Are you a short back’n’sides fella or do you change your hairstyle more than nineties David Beckham? Do you love the philosophical simplicity of a number three all over or the wistful chic of a well-constructed man bun? Whatever your style, there are a whole range of new men’s hair trends coming to 2016 so we’ve dived in coiffed-head first to find out the absolute best.
Forget Ross-from-Friends precision when applying your hair products this year. Gone are the sleek and slick do’s of 2015; 2016 is all about celebrating what Mama Nature gave ya. An overriding trend for the whole season, natural textures should be incorporated into all looks – even the more styled ones. From auburn curls to afro hair, let your mane do and be what it wants (or pop in some Wella Professionals EIMI Rugged Texture Paste if your natural texture isn’t up to scratch).
The Jimmy D
Fans of vintage Americana rejoice! There was a taste of 50s USA on the catwalks this SS16 and it manifested itself as super-cool James Dean inspired quiffs. As above though, these are not the slick, greasy affairs of yore. Go for a short cut at the sides and leave hair long on top, then push backwards with a matte hair cream for a textured and ultra-modern take on the fifties quiff.
Bit on the Side
If you consider yourself a bit of a gent or just don’t feel that the rugged look goes well with your suit, don’t worry – there is an option for you. Inspired by sixties icons like Andy Warhol, plenty of male models took to the Spring/Summer catwalks rocking an extreme side parting and it’s a look we love. To perfect the style, you’ll want a ruler-straight parting and the faintest hint of a natural wave to keep the look from becoming too prim. Grab a pin tail comb, some texture moulding paste, a pair of round tortoiseshell glasses and you’re good to go.
If you’re looking at this list and just not seeing enough drama for your liking, then a high-rise hairstyle might be just up your boulevard. Perfect for those with thick hair who love an eye-catching cut, this style takes the James Dean quiff one step further by extending the height of your hair skyward. You’re going to need High Hold hair sculptor, stat.
Matte Hair Cream? Quiffs? Hair sculptor? If all these words fill you with dread then there’s only one buzzword you need to hear and that’s, well… buzz. Military buzzcuts are a) cool, b) perfect for summer and c) the ideal solution for the style-unconscious. Grab some hair clippers and you can even cut it yourself…