Hairstyles Girls Love On Guys | Best Men’s Hairstyles for 2020

The most popular men’s hair trends for 2020 are: 1. Adopting a longer, more natural style and letting your hair do its thing. 2. New takes on old classics, like a messy, textured hairstyle. Pretty much take your current favorite hairstyle and finish it off by running your fingers through your hair for a slightly less-polished finish that lets your hair’s natural tendencies shine through. In this video and article, we talk about the hairstyles that girls love on guys in 2020 that you should consider.

Modern Pompadour

This haircut is great for long, short, thick, wavy or curly hair. Longer on top and tight and tapered on the sides – it’s more about a low fade vs a more severe high fade. Style it straight back or slightly to the side using a blow dryer to dry your hair in preferred direction and then use a matte pomade or wax to lock in the style and run your fingers through for a less polished look.

Buzzcut

For those men who want the lowest maintenance haircut possible, or those who have thinning or receding hair, It’s an easy haircut to do at home and doesn’t require shaving with a razor and shaving cream. The hair is buzzed with a clipper set to the closest setting. You could balance out this look with a short beard.

*Don’t forget sunscreen on the scalp, as it’s susceptible to burning!

Textured Flat Top

This looks amazing on black men! Using natural curls to build height on top of your head is like an optical illusion. It builds volume without weighty products. Keep the sides slightly longer than a fade to show off the natural texture and enhance it all around with a curl sponge.

Crew Cut

A classic and low maintenance hair style. The hair is cut close up the sides and back, and it’s shorter at the crown and gradually gets longer toward the front.

Classic businessman (with one change)

A.K.A. the Don Draper. This is basically a classic taper with a very clean, slick side part. Update the Don Draper shiny slick back by using product with a matte finish and have the top of the hair tousled around loosely for a less formal, yet impeccably well-groomed look.

Longer, Natural Hair

This is seen on guys like: Jason Momoa, Brad Pitt in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Timotee Chalamet. If longer hair is what you’re wanting, take note of a few things. Make sure you have a full head of curly or wavy hair. If you don’t have either of these, then this hairstyle is out for you because pin-straight and/or thinning long hair lays flat and looks dead so unless you want to put in a lot of work to get it to look thin and have curls, this isn’t for you. It’s still important to get regular trims. As for styling, choose a low or medium hold and smoothing hair product to help control the hair and enhance the body. Use your fingers, rather than a brush, to encourage natural movement, and once dried, a pea size amount of product is enough.

Biggest Male Grooming Mistakes (How To Fix Them) 2020

Its a new year and definitely time to step up your grooming game if you’ve let it slip recently. So let’s talk about the biggest grooming mistakes you may be making as well as how to fix them. 

 

 

Overdoing it with… anything

There’s a fine line between a man who is well-groomed and one who’s enthusiastic use of a fragrance makes people wish they didn’t have a nose. Whether it’s too much hair product, cologne or oil in your beard, the art of good grooming is to make an effort, but not to make it obvious – through both sight and smell. Any proper, modern gentleman doesn’t assault people’s senses.

Unkempt Body Hair

This include legs, arms, chest, back, and the nether regions. Shag carpeting is out of style for a reason, so best to cut it down with a pair of clippers with a 1 or 2 setting or guard.

Ungroomed Eyebrows

Eyebrows should be separate, caterpillar brows should be tamed and trimmed. Most good barbers will trim your eyebrows if you ask, or there’s specialty trimmers for this, as well. One thing that should be avoided is making sure they’re not too shaped and clean like a woman’s eyebrows. Remember: Take care, but keep it straightforward and simple.

Neglecting Your Skin

Too often, men believe that they can forego taking care of their skin or addressing their specific skin-related issues because its not “manly”. Well, hopefully you already know this, but the first thing anyone sees of you will be your face, so please take care of it! Neglecting your skin will make you look tired and older. Doubly so if you’ve got acne, dry or sensitive skin or dark circles under your eyes.

So in order to look your best, no matter your age, you need a simple, no-frills skincare routine that’s specifically tailored to you.

Going too long between haircuts

If you have a shorter hairstyle (not shaved), you should get a haircut about once a month to keep it looking sharp. If its longer, you can about go every 2 months between trims. If you’re balding or have a buzz cut, you’ll want to take the clippers to it about once a week to keep you looking fresh.

Holding Onto The Last Wisps Of Hair

AKA Denying that you’re balding (or have a receding hairline). We get it. Losing your hair at any age sucks, but instead of holding onto the last little wisps of hair, its time to embrace it and channel your inner Jason Statham. Trust me, no one cares that you’ve shaved your head as much as you do.

