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How to Determine the Best Haircut Length for Men

The Long and Short of Picking the Right Style


Long or short? Which to choose? How to determine the best haircut length for men? There are several factors to keep in mind, including lifestyle, profession, how much time you wish to spend styling, and if you'd like a conservative or trendy look. Let's talk about hair length and which is appropriate for you.

1. Short Haircuts

Short haircuts are generally appropriate for most men, but are especially well suited to men who lead active lifestyles, athletes, those who work outside, or those who want a style with minimal maintenance. Shorter haircuts are almost always the best option for men who are balding or thinning. Most short styles require very little styling, but will require more frequent haircuts to maintain a neat appearance. Extremely short styles may be a bit too aggressive for professional environments.

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Options for Men with Thinning Hair

2. Medium Length Haircuts

A medium length haircut is appropriate for most any situation, especially guys who work in a professional office environment. The advantage to a medium length cut is that it can be incredible versatile -- comb it conservatively for the office, or add some styling product and mess it up for a night on the town. A medium length style will require a bit more maintenance in the morning, but fewer trips to the barber.

Pictures of Men's Medium Length Hairstyles

3. Long Hairstyles

A longer hairstyle is most suited for guys in creative fields or for those who have a bit more time to spend on hair care. Long hair often does not work well for men in professional office environments or for men who are balding and will require more time for styling and care each date. Styling options can be somewhat limited for long hair as well. Longer styles require much less frequent trips to the salon.

Pictures of Men's Long Hairstyles
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