Rabu, 25 Desember 2013

Mens Hairstyles

Check out these 15 pictures of mens hairstyles 2013! We’ve got all the hottest looks, from slick hair to spikes to the pompadour.

If you’ve got thick hair or wavy hair, we’ve got you covered too. Just use the right product for your hair type, a strong hold wax like Bumble and Bumble Sumo Tech or Sebastian Microweb Fiber.

Kamis, 19 Desember 2013

Spiked Mens Hairstyles

Spiky hair isn’t going anywhere but it has certainly evolved since the gelled flattop. For 2013, spiked mens hairstyles are tall, peaked, and matte.

This cool spiky hair requires a haircut that is longer on top than the sides so it can be styled into an wide faux hawk. To style this look, pull hair up and pinch it along the center of head.

To get this matte hairstyle that keeps thick hair up and fine hair from getting greasy, you need to use the best hair product for men. A few professional quality products are Sebastian Microweb Fiber, Bumble and Bumble Sumo Tech, and label.m Matt Paste. Some comparable drugstore products include Got 2b Glued, Axe Styling Cream, and American Crew Defining Paste.

Spiked Hair for Work

Spiky hair is the signature look of punks, guidos, and bad boys throughout the decades (the Iceman!). It is a cool hairstyle for the club, black tie events, and even weddings. Here’s how to rock spiked hair for work.

Wearing short hair spiked is a masculine hairstyle that adds authority, height, and angles. David Boreanz is a great example of how this hair can be totally professional, especially when worn with a well fitted suit.

For work appropriate spiky hair, keep the sides short and the cut neat with regular trims. Hair can be longer on top but not too long.

The last key is product. Use a pomade, wax, or small amount of hair gel to pull hair straight up. The look can be textured and slightly shiny but never crunchy or greasy.

Spiky Hair 2013

Spiky hair for men never goes out of style…it just evolves. Here are 10 ways to rock spiky hair 2013 with inspiration from faux hawks, the Jersey Shore, and the runways. These cool hairstyles for men can be worn to weddings, work, or casually.

Get enough hold for long or thick hair with the best products for spiky hair:

  • Bumble and Bumble Sumo Tech
  • Sebastian Microweb Fiber
  • Got2B Glued

Jumat, 13 Desember 2013

How To Control Spiky Hair?

My hair is naturally spiky and I can’t control it. If I comb my hair it never stays in the same place. Please tell me how to control spiky hair?

- Kathiresan

Hi Kathiresan,

Having hair that stands up is a common problem for men, especially those with short cuts and/or hair that is thick and coarse. The first place to start is your hair cut. Your hair could be sticking up because it’s too short and therefore too light to lie flat. Some are meant to stand up, like the crew cut and Ivy League.

When hair tends to stick up, ask your barber or stylist to find a cut that works with your hair type. Spiky hairstyles and the faux hawk are always in style so going with what your naturally wants to do is one easy option. Many men rely on products to get these looks to stand up, so you could consider yourself lucky!

The next option is to keep growing hair. Longer hair is more manageable, with extra weight that helps it stay down and more surface area for product to adhere to. With added length, you will be able to control hair by slicking it back or across or try out one of these hot hipster hairstyles.

Wearing hair longer on top looks great with an undercut, keeping sides too short to get spiky. With your type, you will need to maintain the undercut with regular visits to the barber or trim it yourself.

The final solution to your issue is hair care. Most people get out of the shower and roughly rub wet hair dry with a towel. This can cause static and frizz, making hair stand up. Instead, use an old t-shirt or microfiber towel to gently pat and squeeze water out of hair.

Blowdrying hair can prevent hair from unwanted spikes. It will only add a few minutes to your day and can make a world of difference. The key to blow drying hair is to work it the direction you want it to go.

Last but not least is product. Gels are often recommended to add or tame spikes but won’t be strong enough. An easy to use and versatile product that will work for any hairstyle you like is Sebastian Microweb Fiber. Or check out some of these best products for thick hair.

