Men’s trends are a segment of the beauty industry that is starting to shine in the limelight. With men’s styling gaining popularity by the instant, it is important to stay on top of the latest trends. Chris Merrick, Salon Manager of Blue Tit Clapton, an award-winning sustainable salon group in London, reveals to us the top men’s hair trends for Spring/Summer 2017!
Rockabilly styles are staying strong for Spring/Summer. The quiff has grown in length and now a big sweeping pompadour is a go-to style for the summer. This Fifties style works best on a full head of thick hair, and is ideal for anyone trying impatiently to grow a man-bun. The Pompadour can be made to look as ‘finished’ or as ‘undone’ as preferred, and can be styled quickly and with ease. I’d suggest keeping the sides really short, with a high fade, to really emphasise the length and volume in the top section. Style the top section by using a volume cream on damp hair, before brushing it back in to place, or sweeping over to one side, with your fingers. Add definition, texture and hold with a medium to firm hold texture paste, ideally one with a natural or matte finish.
The Mod Chop
The Indie trend is making a comeback. The male models at Topman Design rocked the ‘Mod’ look in different variations. My favourite variation is a long fringe paired with thick sideburns, as it is contemporary with a real urban edge. To style, try using some sea salt spray to add some light texture and grittiness, before blow-drying.
This season sees the return of geek-chic. Seen dominating the catwalk at Mihara Yasuhiro and Charles Jeffrey, where models wore their hair in an array of sleek, retro styles including neat side partings, sweeping fringes and front disconnections. To keep the look wearable and fresh, keep hair longer, and to make the cut less severe, opt for a floppy side fringe.