Men’s Hair Trends in 2016

With men’s hair, the fashion changes like the wind, yet since the beginning of this year, we have seen a big move to the shorter styles. The classic gentlemen’s cut, shorter on the sides and longer on the top, provides the perfect platform for any stylist to create something cool.

Professional Stylists

When thinking of the latest hair fashions, one needs a hairdresser that can create the right image, unique to your personality. A good stylist is up to date with what’s happening in the world of men’s hair, and would be creating these styles with his or her clients.

The short, choppy look
Recent hit movies have brought that “slick and structured” look into the mainstream, with clean cuts and a low-maintenance style. This evolved from last year’s longer and looser textures, with the top considerably shorter, giving an executive look, with a slight wave. This is a great style for those with longer faces, as less height on your head will give your face a better proportion.

High shape and contrast
For the more outgoing guys, this high maintenance style is about sharp contrast between the top and sides, although you would need the ability to grow a thick head of hair to really make this one work. If you fancy this striking creation, make sure your fringe is long enough to touch your nose when you pull it down, as this will give the stylist some contrast to work with.

The modern side part
This classic style is back in fashion again, as if it ever left! With such a timeless look, the modern interpretation has solidified its appeal. Finding the right side part is easier than you think, just find out which way your hair naturally grows, then you will be able to find the natural part. This will also dictate the line where you should comb your hair down, when trying out the side part.

The shaved look
This Yul Brynner style always had its supporter’s and this year has seen a surge, with the clean-shaven look being sported by many male celebrities. The ultimate in low maintenance, it is ideal for the sportsman and the outdoor type.

The wet look
This style inspired by the nineties, has really made an impression this year, with that sleek, shiny appearance making wetness chic. Just run some water-based pomade paste into damp hair, using your fingers to shape the hair, rather than a comb. Most top hair salons cater for men, so search online and you will find a stylist who can introduce you to the wet look.

Finish it off with product
Of course, you have mousse or a pomade to keep things in place, with a choice of matt or gloss finishes. The matt is more contemporary, while the shine is definitely the metro look. With waxes, it is easy to create that tousled look by wetting the fingers and tweaking the hair. Hair products have given men a wider range of style options, and with the help of products, anything is achievable.

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