But don’t forget your hair — it also deserves a fresh look.
Sure, we’ve said that longer hair hair is coming back into style lately — a correction in response to those overly trendy razor fade styles reminiscent of the early part of the 20th century.
The problem with that in warmer climates is that all that extra bulk on top of your head can actually make you feel hotter. If you’re hair is a dark colour or really thick, this effect can be magnified.
But there’s a way to combine the two for the summer, while still keeping cool. Yes, the perfect cut for summer.
Just ask for you hair to be shorter on the sides than the top. Yes, it’s as simple as that. It’s much more stylish than buzzing it off, and it’s incredibly versatile for anything summer will throw at you.
Some guidelines to get this type of cut:
- Tell them how short you want it on the sides. It can be helpful to know the specific number of the clippers you want your barber to use. If you don’t know what setting of clippers you prefer, ask your barber to start with a longer setting and progressively get shorter until you find a style you like.
- When saying how long you want it kept on top, inches are the best figure (1 inch, 1 1/2 inches, etc.).
- Specify what kind of part you’d like. For no transition, ask for a shaved part (long on top, buzzed on the sides). For a more conservative style, ask for a natural or blended transition.
- If you don’t want your sides to be all the same length, ask for a tapered cut, which means your hair gets gradually longer toward the top of your head.
- For more manageable hair, ask the barber to add some texture to the top. Texturing will thin out the bulk of your hair and is great for anyone with thicker hair. This is also great to thin out thicker hair for the summer.
- Lastly, tell your barber how long you want your fringe (aka bangs) to be in the front, and if you sweep it to the side or style it in any way.
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