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Brushed back or forward, which men's hairstyle is best?

/ 04.28.2014
  • brushed back mens hair
  • brushed forwards mens hair AKA bangs
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Which style do you prefer?

For most men who have their hair cut short on the sides and back with more length on top, there are two major looks to choose from. You can either go for a style that keeps the longer hair brushed back over the head or one that allows the hair to fall down loose over the forehead.

The question is: which hairstyle do you prefer? Or, more importantly, which one would you rather try on your own hair?

Up, up, up and away

The thing about a brushed back hairstyle is that it allows you to build plenty of height, creating whatever shape/silhouette you want to in the process. This kind of look is perfect for anyone who wants to make their face appear slightly longer.

To style: Warm a little Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Hyper Fix Putty in your hands then work it through your hair, focusing on the top. Make sure you add more putty as needed to avoid overloading your hair. Smooth down the sides and back, then massage the roots on top to build volume. Use a comb to smooth everything back and, if you have time, blow-dry the sides and front then do any final shaping with your hands.

Let loose

Akin to having bangs, a brushed forward style can be styled to look relaxed or seriously pulled together, and it's also a great style for anyone who wants to make a longer face shape appear shorter. It's also useful for diminishing a wide forehead, too.

To style: After warming, run a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum back through your hair, again focusing on the lengthier top section. You really don't need much, just enough to hold small sections of hair where you want them. Lightly shape the hair at the front then smooth down the back and sides. For extra texture, twist and tousle small sections of hair.

Which look is your favorite? Let us know by voting above!

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