A man’s relationship with his hair is a lot like that catch-all Facebook status: it’s complicated. Like any long-term match, the chances are that you and your hair have had your ups and downs. As a kid, you probably sat looking on in horror while your Mum hacked at it herself rather than take you to the hairdressers. Or had to wait patiently for for the black dye to grow out following your short-lived emo phase at college.

Hopefully by now you and your hair are seeing other people – like a good stylist or barber who can craft your signature cut without you having to breathe a word of instruction. 

But whether you’re a dedicated Toni & Guy, er, guy or more into getting shorn at the local barbershop, these are the steps on life’s journey to super-stylish hair that every man must take. And whatever stage you’re at, remember to pay proper attention to your hair while you have it. Because you might not be together forever. Just ask your dad…