What is the Ivy League Haircut?
An Ivy League is a type of crew-cut where the hair on the front of the head is long enough to style with a side part, while the crown of the head is cut short. The length of the top hair and the degree of the gradient, from the front hairline back, varies with the shape of the skull, density, and coarseness of the hair.
What Hair Length Do I Need To Get The Ivy League Haircut?
The length at the top is always short (i.e. less than 2 inches) and can then be styled; typically, an Ivy League haircut will have the crown at 0.5-1 inch in length while the front is longer and up to 1.5 inches in length (hence the top is tapered by up to 1 inch depending on what you choose for the front and crown). When going to the barber, if you want to get an Ivy League haircut, you should ensure to denote what length you want at the top (front and back) so that a good taper can be achieved.
How To Ask the Barber For The Ivy League Haircut
First, check with your barber or stylist to see if they’re familiar with the cut. If you’re coming to Pall Mall Barbers, you know you’re in safe hands. It’s a fairly common style, but not all stylists may know it. In that case, we recommend showing your stylist pictures and describing the characteristics below.
Show your barber photos of some variations of the Ivy League hairstyle that you like. This will help them to suggest what can be done with your hair. Take a picture of the style you want to achieve – their interpretation may not always be the same as yours, leaving a rather awkward situation for you both!
What Products to Use to Style
Because the Ivy League is low maintenance by design, you don’t need to do much to style it. Traditionally, it’s side-parted. Get your barber to add texture throughout the hair, this will give you that messier, textured look that makes the hair easier to style.
Argan Enriched Shampoo – Men’s Haircare Products
Argan Enriched Shampoo is designed specifically for men’s hair care. It has the perfect blend of ingredients to provide your hair with essential nutrients like Vitamin E, fatty acids, and minerals which are important for healthy growth. Plus it smells great!
Argan oil comes from natural plant oil produced from the kernels of the Argan tree that is endemic to Morocco. We recommend our Argan Enriched Shampoo be used on a daily basis to help blitz dandruff and relieve a dry and itchy scalp. Perfect for repairing split and dry ends, our argan-enriched shampoo helps to hydrate and indulge hair, leaving a soft and silky finish.
Argan Enriched Conditioner – Men’s Haircare Products
A luxury and powerful argan-enriched conditioner for vitality. Our uniquely formulated product was designed specifically to improve the shine, the strength of your hair with a natural plant oil produced from an endemic tree found only in Morocco! The Vitamin E-enriched formula Treatment will help hydrate dry split ends as well as strengthen strands against breakage so you can enjoy healthy-looking locks without worry all day long.
A luxurious and powerful argan-enriched conditioner for vitality, lustre. Our oil has been designed specifically to improve the shine and strength of your hair with a natural plant product produced from Morocco’s iconic Argan tree; it contains vitamin E perfect if you’re in need of hydration or dry split ends!
Sea Salt Spray – Styling Product For Men
A hair styling product that allows you to create texture in just washed hair; removing that wispy, overly soft look and adding movement and subtle hold. You can also use Sea Salt Spray to refresh a style between washes on mid to long hairstyles. It is perfect for a messy, undone look with a subtle hold. Use it to create a fresh-from-the-beach look with added volume and thickness.
What does it do?
Sea Salt Spray is a product that helps you style your hair into that wet, messy, “beachy” look everyone loves. It gives your hair beautiful waves due to the salt component in the spray.
Step by Step How to Style the Ivy League at Home
STEP 2: Spray 2 pumps of our Sea Salt spray and lightly blow-dry hair.
Step 3: Scoop a small amount of Pall Mall Barbers Light Dressing Cream, best to apply a small amount using the fingers to damp on dry hair, and work from roots to ends for natural shine.
Step 4: Style the hair with your fingers or a comb to achieve your desired look.
One of our barber’s favourite products for Ivy League Haircuts is Light Dressing Cream and Workable Paste hold and styling – and benefits anyone with medium to longer length styles. Ask your barber about it next time you’re in the store.
Light Dressing Cream
Luxury Light Dressing Cream that gives a natural finish and shine and has a medium hold. Our dressing cream is a pliable moulding cream that helps to obtain your desired style all day long, whilst still being exceptionally easy to wash out at any chosen time. Perfect for even the shortest of styles, our light dressing cream helps to create your desired style, without any added feeling of stiffness. Apply a small amount using the fingers to dampen or dry hair, and work from roots to ends for natural shine.
Workable Paste is perfect for any on-the-go style needs. It can be used at home or when you are out of time, with just enough shine to give your hair some extra body and dimension!
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