The Military Side Swept Hairstyle with Taper Haircut

The classic side swept style with taper and the military

The military has been an excellent source of great classic hairstyles for men. A buzz cut, which is a common hairstyle name in the military for very short hair, is more of an umbrella term for many hairstyles such as the crew cut, the undercut and the Ivy League. Thus, as a barber, I’m a fan of going through history textbooks and films from the First World War and Second World War and noticing the military haircuts of those eras and how they related to the civilian population.

Many times, the haircuts and hairstyles used during big wars became popular among civilians as military males returned from the war once it was over. Such a trend wasn’t just limited to men’s hairstyles, other trends such as riding motorbikes or wearing leather jackets were sparked by the big wars (most notable, World War II) as civilians were quick to pick up on those rare (until then) clothing and grooming elements of military males once the war had ended. Continue reading →

How to Do Leonardo DiCaprio Gatsby Hairstyle

Styling Guide for the Gatsby Hairstyle of Leonardo DiCaprio

In the 2013 movie The Great Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio wore a classic side swept hairstyle that is also known as a Gatsby hairstyle. Such a hairstyle is what I call a pomade hairstyle as pomade is the one and only product to use to achieve the shape required in a side swept. Other pomade hairstyles include the ever-so-famous slicked back hairstyle and the side part.

The wavy Gatsby hair of Leonardo DiCaprio with a side part

How to get a Gatsby haircut like Leo DiCaprio

The Gatsby hairstyle is a simple hairstyle, in all reality. However, you need the right haircut to be able to get the look correct. Continue reading →