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Top 20 Best Movies To Watch Hungover

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Whether you’re alone or piled into the lounge room with the same squad from the previous night, the purpose of a movie when you’re grappling with a hangover can vary. For some, it’s an escape from the pain, something to take the edge off. For others, it’s a cocoon thing – something you have to do, before emerging as a less-hungover butterfly, back out in the world for work (or perhaps a late brunch).


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One thing is for sure though, the right flick can be as effective as coffee, Berocca and half-assed jokes with your pals over breakfast, combined.

But when you’re in a fragile state, there are some films that are just way too much. For example, you don’t want to fuck with Spielberg’s Schindlers List when you’re emotions are resting just below the surface and ready to pounce. Nor should you opt for total crap either – just because you’re hung, it doesn’t mean you’re an animal. What you’re really looking for is something in the middle – not too deep thematically, but not ‘kiddie-pool’ shallow either.

Think top-quality B-grade action flicks or throwback comedies that reach inside your brain, grab a handful of serotonin and drag it to wherever it needs to go. So if that’s you right now – a smouldering wreck oozing last night’s antics from your pores – or you’ve got a huge night coming up and like to be prepared, this list is your new dusty bible.

Without further delay, here are the Top 20 Best Movies To Watch Hungover.

Aquaman

The epitome of premium B-grade, the recent Aquaman starring Jason Mamoa is a visual spectacle to behold – even if the script was written in crayon. What it does successfully, is ‘entertain’, mostly thanks to our favourite Dothraki horse-king and his charming persona. It’s easy-going, fun and the producers of the film might have been just as hungover as you when putting it together in the editing room, so there is common ground to be had.

The Purge

Once a year, crime is legal. If only that fourth shot you snapped back last night was too. Starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey (of Cersei Lannister fame), the Purge is a super fun movie, packaged as a horror to be reckoned with – thankfully the jump scares are minimal, and the creative premise of the film is enough to take you out of your head for a couple of hours.

Pacific Rim

It’s hard to put a finger on, but the ‘international’ elements in this movie make for an excellent hangover buster. Maybe it’s because it reminds us that there are larger forces at play than our splitting headache? More importantly, MONSTERS V ROBOTS!!!!! What more could you ask for?

Pineapple Express

Of all of Rogen’s stoner comedies, Pineapple Express is arguably his best. Shot by David Gorden Green, this movie is deceptively beautiful, whilst offering up dumb laughs at the same time. If you threw up in a printer last night – or anything for that matter – this movie is for you.

Shaun Of The Dead

If you’re in need of a movie to make feel better about texting your ex at 3 am like a horny zombie, then Shaun of The Dead is the perfect escape. As an added bonus Nick Frost’s character is essentially ‘us’ after a big night, every day of his life, so you’re guaranteed to feel better about yourself at the end of it.

Resident Evil

For those who prefer shock-therapy as a hangover cure, Resident Evil is both a nostalgic horror throwback and a genuinely dodgy film, making it an almost perfect candidate for any couch-barons out there. Mila Jovovich in that slip dress doesn’t hurt either.

John Wick

Gun-karate. Keanu Reeves. Revenge. Motorcycles. Night clubs. Hot babes. Actual Karate. ‘Nuff said.

The Other Guys

Having starred in more than a few movies together, Will Ferrell and Mark Whalberg’s chemistry is, without question, on-point in The Other Guys. And if your body-chemistry is feeling a bit off – perhaps due to doing a bit of ‘chemistry’ the night before – this is the movie to bring you back to baseline.

Creed

Full of ‘the feels’, Creed is a risky one to watch with the group, so we advise a solo viewing if you’re feeling a bit fragile. That’s not to say that this movie isn’t an excellent, tough-guy-makes-good kinda film, because it is. Sure to get your testosterone going, and remind you that it’s all going to work out ‘ok’, Creed is Rocky for a new generation, perfect those feeling a bit rocky themselves.

Iron Man

How could we not? The film that arguably kicked off the superhero mania that has taken the world by storm, Downey Jr’s performance as Tony Stark/Iron Man is as charming as the film is visually engaging. Coupled with a scintillating villainous performance from Jeff Bridges, Iron Man will undoubtedly make you feel like ‘you’ once again. And who are you? Hungover man.

Face/Off

Starring Nick Cage in his glory-days, Face/Off is almost as off-its-face as you were last night. Just bad enough to be great, Face/Off harks back to a time when the average cinemagoer was a bit simpler and easier to please – just like you might be right now thanks to your BA level.

