Beat the Heat
One thing all guys can agree on in the summer is they want to stay cool during the summer months. That starts with knowing which cuts are for you and how often you want to get a haircut. Fortunately for all guys, there are many different cuts to choose from.
What Makes a Good Summer Cut?
Something that is short on the sides is best when you want airflow and it's a million degrees outside. Most guys will agree that they want something very low maintenance. Skin fades are a staple for summer haircuts and the buzz cut is on the top of the list, an easy hassle-free hairstyle it’s probably the most well-known summer cut of all time and it’s next to impossible to overheat with a buzz cut making it an excellent option for summer hairstyles for men.
The Crew Cut
The crew cut is number 2 on the top 5 list. This haircut for summer is generally used more so on men with round faces. It is very similar to the buzz cut with the hair on top being slightly longer than the hair on the sides. This effect helps to elongate the face. As with anything else depending on the natural texture of your hair salt spray and a bit of pomade can help to maintain the shape of the haircut.
The Tight Fade with a Cropped Top also known as High-and-Tight
The tight fade with a cropped top is probably the most well-known and versatile men’s summer hair cut out there. If you don’t know what to get, you can’t go wrong with this cut. The high and tight is tailor-made for summer. Many guys will already have this cut and in that case, the summer swing is easy by just cutting a bit more off the sides. With this cut, texture will be added to the top of your hair with scissors. This hair cut can also be styled in multiple ways and works on any hair type. Clay will give your hair a messy look while with a pomade you can shape it into whatever you like. Gel can make your style of the day slick. The best part of this hair style is that you can add whatever product you want towel-dried hair and be on your way.
The French Crop
The French Crop came in at number 4 in the top 5 men's cuts for summer. Most barbers would consider the french crop the trendy version of the high and tight. The actual cut is very similar to the high and tight with the sides shorter than the long hair on the top of the head. Though the longer hair on the top of the head is shorter than the high and tight. This particular cut is meant to be worn to the front with the bangs cut straight across the forehead. You can use the product of your choice to keep your style in place during the day.
Matthew McConaughey’s Surf Rat Style
Last but not least at some point whether you were a kid or a teen you have had the surf rat look. Now that you’re a grown adult you don’t need to know how to surf in order to rock the surf rat style during the summer. The hairstyle works wonders on curly hair and it’s a longer style which means one less trip to the barber during the summer months. Many men look to the surf culture as the golden standard for summer grooming. Who doesn’t want to look like they’ve spent an entire day having fun at a beach with a glowing tan? The styling for this cut is also super simple, just grab some sea salt spray when your hair is damp when your hair dries you have a style as if you’ve been to the beach for a day.