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Prohibition Haircut

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The Prohibition haircut is a classic gentleman’s style consisting of short hair on the sides and top, often parted or combed over. Representative of the 1920s, a time in American history when alcohol was banned, Prohibition hairstyles embody a sophisticated man with a carefully styled and trendy look. Because the high and tight works well with any type of hair, this cut has surged in popularity in recent years, making it a cool yet easy hairstyle to try!

Best Prohibition Style Haircuts

If your barber is unsure of how to cut a prohibition-era men’s haircut, you’ll want to ask for a high fade on the sides and about two inches left on the top. Start with a number one clipper guard and make sure your hair is faded into the nape of your neck and sideburns. As for styling a prohibition hairstyle, guys will want to use a strong and shiny pomade or wax for a high-sheen finish. We recommend Layrite or Suavecito as the best pomades for men.

If you’re looking for inspiration and want examples of prohibition high and tight styles, you’ll love our picture gallery below! We made sure to include the classic and modern versions of the different ways you can wear each.

Prohibition Haircut

Slick Comb Over + High Fade

Slick Comb Over + High Fade

Vintage Side Part + Short Sides + Beard

Vintage Side Part + Short Sides + Beard

Slicked Back Hair

Slicked Back Hair

Gelled Back Hair

Gelled Back Hair

Hard Side Part + Low Fade + Full Beard

Hard Side Part + Low Fade + Full Beard

Side Swept Hair + Short Sides + Clean Shaven

Side Swept Hair + Short Sides + Clean Shaven

Classic Taper + Thick Comb Over

Classic Taper + Thick Comb Over

Classic Comb Over

Classic Comb Over

High and Tight

High and Tight

Shiny Slick Back + Long Sides

Shiny Slick Back + Long Sides

Thick Straight Hair Parted to the Side

Thick Straight Hair Parted to the Side

Sleek + Hard Side Part

Sleek + Hard Side Part

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