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A male buzz cut

A buzz cut, flattop, induction cut or wiffle is a very short haircut.[1]

The cut is usually performed using hair clippers without a comb guard. The sides are cut closely and then the top is either shaped or cut to the same short length all over. The cut takes just a few minutes to perform.[1]

The buzzcut was a fashionable unisex hairstyle in the late 20th century. Celebrities noted for wearing their hair in this way included Bart Simpson, Jason Sehorn and Susan Powter.[1]

A buzz cut can make the face look more defined. The buzz cut is popular among men and women who want a short, low-maintenance hairstyle. Far fewer women than men get their hair clipped off. In many countries, armed forces recruits are given buzz cuts when they enter training, originally to prevent the spread of lice. The buzz cut has been popular in hip hop culture since the 1990s. In hip hop circles, the head is often covered by a bandana, do-rag or baseball cap. This hairstyle is contrary to common styles in previous decades, when it was more popular to grow and style one's hair.

There are many different variations of buzzcuts. One variation leaves some bangs (fringe) so they can be spiked upwards using gel or other hair products. With side fades, the side hair slowly fades shorter and shorter until the hairline ends, or the shortest clipper number is reached. in some cases, clippers are used to shear the hair short on the sides and back of the head, resulting in a short haircut, but not the classic buzz.

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