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This look draws on the iconic shapes worn by James Dean and Elvis Presley, looking both classic and exaggerated. The extended length of the top, worn in a high, planar shape, adds a touch of rebellion to a debonair look. A trim beard gives the style a hint of indie rock appeal and manly charm. The bespoke look is a perfect counterpoint to the understated lines and vibrant colors that compromise the new men’s looks for spring. Read on for detailed instructions on getting the cut including sectioning, shaping, and styling. –– Laura Martin

Step: Divide hair just below the round of the head using a horseshoe shaped section. Cut the bottom section with a razor, working square to the head, to create a tight shape with a natural, not-too-perfect finish.

Step: Cut the top section parallel to the floor, leaving length significantly longer than the sides. Blend through the corners with a razor or texturizing shears to erase demarcations, but do not attempt to connect lengths.

Step: To style, add a liberal amount of texture paste to damp hair, comb through and push into desired shape. Spray any willful cowlicks with a pump of primp spray.

Special thanks to Laura Martin, senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, for sharing professional hairstyling advice with Style Noted 

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