Edge Of Tomorrow

One of the more action-heavy choices on this list, Edge Of Tomorrow makes you think, but not too much. Essentially, it’s a fantastic way to get your synapses firing again, without asking too much of you. Also, Emily Blunt.

Cabin In The Woods

Without giving too much away, Cabin In The Woods is one of the most original horror movies of all time. Supremely funny, a little bit spooky and smarter than you’ll initially give it credit for, this movie will engross you to the point where time is forgotten – hopefully by the time it ends, you’re feeling better.

Skyfall

Perhaps the slickest and most intelligent bond film, Skyfall is peak ‘Craig’ and boasts both brains and brawn. Boasting spies, villainy and a man’s insane plot to kill the head of MI6, this Bond movie is like two Panadols and a bacon and egg roll for your eyes.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Now this movie is not for the faint-of-hangover. Boasting exceedingly vivid imagery and some pretty hectic pacing, Fury Road is as epic as it is weird. And sometimes when you’re coping with your new life as a dust-lord, a movie that doesn’t apologise can be just the thing to break you from your zonk.

300

Thanks to its incredible art-direction and star-studded cast, 300 is a crowd favourite, whether you’ve had a huge one the night before or not. As an added bonus, the familiarity of it is highly comforting and the fantastic fight scenes will no doubt delight you once again, couch-spartan.

Superbad

An excellent hangover movie for many reasons, Superbad is one of the all-time great comedies of the millennial zeitgeist. With a funky/soultastic soundtrack, witty repartee between stars Jonah Hill and Michael Cera – and of course, McLovin – this film rates highly in this list.

Get Out

Jordan Peele’s Get Out is a masterpiece, there’s little doubt about it. But rather than focusing on the great comedy and visual style choices, it’s the numerous easter-eggs that make this film an epic hangover re-watch. Keep an eye out for references and clues that add layers upon layers to this already exquisite film. It also gives you something to think about other than your dry-eyeballs, which is great.

Gladiator

“ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!” Starring Russell Crowe, Scott’s Gladiator is pure cinema, right there in your lounge room. Boasting a compelling plot, brilliant cast performances and very long running time, you’re guaranteed to feel OK about laying on the couch the entire time.

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer just makes this list due to the sheer boldness of it. Supremely odd and at times, difficult to watch, watching Snowpiercer is a bit of a hangover unto itself – in that its a form of self-punishment. But damn, does it feel good once you get past the horrific imagery, thanks to an exceedingly creative plot. Dystopian, cold and grim, Snowpiercer may hit a bit close to home, but it’s absolutely worth it.


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The Rock’s Diet and Workout Plan

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For Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, workouts and a diligent diet are quite simply a way of life. Accordingly, the California-born college athlete turned WWE sensation turned A-list movie star cuts a truly impressive figure, as anyone with working eyeballs and access to a screen can attest. And while some of that mean muscle came naturally, the bulk of it results from next level dedication in every conceivable department. That said, he still makes room for the occasional cheat day. Something tells us he earned it.

Meanwhile, Johnson is always happy to share the secrets of his ongoing success. As such, you’ll always find him posting fitness videos to YouTube or selling The Rock workout gear or gracing Instagram with pictures of his hearty meals. He even launched two short-lived reality shows called “Hero” and “Wake Up Call,” where he personally motivated others toward physical and mental transformation. Like we said, spreading the love is a massive part of his game plan.

It’s then no surprise that adopting The Rock diet and workout plan isn’t a matter of access as much as it is a matter of conviction. Well, that and a decent budget, since you’ll be spending a lot on food. Should you take on this training regimen, however, you might one day flaunt a body like the one he did in “Hercules” or “Fast 5” or any other movie he’s been in because he’s pretty much always fit. But are you up to the task, young go-getter? Let’s find out.

The Rock Diet Plan

The Rock takes a “go big or go home” attitude toward just about everything he does, including his diet. What we’re trying to say here is that he eats like a grizzly bear, albeit a (mostly) healthy one.

Sometimes The Rock’s diet can go to crazy extremes. For example, when prepping for the role of Hercules, it was reported that he ate up to seven protein-rich meals a day. That amounted to a whopping total of 4,131 calories, which is basically twice the recommended average for men. When not in training, he normally eats about five meals a day, and we’re talking meals.

