There’s a good chance you’ve seen the butch cut on the heads of military men or athletes. Also known as brush cut, the butch cut is a short, uniform cut. The hair is cut to the same length all around the head using clippers. It’s a part of the buzz cut family, along with cuts like the induction cut.
While the butch cut has gained popularity among athletes and the military, it works well for any guy who simply wants a no-fuss haircut. If you like your hair short and want to achieve a clean look, then this style just might be for you.
This style is also good for young boys since it’s hassle-free. Balding men may also opt for a butch cut to help conceal the balding. Still hesitating whether to get buzzed? Check these guys below:
Dyed Butch Cut with Beard Blend
Butch cut has a reputation of being very minimal but that doesn’t mean it cannot be styled. The key is to make it so subtle that it is easily noticeable and yet not too flashy. The dye here drags all the attention on the top with that beard that blends on the sideburns.
Paul's Simple Haircut with Equal Volume
Paul Walker liked to live a fast and furious lifestyle, so he didn’t have much time to style his hair. Here, the butch cut is perfect for him to get up and go.
That Fancy Shaved Line
It wouldn’t be 2020 if we didn’t have something with a shaved side-line in it. Here, the butch cut gets upgraded with a skin fade on the sides and a thick side part.
Pocky Line Up with Drop Fade
The butch cut comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. For this look, the butch cut on the top is only a small piece. The pocky line up shapes the hair nicely, and the drop fade gives it a bit of pizazz.
1/2 Inch Butch Cut
This is an example of a simple butch cut that is the same length throughout the entire hair cut. The sides and top of this hair cut are the same length, so this style is super easy to style and maintain.
Complimentary Beard with Simple Top
For men with hair that is starting to thin, the butch cut is right. Adding a beard to the look takes a lot of the focus off the hairline and onto the face.
Chris Evans's Butch Cut
Captain America has to spend every waking hour saving the world, so the butch cut really is a great fit for him, no fuzz just works!
Military Buzz Cut
A butch cut can look a little monotonous if it’s the same all the time. Here, this man has a slight fade as well as some waves on the upper part of his butch cut.
Buzz with Butch Cut
Can there be any clean hairstyle than this? The chances are less maybe but this one is quite a clean look. The top is butch cut with a tinge of a buzz cut with sides with tapered sides and beard blend with the fade. The beard is shaped from thinner to thicker just to balance it well.
Dyed Butch Cut
Another way to stand out from the uniformity of the butch cut is to dye it a fairy dust pink. And don’t stop there. Make it an ombre with an even lighter color at the fade to add depth and more personality to it.
How to Get the Butch Cut?
The butch cut is one of the easiest haircuts to get. You can even do it yourself! Unlike some other styles, the butch cut is hard to mess up. And if you’re not comfortable taking a DIY approach, almost all stylists and barbers know how to cut a good butch cut.
However, since the butch cut has other names, you might want to ask your stylist to buzz your hair with a certain clipper setting.
Since clippers are used, if you have a favorite clipper setting, you can use that. Any guard number from #3 to #5 will give a good, tidy butch cut. #4 is a good intermediate setting if you’ve never gotten a buzz-style haircut before.
Once you’ve settled on a clipper setting, buzz all of your hair. That’s it! You will use the same clipper setting for the entire haircut to achieve the uniform look. Once all of your hair is clipped to the same length, the buzzing sound will stop.
How to Style the Butch Cut?
The butch cut doesn’t need much styling, so you can choose to go without. If you do want to style it, you can use butch wax, which is a hair product specifically made for buzz cut styles. While your hair won’t need much taming, applying some product can give it a nice shiny finish.
Heidi is the owner of Buzzcut Guide, the online guide to cutting your own hair. If you’d like to learn more about how to take care of your hair at home, save money, and keep unnecessary visits of the barber to the minimum, hop on over there and learn more!