The evolution of the Crew Cut, the new modern men’s hairstyle

Nov 26, 2013

A staple of men’s hairstyles for more than 50 years has been the crew cut, but over the years, men and their stylists have taken liberties on the traditional style, and have created some of the most popular hairstyles of the last few years.  Legend has it that the original crew cut began back in 1927 on the Yale rowing team.  A member of the team cut the sides of his hair short, but left the top longer.  The rest of his team liked it and began to cut their hair the same way, and the crew cut was born. (Crew is another name for a rowing team, hence, the "crew" cut)

The crew cut begun as a somewhat conservative haircut, not extremely showy or bold, but still very defined and unique.  As the years have gone on, men began growing their hair longer and longer as it became more socially acceptable, and eventually the norm.  This lead to trends such as shaggy hair, longer parted hair, bangs down styles, etc.  Eventually, styles lead back to the crew cut origins with the shortly trimmed sides, but men and stylists have begun to leave the top longer and longer, leading to one of the most modern and common styles of today.  A somewhat modified crew cut style has become one of the most popular choices of the young professionals as well as in the fashion community and pop culture.  Needless to say, this particular style has taken its hold on society, and is the latest in Men’s hair trends.  While the length and shape will vary, the concept is ultimately the same, long and styled on top, short and trimmed on the sides.

The moral of this story is, if you’re looking for a new style that’s current and popular, you really can’t miss with a modern crew cut look.  And if you need some help deciding on what would work the best for you, come on in and our stylists will help you out!