July Hair article
This month Ashley Taylor senior stylist at Greg Malloy Hairdressing addresses the issue of men’s hair styling.
I have been chastised by our male clientele for constantly offering advice on female hair styling and product choice so this month it’s all about the boys!!
The summer trend is currently for much shorter hair. Even those who favoured long hair styles are opting for shorter and more textured hair which is now seen as smart and elegant whereas once upon a time this would have been viewed as rough and uncultured.
Partings and sleek tailored styles are in but coupled with very short sides and backs. Many men are still opting for a real disconnection between the sides and the top with the sides in total contrast to the top length. Quiffs are still featuring heavily although more texture and sometimes curled quiffs are more the fashion for summer. To achieve this softer looking quiff possibly with a soft side parting the best hair texture is medium and you need to have your hair cut to approximately half an inch on the sides and back leaving at least four inches in length on the top. The products to be used are softer pastes or leave in conditioners. The hair needs to feel slightly floppy but with a little hold. Gels and waxes are quite often too strong for this look.
For men who worry about the thickness of their hair there are a few steadfast rules to promoting volume and thickness. Try to keep hair short and textured as this creates the illusion of more hair. If your hair gets too long on top it will flop and look flat and sparce. Shorter on the sides will make it appear fuller on the top. Avoid heavy hair products (pomades, gels) and any other wet look products as they will make hair look flat and greasy. Try mousses which give volume or matte products to create texture. Keep your hair frequently washed and make sure to stimulate your scalp when washing as this promotes hair growth.