As you can probably guess, Johnson loves himself a juicy steak along with other tasty proteins. And if you’ve ever visited The Rock’s insanely popular Instagram feed, then you know his cheat meals are downright epic. Of course, everything this dude does is epic, so why would his cheat meals be any exception?

Think steak, fish, whole grains, eggs, green veggies, protein, protein, and more protein, and you’re getting a pretty good idea of what The Rock is cookin’. It’s all planned out in advance and devoured with relish.

Five-Meal Diet Plan

When he’s not building mass for a role, The Rock eats the following (as an example):

Meal #1

  • 10 oz steak
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 glass watermelon juice

Meal #2

  • 2 servings chicken
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 3 cups mushrooms
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 1 protein shake

Meal #3

  • 8 oz salmon
  • 8 asparagus tips
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 cups rice medley
  • 3 cups broccoli

Meal #4

  • 10 oz steak
  • 3 baked potatoes
  • 8 asparagus tips
  • 1 glass orange juice

Meal #5

  • 20 grams casein protein
  • 10 egg whites

Seven-Meal Diet Plan

As we mentioned above, when The Rock was training for 2014’s “Hercules,” he consumed calories like it was nobody’s business. For all the extremists (or completists) out there, here’s one of his seven-meal diet plans:

Meal #1

  • 10 oz cod
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 cups of oatmeal

Meal #2

  • 8 oz cod
  • 12 oz sweet potato
  • 1 cup veggies

Meal #3

  • 8 oz chicken
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 cup veggies

Meal #4

  • 8 oz cod
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 cup veggies
  • 1 tbsp fish oil—122

Meal #5

  • 8 oz steak
  • 12 oz baked potato
  • spinach salad

Meal #6

  • 10 oz cod
  • 2 cups rice
  • salad

Meal #7

  • 30 grams casein protein
  • 10 egg-white omelet
  • 1 cup veggies (onions, peppers, mushrooms)
  • 1 tbsp omega-3 fish oil

The Rock Workout Gear

Your training regimen isn’t ready to go unless you’ve got the proper clothes and accessories. Enter The Rock’s own line of workout gear, Project Rock, which was created in partnership with athletic brand Under Armour. Consider it your one-stop shop for gym-tested shirts, sneakers, headphones, earbuds, hats, bags, pants, socks, and anything else you might need to optimise your fitness routine. Here are some highlights:

UA True Wireless Flash Project Rock Edition – Bolstered by Bluetooth technology, a host of innovative touches, JBL sound, and an ergonomic design, these classic buds deliver the wireless experience you’ve been waiting for. Cue up The Rock ultimate workout music playlist and get pumped.

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UA Sport Wireless Train – Project Rock Edition – Beats by Dre? Never heard of it. Consider these wireless headphones instead, which are built to handle The Rock’s workouts. In other words, they’re built to handle any workout.

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UA Project Rock 1 – Featuring fully knit uppers and synthetic overlays, these sporty kicks are as breathable as they are tough. An adjustable lacing system allows for a truly comfortable and customised fit.

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UA HOVR™ Phantom Project Rock – You’re damn right you’ll need to run every week if you want to look like The Rock. Thankfully, he helped design a shoe just for the occasion. Not only will the UA HOVR technology make your feet feel like they’re floating in zero gravity, but built-in sensors are tracking your every step. Smart.

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Project Rock Terry –  Odds are you’ve seen The Rock working out in a short-sleeved hoodie by now. With this Project Rock Terry at your disposal, you can do the very same thing.

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Project Rock 90 Bag – Durable, adjustable, intelligent, and pleasing to the eye, the Project Rock 90 Bag will have you rolling up to the gym in sporty style. Your modern workout arsenal isn’t complete without it.

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The Rock Workout Plan

Are you ready to bring out your inner Hercules? The Rock workout plan will certainly get you there, but don’t think for a second that the journey will be easy. On the contrary, The Rock workout routine is pretty much as demanding as modern fitness can get. Of course, should you properly execute this brutal training regimen, you’ll be walking tall like a one-man gun show (who out there got the reference?).

Depending on the type of role he’s training for, The Rock employs varying levels of intensity. That said, his workout routine is always pretty intense. It kicks off with 30-50 minutes of cardio on the elliptical cross trainer first thing in the morning. After that, he eats a hearty, protein-packed breakfast.

