Top Trending Hairstyles for Men
From Caesar cuts to brushed-up styles, anything goes when it comes to formal hairstyles for men this season. The catwalks have been seeing haircuts on the big screen, like the rough cuts straight off the set of Game of Thrones and the perfectly coiffed à la Mad Men hairdos donned by actors around the world. While this kind of formal hairstyles for men take and effort, there are also several haircuts for men that are straightforward and easy to do and maintain. Here are five great haircuts and hairstyles for me that will be on trend this season.
Short Back and Sides and Brushed Up Top:
The short back and sides with a brushed up top is a great hairstyle for men with round or large faces, as the sheer brushed up sides of the haircut give the illusion of a longer face. The short sides prevent the face from being ‘rounded out’ and the longer layer of hair on the top of the head sweeps over the head and tapers gradually downwards to the nape.
The brush up can also be described as an ‘extended quiff’ as all the hair is lifted up off the head instead of just the front lock of hair. To get a great brush up, the hair on the top of the head must be lifted in a similar way to spiking the hair, but in a casual ‘messy’ way as opposed to a defining peak. The hair on the top of the head will get upward vertical volume by just lifting it up with your fingers, but to keep it up that way you will need to use some mousse and a hairdryer. The short back and sides with a brushed up top haircut is an ideal choice for men who want to add a touch of style and uniqueness to their style.
Expert tip: To keep the top layer of hair perfectly styled and in place all day, rub some hair gel through the hair with the tips of the fingers.
This trendy style dates back to the days of Leonardo di Caprio in Titanic and is making a comeback this season after being a major hit on the ramps in 2014. This sexy angular look is managed by tapering the sides of the hair, but keeping the top layer of the hair long and cutting it at an angle. The asymmetrical line of this haircut is striking and strongly conceptual and can be played with in creative ways. The angular fringe looks great all face shapes and sizes, however, is best suited for men with round faces.
Expert tip: This haircut can be set in different styles, from the hyper-slick back-style to the casual relaxed ‘undone-done.’
The Caesar haircut is a short haircut for me with a fringe – think George Clooney in ER. This haircut for me is hugely popular as the short length of the casual style makes it easy to maintain and simple to spike. In a Caesar cut, the hair on the top of the head is actually styled flat and forward, unlike many of the other haircuts trending today, however, is versatile enough to wear both forward and backwards or spiked up. This hairstyle is ideal for men who are looking for a casual, easy-to-maintain cut and style that is not too trendy.
Expert tip: Add a dab of cream or styling gel to create the spiked look in a matter of seconds, which will stay in place all day, with little to no maintenance required.
The Side Parting
Men with long enough hair to sweep into a side parting will rock this look. This look can be achieved in minutes so is perfect for men who want a quick and convenient hairstyle without much fuss. To get this great look, simply pull all the hair on the top of the head over to one side of the head and sweep it over to the one side of the head. The parting can either on the left or the right – check whatever looks right for you.
Originally named after King Louis XV’s mistress, Madame de Pompadour, the Pompadour began as a female’s haircut until Elvis Presley made the world go crazy for it. Commonly seen throughout fashion history, the pompadour is making a comeback as it is a highly versatile style that can be worn at various lengths, kept short or long and styled with pomade or gel. A typical pompadour is worn with the hair cut short at the sides and swept upwards and backwards.