For the past few years the “out of control” approach to men’s hair styles has been dominant. For the most part, letting your hair grow out and jut in every direction has been kind of liberating. When you can roll out of bed and head to a meeting without getting a second look at your bed-head hair, you have a lot less pressure on you. That look is dead now though. You can’t afford to take this lazy, slovenly approach to your hair much longer. It pays to take a little time and start actually combing your hair again. Read the rest of this entry »
Have your friends been cracking jokes that you are stuck in the eighties because of your hairstyle? While the expression goes that “clothes make the man”, no suit in history is going to make you look hot if you have an outdated poodle perm on top of your head. Here are the latest 2010 trends in hair for men. Read the rest of this entry »
As you think about your hairstyle, and that of other men you know, you may discover some interesting facts about men’s hairstyles and facial shapes. Most men have square facial shapes, but there are many different shapes, as well. Even if you had a rounder face when you were young, or if you lose some of your square chin due to age or weight gain, you will still have some square influence in the planes of your face.
Continuing from the trends of 2009, men’s hairstyles will show off the fringe look this summer. But the length of the fringe will change from eye-brow length to other options. The men’s fringe for 2010 will come in various lengths, so you can play with different looks to find the one that suits your face the best.
Of the various styles of fringes, a side-swept type seems to be more preferred, since a cropped fringe tends to look a bit nondescript. If you think you may like side-swept fringes, check out Marni’s Menswear collection, since this type of style is shown there. If you’re looking for something a bit more current, try cutting your fringe at the brow.
The 2010 look for men means showing some different textures. This means using light and layered details. A textured men’s hairstyle with a longer fringe is the 2010 reincarnation of the long-known Caesar cut. It’s also sometimes called the Clooney cut, since he wears his hair like this a lot. This style is cut in a way that brings hair from your crown and temples toward your forehead. The overall effects can be dependent on using a pomade or wax to create rigid textures.
George Clooney has also influenced another style that is very popular in 2010, and that is the classic slick back. This style is said to be too classical for some men, and not a favourite worldwide, although it is popular in North America. If you have straight hair, do the slick back by sticking with longer hair on top. If your hair is wavy, leave shorter hair on top and use the hair around your face to show off your facial structure. Whether your hair is wavy or straight, you will want to leave it shorter on the sides.
Your hairstyle may ‘wow’ the women, but your style won’t be able to take you that far if you don’t care for your hair. Maintaining men’s hair involves more than running a comb through your hair and shampooing once every day or two. You need to use the correct products for your hair, get haircuts at regular intervals, and take care of your scalp. If you’re not sure where to start in ensuring the health of your hair, you’re not alone. Here are a few suggestions for hair care products.
If you use a mild shampoo, you can shampoo your hair every day. Use a shampoo specifically for the type of hair you have. Don’t believe the myth that frequent washing causes hair to fall out more quickly – that’s in your genes, not your shampoo.
The most important hair product you can purchase is the proper conditioner for your hair type. This will do the most good to ensure that your have healthy hair and a healthy scalp as well. The brand itself is not as important as making sure the conditioner is made for your hair type. Organic conditioners will treat your hair and scalp at the same time, so that will make it easier for you.
Gels are not good for your scalp because they make it harder for your scalp to breathe. There are gels that are not as hard, and these will help your hair look more natural without interfering with the health of your scalp.
If you use styling products, only purchase the types that are pliable and not too stiff. The good products may cost a bit more, but you’ll want a softer hold that allows your hair to move around.
Salon brands are very popular with men and women alike. They are made for your specific type of hair. Two in one shampoo and conditioners should not be used, because you can’t remove the oil and condition the hair with one product.
If you have curly hair, grooming cream can be used to help control your frizz. In this way, your hair will be as easily maintained as straight hair. Get your hair cut at reasonable intervals, and make sure you only use the proper products for the best look and the healthiest hair.
The start of summer means new looks for men’s hairstyles. The warmer weather brings out the desire for shorter haircuts among many men, especially those who work or play outdoors.
If you wore the same short or medium hairstyle all winter long, perhaps it’s time for a change. Even if you get your hair cut regularly, you may want a more relaxed look for the summer. Whatever you are looking for, your barber or hairstylist will be able to show you the hottest trends for the season. Better yet, you can browse photos online or in magazines and see for yourself what hairstyles are being sported for the season.
Classic short hair cuts that are slickly parted are one of the trends for the summer of 2010. These look like the timeless style of Leo DiCaprio, or the new look that David Beckham shows off in his new Armani ad campaign.
The newest hair product that has hairstylists talking is Biosthetique’s Molding crème. This is a good choice for men who are health-conscious because it makes your hair quite mold-able and easier to restyle without stiffness or extra weight. This product helps style as well as conditions your hair, to protect it from becoming too dry.