Then it’s off to the gym, where the real workout begins. In The Rock’s own words, he gets “busy with a nice session of clangin’ and bangin’—epic pain, epic results.” That means lifting heavy weights on a regular basis, working out six days a week, and focusing on a different muscle group each day. All the while, The Rock is cranking his ultimate music playlist, presumably on his namesake headphones or earbuds. On the seventh day, he rests…and eats gobs of ice cream (if his legendary Instagram feed is anything to go by).

Before we dive into the basics, a simple reminder: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is 6 foot 5 and built like a truck. We only mention this because we would never want you to bite off more than you can chew by eating everything he eats and lifting everything he lifts. In other words, apply a little common sense when adopting The Rock’s workout routine, so that we don’t end up with a lawsuit on our hands. Intensity is good. Overdoing it, bad.

Now that we’ve gotten our little disclaimer out of the way, we present one of The Rock’s ultimate workout plans. Prepare to get busy with the kettlebells, barbells, and dumbbells. Your chest will be sore, your legs will be sore, your triceps will be sore, your everything will be sore, but it will be worth it in the long run. Epic pain, epic results, as the man himself likes to say. Without further delay, here is The Rock’s workout plan:

Day 1: Legs

  • Run on Treadmill – 30-50 minutes
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Barbell Walking Lunge – 4 sets, 25 reps
  • Leg Press – 4 sets, 25 reps
  • Leg Extensions – 3 sets, 20 reps
  • Barbell Squat – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Hack Squat – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Single Leg Hack Squat – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Romanian Deadlift – 4 sets, 10 reps
  • Seated Leg Curl – 3 sets, 20 reps
  • Thigh Abductor – 4 sets, 12 reps

Day 2: Back

  • Run on Treadmill – 30-50 minutes
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Bent Over Barbell Row – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Barbell Deadlift – 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Pull-ups – 3 sets, to failure
  • Dumbbell Shrug – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Inverted Row – 3 sets, to failure
  • Hyperextensions (Back) – 4 sets, 12 reps

Day 3: Shoulders

  • Run on Treadmill – 30-50 minutes
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Standing Military Press – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Front Dumbbell Raise – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Side Lateral Raise – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Reverse Machine Flyes – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise – 4 sets, 12 reps

Day 4: Arms/Abs

  • Run on Treadmill – 30-50 minutes
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Dumbbell Bicep Curl – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Hammer Curls – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Spider Curl – 4 sets, to failure
  • Triceps Pushdown – 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Overhead Triceps – 3 sets, 15 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raise – 4 sets, 20 reps
  • Rope Crunch – 4 sets, 20 reps
  • Russian Twist – 4 sets, 20 reps

Day 5: Legs

  • Run on Treadmill – 30-50 minutes
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Barbell Walking Lunge – 4 sets, 25 reps
  • Leg Press – 4 sets, 25 reps
  • Leg Extensions – 3 sets, 20 reps
  • Barbell Squat – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Hack Squat – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Single Leg Hack Squat – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Romanian Deadlift – 4 sets, 10 reps
  • Seated Leg Curl – 3 sets, 20 reps
  • Thigh Abductor – 4 sets, 12 reps

Day 6: Chest

  • Run on Treadmill – 30-50 minutes
  • Barbell Bench Press – Medium Grip – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Press – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Dumbbell Bench Press – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Flat Bench Cable Flyes – 4 sets, to failure
  • Incline Hammer Curls – 4 sets, 12 reps
  • Dips – Chest Version – 4 sets, to failure

Day 7: Rest

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Meet the Sydney Native Who Designs BMWs

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Not many of us can claim to have followed our boyhood dreams all the way through to fruition (just think of all the firemen, astronauts and cowboys that never were…), but for Calvin Luk, the idea of designing cars for BMW was a goal that he chased from a very early age.

From intrepidly approaching a BMW employee at the Sydney Motor Show in his childhood to designing the hugely anticipated Z4 revival, Luk’s eyes-on-the-prize mentality has led him to his role as an exterior designer for the German marque, with a bevy of accomplishments under his belt.

Visiting his home town last week to celebrate the launch of BMW’s newest Sydney showroom, we caught up with Calvin to talk about his rise through the ranks of one of the world’s most prolific vehicle manufacturers, what drives him, and how a car goes from concept to reality.

Tell us a little about your story, and how you got into car design.

I always loved cars and the way they looked, as a kid, and loved to sketch them. I sketched, of course, other things like the superheroes, you know, Batman, Spider-Man and that sort of thing, but specifically cars I really loved.

