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7 Hair trends to take your look from zero to hero, as seen at Men's Fashion Week SS20

7 Hair trends to take your look from zero to hero, as seen at Men's Fashion Week SS20

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Text: Wei Yeen Loh


From lazy-day saviours to retro-inspired lengths, these hairstyles are what you need to give your mien a mid-year refresh

The Spring/Summer 2020 Men's Fashion Week is still underway as we speak but there was certainly no shortage of grooming inspiration on the runways over the past week. New York, London and Milan served us some radical hair looks ranging from retro-leaning to military-inspired. Ahead, put your quiff on hold and bring these along for your next appointment with your barber—these are the most eye-catching hairstyles to sport this season.

Short and cropped

The cropped textured look has been trending lately and it's not going anywhere this year. Perfect for those with thick hair that's coarse/wavy, this 'do is characterised by clean sides and texture on top—cut in a square-round shape. The idea is to muss it up for a casual sentiment that doesn't come off as overly-styled. Opt for layered ends or a straighter finish in the front, depending on your preference.

 

Vivid colours

Made for colour enthusiasts and risktakers, dip your toes (or roots and tips, in this case) if you're going for a hair transformation that's borderline radical. We saw aubergine at Martine Rose, and shocking green and aqua at Versace—the latter a tribute to the late Keith Flint of dance-electronic band Prodigy.

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Going a-buzz

Not keen on keeping up with monthly visits to your barber? Don't be afraid to do without your locks—the buzz cut is back with a bang and we definitely aren't complaining. This low-maintenance look works the best with well-proportioned heads and a lump/bump-free scalp, of course. Keep up with your scalp care and try not to achieve this look on your own—your stylist might know better when it comes to preening the edges.

 

Slicked in the front, party at the back

This is a handy styling strick for our fellow males with longer ends. On days when you'd like to polish up your visage, sweep hair on the top to the back and tuck it behind your ears with the help of pomade (go for a side part or slicked back, according to preference). Curly-haired comrades can opt for strong-hold clay if pomade can't quite cut it. Keep the ends free and messy by brushing it back and blow-drying it simultaneously.

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The modern mullet

One of the most-spotted hairstyles on the runway this SS20 is the mullet. The retro-inclined hairdo makes its comeback in choppier variations, mostly incorporating a shorter front (even cropped and shaggy bangs, if you're feeling it) and layered ends. The most important thing to look out for when sporting a mullet is to ensure you don't grow out a rat-tail in the back. Keeping the overall proportions balanced really helps to prevent your mullet from looking unkempt.

 

Down to the middle

For those who prefer Keanu Reeves-length tresses but don't want to spend too much time on it on a daily basis, here's an easy way to deal with it: part hair down to the middle and leave it be—but not before conditioning it in the shower and brushing it out. Face it—lengthier locks deserve all the maintenance it needs. Plus, we should be aiming for Chalamet-chic instead of hobo-hipster.

 

Band it backward

The headband has finally gotten rid of its gym-only label, and if the past week's runways are anything to go by, let's just say that this could very well be your new alternative to caps on lazy days. In case your hair is growing out and is currently in an awkward length (that you can't pull it back to a man bun/ponytail/top knot), slip on a headband to keep it in place (and out of your face).

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