I just recently attended one of the largest hair care and fashion gatherings of 2013 in Las Vegas. One of the main topics focussed on men’s hair care and men’s hair cutting styles. I learned What’s trending now in men’s haircutting and what hair care styling products help show off these amazing looks and how this information translates to consumers. As a professional stylist, and one who specializes in men’s haircutting and hair care, I believe expertise and love of hair cutting as well as using the perfect product showcases the style, movement, and texture of men’s haircuts. Men’s hair care and styling is what’s trending now! Your professional stylist has the knowledge to help you purchase the perfect men’s hair care product. This article will show you what trends are happening right now in men’s hair cutting and hair care; and give you helpful tips to ask your stylist before you commit to a haircut and purchasing professional hair care products.
Short Hair Cuts and Styling Products
Music sensation Justin Beiber has always had style making great short hair cuts. His latest style is short with the sides and back tapered extremely close and the bang area having more than an inch of length. His haircut is cropped, disconnected, and bold. The cut has great life and movement, and radiates incredible shine. His short haircut instantly says, “WOW!” As a professional, when I create this type of razor short haircut I am pretty picky about the product I use to style it. Like most professional hair stylists, my haircuts show off my talents and expertise. Short haircuts need hold and flexibility, without waxy stickiness that leave a great haircut looking shellacked and unappealing. Clean creams,light gels that wont flake, and pomades provide hold and flexibility without an oil slicked appearance.
Longer Hair Cuts and Styling Products
Casey James was on American Idol Season 9. His longer wavy blonde locks captured the worlds attention almost as much as his singing style. Haircuts like this should move, look healthy, and have slight bounce. The hold, flexibility, and smell should be just as important as how the product sets up in the hair. Using sticky products after a terrific layered haircut leave this hair looking over processed and frizzed out. Men with long wavy hair are not looking for a crunchy feminine style, they want a masculine, softer, more natural look, like they just jumped out of the shower or left the beach. My tips to purchasing the perfect hair care product for this type of hair is to convey to your stylist the need for your hair to have movement, keeping it clean, yet looking masculine. You want a soft type of lotion, either in a spray or bottle and allows you to run your fingers through it cleanly.
What’s Trending Now for Men at the Styling Station/ Styling Bar
What’s trending now in men’s hair care is clean, manageable hair care products. As a Hair Care professional I always believe that what you use at your styling station/ Styling Bar is the key to guiding your client in the right direction. Listen up when your hair stylist is talking about your hair! Your Styling station experience always starts out with a great consultation, then a great shampoo and conditioning treatment, and ending with what products your stylist chooses to use after your great haircut.
What to Ask Your Stylist
While you’re getting your hair washed, cut, and styled you might want to ask your stylist a few questions like: what type of hair you have, (wavy, straight, curly, course), and what condition your hair is in. Example: is your hair dry, damaged, or oily; and does your hair need extra services besides cutting (color or highlights)? It is always important to ask how expensive the products are especially if you are on a budget. Ask your hair stylist what they just used on your hair and ask them to show you which product he or she would reccomend you to purchase, and how much product you should be using. Your professional stylist will surely be glad to answer all of your hair care questions, so don’t be too shy to ask.
The trend right now in men’s cutting and styling is Justin Beiber short and smooth, and Casey James long and wavy. Your salon expert is the right person to entrust all your haircare needs to so don’t be too shy to ask for haircare advice. My article Men’s Hair Care Trends: What’s Trending Now in Men’s Cutting and Styling is a guide that will help you feel better about asking your professional stylist the right questions concerning your men’s hair care needs. Feel free to ask me questions after you read this article; I am more than happy to help with your hair care needs. I am a beauty consultant, have a professional salon, sell professional hair care products, and I Know how to walk the talk.