It’s official. With the passing of Labor Day, summer is on it’s way out. School is back in session and your boss is back from vacation. The best way to make the most of fall 2013 is get back to school and work in style. Here are the top 5 too cool for school mens hairstyles. And there’s one more item to add to the back to school/university/work shopping list: product.
If you already embraced the undercut this summer, it’s probably high time for a trim. The cut look best with regular upkeep, keeping those sides shaved tight. This time around, hang on to any extra length on the top and style it into this slicked across look.
For ultra fine hair like the gentleman above, stick to lightweight products with a matte finish. The high sheen finish that works for thick will just look greasy and flat. We recommend using a styling cream like men-u Create and Shape or ultra popular and versatile pomades from from American Crew or MenScience.
If you’re looking for a high style-low effort cut, keep things simple and short. This isn’t one of these free solar calculator back-to-school haircuts from Great Clips but an expertly textures and shaped number. Angled cutting on top and short sides give this short style an edge.Style it into a faux hawk with Caesar bangs as above, bedhead messy, or just leave it if you’re in a hurry.
The same mens hairstyles for 2013 work for curly and wavy hair. The undercut is an easy and cool way to tame unruly hair. With the back and sides freshly shaved, the top can left messy. Just add a little product to enhance curls, block frizz, and add control, like American Crew Curl Control, Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Curl, or Kevin Murphy Easy Rider. Or for a no fuss-no muss cut, just go short.
The shaggy mop-top cut is always in style for rockers, artists, and guys with straight hair. For a modern update on the Beatlesque-indie hair, keep the bangs long and the back and sides short. To keep hair in place, work a light hold product through damp hair. American Crew Classic Ultramatte adds just enough hold while conditioning hair and protecting against damage.
Another style that is here to stay is Morissey and Johnny Cash-inspired high volume coif. Their epic hair matched their larger than life personas. If you want to make the same statement, keep growing hair long and find the right product and routine to get hair to stand straight up. This quiff is best suited to thick hair but can work for other hair types as well.
The first step in achieving this look is blow-drying. It down’t take long and makes hair more malleable, ready to do your bidding. Next, rub a strong hold product through hair. Kevin Murphy Night Rider will work for thick hair or use his Gritty Business formula for finer hair. Both are ultra malleable for easy touch ups throughout the day, have a matte finish, and easily wash out with water. Then, using finger and/or a fine tooth comb, work hair up all around.
These are our top picks for the best men’s hairstyles for fall 2013. Share your look with us here!