Best Products for Spiky Hair

Spiky hair is one mens hairstyle that’s here to stay. Whether it’s inspired by soccer stars, Jersey Shore, or anime, spiky hair is fun, cool, and makes a statement. Here are the best products for spiky hair with tons of hold that also washes out.

In the past, hair gel was synonymous with spiked hair. Modern products have come a long way from the stiff, sticky, flaky versions of the past but gel is still out of favor for spiked dos.

The current product of choice is waxes and pomades. They offer the same hold and are also versatile, pliable, and are easier to wash out. Even better, you’re not limited to just spikes. Wax and pomades can be used to style any look, from slick to messy, or just keep hair in place.

1. Gatsby Moving Rubber Hair Wax

This Japanese product line is one of the top brands for creative and spiky hairstyles. Created with the goal of making any hairstyle a reality, the formula combines maximum hold and moveable texture that can be reshaped at any time. This is absolutely the best choice for coarse Asian hair or anyone with unmanageable thick hair.

The most popular formula is Spiky Edge, with maximum hold and minimum shine. It works for short hair but can also be used to style longer hair into liberty spikes, a mohawk, or any vertical hairstyle. Air Rise is formulated for medium length and longer hair and adds volume in addition to hold. If you’re looking for shine without the gloss, opt for Wild Shake.

2. TIGI Bedhead for Men

A brand to suit most hair needs, Bed Head has several options just for men. Matte Separation Wax Best Products for Spiky Hair is one of the top sellers, featuring with plenty of hold and definition with a natural matte finish. Beeswax and glycerin add style and moisture, preventing drying or flaking. This product also holds up in hot and humid weather.

Another pliable option that can be reformed throughout the day is the Bed Head Hair Wax Stick. The lightweight formula leaves no build-up and washes out easily, make it suitable for thin and fine hair. In addition to the semi-matte finish, the hint of lavender appeals to some but is a deal breaker for others.

3. Star Wax Premium Pomade

Star Wax is known for strong hold and water-soluble products that are pliable and rinse out easily. The blend of oils and herbs have a stimulating and designer fragrance. The thickest formula with the most hold is Crystal with all the shine of the original. For a matte finish with the same strong hold, there is the Star Wax Clay formula.

All of these products work for all types of straight hair, from fine to thick. For men with thick, coarse hair – if these products aren’t working for you the problem could be your haircut. Thinning out hair with some layering will make those spiked looks achievable.

How to Style Spiky Hair with Wax or Pomade

1. Place a pea-sized dab of product on the palm of one hand. Rub hands together, spreading the product evenly across the palms and between fingers until it is heated up and transparent.

2. Work the wax into hair, starting from the nape of the neck and moving up to the forehead.

3. Using fingers, work hair up. Use a comb for a precise finish or twist strands of hair between fingers for a textured look.

4. If necessary, add more wax. Always start with a small amount of wax, adding more in stages. Over-application will create greasy, chunky hair.

5. Finally, make sure to seal the jar tightly. These products dry out quickly when exposed to air.

Men’s Hair Ideas: The Quiff

The beard plus slick look has caught on like wild fire. While it’s an excellent look that works for everyone and even curly hair, it’s touch to stand out from the crowd. If  you’re looking for something different, it’s time to mine vintage hairstyles for more men’s hair ideas. Here’s an oldy but goody – the quiff.

By definition, the quiff is a combination of the 1950s era pompadour and flat top with a touch of the mohawk thrown in there too. Think James Dean, Morissey, and even Tin Tin. In recent years, the look has made a slight comeback, as seen on Macklemore.

The basic idea behind the quiff is a tall hairstyle worn with a point at the front and combed tight around the sides and back. There is plenty of variation that with this cool men’s hairstyle so the key is to make it your own. Some ways to do so is wear hair extra tall, very pointy, or super slick.

