Types of Hairstyles — By Whiskers
A visit to the barber is the best opportunity a man can have to get the ultimate haircut. It’s the one time when a professional stylist can help sculpt your hair. Therefore, it’s important to know what to ask for once you’re there.
Whenever we visit the barber we often wonder “what will it be like today?” Choosing the perfect hairstyle which suits you is an even bigger and daunting task.
In this particular piece let’s just focus on some of the great styles that men need to pay attention to. From classically inspired cuts to more modern flairs, one thing that’s out now is the fohawk and for no good reason, it’s just as ridiculous as the name itself. Sure, if you’re 16, the girls might think it looks cute on you, but for the 32-year-old in the bathroom, be assured that no one is going to be swooning over it.
So for those men who are interested in really grasping their hair by the strand (so as to speak) read on and let’s explore some great styles and cuts for everything from short hair to long.
The Bed Head
This isn’t what you’re thinking. I’m not suggesting you just roll out of bed and walk into the office. This is the “gentleman’s” version of the bedhead and one that’s a little more hipster and rock and roll than some of the others.
It’s similar to a pompadour. It’s shorter on the side, higher on top but it’s just a little more dishevelled which could look more relaxed. It’s particularly popular with hipsters, often combined with a beard.
You want to tell your barber to keep it high on the sides and instead of combing it back, you’re pulling it forward and you dishevel it slightly with your hands. This is definitely a cut you don’t want to be slicked back, otherwise, it looks greasy.
In terms of products, you want to stick with something with a matte finish for which the Whiskers Matt Pomade would make for the ideal choice. I suggest you start with damp hair and then use a blow-dryer and your fingers to kind of dry it in shape and the only problem is strong winds. To counteract that, you can work with a bit of hairspray.
You’ll need a little more on top, but this classic cut is coming back with a bang. Often called the James Dean, this updated version can be done with more than just naturally wavy hair. Obviously, if you are looking to replicate the exact James Dean look, you need some curl to your locks, but the Pompadour can now be done with straight hair as well. You’re going to want a bit of hair on the sides this time, but it can be done with less. The goal is more on top since this particular style makes use of combing the hair back and to the side meaning that with extremely short hair, you’re just going to look like a porcupine.
If you’re new to this hairstyle, I suggest you go to a barber because it all starts with a hairdryer. Yes, if you don’t have one of those, you can safely invest in them it’s not just something for women. For the pompadour, you also need good hair products.
Most barbers should be familiar with this look. It’s something that’s been around since the mid-1900s, and young or old, this cut should be a prerequisite for barbers working in a salon or barbershop. If your barber doesn’t know this cut like the back of their hand – run.
The Faux Hawk
The faux hawk haircut, also known as the fohawk, is a men’s hairstyle trend with a lengthy reign as a popular men’s haircut. That’s because this hairstyle is easy to style, can work at any length and with a wide range of haircuts. And of course, it looks good on everyone.
As the name “fake mohawk” indicates, this hairstyle resembles the iconic hairstyle without the commitment of shaving most of the head and spiking up long hair. Instead, it’s all about creating the same profile with the haircut you already have.
That means longer or higher hair at the centre of the head with shorter or shaved sides. Many fohawks will be pulled up into a spiked ridge along the centre line of the head, but not all of them. Some of these cool styles are messy, pomp-inspired or really short.
No matter which hairstyle you carry, you need to have the best products to take care of your hard earned hair and I’m sure you know who the best in business is right now.
With our special alcohol-free formula for both our Hair Gel and Hair Pomade, you get options for the best wet-look as well as Matt finish products. Not to forget, our revolutionary pump dispensing mechanisms.
Check out our FOP range to give yourself the desired look and you can thank us later.