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Urban Gentleman Basics: A Man’s Grooming Routine

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I visited a friend’s house a few weeks ago, and the image I saw while there, well, it’s still scarring my brain tissues.

So imagine this… I pull up to a nice semi-exclusive neighborhood, get out the car, glance over at my friend’s black on black Porsche Cayenne as I walked up the driveway (I’ve always loved that car). I get to the door and am met with happy salutations by this friend, and of course he looks nice as always. Fresh shape-up, sea-sick waves, he has on part of his ensemble… well, just the shirt… I believe it was some sort of unique Burberry or Ralph Lauren jean button-up with a club collar. He says to me, “I have to get finished getting dressed”, and just as he turns to go upstairs I glanced down at his feet, and was Highly disturbed at what I saw. Long chipped toenails and ashy semi-crusty feet. I thought to myself, it should be a crime to look good on the surface of things, but then have major grooming flaws underneath it all.

He later came downstairs smelling of YSL, looking dapper from head to toe… he had completed his ensemble with slim fit jeans, desert boots, a custom jacket, and vintage eyewear… but I still couldn’t erase the image of before.

Being stylish, fashionable, wearing well-tailored clothing and all things alike are indeed muy importante, but it almost means nothing when the underneath isn’t matching. Just like women have their beauty routine men must have their grooming routine. And no I’m not saying you should have five or six different specialty cremes and spend as much time grooming yourself as a woman, but you should have a few key basics things that you do on a daily or weekly basis that will keep you a well groomed urban gentleman.

When I first thought of creating the outline for the urban gentleman’s grooming routine I couldn’t help but get constant flashes of Christian Bale in American Psycho. I haven’t seen that movie in years and I only saw it once, but for some reason it stands out as one of the most specific and detailed grooming routines I’ve seen in a film. Though admirable, such a detailed routine may turn some men into narcissists– and no one likes a narcissist. So this routine will be well-balanced, not over the top or bare minimum.

Let’s get started….

The Grooming Basics will always be the same: hair, nails, skin, teeth. Every gentleman must deal with these four key areas.

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HAIR

The hair routine for each man will greatly differ, depending on the hair texture and chosen hair style.

Men with STRAIGHT HAIR, WAVY HAIR, or a LOOSER CURL PATTERN (European-American/Caucasian, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Mixed-Race):

- Should wash their hair on a daily basis or every other day if the hair stays clean and there isn’t a large amount of oil build-up.

- It’s been a long-standing tradition for men with this hair texture to get their hair cut once a month, but it all boils down to the rate at which your hair grows back, the chosen hair style, and the budget you set aside for hair care. I find that many men with straight hair need a cut after about 3 weeks. *It’s very important that your barber knows how to cut your hair so it grows out evenly and looks great for the entire month between cuts.

Shampoos & conditioners:
Axe 2 in 1 Shampoo and conditioners, Patene Pro-V, MenScience Daily Shampoo, Billy Jealousy Fuzzy Logic Hair Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner, American Crew shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. Redken for men, Baxter of California, there’s so many to choose from.

Men with CURLY HAIR/TIGHT CURL PATTERN (Men of Color/Black Men, Mixed-Race, Hispanic/Latino):

- Should generally wash their hair every couple of days or once a week. It is important for men of color to maintain the moisture in their hair so shampooing/conditioning once a week, then washing the hair with a conditioner twice a week is a good routine to acquire. For example: Shampoo/condition your hair Thursday morning while in the shower then get a haircut or shape-up later that evening. Wash your hair with a conditioner Sunday and once again on Tuesday. (If you’re maintaining a certain hairstyle, like if you’re trying to process your waves for the first time then you may want to wait a week and half between washes until your waves process).

- Hair should be lightly moisturized on a daily basis to keep hair from becoming dry and breaking off.

- Again, the frequency at which you cut your hair depends on the hairstyle, rate at which your hair grows back, and budget. I generally recommend a hair cut every two weeks and a shape-up the week between getting your hair cut. So basically, if it’s in your budget, you should be visiting the barber every week: hair cut, shape-up, hair cut, shape-up. Most guys I know have a specific day they go on each week (the more routine your visits are the better).

Shampoos & conditioners:
Patene Pro-V for Natural Hair shampoo and conditioners (in the bronze bottle), ORS (Organic Root Stimulator) Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner, Creme of Nature shampoos and conditioners.

