Have you ever seen Michaelangelo's David in person? It's amazing. Many consider it to be the most timeless example of a man's perfect form, but it's more than just a representation of physical beauty. David is at once confident, handsome, intelligent, and prepared - staring down the Goliath foe in his path. We hope that Article is a place where you leave feeling a little bit more like David, and we strive to point out the products, people, and places that inspire us to do the same.
Meet Sam Hills. Entrepreneur, Salon Operator, Father, Hair-Cutter. A man that empowers those who visit him. We'll be spending some time with Sam over the coming months - profiling several hair styles for 2013 and learning a little bit about his philosophy. We start today with a cut that's very much on-trend and easy to pull off no matter whether you're a Commissioning Consultant or an up-and-coming indie-rocker.
Legend has it that Michaelangelo didn't see a slab of marble, he saw David, and cut away what wasn't part of his divinely-inspired form. A strategy that Sam utilizes to uncover the unique look of today's volunteer (also coincidentally named David) and one that he feels fits when cutting a man's hair. "With guys, I try to chisel away what's not needed to reveal each person's true form."
David (the subject of today's cut - not the sculpture) wanted to update his look without fundamentally changing his professional image. No one can do that better than Sam. "Recent men's hair styling has been revisiting older eras - the 40's, 50's, 60's. It's a very tailored look. Very clean. Not as much unrefined texture. Some call it Old-School or Varsity - even elements of Rockabilly. It's got a very black and white feel to it."
Tailored. No fuzzy bedhead. Defined lines. Adaptable. Slightly longer up front - so that you can brush it back, not stick it up in the air. A well-defined part. Finished off with a matte or semi-gloss product (see Kevin Murphy's "Gritty Business" pictured below) that provides hold but retains the ability for a woman to run her hands through it. This is the essence of the David cut. Trim away the excess. Fine-chiseled for a tailored look. Classic, yet modern. Easy to fix and grows out well.