Summer hairstyles update
By Gavin Jewkes, 19 July 2015
If you’re as hell bent on squeezing every last drop out of summer as we are, then why not tee up your hot-weather wardrobe with a fresh, summer-appropriate hairstyle. Here are three heavy-hitting but lightweight cuts to see the season out in style.
The graduated shave and quiff
A fresh riff on the quiff, the latest iteration of this 50s classic is choppier than the traditional, laboriously sculpted version. Ask your barber for a graduated shave at the back and sides, leaving plenty of textured length on top for you to muck about with. Use a hairdryer to create volume and finish with a pea-sized blob of light, matte clay and a fine mist of strong-hold hairspray.
The blunt and bleached
Not one for the faint-hearted, this modern take on the 90s crop comes with a blunt fringe that practically cuts the forehead in half. It’s an adrenalised cut for the modern lad, which looks ace thanks to the feather-like scissor work and bleached finish. Once you’ve got the peroxide out of the way, this is actually a super straightforward haircut to style – just use a hairdryer and comb your hair flat and forwards as you go.
The gentlemanly buzz cut
This is a more refined version of the military-inspired buzz cut, which is both lightweight and low maintenance, making it the perfect summer style. Keeping things high and tight at the back and sides, ask your barber to blend the step into the top section in order to create a softer, smarter finish than the traditional buzz cut. 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.