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2016 Hairstyles for Men

2016 hairstyles for men
Bottega Veneta presents them all: platinum blonde, extra long, soft curls – the new trend for men’s hair
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One man, many possibilities. Men have all kinds of freedom for styling their hair in the coming year! Short or long, bold, modern or natural – the haircuts of tomorrow do it all, except for adhering to dusty old styling conventions. We reveal the trendy hairstyle versions for 2016

What makes a man? Music legend Herbert Grönemeyer asks himself that to this day. No wonder since guys are always reinventing themselves. Perhaps that is exactly where the answer lies. Men have a mind of their own – and want to choose their own hairstyle. The 2016 trends for men accommodate this desire: They can choose hair in various lengths, new colours and highlights along with attention-grabbing accessories. What they ultimately choose is of course up to them. After all, that is what makes a man.

Discover men’s hair trends in our gallery:

  • Gallery: 2016 hairstyles for men

    Head up

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    Head Up

    Short cut 2.0: Short haircuts continue asserting themselves next year, taking new looks to the styling pinnacle. The longer hair on the crown is slicked back or up with wax or gel for example, the ends and the hair in a frayed cut at the back are spiked. Extra (elastic) twist: A thin hair band creates a special effect and makes sure everything is perfectly in place!

    Beautiful star

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    Beautiful Star

    Let’s see the baby hair! The fine new growth is not combed under the rest of the hair, it is prominently presented in 2016. Hair gel defines the down and makes it darker, demonstratively “pasting” it onto the forehead. Those who want to emphasise this extravagant look even more shape the new fringe in slight waves or another pattern and tie the rest of the hair into a tight ponytail

    New highlight

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    New Highlight

    Since multi-talent and Oscar prize winner Jared Leto made the ombré look for him respectable, more and more men are adopting popular colour trends. For example, hip balayage effects are now gracing medium to long hair (seen with John Varvatos). Hues of various intensity are applied freehand to fine strands, creating a naturally beautiful style. This is especially trend with the blunt cut and light beach waves

    Barrette, please

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    Barrette, please

    How exciting: Barrettes have finally reached men’s heads as well! The handy styling accessory tames longer sections of hair when needed, establishing a stylish perspective – after all, who always wants to reach for the scissors right away? True gentlemen count on understatement here, sticking to reserved models – they leave colourful models and a blaze of glory to the ladies

    Chaos style

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    Chaos Style

    The longer, the better: The crown plays the leading role with short cuts in the coming year. Since the longer section can be styled in a wide variety of ways, it makes short haircuts more multifaceted than ever imagined. From respectable (styled back sleek) to superbly chaotic (with textured volume), the shorty is a good foundation for all types of men

    Go for Gringe

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    Go for Gringe

    The benefits of short or long can be debated at length – fortunately men can have both. If you are a friend of the golden mean, this trendy haircut is perfect for you: A casual surfer style with grown out fringe, also called the gringe. Since the hair is neither long nor really short, it offers sufficient styling leeway without a lot of effort

    Brilliant performance

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    Brilliant Performance

    Wet looks promise sleek styling success next year: With a little bit of gel, the hair is quickly combed back and the ends do not need to be accurately in place. Quite to the contrary: When the ends of the hair stick out a bit to the sides, this lends the linear look a charming youngster touch

  • Hair Colour Trend 2016: Ice Blonde

  • 2016 hairstyles for men
    Daddy cool: Cool blonde is among the new hair-lights for men
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    Classic black and brown have long dominated trendy men’s heads. But a new hair colour calls the shots in 2016: Ice blonde. The palette of the frosty blonde hues includes platinum, which now brightens short to mid-length men’s hair. This distinctive look is a marvellously refreshing change from dark hues, appearing very young and modern. Next year, show that you have a bright head on your shoulders – guaranteed to leave nobody cold!