Hello friends, just felt the need to talk about hair styles for men. Sorry ladies, I will prepare something exquisite on the subject for all of you.
I have been having issues locating a good barber in the last few months. I moved to an old location and obviously needed to change my barber because I changed my hair cut.
The search for someone who is experienced and who understands what I want has been an ultimate search.
First guy I met barbed ok without much explanation, second guy killed my appearance, and so on.
I don't know the name of the hair style I barb. I constantly have to explain. Some get it others don't.
On one of the occasions I asked the barber what that style was called. Guess what he said, "LOW CUT AFRO." I was like "what?"
The search is still on though and I hope to find someone good.
My story has ended, over to hair styles for men. I believe your hair cut defines who you are. From the Rastafarian look to the gentle man, naughty, sexy, or even hard, your hair cut goes a long way in telling people who you are.
I did a little search and the list is endless. From Afro to Jheri Curl, Under-cut, Bowl-cut, Braid, Dreadlocks, Buzz cut, Corn rows, or even Hi-top fade, the style you adopt depends on your boldness and creativity, and that of your barber.
Obviously, there is an endless list of hair styles, as the hair stylist decides what it should be call. I will pick a few of the popular ones and talk about them.
- Afro: Also called fro or natural hair was a symbol of African heritage in mid-1960. This hair style is created by combing the hair away from the scalp. It usually forms a round shape. If you are an African, you will remember your parents rocking this style back in the days (and if you are like me that don't remember the pictures speak for themselves). At this age and time, you will definitely look old-school if you try the Afro. If you still don't mind, you have to be on the meticulous side to maintain an Afro as you never know what your hair is going to pick up *winks*. You don't want to look unkempt when you go out.
- Regular Hair Cut: This varies from continent to continent based on the predominant hair style and texture in that region. In Africa regular hair cut is achieved by lowering the hair to length that is not comb-able.
- Shade Up:
- Waves: Every Nigerian child's dream hair. This is the most sought after African American hair style. As the name implies, the hair looks like water (more like a ripple) on the hair. Mine came rather naturally but as a kid we applied a lot of conditionals all in a bid to get waves.
- Jheri Curl: Popular with Micheal Jackson, in Jheri curl hair style, the hair appears wet and is curly. This is done by curl activators. If you are the typical African business man I know you do not want to try this.
The list could go on and on, so I will just post pictures of more hairstyles. Believe me I don't know the name of some of them.
shaved (Moro Moro)
References: hairstyledesign.com, hairstylescoops.com, wikipedia.org