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.
Slick Comb Over + High Fade
Vintage Side Part + Short Sides + Beard
Slicked Back Hair
Gelled Back Hair
Hard Side Part + Low Fade + Full Beard
Side Swept Hair + Short Sides + Clean Shaven
Classic Taper + Thick Comb Over
Classic Comb Over
High and Tight
Shiny Slick Back + Long Sides
Thick Straight Hair Parted to the Side
Sleek + Hard Side Part