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.
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.
Still hesitating whether to get buzzed? Check these guys below:
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.
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.
Fancy Smal Shaved Line with Shorter Sides
Even though the butch cut is supposed to be even all the way around, some areas can add a little flare. A line up top and sides that are cut shorter look really good.
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.
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.
Pink Hues Butch Cut
If you have a pair of clippers and cut your own hair into a butch cut, why not go a little further and try some different colors? Here, the blond pink really stands out.
Frizzled Top With Faded Sides
This is about a level three butch cut. The top is cut in layers and styled upwards in a disorderly fashion. The sides have a skin fade that elongates the face.
Fancy Longer Butch Cut with Side Sway
If the butch cut grows out a little, there are ways to push it to the side a bit. Add a tight fade in there and this haircut is looking fancy.
Modern Butch Cut with Medium Top
When the butch cut grows out, things can get wild. Some try to snazz it up by parting to the side or making it a bit spiky. Here we have the butch cut dyed blond and combed forward, with an eyebrow line for good measure.
Waved Buzz Taper Fade
Waves are splashing onto the pages of fashion magazines in 2020. This butch cut gets a fancy makeover with waves plus an added bonus of a taper fade on the sides.
Classic Butch Cut with Moustache Pair
When the butch cut grows out a bit, it starts to look like the French crop. A moustache and some nice piercings accentuate his look.
Street Stylish Butch Cut with Temple Fade
While the regular butch cut can get boring, we all know the streets would make it hip. With the edition of a temple fade and some lines, this butch cut looks ready for the runway or any downtown nightclub.
Colorful Butch with Slit Sides
Butch Cut is always simple, said no one ever. This one is on the hipster-ish and trendy side of the butch cut. The top is combed to the side makes a nice teeth pattern with sides being taper faded with slit shave for detailing. Also, the top is colorful with a dark tinge.
Afro Butch with Angles
Pure gold with this maintained butch cut, may also qualify as a low-key buzz cut but the detailing here is perfect. The uniform volume all over and no part makes it whole and the lineup adds that trend flair. The simplicity makes it stand apart.
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.