Funky and Trendy Hairstyles for Men This 2017

With 2017 under way, you might be looking for a new hairstyle to create a new you. 2016 saw many creative and innovative hairstyles from some of the best barbers and hairdressers in the world, but in today’s fast paced world, a year is enough to render previously sought after styles obsolete. Let’s take a look at some of the hairstyles for men that will be popular in 2017, whether your hair is thick, curly, fine or straight, long or short.

Short Hair

It may not be obvious, but a lot can be done with short hair in terms of style, especially by a barber or hairdresser with a good eye. The most popular look with short hair is the fade. This involves cutting the hair shorter and shorter down the back and sides until it is shaved clean around the nape of the neck. The hair on top is relatively longer, the length itself depending on your preference.

For example, you could have a close trim on the top, with the fade starting at the crown of your head, commonly known as the South Side Fade Haircut. You could start the fade further back for more of a crew cut look, and complement it with a disconnected beard. Or you could have a uniformly close trim all over, which would go well with a designer beard.

If you prefer some waviness in your hairstyle, you could leave the top a little longer in a quiff hairstyle, with the fade starting just below the crown of your head. The quiff could be spiky or straight. This hairstyle can be complemented very well with a hard side parting and a disconnected beard. A side parting also goes well with a comb over or a short pompadour if you have thick hair. You could also have a short spiky men’s hairstyle instead of a quiff with a low fade if you prefer a more rugged look. A low fade also goes well with a short messy textured crop hairstyle. A long fringe in the front could also complement a short messy textured crop.

If you have curly hair, then you don’t need to do much beyond the fade. Just cut it short enough to be distinctly curly, and you are good to go. Another possibility with a low fade is to have it taper towards the back of the neck in a v shape. This also goes particularly well with curly hair. A curly crop goes very well with a pencil thick beard or sideburns. A clean shape up is another good option for curly hair, especially for the thick curly hair that is common among people of African descent.

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If you prefer some waviness in your hairstyle, you could leave the top a little longer in a quiff hairstyle, with the fade starting just below the crown of your head. The quiff could be spiky or straight. This hairstyle can be complemented very well with a hard side parting and a disconnected beard. A side parting also goes well with a comb over or a short pompadour if you have thick hair. You could also have a short spiky men’s hairstyle instead of a quiff with a low fade if you prefer a more rugged look. A low fade also goes well with a short messy textured crop hairstyle. A long fringe in the front could also complement a short messy textured crop.
 
If you have curly hair, then you don’t need to do much beyond the fade. Just cut it short enough to be distinctly curly, and you are good to go. Another possibility with a low fade is to have it taper towards the back of the neck in a v shape. This also goes particularly well with curly hair. A curly crop goes very well with a pencil thick beard or sideburns. A clean shape up is another good option for curly hair, especially for the thick curly hair that is common among people of African descent.

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Long Hair

man with long hairIf you prefer to sport long hair, there are many styles that you can choose from. First off, there is the classic long hair and beard, which works very well with sharper facial features. Long hair can look good slicked back or tied back, or loose with a side parting or a center parting. A slick side parted cut with a long fringe is also a good look for men with long hair.
Then there is the pompadour. If you have long hair, then it is the perfect opportunity to sport the classic pompadour hairstyle, such as the one made popular by Elvis Presley and James Dean. Modern celebrities still wear this hairstyle from time to time, like James Franco.
If your hair is not very long, but falls down to your eyebrows, then feathered bangs are a good option. It gives that messy, rugged wild man vibe that is preferred by many women. Curly hair can also be grown out without getting in front of your face. It can be combed back or held back in the side parting and lodged behind the ears for a classic long, curly hairstyle. If your hair is curlier, more like that of an African, then a Jeri curl is still an option to consider as it has not yet gone completely out of style.
Long, wavy hair that grows past the shoulder line is still preferred by many rock stars and rock music fans alike. It is a style that doesn’t seem to go away for very long, as the glamour of the rock and roll lifestyle is a constant fascination for people all over the world. This style goes well with a leather jacket or a denim jacket and skinny jeans. It also works better with a clean-shaven face.

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hair falling over your faceLong straight hair is good for the wild man look, especially if you have black hair. Center parted and combed down over the sides of the face, this look gives an element of mystique to your look, which is guaranteed to turn heads. Tied back in a ponytail, it is also a good look, if you do not like hair falling over your face.

Medium length, layered hair is also a style that does not seem to age. With the right facial features, this hairstyle never fails, as demonstrated by A-list movie stars such as Tom Cruise. Long hair also looks good when it is messy – not messy like you just got out of bed, but that calculated messy look that gives people the impression that you are somewhat of a “bad boy”.

Messy medium length hair also goes well with a slightly long curly beard. However, you will have to make sure to groom and maintain this look on a regular basis, as it can become a nightmare very quickly. Long hair, slicked back to one side is also a classy hairstyle to sport, especially at a social event that is formal or black-tie.

Conclusion

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you like it when you look at it in the mirror. There is no point getting a haircut that you don’t like because it will show when you are out and about. If you are in doubt, discuss it with your friends and family for a better outcome.