Basic cuts are great for guys that want to have a 'get up and go' style. They are very low maintainence and can last upwards of a month. You can keep the cut looking good by booking a line up service in between haircuts or refresh it at home by trimming your side burns and neck hair. Another advantage of the basic cut is that you wont need any hair products. Talk about less is more! A bald fade on a thinning top will do wonders for those of us that once had thick lustrious hair but not so much in this day and age. The sharp contrast of a zero fade will provide a fuller look.
These styles are very short in length and can be completed using just a guard or two. A popular choice is the classic 4 guard on top (about finger length) with a 1 on the sides or even shorter if so desired. A skilled barber will have your short cut nicely blended and edged up. They are finished within about 15-20 minutes. Some basic cuts do take a little longer and may incur an extra charge, thus the $30-40 price range.