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Ivy League (haircut)

Ivy League (haircut)

An Ivy League, also known as a Harvard Clip or Princeton, is a type of crew cut in which the hair on the top of the head is long enough to style with a side part.[1][2][3][4][5] When worn with a side part and with the top hair brushed to the side, an Ivy League can be styled with or without the short bangs being brushed up to form a short pompadour front. Other options include styling it as a standard crew cut or as a forward brush with the short bangs and the rest of the top hair brushed forward.[2][6][7] An Ivy League and a forward brush are similar length haircuts with the difference being that a forward brush is specifically designed to be worn with the short bangs and top hair brushed forward. A haircut such as an Ivy League, that is designed to be brushed to more than one style may be referred to as a convertible hair cut.[8] The length of the top hair and the degree of graduation shorter, from the front hairline back, varies with the shape of the skull, density and coarseness of the hair, and the styling preferences of the individual: side parted crew cut, standard crew cut, brushed forward. On one individual, the length and degree of graduation of the top hair might run from one and a half inches at the front hairline to one half inch at the crown; on another individual, the length and degree of graduation might run from one and a quarter inches at the front hairline to one inch at the crown.[2][9] The hair on the sides and back of the head is usually tapered short, semi-short, medium.[7][10] An Ivy League is traditionally groomed with hair control wax, commonly referred to as butch wax. [6]


  • See also 1
  • References 2
  • Bibliography 3
  • External links 4

See also

Ivy League (haircut)


  1. ^ Trusty 1971, p. 97.
  2. ^ a b c Trusty 1971, p. 102.
  3. ^ Kaminsky (10 May 1974), "Long Hair-Style Trends Cut Short", The Cornell Daily Sun 100 (141) 
  4. ^ "MANNERS & MORALS: Teen-Age Moderation", Time Magazine, 16 February 1959 
  5. ^ Victoria Sherrow (2006), Encyclopedia of hair,  
  6. ^ a b "The Ivy League", Boys' Life, August 1961 
  7. ^ a b Thorpe 1967, p. 132.
  8. ^ Trusty 1971, p. 98.
  9. ^ "The Ivy League", Boys' Life, August 1961 
  10. ^ Trusty 1971, p. 107-108.


Ivy League (haircut)
  • Thorpe, S.C. (1967). Practice and Science of Standard Barbering. Milady Publishing Corporation. 
  • Trusty, L. Sherman (1971). The Art and Science of Barbering. Wolfer Printing Co. 

External links

  • Ivy League Cut Yale Students, Harvard Stadium, Allston Massachusetts, November 1960
  • Ivy League Cut Yale Student, New Haven Connecticut, March 1959
  • Ivy League Cut Penn Varsity Football Player, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1955
  • Ivy League Cut Cornell Crew Team member, Ithaca New York, April 1955
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