Crew cut haircut is a style that has been around for quite some time. And it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. But what exactly is a crew cut and why is it so popular?
When you think of crew cuts, the first thing that comes to mind is a military buzz cut. But there are so many variations of this style, that there is plenty of room for individuality and personal taste. Click this weblink to check out some of the hottest styles for crew cuts!
What is a Crew Cut Haircut?
Most people use the terms buzz cut and crew cut interchangeably. However, a buzz cut is most often achieved by shaving or “buzzing” the hair to a very short length all over. A crew cut haircut has more length on the top and is often faded and/or tapered on the sides and in the back.
Crew cuts became popular around the late 1800s to early 1900s. They were first sported by US Ivy League rowing team members. It was the perfect style for the athletes as it was short, easy to maintain and kept hair from blowing in the eyes or face during a rowing competition.
They made a big splash into the mainstream in the 1970s and have been popular ever since. With so many variations when it comes to styling, it is easy to see why this hairstyle is still in high demand.
If you choose to get a crew cut haircut, remember that you should have it trimmed once a month to maintain the look. As well, you should consider applying a quality hair oil once a week to protect your hair and make it easier to style.
Most Popular Crew Cut Haircut Styles for Men
Classic Crew Cut
The classic crew cut is extremely popular with male celebrities, mainly during award show seasons. This neat and tidy haircut is the perfect look for magazine covers and photo shoots.
The soft finish of the classic crew cut sides it a square layered shape in which the length from the top blends gradually into the sides. A classic crew cut can be worn choppy for a slightly dishevelled look or in a quiff for an old-time Hollywood vibe.
Crew Cut Fade
Another cut haircut that is popular with celebs is the faded crew cut, or crew cut fade. It is a bit longer on the top than the classic crew cut low to mid fade on the back and sides. This is the perfect cut for those who are looking for a more rugged look.
Textured Crew Cut
If you prefer a look that is “more muss, less fuss,” than a textured crew cut might be the look for you. It is longer on the top but tapered and or faded. in the back and sides. Ask your barber to add more texture by using scissors on the top instead of a razor.