Stylist James Corbett's advice on the best hairstyles for men reminded me of the array pf hairstyles during the Republican presidential debate. So I asked the savvy stylist to describe how he’d transform the hairstyles of the 2012 presidential candidates (and a few others), to learn what could be improved. Can a hairstyle makeover make a win?
When stylist James Corbett of the James Corbett Studio & Spa told me a square shape is the best hairstyle shape for men, all I could picture was Mitt Romney.
Does he have the perfect style? I asked him. But the Republican candidate frontrunner (today anyway) Mitt Romney is too extreme, Corbett says. He suggests that Mitt needs to back off the square cut a little.
The edges need to be softened! That's the difference between a really good hair cut and a barber cut. The trim around the ears needs to be cleaner but softer, cut into to look like it's grown out a bit, but not so clean that it looks like he just had a cut. It should also be a bit tighter at the sides, or he stops flipping back the sides like a '70s Farrah's fly back. All this would help Romney look a little more real."
Corbett goes on to explain: "A great haircut is one that looks like you haven't just gotten out of the chair.