Prom season is upon us and the Princeton Style haircut is an excellent choice for a classic look made popular in the 1950’s. Throughout my career this has been one of the most common haircuts in the barbershop. It is easy to maintain for the customer especially with problem crown areas. With that being said it is a more difficult hairstyle to cut because of the extreme differences in length. In this case the customer has very straight hair so even though the crown area is being cut almost as short as the sides the top has to be left long enough so it can be styled to the side without standing up. This particular model is special to me because I have been personally cutting his hair since he was 3 years old and now I just gave him his senior prom haircut. Next up I will be giving him his going away to college haircut this fall. It is such an honor to be an important and memorable part of so many of these young men’s lives as they are growing up.
Princeton Style Haircut For Prom Season:
1. Use a 3/8th’s attachment comb or metal blade and shave over the pivot area and the sides and back of the head.
2. Taper around the outline of the haircut with an adjustable clipper to leave a low natural finish. Make sure not to go higher than the natural hairline.
3. Use the clipper over comb technique to blend in the crown area to the top. Make sure not to blend too far forward or the hair will stand up.
4. Use the scissor over comb technique on the top section to trim the hair to the desired length.
5. Blow dry the hair into the desired style with a light gel until completely dry.
6. Finish with a dry paste and style to the clients preference.
This is a classic cut that is not going out of style any time soon. It is a great solution for young children with problem crown areas or anyone looking for a low maintenance hairstyle.