Although most are fleeting, certain trends have conquered the odds and persisted. It seems the men’s hairstyles in 2019 might just pull this off. It’s not an overstatement to say it’s been a banner year for stylish guys. If you can pull off even one of these looks, you’ll be set to impress no matter where you go.
When attempting one of these fashionable trends, it’s important that you begin with a solid base. Start by getting a signature haircut. This most definitely doesn’t mean a $12 trim at a strip mall’s discount ‘barbershop.’ You’ll also need the right men’s styling aid – which can vary dependent on the hairstyle in question.
When you combine these things with proper hair care – and the ability to resist going into Great Clips for the receptionist’s number – the result will be a hairstyle you won’t want to leave behind.
The traditional quiff is a timeless hairstyle that guys have been sporting for some time. Numerous variations of this cut have emerged over the years, but the loose quiff is one of the most popular in 2019. It’s essentially a textured style of the original that provides you with more control over the length of your sides.
When you tell your barber you want a loose quiff, he may have to remove some weight by shortening the top. This depends on the current length of your hair. When you start out the day, you just need to brush back your hair while blow-drying. A low-hold styling aid, such as hair paste, will hold everything in place.
Classic Pompadour with Drop Fade
We can look back at Elvis and countless other ‘50s male celebrities to see how the pompadour became fashionable. It’s one of those classic and timeless hairstyles that simply never lose their appeal. Of the many versions of this style available to men, the classic pompadour with a drop fade is trending this year.
Your barber will know exactly what you’re looking for when you request this cut. The only thing you’ll need to worry about is which product you’ll use to hold it in place. A good pomade will provide the sleek finish reminiscent of the original pompadour, but you can also use hair paste for an updated matte finish.
To find the best men’s hairstyles of 2019, sometimes you need only look towards the past.
The Irregular Fringe
Many of the most popular men’s hairstyles will keep your locks out of your face. The fringe, however, does the exact opposite. And while the common version of this style looks great, lots of guys have opted for the irregular fringe cut this year. In doing so, they’ve taken the ‘I don’t care’ look to new levels.
The proper length of your sides with this style is debatable, but the defining factor is that the fringe is cut in an asymmetrical manner. Utilize hair paste or a pomade to achieve a messy look up top. If you’re not particularly worried about your dome staying hardened throughout the day, a good cream will also work great.
Definitely don’t use hair gel for this style. It could make your forehead prone to breakouts, and even the most attractive men’s hairstyles in 2019 won’t be able to cover that.
Tom Hardy, Channing Tatum, Jake Gyllenhaal and even the man sporting ‘America’s ass,’ Chris Evans, have sported the classic buzz cut in the past. Guys who get tired of styling their hair and opt for a minimalist look will likely follow suit. This cut makes people focus more on your jawline and how you’re dressed.
While it’s acceptable to just say ‘give me a buzz cut’ at the barber, being more specific can result in a cleaner finished product. A 2.0 to 3.0 grade on the top and 1.0 low grade along the sides and back is ideal.
You won’t get the satisfaction of blasting the best road trip songs while wind whips through your hair, but being able to walk out the door with minimal styling has its own advantages.
The mohawk is acceptable at Black Flag and Misfits concerts, but most guys don’t want their hair to grab strangers’ attention from half a mile away. Enter the faux hawk. It’s an acceptable version of the punk rock hairstyle that’s so acceptable you wouldn’t even know they were related.
If you have a longer face, you don’t need as much length on top. More length on the sides, however, is ideal. If your face is wider, you should do the exact opposite in both respects. If you’ve got an oval face, you’re in luck. You can pretty much rock any faux hawk style that floats your boat.
Utilize a strong-hold wax to make sure the top stays in place all day. You should also note that the faux hawk is one style that really doesn’t work with thinning hair. If you’ve got this problem, check out the Clinical Grooming Services offered at BSG so you can start rocking your favorite style immediately.
If you like the look of longer hair but must occasionally grace an office environment with your presence, the bro flow haircut might be calling out to you. The style is long all around, but it doesn’t typically extend past the shoulders. There are guys who rock longer bro flows, though, so it all comes down to personal preference.
The important thing to remember is that there’s no need for shears to touch your hair. The length is good! Take note that the style usually entails pushing your hair behind your ears. This along with a light product – such as pomade or hair cream – will provide an acceptable level of ruggedness while also maintaining a professional look.
Medium Brush Up
The brush up hairstyle requires shorter sides accomplished through a taper, fade or undercut. The top is longer and messily styled upward. The medium brush up is what quickly became one of the most popular men’s hairstyles in 2019, and it’s likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future.
This medium version provides a lush and full look, but you’ll need something strong to keep it in place all day. Hair clay, wax or putty are all good options. If clay or wax dry out your hair, switch to putty. If your hair is especially oily, though, wax is probably the way to go.
