A crew cut is probably the most low maintenance style that you can find. If simple and casual is what you are looking for, then you can’t go wrong with that style. You may want a low maintenance style but we are guessing that you still want something stylish as well. There is one classic cut that can combine a great style in with being low maintenance as well and that’s the crew cut. It’s a timeless style that is not only elegant but simple as well. You might not think that a crew cut could be elegant but just watch how David Beckham pulls it off.
It’s a badass style that can’t help but make you appear more confident and sharper. The short style makes it really easy to style and we can’t help but love that. This is the type of style for someone who wants style but doesn’t want to spend a lot of time on it. You can achieve this look easy and it will get you through your 9-5 and all those business meetings quite easily. If you are looking for a great style, then you have come to the right place. Check out these simple yet classic looks that you are sure to love.
You can’t tell us that this isn’t the look that you want. It’s short and simple and yet you could be James Bond with this look.
Add A Fade
You can have a crew cut style with a fade as well. If a fade is what you’re used to, you can have the best of both worlds.
This style is all the same length all the way around and it is the type of style that is easily manageable.
If you have thick hair, then this is a great style for you. Having textured hair like this means that you will have more control over your style. You will also need less products to make this style be more amazing.
Shorter Than Most
Talk about a short style, this is the best one yet when it comes to convenience and low maintenance. You wouldn’t have much upkeep with a style like this one. Even the product can stay in the store with this look.
The Low Fade Style
Fades are a great way of combining two different styles and it doesn’t matter how long your top is, you can have any type of fade that you want. It’s a great style that is short all around in this look.
The Comb Over Style
A great look like this is sophisticated and stylish. It’s short and sweet and you can wear it out with the boys or to an event. This style has a short combover that looks amazing as well as a strict part on the side. A polished style like this is sure to turn heads wherever you go.
About As Short As You Can Go
This is an amazing style that is about as short as you can go for a crew cut without buzzing it right off. You won’t find a style that is more low maintenance than this one. When you go out there is virtually no upkeep to this style, no work at all to keeping it in place.
A Wavy Style
As you can see, you can have a crew cut and still have a lengthy top. It’s a sexy style that any guy could pull off. It would be minimal styling and you wouldn’t need a lot of products to complete it.
A Shaved Look
We love just how choppy the style is with this unique crew cut. It’s made even more unique by the shaved part in the side. It’s a look that’s sure to draw attention to you as well as make you feel like you are on the edge.
There are a ton of celebrities in the industry just like Matt Damon that has rocked the crew cut and has been successful doing it.
How do you know if a crew cut is right for you?
The crew cut is known to be a versatile look, it’s the one size fits all kind of style. We love it and it’s a great look for anyone who wants a low-key style. Not everyone is comfortable with a style this short and there are some things to take into consideration when it comes to choosing a style like this. If you have scars, bumps, or curvature to your head, that’s something to take into consideration with this look. These will determine whether a crew cut is suitable for you and what kind of style you should go for. So if you are deciding what kind of style that you want, take a serious look in the mirror and take a look at what the shape of your head looks like.
We all have a bone in the lower back of our skulls, called the occipital bone, but everyone has different types. If yours is protruding then it would be best to get a crew cut that has a blend on the sides rather than going for a style that is uniform all around. By doing this you create a more masculine and square shape.
Before you head to the salon, we suggest that you take a look in the mirror and determine your face and head shape. Sometimes it helps to take some selfies from different angles to get a good look at what your head looks like. If you are still unsure of your head shape, it’s okay to ask the person who cuts your hair what their opinion is.
What You Need To Get This Cut
A crew cut is pretty simple to achieve so you can do it at home if you have the right equipment.
Clippers – When we say clippers, we are talking about quality clippers. Remember you get what you pay for so if you buy cheap, chances are, they won’t last very long. If you can get one at a Beauty Supply store, then those are the best quality out there. That’s where the salons get their stuff from. Clippers are going to allow you to tweak things from different angles and get the precision look you are going for.
Clipper Guards – Guards are important for clippers because they are going to allow you to change up your look. By having different guards on the clippers, you can change up the length of your hair, it’s pretty simple. Depending on the brand that you purchase you can get guards that have as many as four different guards or eight.
Soft-Bristled Brush – It’s important that your clippers stay clean and especially hair-free. You need to be able to clean your clippers afterword and you can only do that with a soft-bristled brush. It will clean out all the loose hairs in the clippers.
How To Get A Crew Cut At Home
Getting a crew cut at home may be what you are looking for. Not everyone wants to spend the time and money of going to the barber. As we stated before, the crew cut is easy to do at home, so there is no need to go and spend the money if you need to.
The best thing that you can do is start off with hair that is clean and dry. The reason why you need your hair to be dry is that wet hair will stick together. You won’t be able to cut it properly if the hairs are wet and you are also more likely to get hair stuck in the clippers. You will also have a harder time tracking your progress as you go along so make sure that your hair is completely dry.
If you can cut some of your hair off before clipping it, that is also best. It all depends on how long your hair is. A good test would be too grab a chunk of your hair. If you can easily grab it in your hands, then you need to try to cut it before you use the clippers. Again, you don’t want to risk getting your clippers clogged with hair. Clippers aren’t really meant to clip long hair. So, start with cutting the bulk of your hair off. If your hair is longer than an inch start with using the clipper guard #4 that will help to get the bulk of your hair off, from there you can start cutting to the length that you want. If you have hair longer than this, you have to cut it with scissors first.
When you are ready to shave your crew cut, then you should start at the top of your head. When you start clipping, make sure you sue straight, front-to-back- motions. Go through each section of your hair and keep in mind that you may have to go over the same area more than once. When you have achieved the desired length of your hair, now it’s time to clean up the neckline. You will go down a lower level on your guards and trim the edges along your neckline and ears. A lot of people go right to #1 for this, but it’s up to you how low you want to go.
How To Style Your Crew Cut
The best part about this style is that you really don’t need to do a lot of styling. It’s a situation that needs very little styling. Depending on how short you went it could really just be a matter of rubbing it dry with a towel when you get out of the shower. After that, you are good to go. If you kept it longer then you can easily add some pomade or wax to it and style it whichever way you want. A little pomade can make a difference when it comes to how your hair will look for the day.
Using pomade or even a delicious smelling coconut oil will not only have you locks smelling great but they will also help to keep your scalp and hair looking healthy.
Can Crew Cuts Be Long?
You may think that a crew cut has to be short but that’s not always the case. It can also be long. When we think about a traditional crew cut, it’s usually no longer than an inch on the top and that’s generally what we are used to. But the long version of a crew cut can surpass that length and go upwards of 2-3 inches. You want to be careful however of how long you want to go on top because it will eventually fall flat if it’s too long. Of course, if you do go long, you will have to use more product as well to keep it in place the way that you want.
An Even Braid
A great look that is a little longer than most but it’s only on top. The rest is cut in a uniform pattern all the way around and the beard is also the same length as the rest of the shave.
It’s a cool look that would be versatile for any type of lifestyle or event which is great for someone looking for a style for many events.
Crew cuts come in many different shapes and sizes. You have to determine whether you want the sides to stay long or whether you are going to cut them short. A fade is a great addition to any crew cut, so if you want to ensure your overall style is low maintenance, then that’s the style for you. We are so happy that you chose a style from here and you can let us know what style is your favorite.
If you are looking for a fresh new look, sometimes going super short is the answer for you, especially when it comes to the minimal styling involved. You end up with a cool look that is easy to manage and will look great in a professional atmosphere or an event.