Looking for a radical change in hair style? Looking for a bold yet practical haircut? Look no further! The buzz cut could be the ideal solution you’ve been waiting for! For some time now, this shaved haircut, once the preserve of rappers, has become a veritable fashion phenomenon adopted by many celebrities, from actors to renowned musicians.

The buzz cut, however, is not only practical, it’s also a style statement. With its different possible lengths and variations combined with a well-groomed beard, this cut offers a versatility that appeals to men the world over. Want to find out why the buzz cut has become the most popular men’s haircut? Here’s everything you need to know about this must-have hair trend!

What’s a Buzz Cut?

You’re bound to have come across it on the street! The Buzz Cut is a men’s haircut characterized by very short or evenly shaved hair all over the head. To achieve this cut, hairdressers generally use electric clippers with very short blades. This technique gives the cut a uniformly shaved look.

The end result is a sleek, minimalist, yet bold style that enhances the shape of the skull and gives the wearer a modern, confident appearance. Buzz Cut is appreciated for its simplicity and easy maintenance, while offering an eye-catching contemporary aesthetic.

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Model : River Viiperi

Buzz cut: where does it come from?

Also known as the buzz cut, it has its origins in the history of American soldiers. During the Second World War, this short, uniform haircut became popular among the military for its practicality on the battlefield. Among other things, its ease of maintenance enabled soldiers to concentrate on their mission without worrying about their hairstyle.

Beyond its functional aspect, the Buzz Cut has become, over time, a symbol of virility and rebellion. This daring cut has evolved to become an assertive styling choice, reflecting a strong, determined personality.

How do I make a Buzz Cut?

If you’ve decided to skip the hairdresser’s and go for your first buzz cut on your own, we recommend you follow these steps.

Prepare your hair

It’s important to start with clean, dry hair. This will enable you to get a more precise cut and avoid snags when clipping. That’s why, before anything else, I recommend you comb your hair in the desired direction to facilitate the cut and ensure an even result.

Choose the cutting length

The length of the clipper blade will determine the length of hair cut. For a classic clipper cut, I can only recommend a 3 to 4 mm blade. However, you can adjust the length to suit your personal style.

Cutting the hair

When cutting, start at the nape of the neck and gradually work your way up to the top of your head. Use smooth, even strokes to achieve an even cut. If you wish to keep different lengths, use scissors to adjust areas requiring a specific cut.

Perfect your cut

Once you’ve reached your desired length, use a finer clipper to trim the hair on the sides and back of your head. You can also use scissors to harmonize the cut around your ears and contours for a clean, neat result.

Clean neck and sides

For an impeccable finish, use the clipper’s finest blade to remove any remaining hair from the nape of your neck and the sides of your head. This will add the finishing touch to your cut.

Wash and moisturize your hair

After the cut, wash your hair thoroughly to remove all cut hairs. Don’t forget to moisturize your scalp to avoid irritation and itching. Use a mild shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair healthy.

Style your hair

Once your clipper cut is complete, you can choose to leave your hair as it is, or style it as you wish. To do this, use a styling wax or gel to create different styles, whether you style upwards for a more assertive look, or to the side for a more relaxed look.

How do I maintain it?

A buzz cut is extremely easy to maintain, and doesn’t require a lot of money. To keep your look impeccable, touch it up every two to three weeks. You’ll keep the ideal length and preserve the well-defined contours of your cut. It’s also essential to wash your hair regularly with a mild shampoo. Indeed, even with a reduced length, it’s important to keep your scalp clean for good hair health. Using moisturizing products or specific oils will also help keep your skin healthy under your short hair, providing the necessary hydration and preserving its natural balance.

Is the Buzz Cut suitable for all hair types?

The Buzz Cut is a versatile haircut suitable for all hair types. Its ease of maintenance makes it a particularly attractive choice for active, sporty men. It can be adapted to straight, curly or curly hair. This makes it a universal option, accessible to all. As its length can vary from very short to slightly longer, it gives men the opportunity to personalize their style while remaining fashionable.

This cut, moreover, stands out for its ability to fit easily into formal environments such as professional settings. In fact, its modern, trendy look makes it a cut appreciated by those who care about their appearance.

How do you know if a buzz cut is right for you?

To determine whether a buzz cut will suit you, it’s imperative to take your face shape into account. Oval, square or slightly elongated faces are generally well suited to the Buzz Cut. On the other hand, if your face is round, or if you have soft features, the Buzz Cut can accentuate these characteristics. It’s therefore important to carefully examine the angles of your jaw and the height of your forehead to assess whether this cut will suit your appearance.

The texture and density of your hair also play a significant role in the final result. Thick, dense hair gives this cut a voluminous, structured look. Curly or frizzy hair, on the other hand, has a natural texture and varied density. They therefore add volume and texture to this brush cut. Fine hair, on the other hand, is less dense and has less width, so it’s likely to give a sparse appearance to the brushcut, highlighting more the shape of your skull. So please take these factors into consideration before taking the plunge!

Buzz Cut and dye: what you need to know!

A short, shaved haircut combined with hair dye is a bold, personalized way to adopt a Buzz Cut. To achieve a successful transformation, however, you need to consider a few essential elements.

Don’t choose your color on a whim!

Before dyeing your Buzz Cut, it’s important to choose the right color. There are several possibilities! You can opt for a natural color that blends in with your complexion, or try brighter shades or highlights for a bold look. It’s essential, however, that the color you choose harmonizes with your complexion and personal style.

Don’t hesitate to consult a professional

A short, shaved haircut combined with a dye job is a bold, personalized way to adopt a Buzz Cut. To achieve a successful transformation, however, you need to consider a few essential elements.

Maintain your cut and color regularly

Short hair, especially when dyed, requires regular maintenance to keep the color vibrant. To maintain the intensity of your dye and prolong its life, remember to use the right shampoo and products.

As you can see, the Buzz Cut is a bold, practical haircut that has grown in popularity in recent years thanks to its unique appeal and ease of maintenance. By opting for it, you’ll not only be showing off a contemporary look, but also a strong personality, ready to stand out for its originality.

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