Tommy Taylor (above), leading Men’s hairstylist at London’s HARE&BONE, who has been with been with the brand since its launch in December 2014 heads up Education as well as Men’s hair for the brand. He takes us though the top three men’s hair trends for Summer 2015. Having styled the hair for shoots with Shortlist Magazine, Tommy is the new face of Men’s hair, you know what I mean !
“This Spring men’s styles become much more refined (read simpler) and low maintenance. We’re seeing fewer undercuts and a return to classic barber techniques and shapes.”
The fifties Flat Top makes a comeback with clean military precision lines and hedonistic height through the top. Think Val Kilmer in Top Gun with a side of De la Soul fade. Shape should be square cut with subtle movement to avoid looking too Jarhead.
“Hair needs to be flexible to avoid looking too ‘done’. Once washed spray with KMS HAIRPLAY Dry Wax in to towel dried hair and blow dry hair. Then finish with two pumps of KMS HAIRPLAY Moulding Paste, rub palms together and apply through hair to create a lived it texture with flexible hold.
If you favour simple style the crop is this seasons go to look. A refined and work appropriate look, styling is minimal, quite literally get up and go. Keep a little length on top to soften the look. “This is the easiest look to style, simply wash and air dry then run a small amount of KMS HAIRPLAY Clay Crème through the top section to add texture and definition”
No Parting, pushed back, low key styling. With a nod to Johnny Cash hair is worn pushed back away from the face with a subtle height. Length is longer through the sides and top with natural movement. Use KMS Hair Play Clay Crème for a strong hold matte texture. A great style if you cycle to work.
“Hold is key when it comes to this look, keep your style in place with a foundation of product – perhaps combining two products for a unique effect, not too shiny but with great hold. I would recommend combining KMS HAIRPLAY Messing Creme with HAIRPLAY Moulding Paste for maximum hols and soft texture.”