No longer tied up in associations of grunge gods or surfer dudes, long hair has found a new place amoungst the fashionable male population. Long haired men have been spotted on runways, in campaigns, in editorials; their look deliberately bedraggled and accompanied by facial hair, or neatened up, slicked back atop a clean-shaven face. Either way, long hair has a versatility for men that goes beyond stereotypes.
One way of styling long hair for men is to give it texture that’s messy without being overly grunged-out. Much like the style created by Todd Arndt, Hair Director at Redken for Men, for the Pistols At Dawn spring 2013 campaign (pictured). Wear it with your coolest casual outfit or sharpest suit; as a 2013 hairstyle textured long hair for men offers us plenty of options.
After the break we’ll take you through steps on recreating this textured long hair for men.
From Pistols At Dawn, Kimono collection
Textured long hair for men: how to get it
An example of textured long hair for men on the runway at John Varvatos, SS13
Products to use
There are several steps above where you’d benefit from some good hair product to really achieve the textured look. To help get you started with which you use, we asked Annika Bowen at Annika’s for some suggestions.
You can use any Dry Shampoo for the first step (if your hair is a bit oily and you want to ensure you have a good matt textured). However, if your hair is dark / brunette and you don’t want a white powdery finish, Annika recommends trying Label.M’s dry shampoo for brunettes.
If you have fine hair, before doing any other styling you’ll want some volume at the roots. Annika suggests trying Root Boost by Tigi for a grittier texture (it’s a spray-in mousse) or Small Talk by Tigi for plenty of body and volume.
Styling products for texture
In the Pistols at Dawn campaign (pictured), Redken Dishevel Fibre Cream was used. Another suggestion by Annika is Tigi Bedhead for Men Matte Separation Wax, or Sebastian Craft Clay. Note that with the clay product you’ll need to warm it up in your hands first before you apply it.