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Trendlooks 2016

The New Men's Crop

The New Men's Crop
Robert Pattinson ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn", "Bel Ami") and singer Adam Levine ("Maroon 5") wear the new crop in combination with a three-day beard (also known as designer stubbles)
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The new men's crop is razor short and just a bit longer on top. This haircut gives new meaning to the attribute "low maintenance". See how our featured stars Robert Pattinson, Adam Levine and Michael Fassbender wear the new crop

  • Prisoners and new recruits everywhere are definitely familiar with wearing cropped hair. Traditionally, every single hair on their heads is cropped to stubble. The different feature of the new crop is the slightly longer hair on top of the head (four to five millimetres/0.15" to 0.2") by comparison with the side hair, which is only half as long. A well maintained crop needs to be trimmed about every four to six weeks.

  • Arguments in Favour of the New Men's Crop

  • The New Men's Crop
    Michael Fassbender ("Prometheus", "Fish Tank") shows us his slightly grown out new crop
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    Undercuts, the Iroquois, spiky hair, and the shag are certainly cool men's hairstyles. However, there is no hairstyle easier to style and maintain than the new crop. Actually, in that aspect, the new crop clearly leaves all other hairstyles wanting. Of course, this would hardly matter at all if the new crop would not be as cool as it is convenient. No matter what you do, your hair will look well-groomed even while driving in an open car. Nobody could even tell whether you shampooed your hair yesterday or a minute ago because it will be dry in the blink of an eye. Go ahead! Wear your favourite baseball cap or hat. Your hair will not show any effect. This certainly is the ideal hairstyle for cool guys who like to look stylish while living life to the fullest.

  • Styling Tips for the New Men's Crop

  • The New Men's Crop
    Channing Tatum looks striking with his new crop and goatee
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    Razor short hair should be washed with a suitable shampoo to keep it looking healthy and shiny. Dandruff would not at all be compatible with such a short haircut because every flake would be very apparent.

    You have the choice of styling your new crop shiny or matte. Use hair wax for more lustre or an alternative hair product for the matte look.

    The style of your beard can dramatically change the impression you make with your new crop hairstyle. Robert Pattinson's and Adam Levine's designer stubbles play up the cool simplicity of the new crop. You may however decide to shave the stubbles before attending serious events or parties with strict protocol. Cutting your hair this short is a big step. It may be a good idea to discuss with your Schwarzkopf styling expert whether this look suits your style and whether you want to grow a beard to go with the striking new crop.