As the menswear industry is continuing to grow, so is the barbering world. It’s a time where men’s hairstyles are changing faster and faster, so if you want to be clued up with the 2016 hair trends - continue reading.
THE TEXTURED QUIFF
The quiff over recent years has come and gone in different variations, big or small, with a relaxed or structured cut. With this trend coming back in you can be adventurous with a textured quiff. This hairstyle can be fairly easy to style with the right products too. It's about adding depth and life to your hair without it looking too structured and stiff.
THE MAN BOB
Over the last few seasons we have seen a rise in men growing out their hair. Whether they chose to leave it down or pull it back into a man bun, this style is here to stay. When discussing with a hair stylist, it's important to ask for textured ends to avoid looking too feminine.
Expect to see super short haircuts this SS16. With this style it’s about keeping it really tight at the back and sides and a crop on top. It’s a style that has over the years stood the test of time, it’s simple and easy to style. However, something worth noting before cropping your mop, this is a cut that suits those with a more structured face shape as opposed to those with round or square shapes. Otherwise your face will look too block like and the haircut won’t add any depth to your face.
THE SIDE PARTING
The side parting is a contemporary look inspired by the 1960s which has been pretty predominant in recent seasons and it is here to stay in 2016. It's a style which works really well for those with thick hair, whether a pompadour style or buzzcut. Most men have a natural parting as their hair falls one way or the other. So emphasize this by creating a deep side part that is faded and slightly undercut on one side whilst structured on the other. It can be a bold look if you want your hair to stand out, needless to say it’s still appropriate for the office and can be worn with both long or shorter hair.
A trend we see emerging for both men and women, is keeping it simple, go with what your hair wants to do - it's your most unique quality. You might have noticed at LCM this year, the models were sporting natural hair. If you want a style that is a quick and easy day-to-day option this could be something to consider; when visiting your barber ask for natural layers to maximise the volume and texture as much as possible - this way it doesn’t require much styling afterwards.