Men’s grooming and hairstyles

Men’s grooming and hairstyles

Thinking about a new hairstyle?

There are several influential factors that need to be seriously considered before you choose your new hairstyle: Maintenance – How often will you need to get your hair cut to keep on top of the style? Time – How much time are you willing to spend styling your hair? Products/Budget – Are you willing to style your hair with hair products? Leading on from this, are you prepared to invest good money in purchasing the exact products you need to recreate the look at home to the same standard? Equipment – Are you open to using a hairdryer or maybe straighteners to keep the style looking its best? Personal Style – What kind of clothes do you wear and how would you describe your personal style? There is probably no point opting for an edgy, rockabilly-inspired slicked-back undercut if you like to dress timelessly and refined at all times.

Job – Is your haircut smart/practical enough for work?

This may seem like quite a big list but work your way through it and figure out where you draw the line. Be realistic as it will be easier to make decisions and guide your stylist if you are honest about your answers.

Once you have considered all the factors above, you can then start to really think about how you want your hair to be styled. This can be quite hard, especially if you’re only used to having a simple short back and sides. Bear in mind that you may need to grow your hair for a while in order to have enough length to get the desired shape, although this is no excuse to walk around with a mound of un-styled hair on your head. You will still need to go and see your stylist to get it tidied up, but you may leave it slightly longer between cuts in order to allow for more growth. This part requires patience, so don’t give up.

I hope this article has opened your eyes to possibilities and options available to you when you fancy a change of style. Although some guys know exactly what they want, others need a lot of guidance to reach their desired look. The most important piece of advice I can give you is: remember that even if you don’t know exactly what you want, you ALWAYS know what you don’t want.


Anne's Entry for Men's Hairdresser of the year 2012

Anne’s Entry for Men’s Hairdresser of the Year 2012
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