The Caesar haircut has been around for hundreds of years. In fact, it takes its name from Julius Caesar whose surviving depictions show him in this hairdo. The style is short, particularly in front. It has a fringe horizontally across the forehead. The rest of wearer’s hair is layered with lengths of two to five inches. Some men wear their hair even shorter than two inches.
The style was popular in Caesar’s day, because of the acclaim of this powerful ruler. It became a popular style again in the 1990s. One of the most memorable versions of the cut was George Clooney’s hair style during the early episodes of the television series E. R. Other actors or personages who have been seen wearing the style include Russell Crowe, Eminem, Ed Westwicks, Gerard Butler, Kellan Lutz and Josh Lucas.
Although the style died out to some extent following the popularity during the last decade of the century, it has more recently seen a resurgence. The style can be worn equally well by those with straight hair and those men whose hair is curly. The fringe across the forehead is the single most defining feature of the style.
The length of the the hair and the technique of this cut has another advantage for styling purposes. It is easy to style into a spiked look. It only requires a bit of styling gel following a shampoo and the hair on the top of your head can be styled into the classic spike.
Because the hair is very short and very low maintenance, it makes a popular style for young boys as well as for men. With a little gel, the boy’s hair can be spiked with the sides slicked back. Otherwise, the hair cut makes the Caesar look the natural look. Because the hair is a short, it will need regular trims to keep it looking its best.
At the other end of an age spectrum, the hair style popularized by the Roman Emperor works well for men whose hair is beginning to thin. The short fringe on the forehead is brought forward, thus covering thinning and receding hairlines. Because the hair is short, it makes the thinning hair less noticeable.
Although the style dates back to the first century A. D., it also is used in futuristic television shows and movies. For example, Battlestar Galactica crew members have a style that imitates Caesar’s look. It’s amazing that a style that reflects historical personages’ preferred style can also be perfectly appropriate as a design from the distant future. It should be obvious that this style is timeless, because it continues to come back to the forefront of men’s styles again and again.
The Caesar haircut has the advantages of being stylish and perfect for men who don’t want to spend a lot of time styling their hair. It is suitable for all age ranges. It doesn’t require straightening or perming in order to hold its shape. It can be varied somewhat with the use of gel.