04-24-2013, 11:54 AM
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Hi lads,Geordie Sam here,
If I was to walk into an American Barbers and ask for a "short back and sides" would the barber know what I meant, or does it have a different name in the "states".
Over here(uk) for most adults (not the hip "youngsters") this is probably the most common type of haicut.
Geordie Sam.

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 04-24-2013, 01:38 PM
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  • OldDog23
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`bout the same...also: "tapered, or square" in the back ? and: "long on top".

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 04-24-2013, 02:11 PM
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(04-24-2013, 01:38 PM)OldDog23 Wrote: `bout the same...also: "tapered, or square" in the back ? and: "long on top".
I always go for the tapered back,I think it looks more "classy".
Sam.

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 04-24-2013, 02:36 PM
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  • OldDog23
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I like the tapered back, also.....in my case, it's "nothing on top". Biggrin

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 04-24-2013, 03:56 PM
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It's called a "classic taper" or "businessman's" cut.

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 04-24-2013, 04:14 PM
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I find that if you go to a barber over 60 with a name like Bud; or Bob; or Corky they're going to cut your hair the same as the guy before you and the guy after you. You have to stay awake and specifically tell them how you want it tapered or you'll walk out with white walls and a high tight.

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 04-24-2013, 10:09 PM
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  • vuk
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We used to called it the 'regular haircut' around here. That's what my barber used to call it but it might take more explaining if you go to a salon or the hair cuttery.

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 04-24-2013, 11:49 PM
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  • Johnny
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I have not had a decent tapered haircut since my old barber passed away years ago. The upcoming stylist have never been taught how to give a proper taper.

And like vuk, we just called them regular haircuts.

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 04-25-2013, 06:44 AM
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  • slantman
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We used to call it a square back. If you wanted it really short it was a buzz or a crew cut.

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 04-25-2013, 06:57 AM
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When I go to the barber I ask for a "Bald Fade." All it is a fade with no guard on the clipper for the back and sides. On top, I keep it very short and only use a number 1 guard on the top. Not too far from a High and Tight.

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 04-25-2013, 10:08 AM
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  • Johnny
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For some reason I did not picture you with that type of cut Dale. Maybe it's your avatar. Smile

That's how I wore mine for years but one of the granddaughters said I had to many knots and moles on my head so I have let it grow out now.

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 04-25-2013, 04:47 PM
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After 15 yeas in the Army and a medical discharge (back injury) mine stays at shoulder length.

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