Buzz cut hairstyles get their name from the 'buzzing' sound made by the shaving machine in effecting them; seeing that this are rather short-trimmed hairstyles whose making involves bringing the shaving machine into very close proximity to the ears of the people procuring the cuts. Buzz cut hairstyles, by the way, are the very same hairstyles referred to as 'skinhead' hairstyles in the United Kingdom and much of the English-speaking Europe. Buzz cut hairstyle have for long been very popular among men, registering dismal popularity rates among women; but this is changing with more and more women being noticed donning the 'near-clean shaven' look that the buzz-cut hairstyles confer to their wearers.
One of the greatest attractions to buzz cut hairstyles, especially to extremely time conscious people, lies in the ease with which they can be procured. The most basic of buzz-cut hairstyles, for instance, can get completed in a duration of under five minutes, a remarkable period of time when you take into consideration the fact that hairstyles that take hours to get completed also abound. The ease with which hairstyle can be acquired belies the sophistication they come with. Buzz cut hairstyles, as it turns out when examined more keenly, come in a great variety of lengths, styles, grades and so on; meaning that they are certainly not dull or bereft of variety.
The main reason for getting this type of buzz cut hairstyles is because it is low-maintenance. Especially in the military, people must get it because it is an issue of hygiene. These men spend a lot of time together in close quarters. It is a good way to prevent diseases, and it is much easier to clean. These men do not have the best of toiletries at all times to get a nice shower to clean themselves including their hair. Therefore, the cut of choice is the buzz cut. Mainly men will get this cut, but some women can sport this do. There are different kinds of buzz cuts that people can choose from. One variation is leaving some bangs at the front. This allows the person to apply mousse or hair gel to make it stand up a little.
Some people like the fade at the sides. This means that some hair is left on top, but as the hair approaches the sides and back, it slightly fades to no hair on the side and back of the head. There is the flattop haircut which actually leaves hair on the top a little longer than the buzz. Again, the hair on top will be styled to be spiked. Similar cuts are the crew cut. This is similar in that it does cut all of the hair on the sides and back. It does leave a short layer of hair on the crown of the head. This is a popular buzz cut hairstyles in the military, too.