The start of a new year signals that it’s time to examine whether
or not an update in your appearance is in order, and a fresh haircut is the fastest way to
shake things up. Here we present the men’s hairstyles
that will be big in 2014, illustrating each one with both a classic and trendy way to
style it so that you can easily adapt it to your lifestyle. Some are new, while others represent subtle but important shifts from 2013. Read on
to find what’s right for you this year.
The Messy Slick
Classic: Slicked-back hair made
a comeback in recent years following the popularity of period television series like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire. The slick remains an option in 2014, but this year
it’s a little more casual. For a
controlled take on this hairstyle, follow Justin Timberlake’s lead and comb
medium-length hair back using a nickel-size amount of gel. Don’t worry if the ends
are not perfect — that’s the idea here. As long as there are no flyaways on the top
of your head, you’re good to go.
Trendy: Longer layers bring a bad-boy attitude to this hairstyle,
particularly when contrasted with tailored looks. To get a rebellious look like Charlie
Hunnam, you’ll need to spend time growing
out your hair if it’s on the short side. Once you have pieces that are a little
longer than ear length, ask your barber to chop in a few
easy-to-maintain layers. At home, grab a wet-look gel and run it through your front and
sides using your hands to achieve an undone
yet polished appearance.
The Moderate Quiff
Classic: The quiff is essentially an updated 1950s-style pompadour in which front locks are
longer than the hair on the rest of the head. It’s been going
strong in recent years as one of the most in-demand cuts for men who take style seriously.
After getting the cut right, …read more