This unique look combs thick and fine hair straight up and finishing in a peak that curl over in a wave. Hair at the sides is pulled straight back with a matte product. Get the look for fine and thick hair with a clay product like Bedhead Matte Separation Wax, Jonathan Product Dirt Texturizing Paste, or Sebastian Microweb Fiber.

5 Medium Hairstyles for Men 2013-2014

The wide range of popular men’s hairstyles for 2013-2014 is due to long hair. Short hair, cut only an inch long or so, doesn’t have the same versatility as medium length hair.

This isn’t all over long hair though. Length is concentrated at the top of the head where it can be sculpted into these medium hairstyle for men.

The cool thing about medium hair is it can be styled in so many ways. Once you get one technique down, whether it’s spikes the slick look or hipster hair, you can use similar methods and products for other styles.

This preppy hairstyle is a more casual version of slicked back hair. It’s a similar styling method but to get this height without heavy product, use a blow dryer, volumizing mousse, and lightweight product like Supremo Magic Move Light.

Spiky hair can be styled Jersey Shore style or more formally, like above. Hair is styled forward from the back and then pulled straight up along the hair line. This tall hair is appropriate for work or special events.

Another great thing about medium length hair is that it can be worn tall. Use a strong product like Gatsby Moving Rubber to get this sky scraping slick hair. A spritz of hairspray like Sebastian Shaper Hair Spray or Paul Mitchell Fast Drying Sculpting Spray will set the style all day. Just hold the can a few inches away from hair and give it a light spray.

With undercut sides, it’s easy to get a mohawk for the day. It’s similar to wearing spiky hair but pinch hair together at the center rather than pulling it straight up.

The quiff is spiky hair that comes to a point at the front. Medium length adds extra personality to this outstanding hairstyle. For even more presence opt for a shiny finish product like American Crew Promade with plenty of hold that never makes hair greasy.

Hipster Hair – Beard 2012

Don’t worry about what they call you, you know you’re looking good! This hipster hair is somewhere in between spiky and bed head. To get the look, skip a cut until short hair get some length. Then get this cool textured cut that looks great slicked back or spiked up. Be sure to go to a barber or stylist that specializes in mens hair to ensure this masculine cut. The trimmed beard complements the tousled style. To clean up the look, wear hair back or if you’re getting rid of the beard, keep going and get an undercut.

Short Mohawk

A mohawk worn with a beard isn’t just for Mr. T anymore! Don’t pity the fool for wearing a mohawk hairstyle – just update the look for the 21st century. David Beckham and Glee’s Puck Puckerman brought the look into the mainstream. Whether it’s worn spiked up or cut extra wide, the short mohawk is a bold masculine look that exudes confidence.

Skipping the shaved sides makes this short mohawk even more wearable. This punk version of a crewcut leaves the strip of hair along the centre of the head extra long. Thick and curly hair will naturally stand up. For straight hair, keep hair short enough that product will do the trick. For the hipster Mr. T look, add a close cropped beard.

Undercut – Cool Asian Hair

The undercut is one of the coolest hairstyles of 2012-2013. The hipster hair looks different with every hair texture – whether it’s curly, thick, or straight as an arrow. This cool Asian hair is a longer, possibly grown out, version of the undercut hairstyle. Sides are cropped to an eighth of an inch with the top kept up to two inches long. This cool yet clean cut look styles hair up and just a bit back. Get a classy look by styling it slicked back or opt for a textured look for the weekend.

Classic Hairstyles for Men – The Clark Kent

Classic hairstyles for men are always in style. You can wear this short mens hair conservative or hip. The Clark Kent look is a good short hairstyle for men with thick hair. At the sides, hair is cut to a manageable length, about an inch long. Robust hair is left to do it’s thing on top. The extra length gives more surface area for product to work, adding the extra hold that thick hair needs.

For work, wear hair as shown above – brushed back with just enough pomade to hold hair in place. At night, use a wax for stronger hold and some shine with slicked back hair. Or spike hair up for fun. To complete the transition to Superman, remove the specs and part hair on the left side.

