High and Tight Recon Haircut

High and Tight Recon haircut

The High and Tight Recon haircut (aka Recon or Recon haircut) is the extreme version of the High and Tight. The Recon sits higher on the scalp, making a landing strip resembling a rectangle of hair. The High and Tight Recon haircut is also shaved on the sides and back and the landing strip is clipped at a guard length number four as a maximum length.

The High and Tight Recon is an excellent military haircut

The High and Tight Recon haircut is most famous for the Marines sporting this haircut. The Recon haircut is similar in a way to a Mohawk haircut in that the landing strip makes for a pseudo crest, thus the High and Tight Recon haircut serves as an intimidating haircut when engaging in battle, and it is one of the most convenient military haircuts to wear; the only problem being that it is easy to get sunburnt with the Recon haircut if you are in sunny areas such as Afghanistan or Iraq as a military man or during summer time if you are a regular citizen.

Two military men with a high and tight haircut and a Recon haircut

The man on the right has a High and Tight Recon haircut while the man on the left has a regular High and Tight. Notice how the hair of the man on the right sits higher on the scalp than the hair of the man on the left.

Difference between a High and Tight haircut and a High and Tight Recon

The difference between a conventional High and Tight haircut and a High and Tight Recon haircut is that, as mentioned earlier, the hair on the top of the head in a Recon haircut is shorter in length and sits higher on the scalp, higher than the temples and the crown so the hair on the top of the head has a smaller surface area than a High and Tight. Likewise, the sides and back of the head are shaved in the Recon, whereas the sides and the back of the head are clipped very short (a guard number one or two) in a High and Tight haircut.

Hair lengths for the High and Tight Recon haircut

To recap all of the above, these are the hair lengths to get for your Reco haircut:

  • Sides and back of the head: either fully shaved or clipped with no guard attached. No fading should be done.
  • Top of the head: an even length that can be any from a guard number one to a guard number four. The hair is clipped higher than the temples and higher than the crown (top of back of the head).

A man wih a High and Tight haircut Recon showing the landing strip for a Recon cut.This is the landing strip for a High and Tight Recon haircut. Notice the rectangle shape and the hair on the top of the head sitting higher than the temples and crown.

High and Tight Recon haircut pictures

These are some more pictures of the High and Tight Recon haircut so you can get some inspiration. For what is worth, the haircut tools for the Recon are the same as for the High and Tight, so make sure you read my article on the tools needed for the High and Tight haircut.

A young man posing in the mirror with a high and tight recon haircut.

The sides of a high and tight recon haircut.

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For more on the recon haircut http://www.manlycurls.com/2013/06/short-hairstyles-for-men-curly-wavy-straight-kinky-summer/

Fred

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