The time of the unchanging hairstyles of men has been long gone. It’s all about experimenting—with lines, textures and length—something that will allow movement yet boast of contrasting lengths. It’s only fitting that in order to keep up with these dramatically changing styles with the changing seasons, you’ll need a little bit of help. We give you the rundown of this season’s most popular hairstyles.
1) Messy Quiffs
Quite frankly the sexiest of the lot, quiffs define the just-rolled-out-of-the-bed-still-sexy look to the T. It’s deceptively modern and is a relaxed variation of the pompadour. It’s all about adding depth to your hair without making it look too stiff, so it’s also quite easily achievable, of course with the right kind of products. A hairbrush and a blow dryer is a must because the key lies in achieving that ‘bounce’ effect of the look. Here’s how you can get this style.
2) Simple Side Part
This ridiculously sophisticated 60s style is back again. Combine it with a fade, or style it how Leonardo did in ‘The Great Gatsby’, it’s absolutely perfect for the professional environment as it is for a night out with your friends. A wet look with a deep side part and the bulk of the hair combed over at one side looks classy as hell or you can go for vintage waves for texture. You can comb back for a neat and formal look, or use your fingers to style your hair back for a casual, relaxed look.
3) The Natural Textured Look
If you want a hairstyle that’s quick to do, easy to achieve and requires zero maintenance, look no further. You can ask the barber to give you natural layers for maximizing the volume and texture of your hair. All it needs is a little bit of styling—after shampooing your hair, let it semi-dry naturally and then blow dry it flat while it retains the natural wave of the hair.
4) The Sexy Sweep back
The key to this hair trend is having as many layers on your hair as possible. The idea is to let your hair cut at different angles so that it doesn’t stay at one place. The hair around your ears and neck can be clipped short whereas the hair at your crown can be left longer. Run styling cream through your hair and then comb to part your hair on a side you prefer. Finally, using your comb, smooth your hair into place, sweeping it backward on the sides.
5) The Manly Man Bob
2015 was definitely the year of man-buns and we certainly don’t complain. If runways, models and Instagram trends are to go by, 2016 will also see men with long hair, albeit a little shorter than what they’ve been sporting till now. Hair that’s been grown slightly below your ear-line into a bob is going to rule the charts in 2016. Just ask your barber to give you structured ends instead so that it doesn’t look feminine.
6) Military Mane
As the name suggests, this military-esque super short haircut has always been the preferred hairstyle by men over the years. And we don’t think that’s going to change anytime in the near future. Keep it really tight at the sides and the back, and a shorter still crop on the top. Although it looks the best on square face types, but by altering the length and the grade of the hair anyone can sport this look.