5 Haircuts we're loving at the moment...

July 26, 2019 5 min read

5 Haircuts we're loving at the moment...

We sat down with one of our Senior Barbers, Jack Regan, 2019 Barber of the Year Finalist to chat about what hairstyles he's liking at the moment.  Even more important though, who they suit, how to ask for them and how to maintain them at home.

The first cut is the "Messy Side Part"

Messy Side Part Mens Haircut

WHO WOULD WEAR IT:

Typically worn on a man that's got an easy going relaxed job, casual wear, beard acceptable type of role day to day, I wouldn’t usually put this type of haircut on a man that wears a suit everyday.

HOW TO ASK FOR IT IN THE SHOP:

Simply state you want a “messy side part” 

State your desired clipper grade or length you would like if your not sure of the gradings, alternatively ask for it to be cut with scissors, the key wording here is “a messy side part”

HOW TO MAINTAIN AT HOME:

This is super easy to maintain at home providing the right products are used, such as cement clay, fiber or even a natural matte cream, alternatively you can use a salt spray or even a clever dust.

HOW OFTEN TO HAVE A HAIRCUT:

This is a haircut that should be looked after every 4 weeks on average

 

Next up is what we'd call “Straight back no part natural finish”

Straight back no part natural finish mens haircut

WHO WOULD WEAR IT:

This is a style that would be worn by the “working professional”

Most suited to someone that has a bit of time in the morning to use the hairdryer, I guess someone that both cares about their hair but also wants the easier look for themselves.

HOW TO ASK FOR IT IN THE SHOP:

To put it simply…. “Straight back on top, blended both sides, no parting with a low grade 2 blend” 

Alternatively this haircut could look great if it was done with just the scissors.

HOW TO MAINTAIN AT HOME:

To get this look at home it's simple, when its wet use some texture spray or sea salt spray, grab the hairdryer, turn it onto a medium heat and just blast it straight back until its dry, finish off with some light hold natural matte paste if necessary. Leave the house feeling like you just left the barbers everyday!!!

HOW OFTEN TO HAVE A HAIRCUT:

Depending on the rate of growth with your hair I would typically say every 3-4 weeks to keep it looking fresh and alive.

 

Next on Jack's list is the “platinum messy crop” as worn by Sergio Agüero from Premier League club Manchester City

Sergio Aguero Manchester City messy crop

WHO WOULD WEAR THIS:

Almost anyone could pull this off I recon, probably with the exception being the executive level or corporate CEO depending on the type of business 

HOW TO ASK FOR IT IN THE SHOP:

So the colour is platinum blonde, this means you would need several steps in the colour process to get there. Think bleaching and then coloured/toned again to get to the platinum colour.

The haircut is a messy crop with a skin fade on the sides and we would all know what to do if you asked for exactly that.

HOW TO MAINTAIN AT HOME:

Super easy to maintain - using a clay, fiber or clever dust this look could be recreated every day.  In terms of shampoos to use - if you're using a heavy hold, non water soluble hair product, you're going to need a deep cleansing shampoo to get the product out, if the hair is starting to get a yellow tint to it where the colour is fading, you could use a purple shampoo to kick start the colour back to life.

HOW OFTEN TO HAVE A HAIRCUT/COLOUR:

Its best to book in for both the haircut and the roots to be touched up with colour, a skin fade can usually take 2 weeks to grow out but I would say get the colour touched up every second haircut, you get into a steady routine that way.

 

Forth on the list is what Jack describes as “Long round layers”

long round layers mens haircut

WHO WOULD IT SUIT:

So this style I would say would be more suited to the “outdoor worker”, anyone that works outside, gets their hands a bit dirty on a daily basis.

HOW TO ASK FOR IT:

Here's what to say “longer scissor cut please, keep it below the ears, rounded layers with a natural parting”, simple as that.

HOW TO MAINTAIN AT HOME:

Using some texture spray or salt spray when the hair is wet then let it dry in naturally.

Using natural texture cream and letting that dry naturally, or if the hair is dry using a liquid wax to run through the hair.

If you prefer a greaser look, using a very light hold pomade or a cream pomade to grease through the hair would work very well.

HOW OFTEN TO GET A TRIM:

This is a stye I would leave a little longer, between every 6-8 weeks for a trim would work well with a longer style such as this.

 

Last but not least is definitely a popular one the “side parting pompadour”

Classic side parting pompadour mens haircut

WHO WOULD WEAR IT:

This is a style that could look good on just about anyone to be honest if you follow the next simple steps.  It would look great on a tattoo loving, bearded, bike mechanic, just as much as it would the clean shaven tattoo free CEO of a massive corporate company.

HOW TO ASK FOR IT:

Parting on one side, pulled over to the other side on top and blended into your desired clipper length on the sides.  Shaving in a part line is optional. You can’t go wrong with the word “pompadour” 

HOW TO MAINTAIN AT HOME:

Grab yourself a comb from one of our shops, take your tub of pomade, preferably with a heavy hold and shine if you want that slick look.  Or use a matte finish product if you're not too fussed on the shine level.

Now the best trick to drying this into shape with the hairdryer at home. When the hair is wet use some texture spray, grab your comb and comb the wet hair into the desired position, then just simply dry it that way! When the hair is dry run your pomade through the hair keeping it in position and use the wide toothed part of your comb to finish off.

HOW OFTEN TO HAVE A HAIRCUT:

This is an easy one, every 3-4 weeks, it's a haircut that needs to be looked after by a barber, let us do the hard work for you so you can look great all month!

 

No excuses, book in now with Jack for something a bit different by clicking here.  

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