A Guide to Men’s Cuts, Styles, and Hair Care
Self-expression and self-care aren’t just for the ladies… and neither is the salon! Guys can benefit just as much from some chair time. Whether you’re in for a quick professional snip, a specialty cut, or some fresh color, allow your personal stylist to help you execute a killer updated look.
You don’t need to spend hours in an intimidating high-traffic salon to leave with a look you love. We’re here to give each one of our clients one-on-one attention for results that truly suit you. If you’re feeling follically adventurous, we’re happy to lead the way; if you’re looking for something more classic, we’re pros at turning simple into sleek.
Help us help you! Before your visit, consider the following points and discuss your vision with your stylist before the blades come out.
Decide on your length
Don’t assume your only option is the quintessential close-cropped short cut! While this look is a go-to for clients seeking something low-maintenance, you can still maintain your professional gentleman cred and rock a longer ‘do. For one, the man bun has been killing it on gents’ heads everywhere — but if you’re not ready to start a hair tie collection, regular trims can help keep your hair healthy as you grow it out.
Do keep in mind that longer hair generally requires a bit more care (i.e. – adding conditioner to your shower routine to detangle, moisturize, and protect). And, of course, make sure your long locks won’t be a deal breaker in your workplace.
But really, whether you aspire for a military-inspired buzz cut, a collar-skimming length, or a flowing mane, regular care is the name of the game for both short- and long-term scalp and hair health. If you’re not sure what length is right for you, speak with your stylist to determine options that flatter your face shape and fit into your lifestyle.
So many potential styles
Regardless of your length (unless it’s a buzz cut), consider style, as well. Styling your cut taps into its full potential. For instance, maybe you and your stylist went for a textured trim to add volume to fine hair.
Adding a dollop of mousse, gel, or another volume-holding product may be just what you need to maintain a touch of height and thickness.
Undercut styles, in which hair at the nape of the neck is buzzed and the top layers are kept slightly longer, can offer versatility in terms of styling options, allowing you to go from casual and trendy to professional with a few simple moves. Popular men’s styles also often include side parts or unparted hair which is smoothed with the help of hair products.
The right style for your face shape and personal aesthetic can help you look and feel your best. Your stylist will be happy to offer tips on what types of products to look for, as well as how and when to use them to duplicate that polished salon-fresh look.
Power in the shower
No matter how stylish your new haircut, it’s difficult to keep it fresh if you regularly allow your hair to become tangled, ratty, or overly greasy. A proper hair care routine starts in your daily shower! If your hairstyle doesn’t require much product, it may be best to shampoo every other day, allowing your hair’s natural oils to work their moisturizing magic. If you use a lot of products or have naturally greasy hair, daily shampooing will help your hair look great everyday.
If your hair is longer, curly, or naturally dry and brittle, conditioning after each shampoo can improve its appearance and texture while making it more manageable. If you are unsure about what kind of conditioner to use for your hair type, your stylist can provide you with insight and offer a few recommendations.
If your scalp is prone to dandruff, it’s important to treat it with the right shampoo. Don’t let pesky flakes cramp your style. Talk with your stylist about shampoo options that will work for your hair type. If you don’t see results in a month, you may want to schedule an appointment with your doctor to see if you might benefit from prescription-strength dandruff shampoo.
Pinup Salon brings out the best in your hair
With a little practice and care, you can make the most of your new (or soon-to-be new) ‘do! If you’re ready for a fresh look in the New Year, drop us a line and schedule a session today! We look forward to pampering you and sending you off looking and feeling your best.