Look cool under the intense summer heat with these celebrity-approved hairstyles

Mar 12, 2018
The bowl cut is tough to pull off but you will definitely stand out if you know how to work it.

SUMMER is coming, and soon, the days are going to feel unbearably hot.

You’re probably used to this song and dance, but that doesn’t mean you should just accept your fate and resign yourself to regularly looking like a sweaty, disheveled, haggard mess in the next few months. Have some pride, guys!

As early as now, you better start adjusting your grooming and styling routines to accommodate the heat. One easy way to start is by heading to the barbershop and getting yourself a new ‘do that’ll help you stay cool (and dapper).

Not sure which short haircut you should go for this summer? Take your cues from these celebs:

1) Michael B. Jordan's Buzz Cut

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A post shared by Michael B. Jordan (@michaelbjordan) on Nov 24, 2017 at 11:07am PST

Don’t want to deal with hair at all this season? Then go ahead and get it buzzed. The resulting ‘do is so short, you’ll be spared from that gross and greasy feeling of sweat-soaked strands clumping up and matting down. Just don’t forget that the buzz cut leaves your dome pretty uncovered, making your scalp a prime target for the sun. So protect yourself by wearing a hat whenever possible and using haircare or skincare products with UV-blocking properties.

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How to get it:

Ask your barber for either an induction or a butch cut, depending on how close to the scalp you’re willing to go. The former is the shortest buzz cut you can get, while the latter is about a couple of clipper guard sizes higher (leaving you with about a quarter-inch in length, essentially). There’s also the burr cut, which is something of an in-between, that looks and feels like thick stubble all over your head.

How to style it:

The thing about the buzz cut is that style-wise, it’s as low-maintenance as you can get. You don’t need to style it all, in fact. However, the ‘do does require regular upkeep—especially if your hair grows extra fast.

2) Ji Soo's Combed Over Crew Cut

A post shared by Jisoo (@actor_jisoo) on Feb 23, 2018 at 6:55am PST

The crew cut is pretty close to a buzz cut—there’s simply a bit more length at the top. That extra inch or so gives this ‘do versatility as it allows for subtle styling, such as comb overs, side parts, slick backs, and general texturing.

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How to get it:

Essentially, you just want your barber to give you short sides and trim the back while leaving the top around an inch or more longer. To create the classic crew cut, the top should be tapered from the front to the crown or back, and a tighter fade from the crown down to the nape. You can also ask your barber to scissor cut the front to length.

How to style it:

Like the buzz cut, this ‘do requires little effort to style. You can actually leave your hair as is, especially when the natural fall and cut of your hair is to your liking. If you want a bit more structure and shape, though, add a bit of product while your hair is still damp. To achieve a comb over, use a comb (duh) to sweep all your longer top hair to one side. Since the front is a bit longer, subtly lift and roll the hair back and sideways so you achieve some height as well as keep any stray strands from falling down to your forehead.

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3) Zayn's Bowl Cut Undercut


A post shared by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on Feb 23, 2018 at 1:18am PST

Want some length and volume to play with, but hate the feeling of damp hair sticking to your nape? Well, one unique way to go about addressing this is getting this tricky short-length bowl cut. We’re not going to lie, it’s definitely not an easy look to pull off, but man will you stand out if you know how to work it.

How to get it:

The bowl cut is defined by the uniform length of your hair all around your head (from the fringe, to the sides, to the back). The blunt and straight edge can then be further emphasized by an undercut, which creates a striking visual contrast. For a modern-looking (and definitely less dorky-looking) bowl cut, ask your barber to keep your hair short, with the undercut rising temple-high and leaving most of your sides and back bare.

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How to style it:

This cool and breezy ‘do leaves most of your head free from heavy and heat-absorbing hair, but when you do want to play with it, don’t worry—you’ll definitely still have more than enough hair to style in a variety of ways. One easy thing to do is simply to comb it well so your hair falls neatly around your head. If you add product to the mix, you can finger-comb your hair into a messy brush up or loosely sweep back the sides while pulling the front into a quiff. It really depends on how much effort (and product) you want to put into styling your hair. Honestly though, this cut is eye-catching enough to make an impression even when you wear it naturally.

This story originally appeared on FHM.com.ph.

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