Let’s be honest. How many of you know all the hairstyles that a man could get done at the barbers? The truth is not many. Most men just go to the barber’s and ask the guy to cut it off short, medium etc. I found an interest in haircuts when I started taking care of myself a bit more and when I started wearing good clothing, I decided I need to know my hairstyles as well.

Today we cover High and Tight Haircuts. For the many of you, who don’t know what a high and tight haircut is, here’s a little primer.

What is a High and Tight Haircut?

A High and Tight is primarily a military base haircut. In the military, men cannot waste too much time figuring out what hairstyle they should have. A lot of them go for the clean shave. But a few of them who cared about how they looked decided to create a hairstyle that was military friendly and that also had a certain element of flair to it.

This is how to high and tight was born. So how does it look?

You can look at the picture below, which is a good example. But a high and tight is characterized be a very short cut on the back and sides of your head and a puff of hair on top that is neatly trimmed.

Over the years, the High and Tight has taken various forms and there has been new additions and innovations in that hairstyle. We will cover the best high and tight styles.

High and Tight Fade Long on Top

This is the modern-day version of the high and tight. The new addition to the high and tight is the long hair on top. Generally speaking, the top hair for the high and tight isn’t too long. But the modern day rendition lets you grow your hair on top and keep the sides and the back of your head super short. This is a super smart hairstyle that doesn’t look too “Militaryish”. It’s the most popular high and tight going around in 2019. To get this cut done at the barber’s make sure you have enough hair on top and ask the barber to trim off the hair on the back and the sides.

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High and Tight Haircut With Beard

Many people think that a hairstyle and a beard style are two separate things. But in fact, they are super interconnected. If you go for a class high and tight, it might seem like you don’t have enough hair and it might not suit everybody. But when you pair a high and tight with a good beard, you immediately have a modern day style paired with an old-school style.

High and Tight Haircut With Beard
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High and Tight Pompadour

What do you get when you mix two classics together? The Pompadour in itself is a very popular hairstyle. For the uninitiated, it’s the hairstyle that Elvis Presley rocked back in the day. The Pompadour is basically when the hair is raised high and combed back like a slick back. When you mix that with the high and tight, you get a classic look that is sure to look great.

The short sides of the high and tight and the complimenting length of the pompadour make this a classic.

High and Tight Pompadour
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High and Tight Recon Haircut

The high and tight recon is the “classic” high and tight haircut. This is what most men in the military sport and for traditionalists, this is the high and tight they know. This is super simple to do, in fact, you don’t even have to go to the barbers for this. You can take electric clippers and shave your sides and back off. When you come to the top, make sure to add a blocker to your clipper and then remove the excess hair on top. You will be left with a carpet like hair on top and really short sides and back. This whole thing will take you 20 minutes at absolutely no cost. This is the best budget haircut with no extra frills.

High and Tight Recon Haircut
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High and Tight No Fade

The High and Tight No Fade is the extreme version of the high and tight. This is a clean shave of the head except for the top. Normal High and Tight involve shaving the back and the sides of the head with a clipper. But with a high and tight no fade, the back and sides are completely shaved off with a razor. This is also a style that can be easily done at home without too much equipment. This is an extreme hairstyle that will suit only a few people. If you are in the military, this is the perfect hairstyle.

High and Tight No Fade
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High and Tight Haircuts for Thin Hair

One of the best haircuts for thin hair is high and tight. Why? Because you barely need hair for the high and tight. Thin hair looks thin only when you let it grow long. But when you cut it short, thin hair doesn’t look thin anymore. For people with thinning hair, the high and tight is a perfect cut.

High and Tight Haircuts for Thin Hair
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High and Tight Combover

If you are looking for a hairstyle that is neat, clean and makes you look polished, there is no haircut that can come close to the high and tight combover. What is this style?

This particular hairstyle is characterized by long hair on top that is combed over towards the side while the sides and the back are kept short.

This is a classic hairstyle that looks fantastic and is super neat.

High and Tight Combover
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High and Tight Receding Hairline / High and Tight Haircut Balding

If you have balding hair or receding hair, the perfect style you can choose is high and tight. Why? High and tight requires no hair. This is why this particular style is used by men from the world over to cover their bald spots of their receding hair.

How do you pull this off?

Make sure your top is shaved very closely and whatever hair you have on top, make sure to comb it over to cover your bald spot.

High and Tight Receding Hairline
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High and Tight Fauxhawk

A fauxhawk for people who aren’t aware is like a mohawk, but slightly more presentable and non-rebellious. A fauxhawk is characterized by long hair on top that is spiked evenly. A fauxhawk combined with a high and tight is when the sides of the head and the back are shaved or removed off.

High and Tight Fauxhawk
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Mens Shaved Hairstyles

The best part about the High and Tight is the simplicity of it all. It’s a very simple hairstyle to cut and in most cases, one can do it at home with scissors and clippers. It’s also very easy to maintain. This is a style that I like to sport during summers because I hate visiting the barbers in the summers and I’d like to keep my hair short because it’s cooler that way.

Also Read :

Types of Hairstyles for Men

Short Haircut Styles for Men

Long Length Hairstyles for Men

  • High and Tight Fade with Long on Top
  • High and Tight Combover
  • High and Tight Recon Haircut
  • High and Tight Fauxhawk
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