Milan Fashion Week Men’s AW18: The big hair trends you can copy

Leona | 15 January 2018

Get clued up on all the key hair trends from Milan Fashion Week Men’s.


With Milan Fashion Week Men’s AW18 officially over, we now have the opportunity to fawn over all the catwalk looks, pinpointing the styles you will need to know for the season ahead.

But while many of the outfits won’t be available in-store for several months, the hairstyles are available now and, well, at a fraction of the price you can kick start 2018 with a fresh-off-the-catwalk hairstyle – if only you knew which ones to copy…

Helping you to get clued up on all the need-to-know hairstyles from Milan Fashion Week, we have selected our top hair picks to ensure you are not only on top of the trends but sporting them before your social circle, too!

The hair trends from Milan Fashion Week AW18


male model on catwalk with brown short hair with platinum tips
Did Gary Barlow kick off this guylights trend? Credit:

The trend: Guylights

If you’re looking to update your hair with a seasonal colour, you can’t go wrong by adding highlights (or as we like to call them, guylights). Working best on short hair, male models were spotted with platinum hues on the ends of their hair – much like the frosted tips of the ’90s and ’00s!

Seen where: Dolce & Gabbana

Proving that guylights are back for 2018, Gary Barlow has recently been wearing this revived style, giving the look an update with some undone texture, rather than sharp spikes. Mark our words: it will become the main male hair trends for the festival season.

male model on catwalk with curly brown hair
Curly-haired gents can rejoice. Credit:

The trend: Curls

We’re glad to see that natural hair textures are still being embraced on the AW18 catwalks. Starting its upward ascent to popularity at the SS18 shows, curly-haired gents can rejoice in the fact that their manes are still going to be trending throughout the year.

Seen where: MSGM & Neil Barret

From tightly coiled styles seen at MSGM to side-parted glossy curls at Neil Barrett (above), no matter what curl pattern you have, it’s all about growing them out this year.

VO5 Fluff Tamer

Editor’s tip: Keep your curls frizz free and under control with the VO5 Fluff TamerUse a small amount on dry or damp hair for natural control and hold that isn’t greasy!

male model on catwalk with long dark straight hair
Lengthy locks were spotted on several catwalks. Credit:

The trend: Lengthy locks

If you’ve been growing out your hair since the rise of the man bun, and have finally got to the point where your hair has grown enough to rival even the likes of Jared Leto, we can only imagine how relieved you must feel to know that long hair is still reigning supreme on the catwalks.

Seen where: Sartorial Monk, Daks & Dsquared2

From sleek, straight styles at Sartorial Monk (above) to wind-swept looks at Dsqaured2, the catwalk was awash with long hair *breathes a sigh of relief*.

,ale model on runway with platinum buzzcut
Platinum buzzcuts will be strong in 2018. Credit:

The trend: Platinum hues

Perfect for all hair lengths and skin tones, platinum hair has been spotted off the catwalk too – simply look to Kanye West and Zayn Malik for inspiration.

Seen where: Versace & Dolce & Gabbana

Honestly, never has a hair trend been more obvious. From Versace’s buzzcut (above) to Dolce & Gabbana’s shaggy styles, platinum hair was the stand out hair colour from Milan Fashion Week without a shadow of a doubt.

Dove Colour Care Shampoo

Editor’s tip: If you’re thinking of colouring your hair a new shade this year, be sure to use a wash and care system formulated with coloured tresses in mind. We suggest trying the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner for keeping your colour looking vibrant and on trend.

male model on catwalk with side part comb over on light brown hair
The modern comb-over is still going strong we see. Credit:

The trend: Modern combover

The classic men’s hairstyle is back (did it ever leave?) and we are loving the modern take on the timeless style. Great for men with thin and unruly hair, everyone can work the combover trend (as long as you have the length ofc!).

Seen where: Daks

Also spotted on numerous red carpets, the look was given the runway treatment over at the Daks AW18 show, pairing the look with a retro-meets-modern collection, featuring vintage hues on classic garments with updated cuts.

VO5 Gel Wax

Editor’s tip: Keep your combover product free for a soft finish as seen on the Daks runway or, for a suave finish (a la Don Draper), add a small amount of VO5 Gel Wax to achieve hold and a natural shine to your hair.

male model on catwalk with bucket hat accessory
Accessories will be huge this fall. Credit:

The trend: Bucket hats

It may be all berets and baker boy hats for the ladies this season, but for the boys, another bygone accessory has resurfaced: the bucket hat. Maybe not traditionally seen as a fashionable addition, the humble bucket hat gives a certain nonchalant charm to a more styled outfit.

Seen where: Prada

From flat caps at London Fashion Week Men’s to bucket hats in Milan, no outfit will be complete this year without a hat or two in your arsenal. Needless to say, everyone can jump on board with this trend, so what are you waiting for?




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