The Short Back and Sides
Much like the classic bob is for us ladies, the short back and sides is a timeless mens classic that never seems to loose even a hint of charm. This super-suave look crops up time and time again as seasons change bringing new trends with them but it’s back with a vengeance this time and we are here to help you nail it.
David Beckham, Zac Efron, Brad Pitt and ‘reemster’ Joey Essex are amongst the famous embracing the dapper trend and boy, are we glad! The days of shaggy, unkempt, just-rolled-out of bed mops have been put on hold and the male population is looking much more groomed as the clippers come out. The perfect accompaniment to a tailored suit but also the ideal way to smarten up a casual outfit, it’s no wonder the short back and sides is taking the style stakes by storm.
This look is all about clean lines and immaculate styling. As the name suggests, the hair is clipped super-short on the back and sides while the top section is left longer and this is where the fun begins. Slick back, tousled texture, coiffed quiff or even tamed into a ‘man bun’, this look is actually extremely versatile and can be tailored to suit almost any style or get up.
If you want to achieve that super-sleek slick back that is seducing at the moment then get your hands on the Redken For Men Stand Tough Gel. As if by magic, this must-have product provides extreme hold to keep the look in check from dusk ’til dawn while still allowing for sculpting and remoulding as you perfect your ‘do. Apply to damp hair to get that fashion-savvy wet-look finish that is all the rage this season. If you prefer a softer, more undone look then simply blow dry the top section at the roots to enhance body and volume then apply a small amount of Designline Ultimate Matte Pliable Clay for texture and definition.
If you’re feeling spoilt for choice and still not sure which version of the look is for you then pop into your local Regis salon and we will be more than happy to help you out. Find you nearest salon with our super-simple online salon locator.