The rundown on hair for Spring/Summer 2017
Hair! The primal statement of a person’s visage. One of the first physical qualities an onlooker sees in a distance. An overpowering presence even for those in silhouette. In the context of fashion, hair is an accessory that brings a look to completion. In addition to embodying an attitude, a hairstyle nonverbally communicates the essence and energy of the person wearing it. Adopting the bold, sophistication, edge and versatility of hair featured on menswear’s top runways, let us delve into the prospective styling of our manes.
Disheveled Pixie Cut:The pixie cut has a pristine lay to it, which is not the look for Spring/Summer 17. This forthcoming warm weather season we are going to make coiffures more interesting by making them messier. The disheveled pixie cut, as seen on the AMI runway, provides the right mix of ease and intentional edge. Think of the guy wearing an oversized denim jacket paired with a grey t-shirt, distressed jeans and lace-up boots. There is an intriguing conflict of hard and soft, the polished with the undone.
Product: As it goes: the messier the quiff, the harder it is to maintain its shape. A deftly conceived pomade from Pete & Pedro is the answer to the familiar conundrum. With the inclusion of sunflower oil and silk powder, the firm and shiny pomade provides consumers with an all-day hold and shine sans stickiness. This product is infused with peppermint, ginseng and aloe, all beneficial oils that replace moisture-reducing chemicals for a higher level of control on the hold and shine that is produced. In addition to its instant calming effect, Pete & Pedro’s pomade emits a refreshing but mild minty aroma. Smelling good is a premium enhancer.
Unkempt Slicked Back: The classic slicked back is aesthetically synonymous with male elegance and the purer form of dapper. Think British aristocracy and any national elite. This summer the focus is not on perfectionism, but a more laid back approach to it. The fool proof way of attaining sophistication without pretense is the unkempt slicked back. The style was worn confidently at the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2017 show, and is the exact attitude for the guy with an innate sense of class; one who wants to exude an attractive effortlessness.
Product: Similar to the pomade for the pixie, Kiehl’s Clean Hold Styling Gel offers luminescent shine with manageability and hold. What the natural shine-enhancers sunflower oil and silk powder (sound familiar) work to do, is absorb excess oils while keeping one’s hair in place. Most importantly, because of the copious levels of natural vitamins and fruit extracts, the gel will not flake, nor will it require re-appliance throughout the day.
Updated Bowl Cut: The bowl cut has graduated from appalling to appealing. Its appearance on the Calvin Klein runway has valorized the level of cool of which it is newly associated. No longer is this the coiffure for squares or disengaged musicians; it is a cut for the attuned style guy. Less Paul McCartney in The Beatles, and more stunningly dressed men captured by the likes of Tommy Ton.
Product: For assiduous care and maintenance, use the Grooming Lounge Some Hair Cream. It is a lightweight substance with a commitment to retaining the neatness, tidiness, and handsomeness of groomed hair. In addition to keeping up appearances, it moisturizes, protects and conditions. Say goodbye to unwelcomed frizz and fly-aways. Choose handsome without the hassle.
Tightknit Baby Fro: There has always been an inherent chicness to the fro, with its unapologetic spirit and gravity defiance. This season, the tightknit baby fro is taking center stage as one of the most versatile haircuts. It pairs just as handsomely with a short sleeved patterned button-down shirt tucked into linen pants, as it does with a navy blue pinstripe suit. When seen on the Fendi catwalk, the status of this curly mane is instantly elevated. For all hair grades and textural assortments, make this close cut the easy to style look for the summer.
Product: Coconut Oil is the ingredient for successful maintenance of a fro of all sizes and capacities. This naturally sweet aromatic substance is composed of elements that are antifungal and antibacterial. It also contains crucial vitamins and minerals that only do healthy things to one’s follicle agencies. Coconut Oil ensures softer, cleaner hair and smoother scalps. The best method is to apply when wet, after conditioning of course. Talk about a no-frills styling aid!
As we continue to decimate the boundaries of the men’s sartorial landscape, we can extend the adventurous spirit to our grooming. Being playful and experimenting with the follicles that grow on our heads is as crucial to sharpening our sense of style as tailoring a suit. Let your hair contribute to your forms of expression. It’s more fun that way!