Here at The Exeter Barber Shop we cater for all styles, ages and tastes.

Below is just a few of the cuts we offer – some more popular than others…

(click each heading for more info)

Crew Cut

The hair is cut with a clipper to be tapered on the sides and back of the head while the top is either clipped evenly with a longer clipper blade or is tapered towards the vertex (back of the top of the head) so that the hair is slightly longer on the front than on the vertex.

The Fade

Simply a taper on the sides and back of the head achieved with a hair clipper, where the fade is clipped so that the hair seems to ‘disappear’ into the skin. A fade haircut can disappear high on the sides and back (aka high fade) or low (aka low fade).


The hair on the sides and back of the head is clipped short with the same clipper number without any tapering or fading. The hair on the top of the head is usually left much longer, creating sharp angles and giving rise to the Undercut being known as a bowl haircut. The hair on the top of the head in an Undercut is usually swept or slicked, giving rise to the slicked back undercut where the hair on the top is long enough to be styled and combed back.

Comb Over

Hair that is combed from one part of the head to another often to cover up a bald spot


A fade haircut with the hair on the top clipped in a way that when the hair on the top is lifted up, it created a flat surface. The Flat Top takes some skill to do (as do all kinds of fades) and the Flat Top is also a military haircut. The hair on the top of the Flat Top can range between half an inch to a whole 1 inch depending on preference.

Business Cut

A business man’s cut is a generic term for a conservative, short (but not too short) haircut that is appropriate for an office setting. It usually refers to a tapered cut on the back and sides, with enough length on the top of the head to be able to part the hair or wear it brushed back from the forehead. There are several possible variations on the business man’s cut.


A pompadour is a generic term for a style that wears the hair brushed up and back from the forehead. Pompadours can be very short or very long on the top. Elvis Presley wore a few different pompadour styles in his lifetime, some short and some long. Often, styling products such as pomade are used to keep a pompadour in place.

Basic Clipper Cut

One length clipper grading all over with sharp and clean edges.

Curtained hair

Curtained hair is the term given to the hairstyle featuring a long fringe divided in either a middle parting or a side parting. This hairstyle was popular on adolescents and men during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.


Hair that is short in front and long in the back. Often described as “Business in the front, party in the back”.

Shaggy or Surfer hairstyle

Tousled, textured and long-layered hair cut that is always worn naturally messed up!