When it comes to men’s hair it is usually the case that there is one or two stand-out styles; the must-haves of the era that leave the other cuts in their wake and scattered across the salon floor.
However for 2013 we are going to be seeing a whole range of great new hairstyles from which the style-savvy chaps can choose, so if you’re looking to freshen up your look this year, read on as we detail the do’s that are getting us most excited here at The House of Rush.
If you’ve seen the latest mobster-based action movie Gangster Squad you will have probably been left thinking two things: firstly, that you should have gone to see Django Unchained instead, and secondly that Ryan Gosling has really, really great hair.
Well, you’re not alone, and there is going to be a lot more love shown for the 1920’s and 30’s inspired shorter styles this year. Known as the ‘undercut’, this is more of a variation on a theme than a specific style in itself, and the short back and sides with length on top is proving a hit both on and off the catwalk. The secret to this is how easy it is to maintain, while you will also enjoy the advantage of versatility as this look can be changed-up to either textured or slick – a fantastic solution for the man-on-the-go.
First re-introducing itself during the middle of the last decade the mid-length indie-hair style has been popular ever since – quite an achievement for any trend – and this year looks to be no different as we see a variety of looks represented both in fashion and the media.
The forward sweep and indie-fringe is a particular favourite for younger guys following in the footsteps of the likes of Harry Styles, while the 50’s big quiffs that Vanilla Ice made so un-cool twenty years ago are back in a big way, and worn by celebrities such as David Beckham and Robert Pattinson – just beware of ending up looking like Jedward.
It doesn’t matter what era you find yourself in, some things are always in style: fast cars; a nice suit ; the colour black. Another thing on that list would have to be long hair, as ever since Jesus men have been rocking this timeless look, and this year sees this trend continue.
One difference this time around is that now it is all about looking natural, with just a smidgen of product used to bring out that all-importance texture. Another of the big trends this year for long hair is the introduction of additional colouring to add definition, typically with a combination of two or three complimentary colours to ensure it stays looking natural.
With so many unique styles for the man of 2013 to choose from there is literally something for everyone, so there is no excuse for not trying something new and breaking the mould a little.
This article was written by John Rooney on behalf of The House of Rush, a prestigious London hair salon helping men to look great in 2013.