The Four Best Men’s Hairstyles for 2014
The biggest hairstyles of 2014 tend to be shorter on the sides and longer on the top, and perfectly groomed. Unless it’s to cover up greys, hair dye is to be avoided- blond tips are so 90s. The look at the moment is natural and neat. Some hairstyles require a lot of product, but the point of hair products is to hold your hair in place while being invisible, so it can still look natural.
A style which is on-trend and professional looking, the one-side involves parting your hair to the side and sweeping it across. It’s similar to a comb-over, but less daggy. Your hair shouldn’t be more than a couple of inches long, or it will morph into a comb-over look.
This one requires a lot of care. Every day, you will need to coax your hair to stay in place by blow-drying and combing it to the side. You’ll need to create a pronounced, angular parting. Add a lick of hairspray to keep in in place, but beware of too much product making your hair greasy. The one-side is best suited to those with straight, thin hair. It can also work with slightly wavy hair, but curly haired men are better suited to the other styles on this list.
Channel runway style with a bouffant, gravity-defying hairstyle. Like most stylish haircuts, this requires the hair on the top of your head to be longer than that on the sides. The shorter sides are required to keep you looking neat, while a huge pompadour atop your head gives you some serious style. Exactly how big your quiff is depends on how flamboyant you’re willing to be, as well as how pliable your hair type is.
The quiff is best suited to thick hair so not much product is needed. It’s a good option if you formerly had long hair but are ready to transition into a more sophisticated and mature look. It’s not one for those with a large forehead, as it accentuates the length of your head.
The undercut was an extremely popular hairstyle last year, thanks to the likes of rapper Macklemore. This year, it’s had an update. Rather than a sudden jump from shaved sides to floppy mane on the top of your head, this new take on the undercut retains the shaved sides, but as you go up, the hair gets gradually longer.
Emulating Harry Styles from boy band One Direction may seem like a daggy idea, but there’s a reason that girls everywhere are in love with him. His charm may not be entirely down to his hair, but it certainly helps. Harry’s hair is scruffy, about three or four inches long, slightly curly, and usually pushed back from his face. It has a lot of volume, so is best suited for those with a full head of hair, and requires a fair amount of hair wax and hairspray.
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