The jarhead style is one which has become synonymous with military and other armed forces personnel the world over. Besides those going into battle, it can also function as an easy to keep, manly haircut for the everyday man. Here are a few of the ways in which it can be worn best.

Classic Jarhead

A traditional style jarhead cut features the extremely short and high sides and back. This is incorporated with a slightly longer top part on the head with typically little of no length to style or customize. Otherwise known as the high and tight style, it offers the perfect low maintenance option for many working men. It may also prove a good option for those whose hairlines are beginning to recede.

Butch Jarhead

The butch jarhead is a style which is quite similar to the classic described above. However, it is shorter again on top and possess a less noticeable fade to the top of the head. This almost gives the impression that the hair is one length. It is rising in popularity and is very suited to those with a rounded head shape. A fantastic easy, summer style. Let that summer breeze keep your top cool at all times.

Mohawk Jarhead

Mohawk Jarhead is a striking and assertive variation. The back and the sides are shaved high and tight as in other jarhead styles. However, the top section of the head is shaved further on both sides. With the remaining top section still being kept short, this creates a very macho image and a variation of two styles including the Mohawk which is easy to manage and retains its clear and striking look.

Spiky Jarhead

Leaving the jarhead cut a little longer on the top gives the wearer the chance to adopt more freedom with styling and spike the top section of hair how they please. This is an excellent combination. It preserves the clean appearance of the classic jarhead. This also allows for a fresh, manageable look on top which shows a man who cares for himself well but is still conscious of being stylish. A good choice of style for many professional men.

Asian Jarhead

A hugely common and popular style in Asia, Korea particularly. The Asian jarhead follows the basic principles of the other classic styles with the zero sides and back. The unique feature being that the short razor cut sides begin to sharply fade into the top just above the ear. Often they will be shaved downward in a curve to meet at the back in a type of arrow style. This seems a uniquely Asian style which can also resemble a 1980s bowl cut depending on top hair length.


In conclusion, the jarhead cut provides a smooth, clean, look which is easy to achieve and maintain. It is very functional and displays a macho and powerful image, hence the reason why it is customary among military members and polices forces around the globe.


Anthony Gallagher

Anthony Gallagher

Based in Seoul, South Korea, Anthony is a freelance writer and self-professed hair enthusiast. He attends like clock work for a bi-weekly haircut and complimentary ear waxing at his local one woman barber shop.
Anthony Gallagher