The trouble was I never really knew how to become a car designer, and you don’t really hear about it so much. I had always some car sketches here and there, but not until the Sydney Auto Show where I was with some friends, and we asked a representative at the BMW Group, when they were launching the new Mini, if we could all squeeze into the trunk of the vehicle and take a photo, and see how many kids we could fit in. He said, “Yes,” and I noticed a slight German accent, and his name was Christian Meindl, he’s now with Mini.

I said, “Oh, are you from Germany?” He said, “Yes, I am.” I’m like, “Well, would you mind passing on a letter for me, to Chief of Design?” He said, “Yes, okay,” and I was like, “Wow, that’s amazing,” and I ran home immediately to type up this letter that I had in my head for actually quite some time, but I just never knew how to get the letter out. I attached some sketches I had, ran back to the show and passed it onto him.

To my surprise, many months later, I received this packet, and it wasn’t any sort of marketing material or anything, because it had a handwritten address to me on the front page, and it was from Germany. I opened up the letter and it was a reply to all my questions in that letter. A Senior Designer, David Carp replied to me, and recommended: “Well, you’ve got great potential and you can study here at this school called Art Centre College of Design in the US, in Pasadena,” which is where he himself had studied, and many others.

I couldn’t believe it, and from that moment I had focused on going to that school.

I did one year at the University of Technology, Sydney, in which time I prepared my portfolio for application and I received some scholarships to attend school at Art Centre. I stayed in touch with my mentor, David Carp, got an internship, met him for the first time in person after six years or something, and then after graduation I went back to start work in BMW Group. Then I went into the exterior design studio and have had quite a good run so far, with a few cars.

What was it like transitioning from being someone who just likes to sketch and likes to draw, to actually working on real products?

Quite amazing, yes. I think doing sketching, it’s extremely fun and rewarding and you get to create something new that doesn’t exist, but then as a sketch, it’s still not reality, it’s an idea. Then when you’re in the actual world where it can be manufactured, it can become a real thing, it’s really exciting and you do some real problem-solving, working with the engineering, aerodynamicists, while trying to create the best sculpture, the best form that evokes the right emotions and thrills and speaks to the people when they see the car.

It’s really exciting, and especially so rewarding when it actually comes out. At times, of course, it can be quite a high-pressure environment because everybody wants to make the best car possible, and especially high-pressure as most of the cars are done as a design competition, meaning each designer must make their pitch; you are basically put against your colleagues to make the ideal design.

It is a very high-pressure environment, but one of the things that is perhaps a rite of passage in a way, and at the end of the day, if it does go through, if it does get selected by the board members, it’s an amazing experience.

When you’re pitching and putting forward your designs, and looking to the future, do you think there are any key trends and features in automotive design at the moment?

Oh, absolutely. I mean, there’s always trends and certain things buzzing around the design world, but I guess that’s where each designer also brings in their own flavour. There is a brief overall, so perhaps it’s, “We want to make the car sportier.” Perhaps for an X car, “We want a bit more robust character.”

For example, with the X3 we deliberately wanted a bit more power and presence to the vehicle, and so I had that in my head while sketching, thinking about what could be the new surfacing on it to make it the right product. But then every designer still has their own take on it, because there are different tastes amongst the designers.

Even though there are, perhaps, certain trends, every designer is also wearing sort of a hat. Not necessarily like an actor, but sort of wearing a hat because we’re designing a BMW, or we’re designing a Mini or a Rolls-Royce. You put part of yourself in that world and try to think of what that means visually and sculpturally, and how that can come across to people.

When you’re working on things and looking towards the more distant future and the more conceptual things, is there anything that you can kind of predict, or envisage for, say, the car of the future, 50 years from now?

I think the biggest question on most people’s minds is how is mobility in the future, right? How is that in terms of digitalisation of our world? What does autonomous mean for our world, and the future drivetrains and future infrastructure of each city or land and country?

Those are the big, buzzing questions right now, and I think BMW was on a pretty good path so far. As you heard today, there’s already been such a strong investment into digitalisation and in certain cities, there’s already this DriveNow car sharing programme. Also, with recent concept cars where we’ve shown that idea of two modes of autonomous and traditional driving, where you can take over and have the fun yourself or you can sit back and relax and disconnect as a passenger and just enjoy the ride.

It’ll be very interesting to see how that starts to play out, also in relation to how different cities and countries approach those questions in terms of the government and infrastructure as well.

