Want to score more points with women? You can: With the right haircut. A stylish cut can get you lingering looks, according to a study by the US company Wahl Clipper Corporation. If you know how your hairstyle affects women, you can send the right signals and maybe even enjoy a small – but crucial – advantage. Read on to discover which men’s hairstyles women love and why!
Sidepart – a long-standing favorite men’s hairstyle among women
The sidepart is a true hairstyle classic that men have been wearing since the 40s. This style features longer hair on top, shorter hair on the sides, and a soft transition between the two lengths. It looks best when worn with a side parting, drawing attention to the short sides. The sidepart looks clean, professional and absolutely timeless. According to the study, women consider men with this haircut to be intelligent, courteous and self-confident. It’s also associated with professional success. Behave like a gentleman while wearing this cut, and no woman will be able to resist you.
Incidentally, the sidepart is really versatile. It can be styled smart and sleek, or undone and messy. Tip: For an elegant business look, blow dry the longer upper section towards the back using a round brush, and then sharply style it to the side. Use a pomade or glossy wax to finish. For more hold, spray on some hairspray. For an off-duty look, the sidepart can be styled a little more roughly. Spread some creamy matte wax in your palms and run them through your hair towards the back.
Crew cut – why women love this men’s style
According to the study, men with crew cuts are trustworthy, intelligent and reliable. This is a very masculine hairstyle, a characteristic that’s most likely linked to its origin: As the name suggests, it was once popular among team sportsmen. The style was a favorite among men who played for Ivy League college sports teams in the 20s and 30s. The crewcut hairstyle features hair about half-an-inch long at the sides and neck, with much longer hair from the ears upwards. Thicker hair that stands up a little by itself is ideal for this hairstyle.
The crew cut also used to be super popular in summer to help keep men cool in the heat. Along with its sharp lines, this is likely why the crew cut was so popular among G.I.s during the second world war. After long hippy hair of the 60s and 70s, the crew cut experienced a revival in the 80s. Today, the haircut is considered an absolute classic and is often worn by businessmen.
Messy hair – women love this casual look on men
The just-out-of-bed look, messy hair, isn’t seen as sloppy – actually, it’s super hot! Men with this hairstyle are seen as having a relaxed, easy-going nature. Women also find men wearing this scruffy look more interesting!
The messy look sees the upper and side sections of hair kept long and a bit disheveled. Important: The hair should not look too styled. That's why it's perfect for men who like to run their hands through their hair while they’re thinking, or for outdoor types whose hair is always ruffled by the wind. However: It still needs to be maintained with regular cuts. When styling, the hair can be left to fall loose around the face, or can be styled back with the hands. Tip: Accentuate individual strands with a little styling cream.
The golden rule: Women love self-confident men who stand by their own style. What about guys who are beginning to lose their hair? Reach confidently for that razor and shave that head!