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Last Updated on March 16, 2023 by Steal the Style
If you’re a barber, you probably know that every year brings new trends in the world of cosmetology, constantly evolving and changing. But that’s why you chose this career path; the industry is so fun! So even if you’re a newbie, you’re not surprised that there’s a list of new men’s hair trends that’ll impact the sector in the following months.
Now, you don’t have to put stock into all the trends that flint in and out of favor, but it’s essential to be aware of them when aiming to stay relevant in the industry. Why? Well, even if some trends start as temporary fads, the public loves and promotes them so much they blossom into new big phenomena, and if you don’t pay attention to the exact moment when this happens, you could miss an opportunity to keep up with the market’s movement.
But how can you stay on-trend when the industry is constantly changing? By researching. What does it mean? You don’t have to spend hours browsing the internet because we put together the most interesting men’s hair trends that will be everywhere in 2022.
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The beard is the most versatile form of personal expression for a man, and barbers are always looking for new ways to style and care for all types of mustaches, goatees, and beards. Beards work for all men at all times, the only question being, “What beard is the best for the client in front of you?” The beard can say a lot about the man wearing it, and your clients always stop by your local barbershop to receive some pointers. To provide them with the best pieces of advice, have a look at the hottest facial hairstyles trends for 2022.
A long beard doesn’t have to be synonymous with an unruly mane of hair. While some men prefer to rock a wild and untamed bush beard, most choose a more rugged and classy look. If your clients are courageous enough to venture into long beard territory, remind them to be patient because it takes a while to grow a majestic mane of facial hair.
For the newcomers to the beard world, the short version is the most accessible path. They can start with a stubble beard or grow it a little longer and make it look intentional instead of the product of sheer laziness. You can learn how to take a coach-surfing bum to a trimmed and well-kept beard that elevates your clients’ look during a barber course that provides information about different types of beard trimming and advanced cutting. Pick the course that caters to your level of barbering skills to enhance your skills and aptitudes.
Some of your clients aren’t ready to commit to a full beard, but they want their facial hair to scream power and youthful energy when entering a room. For them, the goatee is the perfect form of personal expression because they can grow it in a couple of weeks and easily care for it. If until now you thought the goatee wasn’t worth your attention, now you should no longer ignore it because many men will choose it in 2022, and you don’t want to disappoint your clients.
Hairstyle Trends in 2022
Even if the lockdown is long gone, its effects are still very much with us, especially when it comes to hairstyles. The following examples of hairstyles show that men now are no longer afraid to wear haircuts they once considered outré, subversive, or tricky (if they had to attend a job interview). The strange couple of years they lived encouraged them to find joy in expressing themselves with their haircuts. Here are some styles men can try in 2022.
Most hairstyles have one thing in common, they require a particular level of commitment, mostly because the client must wait for their hair to grow. However, those who want to make a statement with their hairstyle but have no patience to let their hair grow can dye it in a bright, bold shade. Color pops are the evidence of this wild moment men have with their hair right now. They had a long time when someone else told them what to do, and now they want to express their independence, and if it means dying their hair a crazy color, they’re up for it. From lime-green to pink and blue, men can try whatever bold shade they find appealing. Encourage your clients to choose the hue that best represents their personality.
Grow Out Hairstyle
Men with curly hair have started to grow their locks long in the pandemic and seem to keep them even towards the end of it. Many men looked in the mirror after the lockdown and concluded that their long curly hair looked great, and they wanted to keep it this way for a little longer. However, barbers also have a crucial role in making this hairstyle look good because they have to pay particular attention to the hairline and shape it to have a clean and tidy line. Recommend your clients to use their fingers or a curl sponge to give their locks some extra shape and texture. When men have their hair lined up along the neckline and style it with a strong outline, they show the others they’re looking after themselves.
The 70’s Center Parting
The 70’s trends are back, and the cosmetology world is not shy from adopting them. When it comes to hairstyles, the long luxuriant hair that stumbles down to the man’s shoulders has made a comeback. For the clients who want to maintain a shaggy look, add texture and layers to make it flow and move naturally. Work with their natural texture, no matter if it’s curled, wavy, or straight, and style it in a way that invites you to run your hands through it. Teach your clients how to sweep their front part to the back to give it a subtle and classy way. It’s the perfect way to wear longer hair.
Are you ready to try some of the above looks on your clients?