We’re already into the new season so with summer now seeming like a distant memory, we’ve spoken to Branislav Hamorsky, the salon director of Francesco’s Congleton salon, to get the very latest in men’s hair styles and haircuts!
This season not only means a change in your wardrobe but also trends within men’s hair. With so much to choose from I’ve selected some of the best around and discuss what could work for you and how to style it.
Men have more options than they think, there are lots of things you can do whether your hair is short or long. So take your time and look around to see what you like. Some of the trends I’m spotting include a big variety of length, from long hair, medium hair and even cropped short. This is because fashion is very free at this moment. You can choose any length, style or texture for your hair.
Some of these cuts better suit certain face shapes and you should always go with your face shape so discuss your options with your stylist. If your face shape is very strong and you want to stand out then go for something very angular as that will help the continuity of your face shape and will be very visible helping to draw attention to you. If you would rather have a softer look then go for something more natural and classic, the opposite of your face shape and add texture.
If you have great hair and you would like to grow it long then do it as this winter its bang on trend to have longer hair. It doesn’t matter if your hair is wavy straight or curly! Longer hair actually works better with some wave or curl to it. To achieve this leave it dry naturally and finish with clay. Don’t use wet gel look as this isn’t on trend, I’d recommend craft clay, matt putty or microweb fibre from Sebastian Professional. Don’t forget about hair spray and shine, not many men would use shine spray but you should.
Many celebrities have a very sleek look with longish hair like Justin Timberlake or Bradley Cooper who generally comb it back with some product. Another way to style this look which is on trend is with a very obvious parting and hair sleeked back but still very short on the sides. But if you still fancy messy hair that’s good, try blast blow drying your hair and use clever dust to make it messier. Finish hair with craft clay or matte putty and don’t be afraid to use hair spray or shine spray…
Last but not least, don’t forget products for blow drying your hair. Try volumizing spray, texturiser or even a bit mousse. Although if you want more texture or movement in your hair then ask your hair stylist which products would work best to help you achieve your look.
If you’re looking for hair product on the high street then you’re never going to achieve quite the same finish as you get in the salon. Lots of products these days are quite greasy but you need something that’s going to make your hair look natural which is easy to recreate style or even change style.
Your hair is your statement, but that doesn’t mean if you have one haircut you can’t style it a different way. In fact, why not try to style it different using straighteners - you can even add waves or curls to your hair. Again ask your stylist how to style your hair and what product you need to use if any.
Brian has also been shortlisted for HJ’s Barber of the Year 2013.
The finals take place on Sunday 13 October at Salon International in London where the skilful six will recreate their look in a live competition.
We wish him luck and can’t wait to hear how he gets on!