Long Nose & Ear Hair

This one is simple: Please don’t let it get like this. Keep it in check. There’s a gazillion tools for this.

Unkempt Facial Hair

This is a real turnoff, especially when your facial hair starts to cover your lips or you have a bunch of stubble on your neck. So keep your facial hair trimmed and clean, at least. If you can’t do that, then may a bearded Norse god strike you down where you are right now!

Ungroomed Head Hair

This is something I immediately notice and makes my stomach turn, especially when it looks dirty and greasy. Wash and style your hair before stepping out in public. If you need to go longer between washes or you have especially greasy hair, use some dry shampoo to help soak up the excess oils.

Letting Dandruff Go Unchecked

It’s certainly nobody’s fault that you or any other guy gets dandruff, but it is your fault if you let it go unchecked. Don’t be that guy that everyone slowly backs away from. Try and reduce the amount of product you’re putting in your hair and make sure to add a proper anti-dandruff shampoo as part of your daily routine.
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Bad Breath

This is easily fixable: brush and floss your teeth daily and get a cleaning once or twice a year. If it’s food-related, pop a mint or piece of minty gum before talking to people, whenever possible.

Body Odor – Good or Bad

I hope we don’t have to say it, but shower regularly, wear deodorant and please, for the love of everyone around you, go very easy on the cologne. There’s definitely such a thing as too much of a good thing. Also, if you are using a good deodorant and still having odor issues, you may need to look into your diet and the types of foods and spices you’re consuming. Diet definitely affects how you smell.

Neglecting your finger & toenails

This also includes jagged or bitten nails. Keep them trimmed with proper clippers once or twice a month, at least. Also give both areas good scrubs in the shower and make sure to dig out any toe-jam or dirt under your fingernails. If you have issues doing this yourself, go get a pedicure and manicure and let a professional take over.

Overgrown Neck Hair

When there’s a guy who looks sharp and put together and then turns his head to reveal a hairy neck, it totally ruins all the hard work he’s put in to looking his best. If your neck hair grows faster than your haircut schedule, just take your razor while you’re shaving your face and give a pass or two to the back of your neck. You won’t notice, but most people behind you will. If that’s too hard for you to handle, then you’re going to need to hit the barber more often, depending on how fast your neck hair grows.

Cracked or Dry Lips

The first thing anyone notices about you is your face. If you’ve got cracked or dry lips, it will be noticed within a second of talking to you. Just slap on some lip moisturizer if they feel a little dry and you’ll be good to go. Also, make sure you’re getting enough hydration by drinking a good amount of water everyday.

The Best Men’s Fragrances Women Love | Best Men’s Cologne 2019

Men’s fragrances come in all varieties these days and wearing the wrong one can be a huge mistake. We’re going to break down the different types/classes of scents women love and let you know when the best times are to wear them. Ultimately, what scents you wear are a highly personal choice so make sure you invest some time in finding the right ones and trying different scents out. Too much cologne is a huge mistake when it comes to interacting in any social or professional situation and especially when dating.

The fragrance world is wide but we’re here to guide you with a few simple tips, here are the best men’s fragrances women love!

General Tips

Try The Scent On Yourself First

Scents change and react differently for each person, so it’s very important to try a bunch of them and see what you like and what feedback is like. 

Choose The Right Scent For The Season

Not only do you need to consider the scent but the seasonality of it. You want heavier, more masculine scents in the colder months, and lighter, cleaner fragrances in the warmer months. Think of it just like the seasonality of your wardrobe.

Go Light

Finally, and maybe most importantly, make sure you’re applying the right way and going very light. If you can smell it on yourself very strongly, you’re wearing too much.

Fragrances Women Love

For this article and video, our friends at Fulton & Roark sent us a range of different scents to explore and we’re going to give you a rundown on what we liked best when you should wear them. Each Fulton & Roark fragrance uses a blend of naturally sourced essential oils and premium fragrance ingredients and each cologne offers its own experience. These highly concentrated solid colognes offer a long-lasting and steady fragrance designed to keep you fresh. More subtle than liquid sprays, the solids aren’t as overwhelming (a huge pet peeve of ours!). The solid metal containers also travel easily in a gym bag, pocket or carry-on, allowing you to smell your best wherever and whenever.

In addition to a range of awesome scents, Fulton & Roark offers a handy and affordable tester kit so you can try all of their fragrances first. The tester kit is $16 but you also get a $16 credit back that’s good towards your first cologne purchase. Plus the kit ships for free. As a bonus for you guys, you can get 10% off your order with code ASHLEY.

Get your Fulton & Roark tester kit right here (plus 10% off)!

Here’s our rundown on all of the scents they offer plus when we think they’d be best for.

