We’d love to see you in the shop when you’re over. But in the meantime, and without having seen your hair, our advice for short, curly hair is to keep it close through the sides and wear it like Montgomery Clift’s classic short, back and sides. If your hair is longer but not too dry, you can wear it a little looser – think Vincent Gallo in Buffalo ’66. But for very curly, dry hair, it’s best to opt for a regular, short and simple cut to avoid heading into afro territory.
There are few finer haircuts than the quiff and there has always been something incredibly masculine about maintaining one. Think of James Dean running his hands through the sides of his hair, or Elvis in his pomp.
After showering, towel dry your hair, then run a reasonable sized amount of our Styling Conditioner through it. It will give hold all day, while it will also thicken your hair to give body. Don’t use a moulding cream as it could make your hair look greasy. Then step outside and bask in a beautiful haircut.
Our advice is to always go with the classics. There’s a reason iconic, timeless haircuts still look good today. Have a look at our Hair Icons page for some styles that have yet to fade and always be wary of a look that’s great for a photoshoot but isn’t possible to manage on a day-to-day basis. Having said that, experiment with your style in your 20s – but once past 30, you should know what looks good on you.
Most haircuts are built by attempting to create a square cut across your head. If you’re balding, though, a rounder cut will look better. Keep your hair short and cut to the same length all over. Then ask your barber to round off the corners on the top of your head to create a nice, even blend. Keep your eyes peeled on our website, too, as we’ll be launching the perfect hair thickening shampoo for you in the new year. In the meantime, use our defining gel as its seaweed biopeptides help thicken hair.
You’re out of luck – no amount of shaving will stimulate your facial hair growth. Take it as a bonus, by the time you’re 57 you’ll look 37 as you won’t have had to scrape a razor over your face for 30 years.
Try shaving in the shower with a handheld mirror. The hot steam will allow your pores to open naturally and help remove impurities from your skin.
Use a Gillette razor, as they’re the best on the market, and apply a shaving cream with a brush. This will help your stubble stand on end and so make for a smoother shave. If this doesn’t work, try using a moisturiser instead of shaving cream – even a simple aqueous cream will do – to soothe your skin during the shave. You might also try a pre-shave balm, while exfoliating twice a week could really help.
Finish with cold water to close the pores, then apply an alum block to your face to ease razor burn. A calming aftershave ice gel will then set you up perfectly for the day.
If you’re ever in town, our shaving classes should teach you everything you need to know.
Wash, towel–dry, then use a touch of moulding cream to style. Wear it side–parted or combed straight back, but don’t use too much product as this is a style where the haircut itself is the star.
Ask for a classic short, back and sides.
It’s timeless, so will suit almost anyone. Classic, classic, classic: it will never date. It was modern in the 1950s and it still looks modern today.
Natural, neat and unreservedly classic, it’s the definitive haircut whether he wore it side–parted or slicked back. He was blessed with a great head of hair, so could pull off simplicity flawlessly. But he also had incredible attitude, so exuded confidence.