pomade.

But my favorite so far this year is none other than the classic style (recently renamed the Mad Men hairstyle) although we will say it does take a certain… je ne sais quoi too pull of this look with confidence. The Mad Men style is all over, from musicians to actors, to the runway and the red carpet. You can make this a classic, timeless look by keeping the sideburns very minimal and medium length on the top or if you’re a bit more edgy, try opting for a bald fade on the sides and asking your barber for a hard part.