 

Hatteras

For us. the notes of lavender and hay just don’t go together in this one. It creates a bit of an overwhelming scent that wasn’t our favorite.

 

Shackleford

We loved this one and Ashley can’t stop smelling this scent. We liked the leather notes combined with some hints of dried fruit that creates a warm feeling. It’s captivating.

Best For: Fall/Winter

 

Tybee

Ashley loved the light, bright notes on this one which make it the perfect choice for the spring and summer months. You can smell the cedar notes which gives it a fresh, clean feeling while still being masculine.

Best For: Spring/Summer

 

Clearwater

This fragrance is light, but the green, mossy notes end up smelling a bit like chemicals. But, the citrus notes cut through those elements so you end up with a very nice scent that’s reminiscent of freshly-squeezed orange juice.

Best For: Spring/Summer

 

Captiva

 This scent is a bit overpowering for us. It almost had a sunscreen/spf scent that didn’t work for Ashley. This is one that could be heavily dependent on the wearer so while we recommend trying it for yourself, this one was a pass for us.

 

Sterling

This fragrance was another one we really loved. It’s a bit sweet due to the vanilla but still smells masculine with the tobacco & leather notes. Women will love this scent as it will make them want to cozy up to the man wearing this scent, which is why it’s the perfect winter fragrance.

Best For: Fall/Winter 

 

Palmetto

The magnolia notes remind us of the Spring and Summer months. It’s light and just smells really clean, especially with the cedar note you get at the end. We really liked this one.

Best For: Spring/Summer

 

Perpetua

For Ashley, there’s something about woodsy notes like cedar and mahogany that just smell really great on a man. This scent has those notes along with some citrus and floral notes that make this the perfect year-round scent.

Best For: Year-Round

 

10 Ways You’re Killing Your Style | Men’s Style Mistakes

Once you’ve got the basics of style down, it’s important to focus on those little things that can make or break your personal style and everyday look. Something as simple as a little mistake can totally throw off your look or ruin otherwise good style choices. Oftentimes its something as simple as how you present a particular choice. No matter what it is, focusing on the proper details and nailing those can save you from potential disaster.  Some of these mistakes might be obvious but some you may not even know you are doing!

So, here are 10 ways you may be killing your style!

 

Being Overly Self-Conscious

Trying too hard can be as bad as not trying at all. Wearing trendy items that aren’t you or not wearing things that make you feel comfortable and confident are quick ways to ruin your overall style. People notice how you feel and if you’re feeling good about what you’re wearing and looking good, it will stand out.

 

Wearing Clothing That Doesn’t Work for your body type

Working with your body type is a huge part of getting well-fitting clothing. Choosing items that will flatter and fit well is crucial. Some easy items to avoid are henley shirts if you’re not fit or muscular, Chelsea boots if you’re a bigger guy, and classic straight-legged jeans if you’re a thinner guy. Check out all of our Fit Guides for tips about different body types and how things should fit.

 

Over-accessorizing

Yikes, this can go wrong so easily, over-accessorizing can be a huge problem. Johnny Depp, you are not. Go easy on rings, bracelets, and other flashy items and go for more subtle, refined accessories to show some personality or flair. Stick with 1 or 2 items max, like a pocket square and a watch.

 

Wearing too much cologne

A little goes a long way, and there’s nothing worse than smelling someone from 5 feet away. Nobody (especially women) wants that. If you can smell yourself, it’s too much.

 

Not paying attention to the details

Again, the little things matter, so take care to focus on them. Things like not lint rolling your clothing (especially dark shirts, suits, and jackets), wearing wrinkled clothing (just get our recommended steamer), and not tucking in your shoelaces really matter with your overall look.

Speaking of tucking in shoelaces (something Ashley is always super focused on as a stylist), our friends at Straight Laces have an ingenious shoelace set up that creates a clean, tucked look and basically turns all your shoes into slip on’s.  It’s such a smart, useful product and we’re using them on all our shoes personally and with Ashley’s clients. Seriously, they’re that good. Just for our readers and viewers, we’ve got a deal for 40% off 3 or more laces! Shop here and use code AshWeston40.

 

Not dressing your age

We’ve discussed how to dress well in your 40’s before and a big part of it is embracing your age and wearing items that are classy and age-appropriate.

 

Wearing dirty, old shoes

Hopefully, this goes without saying, but a bad pair of shoes can absolutely ruin your entire look. Keep them in good condition and shined up.

 

Not Grooming Regularly

Overgrown hair, beards, and fingernails are no bueno. Make sure you’re taking proper care of your grooming and putting your best foot forward.  Especially important in professional environments. We’ve got a ton of tips in all of our grooming guides.

