The French Crop is a popular hairstyle that features long hair at the top, a spiky fringe, and shorter sides and back (usually Faded). It’s classy, versatile, easy to maintain, and comes with numerous variations.
Ideal Face Shapes:All
Ideal Hair Types:All
Use medium-hold pomade to style the fringe; preferably, keep it textured and spiky.
You can enhance contrast by doing a sharp Fade on the sides and back.
If you want an edgier look, dye the tips of your Fringe’s spikes.
And two mirrors –one should be big and stationary and the other small and handheld
If you already have these tools, here’s what you need to do…
Start by separating the hair on top with clips, bands, or pins – whichever you like. To do this effectively, you’ll need to create a side part on one side of the head that goes around your crown to the other side.
Once that’s done, it’s time for the clipping. Here, you’ll want to clip the sides and back short. Pro tip – putting in a taper fade or an undercut is a popular choice. Preferably, go with a taper for a more conservative appearance and an undercut for an edgy look.
With the sides/back done, it’s time to tackle the top. Here, start by trimming the hair down to your desired length. And remember, the hair should be shorter at the crown and longer at the fringe.
When you have achieved the desired length, comb the fringe forward onto your face. Next, crop it using your scissors – to any length you fancy. Note, the power behind short men’s hairstyles is contrast. As such, make sure you have some contrast between the top and sides/back.
To get a rugged and textured look, do some point cuts on the hair on top. However, if you’d like a neat and tidy appearance, opt for a blunt cutting.
If not, you can always visit your local barbershop to get a cool French Crop Haircut.
Learn more about that next…
How to Ask For a French Crop Haircut
The good thing is that the French Crop is a popular haircut, and most barbers will recognize it by name.
If you are after a unique variation, here are some tips to help you get the haircut you want…
Bring a photo: Nothing beats a reference photo. It shows what you want and how you want it. Plus, it makes it easier for your barber to visualize your request.
Use the Right Terminologies: Always try and use the right haircutting terminologies as much as possible. Note that barbers speak their language (the same way with any industry), and to get them to understand what you want, you have to use the right names and terms.
Ensure You Communicate: This is arguably the most important part. You should make sure you communicate effectively with your barber and divulge all the relevant information. And if you don’t like something, just ask them to change it.
Now that the cutting is all done, let’s see how you can style your new hairdo.
How to Self-Style a French Crop Cut
Due to the shortness of the hair, styling a French Crop haircut is also relatively easy.
You can style this haircut in a variety of ways to fit your personality and taste.
But, here are the basics:
Start with clean, towel-dried hair.
Next, use a blow drier to set the hair. You can also apply some salt spray before drying.
Now, you’ll want to apply some styling product throughout the hair. As usual, opt for a matte product to get that natural, textured finish. However, if you’d like a glossy appearance, use some pomade.
Next, style the hair forward. Remember to run your fingers through the hair or twist it a bit to give it more volume.
To finish off, apply a blast of hairspray.
And there you have it, in just 5 steps, you’ve styled your French Crop haircut.
There you have it – all you need to know about the French Crop haircut.
So, who’s this haircut for?
Well, just about anyone who wants a stylish haircut but doesn’t want to spend an hour in front of a mirror styling it.
This haircut works great for most formal and casual settings.
Now, it’s your turn:
What is your favorite French Crop variation, and why?
Please let me know in the comments below or ask any questions you may have concerning this haircut.
I’ll be more than happy to help.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A French Crop haircut is a perfect style for men looking for a low-maintenance haircut that will make them look neat and dapper. Men with a busy lifestyle fit into this profile.
Yes, a French Crop is a fashionable and classy haircut that draws inspiration from the Caesar haircut.