The phrase 'high and tight' while used with reference to haircuts have their beginnings from the armed forces, in which it is found in reference to the particular variety of the buzz cut hairstyle that individuals in the armed forces wear. A fact, many armed forces worldwide have stopped making it mandatory on the high and tight haircut for all their members, however , at a minimum, almost all of the militaries in the world do believe individuals training with them to wear the high and tight haircut throughout their basic training , with countless members who become comfortable with their hair and tight haircut during their training choosing to keep them for the remainder of their military lives and even beyond.
Don't get confused by the word 'high' for the term 'high and tight haircut' simply because in spite of being known as a 'high and tight hairstyle' this happens to be among the hair cuts which are defined by the shortness of hair worn; since the basic characteristic of the hair and tight haircut is usually that the wearer's hair is clipped very short indeed.
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Close cropping aside, one more major attribute of the high and tight clipper cut is the design of clipping of the hair on every side of the head (as well as at the back), with just the front section of the head, that is generally known as the temple being left with additional hair, at the least enough hair to be combed. The explanation behind this arrangement, the location where the sides of the head are cropped short, with only the temple being left with some hair is to ensure convenient accommodation of the military helmet, which would obviously be very uncomfortable to wear if the whole head was cropped closely.
It is important to be aware that while the high and tight haircut has its beginnings within the armed forces, it has in recent times found widespread appeal at Dunedin Hair Salons among ordinary people, which love it for some other reasons, its low maintenance fees (both in terms of monetary cost and time), as well as the prominent look it confers for the wearers, particularly the guys that really enjoy the military machismo which the high and tight clipper cut is associated with.
It's worthwhile mentioning that whenever it is worn outside the military circles where it has its cradle, the high and tight clipper cut gets referred by a number of other names, the most common of which is the 'skin fade' hairstyle in the united states.
While rather a relatively easy hair cut even though it is by itself a version of the greater 'buzz cut hairstyles' family, the high and tight haircut is not entirely bereft of different versions. In fact, you will find quite a significant amount of different versions in the high and tight haircut, the most popular of these being the recon.
At this Dunedin Hair Salon it's defined by its rather pronounced boundaries on all sides and the fact there area of the head that is left with some hair is very small right on the temple, and the horseshoe flattop which is the variety of the high and tight haircut described earlier, where all the sides of the head are closely cropped, but with a relatively huge region of the head surrounding the temple being left with some hair resulting in what distinctively looks like a horseshoe on the head.