Top styling tips to steal from London Collections Men SS17

Never have a bad hair day again with these styling tips from the pros!  

Some of the coolest and most dapper guys can be found at London Collections Men. So, when it comes to staying ahead of the curve, it’s obviously one of the best places to get men’s hair inspiration.

With that in mind, the All Things Hair team caught up with Kieron Webb, Global Creative Director for Lynx Hair Styling, backstage, to nab some styling tips and get the low-down on the hottest men’s hairstyles that he created for the Agi & Sam spring/summer 2017 catwalk show.

model being dressed backstage at the Agi and Sam London Collections Men SS17 show wearing a coat and a whote short with two stylists helping him
Work with your natural hair texture. Credit: Virtue.

Work with your hair texture and style

This is probably the most important tip to take away from the show. Regardless of whether you’re in the streets or on the catwalks, work with your hair texture and personal style.

The overall modern theme at the Agi & Sam London Collections Men show was subtly adapted to fit in with each model’s hair type and unique look, making it work for them individually, rather that the other way round.

Editor’s tip: For afro textures, try the Lynx Natural Look Flexible Control CreamApply a small scoop of the cream to your curly/afro hair and then work the product in using a hair sponge – this will help define the texture of your mane.

stylist using a curling wand to style a male models long brown hair backstage at Agi & Sam London Collections Men SS17 show
Don’t be afraid of using heated styling tools.

The most important thing is using styling tools. I try to tell this to everybody: use a hairdryer, use a flat iron - don't be afraid of them! The styling element is actually in the hairdryer, and the product just aids your style - you're just defining, or separating, or adding shine (or whatever it is) to the finished look. – Kieron Webb, Global Creative Director, Lynx Hair Styling.

Don’t be afraid of styling tools

Ok, now, be honest with us: do you use heated styling tools when creating your ‘dos? We’re guessing that, for most men, the answer is probably “no”.

But heated appliances are actually a great way for gentlemen to nail a perfectly groomed look. Creating waves and curls with curling wands can quickly and easily add textural interest to your hair.

And to create a style that looks ‘productless’, why not try applying a hair mousse and then use a hairdryer? It won’t leave a trace, and it cleverly disguises thinning hair (double win!).

Kieron Webb styling a model's curly hair at Agi & Sam LCM SS17
‘Business’ at the front, ‘party’ at the back. Credit: Virtue.

Guys can take away from this look that they can do all forms of texture, and it's ok to wear your hair half-up, half-down. You can tong it to make more texture and movement, or have it mad and messy forwards! – Kieron Webb, Global Creative Director, Lynx Hair Styling.

Be playful

The key to nailing the overall look from the Agi & Sam London Collections Men show is to play around with textures. Why not try taking a leaf out of Kieron’s book by contrasting slicked-back hair with texture and waves?

It will perfectly tap into the ‘business at the front, party at the back’ style. (But don’t worry, it won’t look anything like a mullet!)