Here’s all the mane winners from the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017

If we've learnt anything from this year's GQ Men of the Year Awards, it's that these dapper hairstyles are here to stay.  

When it comes to the GQ Men of the Year Awards red carpet, what the male nominees do with their hair is always a hot topic of conversation. And last nights star-studded event certainly didn’t disappoint, as everyone was on top of their mane game.

While you probably know which celebrities scooped up an award already, we bet you’re wondering which male stars caught our attention, right? Luckily, you don’t have to miss out on the best grooming moments, because we’ve listed them, below.

Top of the crops: 5 key looks from the 2017 GQ Awards


shot of tinie tempah on the GQ Men of the Year Awards red carpet wearing suit, with his hair styled into a high top fade
Tinie Tempah chose an on-trend textured high top fade for the event. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Tinie Tempah’s textured high top fade

We, for one, are glad that the afro high top fade is still going strong as a popular hairstyle among men. Which is why when we saw British rapper Tinie Tempah step onto the red carpet with the look, we just had to give him an award.

Notice how he’s got a lot of length at the top? And how he’s also brought this classic ‘do to modern heights by pairing it with a sharp fade? That’s what we call a killer combo!

Editor’s tip: The mastermind product behind this textured look? The Lynx Natural Look Flexible Control Cream, of course! Just evenly apply a fingertip amount of product into your afro and you’ll be good to go.

close up shot of isaac carew with curly quiff hairstyle and checked suit on the GQ Men of the Year Awards
There’s nothing not to love about Isaac Carew’s curly quiff. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Isaac Carew’s curly quiff

Isaac Carew rocked up to the star-studded event with his effortless, signature curly quiff hairstyle — needless to say he looked on-point! And if you want sport a similar sort of look, check out our tutorial on how get curly hair at home, here.

close up shot of james norton with textured fringe hairstyle at the GQ Men of the Year Awards
James Norton nailed it with a bedhead textured fringe. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

James Norton’s formal bedhead style

If the looks above have taught us anything, it’s that textured styles are dominating the mane scene. However, if you’re unsure whether the trend will work for your straight, fine strands, just look to James Norton for guidance.

Seeing as he’s already won the Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award, we’re giving him another accolade for this dressed-up bedhead style.

Editor’s tip: To get this effortless texture, simply work some of the TONI&GUY Men’s Texturising Fibre into your mane and pull into different directions to get that perfectly-undone vibe. Easy-peasy, eh?

shot of jared with man bun hairstyle on the GQ Men of the Year Awards red carpet wearing red suit
Jared Leto worked his signature man bun + beard combo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Jared Leto’s slick man bun

Want your long hair to look more put together? Then let your smart side take the reigns and whip up a slick man bun style, just like Jared Leto did for the event.

To really make a statement, pair the look with cool suit and get ready to take on the day-to-night hum, in style.

shot of david haye on the GQ Men of the Year Awards red carpet
David Haye proved just how dapper cornrows can be on gents. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

David Haye’s sharp cornrows

British boxer David Haye is often spotted sporting his long afro hair in this sharp cornrow hairstyle. We reckon that this isn’t only because he knows that man braids are super stylish, but they’re also a great way to keep natural hair protected.


Feeling inspired by these celebrity-ensdorsed ‘dos and now want a dapper new look for yourself? Then for more stylish looks and styling tips, head on over to our Men’s Hairstyle Trends page, now!

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