Men’s Hairstyles Of 2022 And How To Make Them Happen
For ages, men’s hairstyles weren’t really a thing that was talked about. There were, of course, trends, but there was far less variety in what was popular, and many workplaces had strict rules about what sort of hair and facial hair was acceptable. Now, there’s more freedom than ever when it comes to men’s hairstyles, and this can leave some men a little confused and overwhelmed. There are so many options that it’s hard to decide what would be a good idea and what wouldn’t; men are finally being told that their face shape implies certain hairstyles will look good on them and others won’t. The following will explore the latest in men’s hairstyles as of 2022. It will also include a few tips on how to get these styles and maintain them.
Clean-Shaven Or Buzz Cut
Known for being one of the more intense hairstyles for men, the clean shave is one of the easiest looks to maintain, but it can also create quite an intimidating look, so if your work involves needing to be approached by people, perhaps this isn’t the right choice for you. The popularity of Midnight Mass and the character Riley Flynn in particular, has really brought this style to the forefront.
It is worth noting that this look is the ideal choice for men who are balding. If you go for a clean-shaven haircut, no one will be able to see the bald spot. If you don’t, everyone will see it, guaranteed. Men need to start helping their friends out more by letting each other know when it’s time to start shaving it all.
The disconnected undercut is the perfect look for men who can’t decide between long and short hair. It involves shaved sides with a longer length on top. Often, styling this look involves using a chemical-free hair gel and a comb to slick the top of the hair back, so it might take a little bit of time and experimentation to find the right gel and combing method. This hairstyle is perfect both with and without a beard and is probably the tidiest of the cuts that are in style in 2022, meaning if you have strict workplace norms about hair, this might be a good option for you.
Of all the styles on this list, this one probably needs the most maintenance barber-shop-wise as the moment the shaved sides grow out, it needs to be updated. (Clean shaven and buzzcut hairstyles also need regular updating, but because it grows out evenly, you have a bit more wiggle room). If you decide to go this route, be sure to figure out the cost of regular appointments. You can compare the prices you’re given to the latest Sport Clips prices to get an idea of what’s fair. You’ll also need to find a high-quality, chemical-free shampoo if you’re going to be putting gel in on a regular basis.
Short And Medium Afro
The trimmed afro has a lot of the charm and energy of a larger afro but requires a lot less maintenance. This look works well with a beard and without, so no matter how you want your facial hair, it can look really good. If you keep your eyes open, you’ll also see shorter afros bleached blond (sometimes with eyebrows and beard also bleached), which is absolutely gorgeous and strangely has a real wild, natural feeling to it. Expect bleached afros to take over the runway in the near future.
The Viking Beard And Bun
Yes, this style is still in fashion and might stay for a while. For quite some time, the men who looked fantastic with long wild hair and a beard weren’t given any options if they wanted to move up the corporate ladder. Now that’s no longer the case. If you decide to go this route, you’ll need to figure out how to care for it: how to brush it without driving your scalp nuts and how to tie it up in a bun for those days when you want your hair out of your face, and you’re in the clear. It’s worth noting that long hair tends to require a decent chemical-free conditioner if it’s going to maintain its shine and lustre.
It’s also worth noting that most people find their hair growth plateaus at a certain point. This is almost always linked to nutrition but can also be addressed with a rosemary oil scalp massage before you get into the shower. This stimulates the follicles and helps encourage hair that’s not only longer but thicker and healthier.
You’ll notice that many of the styles that are really popular in 2022 revolve around natural hair. Less sharp edges perfectly carved into the scalp and more cuts that focus on comfort and hair’s natural texture. Ask your barber if you’re unsure what this means for your hair type and face shape.