Leading men’s hairstylist Jim Shaw has predicted what he thinks the biggest men’s hair trends for A/W 2020 will be. From bowl cuts to centre-parted styles, the current joint Men’s Hairdresser of the Year looks to fashion world to make his forecast.
“When it comes to men’s hairdressing trends, men’s fashion has always been a huge influence. I love fashion and have worked at some amazing fashion weeks and headed up some great fashion campaigns where the clothing and the hair had to be in sync with one another.
Personally I always make sure I’m six months ahead when it comes to fashion – I know what we will start to see a lot more of and the forecasted trends for the seasons ahead. I always watch fashion weeks, read books and research online, and I look at past seasons too.
The bowl cut is an example of a men’s hair trend that is continuously coming back into fashion. This trend started in the 60s and then made an appearance again in the 90s and again for 2019-2020. But this style has also been modernised for 2020. People have added texture, waves or an undercut to give the bowl cut a more contemporary finish. So many styles that you think you’ve seen the back of, like the mullet, are styles that come back into fashion, albeit with a modern spin.
When it comes to clothing, some of the examples of trends that have come into play with hair are bold, bright neon colours and colour blocking. Men are now wearing block coloured suits and bright contrasting trousers and shirts were recently showcased on the runways. This has been echoed in hair too – we’re seeing a lot more men opting for creative colour whether that’s vivid colours and colour blocking to give their hair a pop of playful colour.
Punk and grunge-influenced styles also were showcased on some of the most recent catwalks. Biker jackets and leather were big features, as was ripped jeans. With this all in mind, I predict grunge-y hairstyles will be an upcoming trend. Some of these hair looks were also seen on some of the Men’s London Fashion Week A/W20 catwalks where there were a lot of textured, wavy and long hairstyles, as well as lots of middle partings that were popular back in the 90s with a large portion of men sporting parted hairstyles.”