Cur­rent hair­dress­ing trends sug­gest a move away from high-main­te­nance quiffs in favour of longer, less-man­i­cured styles. So trade time in front of the mir­ror for more fun in the real world

Men's Health (Australia) - - Grooming - BY CARLI ALMAN

Messy, tou­sled locks might seem like a scruffy de­par­ture from the coif­fured lids to which we’ve grown ac­cus­tomed, but as demon­strated on the cat­walks over­seas, it’s a style that’s go­ing to grow on you.

“We are def­i­nitely see­ing more of it, for sure,” says Craig Ar­gent, a hair­styl­ist and Hanz De Fuko Am­bas­sador. “Men are loos­en­ing up the su­per tight, slick bar­ber styles and adding va­ri­ety into their styling op­tions by mix­ing it up with a more ca­sual, re­laxed move­ment through the top.”

The main ad­van­tage of switch­ing over to a looser style? “Op­tions,” Ar­gent says. “Hav­ing the abil­ity to dress it up or dress it down de­pend­ing on where you are and what you’re wear­ing.”

Use Ar­gent’s point­ers as your growto guide for a bet­ter head of hair.

1 The Nu-mod Who it works for: Those with medium to fine hair. What to ask for: “Uni­form length over­all with a lit­tle more length around the front hair­line,” Ar­gent says. How to style it: You want just a hint of shine with­out look­ing greasy. Let your...

2 The Curly Mop Who it works for: Any­one with nat­u­ral curls. What to ask for: “Ask your bar­ber for a sharp, square hair­line, clip­per blade length of two or three through the back and sides blend­ing into a longer fringe.” How to style it: You want to...

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