Bye bye, man bun. There are new men’s hairstyle trends to try, and none of them require you stealing your girlfriend’s hair elastics. If you’re wondering how to spiff things up for 2018, consider testing out one of the hottest men’s hairstyles of the moment. Just take note of these trending looks, and if you see one that suits you, print out a picture and bring it to your hairstylist. Bringing in a photo of your desired hairstyle is a no-fail way to get the cut you covet—no more bad hair days!
The Bleached Crop
You may have seen this hairstyle on celebrities such as Adam Levine, Kanye West, or Zayn Malik—platinum strands have taken over men’s scalps, and it’s an admittedly cool look. Simply by getting a trained stylist to bleach your hair, you immediately amp up your look, even if you don’t get a cut. However, if you’re looking for a cut to match, opt for a simple, cropped chop that lets your new color shine.
Long & Slicked Back
If you like having some length to your hair, consider this long, slicked back trend. It doesn’t take much effort to style, and yet it looks extremely spiffy once it’s done. Jax Teller, pictured above, sports this look effortlessly. All you need is some great gel and a comb once your stylist evens out your cut.
We’ve been seeing a lot of men’s hairstyles that are long on top and very short (or buzzed) on the sides. This high fade trend has been rising in popularity for a couple years now, and it’s still at a peak. If you want to stand out from the crowd, though, you can personalize your high fade look with interesting designs expertly etched into the buzzed sides or down around the back of your head.
Facial Hair & Neckline Designs
Speaking of getting designs etched into your hair, you might as well extend the look to your beard or eyebrows. More and more personalization is getting popular with men’s hairstyles, which means you should get matching designs on your neckline and beard for a truly custom look.
Loose Curly Undercut
If you have naturally curly hair, this look is for you. It celebrates your hair’s natural volume and sets you apart from the crowd. Ask your barber to cut the sides of your hair super short so you won’t have to worry about styling them, then have him or her leave the top of your hair about medium length for cool contrast. You can choose to leave your curls natural and free, or you can tame them a little with some product.
Which one of these men’s 2018 hairstyle trends would you try?
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