Do you find that those kinds of influences from, obviously, the different markets and the different thoughts and policies towards these electric, autonomous, that affects what you do in terms of creating something that’s a product for the world but it has to fit in, in terms of-

Yes, definitely. Definitely. One thing is that each country has a different set of regulations for the way the car must be. So, different types of crash tests are done in each different country, which means that your design must fulfil every country, because it’s a world car. So when we design, we have all the engineering input of where the car’s test is being done?

It is quite a challenge to still then create something that expresses what you’re trying to show, but it’s part of that problem-solving thinking, which I think is what perhaps separates design from art, in a way: what you have to really figure it out in terms of the engineering and the legislation.

Last question. If you existed in a world where any technology, any kind of conceptual automotive feature existed and you could design your perfect dream car–back to the kid sketching things on the pad–how would that look?

In a world where I’m predominantly fascinated by the way cars look, I would definitely say it’s got to be something with amazing proportions, which is large wheels and small cabin; probably close to a sports car. I think one would be quite disappointed with the interior space, but obviously when we’re kids, or when I was a kid, I played with the Hot Wheels toys, you see these cartoon cars or there’s perhaps not enough space for a driver inside, but it looks amazing.

So, that might be very interesting, and it’s also interesting now that we think about an autonomous car of the future, far into the future. What does that mean, actually, for the driving position?

Maybe that could be something to achieve new proportions as well.

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50+ Short Haircuts & Hairstyle Tips for Men

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Men’s short hair might be generally easy to control and maintain, but that doesn’t mean you can skimp out in the style department. On the contrary, there’s a full slate of men’s short hairstyles from which to choose. Within this broader spectrum of short haircuts, you’ll discover curly tops, simple undercuts, short side front bangs, and so much more.

To prove that the possibilities are almost limitless, we’ve put over 50 men’s short haircuts in one place. Each one will keep you on the cutting edge of modern hairstyle, and have you looking downright sharp. From basic boys cuts to fashion-forward perms to everything in between, you’ll find it all below, plus the occasional celebrity cameo.

Of course, landing on the right men’s haircut isn’t as simple as merely scoping a bunch of photos. For example, you should consider everything from body type, personality, preferred clothing, circumstances, and face shape before settling into the barber’s chair. That’s because certain short haircuts will suit some men over others, becoming as integral to their identity as any apparel or accessory.

What’s important is that you strike a balance between personal aesthetic and contemporary trend, making every strand and follicle work to your benefit. You should also be prepared to get handy with the hair product, whereas even short men’s haircuts can go horribly awry when left to their own devices. Hence, be sure to brush up on our tips, pointers, and products before surveying images of the best men’s short hairstyles.


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Men’s Short Hairstyle Tips and Tricks

Being that short haircuts account for the lion’s share of men’s hairstyles, it’s important that you make yours stand out. Furthermore, each new year brings with it new styles and trends, so it’s equally important to keep up with the times. Here are some pointers to get while they’re hot:

  1. Be sure to utilise texture to its fullest potential. More texture means more room to play with various looks and styles. That goes for simple haircuts and complicated ones alike.
  2. Try to go a little longer on the top than on the sides. A nice taper, fade or undercut compliments just about any short hairstyle on top and will serve you well.
  3. Proper men’s hair products will help you go the extra style mile and allow you to experiment. Consider using some holding gel for conditioning and firmness, and then adding a touch (and just a touch) of pomade for texture and shine. Avoid the cheap stuff because you’ll get what you pay for.
  4. Don’t take your short men’s hair for granted or let your aesthetic fall by the wayside. Visit your barber or hairdresser once every four weeks and maintain a diligent grooming regimen, including the removal of visible neck hair.
  5. If your men’s hair is thinning out and bald spots are forming, avoid the comb-over or some other equally transparent method. Instead, go for a short crop cut, a buzz cut or shave your head entirely.

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9 Men’s Short Haircuts & Styles Explained

Thanks to an overabundance of hair products and creative minds, there are all too many men’s short hairstyles out there in the modern world. As a result, it seems that more and more men veer a little closer to Zoolander territory one bowl or Caesar cut at a time. However, most men still prefer a simple look that’s handsome but not necessarily runway ready. Meanwhile, there remain a few tried and true masculine styles that will never out of fashion. Here are a few of them:

short men's hairstyle example with outgrown buzz cut

Outgrown Buzz Cut

While easy the manage and therefore endlessly appealing to men, a proper buzz cut has taken on new dimension in recent years. If you have healthy growing hair, avoid the military buzz cut and consider an outgrown buzz cut instead. The latter requires a little more maintenance and often some hair product, but what you get in return is more room to flaunt those follicles and demonstrate personal style. Grow out the cut just a tad more and you can play with texture or volume and achieve a desirable balance between precision and messiness.

