Men’s Hair Styles: Autumn/Winter 2016 Trends
Last week, we brought you the Autumn/Winter 2016 Must-Have Women’s Hair Trends – and now it’s the men’s turn. Male hair and grooming trends have grown immeasurably more popular in recent years, with more men than ever wanting styles that are on-trend, catwalk-influenced and still effortlessly practical. From retro cuts to bold colours, this season’s gents have a plethora of styles to choose from in salon and during at-home styling.
Cropped curls with shaved sides have dominated the male grooming world for a while now, but this season men are encouraged to let natural curls grow long and untamed. Products should be kept to a minimum for this look, as frizz and flyaways add to the lived-in effect. However, if styling products are used then they should be volume-enhancing ones, used at the root to add body and height. As seen at Dior Homme (below left), curls should be left to fall on the face and in front of the eyes, making this style perfect for guys who favour a low-maintenance look.
Hot on the heels of curtains, the bowl cut is another retro-inspired style that will be experiencing a revival this autumn/winter. Gucci was just one designer who favoured this look for the male models on the AW16 runways, opting for a 70s-style overgrown style (below right) with face-framing layers. Keeping the length shorter and the cut more precise will give the look more of a 90s edge, but whichever decade you choose to pay homage to, keep a high-shine texture for this season.
Fringes are one of the key hair trends for women this autumn, and it’s no different for men. Last season’s blunt cut fringes are replaced by shorter bangs that are chopped into for a ‘hacked’ effect. As seen at MSGM (below centre), this look creates a strong statement and should be styled with a casual, matte texture. Alternatively, guys with mid-length hair can leave fringes long for a grown-out look. Swept over one eye, the texture can either be beachy and matte, or wet-look as seen as Lanvin (below left).
In contrast to the wild curls mentioned earlier, straight mid-length hair should be much more contolled for AW16. The pushed-back style is sophisticated but also fairly effortless, making it ideal for both the office and bar. The finish should be semi-matte, so opt for pliable waxes or pomades; and don’t worry about it looking super-groomed – visible finger combing gives a modern edge to this classic look.
This season, we saw designers experiment with fashion colour on male models in fun, innovative ways. Both Les Hommes and Moschino (below) played with blue tones, opting for electric and neon shades respectively. The focus here is definitely on flashes of colour as opposed to all-over tinting as we see in the women’s trends, with placement at the front of the hair for maximum impact.
At Regis, we stock a wide range of men’s products, including brands such as American Crew, Redken For Men and TIGI Bed Head For Men. You can also visit your local Regis for a completely free consultation o your new AW16 men’s style.