We all know that new fashion trends are pushed and reported each and every season, but in the case of mens hairdressing looks tend to evolve slowly over time. This season we see a mixture of looks that are bang on trend.
The first is a move towards the slick side parting with added internal length that helps to create an altogether more refined and formal look than what was prominent throughout 2012. The alternative comes in the form of longer, textured hairstyles created with mattifying products like sea salt sprays – providing a natural finish, loads of texture and an increase in volume.So let’s take a closer look at both of these cuts…
Looking Slick The precise side parting is officially back for A/W13 it was seen at Givenchy’s spring/summer 2014 showing this trend is here to stay collection show, there is going to be much more emphasis on not only the cut but also the products utilised to style it. We will see a lot more shine, with pomades and gloss products being used instead of the matte finish clays that have become so popular of late. This classic cut will be very clean and tidy round the edges .When creating this cut your Russell Eaton stylist will maintain a decent degree of length on the top of the head whilst removing the length around the back and sides. One major factor to take into account when taking on this style is just how high you want the hair cut at the back. The hair could be clippered into the crown to give a sharper, tighter look (making the length at the front look more exaggerated) or you could opt for a more classic take by having the hair tapered into the neck. Tapering means leaving more hair around the occipital bone (the curve on the back of the head) in order to create natural movement and more texture. For a sharper finish, get the hair clippered on the sides – the higher it’s clippered the more dramatic the result will be. When choosing this style it’s important to decide if you want to have scalp exposure or scalp coverage through the sides and back, as this will determine how strong the look is.
Not So Slick – Opting for more texture on top is the alternative to the new slick side parting. You’ve got wave in your hair? Embrace it, enhance it! We’re still seeing shorter back and sides but if you want length and volume on top then go for it. In previous years it’s been about gents straightening their hair and creating perfectly shaped quiffs. However, with the products available today, you can achieve a great look with much more natural results.
The Slick Blow Back – modern and stylish this is still a strong look this season for you guys lucky enough to have thicker hair textures
Short and sharp – this edgy strong look give your hair an ultra modern feel and is a look that works well on finer hair as well as medium to thick textures.
The Top Heavy Crew Cut – This Natural Medium Cut look has a softer feel and keeps your options open when you want to style your hair in different ways, the length should be texturised and choppy making this a great look for anyone with thick hair.
The Roman Crop – a twist on a classic this square blunt cut crop can be dressed with either a matt or wet look product to create different textured crops, but the square fringe is a common feature this season.With wet look gel making a return this season don’t forget to create a slick feel to this classic shape.