Male grooming is big business and much a priority of the modern day man! If you take an interest in your style and appearance but struggle to find a haircut that works for both your looks and lifestyle then follow our essential do’s and don’ts of male hair styling…..
Do – Tailor your cut to compliment your face shape
- Length of your neck
- The prominence of your jawline
- Size of your forehead and chin.
If you have a square face then you’re lucky! Both longer and shorter styles will suit you as your face is classically masculine. If you’re face is more rounded then a cut to emphasise your masculine features will work best. In order to toughen up your jawline a cut needs more volume on the crown than the back and side. If a celebrity or model style has really caught your eye then don’t be afraid to try it! Rest assured that no style is set to not work for you, all you need is a talented stylist who can work the cut to flatter your individual features.
Don’t – Pretend hair loss isn’t happening!
The right cutting technique can work wonders for a fella that’s thinning on top however if it’s getting a little more patchy then that then you can make a choice;
- Option 1 Go bald. – If you’ve got a good shaped head, not too much space on your forehead and strong features then the bald look can be very sexy – think Jason Statham and wear it proudly!
- Option 2 Go for a hair piece – If you just can’t quite pull off the balding look then go for a hair piece! But take heed that when purchasing these items it isn’t an area that you should be aiming to save money! Go for high quality human hair and invest in quality.
Do – Have a smart way to style your hair
Some occasions call for something a little out of the ordinary to make you feel special and look like you made an effort! Next time you visit your stylist, ask to see one or two additional ways that your new cut can be styled. The ideal options are to have 1 that is classic/ timeless and another that is a little more fun/funky! If you love your hair wen leaving the salon then purchase the product that your stylist used when demonstrating so that you can be sure you have all the tools to recreate your look!
Don’t – Overload on product
A major faux pas common among men when doing their own hair is layering on far too much and too many products which can make hair look overdone and unnatural. To avoid your hair looking too crispy and helmet like ask your stylist to recommend one good product and invest! Ask your stylist to show you how to use it and the quantity that they apply. Set yourself a rule never to add more than what your stylist showed you and then work it through your hair properly, don’t over style either as this can make hair appear oily.
Do – Go for a practical hair cut
Consider your life style and the amount of time that you like to dedicate to your hair styling. If you’re a get-up-and-go type then a cut which needs prepping, straightening & preserving will probably not work for you! Also bear in mind your skill level when it comes to styling your own hair in order to find a style that will work and continuously look good. Whether you have got a curly, wiry, straight or smooth hair texture will also make an important contribution & to cut the hair to work with its natural texture will cause the least damage and work best.
Don’t – Go for at home colour kits to cover grey!
Grey hair is notoriously stubborn and hard to cover and at home colour often lead to an unnatural block effect. People often also choose a colour much too dark or light for their natural tones by following the image on the box which is, in fact not necessarily at all accurate! To get a natural result visit your salon where they will be able to give you a multi-tonal effect and ensure that the colour is not too dark.
Do – Stick to a trusted stylist when you find them!
Visit a salon around every 4-6 weeks to maintain a style that you love. Don’t be afraid to request the stylist that you felt did a great job and stick with them! It can take a while to find somebody you really trust with your hair so don’t go cutting corners and going elsewhere if you’re in a hurry. Good stylists need booking in advance for a reason so for the sake of your hair make sure that you’re organised and book your next appointment on every visit! to somebody else if you’ake a while to find somebody you really trust with your hair so don’n you dop accurate! hair wen le
Don’t – Take the scissors to your own hair!
This is a major hair horror! Unless you’re a professional this will never end well, and that includes your girlfriend/boyfriend too! Rule of thumb: Only let #stateregistered and skilled hairdressers near your hair with sharp instruments!