Want to look stylish around the water cooler? Need a style that will sit well around the board room but still have an edge for the weekend dancefloor? Here is the low down on 5 styles to keep you looking your best on the daily grind.

Classic Taper Cut

Also known as the businessman cut, this one is a timeless, low maintenance style which will ruffle no feathers and also meet a neat and tidy balance between keeping it casual and staying professional. Combined with short, tapered sides and more length on top, it is simple for your stylist and creates a polished look and is also highly flexible depending on your tastes. For an even more old-school, formal look you could consider adding a side part.

Slicked Back Side

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This style has risen to great popularity recently and is as simple as it is striking. Simply using a high quality pomade you can comb back the top hair into place. In this style volume and weight in the top hair are a great asset as well as using quality products to ensure a glossy and precise slick back. Add shaved sides for a really confident look which still retains a neat professional look when slicked back.

Modern Short Pompadour

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Popularized in the 1950s by the late, great, Elvis Presley. The pompadour hairstyle has made a huge comeback and is one that every man should try at least once. Hairdryer time is essential with this one and adding lots of volume as well as high quality pomade to get the correct hold. Very suited to wavy and curly hair with a last 4inchs growth on top. Wear it short and tight on top to create an eye-catching business style that oozes self confidence in meetings.

Classic Taper with Sides Forward

Understated, this is the most common go to for the vast majority of men seeking and easily kept, smooth business look which won’t raise eyebrows.

It may only be your classic short back and sides with a little extra length on top, but it has retained its popularity for great reason. It is a tried a tested winner that takes barely any time to prepare. Still though it keeps you looking fresh for those early morning commutes.

A little know secret is that by gelling the sides forward it can provide excellent and discreet cover for those with a slightly receding hairline.

Butch Cut

The easiest and lowest maintenance of them all, but don’t be fooled: the butch cut style may seem straight out of boot camp but with a little extra spray to add some sparkle and perhaps even a slight diagonal spike thrown in, this cut is anything but outdated.

A powerful cut that when teamed up with your favorite suit can certainly win you new admirers in the office and no need to worry about a hair out of place, it is an adaptable style suited to any occasion.

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