Time was, men’s hairstyles could sometimes be considered a bit… well… boring. That may sound like sacrilege coming from a barbershop, but it is an unavoidable fact that men’s hairstyles were more conservative. Luckily, that hasn’t been the case for a while, and today men seem to have more options than ever when it comes to styling the hair on their head.
We think the fact that nowadays, men are able to be a lot more expressive and diverse with their hairstyle is a great thing. Just take a look at some of the most popular haircuts right now to see what we are talking about:
Buzzcuts have been seeing resurgence in popularity over the past couple of years that currently shows no sign of slowing down. It is easy to see why buzzcuts are becoming popular again, as they are a versatile cut that looks great on a lot of people, and also require a minimum amount of upkeep.
An additional way to give your buzzcut a bit of variety and edge is to dye it a more unusual colour. Popular shades include bleached blond and even pastel pinks, greens and blues.
In fact, regardless of if you have a buzzcut or not, brightly coloured hair is becoming more and more popular of late. One of the most common colours we see regardless of cut is bleached hair, as this can help to give a haircut a more lived in look, especially if you have a short back and sides cut where the top is bleached but the rest is left darker.
On the opposite end of the spectrum from buzzcuts, longer hairstyles have also been seeing a reurgance in popularity lately, as evidenced on celebrities like Jared Leto and Brad Pitt. This isn’t to say that men are going full Rapunzel these days. Instead a popular style is shoulder length hair that is kept neat and slicked back using pomade.
A lot of men recently seem to be opting for a messier, almost “bed head” style for cuts that have more length and layers to them. Be warned though, that while these looks may appear to be spontaneous, there is often actually a lot of work that has to go in behind the scenes to make it appear so effortless.
While it doesn’t seem like the recent trend for beards is going away any time soon, there are some changes with how men are wearing their facial hair. Though full on, lumberjack beards are still a common sight, a lot of men are instead opting for more restrained, shorter beards that are sharper with more shape. Additionally, designer stubble is becoming a more common sight once again, though this is quite a high maintenance style to maintain, especially if you prefer a barber take cair of your facial hair.
If this list has left you feeling out of date, visit Kensington Barbers if you feel like your hair could use some skilled attention.