Every year, new hairstyles appear left and right. And for men who want to stay in style, it is important to know which styles can help them get the best look. Here are some of the most popular hairstyles that you can choose from.
Top 5 For 2017
The Taper fade haircut is still becoming an increasingly popular option for men of all ages these days. In fact, it’s one of those styles that are timeless, and never really go out of fashion. Instead of scissors, the hairdresser will cut and refine the style using clippers in order to create clean blended lines. Unlike skin fades, the taper fade usually follows the head from relatively short to medium length, which means a grade 1 to 2 and above. If you have a beard, the taper fade will most likely connect your hair to your facial hair, which creates a nice all-round look. Without a beard, depending on how low the fade starts, you can opt for natural, straight, pointy or tapered sides. The length and style on top can be however you prefer, for example, can be a sweep back or side part, or any other design with a slightly longer top.
Skin fades have seen a sharp increase in popularity lately. In fact, it is expected to continue its popularity in the coming years. It is a classic haircut that can easily be mixed with other haircuts as well for freshness. Fades usually start low down near the neck. As the name suggests, the hair fades to the skin to accentuate the top of the hair. This usually means the fade will be a grade zero, or 0.5. Skin fades are very similar to a taper fade, the only difference is the lesser amount of hair which is almost like a shaved back and sides. If you have a beard or facial hair, there is likely to be a break between the hair and beard, which creates a cool and modern look.
Side Part Hairstyle
For a medium length haircut, side part remains a classic. It is a combination of both texture and volume especially for men with occupations that require them to look neat and presentable. There are a lot of variations that you can do with side part hairstyle. A messy side part is usually a great option for those who don’t have time to fix their hair. However, this kind of hairstyle may not be appropriate for the workplace. On the other hand, it is something easy to maintain. Comb over is another variation of side part hairstyle. The only difference is that the hair is a bit long. It also has a lot of flow which gives a lot of attention on the top end. A comb over is great for men losing hair because quite often the bald patches can be slightly covered with long lengths of combed over strands.
The sweep back makes us reminiscent of the 1950’s. And yes, it is having a comeback over the past year or two. It has a similar appearance as slicked back hair, which is usually held in place with anything ranging from oil, cream, gel or wax. However, what makes it a bit different from the slick 50’s look is that it has a windswept finish which makes it look a bit more casual and perfect for the entire day. This style is great for all ages. The textured blowback is something similar to the sweep back hair style. However, it is usually shorter and has been usually combined with low taper to add texture to this style.
Pompadour has been very popular for a couple of years already and is till going strong in 2017. This hairstyle originated from Madame De Pompadour during the 1700’s. It has also been widely used in the 30’s through to the 50’s, and like many other older styles which were heavily used in the past, it is becoming popular again in recent times. A combination of pompadour and a side part hairstyle, it is now a favored option among young men and looks great with some light stubble. The messy variation is great for a casual stance, whilst a slick wet look has a very formal and evening feel which is a must for all pompadours at least once.
If you are looking for the best haircut for men, it is a good idea to ask your stylist about some of the above popular styles. It is also a good idea that you evaluate your head and face’s shape and take facial hair into consideration too. This way, you will know which options can suit you overall. If in doubt, ask your stylist about what they recommend, but, there’s no harm in trying any of the above, even if it’s for a short while.