Mens hair 2013

Mens Hair in 2013

Men’s Hair Trends for Autumn/Winter 2012/13

Slicked back undercut


Influenced from the 1920’s and made popular by the shows Empire Boardwalk and Downton Abbey this classic retro look is a sharp strong men’s summer trend

Good for: straight hair & hair that can be straightened

Sleek and shiny retro polish


Super-slick high-parted looks are still around, but now with people opting for more aggressive and tighter taper….think Daniel Craig as James Bond!

These sleek and shiny styles with defined side- or centre-partings, sometimes softened with a hint of a finger-waved fringe or a textured crown.

The cut is critical to the look, keeping some length on the top and the sides shorter to provide the ability to style in a number of ways.

Good for: straight hair & hair that can be straightened

Brit-rock indie hairstyle

<> at Le 104 on June 25, 2009 in Paris, France.

Inspired by many a British indie band (and a hell of a lot of Burberry catwalks in between), 2012′s Brit-rock indie hairstyle oozes kicked back and relaxed. It has nearly only one rule: sweep the hair forwards. The rest of the details, from the cut of the top to the length of the sides, allows you to work with whatever haircut styles suit you best.

Good for: straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair that can be relaxed

Loose and natural textures

loose texture

Autumn 13 will see a progression into looser, more tactile textures, the e emphasis is on tailoring and structuring while accentuating natural movement using matte products like clays.

To create versatility, these looks can be transformed for a more formal look by wearing pushed or slicked back using gels and pomade, à la the ever-stylish David Beckham’s current ‘do.”

Good for: straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair that can be relaxed

Men’s quiff


The last time we saw the quiff popular as a men’s hairstyle trend it as infused with rock overtones. With the indie haircut dominating the music-orientated hairstyles, the quiff becomes something altogether more refined in 2012. It’s still infused with attitude, but, as far as men’s haircut trends this year, it’s a very different attitude.

Good for: straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair that can be relaxed

Shoulder length & longer


Shoulder length hair is never truly out (just ask Johnny Depp), but it’s not really always in either.Long hair is more about an attitude and you have to be comfortable to wear it and have the style to pull it off

There are some fantastic men’s hair products that are now available for making long hair look particularly interesting – such as sea salt sprays, which soften and define natural texture giving long hair new raw dimensions.

Good for: anyone with good hair density

Care Tips for Men

Sometimes our ‘kiwi blokes’ don’t understand that hair really does matter and that treating it right might save you a lot of both styling and hair-loss problems later.

It is time to give you some of our really great hair care tips for men

1. Ditch the cheap hair products

This tip will will save you a lot of hair-related trouble. Invest in a good shampoo and a conditioner, each in its separate bottle, and try to avoid washing your hair with soap, shower gel or any other cleansing product. You may think male hair needs less care just because it’s shorter, but, believe me, failing to clean and condition it properly can lead to many problems such as dandruff, inflamed scalp, brittle hair and even hair loss. There are some great men’s ranges on the market that contain key ingredients for a healthy scalp and are packaged and fragrance with the boys in mind. Our picks 3-D Men  from Schwarzkopf Professional, CREW from American Crew or Original Detox from O&M

2. Don’t be shy to experiment with products

If you notice dandruff, treat your hair with an anti-dandruff shampoo, if you notice it’s getting oily and dirty really fast, switch to light shampoos, if it’s dry or coarse, use a hair mask! It’s as simple as that and I don’t see why it should be a problem. It doesn’t make you any less of a man – it enables you to style your hair easier, it keeps your hair healthy and it reduces the chances of potentially embarrassing situations dandruff can cause.

3. Let your hair dry before you go to sleep

If you, however, prefer longer hair and have no problem styling it every day, letting your hair dry completely before you go to bed will make this process much easier. Damp or wet hair won’t be able to hold its shape when pressed between your head and a pillow which results in those nerve-wrecking flat spots you’ll have to deal with in the morning.

4. Go easy on the styling products

You CAN go overboard with styling products! And, believe me, greasy hair just doesn’t look nice! If you are looking for something to keep your hairstyle in place, opt for a styling mousse, water-based gel or water-based hold spray or one of the many amazing matte pomades on the market

5. Take good care of your hair

I know it might sound like common sense but to keep your hair looking good both now and in the long run you need to wash regularly (nobody likes greasy hair that smells like lunch, cigarette smoke or whatnot) eat right to get enough nutrients your hair needs and massage your scalp while washing to increase the circulation in your scalp and fight hair loss

6. Use a sunscreen

SPF Conditioner and/or a protective scalp balm will keep your hair and your head protected from the harmful effect of the sun. It’s one of the things most men forget to apply and usually don’t remember it until it’s too late (read: until their notice the scalp under their short haircut is burned).

7. Cut your hair regularly

The trade-off for low-maintenance men’s hair is the necessity to get it trimmed more regularly. Short short and sharp styles plan for a 4-5 weekly trim and if you are sporting a more relaxed shape you will need to see your stylist at least every 6-8 weeks