Boys like beauty too. Looking buff is an art form and a lad’s best accessory is his hair. This is the definitive AW12 product guide to good male grooming shot by Christopher Hench with hair by Liam Curran.
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The Autumn/Winter 12 catwalks presented an array of trend-defining hairstyles. The signature high slick shine up-do, as seen on Premier’s one to watch Karl Morrall at Acne, Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent was a standout look. To create: part your hair how you like, straight back or swept to the side and apply Bumble & Bumble’s Gellac & Shine or finishing hair spray, to make hair slick and smooth et voila, any boy looks slick and fine.
Side partings hung low at Dolce & Gabbana and DKNY. Use DFI’s Light Wax to complete the classic look, mixing up natural dry textures with messy ends. Comb through to set the style and wear out with confidence, classic.
Pushed back styles were a hit at Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger. Hair looked texturised and natural with a sleek finish. Anyone can achieve this finish, as long as the correct products are used in the right way. Dr. Hauschka’s effective Neem Oil and Moroccan oil are an essential in every self respecting man’s bathroom cupboard.
Messy, dry textures were all over the runway at Hermes, Lanvin and Gucci. American Crew’s Defining Paste pulls off dry texture with a messy edge perfectly. Dip your fingers in the pot and rub til it sticks, hair stays picture perfect all day.
The classic quiff made a suave appearance at Calvin Klein and then Viktor & Rolf. Style this yourself with Tigi B’s Pure Texture/Power Play, creating a slightly disheveled texture with a natural touch.
A man is only as good as his tools, choose your weapon.
Text: Bex Day
Photography: Christopher Hench
Models: Jimmy Q & Jack Royle
Hair and Styling: Liam Curran