THE MANE GAME
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
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 wet hair dry for 5-10 minutes. Once dry work
American Crew Fibre into your fingers and loosely rake through your hair from back to front.
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 add texture while still keeping movement. Towel-dry your hair and add a 10-cent piece dollop of Aveda Men Pure-formance
Grooming Clay into your palms before scrunching into your hair.