Schwarzkopf Professional
Trendlooks 2016

Formal Hairstyles for Men

Formal Hairstyles for Men
American soccer player Robbie Rogers looks good on and off the soccer field. Here he wears a designer beard and his hair is styled in a quiff. The grey on black chequered suit and Bordeaux-red tie are quite formal
© Getty Images

Festive occasions and special events often require formal attire. Men are at an advantage because a dark suit or dinner jacket in the wardrobe will cover the basics. Suitable hairstyle choices are not quite as static or obvious because taste is in the eyes of the beholder. We show today’s well accepted hairstyles for modern gentlemen

  • Dressing up for an occasion is often a matter of respect for the host or the event. At all times, dressing up for men meant conforming to the standards of the day and careful grooming. Today, perfection is no longer an issue. Still, formal or festive attire and hairstyles should be tasteful, tidy, and appropriate. The hair should not be too wild, the beard should not be scraggly, and all shirt buttons must be closed. The male stars in our gallery show how to look like a gentleman.

  • Gallery: Hairstyles of Well-Groomed Gentlemen

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: Side Parting

    © Getty Images  

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: Side Parting

    Wearing a dinner jacket and a hairstyle with side parting is by no means considered a clash in style. On the contrary, this hairstyle fits Channing Tatum’s formal dinner jacket to a T. The following gentlemen look just as perfect

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: Wet Styling

    © Getty Images  

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: Wet Styling

    Leonardo DiCaprio wears a classic suit in a style, which will likely be around for 30 more years. He used gel to closely style his hair to the scalp.

     

    You may like to give wearing a designer beard a try. It breaks an excessively stiff appearance and creates a modern touch.

     

    Styling tip: Use hairspray to keep every hair in its place

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: The Undone Quiff

    © Getty Images  

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: The Undone Quiff

    James Righton, musician and member of the new rave band ‘Klaxons’, wears a pristine dinner jacket, shirt, and bow tie. All looks perfect except the hairstyle. This is what you should expect from an artist who is known for breaking a few conventions now and then. Besides, perfection can make a person appear unapproachable.

     

    You may like to change from a tie to a bow tie now and then.

     

    Styling tip: Use extra-gloss hairspray for seductive lustre

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: The Perfectly Styled Quiff

    © Getty Images  

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: The Perfectly Styled Quiff

    Here, Robert Downey Jr wears a three-piece mauve suit with black tie; the vest sparkles. The thick shiny hair is combed back. The distinctive beard makes its own statement. Robert Downey Jr masters fashion statements and hair styling. The beard, eyeglasses, and vest hide a hint of plumpness.
     

    You may like to try a mauve suit, a stylish beard or tinted eyeglasses (maybe not all at once).


    Styling tip: Gel gives hair the fresh wet look and keeps it in shape

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: The Military Haircut

    © Getty Images  

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: The Military Haircut

    Dayo Okeniyi’s razor-cut hair is a few millimetres longer on top than on the sides. In 2015, this military haircut meets all criteria for a stylish look. The style is perfect for athletes.

     

    You may like to try wearing a chequered shirt with your suit and give the mauve-grey combination your consideration.

     

    Styling tip: Give the hairstyle a fresh trim right before attending a festive or formal event

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: Casual Waves

    © Getty Images  

    Formal Hairstyles for Men: Casual Waves

    At an award ceremony, actor Ben Feldman appeared wearing a dark blue suit with shirt, tie, and V-neck sweater instead of a dinner jacket or three-piece suit. He had casually combed his hair back in a loose but organised style. This style is also ideal for the office.

     

    You may like to try wearing a V-neck sweater instead of a vest.

     

    Styling tip: Hair wax provides lustre and keeps the hair flexible

  • Stylish Men Are Men with Courage

    Business meetings, a dinner date, a wedding celebration or vernissage are all occasions, which call for formal attire and a well-organised appearance. This is mostly associated with the expectation of formal outfits in black or midnight blue. Wearing a dinner jacket is required if the invitation announces a ‘black tie’ event.

    However, being stylish also involves including modern accents in your wardrobe and hairstyle as is appropriate for the occasion. Such choices are a colourful tie, a trimmed designer beard or a casually styled quiff. Today’s man has the courage to break a few conventions now and then. With a wink and a smile he does not hesitate to bring some colour to old traditions.