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Why should women get all the beauty tips? These Howcast videos help men look their best, with advice on dealing with baldness; using aftershave; grooming a beard, mustache, and sideburns; getting a great haircut; choosing the best hair products; and much more.
You Will Need
- Good stylist
- Pomade, wax, or balm
Find a good stylist
Find a skilled stylist who knows how to work with your hair type. Your stylist should be able to recommend an appropriate cut for your facial structure and hair type, as well as suitable styling products. Be sure to ask how to replicate the style at home.
Use the right shampoo and conditioner
Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Curly or frizzy hair requires extra conditioning, while straight, normal hair can stand lighter products.
Try messy layers
Ask your stylist for short, messy layers. This style works best on straight, thick hair with razored ends. Towel dry your hair after shampooing and then apply a dollop of styling wax. Finger comb your layers into shape.
Tousle your curls
Let your natural waves shine through. Ask your stylist for a cut with tapered sides and a little bit of length in the back. Pull your hair towards your forehead and tousle gently with pomade or balm. Sweep your bangs to the side.
Slick it back
Use a small amount of wax or pomade to slick your hair back for a tailored, business-friendly look. Don't go overboard on the grooming products or you'll end up with a greasy appearance. Aim for old-school Hollywood flair.
Wake up with bedhead
Apply hair products before you go to bed. When you wake up, you'll have perfectly tousled bedhead. Tame unruly strands with water and a dab of wax. Be sure to keep your hair dry if you opt for a morning shower.