Do it if: Your hair is straight—works with fine, medium, or thick.
Put the scissors down if: Your hair is wavy or curly.
Ask your barber to: Keep the sides as short as possible, and fade hair shorter into the nape of your neck and sideburns. Leave at least an inch and a half on the top and the edges blunt.
How to pull it off: Use a gel like Kerastase Homme Capital Force gel to keep hair in place. Put it in when wet, and once again when dry.
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