English Gentlemen by Sanrizz
The English gentlemen collection depicts a modern cut with a tailored classic look, and edgy disconnection.
Cuts: A class of its own inspired by the early 30's, especially in film culture. Movie actors that epitomise archetypal English gentlemen. Witted, immaculate in dress and behaviour but with mischief lurking never far from the surface.
Classic Fade Cut
The first sample in the English Gentlemen collection is a classic, fade cut with elements of flat-top and faux hawk styling. The hair is tapered to the skin at the perimeter hairline, and increases to approximately 1/2 inch (1.25 - 1.5 cm) length at the parietal ridge.
The side part adds an asymmetrical element for visual interest, and the hair at the top and crown is directed to the center and increases to a maximum length of one-and-a-half to two inches (3.7 - 5 cm).
The ends of the hair are textured with a fine-patterned point-cut application to make it appear sharp and precise, without looking chunky. The hair is most likely styled damp with a wax-based product for extra-firm hold and malleability.
Short Back and Sides
A take on the classic short-back-and-sides with a rakish mop at the top of the head, this cut features clipper short sides and cleanly-defined perimeter lines. The length of the hair increases from the parietal ridge upward to a full volume swarm of waves at approximately three or more inches long (7.5+ cm).
The ends of the hair are again textured, but with wider points to give more details in the wavy mass. The styling is accomplished most likely with a blow-dryer and brush with mousse or gel product for hold, and a touch of anti-frizz serum or pomade to add definition.
Here we see an update on the classic Collegiate or Princeton haircut. The shorter back and sides increase in length from the perimeter hairline to the parietal ridge and grow longer still toward the front/fringe area. The fringe is the longest point at approximately four to six inches (10 - 15 cm).
The hair is smoothly layered with gentle graduation and the fringe is softened to points with a razor tool. The styling is accomplished using a blow-dryer and brush and a smoothing serum to give a touch of sleekness and smoothness to the finished style.
Traditional Men's Haircut
This traditional men's cut is updated by adding curved lines into the tapering on the sides to create a more rounded look. The side part is a classic detail and serves as a breaking line for the redirection of the hair in styling.
The rounded cutting lines are used equally in the top section of the head and the short fringe of the front hairline is lightly-textured with some point-cutting.
The look is styled by most likely using a mousse or gel product and blow-drying the hair using a flat-paddle, natural-bristle brush with a touch of smoothing serum.
Traditional Boy's Hairstyle
This is a longer, traditional boy's or man's hairstyle featuring layered sides and top in a circle cut. The perimeter of the hair is textured with a razor tool to give soft, wispy lines and the hair is styled smooth with a blow-dryer and brush using a light product for maximum movement in the hair.
The finished look is likely enhanced with a touch of smoothing serum to keep the hair looking controlled and adding a little definition in the strands.
Choppy Men's Haircut
Heavily-textured to create a choppy, chaotic look in the top and crown sections, this variant of the short-back-and-sides features perimeter hairlines that taper to the scalp and increase rapidly toward the parietal ridge.
The longer top section is given choppy layers and directed inward in the styling using a wax-based pomade most likely, in order to give the hair control and malleability. The fringe features some chipping for visual interest, but the overall effect is one of the faux-hawk design.
Crop Haircut for Men
A near classic crop for men is visible here before the addition of a few elements of change makes the whole look take a left turn. The hair is cropped short all over the sides and back, with a slight increase in length in the top section of the head.
The fringe follows the classic men's short style, but then takes a hard curve into a steep point just above the right eye. This point is balanced by the inclusion of rooster-tail spikes in the upper crown section, which aim up and forward to continue the theme.
Longer Men's Hairstyle
Another longer, yet still classic look, this layered circle cut features undercut sides with clean lines at the sideburns and around the ears. Softly textured ends are created with a razor for a smooth, but textured look.
The styling features blow-drying with light hold product for volume and movement, with a touch of pomade for definition and enhancement of the textured effects. The hidden parting adds a point of focus to the long hairstyle and helps to give additional visual interest.
Men's Haircut with Simple Styling
Again in darker shades, this long layered hairstyle for men is marked by the soft edges of the cutting lines and the low-slung back-angled part on the side of the head. This is meant to enable and enhance the tucked-behind-the-ear look, while taking no bulk from the in-the-face curtain of fringe. For those in the know this would be a favored cut among the emo crowd.
The styling is simpler than most. Blow-dry until slightly damp with styling gel and smoothing serum in place, then comb the hair into the shown configuration and smooth away strays using additional product.
Modern Boy's Hairstyle
Collegiate Cut Plus is one way to describe the look shown here. You see a slightly longer version of the collegiate cut in the short back and sides that becomes more extreme toward the fringe area.
The blow-dry styling is obvious in the finished hairstyle as is the use of a maximum hold styling gel. The hair is directed forward and out to create a peaking wave and likely sprayed for final hold.
Long Men's Hair Style
Here we have creativity at its peak. This long hair style for men features a curved fringe, asymmetrical styling and directions with a long side lock. The extreme nape length is offset by the roughed up styling in the right crown area and side which provides counterpoint to the left side's close cropped, and smooth styling.
The hairstyle is created using a multitude of techniques. Start with a blow-dry styling for a smooth finish, and add in back combing and ruffing of the hair on the right-hand, and a clean-edge finishing on the left and front.
Hair: Sanrizz International Artistic Team
Photography: Andres Reynaga