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Mistletoe and Men | Festive Looks for Male Clients

December 01, 2023

Tis the season where many clients are wanting to look and feel their best for the Christmas festivities ahead. This week, we caught up with award-winning men’s hairdresser, Jim Shaw, to find out what men’s Christmas party hairstyles will be trending this year…


Relaxed and Refined Pompadour:

My personal favourite Christmas hairstyle trend for 2023 – the relaxed and refined pompadour! I love how sophisticated and polished this shape looks, yet it still has an undone, effortless finish to it. I like to create this look using one of my favourite products, American Crew Fiber – distributing this through the hair before blow-drying it back off the face with a hairdryer and brush to create that voluminous pompadour shape. The key is creating enough hold whilst still maintaining that flexible feel. This is a particularly great Christmas hairstyle choice for male clients who have longer hair on top and slightly shorter sides.

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Sleek, High-Shine Hair:

Christmas is the time for sparkle and many clients are looking to achieve a sleek, shiny hair look in line with the season. Sleek hair styling works on all lengths, but is particularly effective on those with longer hair, especially when paired with a super blunt cut to exude the luxe look. When creating this look, I always start with a smooth blow-dry, before going in with my heated styling irons to give the hair a further sleek and smooth appearance. Products are also essential when creating this look. Before any heated styling, I always prep the hair with a heat protection spray like LABEL.M Fashion Edition Heat Protection Mist. After styling, I like to apply a serum or oil to banish any frizz and flyaways.

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Voluminous Statement Quiffs:

The festive season is certainly the time to be extra – the bigger and more voluminous, the better! With that in mind, this Christmas we will see the return of voluminous quiffs and hairstyles with mega height. A quiff pushes the hair forward and provides a more defined statement style, particularly when paired with shorter sides. With this look, I would always start by using a volumising powder; one of my favourites is American Crew Boost Powder Anti-Gravity Volume Powder. Next, I would use a hairdryer to help direct the hair into the desired shape and follow up by using a strong-hold pomade to mould the quiff into shape. I like to finish with a hairspray such as American Crew Finishing Spray to lock in the style all night.

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Deep Side-Partings Paired with Sleek Styles:

Deep side-partings for men have become incredibly stylish in recent years, and they’re a great way to change up any ordinary look. Previously, we have seen these styles worn to achieve volume, however this year, the look will also be worn sleeker and smoother for a more contemporary, polished take on the style. To create the side-parting, always use the tail of your comb to help achieve that straight, defined line. Finish by distributing a smoothing product like LABEL.M Anti-Frizz Smoothing Balm through the hair, before blow-drying it smooth to achieve that glass-like shine.

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