Tapered Crew Cut

Looking for short and clean cut but cool hairstyles? Old school prep is the new hipster so check out this tapered crew cut. Hair is cropped close all around with a bit more length on top. The sides are tapered down around the ears and neck in a fade. Hair is cut to no longer than half an inch long so this is an easy to wear short haircut for men with curly hair.

Even though hair is short, you can mix up the look with some product be wearing hair parted and brushed to one side, slicked back or spiked up. On the weekend, bed head is always an option too. If you have straight hair and want more more styling options, ask for an Ivy League hairstyle, which is a long version of a crew cut You’ve seen this cut on Anderson Cooper and it definitely a great option for men with grey hair.

The fade is important to get right with this cut. Show your stylist or barber a picture of what you want to ensure you get the tapered cut you want. This is a cut that may best be trusted to a barber who knows his way around the clippers.

Stylish Short Hair for Men – Bangs

You don’t have to choose between style, looking professional, or even easy to manage hair. This stylish short hair for men with bangs does it all.  The longer on top look adds weight to hair that helps it lie flat with only a little help from product, making this a great option for thick hair. The length also gives this short hair a touch of hipster styling. Medium bangs can be worn down across the forehead or spiked up.

Around the sides and back, hair is worn short enough to work for any business situation. For a hairstyle to match a suit, try slicking hair back a la 30 Rock’s Jack Donaghy.

Kamis, 12 Desember 2013

James Bond Hair for the Holidays

Go Bond for the party season! Whether you’re wearing a tuxedo or best Christmas sweater, add dapper sophistitcation with slick James Bond hair.

Slick hair has been seen everywhere in 2012 – from Mad Men to hipsters to CEOs. The look will still be going strong in 2013, with this slick comb over seen with the spring collections for John Galliano, Dior Homme, Gucci, and Dries Van Noten.

It’s an easy to style look that suits every man. With shorter hair, the look will be close to the head. With longer hair, you can add height or add a quiff (keeping sides tight to emphasize height). This looks great with curly hair too – leave hair natural for a clean cut yet slightly unruly look.

The key for all hair types is product. You want hold and a hint of shine but no wet look (touchable hair is key). For straight hair, try Menscience Matte Hair Styling Pomade. Curly haired gents will benefit from investing in a product like Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade. And if you have thick or coarse hair, American Crew Pomade will tame hair into any style.

Beards 2013: How to Grow a Beard

Once the defining feature of the unemployed slacker, beards 2013 are cool, hip and sexy. You’ve seen short versions on Ryan Gosling and longer ones on all the indie bands.

Whether your look is hipster, vintage, clean cut or somewhere in-between, here’s how to grow a beard.

1. Commit to the beard! That means no shaving for a minimum of 4 weeks and up to 6 weeks. If you’re concerned about look scraggly or scruffy, start growing your beard over a long weekend or holiday.

Keep on growing even if you think you know what you want your beard to be. You may be pleasantly surprised by how facial hair fills in and go for a fuller and longer beard than you first thought.

2. Ignore the comments. Everyone’s got an opinion. Don’t let surprise, reactions, or negative comments bother you. Even though beards are back, people are generally averse to change. On the other hand, don’t let compliments sway you if you’re not into the beard.

Either way, get through the initial month and make up your mind then.

3. Stay fresh. Skin that is used to the cleansing and sloughing of regular shaves may start to feel itchy with the new presence of beard hair. This is a temporary adjustment phase and not an indication of that something is wrong.

Keep skin clean with a gentle shampoo or face wash. There are dedicated beard products from Bluebeards and Jenulence that are are gentler on facial skin and formulated for exposure to foods, drinks, and smoke.

Be sure to wash out the products thoroughly and gently pat the beard dry with a towel.

If skin is still sensitive, rub some moisturizer or oil (jojoba oil is a great multi-purpose cleanser and conditioner) into skin before bed.

