The buzz cut is one of the latest hairstyle trends for men. With this haircut, the man grabs the razor and lets it hum. “Buzz”. The result is an easy-care, simple, uncomplicated short hairstyle for men that has already conquered half of Hollywood.
In this article you will learn everything about the so-called buzz cut, how to have it cut, care for it, style and where the hairstyle comes from.
Your way to the buzz cut
If you want to have a buzz cut cut or shaved, you should think about it carefully beforehand, because once the hair is off, it takes a while before it is back. Therefore, you should ask yourself the following questions before you go to the razor.
Does the buzz cut suit me?
The buzz cut suits men with a square, round or oval head shape. It is equally suitable for thick and thin hair. In addition, you shouldn’t have any hard edges or misshapen shapes on your head, as the buzz cut reveals any unevenness. Also think about the back of your head, scars, hair gaps and the condition of your scalp, which can affect the hairstyle. One more thing: If you have disproportionately large or protruding ears, you can optically reinforce this with this haircut.
What length should the shave be?
If the buzz cut suits you, you should decide how long or short you want to shave. It is advisable to start a little longer, because you can always get shorter. The shorter the hairstyle, the more radical and extreme the look. In general, a hair length of 2 – 20 mm is recommended. If you have thin hair, don’t cut too much, as it can look a little too empty. The thicker the hair, the shorter you can go.
Can I cut the buzz cut myself?
Now the time has come, we can start. But there is one more question. Cut or shave yourself or go to the hairdresser? Anyone who thinks they have to save 15-25 € for the hairdresser is probably saving in the wrong place. Nevertheless, there will be enough men who want to go for it. If you dare to do it yourself, you should definitely note the mm setting of your razor if you remove the attachment for cleaning. If you don’t have a smart hair clipper, I can recommend the Panasonic ER-DGP82 from Amazon. You shave from front to back, against the grain. One lane at a time until they are all the same length. Do you want different lengths? Then go to the hairdresser and show him a photo.
Can you style?
As a man, it’s very difficult to do anything else on the buzz cut, but that’s why it’s so popular. When the hair is a bit longer again, the hair can be shaped a little with wax, but actually the buzz cut is there to not have to do anything more.
Tip: if you’d like to change something, shave the sides a little shorter with a transition to the top hair. It looks a lot cooler and isn’t that monotonous.
Care for the buzz cut
The buzz cut comes from the military sector and is also called military cut or marine cut or marine hairstyle. Of course, designed to be as uncomplicated as possible. So this haircut will be easy for you. Now and then a little shampoo in your hair and you’re done. Your scalp can breathe and your hair roots will thank you too. It also protects your hair from bad products, so it will be a real recovery regimen for the hair.
Origin of the trend
But where does the buzz cut come from and how did it become a trend? Anyone who looks at the icons of the youth and thus the influence of the fashion industry knows. Drake, Kanye West, Pharell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik are just a few of the celebrity role models who wear this haircut. The stubble had long disappeared from the scene and is now coming back. In keeping with a youth without worries, you no longer have to worry about your hair either. From a visual point of view, a haircut can also be seen as a kind of modification of the undercut, only with significantly shorter hair.
- Keep your buzz cut maintained. Most people with this cut trim their hair again every 2 weeks or so.
- Take your time when buzzing your hair. Rushing through it could lead to an uneven cut.
- Have a friend or family member help you if possible, especially when buzzing the back of your head.
- If you mess up, don’t panic. Go to your local barber or salon to have your buzz cut fixed.
Compared to other hairstyle trends, the buzz cut is very masculine, simple and inexpensive. If you have a distinctive and masculine face or a beautiful head shape, you should definitely try it.
You can find more hairstyles in our overview of men’s hairstyle trends.