Military Flat Top - How To Cut

In this How to Cut & Style, Uppercut Deluxe Barber Ambassador Ron Talley, takes us through the Military Flat Top.

Ron, co-owner of Electric Barbershop in Riverside CA is a master of precise cuts, with particular speciality in skin fades.

How to Cut & Style: Military Flat Top

As the name suggests, this cut originated in the Military. Enlisted men in the armed forces wear this cut to meet the strict dress standards required. The Military Flat Top made its way into mainstream through phases of nearly every decade, while remaining ever popular within the armed services.

This cut takes extreme attention to detail. You need to ensure the top is indeed flat and even across the top with no stray hairs. It’s important to understand and consider the shape of the client’s skull. Ensuring the shape of the hair follows the natural curve of the skull.

This is no easy cut, but with the help of this video, and a lot of practise, you’ll be on your way to nailing the Military Flat Top.

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Ron styled this cut with Uppercut Deluxe Featherweight. Don’t let the name fool you, Featherweight packs a punch.

Featherweight is designed for everyday kind of guy who likes to make sure his look stays sharp all day long. It has been specially formulated to suit shorter, textured styles without being shiny or wet looking. This makes it perfect for thinner hair, while being strong enough to tackle more demanding styles. Its formulation is water based, meaning no ugly residue, while still smelling clean and fresh.

Put simply, Featherweight does something no other barbering products do. It locks in a short style all day and washes out just as easily at the end of it. It goes on easy, shapes quickly and stays strong as long as you want it to.