Types of Layered Haircuts for Men

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Types of Layered Haircuts for Men
Layers add definition to an otherwise lifeless hairstyle. (smiling guy with funny hair style image by Daria Miroshnikova from Fotolia.com)

When deciding how to cut hair, men have many different styles to choose from. However, layered haircuts define the face and add structure. According to FTM Guide, layered haircuts can be uniform throughout or in a variance in length. They can be well blended for a classic look or left unblended, giving a shaggier appearance.

Short Layered Cut

A short, layered man's haircut is stylish and popular. Keep the hair short and close to the head around the sides and back, allowing it to increase in length toward the top. Add layers in the top of the hair and use a styling pomade to tousle and slightly spike the hair upward. This shows the variance in the hair length and defines the style. This cut has become popular over the years and looks clean yet somewhat "messy" at the same time.

Medium Layered Cut

A medium layered cut can be styled to look classic or modern. Keep the hair somewhat short around the sides and back (an inch to an inch and a half in length), increasing the length of the layers toward the top of the head, where the hair reaches its longest length (about two to three inches). For a classic style, apply a styling gel to the hair and part on the side. Comb the hair to smooth it. For a modern style, apply a styling pomade and slightly spike and tousle the hair to show the variance in length and texture.

Long Layered Cut

Longer cuts benefit from layers because they add style and define the face. According to Ask Men, this cut can be achieved by keeping the layers top-heavy and strategically layered at the back. The hair looks purposefully messy yet structured. This cut can be worn to give a "surfer" vibe or a sophisticated look. For a surfer look, add a styling cream to the hair to define the layers. For a sophisticated look, part the hair on the side, smooth a styling cream or gel over the hair and comb through with a small-tooth comb.

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