Ideas for Men’s Hair Styles?

Question by Daniel R: Ideas for Men’s Hair Styles?
I am a man with medium to thin dirty blond hair (the closest representation of it would be something along the lines of Owen Wilson) and as of now I am not sure where to go with it. I was thinking of using some form of dying (not drastically changing the color of course) or a highlighting kit, but not sure how to style or change it, any suggestions?

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Answer by Steve
Not sure how your hair is at present. If the color suits your complexion and eye color, i would leave it alone. Here are some very short to medium styles that can be designed to suit most guys’ combination of head shape, face and neck shape, frontal hairline and facial features.
regular taper cut:
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This answer explains the basic short cuts. The first two links contained therein are quite informative:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090521173336AA1hONk
ivy league(long crew cut):
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Some barbers describe an ivy league as a crew cut just long enough to be parted and combed to the side if so desired. An ivy league can also be worn with the hair brushed up off the forehead to form the short pomp front or with the short bangs brushed down on the forehead like a forward brush cut.
crew cut:
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ultra short crew cut:
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[Around 5/8″(#5) at the front hairline, graduated to about 1/4″(#2)at the back of the crown. Back and sides are tapered from around #0A length (1.2mm)down to #000 length(0.5mm) at the ears and nape.]
Grooming any of the short pomp styles- crew cut, ivy league, flat top crew cut- is basically the same and takes about a minute or two.
1) Towel dry hair.
2) Barely dip fingertips in jar of wax.
3)Transfer wax to palms.
4) Smooth palms over hair.
5)Brush hair off forehead to form short pomp front.
Might also take a look at the short, medium and celebrity galleries at the haircuts for men site. There are hundreds of photos. Whichever style you decide on, be sure to take a photo to help describe the desired haircut to the barber or stylist. Haircut names like crew cut and ivy league can be widely interpreted according to region and barber.
Good Luck!

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