I was talking to some friends today about how sometimes, men just become confused about what actually looks good on them. True, some men are programmed with a natural eye for fashion, but for the others, well…they just need some guidance. As hairdressers, it’s a requirement that you are honest to your guest about their appearance and what will suit them–obviously good tact is needed here, but a good hairdresser can really enhance the beauty that is already there–you want the frame to enhance the photo just as you’d like your hair to enhance your features and personality.
This year, for men, many of the hairstyles that are being seen focus on the truth about what is on your head. It’s about working with your natural texture and embracing it. Most of the haircuts have the same general idea–tight on the sides and natural on the top, or if your texture calls for it–natural all over! Here are some examples:
Undercut--short on sides and back--best for those with naturally straight hair.
Undercut--short on sides and back--best on those with a little natural wave.
Cropped sides, full top--best with naturally curly hair to add volume. The short sides will allow super easy styling.
Slicked back with side part--best for those with naturally straight hair--good for men and women as the "wet" look is very present in fashion right now.
A more classic option for the slicked back look.
Hair down to there--work a shoulder length cut if your body type and face shape can support it--works excellently if you already have a natural curl or wave to give it some body and movement,
All of these looks will work fabulous for men because they don’t require much time to get ready because they are working with what you’ve already got going on–you don’t need to load up on product or use a blow dryer or flat iron–just be yourself. Some of the cuts do require more upkeep than a typical haircut–something like the undercut or cropped sides option would require more trips to the salon because you want to keep those sides tight to the head…it would definitely be worth it to look that good though!
Some of these ideas may be extremely out of the box for some guys, but as I always say–go for it! You only live once–why not look fabulous along the way? Enjoy!