Three words that often appear together. Men tend to be a footnote at best in books and articles about hairstyle Men. Unless you’re attending beauty school, you’re not likely to find a useful, detailed guide out there.
But now there is one. Written by men and for men, this is meant to give you all the information you need for beautiful hair every day. We’ve kept it short and straightforward so you can read, learn, and be done, armed with everything you need to maintain the capstone of your personal style is looking sharp.
Essential Element For Hairstyle Men
When a person looks at you, what do they see? Your clothes, your face — and your hair. The “appearance” of your hair breaks down into a couple of different components. You’ve got more control over some of them than others.
The part can be changed in seconds, the length in minutes, and the color in hours (changing the duration in seconds is also possible, but not recommended unless you’ve just enlisted and are off to see the highly experienced Army barbers).
Put together; these five elements make up the total “look” of your hair that an outside observer sees:
Color For Hairstyle Men
The color of your hair is one of the two most immediately visible elements (length is the other). Anyone who glances at you can make the color out.
How Are The Hair Colors Created?
Not all heads of hair achieve their color the same way. The same pale blond, for example, could be made by a) thick strands of hair with a naturally light pigment b) much finer strands of hair with a darker or more reddish pigment c) usually darker hair sun-bleached to a lighter blond or, of course, d) artificial dyes All four of those are four different colors of actual hairs, but at a distance they all have the same pale yellow color.
So What Color Is Your Real Hair?
To find that out you’ll have to get up close and personal with a mirror and spend some time checking out the individual hairs. They may not even be uniform — most people are darker near the roots, and some people’s hair can vary dramatically from root to tip. You may also have a head of mixed hairs, particularly in the case of men who are starting to gray. That means that most people’s hair is a blending effect.
That’s useful for discerning dressers to know, since very starkly contrasted clothes look better with single shade hair colors, while a more blended outfit that transitions smoothly from one color to the next goes better with hair made from mixed colors.
Which Color Is Best?
The one that goes best with your complexion. It sounds like a cop-out answer, but it’s true. Your hair should complement your skin and eyes. A lot of the time this happens naturally.
Guys are fortunately more resistant than girls, in general, to the temptation to dye their hair blond no matter what they look like, but you still see some horror shows out there from time to time.
Contrast issues. If the rest of your complexion (eyes, skin, body hair, etc.) is high contrast, like a pale-skinned man with dark eyes and hairs — you don’t want to throw that off by dying the top of your head pale.
Should Men Ever Dye?
A few generations ago the answer would have largely been “no.” Hair dye was seen as purely a cosmetic change for women.