Myth: all shaved heads are created equal. Fact: there are a ton of different ways to rock a shaved head. The shaved head is not a one-size-fits-all hairstyle. There are plenty of styles to represent your personality, from an all-over buzzcut to a short, parted style.
The shortest kind of shaved head is commonly referred to as the Induction Cut. Named after the style of haircut given to most new military recruits, this look is achieved by removing the guards from the clippers for the closest shave.
If you’re looking for just slightly more length, a Burr Cut uses the #1 or #2 setting for a more grown-out look.
The Butch Cut uses the #3 or #4 guard, leaving you with roughly ¼-inch of hair. Whether you taper it or not is up to you!
If you’re more interested in the movement that a longer, slightly-tapered haircut offers, a Brush Cut keeps things a little longer than the butch cut and fades out down the side.
A side part is a classic look, and can be achieved with the brush cut’s cousin: the Crew Cut. The Crew Cut is slightly longer in the front than the brush cut.
Take away the sides and back of the crew cut and you get the High and Tight, a shorter version of the fade haircut. Getting the hair on the top of the head filled in is a simple way to add definition to this classic style.
The longest form of a buzzcut is affectionately known as the Ivy League cut. Also known as a Princeton cut, using clippers with a #7 or #8 guard make it possible to add a notable part in this style.
If you are losing your hair in any way, whether your hairline is receding, you have bald patches, or your hair is totally gone, shaving your head is a great way to disguise the hair loss. Scalp micropigmentation is a state of the art procedure that can fill in any bald areas to give you the look of a shaved head, exactly the way you want it. Depending on which of the above styles you are interested in and the state of your natural hair, the experts at Hairline Ink can work with you to achieve a great shaved head style. We offer Scalp Micropigmentation in over 50 US cities. Call or text us today at 833-HAIR-INK (833-424-7465) to schedule an appointment, learn about our pricing, or get a free quote!