The buzzed haircut is an extremely short and trendy hairstyle that stands out for all the right reasons. This following HairGlamourista article will take you through the details of this style.
The Buzzed haircut is the very epitome of the no fuss, no muss hair. Sported with a length that is mere inches above the scalp, this haircut requires almost negligent maintenance (if at all). While the cut has been famous among men for quite sometime now, its popularity has been on the rise among women as well. Many women are taking to this cut, not only because it saves on time, but because it is an unbelievably unique fashion statement that just cannot be missed.
This style of hair became popular among the men and women of the early ’50s and ’60s and has, since then, continued to be in the news. In the following sections of this HairGlamourista article, we will go into the details of this very unique haircut that just cannot be missed.
What is a Buzzed Haircut?
Like we said earlier, the buzzed haircut is probably the shortest haircut that one could go in for (surpassed only by the option of becoming bald). The length of this cut is traditionally maintained at mere inches above the scalp. However, these days, there are a lot of variations and combinations that can be sported―like, bangs, or a puff.
The Varied Types
A standard buzzed hair do
The longer version of buzzed hair
Short buzz hair
Crew cut buzz hair
The buzzed haircut is also known as the ‘waffle’ or the ‘crew’ cut. The word ‘buzz’ has American origins and is derived from the sound of an electrical razor when used to shave hair. There are various types of buzzed haircuts that one can choose from. For example, buzzed haircut with medium sideburns, buzzed haircut with bangs, etc.
Traditionally, buzzed hairstyles vary in their length throughout the scalp―while some are longer in the front, others in the back, and some others on the sides. Accordingly, there are certain names that are given to the type of cut. Some of these cuts are, induction cut, burr cut, butch cut, crew cut, flattop, brush cut, high and tight cut, and ivy league.
Although, these variations and combinations are usually sported by men, there are times when women opt for a specific cut as well.
Reasons for Choice
Gone are the days when traditional, long hairstyles were the only choice that a woman could afford for her hair. With time, our lifestyle and tastes have undergone a tremendous change and never in the past have so many choices in hairstyles been available for women. The buzzed haircut is popular for two main reasons―one, it does not require any maintenance, and two, it represents a strong personality.
Women who have their hands full with a full-time career, or have a lot of responsibilities, like full-time moms, find this haircut an absolute delight. Why? Because, with almost no time required for its maintenance, they can buy more time for themselves to devote to other activities.
The other, more powerful, reason being that, some women absolutely love the fact that a buzzed haircut represents a strong personality, one who steers clear of the society’s traditional expectation of how a woman should be (read, with long hair) and does what she deems is best for her or what brings out her personality perfectly.
Though these hairstyles are thought to be sported and flaunted by only professional women, that is absolutely not the case. Women from all walks of life and professions, wear this hairstyle with absolute elan and style. Popular stars such as Sinead O’Connor and Natalie Portman are notable examples.
A buzzed hairstyle looks best on women with chiseled features because they enhance this feature further still. Yet, this is not an absolute prerequisite. They are especially chosen for their shock and awe factor and for the fact that they enhance facial features.
In a way, this hairstyle also helps in dispelling stereotypes because it allows women an expression of their choice and the possibility of going against societal expectations.
So then, do you see yourself with a buzzed haircut and getting some head turning every time you walk by? Do it for that then, do it for the time saved, do it for the no muss, and most importantly, do it for truly being a woman in a man’s world.