Keep in mind that utilizing these styling products can do damage over time. This means a proper care regimen is in order. You should check out the HCO1 Edition Shampoo. It provides essential nutrients for your hair and helps your style look fuller – an absolute necessity for the medium brush up.
Long Combover with a Soft Taper
The combover definitely isn’t just for guys with thinning hair, and it also doesn’t have to be the business-style haircut our grandfathers wore. The long combover proves this simple fact by modernizing the classic style. You’ll need a good amount of length on the top along with a precise parting line to pull this off.
To finish out the look, ask your barber to add a soft taper along the sides. This balances out the style and provides a modern debonair quality that the chicks will absolutely adore. This look gets even more appealing when you grow a manly beard to go along with it. Consider this more of a manly tool than an accessory.
Unfortunately, this men’s hairstyle of 2019 can call attention to even the lightest areas of thinning you might have. Consider scalp camouflage as a non-invasive option that will make your hair look fuller. Once you’re ready to rock it, utilize a good hair pomade. Hair putty can also accomplish the style while providing a matte finish.
The Man Bun
When Jared Leto thrust the man bun into popular culture back in 2014, most people simply thought it was a fad. Half a decade later, though, the trendy style has endured. There are numerous variations of this hair statement, but they typically come down to having a longer mane that’s pulled back and folded over into a bun.
You should definitely speak with your barber about which type of man bun is right for you. This can vary based on your facial structure, desired style and even your chosen career. A good hair cream or paste should be sufficient to taming rogue strands that could make your ‘do’ look disheveled.
If you’re worried about the societal implications of such a style, go ahead and put your anxiety to rest. It’s not just the guys who stay at cool hipster hotels that rock the man bun. The style has become widely accepted among all cliques of the world. And if we’re being completely honest, there’s nothing wrong with being a hipster nowadays anyway.
It’s surprising for many – including myself – but braids suddenly took off as one of the emerging men’s hairstyles in 2019. While some guys have certainly rocked the braided look over time, this year saw an explosion in popularity. At any given moment, there are over 100,000 Instagram posts featuring hashtags like #ManBraids and #MensBraids.
You have a ton of options when it comes to this cool style. Some guys just sport one or two while others get their entire domes braided reminiscent of cornrows. If you have an oblong, diamond, triangle or square-shaped face, full braid styles will likely work for you. Other guys should probably stick to just a couple.
Three to four inches of growth is required even for the smallest braids. The more length you get, the more pronounced the look will be. Consider using the leave-in HCO1 Edition Hair Serum while sporting this style. It will help keep your locks healthy when you need to go easy with the shampooing in order to maintain your braids.
Short Defined Curls with a Drop Fade
Many guys with curly hair complain that certain looks don’t exactly work for them. Rest assured, though, that you’ve got lots of options out there. Adding a drop fade to the sides, for instance, will make your curls stand out while providing the look of a fella that just came from a fresh cut at the barber shop.
This curly men’s hairstyle of 2019 accomplishes the cool factor by keeping curls short. You should utilize sea salt spray to add texture to your curls and make them more defined. Texturizing conditioners and styling aids can also be a huge help in this department.
Don’t let your curls fool you into thinking you’re hindered in the hairstyle department. The drop fade and short defined curls cut brings a refined look to styles that otherwise seem unmanageable.
Disconnected Top with Line Up
If you’re going for a striking and attention-grabbing men’s hairstyle in 2019, the disconnected top with a line up might be your best bet. Disconnected styles feature undercuts that have a stark contrast between longer hair up top and short-to-shaved sides. Your barber will likely use clippers to shave a straight hairline.
The most popular use of this hairstyle in 2019 includes a short cut up top. Nowhere near the shortness of the sides, obviously, but short enough that your new ‘do’ doesn’t require much maintenance. If you have a beard, you’ll need to discuss with your barber the best shape to complement this stunning style.
Long and Loose Curls/Waves
Pulling off long hair for guys can be difficult, but if you’ve got waves or curls, you can easily achieve one of the most popular men’s hairstyles of 2019. This look is very low maintenance, and it gives off a natural appearance. The best part is that you can go longer between barber visits!
This doesn’t mean, however, that you can do nothing and still look good. Use a styling product, such as BSG’s Hair Pomade or a light putty, to get a texturized look that adds body to your long locks. If your hair is already voluminous, you can get by with a hair cream that keeps your mane in check without making it look unnatural.
Get in on Men’s Hairstyles in 2019 While There’s Time!
The year is coming to an end, so it’s time to grow some balls and finish out strong. If you’ve never attempted such a trendy style in the past, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. Girls love a man who looks suave and current, and by choosing the right hairstyle, you can be the one guy she notices in the room.
Many of the men’s hairstyles in 2019 will carry on into subsequent years. Heck, some of them are already classics. Regardless of your unique hair situation – even if it’s thinning – visit Barber Surgeons Guild today and we can help you achieve the perfect look.