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    Mens Hairstyles: 5 Seriously Hot Looks

    A free form mens hairstyle

    Men’s Hairstyles Something For Everybody

    As the seasons change, it’s a good idea to update your look for practical and professional reasons. Many men choose to go super short – a la buzz cut – in the summer months. That can be a great look and feel for hot summer days, but may not look as pulled together for the cooler fall and winter months. When considering your style, think about your personality as well as your career. Are you more of a classic, clean cut type of guy, or do you prefer a more free form or trendy look?

    A classic mens hairstyle

    A classic cut – think of Mad Men – never really goes out of style, and the look works everywhere from Wall Street to a construction site. To achieve this timeless look, medium length hair works best, slightly longer on the top, and shorter on the sides and back. Ask your barber to trim the hair on the top of your head to a medium length and to remove weight from the sides. You can add some style to a classic cut with a dab of gel or styling crème, and slick back the longer pieces, finger combing them slightly to the side. This hairstyle works best with straight and wavy hair, but if you have waves, work in the direction of the wave.

    A classic mens hairstyle with bangs

    For a modern take on the classic cut, try long – really long – pieces on top and in front. This style has a lot of forward movement which means you should consult with your hair stylist about whether this will work with your hair texture. Long bangs can create a lot of weight and bulk in your hair, and if the bangs are too heavy and straight you may end up looking like you have a bowl cut. Have your hair stylist break up the bulk of a long bang with a razor or texturizing shears. This will create dimension and movement, allowing the bangs to swing off to the side. A lightweight hair paste or styling gel will help keep pieces in place.

    A retro 70's mens hairstyle

    Retro mens hairstyles, harking back to the 70s and 80s are also popular this fall. The textured shag is still popular, and it works well on those of you who have wavy or more textured hair. Best achieved using a straightedge razor, have your hair stylist piece out the bangs, nape and sideburns. A shag hairstyle follows the shape of the head; fuller on top and crown, then hugs the temples and nape. Use a small amount of styling gel or paste to achieve a casual structure to the cut. Shag cuts also allow you pull the bangs forward or push them back, giving you different styling options.

    The buzz cut mens hairstyle

    Always in style is the defined buzz cut. This winter, a square shape cut is favored, likely because it is a very masculine and flattering shape for most all mens face shapes. Best of all, it’s easy to maintain and takes no time to style!

    Whatever look you go for, the most important thing to remember about your hair is to keep it clean but don’t over do it. Over washing your hair can reduce the natural oils in your scalp, which leads to less than healthy hair, which can lead to thinning hair, and well, we all know where this is going. So keep it easy, keep it natural and keep it simple. And for more great looks check out our Pinterest Men’s Hair Board

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