You never see the back of your head, so why would you care how it’s trimmed, right? But for the rest of us who do see it, it’s a must that you have the right trim for your neck size. It’s what sets a great haircut apart from the rest. Your barber is skilled to know what will suit you, as there are definite trims for everyone. Let’s see what they are:
Have a thin neck? Square it off.
Hair is cut straight across the neckline, the square (or blocked) neckline trim makes a thin neck look wider. If you have the neck of a front row forward, it’s probably a good idea to pass on this one. The drawback to a square neckline is the regrowth can look a bit unruly after a few weeks. It’s a good idea to visit your barber when you see the neckline hair reappearing to have a quick trim up to keep your haircut looking fresh.
Don’t like the square look? Round it off.
Put simply, a rounded neckline is a square trim with the corners rounded off. This hairline trim will also help a thinner neck look wider, but with rounded edges. The regrowth on this trim can also be a bit unruly, so it’s a good idea to keep it fresh with regular line-ups and neck trims. It’s an inexpensive way to stay looking sharp.
Have a wider neck? Like it natural? Choose a tapered/faded neckline.
Instead of creating a definitive neckline like the square or rounded looks, a tapered (or faded) neckline follows the natural growth of your hair. It’s shortest at the bottom and gets slightly longer as it works its way up. There are two big benefits of the tapered look: As it grows out, it’s less noticeable that it’s getting longer since it follows your natural hairline. And secondly, it can help a thick neck look thinner.