Trend Report: Men’s Hairstyles for 2016

2016 is here and in full swing, and with the arrival of the New Year comes new trends for men’s grooming. This year, we’ll see an evolution of current men’s styles that play off of popular looks from last year and some completely new looks. Here’s what you can expect to see from the growing subset that is men’s grooming:

BUZZ CUT

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We’ve seen some guys grow their hair out into a style that requires more maintenance than average men’s styles, but this year men will go for more simple cuts that are easy to maintain. Say hello to the buzz cut—a short and easy style.

SHORT CROP

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Many people are unsure about what a cropped haircut is on a man. Let me clarify: The style is short in the back and on the sides of the head, and the top lengths are slightly longer and easily styled forward or steered to one side. This look is quick and easy to style for men who still like to have their routine. 

SHORT & LAYERED

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In 2016, we will see men shift their look into something different from the clean taper.  Men will grow their hair out slightly to achieve a more layered look on the sides and back of the head.  The goal would be to maintain a clean polished style with more of a lived-in edge.

FACIAL HAIR

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Beard growing was a highlight of 2015, but we will see a slight shift in the world of facial hair for 2016.  Facial hair will continue to be popular, but men will wear it in a more groomed fashion, likely in the form of short, neat beards. Just enough, but not too much. 

Keep these styles in mind when your guests request a new look for the New Year.  

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