The best summer haircuts for men have the ability to look stylish, whilst keeping you cool in the heat. From buzz cuts to quiffs through to fades, the following looks from TONI&GUY’s International Artistic Director, Jamie Devenish, promise to keep your hair in check from mornings spent at the pool, to evenings at the bar.
Slicked-back hair is always popular in the summer regardless of length. Instead of slicking hair up and back like the original pompadour, the comb-over directs hair to the side. If you have shorter hair, this is a quick look to style and if your hair is longer, the use of the comb-over will keep hair away from your face – win win! A top tip in re-creating this look: Start with clean, towel-dried hair and comb through label.men Sculpting pomade before blow-drying to the side. The pomade will provide great hold and shine, plus your hair will win the battle against sun, sea and sand.
A classic blend of high fashion meets beach boy. Due to its natural ability of giving the look of thicker, more volumised hair, the textured crop is generally favoured by a more mature clientele. The style also works really well on almost all hair types, however it’s not the best for curls, as it will give the illusion of a rounder face shape. A top tip in re-creating this look: label.m Fashion Edition Powder to Wax will give volume and buildable texture, without going full ‘shaggy-surfer dude’. For optimum results, shake the powder into your palm and rub your hands together to create a creamy wax. Guide your fingers through the front to evenly distribute.
When the sun is shining, a quick solution to keeping your scalp cool is to shave the hair off! Instead of buzzing it all off this year, opt for a more versatile variation. The ‘Sherbet’ is a classic clipper cut with faded sides and is slightly longer on top. There are many variations of the buzz cut, so speak to your barber about the one that best suits your face shape. Either way, the maintenance of this style promises to be easy – crucial when you’re out and about enjoying the sun. A top tip in recreating this look: If your head shape is slightly bumpy, avoid getting a style that’s too close to the head. We would recommend going for a grade 3 or 4 – which is just short enough to stay cool, but long enough to shield the scalp. We also advise using label.men Scalp Tonic as fading can be quite abrasive on the head and will soothe whilst invigorating the scalp.
Article by Menswear Style