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The 5 Must-Have Men’s Hair Trends of 2017

A new year means new trends, and if you haven’t switched up your style for a while then January is the perfect time to do it. But what should our guy guests be asking for when they sit down in the chair? Here’s our guide to the hottest hair cuts, styles and colours for men in 2017. 

Men 2017 Vadahair

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Going Grey Gracefully

For years, men as well as women have worried about their greying locks. Well, the days of hiding those greys are over, as 2017 sees grey emerge as the must-have colour for men. Starting to go grey naturally? Follow in the footsteps of Ben Affleck and Ryan Reynolds and embrace those silver fox vibes. If it doesn’t come naturally, you can still get this shade courtesy of your stylist. Opt for a darker shade at the roots and lighter tips for an on-trend gradient effect.

2017 mens grey

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The Updated Undercut

This year, we leave behind the super-groomed slicked-back hair of 2016. Instead, hair should have plenty of texture and movement on the top. To really showcase this, shaved back and sides are coming back as an update on the classic undercut. To keep this style controlled but natural-looking, pomades are set to be your new favourite styling products – this one from American Crew is a classic, or you can get the look for less with the Designline Pomade Pliable Styler.

Mens 2017 Zayn

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The enviable shine of these products also helps you tick the trend for slightly wet-look hair that was all over the AW17 men’s runways. If you’re looking for some #hairinspo for this look, then Zayn is your man.

Spikes

You probably loved this trend 15 years ago, but forget about the days of using wet-look gel to make your hair stand on end. In 2017, the spikes are matte and less controlled, giving a windswept, beachy look. This style is perfect for guys with longer hair – grab the hairdryer and some mattefying products to give it some real staying power. We love the Designline Ultimate Matt Pliable Clay for flexible hold and definition.

2017 mens spikes

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‘Guylights’

Men’s colour services have been gradually growing in popularity over recent years, and the other must-have hue for men is blonde. We’re not talking the bleach blonde that Beckham rocked, though – instead, think golden, honey higlights that add radiance to natural hair. And like all blondes, you’ll want to keep your colour looking fresh – pick up a Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo to do the job.

Retro Mid-Lengths  

This retro look is a bit ’60s, a bit ’70s and a whole lot of ’90s Brit Pop, so it’s perfect for you guys that like a throwback. For this 2017 trend, hair’s left to grow to a mid-length style just below the ears, and kept relatively un-styled so you get all of those natural flicks and curls. To bring the look bang up to date, add in a shorter fringe.

2017 mens

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By: Claire Cavanagh

On: January 19, 2017

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