Hairstyle is as ancient as mankind itself, marking the passage of time and also the changes in human life. Who doesn’t recognize an Egyptian tomb painting styled hair when see ones on a movie or museum? Or who doesn’t think about Bob Marley when sees Rastafarian dreadlocks? Here we have a list of male hairstyles that are on the trend on the world right now, so give it a read and enjoy!
- Quiff Hairstyles: Instead of what many can think, quiff hairstyles has been big since the 1950’s, making its own presence notable everywhere it goes. Splicing together elements of the pompadour, flat top and sometimes even the Mohawk, unafraid to make its voluminous presence felt, the amped-up quiff suits a wide range of ages, face shapes and personal styles. It became truly iconic with the rise of rock n roll and rockabilly culture in USA and since then was exploited on various models and shapes. Also instead of many can think, it is NOT a variation of the pompadour, and contrariwise- while pompadours, quite literally, big up all the hair, quiff hairstyles predominantly focus on the forelock (the hair just above the forehead). When seeking the perfect quiff for you, you must take in consideration the most important fact to choose a haircut: face shape. In general, rounder faces tend to have little structure or prominent angles, so a square-shaped hairstyle with height such as a quiff or classic casual side part with some height will be flattering.
- Pompadours: Named after the mistress of King Louis XV, Madame Pompadour, these classic hairstyles works both for men and women, own its own versions. Although women’s version was very popular from 18th century to the post WW1 decade, it was the men that truly made it a pop culture icon, with legendary adepts such as the existentialist writer Franz Kafka, and the rock roll king himself, Elvis Presley. Since the 80’s, pompadours has been adapted for a different range of people, from Italian American suburbs, to psychobilly music fans along with Japanese counter culture weirdoes. As versatile as it is, it’s used for celebrities like Conan O’Brien, Jason Mars, Zac Efron and Justin Timberlake.
- Samurai topknots: Originally called chonmage from original Japanese, it was the traditional topknot used on Japan commonly associated with the Edo period, especially with samurais. On modern times, it was very associated with sumo wrestlers too. Today it has its own revised version, being used around the world, especially the western part, being associated with the hipster and urban counter culture. Unlike the traditional chonmage, the hair on top of the head is kept long, and the back and sides are shaven. To have the right look with this haircut, you must bring your attention to the number one fact: hair length. The number one key to achieving this look starts with having the proper length. That means you’ll need to let your hair grow out at least six to nine inches first. After this, you choose between full bum or semi bum style, according to your personal preferences.