If your New Years resolution is to change things up with your overall look, a new haircut is the quickest (and cheapest) way to achieve this. Today it doesn’t really matter what you do with your hair – Afros to buzz cuts -anything goes and one style doesn’t trump another.
A new ‘do does more than change your look, it also changes your attitude and outlook, often boosting your self esteem. Hairstyles reveal non verbal communication which reveals bunches about your personality. If you change your style frequently, you are probably more adventurous than your typical guy.
They also speak to your financial status. If your haircut is high maintenance, you are most likely in a higher tax bracket and into high end and trendy clothing. Here are eight hot styles to choose from in 2016.
1. High Fade Pompadour
Fades are hot right now and they aren’t going anywhere soon. Fairly easy to maintain with a blow dryer and hairspray- nose ring and beard optional.
2. Cropped and Textured
If this style seems familiar, it should. George Clooney and John Travolta sported this ‘do for years. It’s been updated for the twenty first century with more layers and when worn with a manicured beard gives it a rough and ready aesthetic.
3. Slicked Back Long Hair
While Michael Douglas wore his hair long and slicked back in the 1987 full ‘Wall Street,’ the new twist on the ‘do has a messier appearance and when worn with a trimmed beard give it a bad ass look which Douglas never had. Easy to style, all you need is gel and a comb.
4. High Fade with a Wavy Top
If you have thick and wavy hair, this is a style you can accomplish with nothing but a comb and blow dryer. Wear it with a full beard for the total affect. Just don’t be surprised if people want to run their fingers through it.
5. Texturized with Short Sides
I adore this haircut. It’s not quite a fade and not quite spiked. This style falls somewhere in the middle of the road. It’s trendy enough for the disco, but conservative enough for the office.
6. Side Part Medium Length
Ever since Brad Pitt spiked and highlighted his locks for the film ‘Fight Club’ it has become a common style in men’s hairstyles. These days the highlights are a bit more extreme.
8. High Top Flat
Slightly ‘Eraserhead,’ but done straight, it takes some serious balls to pull off this look and own it. This is not a low maintenance cut, so expect to spend a half hour or more with a blow dryer.
9. Curly Mohawk
Commonly worn by younger men, this style is for the guy who wants to be remembered and wants to appear rebellious and none conforming.