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Do you fancy a French crop haircut? If you are researching for answers, then you’ve landed on the right side of the internet. It’s trendy, low maintenance, and allows many styling opportunities.

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Here is a brief but comprehensive guide to the French Crop Hairstyle for Men.

What Is A French Crop Haircut?

The French crop haircut is characterized by a long top featuring a blunt fringe with short backs and sides. The top and the sides’ length depends on your preferred style, and the blunt fringe makes it easy to style the top forward or slicked back. It is an extremely versatile haircut, and you won’t run out of ideas on the ideal style to pull it off.


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What Do I Need For The Cropped Haircut?

As mentioned earlier, the French crop is low maintenance and styling won’t cost you much. A few suggestions for items you will need include a textured lotion for cleaning your dry hair. Make sure the cream is light hold.

However, if it’s a stronghold cream, you can include any of the shape face products, and it will work just fine for any medium-to- fine-textured hair. Additionally, a quality balm can come in handy to keep the hold and add a slick finish to the French cut.


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How To Get Cropped Haircut

In case you’re still not sure that your barber will get you right when you ask him/her for a French crop, give them the cue. Tell the barber to cut or clip your sides, which will depend on the desired texture. You can also choose a fade or an undercut. If you can’t decide between the two, you can even opt for a mix of both. The top hair can be cut in two ways. For more voluminous and textured appearance, the barber should point cut your hair, whereas, for a more dapper look, you will want him/her to give you a blunt cut.


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How Do You Do A French Crop Haircut?

Talk to your barber on the desired look you wish to derive from the French cut; If you have a picture that will make it even easier.
Generally, the sides will be cut short with the help of clippers. Especially for the back and sides so that they contrast to the hair on top.

Speaking of hair on top, it can be either point cut or blunt cut; Point cut for volume and shabby look, whereas the blunt cut for a flat and tidy appearance.

How To Style It

Because there isn’t much hair to style, even the textured French crop is considered a low-maintenance haircut. You’ll simply need to apply some of the styling product, such as wax, pomade, or gel, to your still wet after the shower hair and mold a textured crop or whatever style you choose.


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The French crop is the type of fringe haircut men find extremely beneficial. Along with minimal styling and maintenance, it offers you a multitude of different styling options. You can pair a textured fringe with short cropped hair or get a close cropped haircut on the sides and match it with the side-parted top. There are many examples of the cropped haircut. In this article we sample popular ones.

Classic French Crop

The aim is to allow the edges to be sharp to attain the classic French crop. The haircut for the top should be point cut.


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Short French Crop

Short French crop is low maintenance and require minimal to no styling at all. Neat and dapper look for any man on the move.


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Long Cropped Cut

Long hair at the top provides versatility on how to style your hair. With a long-cropped cut, you can do quiffs and side parts among others.


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French Crop Fade

French crop fade is easy to style and give that classic vibe but with an edgy look.


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Textured French Crop

Textured French crop is for those looking for a balance between rugged and neat looks. You will need pomade for styling. Be careful not to take on too much, the aim is for the hair to look light and feathery.


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Disconnected Undercut French Crop

Requires almost no styling. Disconnected French crop allows the hair to look shorter at the sides and back.


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Curly French Crop

For men with curly hair. Ensure the sides are short and the hair across your forehead horizontally cut for a neat shape.


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Messy Crop Top

Interesting and youthful that can be styled using hair wax and a light coat of hairspray. The messy crop top is ideal for younger men, it’s a laid-back bro style.


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Angular Fringe

Classic hairstyle for younger men. Angular fringe leaves the top long and maintains plenty of hair spikes.


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Straight French Crop

Easy to maintain for those with naturally straight locks. If that’s not the case, then run flat iron through the top. Prevent flyways with small use of hairspray.


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There are also various ways how to style your hair on top. The possibilities are infinite. If you’re lacking the imagination, check out our selective gallery of the best French crop haircuts, including a crop top fade, disconnected French crop and many more.



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Though the French crop haircut may seem a bit confusing at first, in reality, it’s very easy to get. Just tell your hair stylist in details how you see your future hairstyle or simply show a photo. Luckily, our plentiful photo gallery offers you enough options to choose from.

REFERENCES:

  • Hairstyle Trends for Men. Source
  • See the best men’s hairstyles and haircuts for 2020 with our expert advice for your next barber visit. Source

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