Top 5 Hairstyles for 2015
Men’s hair trends have slowly been crossing over into feminine territories over the last couple years with length, volume and even ponytails on trend. We don’t think male hairstyles will be rapidly evolving in 2015 but we’ll see a continuation of this crossover as well as a more rough and ready masculinity shining through.
So without further ado, here are our Top 5 Men’s Hairstyles for 2015…
One of the key trends this season is experimenting with texture to create a rebellious streak for a masculine yet sophisticated look. We call it ‘textured’, you might well say ‘messy’. Whatever you call it, think polished yet understated. A little tip to get there is you’ll need freshly washed hair. You’ll also need to keep those locks well conditioned and well moisturised.
The textured look also has the benefit of not taking so long so your grooming time will be cut with fewer products. We recommend using a styling clay with a matte finish. You want a relaxed look – so no need to used a blowdryer or hairbrush (these will give you texture in volume where you don’t need it) – just use your fingers.
VOLUMED AND BEARD
It’s almost certainly no surprise that beards play a big role in one of our trends of 2015. Beards look good and are comfortable to wear all year round but seem especially appropriate for chilly and windy winter weather. You should always treat you beard properly with beard oils and balms to keep them from drying out and becoming irritable. But what’s the best hairstyle to compliment it?
We recommend something full and textured. Longer locks prevent you from looking too ragged and put you more in the category of ‘trendy urban Joe’. A matte look should be aimed for with styling clays and here is where you can get creative. A beard enables you to experiment with a relaxed textured look or something more coiffed to compliment the scruff. So by all means use that hairdryer if you fancy it.
If you’ve got long hair, the impracticalities can often lead to frustration. Not to mention lengthy sessions in front of the mirror. So to save you some time and trouble, we recommend brushing your hair back with your fingers into a ponytail or top knot. If the hair is brushed and in good condition the style could suit almost anyone. The top knot can also work very well with a rugged man sporting a beard as it offers an interesting and sophisticated contrast.
Who says Joes can’t wear hairbands? It’s probably a trend that started on the football pitch with David Beckham sporting the band in the early 2000s. Since then, the obvious example of a footballer taking the brave leap would be Gareth Bale, and now everyone wants a piece of the action.
We absolutely accept a hairband won’t suit everybody. But it’s hard to argue against their practicality especially for you medium/long haired gym-loving Joes. Nobody wants damp and sweaty weaves in their eyes.
If a relaxed hairstyle isn’t what you’re looking for, go for a more suave look with a well-groomed hair style. For this, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got a good haircut from a good hairdresser. The sides and backs need to be shorter, perhaps a grade 4 into a grade 2 or with scissors for a softer finish. You’ll need something without that matte finish and you could obviously use a comb for a stronger look. This style looks great with a good suit or smart working attire.
And there we have it! Our Top 5 Hairstyles for 2015. Hate the hairband? Wanted to see a number 1 all over? Let us know your thoughts.