A buzz cut is a short hairstyle in which the hair is typically shaved with clippers. There are different types of buzz cuts, including burr cuts, brush cuts, and induction cut styles.
Not only do buzz cut hairstyles look effortlessly cool; they’re also easy to maintain. And by easy, we literally mean zero effort required. Better still, the buzz cut style suits a whole variety of face shapes and looks especially great on guys with a strong jawline. And guess what? Whatever your hair texture – whether afro, wavy, or straight – you’ll be able to rock a buzz cut with ease.
This low-maintenance style requires next to no styling, so we can totally see the appeal. But if you need a little more convincing before reaching for the clippers, just keep scrolling.
How to Give Yourself a Buzz Cut
Step 1: Shave hair.
Start by shaving your hair from the front to the back. An extra hand can help ensure that your back is even during this step.
Step 2: Shave both sides.
After shaving from front to back, it’s time to work on the sides. Glide your clippers from side to side to ensure you’ll get a clean and even cut.
Step 3: Follow your head shape.
Go back in with your clippers and follow the shape of your head. This step is important as you want your buzz cut to be even all around.
Step 4: Apply some hair cream to the scalp to smoothen your hair.
And you’re good to go!
Buzz Cut Styles to Try
You’d think that choosing a buzz cut would be pretty straightforward. After, all you’re just shaving your head, right? However, your face shape, hair thickness, and hairline are all things that should be taken into consideration when choosing how short you’d like to go. To help give you some inspiration, we’ve put together some of our favorite buzz cut styles below.
1. Classic Buzz Cut
Self-conscious about thinning hair or a receding hairline? You might not know this, but a buzz cut is actually the perfect way to draw attention away from this.
Editor’s tip: Keep your short hair clean and fresh by washing it with Dove Men + Care Refreshing Clean Shampoo. It deeply cleanses your scalp while leaving it cool and fresh. It’s great for everyday use.
2. Induction Cut
This haircut is named as such because when men enter the military, they need to shave their heads this way; hence, the name “induction.” This low-maintenance haircut also has a gentlemanly appeal, and you can wear it whether you’re a man in uniform or not.
Editor’s tip: Don’t let flakes show up on your scalp and ruin your look. Use CLEAR Cool Sport Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men regularly. It has Bio-Nutrium 10 that activates your scalp’s natural protective layer to help you fight and prevent dandruff. It also leaves your scalp cool and fresh.
3. Burr Buzz Cut
A buzz cut dries naturally in no time at all and is short enough that you can pass on the styling products.
4. Brush Cut
While buzz cuts are often worn as the shortest hair length, that’s not always the case. you can still pull off this style with a #1, #2, or even #3 clipper attachment length if you don’t want a super close shave.
5. Buzz Cut With a Beard
Rocking a beard? If you are, you’ll be pleased to hear that beards and buzz cuts make for the perfect partnership!
Opt for a super short length and all of the attention will be kept on your facial features.
7. With Fade
Incorporating a fade is a great way to hold on to a bit more length up top, with soft graduation at the sides.
8. Butch Haircut
Prefer to keep a little length, but still rock a zero-styling haircut? Then this slightly longer version of a buzz cut is the way to go.
Ready to shave your head? Before you do, make sure you have everything you need to do your own haircut at home. And of course, pick one of these looks for your new ‘do!