As we head into spring, now is a great time to look back at the fashion trends, models and celebrity winter "buzz" of Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Week and award season. However, conversations along the runways and red carpets tended to focus more on the women, leaving men's trends somewhat overshadowed. Here at The Drawing Room New York, we want to shift the focus back to men and give the guys in our lives the proper attention they deserve.
Hair has always been an important aspect of a man's image. Styles have ranged from clean and short in the 20s to longer and less structured "hippie hair" in the 50s and 60s. With males being more appearance-conscious today, the beauty industry has started to shift focus to the male consumers. Now, more than ever, there are numerous products targeted towards men, in comparison to a time when the choices for men consisted of grease, gel and hairsprays. This spur of new products provides men with more options and possibilities to express themselves through their hair.
The current trends in men's hairstyles represent many throwbacks to the classic hairstyles of the past. The "in" Bieber haircut is merely a modern cut of the Beatles from the 60s, except that it has less weight and more texture. The dapper style from Mad Men has become extremely popular and is a tribute to the classic man of earlier decades. We are also seeing funkier haircuts that play a lot with disconnections, where one side is shaved extremely short, while leaving longer pieces to overhang. These trends signify to us the repetitive nature of trends and give us glimpses of future ones.
The idea of disconnection within men's hairstyles will be a big theme for years to come. It provides a lot of versatility by pushing the longer length to either side to display what's underneath. Along with disconnection, etchings previously done in barbershops will come back into style.These two combinations are already being seen in some punk sub-cultures. The team at The Drawing Room wouldn't be surprised if even hair accessories get integrated into men's hair styles in the future.
At the Drawing Room New York, we are always up-to-date on current trends. If you're looking to stay up-to-date, here is our quick guide to age-appropriate and professional looks for men. For the younger teenager, experimentations with longer length and textures will give a more mature and fun look. Experimenting with disconnections and different textures will give you that extra edge. If you require a more professional look for the office, go cleaner around the hairline while getting your hair texturized. The textures will give you a more relaxed look by simply adding a product like a molding paste. A great look for fine hair, gentlemen, is always short. You could always keep things interesting with different products, and of course, color. Remember, hair, in most cases, grows back, so don't be afraid to try something new and start a trend.