This Martin Compston crew cut is the ultimate look for anyone who wants a classic, fuss-free style.
A bit of crew cut history? In 1927, Yale rowing team member, Jock Whitney, had his hair cut short for the sake of practicality. And started a trend that’s still seriously on point today.
Thanks Josh, because not only is this an ageless look, but, bonus, it can slim down a round face shape.
Martin’s stylist has also added a low fade for a subtle, modern edge.
- For this Martin Compston short cut, the hair is longest on the top of the head – usually up to 1 inch – and is graduated in length from the crown to the hairline.
- The hair at the back and sides is tapered to be slightly shorter than the hair on top
- Ask for a low fade to be done with a small section around the ears, to streamline the cut
- It’s up to you how you style this. You can just wash and go, or, like Martin, show off the texture.
- If you’re all about texture, then use a small amount of firm hold wax on dry hair. Warm it between your fingers first, then tousle your hair.
- For Martin’s mini quiff, simply push the hair upwards with the wax. You can also set it with some light hairspray if you feel it’s necessary.