First Radios, now (Men's) Hair...

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by sirmatt, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. sirmatt

    sirmatt New in Town

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    I am a guy needing a little hair help.

    I had been here before, doing a little research on Victrolas and my 1933 Airline console radio (ended up with a 1924 Victrola VV-220 and promptly spent about $50 in rubber, mica and new springs to completely refurbish it...sounds brilliant).

    ANYHOW - I ended up registering because I needed to post and not just lurk.

    I am a guy and attempted to search for a similar or related posting here but was not successful.

    I just transitioned to sales in my company, and my shaggy look is no longer of value to me. That said, I hate "The Average Garden Variety SuperCut" and started dressing a little nicer, so wanted to do something more...vintage. I dress with a high tucked waist anyhow, so "it works."

    ANYHOW!

    I am looking to do a Brylcreem style that's not 50's...think more Cole Porter/Bing Crosby/Clark Gable. Preferably generally speaking 1930's.

    Now I don't look like any of these fellas. I think a cartoon version of me would be Flattop from Dick Tracy!

    Anyhow, I would like to accomplish something along these lines:

    http://www.nndb.com/people/156/000027075/clark-gable.jpg

    On the other hand,

    http://991.com/newgallery/Bing-Crosby-A-Bing-Crosby-Col-467446.jpg

    something like this (finer finger-wave bit o' flair) would be nice too.

    Now typically I have gotten fashion-forward cuts at a boutique salon/spa in my area (Central Florida / Tampa Bay area), as opposed to Joe's Barber Shop or what have you...so I am looking for what to tell or show my stylist to achieve this look.

    I see a lot of "greaser" pics online that look like some tense, non-flowing, cartoony version of 50's hair, but I'm not interested in that at all. I am thinking more Dick Tracy gangster/Rocketeer/Gable or even moon in june 20's...

    Anyhow, any general script to tell her (or maybe just show her the pics?) would be much appreciated.

    Really the primary thing (as most of it is pretty cut and dried, it appears) is what to do about the "flair" aspect of it...in the Gable pic, the wave and in the Crosby pic, the finer finger-wave. Do I need to leave like a "comb-over" type strip of hair or how does that work?

    Thank you, all!

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. Roxy

    Roxy Familiar Face

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  3. Miss sofia

    Miss sofia One Too Many

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    Hello there and welcome, i think Roxy was right, the gents hair cut section is a wealth of information. I don' t know much about mens hair at all, but i can say, that you would probably be better off going to a barbers, at least they should have an idea of vintage hairstyles, i have read loads of posts where other loungers have said that some 'trendy' salons have had no idea how to go about approaching a vintage hairstyle. I did look at those pictures, and this is just a thought that i had, as i said i don't claim to know much about men's hair, but maybe the wave they had going on was because they had naturally curly or wavy hair perhaps and worked with it. My friend who is into the forties look gets his barber to cut him a classic short back and sides with the top left long so he can part it or slick in back or whatever and then the sides are tapered, i have also had my son's hair cut like this too. Hope this is of some help.
     
  4. Land-O-LakesGal

    Land-O-LakesGal Practically Family

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    that cut sounds very similar to a long pompadour but less greased up more greased back instead. I will ask my husband the barber and report back. Personally I think Barbers do a much better job with mens styles that stylist do in general but I am married to a very good barber so I have my prejudices and not all barbers are created equal. Also read through the thread listed in above post how to set my hair was what got me on this site and posting.
     
  5. johnnyelvis

    johnnyelvis New in Town

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    I know a guy I go to that really cuts my hair very very well, knows how to do classic cuts, straight razor shaves the whole deal, look him up its called liberty barber shop in orlando, fl
     
  6. Mav

    Mav A-List Customer

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    Pretty simple. Short on the sides and back, a little longer on top. Dress it with pomade of choice, comb straight back, brush over it, and you're done. The cut is best accomplished in a trad barbershop, but even a place like Supercuts can do it as long as you're firm and insistent on the style.
    In the long run, it's only hair.
     
  7. skyvue

    skyvue Call Me a Cab

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    In the thirties, there tended to be some length on the sides; it wasn't like the 1950s and '60s. I get my hair cut very short on the edges, if you will -- at the ear, the sideburns, the neck -- then tapered into more length on the sides with greater length on the top.

    But don't get the sides too short.
     

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