I want to show you the best hairstyles for your hair type based on actual professional’s opinions that I discuss in my series’ intro video. This video is part of a three-video set, where I will be talking about the best hairstyles for your face shape, as well as more in-depth videos for each of the hair types. Today is more of a general overview, so definitely be sure to check out those more-specific hair type videos. I’ll link all of the companion videos in my description below.
Alright, shall we get into it? If you’ve got straight or wavy hair, then you can pretty much go with any hairstyle you want, provided that it compliments your face shape.
I always prefer something on the shorter side, and that’s more polished, as do the professionals that I spoke with. But, as long as your hair is clean, healthy, and looks like it’s been cut semi-recently, then you can pretty much go with any length you’d like. I will have to say it was pretty unanimous amongst the groomers that the quiff is best, because it’s very versatile, and allows you the ability to either style your hair messy, or go for a more polished look.
As for length, like I mentioned in my “Best hairstyles For Your Face Shape” video, you want to go on the shorter side, because it just, again, allows you that flexibility to style your hair however you want. The longer you go, the fewer options you have with the way you’re going to style your hair, other than maybe just cutting some layers into it, and letting it do its own thing. If you do decide to go with a longer hairstyle, and you’ve got straight hair, then definitely be sure to get some layers cut in, so that it doesn’t lay flat like a dead rug.
Trust me, I suffer from this problem because I’ve got straight Asian hair and this is a huge issue. Remember though, longer hairstyles may not actually be best for your face shape, so be sure to check out my video about the best hairstyles for your face shape, which I’ll link in the description below.
For all you curly or kinky haired men out there, you only really have two choices: either go sharp and short, or long and semi-tamed.
It’s all up to your preference. I’d prefer something on the shorter side, because my clients who have these hair types look significantly better with shorter hairstyles, and they’re also just easier to maintain and style. For curly hair, a quiff that’s two to three inches long on top looks best for you; that way you get the option of using either light-hair products so that you get that finger-comb look, and you really embrace the curls, or you can go with the heavier product, and get that more-polished, combed-back look.
Now, if you’ve got coarse, kinky hair, then you want to go with a Temple Fade and slightly longer hair on top.
This is going to be straight fire, I promise you, it’s one of my favourite hairstyles out there. Now you can also go with a closely-shaved haircut for convenience, but either of these two hairstyles is going to look fantastic on you. If you do want to go for a longer hairstyle, just make sure it works for your face shape. Be sure to check out my video about the, what, best hairstyles for your face shape, linked below. Finally, the last hair type is thinning or balding hair.
If you are in the early stages of thinning with a receding hairline, you want to go longer on top, with some layers cut in, and shorter on the sides, and just style it a little bit messy. How long, or short you go will depend on your face shape. Like I mentioned in my video about the best shampoos and conditioners for your hair type, it’s really, really important that you use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner coupled with your layered haircut because it’s going to give you more volume, which will then hide more of your scalp. That’s what you want. What you don’t want is to use gel-based styling products, which will only clump your hair together, reveal more of your scalp, and really shine a spotlight on the issue.
The best products for you are mentioned specifically in my video about the best hair products for your hair type.
Whatever you do, do not comb your hair forward. It looks terrible and really draws attention to it. If that’s really the only thing you can do with your hair at this point, then it’s time to just embrace it, and just buzz off all your hair, but I’ll get into that shortly. If you have a bald spot on the back of your head, then you want to just do the same thing, and grow your hair out a little bit longer on top, and shorter on the sides, and you’re just going to comb your hair back over your bald spot so that it covers it better.
If you can easily see your scalp, or your bald spot is pretty severe, or you just don’t want to bother with any of the hairstyles I just mentioned, then it’s time to just embrace it, and buzz off all your hair using one or two attached to your clippers.
A balding man who really just embraces this hairstyle, and does the best that he can for the hair that he has, is actually really sexy. Jason Statham is a shining example of how to embrace the bald look. As for a full-on razored bald look, it heavily depends on your face shape, because, unless you have a square or an oblong face, it’s not going to look that great on you; you’ll actually want to go with a buzzed look, which is way easier to maintain because you won’t have to suffer from any of those pesky nicks, or razor bumps.
If I had a gun to my head and had to choose between the two, I would definitely go with a short buzz-cut, 100 per cent of the time.
Like I mentioned at the top of the video, this is one of three videos that go together, so definitely be sure to check out the description below, because I have videos about the best hairstyles for your face shape, as well as more in-depth videos about each of the hair types, and this is really important because it’s going to influence the hairstyle that you end up choosing.