May 7, 2014 11:53 AM   Subscribe

What stylish mens haircuts are low/no maintenance?

I've been doing buzzcuts in my bathroom every 3 weeks or so, and it's a no maintenance cut, but I want to maybe try something else. My hair is probably about an inch long, with some gray coming in -- too many to pull out, too few to see that it's graying from across the room. I'm ok with growing it out more before getting a cut if the cut looks like a good fit.
posted by garlic to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
You'll probably get better answers if you specify your hair texture. Is it straight, curly, wavy? Is it fine or coarse?
posted by HoraceH at 11:58 AM on May 7, 2014

Response by poster: Before I started cutting it very short, it was thick and wavy, not easy to tame.
posted by garlic at 12:02 PM on May 7, 2014

Best answer: As much as I am a fan of the patented Logan Square Hitler Youth haircut, I think that your head would be best suited with something that stayed pretty short overall. Something like this or this.

Let it grow for a while and deal with it being awkward, then let a stylist figure out what will work best for you. (Do you have a place? I like Twisted Scissors. They're good people.)
posted by phunniemee at 12:11 PM on May 7, 2014

I really like what Joel McHale does with his hair.

A little wash, a dab of gel and out the door.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 12:16 PM on May 7, 2014

My hair, thick and wavy, was (before I went insane in November of last year and decided I'd go without haircuts for a year...excuse me while I brush the hair out of my eyes YET AGAIN) cut with these instructions:

Buzzers on the sides with a long #2 guard
Finger-length on top

I got this exact cut at fancy shops and in Supercuts, and it looked just as good either way.
posted by xingcat at 12:31 PM on May 7, 2014

Get a Flowbee and play around with it. I have and never been happier.
posted by bswinburn at 1:18 PM on May 7, 2014

I've been doing what I call a "Poor Man's Macklemore" for about a year now. I go to the barber with a picture like this (that's just from a quick "short sides long top" image search - I don't wear it like a fauxhawk, but messily parted kinda like this guy) and make sure they know I want no fade. Then after a few weeks I have my wife re-shave the sides with a beard trimmer. Since there's no fade it's easy to see where to shave.

It's sort of a goofy look but I like it. It's fashion-forward enough to garner me cool points with my students but also looks polished and put together. And it's very low-maintenance. The place where I get my haircut is next to our dog's groomer and I think that I've pretty much been getting my haircuts on the same schedule as the dog (every few months).
posted by rossination at 7:58 PM on May 7, 2014

Here's a real-life photo of me for reference.
posted by rossination at 7:59 PM on May 7, 2014

Response by poster: Here's what I went with. Thanks for your help.
posted by garlic at 3:26 PM on May 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

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