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Men Wearing Spiky Hair

Spiky Men's Hairstyles
Actor Colin Egglesfield ("Melrose Place") wears tousled spiky hair with his conservative suit and tie. Why not?
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Spiky hair looks bold and sassy. Still, the hairstyle is also quite acceptable for elegant events. Our styling tips help getting the spiky style right and our featured stars may provide you with some styling inspiration

  • More and more male stars wear the appealing, sassy hairstyle with spiked hair. Small wonder that so many men embrace the new style! Spiked hair flatters men of different types like handsome actor Zac Efron, bright young model and actor Max Irons (son of Jeremy Irons), middle aged experienced men like actor Gabriel Macht, and stars like Jeremy Irvine who could double as the boy next door.

  • Spiky Men's Hairstyles

    Men look sporting, neat and appealing with spiky hair. Who could ask for more? This hairstyle is sure to have an endearing effect on the woman of your dreams. The look is uncomplicated. The only requirement is sufficient hair on top of your head.

    The side hair is always a little shorter than the top hair for the spiky look. On top, the hair should be no shorter than about 1 ¼ inches to allow for long enough spikes. The tops of the spikes may randomly point in any direction (see Colin Egglesfield's hairstyle above) or run together to a single peak (see Max Irons and his spiked hair in our gallery below).

    You may like to clean shave your facial hair if you want to make sure that your spiky hair does not look too wild for elegant events. Otherwise, designer stubbles may be the perfect match for spiky hairstyles. By the same token, there is no reason not to combine spiky hair and designer stubbles with a suit and tie.

  • Styling Tips for Spiky Men's Hairstyles

    Ask your hairstylist to cut your hair for a spiky style. You may also like to consult with a Schwarzkopf professional nearby for the right haircut. The rest depends on your creative styling, which requires gel and hair wax. Use hairspray for stronger and longer lasting hold.

  • Men's Spiky Hairstyles

    Men's Spiky Hairstyles: Gabriel Macht

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    Gabriel Macht with Spiky Hair

    In this photo, Gabriel Macht looks a little mischievous. You may know the actor from his role in the US TV series "Suits". The sassy hairstyle emphasises his boyish appearance

    Men's Spiky Hairstyles: Max Irons

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    Max Irons with Spiky Hair

    Max Irons (the youngest son of Jeremy Irons) used a lot of gel to create the long spikes in his tousled wavy hair. With his clean shaven face he looks adventurous and ready for romance

    Men's Spiky Hairstyles: Patrick J. Adams

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    Patrick J. Adams with Spiky Hair

    Patrick J. Adams ("Suits") demonstrates the short variation of the spiked look. Despite the spikes and designer stubbles, he appears to be ready for the board room

    Men's Spiky Hairstyles: Zac Efron

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    Zac Efron with Spiky Hair

    Zac Efron's side hair is cut unusually short while the top hair is long enough for spikes. The spikes over his forehead run toward the centre

    Men's Spiky Hairstyles: Jeremy Irvine

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    Jeremy Irvine with Spiky Hair

    Spiky hair gives mature men a younger appearance while young men look appropriately young. Despite the dark suit, the 22-year old British actor Jeremy Irvine ("Great Expectations", end of 2012) looks as young as he is