Hair moisturizers/conditioners/oils:
Xotics Sweet Jamila, Nairobi Essentials Botanical oils (purchase at a high-end black/of color american salon, online, or in some beauty supply stores), Softee Extra Virgin Olive Oil Hair & Scalp Conditioner, and ORS (Organic Root Stimulator) has a great line of carrot and olive oil hair moisturizers, and of course Bronner Brothers (BB) makes great products for extra curly hair (purchase the last three at most major stores or at a local beauty supply store). Basically look for natural hair conditioners and lotions that have natural ingredients.

Also, consider a sheen spray, especially if you have braids, dreads, or a thick head of hair. Mizani, Bronner Bros, Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil, and Palmer’s Olive Oil hair spray are great choices. Lightly spray your hair each morning.

For more tips on hair styles for different hair types go here.

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NAILS

There really isn’t too much to say here, but to just get in the routine of cutting your nails every week. It literally takes no more than 5 minutes to cut both your finger nails and toenails, so this can be easily fit into a Sunday morning, Monday evening, or even a Friday night before hitting the town.

I’ve been meeting a plethora of guys who have cut nails, but maintain the preferred nail length by biting them off instead of cutting them off. This is a habit that many men and women share alike, it’s more common than I realized and is quite unpleasant. The best way to stifle this habit is to simply keep your nails cut so that there isn’t any nail to bite.

If you have the budget, getting a professional manicure and pedicure may be an option. If you do have the budget this should be bi-monthly, weekly if you’re a nail biter.

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SKIN

Skin is such a broad topic to cover. There’s the face and the body and both areas need to be washed and moisturized. This means every man should have a cleanser and moisturizer for the face and soap/cleanser/wash and moisturizer for the body. The type of product you use depends on your skin type, and each person’s skin type varies of course.

A basic routine for normal skin could be: Noxzema or Cetaphil as the facial cleanser and moisturizer, Dove Men + Care or AXE bodywash, and Nivea for Men lotion or Palmer’s cocoa butter as body moisturizers.

Another routine for normal skin might be: L’Oreal for Mens Expert Power Clean face wash, Jack Black Double Duty facial moisturizer, Billy Jealousy Ocean Front body wash, and Kiehl’s Deluxe Hand & Body lotion.

(MenScience Daily face wash and Kiehl’s Facial Fuel moisture treatment are also popular choices.)

Raw african black soap is also a popular natural product to use on your skin (thanks YH for the info), especially those with extremely dry skin, eczema, or come in contact with harsh chemicals on a daily basis.

Choosing the correct product can be difficult because there’s not a shortage on choices. You can start with recommendations from friends or our website then pay close attention to how your skin feels and reacts immediately after using the product(s) and 7-10 after using the product(s). This is usually enough time to see whether a product is making your skin better, smoother, clearer, etc.

Body scrubs, exfoliating gels, facial masks, etc go beyond the basics, but there are many of those type products for those that are interested in a more detailed routine. You can usually find products that are a combination of many types of products ie. a moisturizing and exfoliating body wash. As a man the less product you have the better, so a combination grooming product is usually the best way to go.

It is recommended that you exfoliate your skin up to twice a week (so atleast once). A few scrubs many men love: LAB Invigorating Face Scrub, MenScience Face Scrub, Anthony Logistics Facial Scrub, Anthony Logistics Sea Salt Body Scrub.

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TEETH

There’s no big guidelines to keeping your grill fresh. Brush twice a day or after every meal, floss atleast once a day, and use mouthwash (listerine) everyday. If your teeth are dull, stained, or just out right yellow use a whitening kit. Check out one of our previous ‘whitening’ post.

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MANSCAPING

We’ve had plenty of articles on manscaping, and our main one breaks down each section: the Face (head, mustache, beard, nose hair) and Body (chest, armpits, groin, leg/arms, back, and rear) as well as options on whether to wax, trim, or shave.

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HANDS & FEET

We’ve technically covered hands and feet since they would be included in nails and body, but it doesn’t hurt to go a little more into detail.

Let me first get the point across that men shouldn’t have extra extra extra soft hands, your hands shouldn’t feel like a woman’s hand, but it should be smooth and well-moisturized.

Firstly, be sure to moisturize from top to bottom when you lotion-up each day, that means from your chest to the soles of your feet.

Hands:
If you have calluses on your hands, depending on the severity, a simple hand creme may work: Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer, Nivea Hand Smooth Indulgence Hand Cream, Kiehl’s Body Care Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.

If your hand calluses are very hard and tough use a callus shaver or pumice stone. Just be sure to be careful when using a callus shaver on your hand– focus on removing the hard callus not the softer skin around it.

