A Ducktail Haircut Will Make You Stand Out In The Crowd
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A ducktail haircut may not be as popular nowadays as it used to be in the 1950s, but it is still considered iconic. The fashion in which you style your locks for a ductail hair cut makes it one of a kind. Thus, it guarantees that your mane will not go unnoticed no matter what event you are attending. Besides, as the look has evolved, there are plenty of ducktail haircuts to choose from, which means that you will be able to easily find a style to match your preferences and tastes.

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What Is A Ducktail Haircut?

Before we dive into the world of the most stylish duct tail haircuts, let’s first discuss what it is. A duck tail haircut is a kind of popular mens cuts that are intricate and high maintenance. It features the hair in the back combed over the sides toward the front so that it reminds of the duck’s rear. As for the hair in the front, it can be styled in many different ways with an elephant trunk and a flat top being the most popular. If you are aiming for a more elegant look, you need to let the front section of your hair grow longer to be able to create a pomp.

 

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The History Of Ducktail Haircut

To understand the ducktail hairstyle better, it makes sense to explore its history. The idea of a duck haircut is attributed to the Philadelphia barber Joe Cirello, who invented this hairstyle in the 1940s. Even though in the 1950s haircut duck tail hair was considered stylish and fashionable, it was not that much common. Yet, it could be spotted on such well-known trend setters as Elvis Presley. Over the course of time, it became popular among Teddy Boys, the Greasers as well as Rockers. Nevertheless, it was not a signature look of any subculture. That said, a pomp, a slick back hairstyle or a quiff did not necessarily feature a ducktail haircut.

How To Style Ducktail Hair

If you think that styling a ducktail hairdo requires much effort, you are completely right. Yet, you can still pull it off without external help. Remember though that it is pretty difficult both to create and maintain so be ready to devote enough time to da haircut not only in the morning but also during the day.

Also, to make the most out of your duck hairdo, it is perfect if you have thick locks of medium length. What is more, the hair on the sides should extend below the ears so you could comb it to the front properly to create an authentic ducks ass haircut.

Now, arm yourself with your trusty pomade and a fine tooth comb and follow the steps below:

  1. Apply the pomade to your hair and spread it evenly using the comb.
  2. Comb back the hair on the sides so that it meets in the middle of the nape.
  3. The line that begins at the head top and stretches down to the very bottom of your neck is your parting line. So, take the comb and slick the hair on the head top downward to create a defined parting.
  4. To add extra volume to it, you can take the hair from your sides.
  5. For an elephant trunk, you will need to revert to the second step and repeat blending.
  6. The bottom of the hair near your neck may slightly curl up, which gives da hairstyle an intricate twist. So, just leave it like that.

Now that you know everything you need to nail this chic hair look, it is time to explore the trendiest ducktail hairstyles.


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A duck hair cut made a lot of stir back in the 1950s for good reason. Even though it is pretty tricky to achieve, it is eye-catching and sophisticated. Hopefully, we inspired you to recreate this legendary hair look.

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  • The ducktail is a men’s haircut style popular during the 1950s. Source

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