- File Size: 2299 KB
- Print Length: 66 pages
- Publisher: Real Men Real Style; 2 edition (June 18, 2013)
- Publication Date: June 18, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DH950ZG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,105 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Classic Hairstyles for Men - An Illustrated Guide To Men's Hair Style, Hair Care & Hair Products Kindle Edition
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The diagrams are decent and give you a rough idea of what each style might look like. More useful would have been actual photographs of men sporting each look, but chances are good that one can find examples with a quick Google search.
The last section on how to talk to the barber/stylist about your desired hair was very helpful. I've often wondered why my haircuts don't turn out consistently. Now I have the vocabulary to be more specific about what I'm looking for.
I was able to review this ebook free of charge. I'd be willing to plunk down a few dollars to support the authors, but the list price strikes me as too pricey for a booklet that can be read in under 20 minutes. Especially when one considers that websites like artofmanliness.com provide similar information at no charge.
This book is ideal for men on the cusp of a life-style change, (military discharge, school graduation, new job, new social surroundings, or a change in hair growth), and looking for insight to adopting a new look.
The substance: The book contains just 116 screen-views (on high zoom level) covering the basics of hair (part, length, color, thickness, and straightness/curlyness); the attitude (consistent vs varied, neat vs messy, sculpted vs natural, and the relationship between choices of hairstyle and clothing); the effects of various maintenance options (shampoo, conditioner, hair wax, pomade, hairspray, hair clay, and combing); and specific hair styles (both a sketch and then text explanation of each style - text usually on the page following the style illustration, which can be awkward), ranging from short cuts (bald/shaven head, burr, butch, crew cut, fade, high and tight, and flat top), through medium cuts (bowl cut, brush cut, caesar cut, business cut, ivy league, pompadour, taper cut, layered cut, and fauxhawk), and long cuts (beach cut, wave cut, ponytail, straight-and-long/shower cut, front bangs, dreadlocks, Bon Jovi cut, and full Mohawk). The final technical section is how to tell your barber what you want (give an example (maybe a photo on your smart phone), describe the texture, clearly define the outline, and perhaps get specific about the neckline (tapered, blocked, or rounded), the arches (ear outlines - high, natural or tapered), and sideburns (length, thickness). Centeno concludes with advice to know your hair (characteristics), and what you want it to say about you, then pick a style consistent with your taste and maintenance needs, and voila!
I am a frequent reader of Mr. Centeno's style advice at RealMenRealStyle.com and I've watched a number of his very popular videos on Youtube as well. He's always incredibly thorough, knowledgable and smart in his advice. I highly recommend this book.
Most recent customer reviews
This was pretty short. It had some good tips to talk to guys about during consultation, but it's really meant as a guide to men before they come into the shop.