Porch Cuts. A new HTHG series…..Time Machine Man

7U6A98977U6A9917Remember the man in the time machine? He came to visit, hot off a 3 month traveling work stint of fixing huge forged industrial hammers all over the west coast. You can tell that he is a machinist by the look of his insanely cool hands.

7U6A9926He was due for a cut, but first we ate lasagna. He showed the kids his stitches from a recently removed mole, smoked Pall Malls, and looked the part of exactly who he is.

7U6A9908He told stories, lamented, laughed, embibed. Sidenote: In the back of his truck was a recently gifted Schwinn motorbike from the 1940’s that is basically a cruiser bike with a huge motor on it.7U6A9824

I cut his hair into the basic classy man ‘do, which suits him perfectly, and he will surely finish it with his favorite Murray’s Superior Hair Dressing Pomade and look quite dapper.


Clown hair dapperized.

IMG_7033And I mean clown hair in the best possible way. His hair was thick and wiry and curly and salt and peppery and awesome. And he was ready for dapperization. So I gave him the Vintage dapper man do. Then, I combed his curls into a fingerwave. Ladies, you can DIY this one on your dude. Here is how. And here is how to style it. What a babe, right? Thanks Kels and Caed Kuno.

xo, HTHG

Macklemore’s Same Love haircut.

mackMacklemore’s Same Love haircut is sexy. It is sharp as a tack. It is an homage to the hairstyles worn by men way back in the day, but with the perfect amount of cutting edge. And it looks just as good on a chic as it does on a dude.

And guess what? This haircut is just a short, pushed back version of the Hipster Hangover.

What I like most about the Hipster Hangover is that can be worn at different lengths on all hair types for perfect hipster androgyny.


Michelle Williams is rocking it with more length on the top. She styles hers so that the top comes forward and to the side to frame her sweet little face.Screen Shot 2013-06-04 at 12.17.46 PM

Miley Cyrus is also rocking it. Hers is generally styled up into a pompadour.

This haircut is so incredibly easy to do. You do not need to encourage your dude to go to the salon for this one. You can give it to him yourself. Or to her yourself. Whichever one it is. Same love. ( Have you seen Macklemore’s Same Love video?)

The point is, the Hipster Hangover is a perfect beginning DIY-ers short haircut. And, it just so happens that your dude needs Macklemore’s haircut.

Here is how to do it………Watch this video and follow the directions, making the following changes……Using your clippers, ( Need some? try the Wahl 24 piece clipper and hair cutting kit) cut the under-section with the smallest guard. Cut the top section slightly shorter than demonstrated in the video. You can even use your clippers with a 3 guard on the top, and here is a little tip……use the little lever on the side of your clippersScreen Shot 2013-06-04 at 12.32.02 PM and put it on the higher setting for the front inch or so of hair on the top section, and then put it on the lower section for the rest of the top section. This will give the top some graduation from shorter in back to longer in front.

Then, to get Macklemore’s look, wet your hair and brush the top back with a boar bristle brush like the Spornette DeVille 100% Boar Bristle Paddle Brush
and some pomade. Hot!!


Manscape 911

DSC01923I apologize. I have neglected the dudes in the room. I know you are there, and I want to include you in this discussion. So, for you……..I present a tutorial of a basic manscaping for the face.

Manscaping is the basic grooming and removal of male hair. Do you think this man needs scaping? I’m kind of loving his fur (from afar)

Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 10.27.49 AMMy brother in law Jose Barajas ( Not this hairy guy, but the guy featured in the tutorial;) was awesome enough to let me manscape him. He was lightly hairy with bushy burns, shaggy hair and wildish beard and stash. He needed a simple and basic shaping up of his facial hair. I started off by giving him the dapper dude haircut. Here is how I scape.

Manscape 9111. Start with the side burns. Comb them all backwards towards the ear. Cut straight down the jawline.

2. Comb them a forward towards the face. Cut a straight line down the cheek.

3. Cut straight across the bottom of the jaw line, against the skin.

4. Now use your comb to hold the hair out from along the jawline. Cut shear over comb to remove length from that line.

5. Repeat on the other side.

6. Now have man lift his chin to scape the under-neck. Use your comb to pull the hairs out and to one side. Shear over comb cut to remove that hair.

7. Repeat on the other side of the neck.

8. Now comb against the grain of the beard to rough it all up and scan it for loose long hairs. Trim them to clean up the overall look. Do this on the sides, front, and underneath the beard.

IF there is a mustache…….Comb all those hairs down towards the lip and CAREFULLY cut along the top lip line. Then, on one side of the mustache, hold the hair out with your comb and shear over comb cut. Repeat on the other side.

Now you know how to scape your self or your dude! You will be amazed at how hot you feel/look with just a light scapin’

xo, HTHG


Man in a time machine

Mark was stuck in a time machine for almost 2 years. He is now back, with a fresh new perspective on the world.

He was ready to go back to his rockabilly roots with the classy man vintage haircut. No ‘regular man cut’ here. He deserves much better than that.

After I finished the haircut, he couldn’t wait to shave his beard. I think he looks like a modern day Jimmy Dean.

Here is a link to the infamous Adam Cox’s DIY style your pompadour tutorial, too.

Glad to have you back, Mark. Cheers!

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