Someone rightly said, “Life’s too short to have boring hair”. Amen! With the New Year already come and gone, if you haven’t revamped your look, it’s high time you do. Let us bust the first most popular myth about hairstyling, it isn’t just for women. Yes, it might seem that they have more choices and flexibility to experiment, but a man with a good hairstyle is definitely a man in demand!
Not all of us are blessed with amazing genes or even the inclination to exercise for that matter, but all of us sure can get a haircut that will brilliantly cover up these tiny problems. With beards making a comeback this season, a complimentary hairstyle will only add to the oomph factor. No matter the length of your hair – Short, Medium or Long, you can always sport a handsome look if it’s styled right. Here are a few of our picks for the season:
1. The “I’m too cool for school” Look:
If you sport a healthy medium length mane, then this is the style for you! With a casual flick of your head, the business-ready, slicked back style transforms to the wild party animal, wavy hair. Just make sure you ask your hairstylist to cut the layers to go along with the shape of your face. This look can be complemented with a round neck tee or a pullover with statement sunglasses.
2. The “Yes I Dare” Look:
For those of you who have made up your minds to explore and experiment a bit more this year, take a gander at this:
It is a classic slick back style with a side part. You can choose to comb the hair back at an angle of your choice and style it with pomade for a crisper more defined look. Consider this look if you are thinking of starting a band, it is super hot right now. You should have the right profile for it and the confidence to carry it off and if you succeed, then this is everything you can dream of.
3. The “Timberlake” Look:
Want to melt some hearts with just a look? Here’s some inspiration from Justin Timberlake. It is a modern slicked back style with a tinge of professionalism. This can be achieved by asking your hairstylist to blend the disconnection between the top of the hair and the sides.
For a casual occasion, it goes well with round-neck tees and jeans. As you can see, not only does this give you a good blend of class and trend, it can also transition between the two based on what you team it up with.
4. The “In your face” Look:
Yes, you have probably seen this style resurge over and over again. But hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right? This style seems to suit all age groups as you can see for yourself, and gives you an edgy and mysterious aura. It’s called an undercut btw!
Now wouldn’t everybody want to decipher this strange confidence about you when you go out sporting this look. Just scrunch up your eyes and smirk knowingly to add to the style! Or team it up with a beard to complete the look.
5. The “Chocolate Boy” Look:
Are you a wild hunk looking to tame down your mane? Want to go for a less threatening look? This style will get you there. Supported with a clean shaven jaw or with the hint of a stubble and you will have girls swooning over how unbelievably amazing you look. This style resembles an undercut in some aspects but is not so similar, as it allows for longer hair on the sides.
You don’t need to go to the trouble of slicking back your hair with product everyday. All you need to do is smile!
6. The “Always on Point” Look:
If you’re the kind of guy who spends most of his time in meetings and cannot be bothered with long hair getting into your eyes, this classic style is your saviour.
Sleek and suave, this look is a great modern take on the pompadour style of yesteryears. Put on a well-cut suit and you’re set!
7. The “Sexy and I Know It” Look:
This look is a classic with a hint of naughtiness. The huge hullabaloo about this look is that it works great for all men, irrespective of the length of their hair. But if you have hair that is long enough to sweep it over, this is ideal.
It can be achieved in a few minutes, all you need to do is take a comb, part your hair and sweep it to the other side. Choose either a right or left part, whichever works best.
8. The “Buzz” Look:
You’ve seen this on Prison Break and even Breaking Bad. This look screams “Bad Boy”! It is actually called the buzz skin fade. It is a close shaven style, and offers a more contemporary profile to your whole outlook. Team it up with a sexy black blazer and canvas shoes to look like you just walked out of the cover of Vogue.
It goes along well, no matter the occasion and need we mention that this is absolutely maintenance-free? What more could you ask for!
9. The “Curly Hair, Don’t Care” Look:
Okay, we’ve had enough hairstyles for the ones who are blessed with straight, wavy locks. For those of you with curls that refuse to budge, and that seem to have a mind of their own, if you are willing to experiment, instead of sporting free messy hair, this look is a good option. It combines two basic styles: A high fade with and a hard part.
Done right, this style will make you look like a Rockstar on a casual day off!
10. The “Cheeky but Fun” Look:
Yes, it’s the ponytail. This is one style that will never go out of style. If you have long hair and are unwilling to cut it, or if you have short hair and want to grow it out, this is the perfect look.
The style looks good with a beard for people with round faces, but for those with defined cheek and jaw bones, clean shaven goes equally amazing. Evergreen and low maintenance, you can pass off as one of the “artsy” crowd with this look.
A major thing to watch out for when getting a new hairstyle is to make sure you describe it in detail to your hairstylist and make sure they are willing to cut it your way. It is highly advisable to take along a few photographs of the hairstyle you want when you visit the salon. This way, you won’t have to go into much description and there is not much space left for misunderstanding.
There are other more exciting and adventurous options for making your mane stand out among the others, colouring being one of them. You could try out a lighter shade or a darker shade of colour to your natural hair colour or get streaks! There are so many styles out there, it’s up to you to find the one you love.
So, what are you waiting for? Go curl up and dye!