Darrel Starkey - Male Grooming Trends
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Darrel Starkey - Male Grooming Trends

We are now in the final months of 2021, and with winter approaching, we look to the trends which will be popular for the male clientele within the salons. The male grooming industry is continuously growing at an exceptional rate, with men actively pursuing new styles and realising the importance of the hair and beauty regime, following the lockdown period. This period of closure showed men just how important their hair really is to them and in turn has seen salons in demand for barbering appointments.

For Winter 2021, there is a few trends emerging, and below I share with you my top 3 looks which will be trending during the festive season;

The Peaky Blinders Cut
With the return of Peaky Blinders gracing our screens very soon, this once again has a huge influence on the hair world, with many male clients opting for the blunt cut, made popular by Mr Thomas Shelby himself. The style features a close skin razor around the sides and back, teamed with a heavy top section. The undercut of the top section remains very blunt, giving off a feeling of strength and power. To give this style more of an edge, cut into the blunt line, to give an uneven edge.

When creating this look, the top section can be tailored to suit the client, however I would advise using a texture or sea salt spray to give the look a much more creative feel and giving it a real uniqueness.

The Perm
Popular in SS21, the perm is back and going nowhere! Men are loving this voluminous textured look and this is set to stay as we approach winter 2021. Teamed with a fade around the sides and back sections, this is a real statement look for the male clients out there and gives the illusion of thickness – something many guys are looking for. This is a great style which lasts for a while and is very popular with the younger, genz clients.

The Short Slick
Taking inspiration from celebrities such as David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Colin Farrell who have all sported this look, the short slick is a classic style which carries itself through winter 2021, and will be hugely popular on the runways and with clients. Keeping hair a good length, the hair is slicked back towards the crown area, giving an effortless, classic look. The hair is cut at one length with a few disconnected layers included to allow the slick to sit perfectly when pulled back, and can be parted into the classic curtain style if required.

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