5 TRENDING HAIRSTYLES FOR SUMMER
By Chris Sayer, 12 July 2019
The modern grunger
'Ask your barber to cut your hair in a square layer around the back and sides,' Andy says. 'You want the hairline to be soft and natural, so make sure they don't use the trimmers. Then, on top, you need a point cut to achieve maximum texture, and to leave the top disconnected from the sides to help achieve that messed up textured look.'
All you need to do then is to ramp up the low-fi and worn-out look by scrunching some volume mousse by Johnny's Chop Shop into your hair and letting it dry naturally.
The textured crop
'Yeah, it’s a barber’s bread and butter right now,' says Andy. 'The hardest thing is deciding how short you want to go, so chat through the length with your barber before they get to work. Then, they’ll need to point-cut the top for a natural texture and connect it to the back and sides to achieve its masculine shape.'
If that natural texture needs a little help, a dust or paste by Murdock London should help, especially when using your fingers to flick your fringe away from your face or messing it up on your forehead.
The classic buzz
'It’s perfect for good weather,' Andy says. 'Ask your barber how short they think you should take the buzz as different lengths looks better on different clients. In some cases, taking the sides and back shorter than the top will create a better shape when it grows out – good news if you’re unlikely to be in the barber’s chair on the regular.'
If you’re dead set on adding a little product to your super-short cut, a little grooming cream will add a stylish shine and add a touch of healthy moisture.
The beach bro
Andy says: 'We’re seeing a big resurgence of the boho beach look, as guys are growing their hair for a festival-ready rock star vibe. When it comes to taking your longer locks to the barber, start by asking them to get rid of the dead ends, and slowly cutting down until you reach a desired length you both agree works best. Then get some layers thrown in for the ultimate wave-rider image.'
General maintenance for this look, as you’d expect, is super chill, bro. As soon as you step out of the shower, pump some sea salt spray like the one from Bumble and bumble into your damp hair and allow to dry naturally for a wilder and wavier feel.
The tapered edge
'With more guys experimenting with longer hair, tapering the hairline and edges makes their overall image less messy while allowing them to try out different shapes and styles,' Andy tells us. 'Your barber should ask what you’re looking to achieve with your tapered edges, so they can decide how soft of sharp to take them. Talking is the most important thing here.'
Take your edges up a notch by adding some shine product from House 99 into your sides each morning. This’ll add a cool contrast between your edges and longer top.