Year-round short-hair clients should be looking after their hair, providing it with TLC and locking in moisture with good quality moisturizing products, particularly in summer when the sun can zap away moisture from their hair. Below are some of Award Winning Men's Hairdresser and Director of TONI&GUY Billericay, Jim Shaw's tips to advise your clients to keep their hair looking its best during the summer season and information on the must-have products they should invest in!
Grooming Tips for Short Hair
1. Invest in a Scalp Scrub
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, and clients should use a scalp scrub every week/couple of weeks to ensure their scalp stays in the best condition, free from dryness and flakiness! Using a scalp scrub will also remove buildup on their hair and give it a deeper cleanse.
2. Don’t Skip Conditioner
Many men miss this step in their haircare routine and if there’s a time to add a conditioner, it’s during the summer when we want to retain moisture in our hair. We should encourage our male clients to apply a small amount of conditioner after they shampoo to ensure their hair is kept nourished. If your clients are heading on holiday, advise them it's a good idea to invest in a leave in conditioner that they can spray through their hair throughout the day for extra nourishment.
3. Add a Hair Mask
For added TLC during the summer, clients should use a hair mask on their hair every week/second week. This will prevent hair from becoming brittle and damaged and keep it soft, shiny, and healthy. Recommend to your short-haired clients that they only use the hair mask on their mid-lengths and ends, avoiding the roots to avoid the hair becoming oily and/or weighed down.
4. Use a Heat Protection Spray
If your clients invest in any product during the summer, make it a heat protection spray to ensure their hair is protected from the harsh UV rays!
5. Embrace Air-Drying
When it comes to styling in the summer months, less is more. The sun is already causing damage to the hair. Therefore it’s a great time for clients to take a step away from the heated styling tools to avoid further damage being done and instead embrace natural and effortless hair looks that are so on trend for the season.
Texture: If you are going the air-dry route, beach/textured waves are a great look for men in the summer, particularly if they already have naturally wavy/curly hair and want to enhance it further. A salt spray can be spritzed through damp or dry hair and scrunched in for a ‘just off the beach’ inspired look.
Sleek styles: Incredibly on trend, this allow you to create a more polished look plus the products used to create these hairstyles can also give hair an added dose of moisture and hydration. Hair oils, serums and shine sprays are three products that are great for creating sleek styles and these can be distributed with a comb, slicking the hair back off the face or to one side to create a sophisticated and well-groomed finish.
Ponytails, half updos, and buns: For those with longer hair, these styles often make a comeback during the summer season, and they can look incredibly stylish. We are also seeing a more contemporary way to wear this trend, with men teaming their man bun/ponytail with a short haircut at the sides and keeping the length longer on top. With this look, a gel/pomade with a soft shine will help bring all of the hair out of the face while keeping it free from frizz and flyaways for a slick, smooth, and shiny finish.