Feet:
If you have calluses on your feet use Ped Egg. (There’s also a Ped Egg for Men, which is a little bigger and more masculine looking).

Heal Tastic Intensive Heel Therapy will quickly smooth out rough cracked feet.

One of the quickest ways to soften/smooth out/heal dry cracked feet is to simply moisturize your feet each night before going to bed. Generously apply vaseline/petroleum jelly, cocoa butter, or natural shea butter (raw, pure, or organic) to both feet then promptly put on socks. When you take the socks off in the morning you’ll notice how much better your feet look. This is a very “old-school” method, but it really does work.

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Beyond the hair, face, and body products there’s: deodorants, lip balms, and colognes. I think most guys have those down pact, and if you don’t then just click on the links for more help.

So now that we’ve dished it all out, lets organize our thoughts. We know what is needed and included in The Grooming Routine, but what will the actual routine be. There’s millions of urban gentlemen out there, different schedules and lifestyles so it would indeed be hard to customize the routine for each and every person. We will however provide a rough draft that will aid and guide you as you customize your own.

An Urban Gentleman’s Grooming Routine:

Daily:
Brush teeth, floss, rinse with mouthwash
Wash & Moisturize Body
*Wash & Condition Hair
(if you have straight/wavy/loosely curly hair)
Wash & Moisturize Face
*Lightly moisturize hair
(men of color/black men)
Brush/Comb/Style Hair (including facial hair)
2-3 dabs of cologne

Nightly:
Moisturize feet
Brush any dirt from underneath nails

Thursday
(men of color/black men):
Shampoo/Condition Hair
Hair cut or shape-up

Sunday:
Cut nails
Manscape (trim excessive body hair if desired)
Exfoliate face and body

Notes: Men with straight/wavy/loose curly hair should wash hair daily or every other day. Hair cuts every 3-6 weeks.

The Grooming Routine is all about discipline and efficiency. Having a set routine saves you time, sharpens your organization skills, and most of all makes you more of an urban gentleman.

Lastly, grooming goes beyond the products but extends into having a healthy diet and exercise routine. Having an at minimum quickie calisthenics workout each morning and/or night will go a long way. To maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails eat foods or take vitamin supplements with Vitamin E. Most importantly drink lots and lots of water.

Feel free to share your grooming routine and favorite products below.

AXE Twist & Rise

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Check out the latest in AXE’s grooming lineup:
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AXE Twist: The Fragrance That Changes

Developed by world-renowned fragrance experts – and a panel of guys and girls – AXE Twist is the brand’s first co-created product. AXE Twist starts with fresh hints of citrus and lime to make a memorable first impression, then adds more depth with earthy notes of cedar and sandalwood to keep guys smelling good – and to keep girls interested.

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AXE Rise: Conquer Morning Grogginess

Mating game opportunities can arise at any moment, but guys often miss important details in the morning because they’re tired. AXE Rise products helps guys conquer morning grogginess, allowing them to catch key details that are essential to having good game. AXE Rise Shower Gel has uplifting Himalayan minerals and Rise Deodorant Bodyspray features exhilarating citrus extract.

Urban Gent Review: 4/5. This is good stuff. The fresh, light, zestful fragrance of AXE Rise will certainly assist in reviving your senses in the morning.

Get AXE Rise here, AXE Twist here.

Mini Gallery of Bald Celebrities: Taye Diggs, Vin Diesel, and more.

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In conjunction with out super awesome HeadBlade giveaway, we want to post up a few photos of cool celebrities that have chosen to cut it all off.
Mini Gallery of Bald Celebrities:
LL Cool J
Vin Diesel
Tyrese and Terrell Owens
Chris Daughtry
Billy Zane
Neyo
Taye Diggs
Joey Lawrence
a little more Vin Diesel

But the HeadBlade giveaway isn’t just for those who prefer a bald head, it’s also for those who like to keep their face hairs freshly shaved…. be sure to enter!

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAYS: Patrick Dempsey II

Avon collaborated with Patrick Dempsey to debut the actor’s second fragrance, aptly named Patrick Dempsey 2. Designed to embrace strength, commitment and intimacy between two people, Patrick Dempsey 2 represents infinite possibilities. While Unscripted explored Dempsey’s belief in following one’s passions, Patrick Dempsey 2 is a sophisticated, sexy evolution of his first fragrance.

