This season men are looking to the 1950s and 60s for inspiration with hybrid looks making waves as styles embrace natural texture. Fades and undercuts are popular men’s hairstyle trends and they are continuing to gain popularity with new varieties while the controversial man bun refuses to go away. Below we take you through four of the hottest men’s hairstyles for you to try this season.
1. Contemporary Quiffs
From ducktails to King sized quiffs the pompadour has maintained its popularity throughout the ages due to its versatility. The style suits all face shapes and all ages and can be easily modernised. Justin Timberlake and David Beckman are both fans of the reworked, contemporary quiff. For a slick result spray Kérastase Laque Couture hairspray over the hair. It will hold even the most outrageous quiff in place.
This season the look has been refined with men are opting for a contrast between the scalp exposing sides and back, and volume on top. Alternatively, if you want to stay true to the rockabilly nature of this look ask your hairdresser to keep some length on the back and sides. If you have fine hair then try Toni &Guy Label M Volume Foam. The product will enhance the hair without weighing it down and is perfect for those seeking an extra boost.
The fade haircut is defined by the gradual increase of hair length from the neck to the crown. It is low maintenance but finding a skilled barber is essential for achieving this style. Comb over fades are gaining popularity as side parts make a comeback but by far the most popular fade of the season is the lower fade. The low fade removes weight but still retains the clean cut look. Try Kevin Murphy’s Smooth Again leave-in treatment for a glossy, touchable finish without the grease. For those wanting a little more body to work with keeping some length at the top just like Adam Levine, Brad Pitt and Zayn Malik. These men are all fans of the fade but prefer the added length to play around with, creating a messed up look full of body and texture.
If you prefer longer locks, then don’t fret because the ever popular Jared Leto man bun is still on-trend. In fact, the look refuses to go away. The style is bohemian and the less effort you put into this look, the sexier it is. Men with both straight and curly hair can wear this look; however, if you prefer a smoother finish start by passing a GHD Platinum Styler through your hair first. This style has been on the radar for a while now so if you are already a top knot-devotee then perhaps the undercut/bun fusion is the change you need this season. To give an edge to your buns, try the undercut man bun look where the hair is kept long at the top of the head while the rest is clipped short.
The edgy alternative is to lose the bun and choose an undercut while still keeping length on top. This look takes its roots from the pompadour, but the quiff is subtle compared to its traditional brother. To keep everything in its place try Kiehl’s Creative Cream Wax to mould the long ends into your desired shape.