According to Luis Alvarez, Aquage co-founder, the bold approach to men’s fashion demands new groomers that focus on ultra-vivid, unexpected texture. “While many seem ever-fascinated with the fade, there are so many ways to take men’s grooming beyond the hair cut through transforming texture with salon products,” Alvarez says.
“With men, it’s that little bit of off that’s so on right now,” Alvarez says. “They can now dress their hair without having to use a pomade or traditional men’s product. Guys don’t layer like women do—they stick to one product.” It’s all about product selection, he says, that makes the difference.”
Hair and photography: Luis Alvarez
Make-up: Wanda Alvarez
Fashion styling: Patric Chauvez
You probably know Alexander Skarsgård as the chivalrous, villainous, vampire on HBO’s True Blood — the one with the hair style your lady loves. Or, as Elle Medico, a men’s stylist at Paul Labrecque Salon puts it, “His hair is conservative, but a little a different. It has more style.”
She adds that any guy can achieve this look, and that it works especially well if you’ve got a receding hairline. “Longer up front and shorter everywhere else gives the illusion of a fuller head of hair.” If you’ve got wavy hair, it’ll turn out more like Patrick Dempsey, and if you’ve got curly hair, it won’t really turn out well. Sorry. This one also looks best if you’ve got a square jaw, but will work with just about any face shape.
Start by asking your stylist to give you rounded sides and layers. The bangs should be kept longer than the back, so they almost fall into your eyes without product. In stylist-speak, that’s called “anti-head” layers. Rub a light gel, like American Crew Firm Hold ($20), through wet hair and then shape it according to your natural part. Use bare hands for a messier look, or a comb for something slick. Then just a little American Crew Grooming Spray ($16) to help it all stay in place, then off you go into the night.
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