Nothing truly goes out of style.
Usually, a haircut will trend for a while and then go out of fashion briefly, only to return to favor after a while.
This is especially true when talking about the Caesar haircut.
Originally brought into fashion by the famous Roman Julius Caesar, it is seeing another resurgence in popularity yet again.
This time the Caesar cut has a more modern approach and can be styled a number of different ways while still being faithful to the original.
The Caesar hairstyle these days can also be called a cropped cut for men. It is short, yet textured on top which makes it a very popular hairstyle for guys with short hair.
In this article, I will talk about the various ways you can wear the Caesar cut and put some pictures up that you can take to the barber if you see one that suits you.
What is a Caesar Hairstyle?
Julius Caesar was a Roman general and eventual Dictator that popularized the Caesar cut due to his being self-conscious about his receding hairline.
He wanted to hide the fact that he was badling and combed his locks forward over his hairline.
As you can see in the picture, it was cropped and somewhat textured to give it a stylish look.
Over the centuries, the look has come and gone. It’s definitely back in right now so here are some more updated versions for you to choose from.
How to Get the Caesar Cut
To ask your barber for the Caesar cut is easy. It’s a very simple cut.
You only have to decide how short you want the sides and then decide on how to shape the bangs.
The length on top should be around one inch to 2 or 2.5 inches at the most.
The one constant is that it is combed forward towards the front.
Its simplicity is the basis of its appeal. The Caesar haircut is very low maintenance and doesn’t require much if any product to style.
Classic Caesar Cut
To do it as Caesar did, all you have to do is ask for a trim around the ears and neckline. I would say leaving it an inch would be about right as you can still kind of move it around.
Trim with scissors into the top and leave the top about 2 inches long.
Comb it forward and ask the barber to chop into the bangs to give them some texture. For this style, it is important to not have the bangs blunt cut straight across.
Textured Caesar Cut
For this Caesar haircut, you can go as short on the sides as you like.
The top should be combed forward as usual, but the bangs are cut straight across.
To style it up a bit, ask the barber to chop into the top creating short tresses of texture. You can go on the long side if you wish, but shorter definitely looks better when the bangs are blunt cut.
I would say 1.5 inches on the top should work well.
Caesar Cut with Receding Hairline
It may sound counterintuitive, but with a receding hairline on top, the Caesar haircut should be on the shorter side.
Even though the original Caesar was trying to hide his baldness, you definitely should not attempt the same.
Though there is nothing in the historical record, I guarantee that Caesar was not fooling anybody back then.
And neither will you.
Cut it neatly around the hairline, combing it straight forward just as you see in the picture.
In fact, I think the Caesar hairstyle is the ideal cut for the guy with a receding hairline as it looks very neat and clean.
Like the other Caesar haircuts, but instead of the bangs going straight across or even textured, the hair is swept slightly to one side.
Once again, the sides can be as short or as long as you like for this Caesar hairstyle. The top should be left long enough to not only comb forward, but the bangs need to be slightly longer to allow for them to be pushed to the side.
This is a classic cut for black guys that don’t want to look too edgy. The Afro Caesar hairstyle works great for guys of any age.
Typically the sides are faded since the top is still short, it doesn’t matter how tight the fade is.
What is important is that the hair on top can be brushed forward. If you have natural waves, you can also showcase them with this modern Caesar haircut.
The bangs are almost always going to be lined up. It wouldn’t look right if the bags were overhanging in front.
You’ll definitely need a military brush to keep your hair in place.
Caesar with Wavy Hair
You don’t need straight, smooth hair to rock the modern Caesar haircut. Even guys with thick wavy hair can get this haircut.
The only problem some guys may have is the way the hair grows, not necessarily the fact that it is wavy.
If your hair tends to grow front to back, then you may need to blow dry it and add some strong styling products.
Don’t be limited by only the cuts on this list as to what you can do for your own modern Caesar haircut.
Depending on your hair type and desired length, you can be very creative with it and make it your own.
Your barber may even have some ideas on how to personalize this Caesar cut for you, too.
With textured haircuts and cropped cuts becoming ever more popular, this is the perfect time to go back to the old standby. Stylish, low maintenance and timeless, think about this short haircut for men next time you are ready for a haircut!