The flat top was made famous in the 80’s by American athlete Carl Lewis and Dolph Lundgren from the Rocky films, and grew in popularity over the years.
Although not as popular today, it is a hairstyle that really suits some people, especially guys with particularly thick hair.
A flat top is designed to be cut so that the hair stands vertically on the head.
The length can be very short with a severe taper at the sides and back or quite long on top, depending on your preference.
You can also go for sharp, straight edges and corners or a more rounded look.