The 5 Trendiest Men’s Hairstyles of 2022, According to a Celebrity Stylist
Perhaps the easiest way to rock a new look is with a haircut. It doesn’t have to be dramatic or extreme, but growing out your mop or chopping it off can significantly enhance your personal style in a way that you didn’t think possible.
For some lock inspiration and to predict the trendiest men’s hairstyles of 2022, we consulted Amy Komorowski, perhaps the most recognized celebrity men’s hair stylist in the business who works with A-list clients like Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and Andrew Garfield.
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Check out her expert picks, both familiar and new, below.
5 Popular Hairstyles for Men Right Now
If you held onto the long locks you grew out during quarantine, it may be in your best interest to style them into a messy, yet refined shag.
“The shag is a more stylized cut [than a mullet], but still soft and with an ease to it,” says Komorowski. “It’s also perfect for straight or wavy hair and all you need is a little surf or texturizing spray to style it.”
One of our favorite texturizing sprays on the market is IGK Beach Club Volume Texture Spray. Not only does it keep your hair in place without the shine and crunch of gels and sprays, but it also smells like you’ve literally stepped out of the ocean in Hawaii with tanning oil on your skin and exotic flowers nearby.
Natural curls and texture
It’s not just women who can get self-conscious about their curly hair or the upkeep it requires to maintain it. Komorowski encourages men to celebrate the curls and texture they were born with and own all aspects of their natural beauty.
“I love seeing guys embrace their curly hair and natural texture,” she shares with AskMen. “I think we’ll be seeing a trend of moving away from overly-styled and sharp barber styles to more effortless, natural hair.”
Celebrities like Jaden Smith, Charlie Puth, and Leslie Odom, Jr. are great examples of men who have ditched the blow dryer or even keratin treatments to knock this look out of the park.
A classic buzzcut will help you when you’re looking to start entirely from scratch. You should, however, ask yourself a few important questions before reaching for the clippers and bidding adieu to months (and sometimes years) worth of hair growth.
“We’re seeing the resurgence of the classic buzzcut,” reveals Komorowski. “It’s a great way to revamp your whole look and start fresh for the new year.”
Once the hair is gone, you’ll still want to rely on a barber or stylist to shape what’s left so that it frames your head and doesn’t go rogue (i.e. down the nape of your neck).
Bangs are bangin’, but not when cut straight across without layers to create the appearance of ‘90s-style bowl cut. Instead, opt for a choppy fringe where the overall cut is short, but there is textured length left in the front.
“This longer hair can be swept to the side or worn more like a Caesar cut,” recommends Komorowski. “Don’t think ‘bangs,’ but more of a textured fringe and style it with a matte paste or a bit of a shiny pomade. This cut was seen all over the Fashion Week runways for 2022.”
Loose and lived-in
If Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Styles, or Jared Leto are your hair inspirations, you’ll want to opt for a look that Komorowski calls “loose and lived-in.”
“It’s soft, flowing waves worn either short or on the longer side and not overly-styled or done,” she explains. “The effortless look is tidy enough so it doesn’t look like you just rolled out of bed.”
There’s something to be said about caring without caring that oozes an undeniable sex appeal.
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