Men's hairstyle inspiration: slicked back vs messy bangs

/ 12.11.2014
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Which style gets your vote?

Haircuts with plenty of length on top offer several styling possibilities. There's a lot of room to move, and you can create many different textures. Two of our favorite ways to style this kind of cut are slicked back and brushed forward, but the question is, which one would you choose?

Slicked back

Controlled, slicked back hairstyles have been championed by everyone from Marlon Brando to Bruno Mars over the years, so if you're looking for a truly classic look, you've found it. Whether smooth, voluminous or both, this harstyle will always look pulled-together - even if you're just headed to a bar.

Styling tip
For height that lasts, apply Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Hyper Fix Putty, lift the hair with a comb, and set it with a blow-dryer. Dry from the roots up while keeping the hair elevated.

Messy bangs

This style has more of a disheveled, bedhead texture that can be used to balance a formal look, or to coordinate with relaxed, off-duty attire. It's messy, but doesn't overwhelm the face, and the bangs can be moved around to frame your features however you want.

Styling tip
Use a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum to get the disheveled texture just right. Tousle and scrunch the hair, then shape with your hands to finish. The gum stays flexible so there's no rush and you can restyle on the go.

What do you think? Which hairstyle gets your vote?

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