Then you're going to want to snap up a copy of Barber Book, a new compendium of the best guys' hairstyles in history and the culture behind them, plus, of course, tips on how to style them *just* right. Here, we highlight the best looks for now, along with some tidbits we gleaned from the book.More
The Backstory: This is a style defined by a product, Brylcreem, which dashing '50s-era Royal Air Force pilots used to work through their hair to keep it in place during battle.
The Vibe: "I am both dangerous and quite pretty."
Maintenance Level: 5/10. Once you get your hair where it needs to be, there it will stay.
The Backstory: This haircut, the popularity of which peaked in 1930s Germany, is like a mullet turned 180 degrees: one side is subtle, the other side is severe.
The Vibe: "The things I say behind your back will be so witty even you would enjoy them."
Maintenance Level: 5/10. It's half-easy, half-fussy.