Men have bad hair days too. The difference between men and women is the men usually do not
complain about the cut like women do. They just notice their hair won’t comb the way it is supposed to and get a little bit frustrated
over it. If they really like their barber or stylist and have become friends with them they will excuse one or two bad cuts. Barbers
and stylists have bad days too. Professionally this is never a reason to compromise their technical ability. If the bad hair cuts
resume, friends or not a man will seek a good cut elsewhere and with good reason.
The genesis for a man having a good style begins to be constructed when the stylist first
looks at how his hair grows and then, runs her hands through the hair to feel the texture. Everyone’s hair grows in a circular setting
beginning in the crown area and as you will see, the bend of the hair all moves in the same direction. Hair licks or cow licks as they
are sometimes called are formed in two ways: one when the hair is combed against this motion making the ends stand up and secondly when
you see a break in that direction with a small amount of hair heading in a different path to “do its own thing.” Not to worry, hair
licks are so in vogue today. If you are troubled about your hair having so many cow licks pointing in all directions, something for
you to remember is; so do the charming male celebrity’s.
Another thing your barber looks for is what kind of a growth your neckline has. If your
neckline is a normal, average even growth, then almost anything goes. However, if you have inherited your Uncle Harry’s neckline that
grows to the middle or side making a point because on each side, your hair is growing in half circles toward that point; you are
going to find it very hard to cut your hair in a normal everyday style. This also depends upon how strong those half circles are.
Targeting your neckline with the clippers from short to a fade is a good choice. If your choice is to keep your neckline a little
bit longer, about 2-3 inches of length in the back would work. Use a medium sized blow brush and turn underneath while using your
dryer. A good gel or styling lotion should help you with your project.
This same suggestion applies to those who have other types of irregular hairlines with half
circles of hair growing on the sides of their necklines or only one half circle growing in the corner of their neckline. You may have
a bald space on the right lower part of your neckline. I’ve even seen zigzag lightning parts where the hair is crushed on both sides
each growing in opposite directions. This small genetic tattoo of your hair is what makes you even more special. These are all problem
necklines and they can all be custom clipped attractively just for you.
Some men have very high necklines and where the neckline would normally assume to be, there
is a real thinning down of hair instead. With this type of problem the best thing you can do is to either allow the high neckline to
grow down into the thin area where the normal neckline would look best; next, give a localized layer about an inch up from the decided
neckline. Your other option is to clip your hair clipper short, fading and blending upward into the thicker area.
While we are on necklines, let’s put forth a little honesty about what looks good and doesn’t.
If a man is balding in the crown but is keeping his hair long and over his collar, in truth, this only makes the baldness more
noticeable. For less attention on the baldness, get a good clipper cut. You don’t have to shave your head the way we are seeing in
today’s trend, but a good clip about an inch short and few people will barely notice you are balding. Depending upon the shape of
the head and the texture of the hair and facial features a clipper cut can make a man look younger and more masculine.