Duniakana.com – The French crop is a short or short haircut for men that includes low maintenance, aka no complicated maintenance. Suitable for Kanakers who want to look fashionable without having to style every day.
This French crop haircut is realized by cutting short and even thinly trimming the hair on the sides and bottom of the head. Then the top was trimmed, plus bangs on the front that were rather long. It is often compared to a Caesar cut, but differs in the length of the bangs. There are many types of French crop haircuts to choose from, you know.
In addition, this cut is also being loved by many men because it is considered to be able to highlight the masculine sense and elegant aura of a man. This assumption cannot be separated from the booming film titled Itaewon Class, which was played by Park Seo Joon some time ago. Park, who played as the main character, managed to steal the attention because of his handsome looks that radiated with a very short french crop haircut. As a result, many men in South Korea and even in Indonesia also follow Park Seo Joon’s hairstyle.
If Kanakers are curious about this one haircut style? Here are dozens of variations. Go straight to the barber after reading this article!
French crop facts and history
Before discussing the variations of the cut, let’s get to know some facts about the following French crop.
1. Simple, chemical-free haircuts
Quoting the publisher site Phaidon, French crop was created because some people want a fashionable haircut by a professional barber, but free from certain products such as pomade, hairspray, and so on. Create an artistic haircut, but easy to care for and free of unnecessary product use.
2. Popular in the 90s
The French crop was a trend in the 1990s, but it’s a bit different from the contemporary versions of the 2010-2020s which are more flexible and modified into various kinds. 90s-style cuts are usually not accompanied by the drastic thinning of the hair on the sides and back of the head as it is today. The length of the hair looks more even, but still with the characteristic straight bangs on the forehead.
3. Timeless and flexible style
This cut is suitable for all face types and includes timeless. Ideal for Kanakers who are lazy to change hairstyles quickly because they keep up with the times. You can combine it with a beard too. Really versatile pieces alias flexible and easy to modify.
4. Adopted many public figures
Many public figures have adopted this style, especially the actors and singers who have colored your days in the 1990s and early 2000s. In the contemporary era, the actors in the best-selling series Peaky Blinders are some of the pioneers in the return of the hairstyle. However, it is believed that the famous person who first popularized it was King Henry V of England. This cut was later adopted by actor Timothee Chalamet when he played the king in the 2020 Netflix film The King.
French Crop is not Caesar Cut or Crew Cut
Many people are often mistaken about the french cut, where this cut is often equated with the crew cut hairstyle or even caesar cut. When viewed at a glance, the French crop is a short hairstyle on all sides, but the bangs tend to be long or still look thick, often even covering the forehead.
Meanwhile, the Caesar cut is classified as a crop cut that has short bangs, while the bangs on the French crop usually grow long to a half size that covers the forehead. Because they are both short on the sides, many are still unable to distinguish between various styles, such as crew cut, undercut, to two blocks.
Crew cut also has a short cut with long bangs that are graded to resemble a mini pompadour. Then, the undercut is a cut that cuts the hair very short at the bottom and sides, while the top is left long. Not infrequently the longer the side of this hair can resemble a mohawk style.
Then there is also the two block style which is quite similar to the hair above. Two block itself is a typical Korean male hairstyle with a cut similar to an undercut. It’s just that, the two block haircut has a more dramatic gradation and thickens at the top.
Suitable face type
In choosing a hairstyle, usually people will adjust to the shape of the face. This is quite relevant because hairstyles can make someone look thinner or fatter. For that, choosing a hairstyle sometimes has to be with a lot of considerations.
But this is not the case with the French crop hairstyle. Where the trend of this cut can fit all kinds of face types. Here are some tips so that the French crop style can match Kanakers’ face.
- For a face that has a round shape, you can add texture or volume to the side of the french crop so that the face looks slimmer.
- For faces that have an oval or long shape, make a more flat cut such as the presence of flat front bangs or blunt bangs. This will create the illusion of a narrower face.
- The French crop can be applied to many types of hair, be it curls, straight, or coarse.
- Kanakers are certainly curious as to what style of french crop cut that can be applied to hair. So as not to be confused, just this is the inspiration for french crop pieces that you can try at home.
The first type is of course the classic one. This style peaked in popularity in the 1990s. The difference with the contemporary French crop haircut is in the neatly cut and shorter bangs to cover the upper part of the forehead and disguise a thinning hairline or looking less well-shaped. This cut is generally suitable for people who are starting to experience signs of baldness or thinning front hair. It is also suitable for people who want their hair to appear thicker and want to cover a forehead that is too wide.
2. Short French Crop
This cut will create a neat impression on your appearance, but not too boring and formal. There are still stylish nuances left, really. Your bangs and hair will be cut short, making it very easy to comb and style without any special techniques. Perfect for people who want ultimate comfort and simplicity.