Use a conditioner that can help to protect your scalp from irritation and dryness. Conditioners will also strengthen and overall improve the health of your hair. Also, make sure you use a shampoo for your hair type, and apply conditioner after you rinse out your shampoo.
If you’re not sure it’s time to change your medium or short hairstyle, check your wardrobe and make sure that your look is consistent. If your wardrobe has been updated, it may be time to consider a new haircut as well.
Is your haircut as professional, stylish and low-maintenance as you’d like it to be? The big trend of the summer of 2010 will be the classic look that doesn’t require a lot of effort to style. This look is also quite appropriate for professional workplaces. You may feel that making sure your haircut fits your facial features is more important than following trends, and that is a valid concern. Choosing the right products and using the skills of a professional hairstylist will also go a long way in giving you a medium or short hairstyle that flatters your face and is also easy to maintain.
If you have curly hair, find a hairstylist who will be able to work with it. Men with curly hair should always consult their barber or hairdresser about the style they want and how best to achieve that style. Your hairdresser should also use the proper techniques and tools, like feather-razor cutting and the use of shears.
The first thing you’ll want to do if you want to colour your hair in addition to updating your style, is to visit a professional. Home dye jobs may give you less than satisfactory results since it can be tricky to find the right colour. To make sure that you keep your hair colour preserved, you’ll want to protect it against the damaging rays of the sun. To do this you should switch to a shampoo that is specially made for coloured hair.
If you are looking for male celebrities who have styles similar to what you’re looking for, David Beckham is always trendy and not afraid to change. He changes his style now and then, and you should feel free to do the same. Mature males can also look at celebrity photographs of men like Al Pacino or George Clooney for great haircuts. In addition, Andrew James Allen is now wearing a bit of a longer hairstyle with a part on the side that looks quite flattering on younger men.
Highlighting your men’s hairstyle will give it a more youthful appearance as well as add a new look to a tired style. Highlighting tends to be a more difficult job than simply colouring hair, so it is best to have it done at a hair salon. Techniques like hair painting and foil highlights take time and expertise to do correctly, so it’s better leaving it to a professional hairstylist.
To give your hairstylist an idea of how you want your hair to look, you can clip pictures from magazines or print off pictures from the internet. Browsing pictures will also give you ideas if you’re not sure exactly what look you are after.
As a general rule, people with olive toned skin may go for darker highlights, and those who have ruddier skin may opt for shades of red. Many men select a variation of blond, which looks good on dark hair.
If your highlights are done correctly, it can really make you look and feel younger. Keep in mind that highlights are usually not something you can do yourself. The way highlights will look on you depends largely on your hair’s health and texture. Let your hairstylist know how much or how little change you actually want to show.
For one highlighting technique, your hairdresser will apply a bleaching agent to small strands of hair and wrap them in foil. Foiling gives excellent results because it colours your hair very close to the roots.
Another technique is called hair painting. You can have this done at a hair salon or at home. This is where a bleaching agent is applied to your hair with a brush.
The third method takes the longest time. Your hairdresser will put a plastic cap, with small holes in it, on your head. He or she will then pull strands through and bleach only those strands. You may need to spend some time under a hot salon hair dryer, to activate the colour agent. If you have your highlights done in a lighter shade, be sure not to go more than a couple shades lighter than the rest of your hair.
Summer is nearly upon us, and you’ll feel better lying by a beach if you have highlights to accentuate your summer hairstyle. In addition, you’ll want to keep your hair healthy so it looks shiny and beautiful even during the summer months. Summer is the favourite season of many because of its higher temperatures and hours of sunshine. So, you’ll want to take extra care of your hair, especially if it’s highlighted.
Wind, sun and humidity are hair’s enemies and are found in abundance during the summer. If you don’t properly care for your hair in the summer, you may get frizzy, lifeless hair with split ends.
It’s a good idea in the summer months to let your hair relax and breathe, especially if you’ve had hair highlights done for the season. Letting your hair air-dry instead of using a blow dryer is an excellent way to let your hair have a break. If you air-dry your hair it can help protect it from damages caused by the extreme temperature of blow dryers. If you use a blow dryer in the summer, it’s best to use deep conditioners on your short or medium hairstyle in order to protect them from the excessive heat.
You can pamper your men’s hairstyle with special treatments that can easily be made at home. These natural remedies work wonders to revitalize your hair in the summertime, and to restore its suppleness and luster. If you do this your hair will have fewer tangles and it will be more moisturized.
If you apply jojoba oil on your hair ends, it is a great way to help prevent dry hair and split ends. Coconut or olive oil masks will also bring new life to your hair, in a natural way. Just rub a bit into your hair and scalp, cover with plastic for several minutes, and wash it out with a mild and moisturizing shampoo.
During the hot summer, your hair may become flat and limp, so you can add some extra volume by using a shampoo with volumizers. Be sure to drink lots of water, too, so that your body – and thus your hair – will remain well-hydrated.