With a new year comes new hair trends, and award-winning men’s hairdresser, Jim Shaw, has shared with us his predictions for 2024. However, it’s also useful to remember that trends are cyclical, meaning that they resurface, or reoccur, as time passes. With that in mind, some of these looks might be styles you’re already familiar with – trends don’t always have to be something new. With mullets and burst fades dominating in 2023, what men’s hair trends are we likely to see in 2024? Keep reading to find out what Jim had to say.
The crew cut has recently become a very highly requested look in barbershops and salons. This cut is slightly longer than a buzzcut and is a timeless cut that I think will be here to stay for some time. This style looks particularly strong on those with angled features, but is a great style for all face shapes, as it can be tailored to suit the individual. Another great thing about this look is that no styling is needed, just more regular trips from clients to the to keep the
cut looking fresh.
Pompadours and Quiffs
These are classic styles that come back on trend time and time again. The pompadour being a style that slicks the hair back off the face, and the quiff being a style where height is created towards the front of the face. However, when it comes to men’s hair trends in 2024, we will see both of these hairstyles having a contemporary update, being worn a lot softer, with height/volume in the looks being more subtle and not as dramatic. Instead of looking very ’styled’ and polished, these looks will look more undone and effortless. Matte pomades are great for helping achieve these looks, adding shape and texture to the hair with a more natural finish.
With old money being a huge trend for 2024, we will also see side partings making an appearance. For clients who do not want to opt for a dramatic hair change, they can simply experiment by styling their hair into a side parting. This is a great way to give hair a more sophisticated appearance but also added volume – and it looks great when paired with a pompadour to achieve a suave look.
Rock n’ Roll Inspired Hair
90’s hair trends have been dominant over the last year, and we will see this continue for men’s hair trends in 2024, with mullets and other rock n’roll inspired hair looks remaining popular. Mullet-like styles will be worn a lot shorter and we will also see pixie inspired cuts being on trend, with lots of texture and choppiness through the haircut. Both styles look great when paired with more effortless styling, with mousses and salt sprays used to add further definition and edge to the looks.
Speaking of mullets and pixies, have you heard of The Mixie?