The Inspiration
The actor worked with Avon to develop a bolder, more intense scent and took inspiration from the strong connection he shares with his wife, Avon Global Creative Color Director Jillian Dempsey. To further reflect this inspiration, Jillian Dempsey appears with the actor in the Avon brochure and global advertising shots.
“There’s a very personal dimension to the fragrance,” says Dempsey. “This scent evokes the feeling of strength and intimacy you experience with the person you love.”
The Fragrance
Created by fragrance house Firmenich, the Oriental Spicy fragrance blends surprising, enticing spices with hints of wood and musk to convey the feeling of a powerful connection and reveal a more sensual side of Dempsey.
“In creating my second fragrance with Avon, I learned how to push the boundaries and be more expressive with the complexity of scent,” Dempsey explains. “Some of my favorite notes from Unscripted, fig and patchouli, appear again in this fragrance with a darker, more mysterious effect—it’s a completely different way to wear the notes.”
TOP NOTES: Saffron, Mandarin, Nutmeg
MID NOTES: Spiced Wood Accord, Green Fig, Cistus
BASE NOTES: Olibanum, Patchouli, Guaiacwood, Skin Musk Accord
Urban Gentleman Notes: PDII smells slightly citrisy at first, then vaporizes into a lightly warm christmasy musk. I imagine if people made holiday colognes– this is how it would smell. Patrick Dempsey II is perfect for men who prefer a lighter fragrance instead of the usual overpowering aroma some colognes tend to have. This is definitely a fragrance one should try for the winter– along with the PDII Dual Action Face Wash and Shave Gel.

*Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit us online at www.avon.com.
The Urban Gentleman Holiday Giveaway products will make as perfect gifts or stocking stuffers for family and friends– best of all they’re free!

As usual there are several ways to enter the giveaway:

*Leave your name and email address

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(one of the below)

1. Answer the question: What do you want for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa?

2. Subscribe to The Urban Gent (look on right column)
3. Fan us on facebook
(and answer the question on the wall or via a message)
4. Tweet about the contest (then tell us you did via “comments”)
5. Follow us on blogger

Any one of the above will do, but the more ways you enter the more chances you have to win. So I suggest atleast commenting on this post then choose any of the other entry ways.

Contest ends Sunday, December 20th.

Urban Gentleman Holiday Giveaway: Billy Jealousy ULTAMATE Grooming Travel Kit.

Just in time for the Holidays, Mr. Billy Jealousy has launched a little something special with his friends over at ULTA. Introducing the Billy Jealousy ULTAMATE Grooming Travel Kit.
Enclosed in a travel bag, the Billy Jealousy ULTAMATE Grooming Kit will make your life easier. It has every product a man needs at home or for his travels–whether its to the gym or across the country. Best of all the Gromming Kit contains award winning products.
    White Knight contains essential moisturizing agents to provide necessary hydration while cleansing skin. The white, foaming formula cleanses without stripping the skin of essential oils. SLS-free, Paraben free, no fragrance added.
  • 2oz LiquidSand Facial Exfoliator
    Less penetrating than a scrub and more powerful than a face wash, this gentle cleanser removes dead skin cells, dirt and all round grime. Colorant –free, SLS-free
    A rich, technologically advanced cream that keeps you looking sharp and feeling cool. This shaving cream cools, heals and conditions the skin with its micro-silicon beads, while natural citrus oils condition, moisturize and purify skin.
  • 2oz Fuzzy Logic Shampoo: INSTINCT WINNER of BEST SHAMPOO
    This shampoo contains two DHT blockers (DHT causes hair loss) Menthyl Lactate and Peppermint Oil creating strong, healthy and thick hair. The powerful shampoo also contains Cocamide MEA, which is a coconut-derived cleanser and moisturizer as well as Panthenol, a provitamin conditioner.
  • 2oz Cashmere Coat Conditioner: MEN’S HEALTH WINNER of BEST CONDITIONER
    This hair strengthening conditioner is infused with peppermint as well as DHT blockers to restore strength, volume and hydration to keep your hair lookin’ healthy.
  • 2oz Illicit Body Wash
    Created after the huge success of the ILLICIT Eau de Parfum, this body wash is infused with citrus bergamot, tea, ivy, ginger and sandalwood. The hemp seed oil softens and sooths the skin while Cocamide MEA, a natural derivative of coconut oil cleans and moisturizes and Vitamin E conditions.
Order any of the items above from ULTA and get free shipping*, just use code 33069.

The Urban Gentleman Holiday Giveaway products will make as perfect gifts or stocking stuffers for family and friends– best of all they’re free!