3. French crop mullet
Mullet is a shaggy hair type that was a trend in the 1970s. However, recently it has returned to the surface, especially for women’s hairstyles. Even so, men can really revive this old hairstyle. The trick, mix it with a french crop. Your long hair can be cut shaggy short, then the top part is styled towards the forehead and partly into bangs that cover part of the forehead. Don’t forget to thin some of the hair above the ears.
4. Long French crop
This French crop is perfect for chubby and fat faces. Similar to the classic one, but the bangs and top hair are left a bit longer, creating the impression of thick hair. With long bangs, a round face will be disguised well. Please make an alternative to the next haircut.
Textured French crop is realized by cutting hair deliberately uneven length. In this way, a beautiful texture will be created. This cut is suitable for thick and curly hair whose hair usually already has a natural texture. However, even straight hair owners can try it, really.
6. French crop undercut
With the undercut style, the hair on the sides of the head will be trimmed thinner than the top. Then, as usual the top will be combed towards the forehead plus bangs. It doesn’t have to be straight, bangs can be made not straight, a bit messy or made wavy and textured. It just depends on the preferences of Kanakers.
7. Curly French Crop
Owners of curly hair can try this hairstyle. Even your curly hair will look more striking and artsy. Curly hair often gives the impression of being disheveled, but with a French crop that impression will disappear instantly. Fashionable and neat replace it immediately. Please try it yourself, Kanakers.
8. Skin fade
Skin fade is a haircut that gives the impression of a burst of hair. The trick is to create a gradation between the hair and the scalp. This can be combined with a French crop haircut. Whether your hair is straight, curly, or curly, this cut can be applied.
9. Disconnected undercut
Usually, skin fade and undercut haircuts are combined with disconnected shaving styles. Disconnected itself was created from the split line made manually by the barber. Hair will look more preppy and artsy at the same time. You can make the line on the side of the head.
10. Fangs fringe
For those who want to look eccentric, fangs fringe can be tried. This is a term to describe straight bangs that have been added longer bangs at both ends, like fangs or fangs. Please give color so that the eccentric look of Kanakers is maximized. Dare to try, no?
For this one style, the top hair will be styled up like a stubble. More suitable for owners of straight hair. To maintain spikes, so that they remain visible and do not drop after a few hours, Kanakers can use the help of pomade. However, even without it, the hair can actually still look standing if the length is right.
12. Asymmetrical and messy
In addition to a neat classic cut, Kanakers can create an asymmetrical and messy French crop haircut. The impression is more relaxed or casual, he also does not need special care. Just a comb once in a while. Can also be trimmed a little by hand. This style can be used for medium, thick, or thin hair. Please consult with the Kanakers subscription barber.
13. Afro crop top
Because of its flexibility, this cut can also be applied to owners of afro or frizzy hair. The trick is to trim the hair on the sides and back, then leave a little at the top and front. Shape according to the desired hairline and Kanakers frizzy hair can look neat and fashionable.
14. Chestnut Crop
This French crop hairstyle is very popular after being used by Park Seo Joon in the film Itaewon Class. He managed to show that a simple style cut can show an elegant and masculine aura.
Although it looks like an ordinary short cut, this cut is included in the French crop category, you know. Some people call this cut the chetnut french crop because the cut is similar to chetnuts.
Unfortunately, this super short french crop cut is only suitable for some people who have a firm face character. Meanwhile, those who have a round face will look chubby. However, if the Kanakers are confident, then of course it will not be a problem.
15. Long Bangs French Crop
This cut is actually very flexible and allows Kanakers to be creative in such a way. One of them is like the picture above, if Kanakers are not comfortable with bangs that are too short or too short, they can make longer bangs.
16. Comb over
Finally, there is the French crop comb over style. Comb over is one way of styling the front bangs that is casually combed to the side up. If Kanakers bangs tend to be medium or long, try to style them with this sleek result. Suitable for formal events because it can create a neat and elegant masculine aura.
Tips for styling
Unlike other hairstyles, the french crop is a hairstyle that is quite easy to manage and style. For Kanakers who don’t like complicated style hair, then this is one of the pieces that are highly recommended.
However, there are some tips that you can take note of so that your french crop style hair can stay on point and flawless. Check out the following.
- Make sure your hair is always clean and not limp. The French crop hairstyle is indeed short, but it must always be arranged in a clean state and the hair is not limp. This is because limp hair can reduce the volume of the hair so that the French crop is not optimal.
- Set when conditions are dry. Actually, this hairstyle can be arranged wet or dry, but if you have bangs, you should set it dry. This is so that the hair does not look thin and the bangs can be neater when styled.
- Comb forward. The purpose of large volume in the center of the french crop is not without purpose, where Kanakers will have a face that is on point and reduce focus on the side of the head. For that, always comb your hair forward so that the part of the hair that is still curly can be the main point for you.
Already know all about French crop hairstyles, Kanakers can immediately adopt it if they are interested in changing their appearance. While there is a new year’s moment, here. Who knows you hold fast to the belief in the new year, a new appearance, this piece can be tried. Consult your favorite barber and get a cool look to turn your new leaf next year.