Why we’re lovin’ the ‘Meet me at McDonald’s’ haircut

We're making a case for this 'Meet at McDonald's' haircut.  

As men’s hairstyles come, the names are usually rather straight forward. No-frills looks like the ‘taper fade’ or ‘modern pompadour’ are pretty self explanatory; but the latest style causing a buzz is a little more ambiguous… We are, of course, talking about the hotly-debated ‘Meet me at McDonald’s’ haircut!

The look, defined by disconnected short sides and a curly or tousled top that sits forward, has come under fire by many and you only need to look at the papers to see it being #shutdown.

However, despite all the hoo-ha, we feel it’s our duty to shine a spotlight on this dapper hairstyle and celebrate it, as we don’t stand for mane hate. So without further ado, here are 3 reasons we’re lovin’ this cut.

meet me at mcdonalds hair: close up shot of two male models backstage at the salvatore ferragamo with textured long tops and shaved sides
Before it became the ‘Meet me at McDonald’s’ cut, it was the ‘Meet me on the Runway’ cut. Credit: indigitalimages.com

1. It has been spotted on the runway and red carpet

Before this controversial haircut became known as the ‘Meet me at McDonald’s’ look, it was already making an appearance on various men’s catwalk shows and on the red carpets, too.

Here, these two male models rock the cut backstage at a recent Salvatore Ferragamo show, proving it is fashion-approved and practically made for the style conscious gentleman.

Editor’s tip: Did we forget to mention how easy it is to style this cut? All you need is the TONI&GUY Messy Salt Spray, which will give you the roughed-up texture this look calls for.

close up shot of male model with meet me at mcdonald's long top and shaved sides, wearing black top and posing
You can play around with different fade types. Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Your fade/fringe options are endless

Are you a gent tempted to try new fade types? Or perhaps you’re thinking of getting a fringe? Well, you’ll be glad to know that this cut allows you to play around with different style combinations.

Whether you go for a mid fade + a textured long fringe or for something bald is all up to you, but one thing’s for sure: you’ll have a personalised cut that is full of cool contrasts.

The best men’s fringe haircuts.

close up shot of model backstage with curly top and tapered sides
Whether you’ve got natural curls or waves, it’ll work. Credit: indigitalimages.com

3. It suits all hair types

But the best thing about this haircut? Every gent can get in on it. We’ve already seen endless examples of this on the red carpet, with male celebs with natural black hair rocking curly high top fades and gents with waves trialling textured tops.

So the real question is: will you be meeting us at McDonald’s or what?