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What to Tell Your Barber: The Best Hairstyles for Men

To look sharp it’s important that you dress yourself from head to toe. It’s not always about just what you are wearing, it means paying attention to your grooming as well. Men’s hair styling today has become more trendy than ever. Now is the time to try something new and channel your inner James Dean, among other classic styles, or try a more innovative cut seen on runways by our favorite designers.  Here are the summer 2014 best hairstyles for men.

The Slick Side Part

bottega veneta slick side part

The Summer 2014 menswear show at Bottega Veneta showcased many trendy hairstyles. We loved the simple yet sharp look of the slick side part. Keeping the hair a little longer at the top then the sides, this look is easy to achieve with help from styling products.


Here is a different variation we saw at Brioni’s Spring/Summer show that has a little bit of a wave.

The Slick Back

givenchy slick back hairstyle

If you want to go for an even bolder style, try the complete slick back that was seen on models at Givenchy’s sping/summer collection.

The Natural Medium

natural medium cut hermes

Keep it easy this summer with this natural medium length style for men. This laid back look is easy to maintain and easy to achieve just by keeping the top a little longer than the sides. Use a little product to get volume towards the top.

The Modern

missoni modern quiff

This modernized James Dean inspired look is a more sophisticated style for men.

What You’ll Need

mousse    american-crew-pomade

There you have it, our top summer hairstyles for men. Whichever look you choose to try out this summer, consider your face shape, features, and hair type for the cut that will best suit you. Keep in mind that a lot of these styles require some sort of product to maintain their look. We like Sebastian Mousse Forte ($11) for the slick back trend we are seeing. Just apply mousse to wet hair, comb it through and let it dry naturally.

Of course if you want the added shine to your sleek cut, keep it classic and simple with some pomade.  Our favorite is American crew ($11.59).  With medium hold and high shine it gives your hair the right amount of structure while still allowing it to keep its natural waves.

No matter which of these styles you choose, know that you’re on point in 2014 and you can face the summer with confidence.  Want to know where to get these haircuts done right?  Check out the best men’s barbershops in NYC and never step foot in a Great Clips again.

Keep checking back for more great styles, tips and all the ways you can keep your Life, Tailored to you.

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