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Vintage Hairstyles for Men
Many of the latest men's hairstyles have vintage roots, and some vintage cuts are even coming back into mainstream fashion. We could probably credit this to the influence of TV shows like Mad Men and the indie fashion of celebrities like Justin Timberlake. When you step into a hair salon and say you want a men's vintage cut, it should be easier for pomade stylists and barbers to recognize what you are talking about.
Most of the styles from the 1930s to the 1950s have three common characteristics: a short back and sides (aka, high and tight) and a longer top, especially closer to the front of the head. The basic vintage cut is the same for most hair types, whether straight, wavy, or curly, but will of course look differently in other people. The basic vintage cut can be adjusted or altered by applying variations in how high, how tight, how long, and how dramatic the fade between the sides and the top you want your look to be.
There are three retro looks that are just as popular today as they were when they first came around. The first is similar to the slick Mad Men hair that is in style and on trend. While it may seem very formal, it is actually very easy to style. All you need is a comb and the right kind of product for your hair type. However, Don Draper's ultra shiny hair only works for dark hair and certain occasions, so you should find a hair product that comes in a matte formula if you want to sport this style all year round.
The second look features hair that is longer on top with tapered or undercut sides. This gives you a versatile hairstyles for men that can be styled to look like the hottest on trend hairstyle now, but can also be styled vintage. For a more casual look, refrain from applying product on the top of your hair. If you are looking for a more formal appearance, add a pomade and comb your hair across.
The third classic look is designed for guys with wavy and curly hair. It is very similar to the first two hairstyles but with more length on top to let your hair's natural texture do its thing. Rather than going for the slick look, you could also use a hair product to hold the curls in place and avoid frizz.