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Hairstyle of the week #12

Sure, the fact you’re still sleeping with your socks on and can see your breath in the morning air suggests the warmer months are some way off. But before you know it, the Great British Summer will swing into action and deliver a kick of heat with it, prompting you to rethink your hairstyle and address the need for a cut that is both light and low maintenance. Step forward, Ryan Reynolds' new gentlemanly take on the military-inspired buzz cut – the ideal, cooling solution to all your spring/summer hair woes. 

hairstyle of the week #12

Picture: Press Association


It’s less severe and more refined than the traditional buzz cut, because the step between the shaved sides and top section has been faded in slightly and there’s enough length and texture through the top to allow for a softer, smarter finish. Whether you’re heading to the beach or the boardroom, maintaining this style requires minimal effort – just wash and add some matte texturising clay to create volume.


As a slight aside, this is a great hairstyle for anyone looking to roll things back a few years. Sharp shaves like this – done properly – can help you look younger without you having to opt for an outright trendy style like an undercut or graduated shave and quiff. Now take a screenshot of this article and show the pic to your barber on your next visit.