As 2015 nears its end, let's take a look at some of the most popular men's hairstyles that featured this year. Trends have varied from the casual vibe of texturized hairstyles to the dramatic pompadour, sported by the peacocks among us.
Undercuts have been popular for men and women and are a great basis for creating more adventurous looks, as well as for those classic blowback hairstyles that never fade out of style.
This style suits any face shape but is particularly good for longer ones. It's ideal for hair that is wavy, low to medium in density, or starting to thin at the hairline. The key to styling thin hair is to take great care of your scalp and use high-quality thickening products.
To achieve this look, blast back the sides with your blow dryer and use your fingertips to tousle your top hair forward. Work in a nickel to a quarter-sized amount of styling cream or putty to set the look and finish with a matte hairspray.
Good news for guys who grew their hair this year: boho, rugged man bobs will be just as hot on trend for 2016. This style is particularly suited to a wavy or a curly mane, and the ends should be trimmed every 4-6 weeks to check split ends. Invest in a good conditioner specific to your hair type, and ask your stylist for layers. This look suits most face shapes.
Work a golf ball-sized amount of styling foam through your damp hair and leave it to dry. For a grungier, rocker vibe, scrunch in some deconstructing gum.
Ivy League Blowback
A standout among the classic men's hairstyles that made a big impact this year, we absolutely love the Ivy League Blowback! Sleek, macho and well groomed, it's a suitable hairstyle for all hair textures – and all face shapes. Slightly longer than the classic crew cut, the hair is tapered on the sides and back, then around the top of the head. About an inch at the front is left slightly longer than the rest of the hair on top.
Blow dry your top hair upwards, then work a tiny amount of good quality styling wax, pomade or a clean gel product through your mane, create a sharp side part (preferably at your temple) and use your fingers to sweep your hair to the sides. You can leave a small fringe over your forehead to sharpen the look.
This decadent hairstyle was originally named after Madame de Pompadour, King Louis XV's mistress, and was initially worn by females until Elvis Presley made it a quintessential element of his legendary cool. Undercut hairstyles with buzz-cut sides provide ideal starting points for modern tousled pompadours. In 2015, this edgy, sexy look crowned many celebrities such as David Beckham, Justin Bieber, and Sean Penn.
Pompadours make wider faces shapes appear narrower and lengthen a long face. They are ideal for hair that is medium to coarse textured, and medium to high in density. Talk to your stylist to determine how long your top hair should be, so that it leverages your mane's natural texture, is easy to manage and fits with your lifestyle. As a general rule, use a round brush as you blow dry the top sections upwards and back, slick back the sides with your fingers, then tousle your top hair with pomade to achieve a cool, modern finish. Use hairspray for extra hold.
Classic hairstyles with a side part are hugely versatile, require minimum styling and are a safe bet for men with short to medium-length hair. Easily groomed for a suave work look, and effortlessly dressed down for leisure time, they suit most face shapes other than round.
Part your damp hair with a comb then apply your styling product. Comb through, keeping the front slightly lifted and the sides flat back. Work in a tiny amount of styling gel to slick your hair in place for a polished, business-like look, or rock your locks up with some deconstruction gum or putty, applied by finger-sweeping your hair.