The new year is here! It seems like just yesterday we were looking at trendy hairstyles for 2016, but it’s already time to look ahead towards up-and-coming trends for 2017. The neat and tidy styles of last year are giving way to slightly messier, tousled looks; less product and less strict styling are creating natural texture. Here are six new hairstyles for men to try in 2017!

1. Side Part & Slicked-Back Combover

Haircut by Ruben Djirlauw

Side parts aren’t going anywhere this year! This is a pretty classic look; ask your stylist to keep the hair shorter on the sides with a scissor cut, side part it, and then slick it back with just a touch of product.

2. Undercut with Long Wavy Hair

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Haircut by Dean Marshall Braid

This is a natural look that still maintains a bit of edge. Start with a clean mid-fade and longer, wavy hair brushed over to the side. To style this look, you’ll want to blow dry first to get a little extra volume in your hair. Brush it into place and leave as is, or work a small amount of medium hold pomade evenly into your hair in the direction of the flow you want.

3. High Fade & Messy Fringe

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Haircut by Ruben Djirlauw

This is a short hairstyle for men that needs a lot of texture to create a messy appearance. Work a small amount of product into your hair; if you have fine hair, use a light or medium hold pomade. If you have thick hair, it’s better to use a stronger hold pomade so it stays in place throughout the day.

4. Bald Fade & Texture

Haircut by Ben “Sugar” Kane

This is a great hairstyle for all different hair types. Add a bit of texture on top with some pomade, then ask your stylist for a bald fade. A disconnected beard completes the look for an edgier feel, though it isn’t necessary.

5. Slicked Back with a High Fade

Haircut by Nathan Emery

This haircut that features a bald fade with medium hair length on top. Blow dry the hair to give it some volume and then slick it back with a medium hold matte finish pomade; the key here is volume, so don’t be afraid to kick it up a notch and style it out.

6. Spiky & Short + High Fade with a Disconnected Beard

Haircut by Tom Baxter Hair

This is more of a striking, but very clean, look. A high fade gives way to a natural, super textured quiff (just brush your hair upwards and backwards from the forehead after you blow dry; use a lot of product to make sure it stays in place). Finally, a disconnected beard gives it that clean cut look and extra bit of style.

As far as men’s hairstyle trends go, they definitely come and go; luckily, it seems like these six are here to stay, so book an appointment with us at 18/8 La Jolla and get that new haircut.