How To Choose a Hairstyle: Tips for Men

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A great cut can boost your confidence and make your overall look feel complete. But for many men, choosing a new hairstyle can be an intimidating, exciting and overwhelming experience. If you don’t know where to start, and even if you do, here are some tips to help you find the best men’s hairstyle for you.

Identify your hair type

Working with your hair type is mandatory whenever you’re contemplating a new hairstyle. The texture, thickness and colour of your hair will determine what your stylist can achieve. For instance, a short and choppy cut that works on straight, thin hair might not look as good on someone with thick and curly hair.

Hide your flaws, play up your strengths

A good haircut should direct attention to what you like about yourself, increasing your levels of confidence, as well as downplaying the features you don’t like. For example, length at the front can help hide a big forehead, while a textured, mid-length cut can hide prominent ears.  A shorter cut can make thinning hair look thicker and disguise a receding hairline.

Maintenance

Consider how much time you’re willing to put into maintaining your style. For example, an undercut with a quiff would require frequent visits to the salon to trim out the sides and the back, and the right hair products for styling the longer top section.

Personal style

A haircut should complement both your personal style and your personality; so think about the kind of clothes that are currently in your wardrobe before making the leap. Don’t choose something too extreme if you’re into classic silhouettes, and don’t opt for a sharp look if your style screams edgy or unconventional.

Look for inspiration

Considering all the previous factors will allow you to focus exclusively on what’s truly achievable when looking for inspiration for your new style. From celebrities, to fashion magazines, and from sports icons to the runway and the streets, ideas are everywhere, just waiting to be picked out.

Still confussed? Your Reds stylist is professionally trained to help you choose the right look for you.

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