Most hairstyles for men are pushed up and over, but with the fringe comes the added element of style for men who want to up their hairstyle game.
Fringes can hide a large forehead, make longer faces shorter, and even hide a receding hairline. There are so many variations of the fringe for every man to choose from.
The most important element of a fringe haircut is having it tailored to you. It should work with your hair type and face shape, to create something that’s good for you and your hair.
A tip to remember, is that any haircut which has been cut to a fringe cut specification always needs to be styled using a matte product. As soon as you apply a non matte gel, pomade, or a heavy wax with shine you’ll develop unwanted spikes and could end up looking like something out of a horror movie. This week my product of the week has been the Hairbond Moulder Professional Hair Shaper by Hairbond United Kingdom. As a versatile matte wax, this product will work wonders for any fringe focused haircut.
So if you are looking to switch up your hairstyle, here are some of the most popular fringe haircuts for men:
1. Straight Textured Fringe Haircut
The perfect causal haircut is the straight textured fringe and it has become quite popular all over the world. For this haircut, you want to have the hair kept longer in the fringe, while shorter towards the crown. Get your barber to use techniques like slide cutting and to use the thinning scissors for lots of texture allowing movement to the hair.
Ask them for a heavy blend, so that the hair is blended in but texture seen clearly in the blend. It works great as it means that the contrast in length between the top and the sides can be seen. When paired with short back and sides, the haircut looks exceptional.
2. Textured Crop Blunt Fringe
The textured crop is now a modern day classic, with many men opting for a variation of this style. Work with your barber to find a point of reference for the fringe that works best for your hairline and face shape.
They will add plenty of movement and texture, with some height or volume. Wear the textured crop fringe flat, so that the movement of the hair does all the work. This style works well with low or mid skin fade.
3. The “Thomas Shelby” Haircut
The leader of the Peaky Blinders has made this fringe style his own. To wear it just the way Tommy Shelby does, rock a harsh back and sides disconnection with the top left heavy through the fringe.
Most guys won’t want to go as harsh with the back and sides though as that style is more DIY, so if it isn’t for you, you can easily pair with a low fade on the back and sides with plenty texture added through the top. The iconic haircut is one most barbers will be able to cut variations of.
4. Messy Wavy Fringe
The versatile messy wavy fringe can be worn anyway, up, down, or across. It is perfect for men who want a fringe style to wear daily, but still be able to push their hair back on some days.
The best hair for the haircut is curly or wavy hair or hair that already has plenty of natural texture.
Ask your barber to keep the top heavy, connect and disconnect the back and sides with a blended undercut. This makes the hair easy to wear clean or messy, depending on your mood. With this one, anything too harsh on the back and sides should be avoided, and try keeping some length, or go very low with any skin fades you may have.