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Flat Hairstyles for Men

Updated April 17, 2017

Many of the most popular hairstyles for men are cut flat through the top of the head. Short, flat men's haircuts are incredibly versatile. These types of cuts can be worn as professional looks in the workplace and can also be suitable for going out for the evening.

The Flat-top Haircut

The flat-top is a timeless style that is popular with men in the military and law enforcement. In this style, the hair is cut about an inch in height flat across the top of the head. The hair on the top of the head appears flat and the rest of the head is shaved. Electric clippers are used to cut the hair on the sides and back of the head close to the scalp. The classic flat-top is short and easy to style, however, a trim will be required every few weeks in order to maintain the haircut.

The Caesar Cut

George Clooney is one Hollywood star who is turning the old Caesar style into a new and trendy look. The Caesar cut is a short style which is layered to a length of about 1 or 2 inches around the head. This style has fringe that are brushed in the direction of the forehead.

The Fade

A professional looking fade hairstyle is a popular trend for men's hairstyles. This cut is short across the nape of the neck and the back of the head. The hair is left longer and thicker on the top. Layers are added throughout the cut leaving different lengths of hair.

The College Cut

The college cut is aptly named as it is a popular cut in the college setting. This style is short in the back and becomes longer in the front. The fringe, which are left to measure about 3 inches in length, can be worn in different ways. With this haircut, fringe can be parted in the middle, left straight or combed to the side. The college cut is a classic style that is easy to maintain.

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About the Author

Caroline Romero began writing professionally in 1991 for the Niagara College Newspaper, "Niagara News." Her work has been published in Brock University's "Surgite" magazine. She holds a Journalism-Print diploma from Niagara College, Welland and is working on a Bachelor of History degree at Brock University.