JIM SHAW, OWNER OF TONI&GUY BILLERICAY AND MULTI AWARD WINNING MEN’S HAIRDRESSER.
Christmas party season is here it’s a great time for men to experiment with their hair and try out new styles ahead of any Christmas parties they may have.
This party season there will be three hair looks in particular we will see a lot of men sporting – the voluminous quiff, enhanced bouncy curls and the faux hawk. Below I outline how I would achieve these looks in the salon and my key products for finishing the styles to provide them with all day and night hold and shine – both key for festive season.
Voluminous quiff – the quiff is a classic style that never goes out of style and the Christmas season is a great time for men to really experiment with their quiffs and try something cool and creative that holds more shape and extreme volume.
For me, it’s so important to use a hairdryer and large paddle brush when creating this look to direct the damp hair where you want it to go and to create volume and movement. Once you’ve done this, using a product like American Crew Fiber is a must. This will give the hair even further hold, increase fullness and add texture, whilst also giving the hair hold to keep the style in place all night long. It’s also got a low shine which I love for this look as it looks effortless despite the effort that has gone to creating it! But also super cool and sexy.
Enhanced bouncy curls – curls have been a key trend over recent years and this will continue this party season whereby curls will be worn more ‘groomed’ – enhanced, bouncy, full of shine and with little to no flyaways.
When creating this look in the salon I always like to use a hairdryer with diffuser to work through the curls and give them definition, volume and shine with no frizz. I would then use a product like Label.m Curl Define Souffle to gently break up the curls whilst enhancing them and giving them a glossy finish, as well as added moisture that is needed throughout the winter months.
The faux hawk – taking inspiration from the Mohawk, this is a great style for those who want something quick and messy that doesn’t take much time but that looks styled to perfection but has a messy edge.
You will need to visit your men’s hairdresser for this look as it requires a specific cut before being styled. Your men’s hairdresser will ensure the top of your hair is uniform in length but that it has layers throughout the top section to give I shape before fading the sides to ensure there’s a contrast.
When it comes to styling the cut at home, you can use a product like Label.m Matte Paste to give more definition throughout hawk and to separate the layers and allow them to really stand out. Finish with hairspray to ensure hold all day and night.