Summer 2017 will prove to be one of the most experimental seasons for men’s hair trends. Get ready to ditch your clippers and head to a professional salon. From polished bangs to rainbow hues, we’re rounding up the top styles that you’re likely to spot once temperatures begin to soar.
The Look: The Quiff
This style never seems to die off. Smart-looking and sleek, men like David Beckham have been wearing this classy throwback for years. The Quiff is perfect for acing job interviews or a night in sipping scotch. Depending on the length, you can play up the poof for a new level of style elevation. Not feeling the height? Comb it down for more of a “Slick Rick” look. One thing is for sure, we’ll be seeing this dapper ‘do throughout 2017.
The Product: Claymation
Claymation is the frontrunner in men’s hair hybrids. The clay-wax formula provides high hold with pliability and semi-matte shine. Pompadours rejoice for claymation. Warm a nickel-size amount of clay between your palms and apply to dry hair. If you’re into a messier look with natural sheen, apply claymation to damp strands.
Celebrity Trendsetter: David Beckham
The Look: Man Fringe
Stylish without going overboard, Man Fringe will be popping up on all summer boardwalks. This look is known for long, textured ends that fade into dramatically shorter sides. Younger men have been experimenting with this one for a fun and fashionable look. This style has also been showing up on the red carpet. Even Peaky Blinders is proving that bad boys love bangs.
The Product: Sponge Wax
Sponge Wax’s high hold wax formula is perfect for effortless bed-head or a polished coif. Lightweight and water soluble, you can structure your fringe to look as messy or tame as you like. Hanz de Fuko suggests rubbing a dime-size amount between your fingers to soften. For textured pieces, work through dry hair. Apply throughout damp hair when you are looking for a sleeker controlled look.
Celebrity Trendsetters: Cillian Murphy
The Look: Silvers and Pastels
Girls aren’t the only ones bold enough to rock a few magical colors. Men are dipping and dyeing into the Ethereal. With hidden rainbows popping up in manes everywhere, don’t be surprised if you see a few pastels peek-a-booing in the summer months to come. From fantasy fashions to dream-like hues, even the brawniest of men are turning into unicorns. Just imagine Hercules on acid. Welcome to 2017.
The Product: Natural Shampoo
The most important part of this style is maintenance. The sulfates in some shampoos contain detergents. Use a shampoo without sulfates so your color lasts longer. Wet your hair, lather the shampoo in your palms, massage into your scalp and rinse with cool water. It’s that easy.
Celebrity Trendsetters: Lucky Blue, Zayn Malik
The Look: Long Hair, Middle Parts
Hello Brad Pitt, circa 1994. Guys, the time has come to kill the man-bun. You have two options; shear it off and bury it in the backyard or pull out the barrette and unleash your locks to the world. The long hair staple for 2017 is a middle part, though it doesn’t really make a difference how you part it so long as the ridiculous ponytail takes leave from your life.
The Product: Scheme Cream
Need some help guarding those locks against harmful UV rays? Throw in some Scheme Cream. Made with sesame seed oil, Scheme Cream acts as a barrier against the elements. This formula also contains fatty acids to promote hair growth and natural plant extracts to prevent dandruff. Apply to dry or damp hair for added shine.
Celebrity Trendsetters: Kit Harington
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