Buzzcut Styles – All the Buzzcut Types You Must Know

Here at Buzzcutguide we always like to give advice on which from all the buzzcut styles to choose. Fortunately, there aren’t that many of them, and we have them all covered! 🙂 If you’re looking to get your hair cut with hair clippers, either by yourself or someone else, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Be sure to click through these buzzcut types for a step-by-step instructions on how to get them done! Now let’s get right to it.

1. Mohawk style

The origins of the Mohawk style are suspected to be from Native Americans and later adopted by a few subcultures living nearby. Mohawk style is also known as Mohican and iro. Although this style is a high maintenance option, it offers many styling options. The Mohawk is a radical style but there is a less radical option of the Mohawk style called the fauxhawk-call it fake hawk-where the clearing of the hair on the sides of the head is lesser so that you have more hair on the sides compared to the radical Mohawk where you are almost bald on the sides.

    How to do a Mohawk style

When doing a Mohawk style you need to have longer hair; almost an inch. You also need to have a rough idea of how you want to style your hair; would you want a lazyhawk or your may want to gel it? You can make your Mohawk stand out by blow drying it, use gel, spray, sugar or even starch. You will need to have your head down between your legs and blow-dry it. Apply gel or glue and then use a lot of spray on the hair and allow it to dry before you lift up your head.

2. Undercut

The undercut buzzcut style is composed of very short hair cuts as well as longer hair cuts on the head. It can be done in combination with other styles or alone and maybe just on one side of the head. For an undercut, one needs 2” to 6” of hair. The process of doing an undercut is similar to the Mohawk one. First you need to decide just how narrow or wide the part with the longer hair will be. You also need to know just how long the hair in this part of the head will be. Using shorter sizes #1 or #2 of clippers, cut away the sides as well as the back of your head. You may need to hold the top part of the head where you will have the longer hair so that you do not mistakenly cut it. Ensure every part of the head is just as you wanted it to be then using hair pomade, style your hair into your desired design.

3. High and tight

This style is a simple military style that is characterized by a single strip of hair that stands on top of the head. It does not need any fading or styling. Normally, the clippers used at the top of the head are one size larger than the size of the clippers used on the sides and back of the head. A more radical style of the high and tight is the “high and tight recon”. This style is characterized by narrower strips on the head as well as shorter lengths of hair on the sides as well as on the top.

4. Induction, Burr and Butch cut

These three styles fall under one category; the same length of guard is used all over the head. This is one of the shortest possible haircuts that can be done without using a razor blade. The Burr cut comes in with the use of guard #1 while the butch cut uses any guard from #3 to #6. These cuts are simple to. You just shave against the grain all over the head. This style can be won by almost anyone.

5. Flattop

This type of cut is ‘old school’ and was greatly featured in videos that were recorded in the 90s. This hair cut is characterized by a blocky appearance on the top of the head with longer taper on the sides and on the back of the head. Flattop has had a variation called the ‘horse shoe” in which the blocky part get a strip of short hair to create an appearance similar to a shoe. To create a flattop, use guards for the blocky part and then use clippers to create a fade on the back and side part of the head.

6. Crew cut

This is a type of cut which has top part of the head faded from the front to the crown which leaves the front part with longer hair that can be styled into bangs, and pompadour. The back and sides of the head are cut to form a uniform feel, using larger sizes of guards and clippers; the hair at the top is cut to create a transition while tapering the lower part. To create the top fade, gradually cut horizontal segments of the hair.

And here we go! We’re done with the 6 most popular buzzcut styles in the world. Have you decided on which one to get yet? Then I recommend you go check out our articles about how to cut your own hair. See you there!

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