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4 Mens Hairstyles for Spring/Summer 2016
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
We’re now well into spring and on the way to summer, so why not revamp your style to suit the season?
It seems like women get the majority of the attention when it comes to summer style, particularly in the hair department, but Defacto are here to bring you some new ideas for your spring/summer barnet.
Male grooming is more important than ever and so it should be! So, take pride in your appearance and have a look at our 4 suggestions for your next hair appointment.
The days of the slicked quiff are over, now its all about texture and volume. You’ll want to have a good bit of length at the top, with the use of point cutting to create the texture and ensure you keep a bit more length at the fringe to create the actual quiff.
A no. 4 on the back and sides is recommended but if you’re looking for a more dramatic cut you will want to maybe go a little shorter.
To style it try putting hair putty or hair paste into towel dried hair. For extra volume and hold you can try your hand at salt spray, a great product for creating texture.
This is a messy style with a lot of texture and is ideal for those with short-mid length hair. This style suits most face shapes but the more defined and angular your bone structure is then the shorter you can go at the back and sides to highlight your features.
You can style it by applying a very small amount (around the size of a pea) to towel dried hair before blow-drying the remaining moisture. Try a matte paste to show off your natural texture. Use products that have a firm hold but don’t dry hard, you don’t want to loose flexibility and movement from the hair.
Longer hair on men has been a growing trend for a while now. Especially with the recent man bun trend. Long hair looks best with full facial hair or a bit of stubble and is most suited to men with masculine faces.
Keep in mind that long hair takes patience (around 8 to 12 months of no length cutting). Product wise its best to just let the hair fall in its natural state. The less product, the better. Just be sure to invest in a good quality conditioner.
A classy haircut that never really goes out of style. It’s versatile in the way that it suits both a working and a social life if you’re in a serious business setting. Hair on the side can be clippered to around an inch long, with at least four inches on the top to make sure the slicked style will stay in place.
To style it, run a comb through wet hair to set it in a natural parting. Then apply gel or pomade to set the style in place.
Do you think you’ll try something new or stick with your old favourite do?
If you do want to try something new, find a salon local to you with our listing website HERE.
The Stars Shine at the Met Gala 2016
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Yesterday marked 2016’s annual Met Gala.
The night of the year where celebrities and influential people gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and participate in the themed black tie event.
This years theme and exhibit was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an age of Technology”. This aims to explore the relationship between clothes created by hand as opposed to clothes created by mass production (the machine). Haute Couture Vs fast produced garments to meet high demand. The Exhibit charts the evolution of fashion from the creation of the sewing machine to the current mass production of clothes we see today.
Anna Wintour and Apple’s Jonathan Ive came together to be the events co-chairs and as expected metallics and slicked back hair were a strong feature of the night. However, more accessible brands like J Crew and H&M were also seen on the red carpet by stars like Hailee Steinfeld and Lena Dunham.
Here at Defacto we want to show you our six favourite looks of the night.
Starting with Beyonce and her latex Givenchy dress.
We didn’t think she could top her sheer detailed dress from last year but here we are. The nude latex dress, with puffy shoulders, was studded with pearls, which reportedly cost £8000 per pearl! She also sported sleek straight hair and smoky eyes.
Zendaya is a total chameleon on the red carpet. This time around she wore a slinky Michael Korrs dress.
She’s the only person we’ve known that can make a bowl cut look good. Her sleek do coupled with her gold metallic gown made her look like some kind of futuristic queen.
Blake Lively is known for her elegant gowns at the MET Gala but this years Burberry dress was something else.
The pink gown features red floral detailing and a long trailing cape. Her classy up-do, simple red lip and her low key make up truly made her look like a princess.
Lupita Nyong’o impressed everyone with her towering hair do but she impressed us with her style and her Calvin Klein dress.
This dress is from a collection which Emma Watson and Margo Robbie also wore dresses from. The shimmering sea foam green metallic elements of the dress make it so eye-catching. The shaping and the plunge neckline are truly a compliment to her figure and this dress and look as a whole were a standout of the night.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid made their red carpet debut as a couple. Therefore they are being judged as one.
Zayn wore a custom made Versace suit and opted for a metal gauntlet and arm piece instead of a tie. His fashion choice here really incorporated the theme of the night and went well with Gigi’s Tommy Hilfiger dress. Her strapless bodice was tied together with a semi sheer skirt. The fabric continues up to a choker around her neck and is cinched in at the waist with a metallic belt. Great couple outfit!
Lastly, Claire Danes showed up looking like a modern day Cinderella in a Zac Posen ball gown.
The full skirt and structured bodice is a timeless and simple design choice but somehow this gown is still so striking and impressive. The way the fabric folds and kicks out is so beautiful. That’s not all though. It turned out that us wondering how this may have incorporated the machine aspect of the night wasn’t necessary as her dress literally lit up!
So many striking and beautiful looks at the Met Gala this year, did you have a favourite?