Come on, fellas: it’s time to add a fashionable edge to your look!
In case you hadn’t heard, over the last few days the Big Apple has been playing host to the New York Fashion Week Men’s spring/summer 2018 collections. And as always, we’ve been keeping tabs on the most showstopping hairstyles to hit the catwalk to give you the lowdown on all of the wacky and wonderful trends to come in the seasons ahead.
So far, we’ve seen a mixture of classic throwback styles along with some rather ‘out there’ looks, from bird’s nest-inspired ‘dos to flowing Tarzan-like tresses.
So, ready to find out what the hottest styles are set to be for SS18? Click through our gallery above for a sneak peek or keep on scrolling to find out more.
Standout styles from NYFW Men’s SS18
Elvis quiffs reigned supreme at the Death to Tennis presentation, where models had their hair styled into extreme, swept-back styles. Although there was a focus on height, the finish was more of a matte texture, giving this timeless style a modern twist for 2018.
VO5 Gel Wax
Editor’s tip: To recreate this look, first apply the VO5 Groomed Extreme Style Gelwax throughout your hair. This will give your strands the hold they need to retain the height, but won’t leave your hair looking greasy or crispy.
The sports-luxe trend is everywhere right now, so it was only a matter of time before this translated into the world of hair, too.
Models at the DYNE presentation wore a variety of patterned head wraps, some of which featured additional adornments (like the intricate leaf crown design, above), combining practicality with high-fashion design details.
’90s boyband hair
If you’re not a fan of the ’90s style revival, look away now! Feng Chen Wang confirmed that our love for all things ’90s is set to continue well into next year, sending models out onto the runway complete with classic Nick Carter boyband bangs. And you know what? We’re not ashamed to admit that we’re totally on board.
VO5 Groomed Extreme Style Grooming Pomade
Editor’s tip: Want to steal this style? Start by working a pomade (like the VO5 Groomed Extreme Style Grooming Pomade) through your hair before combing all of your strands towards the back of your head. Then, take a tail comb and create a centre parting before using your fingers to tweak any finishing touches.
Fashion is often about extremes, jumping from one end of the spectrum to the other. And the current A-list buzz cut trend looks to be offset next year by a rise in ultra-long, flowing manes for men.
The N-p-Elliott show featured guys with chest-length natural waves to complement the juxtaposition of toughness and femininity within the collection.
TONI&GUY Messy Salt Spray
Editor’s tip: Loving these surfer waves? Scrunching a sea salt spray, such as the Toni&Guy Messy Salt Spray, into damp lengths will help to add texture and body for an instant windswept, beachy effect.
Teddy Ondo Ella went back to his roots, drawing inspiration from his Gabonese heritage when designing his newest runway collection.
Models sported an array of multi-coloured African headscarves, beads and military-inspired berets, representing a fusion of traditional African and contemporary American style.
Capturing the true high-fashion nature of NYFW, To Be Thrill by Edison Lu encapsulated themes of gothic nature – a concept that was also carried into the hair.
Models wore striking black and white feathers in their hair, for a raw and animalistic feel, and while we can’t see this becoming an everyday go-to, we can’t help but appreciate the artistry!
We hope you enjoyed our round-up of the best looks from NYFW Men’s! If you did, why stop there? Head over to our London Fashion Week Men’s edit now, for even more fresh-off-the-catwalk inspiration.