NYFW Men’s report: The SS18 catwalk hair trends you need to know about

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


male model at the death to tennis nyfw mens presentation with a quiff hairstyle
This season is all about taking your quiff to the extreme! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Sky-high quiffs

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.

male model at the nyfw dyne show with an embellished headband on
Headbands – they’re not just for the gym! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Embellished headbands

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.

feng chen wang male model at the nyfw mens show with brunette 90s boyband curtain hair
Our ’90s nostalgia isn’t going anywhere! Credit: indigitalimages.com

’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.

male model on the runway at the n p elliott nyfw mens show with chest length flowing wavy hair
Let it grow, let it grow! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Tarzan tresses

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.

blonde male model at the teddy ondo ella nyfw mens show wearing a red military beret
Could berets be the next big thing? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Military berets

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.

asian male model at the nyfw mens to be thrill show with feathers in his hair
This look gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘bird’s nest hair’! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Bird’s nests

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.