When it comes to men’s grooming, it’s all about the experience. Finding the perfect haircut shape, products and tools is the key to your most suitable style. Whether your style is rough and rugged, or slick and clean, we have you covered. Take some time to check out this weeks journal The Ultimate Men’s Haircut And Grooming Experience, for all your styling needs. We are sharing haircuts, styles, and must have products to create magazine worthy styles.
When it comes to what type of haircut you wear, one size does not fit all. Your perfect haircut should compliment all of your features, such as your head shape, jawline, etc. Before your next visit to the Barber or Salon, grab some images of haircuts that you might be interested in and show them to your barber or stylist. They should be able to help you determine if the haircuts you choose are the right fit for you.
When considering a haircut, be realistic with how much work you actually want to be spending grooming each day. For example, are you a wash and go guy who adds a little gel and your out the door, or will you take the time to blow-dry style your hair if the haircut you want requires it? These are all things to consider before jumping into a new cut.
Most guys don’t want to spend hours on the internet searching for their perfect haircut, so we have gathered some styles that are trending right now to help you out. Take a look through them and save any that you think might be a fit for you.
Some very popular styles right now that have been in for a while and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon are shorter faded sides, with longer tops. What is cool about this style, is the top can be worn styled up with volume like the above haircut, or kept compact and sculpted like the shape below.
Either of these options are perfect for the guy who likes to look put together for work, but a little more loose and free for evenings with friends. If you opt for a faded side like this, keep in mind, the maintenance is every 3-4 weeks. You won’t want it to grow out much longer than that since this style is all about a clean, well groomed finish. Our Iles Formula Finishing Serum is a great option for styling this cut and others as it helps to control the style.
Falling in line with the same idea, the image above is another great option. In this variation of the cut, the sides are keep slightly longer and more connected to the top of the haircut for more symmetry. This cut will require less maintenance, as it isn’t as noticeable as it is growing out. Typical salon re visit time is 4-6 weeks.
Are you our guys with texture? The haircut above and the ones below are a must for the guy wanting to embrace their natural curl. When you are going for a cut where you can utilize your curl, you can keep the length all over longer like the image above, or you can go for shorter sides, and allow the curl to be worn in the top. The longer the hair the more necessary it is to use good home care. The Iles Formula Finishing Serum is ideal, as it not only hydrates your locks without ever weighing your hair down, it also protects your hair from UV damage and humidity, perfect if you are the guy on your board in sea water and sun. Simply apply daily to dry hair.
If your are choosing to embrace the texture, it’s a must that you try our Finishing Serum as well. It’s a ‘go to’ favorite for clients with curl because of the amount of hydration it provides and the control it will offer your curls. Utilizing our Iles Formula Shampoo and Conditioner is also a favorite for all hair types.
What about a current version of a Ceasar inspired haircut? This cut can be replicated in a much shorter variation as the original way it was created, or a longer version can work as well and also mimic a bit of a bowl cut. Keep the fringe square to achieve this style. If you are going for a Euro style, this is definitely the way to go.
If you’re the guy who likes to wear a beard, then these next few images may be for you. When it comes to wearing a beard, whether long or short, we cannot stress the importance of keeping it very well groomed. Your facial hair needs to be cared for just as your hair on your head does. When you’re showering, condition your beard with our Iles Formula Conditioner to keep it soft and hydrated. It is also important to keep your beard cut and cleaned up regularly. Most barbers and salons offer beard trims so that you can maintain it in between haircut services.
Finally, if you are experiencing hair loss, you may want to opt for a cut that is very short or shaved. This will distract from the areas where the hair loss is more prominent. Keep in mind, just because you have cut your hair short and there is little or no hair, it is still important to keep your scalp cleansed and conditioned with hair-care products and not just soap. Short haircuts like the one below can be very low maintenance and require much less styling than the above styles. Our shampoo is sulfate free , paraban free and silicon free, delivering all the nurture you need for your scalp.
Products & Tools
The type of cut will completely determine which tools and products you should be using for maintaining and styling your hair. We already mentioned the importance of proper cleansing and conditioner. The styling products you use will be determined by how much hold and what type of styling you are needing. For example, you may need a stronger gel and hairspray if you are going for a more sculpted style. Looser more lived in styles work well with serums and creams.
Also, don’t be afraid of a blow-dryer and a round brush or styling brush. For many men this can be very foreign, but you will be surprised at how much better the style holds and the amount of lift you can create when you use them to style your haircut.
We hope this has helped you find your perfect cut, and that we have given you some great tips for styling and caring for your hair. Share with us your new look on social media at @ilesformula_hair and #IlesFormula.
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