As 2017 beckons, so too does the barbers chair. There’s no better time than the new year to experiment with a different cut, and if you’re the kind of guy who likes to keep his hair looking its best – it’s time to get planning. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the biggest trending men’s hairstyles for 2017 with the master barber from Ted’s Grooming Room!
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IN: The Quiff
As one of the most versatile hairstyles for men out there, the men’s quiff can sit well with both casual getups as well as smarter alternatives; from a three piece to a simple jeans and t-shirt ensemble – a quiff will compliment almost every man’s personal style. Ted’s Master Barber expects the quiffs adaptable nature will keep it at the top of men’s hairstyle trend pile for 2017.
How To Get a Quiff
The essence of a quiff is all in the texture and length; an effortless look to maintain – once you’ve got a decent bit of hair to play with and some quality products you’re already half way there. As the most popular of all variants, the short quiff, textured or messy quiff has reigned supreme over the last year and has been seen on the likes of Zayn Malik and, of course, David Beckham.
Apply a smidge of hair putty or clay (both great for adding texture) to wet hair, and simply comb the product through your hair in the direction you’d like your quiff to take. From there, blow dry your hair upwards to add volume, using a cylinder brush for maximum height.
IN: Middle Parting
Admittedly, this is one 1990’s men’s hairstyle we didn’t expect to return anytime soon. The Leonardo DiCaprio / Brendan Fraser haircut was very popular on the AW16 runways with middle parting hairstyles ruling the catwalks from designers such as Gucci, Prada and Versace. Not really suited to everyone, a middle parting is most flattering for guys with angular or oval face shapes and relatively straight hair.
How To Get a Middle Parting
Quick, easy and relatively maintenance free; apply a pea-size amount of wax in your hands and warm up by rubbing between your palms then simply work the product through your hair from roots to tips for added texture. If you’d prefer a more matte finish, just opt for a quality clay instead of wax.
IN: Classic Side Parting
2016 saw a plethora of classic, time-honoured styles becoming prominent on our screens with 50 Shades of Grey and Peaky Blinders leading the pack when it comes to men’s hair inspiration. Ted’s Master Barber expects this to have a direct knock-on effect with a noticeable increase in styles like the classic side parting becoming more popular already.
How To Get a Side Parting
An easy to maintain and inexpensive style, ask your barber for one inch on the back and sides, with up to four inches of length on top. Before you head out, apply some gel or pomade to wet hair and slick a comb through to set a parting. You can then blow dry this through for a more natural finish or simply apply some hairspray on top to maintain a slick appearance.
IN: Grey / Silver Hair
Possibly the most daring of men’s hairstyles trends this year, grey hair is set to be the biggest colour for men this year with the likes of Justin Bieber, Lucky Blue Smith and Zayn Malik leading the growing pack of men daring to dye. As with all colours, grey will suit certain men’s skin tones more than others, however, there’s really no way to be sure without experimenting – good luck!
How To Get a Grey Hair
There’s obviously ways you can achieve the slate look from your bedroom but we’d always recommend paying a visit to a professional – especially for your first time. But if you’re determined to do it yourself and are wondering how to get grey hair at home – check out our feature on how to dye your hair blonde.
OUT: Man Buns
We’ll have the Shoreditch warriors in arms here, but the man bun has been exponentially dropping in popularity over the past few months – and we couldn’t be happier. Aside from being way too overdone, it was rumoured that the craze could also lead to early hair loss and bald patches if the bun is scraped back too tight – not ideal. Thankfully, we can now put the man bun into the bank of bygone trending men’s hairstyles… for now.
Biggest Men’s Hair Trends for 2017
As some of the popular men’s haircuts for 2017; we’ll see the classic side parting, dyed grey hair, textured quiffs and the ultimate 90s throwback, a middle parting, among the most popular styles for the year. Honestly, the man bun is dead… let it go.
On That Note
Thanks to Ted’s Grooming Room and their ever aware master barber, you’re now more than prepped for picking out a look suited to your aesthetic from our galleries of trending men’s hairstyles. Whether you’ll go bold with a dye-grey middle parting, or stick with something a little more classic with a simple side part; be confident, be sure in what you want and you’re half way there.