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Men’s hair trends: 2016 Round-up of the best

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There’s still time to rock these ‘dos!

With the end of the year fast approaching, many of us naturally start looking for the styles that’ll be hot come January 1st. But with so many amazing looks from 2016, we’re not quite ready to wave goodbye to all the cool ‘dos just yet! Which is why we thought we’d take stock and pull together an edit of the very best men’s hair trends for 2016, to bring you the most dapper style you should take for a spin.

So, if you want to know if your favourite hair trend made the cut, or even for what look you should try before the year is out, click through our gallery above, or scroll down to see which styles have rocked our hair worlds!

Men’s hair trends: 2016


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Men’s hair trends 2016: Grey hair. Credit: Allyson Alapont

Grey hair

This year, a number of top male celebrities and athletes (such as Ryan Lochte and Aaron Ramsey) decided to make a big style statement, by opting for grey hair. Although many were unsure of the look at first, it soon gained momentum to become a huge trend in both the men’s and women’s style stakes – and it certainly shows no signs of letting up anytime soon!

So, whether you decide to colour your mane a silvery-grey hue, or even embrace your strands by going grey gracefully, you can rest assured that you’ll look on point with one of the top men’s hair trends for 2016.

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Men’s hair trends 2016: Man bun. Credit: Dvora

Man bun

Scoff at this look all you want, but the man bun has been – and will continue to be – one of the biggest hair trends for stylish men all around the world! From the sporty man bun, to the messy top knot, and even the undercut man bun, it’s this hairstyle’s versatility that has ensured it has remained a hot-to-trot ‘do for every Tom, Dick, and Harry – look out 2017!

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Men’s hair trends 2016: Man braid

Man braid

Before hit TV show phenomenons such as Game of Thrones and Vikings, braids were probably thought of as female-exclusive hairstyles. But with these shows full of men’s Scandi-inspired updos and long, braided manes, it’s no wonder that they’ve risen though the ranks, to become one of the coolest looks of the year!

So, whether you’ve got super long tresses, or even a medium-length mane, there are plenty of man braid variations to try, that also happens to make a neat addition (or alternative) to a man bun! But if you’re not completely sold on the idea, take a look at the pros and cons of the man braid with our article, right here.

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Men’s hair trends 2016: Bleach blonde. Credit: Dvora

Bleach blonde

Looking to embrace the hair colour of 2016? Well, if you’ve got eagle eyes for celebrity style, then you’ll have spotted bleach blonde locks on the heads of Brooklyn Beckham, Neymar, and Lionel Messi this year, with all of these stars deciding taking the hair colour plunge.

Editor’s tip: Just remember, when dyeing your hair, switch up your usual wash and care set for one that has been formulated with dyed tresses in mind – we suggest trying the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and ConditionerThe formula includes Vibrant Colour Lock technology, which helps to keep your colour vibrant for up to 8 weeks!

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Men’s hair trends 2016: Natural texture. Credit: Dvora

Natural texture

If you’ve got ultra curly or black hair, then you’ll be pleased to hear, that working with your natural texture has become a hot style in itself! Yep, that’s right, simply by embracing your hair in all its natural glory, you can achieve a seriously cool and undone look.

And over at the Agi & Sam, London Collections: Men show, Kieron Webb, Global Creative Director for Lynx Hair Styling, gave us his expert advice, by suggesting that you adapt your style to fit with your hair type and unique look. There, now you know how to rock this ‘do with ease!


Loved our round-up of the best men’s hair trends for 2016, but still jonesing for more mane inspiration? Then head over to our Men’s Hairstyles & Haircuts page, for all the latest looks and styling tips, to satisfy your hair needs!

23 November 2016