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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Everyone shouldn't attempt to wear this hairstyle. It's take a certain attitude, personality-type, and overall style to successfully pull it off.
You can't go wrong with a mini shaped-up fro and dark taper.
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.
As you can see John's hair is usually the same,
he only makes changes to the thickness of his beard.
Very-low afro-fade, with strategically cut side-burns.
Actor Daniel Henney (from X-Men Origins Wolverine)
Actor James Kyson Lee (from Heroes)
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
Kal Penn sports a very subtle faux-hawk.
It's as if the style above just fell.
Keeps his hair long with loose natural curls.
Matt Damon with his usual tapered/crew cut.
Ryan Seacrest is probably one of the originators of the spiked hair trend.
He's had every hairstyle in the book from short crew cuts
to mohawks to faux hawks, as pictured above.
Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton
at Roger Vivier Boutique Opening Party in Miami
Zac Efron at the David Letterman Show
in New York City sporting perfectly polished ankle boots.
Gabrielle Union and Matthew Morrison
at the 2009 GQ Man of the Year Event
More pics from the GQ Event:
Drake and Wale
Q-Tip, Michael Kyser, and super model Jessica White (far right), and Jessica’s friend at a recent Knicks game
Diddy’s 40th Birthday Party in New York
Tyrese Gibson, Sean “Diddy” Combs and rapper Baby
I may not care for his attitude, but Sean Combs is a mean dresser.
No one does cocktail attire quite like Diddy.
Adam Lambert on CBS’s The Early Show
UPDATE: So after a few request, I found a similarly shaped jacket, it’s now available in our store check it out here.
Question: Where art thou Yeezy?
Answer: In Paris!!!!
Kanye West indulging in retail therapy
Brad Pitt at the San Sebastian Film Festival
to promote Inglorious Bastards
Kid Cudi and Drake
Pharrell Williams at a Miami Art Basel event
Actors Christian McKay and Zac Efron
at the “Me and Orson Welles” plaque unveiling
at the original site of Mercury Theater
Christian McKay and Zac Efron
I likee Christians’s scarf and Zac’s blazer
A heather grey blazer is a must for men and women
this year, and next, and just in general.
Fonzworth Bentley at a Gillette Fusion Event in DC
Jay-Z at the opening of Fela! on Broadway
Que from Day 26 at a Gillette Fusion event
he loves to rock the hoodie and leather jacket look.
Drake dressed up at the 2009 American Music Awards
singer Brian McKnight and son hit the AMAs red carpet
Sooo, this is Pete Wentz
The profile is so sick… the jacket, the boots, the overall swag.
Columbus Short at Planet Hollywood promoting movie Armored
Jay-Z hosts a Yankee 2009 World Series Victory party 40/20 club
Kid Cudi at the 40/40 club
NY Yankee Maverick Caryer celebrating
at Jay-Z’s 2009 World Series Victory party
Alex Rodriguez, Donald Faison, Spike Lee, and Reggie Miller kick it court side at the Knicks vs Lakers game in Los Angeles
Blast from the Past
Grammy-winning band Boyz II Men on the trading floor at the NYSE
Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman
Record exec Jimmy Lovine and Jay-Z at a Lakers game
Mr. Carter looks nice, he loves himself a velvet bow-tie
Trey Songz celebrating his 25th birthday at the M2 Ultra Lounge in NYC
I love his textured damask print jacket.
getty images, theybf, just jared
That was alot of celebrity style to take in in huh?
So whose recent style do you like, dislike, sorta kinda like….
Okay, I had a reader who sent me an email about 4 weeks ago, discussing Kanye West. Michael (the reader who wrote in), basically touched on that fact that his semi-style icon Sir Kanye had been disappointing him as of late… not really with his style so much, but with his “extracurriculars” with a certain girl. I asked Michael to do an article on the topic which I was going to post last week, but was saving for this week. Annnnd, after Kanye’s tom-foolery last night it seems like all the blogs will be writing posts about him and his behavior. Which is cool, but now I’m sort of wishing we had made our post last week so it could have been pre “it’s official kanye’s a douche” buuut, it is what it is so we’ll just combine it all.
