This Winter's Most Stylish Haircuts (And How To Get Them Right)

Get ready for the season ahead

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One thing that seperates man from the beasts is that winter is the perfect time for a haircut. So what's in this season?

"One thing sticks out," says our friends as award-winning London barbers Ruffians, "a more natural look with plenty of texture has emerged.

"The styles tend to be lower maintenance, but there are certain tricks you can use to make sure you'll look like a filmstar – rather than just a bit of a slob."

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1 | Texture on top (Eddie Redmayne)

What's the haircut?

It's essentially a short back and sides – all scissor cut and with no disconnection. The front is kept longer, which is a bonus as you can also push it forward to create a messy fringe.

Who does it suit?
Most face shapes with most hair types. If you've got a square face, you can afford to go very short around the back and sides to accentuate your jawline, whereas if you've got a longer thinner face, it's best to leave a bit of length otherwise your face will appear more elongated.

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How to style it:
If you blowdry your hair, add in a bit of salt spray while drying for lightweight hold and texture. For a dry finish, sprinkle some Hair Powder over dry hair and work in, for a thicker, fuller and messier look.

Products:
L'Oreal Sea Salt Spray and Super Dust.

2 | Crop and stubble (Michael Fassbender)

What's the haircut? 
The haircut is a traditional crop, modernised nicely with Fassbender's light facial hair. This style is typically worn by older gents with finer hair, so growing a bit of stubble (more prominent around the moustache area) is one way to spice it up a bit.

Who does it suit?
This can work well if you have thinning hair or a receding hairline – it will structure and frame your face

How to style it:
Use a matt clay, by rubbing it evenly over your hands and working in from the roots. This will give the hair a healthy, fuller look and strong hold. When organising your facial hair, visit your barber who will tell you how to best grow out your stubble – they'll be able to tell you what look you can pull off.

Products:
Ruffians Rough Matt Clay.

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3 | Soft Pomp: (David Beckham)

What's the haircut?
A more subtle version of David's H&M campaign back in January, where the world applauded him for his falling quiff. This time he's pushed it up into a soft looking pompadour, complemented by a short and neat beard.

Who does it suit?
This suits those with medium-thick hair, preferably straight or with a natural wave to it. The pompadour isn't a great look if you've got a longer face, as it will inevitably further elongate it.

How to style it:
Blowdry your hair while brushing back, making sure you've got a defined parting between the top section and the back and sides. When it's almost completely dry, apply a paste into your hair working from the roots and continue to blowdry back. Comb back the sides with some paste residue to keep it flat and to give it a nice sheen.

Products:
Ruffians Styling Paste.

4 | Longer locks (Chris Hemsworth)

What's the haircut?
There's always going to be a long hair moment, whether it's David Ginola in the 90s or Jared Leto last year. These are the ones that make the press, but there are more wearable and bearable options out there, like this look sported by Chris Hemsworth. He's allowed the hair to grow out for some time (probably about 3-4 months) and gone in for tidy-ups – weight removal, layering etc. In terms of style, he is embracing the natural wave to the hair by letting it fall over to the side.

Who does it suit?
Evidently, this will suit people who have thicker hair, as long thinning hair can look pretty sad.

How to style it:
Dry with a diffuser on the end of your hairdryer, as this will speed up the process. Apply a salt spray while drying, and when you've finish, rub in a styling paste or putty to give it a nice gloss and decent hold.

Products:
Ruffians Styling Paste and L'Oreal Sea Salt Spray.

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