As usual there are several ways to enter the giveaway:

*Leave your name and email address

-AND-

(one of the below)

1. Answer the question: What do you want for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa?

2. Subscribe to The Urban Gent (look on right column)
3. Fan us on facebook
(and answer the question on the wall or via a message)
4. Tweet about the contest (then tell us you did via “comments”)
5. Follow us on blogger

Any one of the above will do, but the more ways you enter the more chances you have to win. So I suggest atleast commenting on this post then choose any of the other entry ways.

Contest ends Monday, December 14th.

Fresh Cuts & Styling: Gallery of Hair Inspiration for Men. Celebrity Men Hairstyles.

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It's the Holidays and many of you will be doing alot of mingling, whether it's at your company's holiday party or at your family's Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa dinner. As always, we here at the Urban Gentleman endorse looking your best at these functions and of course looking your best starts with grooming. Yeah, let's put the clothes and shoes aside for a second, and get to the core. We've already written many articles on basic grooming, skincare, moisturizers, manscaping, chap-stick/lip balms, even the best soaps for men, but we don't have too many that focus on hair.

Shampoos, conditioners, and styling gels will come at a later date, besides we've reviewed many of those items in the past. Today, we'll focus on styles.

So here's a collection of men's hair styles, many of them great, some creative, some okay. I know every guy has a different hair texture, but these days with the massive amounts of styling tools and products, most of the hair looks below can be achieved on almost any hair type: curly, straight, or wavy.

 

Usher Raymond

 

I figured we'd start with the classic line-up and waves. I know many men love this style and put in serious work to get those perfect sea-sick waves. What's the trick again guys? Always brush from back to front, right? with a boar bristle brush.

 

Usher Raymond

 

Usher's Raymond's hair and overall grooming is always immaculate– thanks to his now ex-wife and stylist Tameka Foster Raymond. It's always nice to have a woman around that can help keep you well styled and groomed.

 

I'm a huge fan of Zac Efron's hair, his hairstylist/barber continually updates his look. He's like the male version of Rihanna. His latest hairstyles, all featured here, are my favorite. Above he sports the classic short cut, combed over and back, with a side part. This hairstyle embodies the Conservative Dapper trend , you'll instantly look like a character from Mad Men.

 

Zac Efron
 
 
Zac Efron

This is a looser longer version of the hairstyles above. Also very handsome especially with a little 5'oclock shadow.

 

In this photo, Zac's hair is also cut short with a side part. But the part is less obvious and the hair is cut in more layers on top, then swept backwards. Also, one of my favorites.

 

I'm not a fan of the swept-over/"mop-top" hairstyle on most guys, unless it's on someone 17 or younger. Zac sported these when he was in his teens, through-out high school musical, and once (from what I can remember) this year, I hope he's done with this look.

 

John Cho
 

The slightly spiky hair is a staple for most celebrities these days. It's pretty easy to style and maintain without having to go to the barbershop or hair salon. Cut it shorter on the sides, longer in the middle, then use your favorite product to create fun messy spikes. When you're done it's suppose to look like "neat messy bed-hair"– if that makes any sense.
 

 

John Cho

 

I think I'm just a sucker for classic men's hairstyles because, like Zac, I think John's hair looks the best like this.

 

John Cho
 
John Cho

 

For ease of browsing the rest of the hair gallery will be divided by background/ethnicity and (somewhat) hairtype.


1. Men of color/African-American: Curly/wavy hair textures
2. Asian/Pacific-Islander/Indian: Straight/wavy hair textures
3. European-American/Caucasian/Latino: Straight/curly hair textures


Men of Color/"African-American"

 


Andre' Benjamin

Not everyone is a fan of this 50s/60s hair-do, but I adore it. Why? Well because it flows along with his preppy southern-boy Benjamin Bixby look- it gives him character. The girl version of him or of this hairstyle would have to be Janelle Monae, she also sports a reto hair style (an afro-curly pompadour to be exact).


Andre' Benjamin

No this isn't a conk, lol, which for those who don't know is a hairstyle worn from 1920s-1960s where American men of color would straighten their hair and style it into a pompadour (examples: Nat King Cole, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, James Brown). To get this hairstyle Andre' probably uses a texturizer, moisturizing conditioner, or styling product that makes the extreme curls in Black-American hair looser, creating a wavier hair-texture. Definitely, don't try this at home, go to a salon or barber when first trying to achieve the look.


Andre' Benjamin
Everyone shouldn't attempt to wear this hairstyle. It's take a certain attitude, personality-type, and overall style to successfully pull it off.


