Men’s hairstyles have come a long way from the uniform high-and-tight cuts of yesteryear. As men experiment with length and styles, their hairstyles and hair care routines become just as intricate as those of women. While you may have relied on a combo shampoo conditioner in college, your medicine cabinet is now filled with creams, gels, and pomades ready to help your craft a perfectly coiffed style. You have everything you need to take advantage of the latest hair trend for men: geometric-inspired textured hairstyles.
If you have short hair, it can sometimes feel as though you don’t have enough length to play around with trendy hairstyles, but all you need is a few centimeters of length to pull off these styles. Rodney Cutler, Redken brand ambassador, celebrity stylist, and owner of Cutler Salons in New York City, told us everything you need to know about this Instagram-worthy style including why the style has become so popular and how to recreate it at home.
Geometric Hairstyles: What They Are And How To Try ThemWhile many hair trends are inspired by high fashion and celebrities, Cutler says this particular style isn’t ripped from the runway. Instead, it’s being created by local barbers and customers who are looking to make a statement with an otherwise common hairstyle.
I haven’t seen it on the runway but I think what’s great about the street is you actually get a lot of street training that is born out of this authentic cool or just people doing their own little quirky thing...When you see guys wanting to sort of stand out from the crowd, I think these styles are sort of a fun way to do that...It’s more about if it’s cool and interesting and creates a statement, which it does.
While this style is great for anyone looking to make a statement with their hair, it doesn’t work on all hair types. Cutler says this style is best for men who have fine to medium thickness straight hair because it allows for the most definition in the designs.
“It’s really about using parts in a clever way to create designs.”
Ready to craft a geometric-inspired textured style for your next big event? Continue reading for everything you need to know.
How To Create A Geometric Hairstyle
The key to creating a geometric hairstyle is to make sure you have the right hair products and tools. Cutler recommends picking up Redken Brews Extreme Gel or Wax Pomade and a tail comb. Apply your chosen product to clean, damp hair and then use both ends of the tail comb to create a design of your choice.
“What you want to do is create your part—either diagonal or horizontal—and mainly focus on the roots with the product,” Cutler explains.
Once you have a design, use a blow dryer to dry your hair and lock your design in place. To make sure your style lasts all day, spritz your hair with a couple of sprays of the Redken Brews Hairspray.
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