From Long Hair to Dapper Slicked Back Hairstyle

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:

A photograph of a young male with an ugly pompadour hairstyle with an undercut haircut

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 →

Classic Slicked Back Hair Style Top Illustration

Visualizing a Classic Slicked Back Hair Style

I wanted to show you in this post how the slicked back hair style looks from the top. It’s very important to get the slick back direction right as otherwise you will end up with something similar to a side swept hairstyle.

Now, there’s some room for slicking the hair at a small angle. There isn’t anything inherently wrong with this and some men prefer to leave a small angle. However, don’t style with a big-enough angle that your hairstyle looks to be parted (i.e. side swept) than slicked back. Continue reading →

How to Customize Your Slicked Back Undercut Hairstyle

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 →