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GQ MEN’S HAIRSTYLE TREND GUIDE FOR 2016 PART 1

Of course part of a good stylist’s job is to constantly assess shifting trends and impart their always informed follicle wisdom upon their clients. However when it comes to men’s hair there is always a line between the classic cuts that never change, those that should die a death and then select ostentatious styles that are worth trying at least once.

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Here Anthony Nader gives GQ his 5 style trends from 2015 to take into the new year and 5 newer styles that certainly deserve your attention.

All words care of Anthony himself.

DAVID GANDY

*Classic*

“I’ve personally had the pleasure in grooming this British gentleman in New York for a photo shoot and it’s not hard to see why he is the face of Dolce and Gabbana and with good reason.

“The slight wave and chunky texture in David’s hair is what God intended us all to have and the secret is defiantly having the ends of the length cut so, it’s anything but blunt and keep those sides a little longer and not clippered tight and short so you see scalp too from now.”

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RYAN GOSLING

*Classic*

“Seasons come and go and so do the men’s Fashion Weeks around the globe, but when it comes down to good ol wholesome go-to for “classic” you can’t go past Ryan Gosling as a top contender.”

“It’s the all round cant fail clean haircut that has a touch of a business blue collar and a splash of weekend out on the town with the lads by changing up your hair product.”

HARRY STYLES

*Classic*

“Now I know harry isn’t exactly an “ol faithful” well in the hair department any way (cough cough as I clear my thought) but I can’t tell you how many female models I work on absolutely love Harry’s long tousled British unkept hair.

“However it is really important when you get to a length as Harry’s you need to make sure you have regular trims otherwise your hair strands are going to look like a dirty mop head.”

JUSTIN BIEBER

*Classic*

“I know, I know what you’re saying but seriously guys Justin’s forever haircuts always have the same thing in common and that is that he stills looks like he could go from wearing the all American Ralph Lauren to the latest Alexander Wang with the way he grooms his hair.

“This is the ultimate in having it longer in the front, so you can change up your hair if desired or staying within the safe boundaries when and if your meeting your future mother in law and winning big brownie points.”

NICK JONAS

*Classic*

“You know you can’t go past a damn good head shave with the clippers like Mr Jonas but be aware guys this isn’t for everyone.

“Good, strong, square chiseled bone structure is what makes this close shave so perfect and gives you top marks for looking like a model…….even when you didn’t calculate those extra quick cheeky head turns in front of the bathroom mirror.

“To keep the shape looking tip top make sure you have a haircut every 2-3 weeks.”

JORDAN BARRETT

*New for 2016*

“This Bondi Beach native is hot hot hot and I have coiffed this fashion model Australian export that’s been photographed by the biggest photographers in the world and I must say “The Best Hair In The Biz” too.

“Trust me the girls love this kind of disheveled undone style as it’s rebellious and it’s oozes confidence.

(The J BARRETT) is going to be huge for 2016……..trust me.”

CHRIS HEMSWORTH

*New for 2016*

“Two words that come into mind when I think of Chris’s Hollywood go-to haircut is masculine and classic.

“Keeping the length longer on top, you’re not limited to only one hair shape so you can play around with different products to get different looks depending on where you’re going that day which is what you want out of a well executed haircut with precision.”

COLIN FARRELL

*New for 2016*

“Never one to shy away from experimenting different hair lengths, I must say that I prefer this Hollywood actor with the longer hair length as it looks more off beat and individual.

“Now the beauty about this longer length is that you’re not a slave to your hairstylist as often and the more you leave it “undone” the better it actually looks.

I’m finding that a lot of my male clients are wanting to gravitate towards a longer length now too.”

LUCKY BLUE *New for 2016*

“Yes that’s his name and if you haven’t heard of this bleach blonde, blue eyed model you should (Have A Google) cause he is becoming the advertising giant in all the glossy pages and billboards for the biggest fashion houses.

“Lucky’s stark bleached textured choppy hair can change up in minutes and what’s so great about this arctic colour is that it will highlight your eye colour and skin tone to glow.”

NICOLAS HOULT

*New for 2016*

“Forever changing up his style and with good reason too. Nicolas is never afraid to go under the scissors (so to speak) and with those wide eyes and good looks it’s a no brainer for this time to experiment with hairstyles.

“2016 is the time to watch this Hollywood star evolve and keep watching for the next big change that will have barbers and hairdressers waiting.”

As seen on gq.com.au