If you’ve been keeping up with men’s hairstyle trends over the past few years, you’re familiar with styles like the undercut, the pompadour, and the side part. These styles are all throwbacks to the retro era of the fifties, where every gent’s head was covered with a generous dosage of pomade.
Vintage-inspired styles like these also take the hair out of the face and in a more vertical direction. This is especially true for styles like the pompadour and the quiff. None of these styles feature a fringe, or bangs.
That might not be obvious at first, but the absence of a fringe has characterized trendy men’s hairstyles for the past couple of years.
As we’ve been watching the latest trends to see where 2016 will take men’s hair, we’ve been seeing the fringe making a comeback. More styles are including this essential component of men’s hair, and we’re expecting to see it dominate men’s hairstyle trends in 2017.
There are several great styles that feature the fringe, and today, we’re bringing you the angular fringe haircut. Read on to find out more about this style and learn how to get it.
What is the angular fringe haircut?
The angular fringe haircut is a style in which the sides are kept somewhat short and the top is left relatively long. This “short on the sides, long on top” concept is the same one that styles like the undercut and pompadour are based on.
The important difference is that the fringe is left hanging over the forehead. It’s also cut at an angle to give a unique texture. The result is a fringe that’s cut at angles, hence the name.
The angular fringe haircut is ideal for guys with round faces, since the angular fringe can add some length to the face.
What do I need for the angular fringe haircut?
This is a medium-length style, so roughly 2 to 4 inches is recommended. You’ll want the bottom of your fringe to rest right above your eyebrows so it doesn’t get in the way of your vision.
If you’ve had an undercut or similar style before where it’s short on the sides and long on top, you can use those measurements for the angular fringe haircut.
How to Get the Angular Fringe Haircut
First, decide how long you want the sides and top to be. You can go as short as a #1 for the sides or even request a skin fade. A #4 is a fairly medium clipper setting that leaves about a half inch of hair. You can go up or down from this setting as you wish.
Now for the fringe. Ask your barber to cut your bangs at an angle so that they’re not even across the bottom. Different lengths is the key here. It’s also important to bring in pictures since the angular fringe haircut has several different variations.
You can even ask your barber to cut the ends with a razor for a choppy texture. The result should be a messy, angular fringe with lots of texture and visual interest.