From army recruits to Brad Pitt, the buzz cut has been a go-to style for men since the invention of clippers. And whether you’re trimming down for summer or just switching up your look, you can’t go wrong with this minimal-effort cut, which is both dignified and badass—no styling required. In fact, it’s so easy you can achieve it solo. We chatted with Ruben Aronov, the Manhattan-based master barber at F.S.C. Barber, to bring you this foolproof guide to prepping, cutting, and maintaining your buzz...minus a trip to the barbershop.
Eyeing those clippers for a new look? Here’s how to buzz at home—plus expert advice on the easiest way to give yourself this low-maintenance haircut.