We’ve had an interesting year in the world of male hair! In 2018, many men pursued diversity from their peers and, as a result, ended up looking exactly the same as their best mates! Every hairdresser in the country tied a top knot at some point, or attempted to imitate the gentlemanly shave-on-the-sides cut, adorned by the actors of Peaky Blinders.
The much looked up to prized fighter Conor McGregor popularised the side parting and for some odd reason, perhaps down to an appreciation of the TV series Geordie Shore, young men began to request hairstyles emulating troll dolls and midget gems. Strange yet quirky!
It’s hard to guess where men will take their hair in 2019. How about having a look at ideas by Hairdressers Manchester. One thing is for sure, if it’s anything like last year, we’re in for both a treat and a right laugh!
The Man Bun 2.0
Get ready 2019, because the man bun isn’t going anywhere! Men of all ages are growing their hair to new lengths, some for the first time in their lives, and they don’t know what to do with it. Enter, the man bun! An easy way to look like you care about the food you eat and the planet you live on – but most of all and most importantly, the reflection in the mirror.
The Return of Emo
Just not as you know it. Late 2018 brought ‘Soundcloud rappers’ and their Emo-Rap sound and style to the mainstream. For anyone over the age of 23, it’s an emerging sub-genre of Hip-Hop with angsty lyrics often with an indignant view on society. 2019 will undoubtedly see younger impressionable men copy the look. Think one or more primary colours dyed into short, long and layered braids or dreaded hair.
The Pretty Boy
This layered cut isn’t quite shoulder length Jim Morrison but it’s long enough for you to run your hands through. The hairstyle is a good balance between rough rebel and organised gent, with moderate care and attention required. Picture Prince Charming from Shrek. All in all, it’s a bob so perfect you’d consider taking him home to meet Mum and Dad!
The Buzz Cut
Arguably a response to the man bun craze, the buzz cut is a classic style which helps define attractive features such as angular cheek bones and oval face shapes. Seen everywhere from the catwalks of London Fashion Week to the inner-city sets of Grime music videos. Fashion designers such as Gosha Rubchinskiy have popularised the style as the signature cut for their models, whilst many women have also opted for the buzz cut in favour of a freer lifestyle.
The Smartly Tapered
In 2019 more men than ever will have tapered cuts, with the hairstyle on top varying depending on length and the type of hair. More conservative men will likely ask for the top to be short and neatly trimmed. Whilst students and partygoers are expected to embrace a longer, messier style with added texture; which showcases the natural body of their hair. Please lads, just promise us you’ll apply some wax if you’re heading for an interview!
We hope this helps you in your search for a new-you in 2019. If it hasn’t, pop into the Top Rated Hair Salon Manchester and we’ll be sure to help guide you to a more handsome style. The best way to start the year right!