The comb has long been known as a favorite hairstyle between broker and seller. But as the likes of Hamm, Timberlake and Clooney began to wear the crest, it was revived and reinvented for a modern aesthetic. It’s a versatile and modern hairstyle that frames almost every face. From a neatly combed back to a curly-brush-over, we’ve gotten together ten modern interpretations of classic comb-over to inspire your new look.
What is a comb over?
The comb-over consists of more hair on top either separated on the side or oil spray back. Often worn sides and with varying length at the top, the comb over is flexible enough to be worn with a tie or t-shirt. So grab your comb, a bit of product, look for your part and do a new combed one.
1. The Low Fade Comb Over
The comb can have a classic look, but by adding a fade-in to the mix, you can cut in contemporary territory. A low fade gives you a more conservative, traditional option. From the beginning, the cones that are on or below the ears make you head for a subtle transition in length. It is a natural look for a bearded gentleman or someone who is looking for a style that is at once trendy and timeless.
2. The Middle Fade Comb Over
Beginning of the fade higher than the conservative low fade, but still leaving room for cones in the length. The middle fade comb over, says “I’m a risk taker, but I’ll still get my tax return made in time”. The buzzed hair starts to be its fade above the ears, resulting in a style that, though fat, works with your length at the top. The middle fade fits well-styled, straight hair.
3. The High Fade Comb Over
Typical of the more free-spirited comb over-carrier, a high bland attention is attracting and celebrating the shift in length. With less space for the rejuvenation, the high transitions quickly from the short sides to the more top. The cut directs your eyes to your forehead line while sending a message that you do not mind taking risks. The high fade is a safe bet for those with shorter hair, though some rock can lock it up with longer.
4. The Short Comb Over
Born to be born with a suit, the short comb over will take on this style. For those who have difficulty managing hair or those who simply want to portray a more polished aesthetic. The short comb over is a safe option that looks good on most heads. The cut works best without hair on the face, an award ceremony.
5. The Long Crest About
For those men who want to keep the length at the sides and up, the long comb is over for you. Forget humming the pages; This cut is all about maintaining the length while styling your hair in a loose comb. You can blow-dry it, add some volume on top, or control it with some strong halt pomade. The longer hair can be versatile and means that you are not married with a comb over.
6. The skin fade comb over
If a high fade is for the free spirits, a skin fade comb over is there for the rebels. The skin fades away from the length on the top down on your bald skin, yes, hence the name. It’s a super clean and bold style, citing military cuts for his inspiration. A certain length and keep the top neat for the best results.
7. The Modern Comb Over
The modern comb takes over the part of the line of only a part of the style and places it front row center. This modern interpretation of the comb over looks a hard feature line accented in which your hair is sharing. The feature add a sense of asymmetry while the eyes line up along your hairline to see what else is going on up there.
8. The Crest About Pompadour
Wanted to get some volume in an otherwise fairly flat equation? The pompadour is an interesting way to add another layer to your crest. The possibilities of working with a modern pompadour are only bound by your natural hair giving and your imagination. Use a little loose-pom pomade and blow off a lot of volume for a bigger, swinging look. Or you opt for a stronger holding pomade for an elegant pompadour.
9. The curly comb over
Curly-haired brothers do not need the feeling that they miss out on all the combing fun. Curly hair is surprisingly good at the comb-over style. Curved long curls over buzzed sides celebrates the gift, the curly hair. Use your naturally unruly locks to your advantage by being the center of attention. After all, do not you say ‘lure the girl’?
10. The Slick Back Comb Over
Another style popularized in the past decades and enjoying something of a renaissance. The slick back comb can integrate over, a subtle, shorter length with graded sides. For a statement of the kind, let it be that length up at the top with a high fade on the sides. For amazing results, pair with a BART or tattoos.