There’s no shame in being curious about what look might impress a certain lady of interest, and that’s why we reached out to stylist extraordinaire and Paul Mitchell babe squad member Sam Ploskonka. Here she details four men’s hairstyles that always catch her eye. Study up, gents!
Guys, you're in luck; I can't speak for every girl out there, but I know great style and can help you narrow down your next haircut options to one that’ll impress a lady of interest. Here are some of my absolute favorite looks for men.
MR. STEAL YOUR GIRL
We’ve all seen a variation of this cut in some form. The clean fade on the sides with longer texture on top. Whether you call it an undercut, disconnection or the "Mr. Steal Your Girl", this cut has been a hot one. The texture on top can be flipped back and forth to overlap a clean fade for a relaxed, subtly messy look. Note: I (and most chicks) prefer the length on top to have a lived-in look and not pulled into a bun. Please.
This style is great for many textures, including wavy. To style this look, run a bit of Matterial™ through the top on dry hair for texture and separation.
THE CLEAN CUT GENTLEMAN
My amazing client Andy Daly comes in for this look to star in his show Review. Not only does this cut fit the character, but it's a popular style for men in general. This looks is great because it works with his fine texture and gives his hair shape and lift on top. It’s a classic look that’ll never go out of style.
A blow dryer and the right product will be your wingmen when creating this look. Use a blow-dryer to dry the sides into place and create lift on top, then finish with Clean Cut® for a natural hold.
THE LONG, RELAXED LOOK
I absolutely adore this! This look is effortless, sexy and edgy. Is he a rocker? Surfer? Soccer player? We don't know, but chicks definitely want to find out! This look is perfect for guys with medium density. Show off that incredible color and texture, grow it out and watch girls swoon.
Most guys I know don’t like when their hair is clean, so I usually recommend a few products to help them achieve a next-day look. If you didn't have time to catch a wave that day, you can get that perfect beach texture with Awapuhi Wild Ginger® Texturizing Sea Spray®. A couple sprays on damp or dry hair provides killer texture! If poofiness is your issue, try a few pumps of MirrorSmooth® High Gloss Primer for a frizz-free air dry! Note: Real men aren’t afraid of styling products. No excuses, dudes.
THE MAN BUN DONE RIGHT
I see the man bun as a rite of passage. If you’ve paid your dues, grown your hair out and just need to get your hair out of your face, the man bun can work for you. Whether you’re attending a formal event or just want to put your hair back while skating, this is an acceptable styleâ•Œbut there’s a caveat. This look is reserved for the guys who put in the time and grew their mane out. No middle of the road, top knot, mini buns please. The true man bun is effortless and can drive a girl wild!
Happy MANuary, guys!
Taylor deDiego is Paul Mitchell's Web Content Writer and resident style hunter. She spends her days writing copy, keeping tabs on our social channels and testing new DIY hairstyles in our in-house salon.