Businessman Haircut, Hair Style & Classic Look

Last updated on April 28th, 2013 at 06:14 am

The Classic look of the Businessman Haircut and Hair Style

The Businessman haircut and hair style is a conservative look that revolves around a smooth tapered haircut and a side part hair style. If you want to emulate this hairstyle and look, simply go to the barber and tell him to give you a Businessman haircut; he will cut everything right so that all you need is to style it by parting your hair to the side.

The Businessman haircut is also known as a Businessman’s haircut, a Businessman Cut, a Conservative Cuta Classic haircut or a Professional Haircut or Cut; if you want the Businessman hairstyle, then simply swap haircut or cut for hairstyle when asking your barber. As of 2013, the Businessman look still trends strong as it is the most-accepted haircut and hairstyle in an office setting.

A businessman with a classic business haircut and hair style

Hair length category


Suitable hair type

Straight hair, wavy hair

Haircut for the Businessman Hair Style and Look

The top is left at an even length between 1-2 inches while the sides and back are tapered with scissors to a shorter length than the top; a hair clipper is used right at the hairline of the sideburns, ears and nape to finish the taper for the Businessman haircut. The edges (transition between sides/back and the top of the head) are smoothed so that the hair follows the contour of the head.

Haircut difficulty

3 out of 5

Styling the Businessman Hair and Look

The hair on the top of the head is parted to the side, with the line for the part starting at either the left or right temple (whichever you prefer). A small fringe can be left hovering the forehead or the hair can be combed perpendicularly to the parting line. Alternatively, the hair can be slicked back.

Pomade, hair gel and hair mousse are 3 hairstyling products that work good to style the hair in the Businessman hairstyle: choose pomade and hair mousse if you part the hair to the side and choose hair gel if you slick the hair back.

A businessman with a classic look, hair style and haircut

Styling difficulty

2 out of 5

While male celebrity has sported a cool Businessman haircut and hair style?

A great example of the Businessman’s haircut and hair style is that of Matthew Morrison in the TV serie Glee (he alternates between this cut and an Ivy League cut).

Matthew Morrison with his hair in a classic businessman hairstyle and haircut

Men’s hair products for the Businessman hair style

The Businessman look with he haircut and hair style is an excellent men’s hairstyling choice if your job is in an office setting. The Businessman haircut is discreet, elegant and doesn’t stand out, which is, after all, what is needed when communicating in the workplace with others and with clients. Great men’s look, we say!

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