Short Layer Cut
A popular haircut which is performed entirely with shears. Hair is cut in uniform “layers” all over the head. The cut can be as long or short as desired and can be a very versatile cut that gives the illusion of length and volume using long hair for the illusion of length and short hair for volume, this way it is easy to style and manage
Layer Cut (longer layers)
The area that is tapered is the lower to upper areas of the back and sides. The taper can be of various degrees, but the taper always goes from shorter hair lower down on the back and sides to gradually longer hair higher up the back and sides. The edge of the haircut, meaning where skin and hair meet, can also be tapered to zero, where the hair gets gradually so short it blends to the skin or it can be cut fairly short and then razor outlined so there is a definite demarcation line between hair and skin. Usually, most barbershop taper cuts are tapered to the skin at the nape of the neck. The outline shave can be with a straight razor or with a small edger clipper made for this purpose.
A flattop is a type of very short hairstyle similar to the crew cut, with the exception that the hair on the top of the head is deliberately styled to stand up (typically no more than an inch) and is cut to be flat with square or round corners. It is most often worn by men and boys, particularly those in the military and law enforcement in the United States.
A crew cut is a type of haircut in which the hair on the top of the head is cut relatively short, graduated in length from the longest hair at the front hairline to the shortest at the back of the crown. The hair on the sides and back of the head is usually tapered short, semi-short or medium. A long crew cut is referred to in the US as an ivy league crew cut or ivy league.
The straight razor shave is the facial for manly men. The experience is definitely a treat. There’s nothing like a hot towel on your face or the manly fragrance of shaving cream to sap the stress right out of your body. It feels cool to be taking part in a ritual that thousands of men from history experienced. Plus, in a world where women are pretty much doing everything men are, a straight razor shave is one of the few activities that is still completely and exclusively male.