 

Not taking care of your skin

Just like your grooming, proper skin care is an important part of your overall routine. It doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated but you should find a morning routine and an evening routine that works for you. Focus on moisturizing, good shaving techniques, and using the right products.

 

Wearing faded, ripped or pilled items

When items are faded (especially shirts, pants and sweaters), it’s time to send them off to the donation bin and get some replacements. If your sweaters are pilled, you just need to get a sweater shaver (we like this one best) to remove the little balls and get it back in good shape.

3 Summer Haircuts | Hairstyles Women Love

Seasonality is an important thing to think about in all facets of your style and grooming routine. Now that we’re in the thick of summer and dealing with heat and sunshine, you should consider adjusting your hairstyle just like you do your wardrobe.

So, to help you out with an update to your hairstyle, here are our picks for the summer haircuts women love!

 

Buzzcut

The ultimate in low-maintenance summer hair, you can never go wrong with just trimming it all off. Try adding a slight fade (shorter on the sides) for a little bit of depth. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen to protect your scalp and give it regular shampooing.

 

Crew Cut

Similar to a buzzcut but slightly longer on the top, the crewcut still gives you a bit of hair to style with product, but it’s short length keep it simple and low maintenance. Style this cut with just a little bit of lightweight hair product or skip it altogether.

 

Short Comb Over

A shorter, less-styled version of a combover or fade combover, just ask your barber or stylist to shorten up the top slightly and take the sides in a bit more (a 5 or 6 clipper guard and around 2″ on top). Go easier on the product for a less-slicked look or embrace a messy/wavy look.

Should Men Dye Or Color Their Hair?

By now you probably know that women dyeing their hair is a common thing.  But what about men? Whether for fun or to cover up grey, we’re discussing our thoughts on whether or not men should dye their hair in our latest episode of 2 Minute Tuesday.

Don’t forget to check out our go-to hair tips and grooming picks as well!

 

Dyeing For Fun

We’re definitely all for bleaching or coloring your hair for fun. It can be a cool, adventurous way to mix up your look and it doesn’t have to be permanent.  Just make sure you visit a good salon and let a professional handle it.  Also, don’t forget to get the right kind of shampoo and hair care products for your new ‘do.

 

Covering Up Grey

If you’re a guy who’s looking to cover up a little bit of the salt in your salt and pepper hair, by all means, go for it.  Be aware of the time and commitment it takes to keep up this look though, it can be significant.  Again, we recommend seeking some help here and make sure you do it properly and don’t end up looking like you’ve got shoe polish on your head.  At a certain point though, If you’re mostly grey, just embrace it, George Clooney looks pretty damn good, doesn’t he?

5 Men’s Hairstyles Women Hate For 2019

Just like we discussed in our post about 5 Hairstyles Women Love For 2019, your hairstyle is definitely something that says a lot about your style. So, it’s important to take the time to dial in the right one for your hair type and face shape. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different cuts, barbers/stylists, and products. We’ve also got a ton of articles for you about hairstyles, so make sure to check them out!

Aggressive Undercut

This style had its day, but it’s a bit too extreme for most men.

Mullet

Need I say any more? Just don’t ever do it.

Wild/Unkempt Hair

Crazy, unkempt hair is never sexy so it’s always important to take proper care of your hair, no matter how long it is.

Comb Over

If you’re losing your hair, just embrace it. A short buzz or crew cut is going to be a lot more flattering.

Mohawk

Maybe you’re trying to make a statement, but I doubt many women want to hear that statement.

5 Men’s Hairstyles Women Love For 2019

Your hairstyle says a lot about you and is something women definitely notice. So, it’s important to take the time to dial in the right one for your hair type and face shape. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different cuts, barbers/stylists, and products. We’ve also got a ton of articles for you about hairstyles, so make sure to check them out!

 

   

Classic Side Part

You can go classic with a bit more length or fade the sides for a bit more modern look. The side part is super versatile and you can go slick or more natural depending on how you’re dressing.

 

   

Crew Cut

Best for hair with texture. It’s low-maintenance and very clean and classic.  This style is also great for men with thinning hair.

Brush-Up / New Pompadour

Not as slick as a traditional pompadour, this version is a bit more relaxed and works with a variety of hair types.  Just make sure to keep the sides short but not too short.

 

Long Wave

Works best for men with longer/wavier hair. Leave the top longer and keep the sides and back shorter.  Best for men with longer and curlier hair as it lets you embrace your hair’s natural look.

 

Buzz Cut

Results can vary but with the right look many men can pull this off and look really sexy and confident. Also, if you’re losing your hair, just embrace it, this is the way to go.