You might think that men’s hairstyles are not very creative. You can either have short, long, or semi-long hair, and that’s it. More daring and unrestrained souls will probably still be at the mercy of dreadlocks. But otherwise? In case you recognize yourself in these words, today we will introduce you to a hairstyle called an island.
The world of men’s hairstyles is quite conservative in many ways. Long gone are the days when we saw long-haired rockers and metalheads on the street in large numbers, whose quality and length of hair were envied by many women. Hipsters, who used to wear thick beards in addition to longer hair, are also not so popular anymore.
Instead, we’ve moved to a more classic men’s fashion that calls for a suit, a clean shirt, and perfectly coiffed hair. One of the styles that you can try on any occasion can be called an island.
What is it?
In essence, you can probably imagine it very well. The hair on the sides is cut to the shortest possible length; in the middle of the head and around the face, you can have any length of hair. The interesting thing is that this hairstyle is not only suitable for men, but brave women can also dare to wear it. One of his followers is, for example, the singer Katy Perry.
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An island with a beard
You can go to the island with a beard in several ways. The former commands that you should not shave the hair outside the top of the head (which should be cut short), nor the sideburns. Instead, cut the hair outside the center of the head and the beard (including the sideburns and their connection to the beard line) into one short length. Thanks to this, you get a very interesting, sometimes even geometric, look.
The second option is that there will be no connection, so between the island and the beard, you will have the hair cut to the shortest possible length or shaved.
The long island is lost
Another variant is an island, the upper part of which will be longer. Thanks to this, you can comb your hair back or wear it swept forward. In addition, from long hair, the hair on the sides will be gradually shortened from the longer ones until they are as short as possible. Again, you can leave the connection with the beard over the sideburns.
If too long hair in the middle of the head is not quite right for you, try a traditional short cut, leaving the longer hair (with a shorter cut) at the temples. Then shave everything from this line towards the ear.
A voluminous island
If the quality and density of the hair allow it, you can even dare to go for a much more voluminous island of semi-long hair, which you will edit for a visible texture. (For example, with gel.) The island should be wider (for the length of the forehead). Then trim anything below it very short, or shave it off completely.
When we talk about alternative styles, the traditional punk rooster, which is also sometimes called clear, is a clear island. Classic fashion doesn’t have to be blue or green; even your natural color will be chic. If you also tighten it and support it with gel, you will not go unnoticed.
Even men who have naturally very wavy or curly hair do not have to worry about the island. You can leave them wavy and voluminous in the center of the head. On the sides and back, shorten their length significantly. But you don’t have to proceed to complete shaving because the island will be quite prominent even without it.
A real island
This is more of a recession, but maybe some of you will dare to try this style. The hair on the head has a uniform length to which the hairdresser shaves the shape of a real sea island to decorate your head. For practical reasons, however, it is a style that will be best, especially for a summer vacation or for some thematic celebration. Not very suitable for normal life. But those who like to have fun will surely reap success with this hairstyle.
As this is a more demanding activity, we recommend that you do not make such an island on your hair yourself. Otherwise, it will be more of a disaster.
What type of hairstyle do you like?