A Style Guide: The Textured Crop

It is officially the season of goodwill, socializing and festivities demands a trendy but easy to wear hairstyle. Enter the popular men’s hair trend, the textured crop.

ruffians-textured-crop-2019-a

Reason It’s Trending

This super-low maintenance crop is not only easy on the eye, it’s easy on time and takes little to no effort to make it look amazing. It’s absolutely everywhere right now, with everyone from David Beckham to Jake Gyllenhaal sporting this super chic style.

What To Ask The Barber For

For the Ryan Reynolds version you want a scissor-over-comb crop on the sides with a point-cut rounded layer on top; scissor-over-comb gives a softer more natural finish than clippers. 

Alternatively, if you’re addicted to super short on the back and sides, ask your barber for the usual fade around the back. Get them to texturise the top by cutting super short, following the shape of the head using a point cutting technique. Ask them to avoid thinning scissors as it will make the hair too fluffy.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Ruffians Barbers (@ruffians) on

How To Style It

As mentioned, it’s pretty low maintenance but also holds its shape as it grows out. At its shortest there’s no need for products. This is good for the hair, giving it a break and allowing it and the scalp to breathe. 

When it begins to get longer and therefore fluffier, products will certainly help you define the look. Wash the hair with Ruffians Original Shampoo. Towel dry the hair until 80% dry and spray a generous amount of Ruffians Marine Spray over the entirety of the hair. Blow dry, using your fingers to add texture and break up the hair. When the hair is thoroughly dry, take a pea size amount of our all rounder, Ruffians Matt Clay. Rub vigorously between the palm of your hand to warm and then rub evenly throughout the hair. Pat the hair gently to flatten and shape, or pinch with your fingers for more definition.

For a really natural look, wash with Ruffians Original Shampoo and leave to dry naturally. If you want more volume use Ruffians Hair Powder. Rather than sprinkling into the hair, tap a little amount into the palm of your hands. Rub together and then rub over the surface of the hair, this will disturb the texture and enhance the haircut.

Our new Ruffians product range is available to purchase from all five of our shops, or can be bought from our online store. Want to let the experts sort your hair and give you the lowdown on the best products for styling it? Book an appointment now.

Style Focus: the Textured Crop

REASON IT’S TRENDING

This super-low maintenance crop is not only easy on the eye, it’s easy on time and takes little to no effort to make it look amazing. It’s absolutely everywhere right now, with everyone from David Beckham to Jake Gyllenhaal sporting this super chic style.

WHAT TO ASK THE BARBER FOR

For the Ryan Reynolds version you want a scissor-over-comb crop on the sides  with a point-cut rounded layer on top –  scissor-over-comb gives a softer finish than clippers will. Alternatively, if you’re addicted to super short on the back and sides, if you ask your barber for the usual fade around the back but get them to texturise the top by cutting super short to follow the shape of the head using a point cutting technique, ask them to avoid thinning scissors as it will make the hair too fluffy.

How to style it

As mentioned, it’s pretty low maintenance but also holds its shape as it grows out so you may well end up with your next season’s look into the bargain. The lack of gels/waxes/pastes is good for the hair, giving it a break and allowing it and the scalp to breathe. You can wash and wear it natural, but if you want more volume use a little L’Oreal Superdust. Rather than sprinkling into the hair for volume, pour a little into your hands, rub together and then rub over the surface of the hair, this will disturb the texture and enhance the haircut.