Short Crop Cut hair

The Short Crop Cut

A solid crop cup is usually defined by short hair fixed close to the crown and commonly pointed forward or up. You can opt for equal length all around or juxtapose a longer top with a solid undercut and/or fade. With short men’s hair, the crop cut exudes sharpness. It’s a great look for the modern professional who works as hard as a plays.

Quiff Haircut

Swept Back Pompadour (or Quiff or Faux Hawk)

The pompadour might sound like something left over from 18th century France, but it’s actually a stunning look for men with short or medium length hair. There’s no need to go full Elvis. Instead, maintain a short men’s haircut and keep those follicles tame but nevertheless formidable. You have options here, like whether to go for a hard side part, prop it up or sweep it back. You might also consider tapering the sides. Whatever you decide, expect people to notice that hair. As to whether there’s a substantial difference between the pomp, quiff and faux hawk—we’ll let your barber deal with that one.

Messy Hair

Messy Hairstyle

It might look effortless, but a quality messy hairstyle is anything but. Not only is this style immensely popular, but it’s a classic way to find your own unique look without veering too far outside the box. Meanwhile, the aesthetic pairs a timeless sense of masculinity with modern grooming techniques. Throw a killer smile into the mix and you’ll be breaking hearts every time you walk out the door.

Comb Over

Comb Over with Hard Side Part

Speaking of masculinity, thanks to Don Draper, the men’s short-haired comb-over is back with a vengeance. As mentioned previously, comb-overs shouldn’t be used to mask thinning hair. However, if you’ve got the volume then, by all means, apply some product and rock that part the way the best men used to.

undercut hair

Simple Undercut

Sharp and clean, this men’s short hairstyle leaves no room for wrong impressions. Giving up the fade on the sides did not damage the overall style of a man opting to do his hair in this way. Cleanly shaved on the sides but with a richer top hair, this hairstyle can go well even with a more professional setting such as an interview or a business meeting. What’s more, the top hair will provide the basis of any future haircut. Though harder to maintain than other men’s hairstyles, the simple undercut is both practical and attractive.

pompadour hair cut

The Pompadour

Even after all this time, the pompadour remains synonymous with Elvis Presley, which doesn’t necessarily do the cut justice in terms of how far its come. Commonly distinguished by short hair on the back and sides, and full, voluminous hair on top, the popular men’s haircut requires a fair amount of product and maintenance but looks downright irresistible when executed properly. For a brilliant study in contrasts, go extra short on the back and sides by way of a fade or undercut.

buzz cut

Buzz Cut

While shaving your entire head might sound like the lazy man’s way out, the truth is that a quality buzz cut can often do wonders for your overall appearance, especially when it plays off the contours of your face. Specifically, oval and square-shaped faces usually go best with the buzz cut. Meanwhile, don’t think that the cut leaves no room for personal style, as there’s still some room to play with texture and length. While on the subject, should you take the length up a full notch, then you might find yourself in crew cut territory. Take it down a full notch and you’re now bald and proud.

4 back and sides haircut

4 Back and Sides

Not every short back and sides haircut has to cling tightly to the crown. Instead of a buzz cut or undercut, ask your barber for a 4 back and sides cut, which keeps things uniformly short in length, but not too short. This cut also leaves plenty of room to play with texture and style.

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10 Best Products for Men’s Short Hair

The best men’s hairstyles represent a balancing act between natural growth and sculpted aesthetic. That’s not to mention the task of keeping men’s short hair in place all day long. Our advice is to apply hair product generously, but not too generously. The idea is to land on steady but buoyant men’s hair, not turn your head into a helmet (unless you’re rocking something like a super slick back cut or a mohawk of course). Here are 10 of the best products to make it happen:

ProRituals Hair Wax

ProRituals Hair Wax

Blending seven premium oils with a beeswax base mix, ProRituals Hair Wax delivers firm hold and a matte finish at a great price.

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V76 by Vaughn molding paste

V76 by Vaughn

One of the best products for men’s short hair that money can buy, V76 by Vaughn includes natural and nourishing ingredients. This high-memory moulding paste will shape and sculpt those strands to perfection, finishing them off with a satin shine.

