With a lot of men switching longer styles for something more low maintenance and cooler for the summer, the buzz cut is well and truly back!
The buzz cut has come a long way from it's army routes, and now there are so many different variations of this cut. You have variations like the burr cut, the butch cut and the crew cut. But not only this, the buzz cut has been blended with fades, caesar cuts and crops to give us the many different 2018 versions of the cut. And this one of the reasons why we say to not worry about names and details, and just show a picture of what you want as it's so hard to pinpoint one exact name nowadays.
So that's why today we're going to ignore names and just show you pictures. Here's all you need to know about the buzz cut, and the different buzz cut styles to show your barber!
What is a buzz cut?
The buzz cut is a short length all over low maintenance style, perfect for those of you that want to just get up in the morning and go without the need for styling your hair.
How to wear the buzz cut in 2019?
The traditional buzz cut is buzzed to one length all over, hence the name, but in 2019 many men are switching this for a slightly longer length on top mixed with a shorter fade on the back & sides. You'll see a lot of gents going between a 2 and a 5 on top and then going for between a skin fade and a number 1 on the back and sides. It really just depends on what you want, but especially if you want to go ultra short, a fade will help the hair to have a bit of transition and not look like a skinhead.
Will a buzz cut suit me?
Luckily a buzz cut will suit most face shapes, but you will need to find the variation for you. Lumps, scars and bumps in the head may mean that you need to find a different style or shape of buzz cut for your head shape. For rounder face shapes, it's also a good idea to pair a buzz cut with some stubble and avoid one length all over buzz cuts to avoid looking too round. So look to talk to your barber if you're committed to a buzz cut and find a variation that will suit you!
How to ask your barber for a buzz cut hairstyle
Unless you've had a buzz cut before and know the length that you want, then show your barber pictures of styles close to what you're looking to achieve! It makes sure you are both on the same wavelength.
Also, don't be afraid to ask your barber to start longer and then work down if you're afraid of going too short! Start 2 or 3 guard lengths above what you think you want and then work down. Everyone's hair colour and density is different so a number 2 on someone, may be a another person's zero, it's always better to be safe than sorry!
How often will I need to get a buzz cut freshened up?
This will all be a personal preference really, and will come down a lot to how you choose to wear it. For example if you go for a more natural buzz cut without having the hairlines shaved in then you can probably get away with a lot longer as the hair will grow in cleaner and more natural.
It will also come down to what you deem as fresh. If you go for a skin fade on the back & sides and want to keep that fade ultra fresh, then you'll be looking at every 2-3 weeks. Otherwise you can probably get away with 4-6 weeks without needing a tidy up.
Buzz Cut Hairstyles
Mid Skin Fade Buzz Cut
#5 On Top, #1 On Sides Buzz Cut - Natural Hairline
High Fade Buzz Cut With Longer Top
Skin Fade Buzz Cut With Beard
High and Tight Buzz Cut
Long Length All Over Buzz Cut (Butch Cut)
Short Buzz Cut
Buzz Cut With Shaped Up Hairline
#1 All Over Buzz Cut
Buzz Cut With Hard Part
Skin Fade With #1 On Top Buzz Cut
Short Buzz Cut With Natural Hairline
Long Length Buzz Cut (Butch Cut)
#3 On Top, #0 Back and Sides Buzz Cut