When the mercury rises, men instinctively start requesting shorter styles in hopes of staying cool. Try offering your clients an on-trend, summertime cut guaranteed to beat the heat.
Oribe: Buzz Cut
The buzz cut is making a comeback. This short, masculine cut is softened with a slight regrowth, creating a look that is tough and lightweight all at the same time. There’s an effortless ease and deliberate feel to this look that lends itself to the heat of summer, and a smart union of urban and natural defines it. Following and respecting the roundness of the head, I used a scissor-over-comb technique and clippers. I left enough length to go over the cut with thinning sheers, which gives the style a two-week regrowth look. I massaged the head with two pumps of Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil to nourish scalp and hair, and finished off with Oribe Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste.
—Oribe Educator Dan Nguyen (@dannguyenlure)
BaBylissPRO: Tight Sides with Texture
This cut is easy and perfect for summer. I made sure to keep the sides nice and tight, keeping it cool and refreshing. The transition of the fade shows a smooth blend from short to long hair. The top was trimmed down above finger length, followed by lots of texture using a point-cutting technique. By adding texture it reduces the weight in the hair, giving it a cool feel for summer weather. I kept the beard well shaped for an edgy, masculine look. I think a lot of my clients are requesting this style because it’s low-maintenance, but high on style for summer.
—BaBylissPRO Barber/Educator Dan Perri (@danperrihair)
A textured summertime cut from BaBylissPRO Barber/ Educator Dan Perri.
Paul Mitchell: Classic Side Part
This cut has become very popular with clients trying to have something a little longer than a typical fade, and guys looking to shake up their classic side part. For this cut, locate the client’s parietal ridge and use it as your “fading out” point. Remember to keep the cut square and don’t round off the head, giving it a classic “high and tight” feel. For the top section, start with clippers on the crown area, gradually blending into finger length in the front section. This cut allows the client to have a nice tight fade, with minimal length to style to the side when needed. It’s very easy for the man on the go, and perfect for hot summer weather.
—John Paul Mitchell Systems, Barber at Double Edge Barbershop, Michael Stout (@itsjustahaircut)
Michael Stout’s summertime take on the classic side part.