To make sure your hair looks its best in 2015, we sat in the barber’s chair for a chat with Uppercut Deluxe ambassador Luke Dolan. You'll never have a bad hair day again with these rock-solid tips from a man who's very much in the know.
2015: grooming masterclass
By Josh Woodfin, 28 January 2015
What do you reckon will be a big style for short hair in 2015?
I think the re-imagined crop is coming back. It’s high and tight, with a really blunt fringe. Lots of the Diesel catwalk models are wearing this crop, with fringes heading forwards – a lot of the catwalks seem to be nodding to the 70s. But then I’ve had a lot of guys coming in asking for a step, which is very 80s/early 90s. Some French crops even. And the skaters seem to be leaning towards the early 90s.
And what about something a little longer?
Jared Leto is my usual go-to guy for long hair. But if I had to pick one style, it would be the topknot. Especially as I’m starting to see more suits in London wearing it, with the knot and a groomed beard. If you’re growing it from really short, you just need to keep shaving the sides, get your barber to keep the sides short and leave the top, because that will accentuate the length. But if you want to grow the whole lot, you’ve just got to go for it. Just be at peace with it. Rock it how you want to.
What inspires your style?
I take a lot of inspiration from Instagram. Recently, I’ve found a lot of Spanish barbers have come to the fore – some of their fades are great, and all the texture is awesome. They really inspire me. And there’s a lot in the UK, too. Celebrity-wise, David Gandy and Benedict Cumberbatch always look really smart, with great hair. That’s why I think that the side-part with lots of texture is on the rise, rather than a slick parting.
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