There aren't many haircuts you could name that date their roots back as far as the year 100BC, but that's exactly the case with the caesar cut (And some people think it's crazy when trends from 20 years ago come back in?).
The haircut sees it's roots with Roman statesman and general Julius Caesar with the haircut being supposedly worn to hide a thinning top and receding hairline. But we can trace it's roots in popular culture a little closer to today, back to the 90s, when it was made popular by none other than George Clooney in ER, back before he was the silver fox he is known as today!
It's neat, easy to style and looks good for all occasions, so this could be your next haircut. Here's all you need to know about the caesar cut haircut.
How To Get A Caesar Cut
What Is The Caesar Haircut?
The classic caesar cut is a short haircut with an even length on the top, back and sides. The fringe is typically seen worn with an uneven natural look, but at the same time it has a tidy, almost uniform look to the haircut.
Not too dissimilar from the crop (or french crop), the main difference's being the length on the back and the sides, the slight difference in style of the fringe and the texture. The caesar cut is typically worn a little shorter in the fringe than a French crop, while having more length through the back and sides. A French crop would almost always be worn with the fringe flat and straight down with loads of texture added through, but the caesar cut fringe has a little more of a less structured more natural appearance.
The caesar cut is a versatile cut that be worn with anything from straight to wavy hair, and from thin to thick hair. But it works especially great for gents that have receding hairlines. With the sides being taken short and with the fringe shaped at your hairline, with a messier look, it ticks all the boxes for the perfect haircut for a thinning top.
How To Ask Your Barber For A Caesar Cut
If you're looking towards the classic caesar cut then typically you want around 0.5-2 inches scissor cut all over with a caesar fringe. Give your barber a little bit of freedom to give you a variation that suits your face shape and hairline.
But if you're looking to bring it up to date then just like many classic cuts that have been brought back to life, there are plenty of modern day variations that you can wear.
Although typically a caesar cut is even all the way round, the most popular way to wear a caesar cut in 2019 will be a cross between a caesar and crop with a fade on the back and sides. You can go down to almost any length you like, with a lot of modern day caesar cuts even going down to a skin fade. As well as the fade you can add more texture to the top to give it that messy with style look.
Styling The Caesar Cut
To style the caesar cut you want to use a product that adds texture and gives a matte finish. You don't want anything with too much of a shine for this haircut, as it could end up looking like the early 2000s gelled down fringe look.
The best product to use to get the caesar cut is a matte finish product like the Regal Gentleman Matte Clay, this will help to bring out the texture in the hair and give a natural look.
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