Three New Hair Looks for Spring Summer 2017

Textured High & Tight:


 

What is it, and what do I ask for?

The textured high and tight is based off an old military haircut, which would see the back and sides shorn really short. However, unlikely military styles, the top is left to grow out, and texture added in by point cutting into the weightier sections of the hair. Think a choppier version of Brad Pitt’s cut in Fury.

Who should get it?

This is good for those with strong bone structure, as going in so short can really accentuate a masculine jawline. It’s best avoided for those with longer faces as it will just serve to further elongate the silhouette of your head. In terms of hair types, anything goes really, and this can work particularly well for those with hair thinning on top.

How do you style it?

It’s a pretty easy one to sort out: apply a paste to towel dried hair and spread through evenly, avoiding clogging up the base of the hair at the scalp. For a matt finish, and for those with finer hair, using a clay instead will add a bit of bulk and give the appearance of thicker hair.

Anything else?

Try this look with a few days’ worth of stubble, as this will give a rugged edge to an otherwise clean look.

Feathered Hair:

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What is it, and what do I ask for?

The look is derivative of 1990s indie music; think Richard Ashcroft, Ian Brown and Noel Gallagher but in 2010s. The modern twist here is a bit more structure, layering and a texturizing technique called feathering.

Who should get it?

This style works best on wavy hair with medium thickness, as it can properly support the length and weight you require. Avoid this look if you’ve got curly hair, as you could end up looking more Harry Houdini than Harry Styles…

How do you style it?

It’s a bit of a faff, but worth it if you’ve got the inclination: apply a salt spray to towel dried hair, and then blow-dry through, using a diffuser (this will bulk it up nicely). Apply a small amount of pomade to your hands, and apply to the tips of the hair, for a bit of hold and shine.

Anything else?

As your hair will be quite long for this, you should think about using a moisturising shampoo and conditioner, so that the tips of your hair don’t dry out.

Modern Curtains:

 

What is it, and what do I ask for?

Another ‘90s inspired look, but this time from the grungier side of rock music: Kurt Cobain eat your heart out. A modern version of curtains, this is styled loose and with a dry finish, unlike the wet-look, flattened and oily sheens from 20 years ago.

Who should get it?

This is perfect for those with heart shape or oval shape faces, but not great if you have a round face: the curtains will frame your features in an unflattering way. Don’t try this look if you have a receding hairline. 

How do you style it?

When drying, blast everything flat and forward onto the face. Using your fingers, sweep it back until it falls into a centre parting. There’s no need to use product, but maybe spritz in a salt spray when drying the hair, in order to take away the shine. If the curtains keep falling into your face, you can use a dust around the hairline to keep it in place. 

Anything else?

This is a great interim choice if you’re growing out a pompadour – just this time, leave it softer on the back and sides and shaggier all over, letting it flop from the centre parting.

 

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