4. Shape the beard. So it’s been at least 4 weeks without shaving. Now it’s time to shape the beard. Usually the cheek line, where the beard transitions into the skin of the cheeks is best left natural. You may want to remove obvious strays.

You will want to clean up your beard at the neck line, under the chin and around the neck. If you’re concerned about doing this yourself, many barbers have experience styling beards.

Otherwise, generally aim to clean up any obvious scraggly hairs at the neck. This area is concealed beneath the chin so it’s hard to do significant damage.

The final area of the beard that can be groomed is around the lips. Long hair can start to get in the way of the mouth so keep the moustache area trimmed.

5. Grooming. If you’re happy with your beard, save yourself time and hassly by investing in a beard trimmer. Get a good one that is precise and easy to use, like the Philips Norelco All-In-One Grooming System, Panasonic Milano, or Remington MB-200. You’re saving lots of money on expensive razors and haircuts so don’t skimp on this purchase.

On a daily basis, use a wide toothed comb or brush to remove tangles and gently shape the beard.

6. Keep growing. Now that you have a great beard, keep going! You can go for the clean mountain man look that is seen on more and more models. Or go for an amazing moustache.

7. Shaving. If you want to get rid of your beard or transition into a moustache, the easiest way is to use beard trimmers to remove as much hair as possible. You can use scissors as well but be careful!

Finish with a regular shave (or two) and your chin is back.

Short Hipster Hair

Wearing your hair short doesn’t have be boring! Here’s how to get cool and short hipster hair.

What makes this haircut edgy is lots of choppy layers and a healthy amount of length at the sides and back. The bangs are cut short and are worn swept across the forehead.

Hair is worn without a part and styled up but not spiked. Use an invisible product like Grooming Lounge Some Hair Pomade for lots of hold and no shine or grease.

Bangs could also be worn longer, covering one eye. For lots of pop, you can also dye hair. Go black or add cool streaks.

This is a great mens hairstyle that is unconventional but still clean cut. Style hair extra messy or smooth depending on where you’re headed.

Hipster Hair 2013

Lucky for you, men’s fashion evolves at a reasonable pace compared to the lightening speed of the women’s world. You don’t need to get a new cut or color of jeans every season and if you don’t already have this hipster hair 2013 isn’t too late!

There a few compenents of hipster hair 2013 so choose one or all of them. Starting with the haircut, the key is the shaved or close cropped undercut. Hair is left longer on top and cut close to the skin from the line of the forehead or the temple.

The undercut is a fashionable yet clean cut look that accentuates the height of the best hipster hairstyle, slick hair. This James Bond influenced hair looks great on everyone.

Don’t be afraid to try this look with curly hair, longer hair, or even ultra short. All you need is the right product (try Bumble and Bumble Sumo Tech or label.m Matt Paste), work it through hair, and comb hair up and back. For curly hair, shape hair with fingers. Add another touch of product along the hairline to reinforce the slick hair and you’re set.

If you want this spike-inspired look, form hair into the quiff seen above. It even works with medium length hair.

Best Mens Hair Products – The One That’s Easy To Use!

Don’t get overwhelmed by all the haircuts, hairstyles and best mens hair products you see and read about here! If you’re want to try out styling mens hair into new looks, here’s where to start.

When you’re just starting to style mens hair, you want an easy to use product that you can’t screw up. Stay away from gels that tend to get crunchy, pomades that can be too shiny, and heavy waxes that can make hair greasy. These products are great but require a light touch and some experience.

What you want is foolproof product that gives you cool hair with looks totally natural. Whether you’re a mens hairstyle newbie or pro, one of the top stylist recommended and best products for mens hair is Sebastian Microweb Fiber.

You get lots of texture, separation, and all day hold. This elastic texturizer is flexible and matte and never leaves hair sticky, crunchy, or crusty. So use Sebastian Microweb Fiber to get the cool messy look, spiked up hair, slicked back hair, or any look you dream up.

Have fun! The worst that can happen is you have to wash hair and start over.