Hairstyles change for men just like they do for women and we know the latest and greatest trends here at A Moment’s Peace! Check out the top five haircuts for men below.
1. The Pompadour
The original version of this haircut has been around since at least the 50s and continues to be a mainstay with the modern version which includes some extra lofty lift and short, crisp edges and buzzed sides. This haircut is perfect for the guy that has volume and long hair, and it pairs with nearly any style, casual or professional.
When you see your hair stylist, make sure to ask for the more modern version of it. If you have thinner or flat hair, you’ll want a shorter pompadour style, while those with thick and curly hair can go for the thicker height. In most cases, the typical pompadour can be tamed with a comb and some high-holding hair product like hair clay or wax.
2. Wild Waves
While this might be similar to the pompadour with the longer locks on top and potentially shaved back and sides, the style is quite different. The pompadour depends on heavy styling and specific length of the hair to work, but this is a more natural and less styled haircut.
For those looking for this type of styling, starting with the cut, you should ask for shorter sides and back with long waves on top. When styling, you’ll start with letting your hair dry naturally, then applying a ruffling paste to the root of the hairs. You’ll then ruffle your hair with your hands, spray some salt spray for lift and volume, if needed. From there, you can enjoy the rest of your day with the carefree natural look.
3. Long Hair
If you have exceptionally long hair, you can go for the Kit Harington look. While going mostly natural with his locks, his hair is combed back slightly leaving his face clear. The only thing needed in getting your haircut is to have a trim every three to four weeks to take care of split ends.
When styling it, you’ll need to shampoo and moisturize the length and ends of the hair every few days. For those with flat or straight hair, you should let your hair dry naturally with minimal care directly after. Those with curly hair will need to towel dry their hair and use a pomade to reduce frizz.
4. Millennial Curtains
This has been a slow favorite for a couple decades now dating back to the 90s, but has recently been revamped. The keywords here are loose, long curtains. If you have shorter hair, a stylist can shape the length using a round layering technique.
To style, all you need is to dry it forward and then sweep it back when it becomes dry. To keep shape and style, apply hairspray or a light pomade with your palms then walking it out through your fingers.
5. The Long French Crop
This is another style similar to the pompadour, but rather than leaving long waves, this hairstyle is dependent upon neatly styled texture to hide the common cow’s licks and other unruly elements.
The cut begins with short back and sides with a longer top that is heavy and full. This is then styled by pulling the hair forward in a long fringe. You then use a styling clay and mold to tame your unruly hair into some laid-back obedience.
If you’re looking for one of the haircut trends of this year, head over to your favorite hair salon with these pictures and descriptions to get the cut that suits you best.