Summer. It's the time of year when we're more active and need a lower-care style that will keep us cool and be easy to maintain. Here are a few examples of short, low-maintenance haircuts for men that will keep you cool and looking great in the warmer months.
For the brush cut, the hair is clipper cut short high up the sides and back. The top is blow-dried up and the top is cut as it is with a flat top, except the sides are rounded a bit more. This is a good option for the guy with straight hair and a slightly receding hairline.
Short Layer Cut
This is a versatile option for someone who wants a shorter cut, but still wants options. In this style, the hair is cut scissor short (about 2 inches) all over the head. The style can be worn with a bit of styling paste to add causal texture. The style can also be worn forward as a longer Caesar or brushed to the side with a bit of pomade for a more formal look. A very versatile style for any time of the year.
Number 1 Buzz Cut
For the summer, you can't really go wrong with a tight buzz cut. If you've got the face shape (e.g. a face that isn't too round) and a good head shape, you can likely pull off this style. For this cut, the model's hair is buzzed all over with a number 1 blade, while the sides and back are faded to the skin.
Buzz Cut With Texture
This is a unique take on the traditional buzz cut. For this style, the hair is cut aggressively short on the back and sides (a number 1 blade was used), while the top is left a bit longer in the center. The result is that worn dry as shown, the top has just a bit more texture. Gel or styling paste can be applied to add more texture or style with a faux-hawk effect.
Ivy League Haircut
This Ivy League haircut is a great low maintenance summer cut. The sides and back are clipped high up the head with a number 2 blade, while the top is cut with a long clipper guard and gradually gets a bit longer from the crown to the front. The style can also be worn up and to the side with a bit of gel or pomade for a more formal look.
Long Ivy League
This haircut is cut as an Ivy League but left just a bit longer. A number 4 blade can be used on the sides and back with a natural hairline at the nape of the neck and minimal outlining around the ears to create a natural effect. The top is cut slightly shorter at the crown and gradually gets longer towards the front. Styling paste adds separation and texture.