Trendy haircuts: focus on the American gradient

Would you like to try your hand at a very special men's haircut: the American layered cut? Bonhomme shares its secrets with you from Bonhomme on this unique haircut, which our barbers handle with ease in all our barber shops.

The American gradient: a trend that leaves no one indifferent

The great advantage of the American gradient is that this haircut works equally well for a mid-length or short haircut. If you've got a long haircut, why not take the plunge and shave it all off? In barber shops Bonhomme, the American gradient has been a hit for several years now, as much for a trendy cut for Valentine's Day, Christmas, as for everyday life. 

What is the American gradient?

The American gradient is a trendy men's haircut perfect for all occasions. Very much in demand this summer 2019, as we discuss in this article, it features a cut that is gradient on the back and sides. The hair is shaved off at the nape of the neck and around the ears, for a finer and finer gradient as it rises towards the top of the head. This is what differentiates it from the undercut, which is a cut between a long, shaved part, with no gradation. It's a timeless cut that differs from vintage haircuts, which are just as contemporary. 

The importance of your hair type

The American gradient men's haircut requires technique to be successful, and to differentiate itself from the undercut. To be successful, the hair type is very important. But you'll be delighted to learn that it's suitable for all hair types, whether you have afro, frizzy, wavy, curly, thick, straight, fine hair, and so on. It's up to you to have fun in one of our barber shops Bonhommeto find the haircut you've been waiting for. To find out more about all the hair styling techniques, read our dedicated article!

For which face?

The American layered men's haircut is suitable for all hair types: but not all faces are flattered by this haircut. Here are the reviews left by our barbers at Bonhomme :

The round face

If you've got a round face, you're in luck, because the American gradient is the perfect men's haircut. That means you can get any haircut you want! Our barbers' advice: not too long on top, for a result in harmony with your face - and your beard, of course. 

The oval face

Once again, the American gradient seemed to be a men's haircut destined for you. You're lucky enough to be able to afford a wide range of haircuts. To avoid accentuating your oval face too much, it's best not to cut the sides too short.

The square face

You couldn't have picked a better time: the American gradient is the perfect men's haircut to make you look your best. It's up to you: very short on the sides, high on the crown... you can have it all.

The elongated face

If you have an elongated face, you don't have the most suitable face shape for an American gradient. However, you can still try it in one of our barbershops Bonhomme. We can certainly advise you, offering to bring volume to the front of the face, to harmonize your haircut with your face. 

The triangle face

To get your haircut just right, it's best to avoid the American gradient, which isn't very flattering for a triangular face. You absolutely must have it? Let yourself be tempted by a beard if you haven't already done so: you'll bring back volume, flattering your triangular face. To achieve the American gradient, it's advisable to add volume to the forehead, to keep the sides long enough. It's a more flattering haircut than an undercut.