Will Smith
You can't go wrong with a mini shaped-up fro and dark taper.


Will Smith


Will Smith


Kanye West

His 808s and Heartbreak look, further boosted the trend of ambiguous faux-hawks. It's hard to walk out the house and not see atleast one person with a faux-hawk, I'm sure its that way in every part of the world.


Kanye West

Afro-mullet. 4 words= not a good look. I felt what Kanye was doing– his girlfriend was bald, and his label mate, Rihanna, has fashionable hairstyles, but I just wasn't a fan of this look of his. Maybe the mullet can safely return in about 5 years, who knows…
 


Kanye West

Artistic expressions through hair has always been a trend in the Black-American community– with men and women. Though distracting, I thought this cut of his was kind of cool. I mean, why not do it? Now of course, this is excessive for the average guy, I most likely would not recommend this to someone unless they had a distinct personality, but as an artist this is just another non-harmful way to express yourself.


Kanye West (side view)


Kanye West (back view)


Kanye West with artistic swirls cut into his hair.

This design was only on Kanye's left side.

John Legend keeps his hair is small twists. If you want this look it's best to go to a salon. Depending on your hair-texture you can get a similar curly look with a texturizer or a conditioner that brings out the natural curls in American of Color/African-American hair.


John Legend


As you can see John's hair is usually the same,
he only makes changes to the thickness of his beard.


Ludacris.
Very-low afro-fade, with strategically cut side-burns.

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Asian/Pacific-Islander/Indian


Actor Daniel Henney (from X-Men Origins Wolverine)

I honestly can't get enough of this guy, he's so hot (sorry guys, lol), and his hair is always perfect. He's definitely a good source of hair inspiration for men with a similar hair type.


Daniel Henney


Daniel Henney

I love his hair here. Simple, elegant, and extremely healthy. Doesn't his hair look extraordinarily healthy, he should be endorsed by a men's hair care line.


Actor James Kyson Lee (from Heroes)

The faux-hawk is still a fashionable hair-style of choice, it just doesn't have the impact that it once did since every other fashion forward guy wears one.
 


Daniel Dae Kim (from tv show LOST)
I often find that a person's hair looks best when they work with the natural texture of their hair.


Daniel Dae Kim


Aziz Ansari

Do you guys ever watch him on NBC's Parks & Recreation? . He's hilarious, and makes the show in my opinion. If he wasn't on it I most likely would not watch it. (I randomly discovered the show one day on Hulu when I needed something extra to watch– and just like Community it grows on you.)


Aziz Ansari

I'm a fan of his simple low-cut. It's low-maintenance (depending on how fast your hair grows) and stylish.


Aziz Ansari



Kal Penn


Kal Penn sports a very subtle faux-hawk.

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European American/Caucasian/Latino


Ed Westwick

Zachary Quinto

A perfectly styled short and straight hair cut, that forms a small pompadour. His eyebrows seem to be shaped as well. If you have bushy eyebrows try to keep them tame and neatly trimmed.


Robert Pattison

So this is vampire hair I suppose, nah I'm kiddin. He does however resemble Wolverine, lol, hmmm? I really do like his hair though– all-over messy bed-hair combed back a little. Actually, maybe I don't like this…. I like the hair I'm just not sure if this is the best cut & style for his face though. (sigh) Okay, I do like it on him, but it just looks better from afar it appears overly done up-close.


Robert Pattison
It's as if the style above just fell.


Johnny Depp

I'm not a fan of this hairstyle, for some reason, it often time comes off as creepy or strange. However, people like Johnny Depp can get away with it.


Russell Brand
Keeps his hair long with loose natural curls.


Jonathan Bennett


Matt Damon with his usual tapered/crew cut.

Soccer/Futbol player Ronaldo Cristiano reminds me of David Beckham when it comes to his hair, he's had an assortment of hairstyles over the years. Here he wears a slightly curly faux-hawk.


Ryan Seacrest is probably one of the originators of the spiked hair trend.


Taylor Lautner


David Beckham
He's had every hairstyle in the book from short crew cuts
to mohawks to faux hawks, as pictured above.

Even if you aren't going to a family gathering or holiday party, these photos can help inspire a new-look for 2010. Have you been rocking your hair the same way for the past few years? If so, it's time to switch it up. Find your favorite hairstyle above, print this page out, and hang it on your mirror or wall just so that the idea of the new cut can properly sink in (maybe ask a few friends how they think the hairstyle would look on you), then when the time is right, take it to your barber and try it out.

 

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