In need of a low-maintenance cut for summer? Look no further.
What you’ll need
With soaring temperatures and humidity in the air, summer is no time for high-maintenance hair, and a fuss-free style seems like the best option – especially when carefully-sculpted looks often lose their shape quickly and become unruly. Effortlessly nonchalant new hairstyles for men trump because they allow you to make the most out of that sweater-free weather.
If you’re on the hunt for some summer-ready hairstyles, or just want to see what’s trending, we’ve duly picked out four simple yet stylish new hairstyles for men, which have been on our radar since they were rocked by some of the runway’s and Hollywood’s leading men. You never know, one of them could end up playing to your advantage…
The textured pompadour
A polished and structured pompadour is a mainstay classic. This hairstyle is typically worn with short and sharp sides, with hair slickly styled upwards and backwards. However, newer and more loosely textured interpretations of this look, that deserve our attention, were heralded by J.Crew’s and Tommy Hilfiger’s spring/summer 2016 men’s collections. Compared to the refined style of the classic pompadour, a textured one is more playful and a breeze to create – just perfect for summer. If you’re one of those with a substantial amount of hair on top, you can now afford to go messy and wild without much hassle.
Because there’s no need to be too precise when creating a textured pompadour, why not use Toni&Guy Mens Styling Fibre (£6.99*)? To get the look, simply apply the product to the roots of your hair before using your hands to roughly push, sweep, or sculpt it into place.
The French crop
With or without the laurel wreath, this unquestionably masculine Caesar cut still manages to reign supreme. While we admire the style, we do think its modern counterpart, The French crop, is what you should be looking at. Requiring minimal maintenance, this stylish summer-ready cut is still flexible enough to be tweaked to taste, usually with the back and sides clipped and tapered slightly, while the hair on the top is cropped. You can either choose to go for a choppy fringe finish, or a soft texture one – it all depends on you. Don’t worry about the fringe though, it won’t be heavy and full, but less weighted and thinned out instead – meaning that it won’t make you feel sweaty and uncomfortable during the hot weather. Actor George Clooney and Years & Years musician, Olly Alexander, both sport variations of the French crop.
The golden afro
Volume-infused afros, loose curls and waves were ever present on the Haider Ackermann spring/summer 2016 runway – reminding us that the best way to usher during summer is by going all natural. However, adding a touch of colour to natural or straight hair can bring a much needed brightness to anyone’s complexion, especially when there’s not been a lot of sun around during the other months. After all, summer is about living life to the fullest, and the most effective way to do it is with a dye job. More recently, a legion of leading male celebrities have also joined the colour ranks – we’re looking at you Zayn Malik and Justin Bieber! Whether or not you want to take the plunge, temporarily or permanently, it’s all up to you!
Side part undercut
From Leonardo DiCaprio to Ryan Gosling, Hollywood’s hair heroes love to rock the classic side part, and for good reasons! It’s classy, polished and can eligibly bring out the gentleman in any man. You can easily make this trendy cut summer-friendly by trimming it down as little or as much as you desire – it will still give off the same dapper charm. For anyone looking to add a little edge to their look this season, try pairing a side part with a cool undercut. Trust us, you’ll appreciate the shaved sides when the summer breeze kicks in. For some inspiration, football stars Olivier Giroud and Cristiano Ronaldo wear the look best.
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