Long Wavy Hair into Executive Contour Haircut

Going from long wavy hair to a dapper executive haircut!

This isn’t something new on my site: I plainly dislike long hair. If you want a classic gentleman’s look, then look no further and cut your hair while keeping it slicked. Even if you have long wavy hair you still have lots of medium men’s haircuts for your lengthy curly tresses, and today’s example is no exception.

What is long hair and medium length hair?

If you aren’t aware still of what’s long hair and what’s medium-length hair, then allow me to quickly tell you the hair-length scale that I use and that has been of use to many average folks after it was published on The Men’s Hair Book: Continue reading →

Cool Slicked Side Combover for Men

The side combover as a classic mens hairstyle

The combover hairstyle (aka comb-over) has gotten a bad reputation over the years as it has been the preferred hairstyle of balding men. As an example, Donald Trump is best known for his combover hairstyle, which he keeps insisting he wears it because he likes it and not because he’s balding. In any case, when we hear of the combover, we tend to associate the hairstyle with rat’s nests and greasy hair. Continue reading →

Classic Hairstyles for Men in the 1930s to 1960s

A look into the 1930s to 1960s men’s classic hairstyles

If you have been following this site, you will know that men in the 1930s to 1960s were the epitome of classic men with equally classic hairstyles. Slicked back hair was one of those classic hairstyles, as so was the traditional side swept style.

With both the slicked back hairstyle and the side-parted swept style, the hair was cut with a short to medium taper haircut, leaving just-enough hair length on the top for combing. On average, men in the 1930s to 1960s would wear their hair at the 3-inch length mark on the top, while the sides were tapered very short. Oil based pomade or hair tonic were the most-popular hair products for men in these decades — as opposed to now, when men have a huge variety of hair products available to choose from. Continue reading →

Cool Side Swept Hairstyle of George Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

George Peppard’s classic hair in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

George Peppard was an American actor whose role as Paul Varjak in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s made him a popular name and actor (he co-starred alongside Audrey Hepburn). In Breakfast At Tiffany’s, George Peppard’s hairstyle is a classic side swept hairstyle with some angle (i.e. not completely perpendicular with the parted line). This type of mens hairstyle is what I like to call an angular side swept hairstyle, and it’s very similar to the Gatsby hairstyle, only that the angular side swept tends to be styled with shorter hair compared to the Gatsby hairstyle.

A side part with pomade hairstyle

The side swept as well as the slicked back hairstyle were very popular hair styles in the ’50s and ’60s (Breakfast At Tiffany’s was released in 1961). Continue reading →

Slicked Back Hairstyles in Wall Street

The classic slick back hair of Gordon Gekko

The slicked back hairstyle is one classic hairstyle for men. One movie that I remember best for making use of the slicked back hair style is Wall Street, where Michael Douglas’ hair was in a slick back as he played Gordon Gekko, a bad boy financial trader. Continue reading →