Do it if: Your hair is straight to wavy, fine to medium.
Put the scissors down if: Your hair is very thick or very curly.
Ask your barber to: Leave at least three inches on top to build up the pomp. Side length can range from short to medium, depending on your style.
How to pull it off: If you’re dedicated (and not too proud), blow-drying the top straight back helps build body. Once dry, use a strong hold product like Phillip B Lovin Pomade ($26) to keep hair in place.