Cut your long hair and get a gentleman’s slicked back style
With the current hairstyle trend of long hair, I’m seeing guys who are just growing their manes long just for the sake of looking like the next guy. This, in my opinion, goes against the core of being a man, as a man is supposed to seek his own path in life and stand up from the sheep-thinking behavior that plagues society nowadays. Hairstyle trends are the same, and, while I may joke about bleached slicked back hair here in this site, I always advise my hair salon customers to strive for a look that suits them and with which they feel most comfortable in.
I also advise my hair salon customers to avoid clown hairstyles like this one:
Back to the basics with the undercut for a dapper look
Just as I may joke around with some of the newer silly men’s hairstyles that seem to crop up every couple of months, I will also admit that I am biased towards the classic hairstyles for men. After all, I’m a barber, and even though I own a unisex hair salon and we get plenty of modern hairstyle requests from our customers, I always advice our male customers to, when in doubt, always err on the side of caution and go for a classic look instead of risking their manes. In fact, wearing a classic hairstyle has been shown time and time again to be a winner with good-looking classy women. Continue reading →
Ruining the slick back undercut with a bad haircut and hair
I’ve recently seen an increase in the number of men with the slicked back undercut. Now, this would not be a problem normally, but I am seeing how the hairstyle is being bastardized and blended with some “modern” touches that turn this timeless men’s hairstyle into one ugly monster style. Call me old-fashioned, but, as a barber, I just can’t stand the bastardizing of classic men’s hairstyles like the slick back undercut.
The timeless slicked back undercut
Once upon a time, back when none of us were even future human projects, men would slick their hair back so as to look like men. You see, in the 1920s and 1930s, men would slick back their hair and sweep it to the side so as to complement the, what I call, “gentleman look“. A two-piece suit combined with spit-polished shoes and flat slicked back hair, all blended with a calm, noble, mannered and charismatic personality. Men like these were the so-called “alpha” males in society back in the 1920s, 1930s and all the way up to the 1960s, and women would flock to these gentlemen as if they (gentlemen) had that “milkshake” from that stupid song from some stupid artist who sings something stupid along the lines of:
My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…
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Get Your Custom Slick Back Undercut
Slicking your hair is just a method, the end result can be as creative as you want it to look. Sure, we have the two main methods of hair slicking: classic slick and modern slick; but you can add your own customization to your own slicked back hair style.
An example of a custom slicked back undercut
See the picture below of a recent slicked back undercut. The hair on the sides and back is clipped to a tight number 3 (common hair clipper number for the undercut) with a little fading at the hairline, but there hair is mostly clipped evenly and thus it falls under what we barbers call an undercut haircut. Continue reading →
The Slick Back Undercut explained
The slicked back undercut hairstyle has been a trendy hair style for men in 2014 and so will it be for 2015. Guys like Michael Pitt have worn this hairstyle though his TV persona as Jimmy Darmody, and other celebrities have too styled a slick back undercut. Continue reading →
Slicked back undercut of Jimmy Darmody
The slicked back undercut is a real neat mens hairstyle that incorporates the undercut hairstyle with a back slicking emphasis. Perhaps most known for sporting a slicked back undercut is Jimmy Darmody in Boardwalk Empire, Continue reading →