Here’s the original piece, by Michael:
“I really like Kanye, so I honestly wasn’t that surprised or upset when he first started dating Amber Rose” says Cindy “… he had just lost his mom, broken up with his longtime girlfriend and fiance Alexis. I know everyone grieves differently and this was his way, I mean, alot of guys have flings when losing the love of their life or someone special. Kanye seemed lost, and still does on some fronts and this is how he’s choosing to display his pain. I just thought that this ‘stripper situation’ would have been over by now.”
“Touche’ Miss”, is how I responded to her words. And after reading many small to large sized websites/blogsites it’s obvious many people feel the same way we do.
Kanye was said to be “drinking and kissing on girlfriend” all night.
Pretty Woman. It’s the movie with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. The basic summary of the movie is: A rich man (Richard Gere) needs an escort for some social events and hires a prostitute he meets (Julia Roberts). He takes her in off the streets, buys her expensive clothes, and basically changes her life. And of course, he ends up falling for her (big surprise). Like many people in our wretched society, it seems like Mr. West is trying to re-create Pretty Woman: takes a prostitute/stripper off the streets and turns her into an entertainment household name, a fashion icon to young unknowing girls, and sex symbol to men. Some people may be okay with all this, but I never have had a taste for random slutty people becoming famous for nothing, then getting their own shows and magazine covers… Tila Tequila, Kim Kardashian… there’s so many of these people and Amber Rose is the latest induction to the crew. Sex tapes, stripping, and just being a downright freak does not give merit to being on covers or on the inside pages of legitimate magazines… GQ, Vogue, even Ebony. It takes down their credibility and we as a society have to stop giving them so much shine. But then again sex sells and magazines do what they need to do, websites do what they need to do to get hits, but there has to be a limit.
I had a conversation with a few of my buddies about this whole ‘stripper situation’ (as some call it) and everyone responded with the same head-shaking, shoulder shrugging “man, I don’t know what’s going on with Ye”. And quite frankly, I don’t know what’s going on with him either. I, as a man, take pride in my appearance and my actions, I try to make sure I’m as much as a gentleman I can be. Haircut every Thursday, clothes perfectly ironed, class and work before time, open doors and pull out chairs for all women, exercise daily, read the Times and Journal everyday, always have an interesting book I’m reading, spend QT with friends and family, savings and investments in order, weekly shoe shine (my nephew does it and I tip him very well- you have to teach young kids how to save), practice my second language weekly, volunteer atleast once a month, keep my car and house clean, wardrobe immaculate… and no turning hoes into housewives. My list of some of my personal gentleman behaviors may be too much for some guys and too little for others, but that’s besides the point. The point is that a gentleman, whatever kind you may be, takes pride in not only his appearance, but his actions and lifestyle as well. And that means that no gentleman, especially one who knows he’s a role model, has a lady who’s a prostitute/stripper. Sometimes, at his low moments, he may have a weekend rendezvous with one or maybe even a month fling, but to turn her into a girlfriend is inappropriate, and it’s clear Ungentleman-like behavior.
So, basically, I just want to say to Kanye if you’re reading this, “Kanye, I honestly do appreciate your music and your style, your cockiness is a little much at times, but I understand it’s apart of the persona you want to portray. I know you’ve been going through a rough time since your mom passed away and since Alexis left you, but bruh– it’s time to get it back together. Man up and gain some poise and self-respect. Your image is tarnishing, and I would hate to see your potential for more greatness go to waste.”
(There’s alot of petitions out there- just find one and sign it or sign them all.)
Article I, Section 5 of the United States Constitution states that “Each House may … punish its Members for disorderly Behavior.”
And here’s another funny youtube video I found on this whole kanye thing- this one really will make you laugh.
On another note, he’s been rockin’ the Timbs pretty heavy. And, maybe its just me, but I actually think it’s the appropriate time for a Timberland comeback… I remember rockin them hard as a freshman in high school back around 2002) my boyfriend and I had matching pairs… he played football I was a cheerleader, so we’d wear them with jeans and our varsity jackets- it was cute stuff, lol.
Besides, a few designers had timberland-esque boots in their winter and spring collections (including Dean and Dan Caten of Dsqaured2). So maybe it’s time to dust off your old Timberlands…