The child haircut is a common haircut in Ireland, with male child haircuters often opting for the hair style which is traditionally worn by girls.
However, the child haircut was popularised by children of the 1970s and 1980s, who often adopted the hairstyle from a popular boy’s hairstyle.
The hair style is usually done in a single cut to the head, but it can be done as a full cut or a side-part, which is where some men prefer it.
In a recent study, a study conducted by UCC’s Child Hair Institute, it was found that the hair stylist who taught the haircut to the child said it was “not only more masculine, but more manly” for men who had been in the workforce.
The study also found that “fathers who were in the labour force had more confidence in their fathers and less anxiety about their sons’ hairstyles”.
The study also revealed that male child hairstyles have been the most popular in Ireland for over a decade.
“Fathers who did the hair were more likely to choose male child haircut than fathers who did a side part,” the study said.
“Male child haircut hairstyles are associated with masculinity, confidence and assertiveness, but they are not associated with self-confidence and masculinity.”
The researchers also found men who adopted the male child cut have lower self-esteem and are more likely than the general population to use alcohol and drugs.
Dr Michael MacDonagh, the president of the Child Hair Initiative, said there is a need for the country to be more open-minded about the hairstyles of its men.
“There is a huge need to understand and embrace the child hairstyle and men’s hairstyles and to help encourage them to have a hairstyle that reflects their own individuality,” he said.
“The hair is the most important part of a man’s appearance.
A child haircut should be a celebration of the man’s masculinity and a man who has a style that he is proud of, so if he’s not happy with it, it doesn’t mean he’s an awful person.”
“The child haircut can be a manly haircut, but we’re also looking at it as a masculine haircut,” he added.