An Ivy League haircut is a short hairstyle for men derived from the classic crew cut. It is characterized by short sides and a tapered top, with the longest hair along the hairline. Styling products are used to shape the top, which is traditionally combed forward at an upward angle.
Also known as the Princeton or Harvard Clip, the Ivy League gets its name from the hairstyle sported by many men attending the prestigious Ivy League colleges in the early 1900s. While the style was originally crisp and detailed, the longer top gives the style versatility and flexibility that has allowed it to remain popular for many decades.