It’s all about texture and a lived in feel for men’s hair this fall. Layer on the warm clothes but take that fade shorter for a trendy take on men’s hair styling. Here are the top looks to try (or suggest to your man) this fall/winter:

The fade


The fade should be worn tight and close on the sides, with some skin showing in the nape. The main update from summer is that this season we have moved on from the whitewall look around the ears. Try a more layered, textured top or even disconnected to give it a more relaxed look. This cut should be styled loosely with a matte cream or fiber for pliability. Try Sebastian Craft Clay or American Crew Fiber.

Long Layers


If you’ve skipped the haircuts this summer, don’t stop now! Long hair is in, but keep it looking clean with some layers to break thing up and give some shape. Style hair when it’s wet by applying a texturizing spray (like Axis Thik) and simply it pushing up and back away from the face. Once your hair has air dried, use a matte finishing cream for hold. Skimp on the shampooing, as long hair is better a little bit dirty!

Short and Cropped


Men’s hair moves up again with this short cut. This fall the cuts are short and uniform around the back and sides with a very textured top. This section should be styled with a clay for lots of hold. Ideal for men with fine or thin hair, this style can actually help camouflage weaker areas. The more precise your cut, the better and denser the hair looks.



If you’ve been buzzing your hair at home, indulge in a good barber that can do a tight fade or contour to mix it up for fall. Try pairing your buzz with a shadow beard or any facial hair to be right on trend this season!



Whatever your look is this fall, remember that the right product is key. Invest in a few good cream, clay or the tools you need for better home maintenance!  Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box here – sometimes a blow dryer can even be your best friend for a super coiffed style.
Facial hair is  still trending this fall, but make sure to keep it neat with a trimmer. A little bit of work goes a long way to keeping your beard clean and office ready. Just remember, any prep you do now will give you a head start come Mo’Vember!

Hair Blog contributor: Elissa Wolfe, JCI HAD Grad & Instructor
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