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American Crew Pomade Hold and Shine

American Crew Pomade for Hold and Shine

American Crew ranks among the best names in the hairstyling game, and this water-based pomade is one great reason why. For medium hold with a high shine, look no further.

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Fatboy Hair Boss Dog Styling Cream

Fatboy Hair Boss Dog Styling Cream

Offered in an ironically slim tube, Fatboy Hair Boss Dog Styling Cream combines gel and moisturising cream to superb effect. It comes in light, doesn’t overpower natural texture, and works great on curly or wavy men’s hair.

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Imperial Barber Grade Products Fiber Pomade

Imperial Barber Grade Products Fiber Pomade

Good for high sheen and medium hold, this fiber pomade from Imperial Barber Grade Products checks every mark. Use it on your men’s short hair and rinse or restyle with absolute ease.

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The London Grooming Company Clay for Men

The London Grooming Company Clay for Men

Designed for short to medium length men’s hair, The London Grooming Company Clay for Men is as versatile as it is lightweight. Use it to add definition and a dry matte finish, while ingredients like lanolin and castor oil keep the flakes away.

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R+Co Motorcycle Flexible Gel

R+Co Motorcycle Flexible Gel

Combining the control of a gel with the shine of a wax, R+Co Motorcycle Flexible Gel covers the best of all worlds. Apply a small amount to damp hair for a uniform hold or to dry hair for separation.

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Oribe Superfine Hair Spray

Oribe Superfine Hair Spray

That short hair will be looking super fine indeed with Oribe’s unisex hair spray at your disposal. Flexible and brushable, it delivers medium hold and an ultra dry finish.

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Blind Barber 40 Proof Sea Salt Spray

Blind Barber 40 Proof Sea Salt Spray

Packed with proteins and infused with sea salt and hops, Blind Barber 40 Proof Sea Salt Spray will give your short hair that “just-off-the-beach” look. As Aussies, we approve.

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Verb Dry Shampoo

Verb Dry Shampoo

Whether you want to give your men’s short hair a boost of volume or remove unwanted oils, Very Dry Shampoo is up to the task. Use it.

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50+ Men’s Short Haircut Pictures

Now that we’ve covered the basics, peruse images of over 50 men’s short haircuts to see which one is right for you. Good luck, gents!

Man with short haircut comb over

Short Haircut & Hairstyle for Man - Tall Spikey Fade

Short Haircut & Hairstyle for Man - Comb Over

Short Haircut & Hairstyle for Man - Pompadour pulled forward

 

Men with short haircut hairstyle

Short hairstyle haircut for men

Men with messy short haircut curly hairstyle

Short Haircut & Hairstyle for Man - Tall Pompadour

Short Haircut & Hairstyle for Man - Bowl Cut Spikey

Short Haircut & Hairstyle for Man - Spikey straight Fringe

Short Haircut & Hairstyle for Man - Waxy Comb Over

Short Haircut & Hairstyle for Man - Short Back and Sides

Short Haircut & Hairstyle for Man - Long Fringe

Model in short haircut hairstyle for men

Men with short haircut hairstyle

Short Haircut & Hairstyle for Man - Shrot Slick Back

Curly Short back and sides mens haircut on model

short curley fringe haircut on male model

short skinfade with slick back hair on male model

simple short back and side haircut on man

short spikey mohawk on man

Justin Timberlake short haircut hairstyle

Men with short haircut hairstyle

Nick Jonas short hairstyle haircut

Dave Franco with short buzzcut haircut hairstyle

Man with short hairstyle haircut

messy curly hairstyle for men

short skin fade with spikey hair on man

short back and sides with spikey tall fringe

tall mohawk with short back and sides on man

skin fade with curley pompadour

short back and sides haircut with longer fringe on top on man

Man with curly short haircut hairstyle

Man with short slick back haircut pompadour hairstyle

Ryan Reynolds with short

Man with short haircut hairstyle

Adam Levine man with short haircut hairstyle

Man with short haircut hairstyle

Man with messy short haircut hairstyle men

Man with silver hairstyle short haircut

Man with short haircut hairstyle with razor pattern

David Beckham with short haircut buzzcut hairstyle

Man with short haircut buzz cut hairstyle

Zayn malik man with short haircut hairstyle

Man with short haircut hairstyle side profile

short haircut hairstyle for men side view

side view man with short haircut

man with short hair cut at night

man with short hair cut buzz cut

Man with short hair cut buzz

Man with short haircut buzz cut

 

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