MEN'S HAIR TRENDS FOR SS136:02 AM
Introduction Predicting men’s hair trends for spring/summer 2013 is difficult because there doesn’t seem to be dramatic change from...
In most cases you shouldn’t dry the hair too much before applying product – this can create volume and make it harder to define the parting.
To create a nice crisp finish, towel dry the hair and apply your choice of a wet pomade (I recommend American Crew Pomade) for medium shine and hold or a stronger grooming/styling cream (again, American Crew do a good one) for a stronger shine and hold.
Make sure you rub it in your hands well before working it into the hair as it has probably been a while since many of you have used shine products. Start off with a small amount and work it into the sides of the hair – you can always add more if required. This approach will help avoid making the hair look too greasy, which will force you to start the whole process again.
Not So Slick
As mentioned in the introduction, opting for more texture on top is the alternative to the new slick side parting. You’ve got wave in your hair? Embrace it, enhance it! We’re still seeing shorter back and sides but if you want length and volume on top then go for it.
In previous years it’s been about gents straightening their hair and creating perfectly shaped quiffs. However, with the products available today, you can achieve a great look with much more natural results.
Keeping the edges of the haircut clean and tidy (to create a sharp edge) is the key to this look.The rest of the style is all about being as individual as you are.
For a dramatic aesthetic, get the cut clippered through the sides – leaving length on top to create a taller, ‘bed head’ look. If you don’t want the hairstyle to be as extreme, the cut could be left with length around the back and sides to create a classic look with an attitude.
To add more personality to the haircut you could consider having a bit of colour smudged through the tips towards the front – this will expose the texture and give it a shot of character and individuality, much like accessories finish a great outfit.
This can be done as subtly or as pronounced as you are comfortable with, and isn’t too expensive. The great thing about guys getting colour done in this way is that you don’t see the roots growing out, so it should last a good few haircuts.
To get the most out of this cut, preparation is vital; applying product into the hair before drying is the best thing to do.
Try Kevin Murphy Hair Resort for a look that defies gravity or American Crew Ultramatte for a gutsier hold with a matte finish that will help support the hair into place. For longer hairstyles, a salt spray like the Bangstyle Sea Salt Mist Spray would be perfect.
Once you have applied your chosen product, ensure you blow dry the hair until it dries completely. Use your fingers or a vent brush and push the hair into the direction you are going to wear the style.
We have recently been using a lot of the L’Oreal Texture Dust with the longer hairstyles. The dust is incredible – you sprinkle it in towards the root area and it instantly clogs the hair, creating a strong durable hold and a great base before applying your styling product.
As the hair gets longer you should consider utilising a hairspray to hold the style in place.
There you have it, two of the key men’s hairstyles for spring/summer 2013 and how to get them. So whether you prefer refined and formal or messy and edgy, both of the cuts showcased today are able to adapt to your personality and personal style effortlessly.If you have any questions or comments about either of the styles featured, let me know in the comments section.