The buzz cut, among other military haircuts, has become more and more popular in the last few months (blame it on its DIY appeal!). We’re loving the slew of looks we’ve seen so far that have been adding extra oomph to this super-short cut. You’ll still get that quintessentially strong and confident look from a buzz cut without having to forego other styling options. If you’re looking to create a new buzz cut style at home, then you’ll need some inspo before you turn those clippers on. Read on to check out some of our favorite new buzz cut men’s hair ideas:
7 Buzz Cuts for Men's Hair
1. Mini Buzz and Long Beard
Nothing adds interest to a buzz cut quite like facial hair. If you’re wearing a buzz to disguise thinning hair (no shame in that!) steer the direction to a fluffy beard instead. Maintaining facial hair is just as important as getting regular trims. Keep your beard moisturized and groomed with some SheaMoisture Men Maracuja & Shea Oils Beard Conditioning Oil.
2. Extra-Long Buzz
The long buzz gives you a little more hair to work with. It’s best for guys who don’t like the close-cropped look but still want to keep it nice and short. Even though your hair provides enough cover to keep from directly seeing your scalp, scalp care is still important! We think it’s important to use dandruff shampoo at the first sign of flakes just to keep things in check. Wash with Suave Men 2-in-1 Anti-Dandruff Classic Clean Shampoo + Conditioner to cleanse your scalp and keep your hair moisturized.
3. Close-Cropped Buzz
Want that ultra-short look? Try out the super close-cropped buzz. We suggest that dudes with thinning hair avoid a cut like this because it may make any thin areas appear more obvious. This is especially true if your hair is significantly darker than your skin tone.
4. Totally Shaved Buzz
We suggest instead that men with contrasting thinning hair go for the whole shave. Getting that totally clean look will prevent any noticeable difference between areas that have more or less hair. The shaved look is very striking and looks best with a little bit of facial hair to balance things out.
5. Buzz With Undercut
You can always shave down the sides, too. This adds a little bit more shape to your average buzz cut. Leave your hair ever-so-slightly longer on top, and shave down those sides for a cool undercut look. You can let your hair grow longer, or go shorter depending on your preference for this look.
6. Tone-Shifted Buzz
There’s no rule that says you can’t dye buzzed hair. If you’re looking for a short-term option, and you have light hair or bleached hair, we suggest a good toning session. Most blonds err on the side of yellowish. Use a mask, like TRESemmé Botanique Color Vibrance & Shine Intensive Mask, to maintain their cool tone. It’s great for blondes to erase those yellow tones, but it needs to be used once a week or so. This makes it perfect if you’re dye-shy and want a different, cooler blonde.
7. Matching Buzz and Beard
There is nothing quite as slick as a buzz cut and beard kept roughly the same length. It creates a really uniform look that’s all too handsome. Make sure, if you’re going for this look, to keep it consistent. If you shave in a clean hairline, you should do the same to your beard!