Current Trends in Men’s Hairstyles
Men’s hairstyles, just like any other fashion, goes through waves, and each year the popularity of a different ‘do comes and goes. For those of you who are looking for a new look or are thinking about revamping your style, opting for a current trend is a good way to refresh and update your appearance. With that in mind, today we’re going to talk about six of the most popular and common trends that keep cropping up in men’s hairstyles today.
1. Textured Hair
You don’t have to be blessed with perfect curls or waves to achieve textured hair, which is a very popular look for men’s hair right now. It doesn’t matter if your hair is short or long, and it doesn’t matter what kind of style you're sporting: textured hair is in. Texturing your hair is a great way to add body, volume, and depth to your hair. You can achieve the effect with the right products, the right amount of tousle, and some clever twisting and volumizing with your hands.
The Pompadour became popular for men in the 1950s and 60s, but it has seen a resurgence in recent years and is still high on the list of popular trends for men today. If you're not sure what the pompadour is, just think of Elvis’ hair and you'll know exactly what it looks like: the hair is swept back from the forehead and flipped toward the back of the head in a high roll. This look is really in again, and guys are pairing it with anything from skinny suits to dress shirts and jeans to plaid.
3. Long hair
Let’s get right to the nitty-gritty: this doesn’t just mean letting your current hair style grow out as it is. If you want to rock long hair, you have to go to a stylist who can give you the shape and texture you need to pull it off. Otherwise, you're always going to look like you just rolled out of bed—and not in the good way! Properly scruffy hair needs choppy layers to achieve the right body and texture, so if you want to make the long hair work, you're going to have to get the right cut.
4. Slicked Hair
Another mid-twentieth century look that’s made a resurgence in recent years is the slicked back look. These days, this cut is usually side parted and combed over, and is often combined with a fade, an undercut, or another modern element. While most guys rock this look with short to medium hair, it’s not uncommon for some to pull it off with long hair as well.
Yet another haircut that’s back from the 40s and 50s, the fade is making a massive comeback in recent years. What began as a trend in the military is now a common sight on the streets. Today’s fades, however, come in many more variations, including the low fade, mid fade, and the taper fade, and it’s also paired with anything from a full beard to trimmed facial hair to smooth skin.
By now, you may or may not be surprised to learn that the undercut was first popularized in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This haircut has been cropping up ever since, coming and going from pop culture over the years. Today, the undercut is often paired with shorter hair and either styled in a pompadour or slicked back.
As you can see, the majority of the haircuts that are popular among men today are ones that were first popular in the early and mid-twentieth century. The haircuts we’re seeing on guys today tend to be intentionally messy or very prim and proper, and it’s not uncommon to see elements from a variety of these styles combined into one look.
If you're considering any of these styles and aren't sure how to work them, just ask your stylist what products and techniques to use after you get your hair cut. Photo & haircut cred. goes to Caleb!