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 →

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 →