Tips and Trends
The challenge men face now, when it comes to your hair, and looking good and looking current, is the same challenge women have faced for decades. Women have ALWAYS read fashion magazines and studied how to style their hair in the latest coifs and then purchased expensive hair care products to protect all of their hard work. Fashion has typically required that we don’t just keep our hair clean, but that we blow it dry, cut it, bleach it, condition it, color our roots, streak in highlights, and in general invest far more time and money in our complicated hair styles than men do. However in the new millennium, current styles in haircuts for men are a whole new ballgame.
These days, when it comes to your hair, you guys are going to need a lot more than a trip to the barbershop to look good. Current hairstyles, as invented in fashion capitols like Paris, Milan, and Hollywood, require skilled haircutters and hair stylists for men who are up on all of the latest trends and techniques. Current hairstyles and cuts for men require a knowledge of the latest in hair grooming products as well as some kind of skill in their application. As a result, those of you guys who have great hair stylists, who are up on all of the current trends in hair and fashion, and who know how to use the many new hair grooming products, (products that are formulated specifically for men’s hair and the kinds of styles men are now wearing) – you look better than ever. At the same time, the men that still go to Supercuts, or who think using Grecian Formula on their hair actually makes them look better, are starting to look much worse by comparison.
Sometimes having a ton of choices is just confusing, so if you have no idea how you should be cutting your hair, but you somehow know you have to do some serious rehab with your look, start by checking out some current issues of GQ, or go online to TMZ or some other celebrity sites to see how today’s actors, news anchors and sports figures have their hair cut and styled. You are looking to discover first, what are the current styles in haircuts for men, and secondly, out of those styles which works best for you?
The answer to that second question demonstrates that your choice of haircut is not about which style of hair looks best on you, but more about which cut is going to look right at work, and also feel right in your day-to-day life outside of work. Your haircut has to go with your wardrobe and your personality. You need to figure out whether or not it is possible for you to learn how to style a certain hair cut, and if you will take the time to do so.
Another way to figure out your look is to talk to your hairstylist, or your wife or your girlfriend. I realize that this is not the usual male conversation, and that a discussion of which cut looks better on you might feel silly. You might want to know what are the best hair products to help your thinning hair look thick and textured, but you might feel stupid asking. But the fact of the matter is your look is more than your look, it is your image. A great haircut has a lot to do with your success – with women and at work.
This is a concept you guys all seem to understand when it comes to stuff like cars, so think of this as a conversation about cars. What kind of car should you get? Which car makes you look best, makes you look the most successful or is the best chick magnet? Which car is one you can maintain yourself, and which one is guaranteed to keep on breaking down, requiring multiple visits to your mechanic?
Haircuts are much cheaper than cars and they are surprisingly as effective.