If you’ve spent any time on the internet recently (we’re having very different isolation experiences if you haven’t) then you’ll have seen the memes. “What you think you’ll look like when you shave your head (David Beckham, 2001) vs. what you actually look like (Britney, 2007)”, that kinda thing.
Buzz cuts aren’t just meme fodder though – they’re probably the biggest hair trend right now – thanks to isolation (boredom or closed barbers, you decide). As cuts go, it lends itself pretty well to DIY; quick, easy and grows out fast but, trust us, fades aren’t as easy as your barber makes them look. One-length allover is your best bet.
If you’re giving it a go, start with your clippers a grade higher than you plan to go (you can always go shorter). You’ll need to go over your hair a few times to get it even. It’s quick but don’t rush. Here’s some inspiration.
By Beth Ludolf