Who do you look at for hair style Inspiration?
The most popular man in the world for hair inspiration has to be David Beckham. I often wonder how many men actually want their hair to look like his or whether they believe that getting the same haircut will give them the same appeal Beckham has?!
He definitely threw a spanner in the works lately though. He went from having shoulder length locks to a really close cut on the back and sides with plenty of texture on top for a short choppy look.
Since Christmas, I have noticed a big change in the looks my clients are going for. They are opting for a lot more length in their hair styles. I am surprisingly glad to see the back of so many fades. Don’t get me wrong, the fade can still be incorporated into these longer looks but as more of a really low fade or even just a slight taper.
Some of my clients are actually joining me on my journey to see how long we can grow our hair. If you haven’t already read about my hair growing journey, have a read and grab some tips here. There are techniques I use to help peoples hair growing journey that bit easier, some people have jobs or lifestyles that allow them to just let it grow. Some don’t have that level of patience or a relaxed job and they are the people who come to me for regular tidy ups and general guidance.
I’m excited to see how this longer hair phase lasts and I’m interested to see, also, how people cope with cutting these longer hairstyles. The fade has been around for a good few years now and I have seen many variations in techniques used to create the fade. A lot of photoshopping or ‘touching up’ is obviously being used to make some fades appear smooth. I’m not sure how good photoshop would be for manipulating an image of a longer haircut.
John Stones hairstyle has been a really popular one that I get asked to recreate a lot. The style has a lot of length on top with a subtle skin taper on the sideburns and a concave taper on the neck area. I created this look for him to allow him to grow out his hair whilst still allowing the back and sides of his hair to appear well groomed. This is actually a great haircut to go for in the early stages of growing out your hair. As your hair reaches a length that is too long to deal with a taper you can then allow the tapered areas to grow out to the length you would like to achieve.
Hopefully longer hair is a style that will continue to grow (see what I did there) and more men will be willing to experiment with some longer hairstyles.
If you are an avid follower of The Beckham look, you may have to go against the grain this time to keep up with how hair fashion is going!
Here’s some images of cuts I’ve done for my clients that are wanting to go for something a little longer.