Simple Hairstyle Makeovers For Men
On Charlie Tu, legal assistant
Charlie is starting law school in the fall, but his hair looked like it was about to start middle school. "I've never met an adult male who can pull off bangs," says Blackmore. "It's Bieber- only territory." It was time Charlie graduated to something more his age: a no. 3 clipper fade with tons of texture on top. "I haven't seen my forehead since 2006," said Charlie afterward.
On Brooks Barge, stock trader
"I've had the same haircut for twenty years," said Brooks. We could tell. "I knew I wanted to give him 'the Gosling,' " says Blackmore. "It's perfect for guys with thinning hair." It's clippered in back halfway up your ears, gradually longer on the sides, and parted with pomade on whichever side your hairline is higher. (Yep, most guys have a good side and a bad one.)
On Jordan Bach, writer
Jordan had let things get a little too overgrown, too 1970s-David-Cassidy feathery. That can happen when you have thick, dense hair. The fix: trimming the fat, especially on the sides. "I cut Jordan's hair finger-length with scissors, not clippers," Blackmore says. "It gave him a softer look that balanced out his narrow face." Consider it the modern man's version of the high and tight.