Caesar hairstyles work best for men with oval faces and high foreheads.
The Caesar haircut is a men’s hairstyle with relatively short hair on the sides with longer bangs in the front. Caesar styles work best for men with oval faces and very high foreheads or small facial features. They are also popular with men who suffer from hairline retraction. The style’s name comes from Julius Caesar, a famous Roman dictator, although this cut has been popular for most of history.
Caesar haircuts usually work for men with receding hair.
Caesar hairstyles feature relatively short hair all over the head, except for the bangs. The sides, top and back of the hair are trimmed to a length between 2.5 to 7.5 cm. The front hair is shaped like a straight fringe anywhere from the middle of the forehead to the height of the eyebrow. The ends of these bangs can be slightly fringed, but the overall shape is rectangular, matching the short hair on the sides.
The hairline indentation can start as a hair loss on either side of the forehead.
This style suits many face shapes, but is particularly good for men with oval faces and small features. A slightly messy Caesar haircut covers the forehead, drawing attention to the mouth, nose and eyes, especially when paired with glasses. Men with average facial proportions but a large forehead can also benefit from wearing a Caesar hairstyle. People with large features or a small forehead should avoid any haircuts with bangs as they can make the face look crowded.
The Caesar hairstyle also favors men who suffer from male pattern baldness, particularly hair falling out at the temples. The long bangs of this style allow for more coverage on bald or sparse areas without the awkward look of a hairstyle. Caesar’s haircut doesn’t appeal to men who have started to lose their hair at the top, however. The relatively short length across most of the head draws attention to fine hair on the top and sides and can produce an unattractive look.
This hairstyle appears on several statues in Ancient Rome, most notably those of Julius Caesar, but he is not the only person to wear it. This Roman emperor suffered from hair loss, which Caesar’s haircut disguises, possibly contributing to his name. This relatively simple style reappears throughout history, and most recently was popular in the mid and late 20th century. The Caesar hairstyle was fashionable in the men of the Mod subculture during the 1960s, then went out of fashion until the early 1990s.