Recent fashion shows have drawn our attention to three notable men’s hairstyles. We wanted to know how to achieve them, so we enlisted the help of Michael Douglas, Style Director for hairstyling brand Shockwaves and head&shoulders, and Andrew Davis, Braun Ambassador and celebrity stylist.
Below you’ll find their expert tips, guiding imagery and products to help you achieve this season’s most fashionable men’s hairstyles.
The Top-Heavy Club Cut
This style, as seen on the John Varvatos S/S ’13 catwalk, is right on trend. To best achieve this look, ask your hairdresser for a club cut (short layered hair cut), leaving some length on the top. To style, towel dry the hair before scrunching in a mousse while bringing the hair forward – do not comb or brush through to maintain a messy, on-trend look.
As seen on the John Varvatos S/S ’13 catwalk.
Once dry, finish by squeezing in a putty and then push and pull the hair until it suits your desired style. I love Shockwaves Re-Create Styling Putty which guarantees long-lasting hold and will also add shine and definition to the hair.
The 50s Quiff
This look, as rocked by Alex Turner from the Artic Monkeys, is a blast from the mid-50s. To get this classic teddy boy quiff spot on, I suggest starting with a short back and sides haircut with some length on top. If you have thick hair, it’s always best to get the hairdresser to thin the hair.
As rocked by Alex Turner from the Artic Monkeys.
When styling, start by making sure the hair is clean and the scalp is clear of any dandruff. This style can expose the scalp so washing is essential – I recommend head&shoulders 2in1 Classic Clean. Then apply a wet gel to damp hair and use a comb to sculpt it into place and leave to dry naturally.
The English Heritage Beard
I am a massive fan of a nice full beard. They have become a key fashion accessory over the past few years and work especially well for key A/W trends, as seen on the catwalk at Junya Watanabe as part of what I like to call the ‘English Heritage’ trend. This very English trend is all about embracing the great outdoors whilst bringing an old school gentleman look to everyday fashion.
As seen on the catwalk at Junya Watanabe.
For best results, keep the back and sides of your hair classically short and keep your beard hair suitability masculine. Try using the Braun cruZer6 beard&head, which will allow you to keep on top of both unruly head and facial hair. Team with a tweed jacket or a wool flat cap to top off this classic English gent look.