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What is a horseshoe haircut?
05-17-2014, 01:34 PM
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Question What is a horseshoe haircut?
I have heard about a hairstyle called horseshoe haircut. Who can tell me what that is please and can this haircut be given by any town barber or do we need to see a specialist??

I looked in the forum but I am not sure Huh
Theirs is a horseshoe hairstyle called a flat top that I keep reading.
Theirs is also a beard with this name?? so is it like a military style then as the pics I have seen are mostly of military guys.

Sorry I have been away for sum time and can see you guys have lots of guides now which is awesome Smile I just see so many guides and i am reading them but if any one can explain briefly what is a horseshoe haircut. Thanks !
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05-17-2014, 06:49 PM
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RE: What is a horseshoe haircut?
Vlad, the Horseshoe haircut is what is known as the Flat Top Horseshoe or Horseshoe Flattop. That is why you have read "Flat Top" being mentioned in the forum whenever we were referring to this type of haircut. This is a Horseshoe Flattop:

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Essentially, the Flat Top haircut is a short military haircut that leaves just enough length on the top for the hair to stand vertical and forming a flat surface. This is how a Flattop haircut looks:

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A variant of the Flat Top is the Horseshoe Flattop or Horseshoe haircut. To do a Flat Top Horseshoe, all you do is run the hair clipper through the center of the top of the head so that a rim of hair is left forming a U-shaped strip of hair on the top of the head. Just like the regular Flat Top, the Horseshoe is also a military haircut that Marines like to wear together with Recon haircuts. The Horseshoe is a "more extreme" version of a military cut, and it is easily recognizable and thus its appeal among military men.

This is how a Flattop Horseshoe looks:

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For what is worth, I have also covered this military haircut in my Horseshoe Flattop guide detailing how to do the Horseshoe strip of hair. The cool thing about the Flat Top or the Horseshoe variant is that all you really need is a good hair clipper, so no fancy equipment (as after all, they are military haircuts!).

The 2 hair clippers that we highly recommend in this forum and that are awesome for all the military cuts including the Flattops are this Oster hair clipper and this Andis cordless clipper. The Andis clipper is a cordless one, so it costs more. However, the Andis clipper is an excellent one that is made to be as powerful as a corded clipper (like the Oster clipper in the link).

Any of the two hair clippers above will be excellent investments and will last you years of great haircuts (and save money on barbershop visits!). By the way, if you are buying the Oster hair clipper, then make sure to also buy this extra set of guiding guards to have more clipper lengths (very easy to use, just clip each guiding guard according to how short or long you want your haircut).

For more haircut inspiration, here are some more pictures of the Horseshoe Flat Top:

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