When it comes to men’s hairstyles, it’s easy to feel a little limited. Particularly if you have short hair, you may feel as though you have no choice but to settle for the same style every day with no way to switch things up. Well, we’ve got news for you! Whether you have short, medium, or long hair, the latest hairstyling trend will let you upgrade your ‘do in an instant. We’re talking about spiky men’s hairstyles. Keep reading and take your pick from the five spiky hairstyle options below.
Spiky Hairstyle for Men #1: Long spiky hair
Have long locks? You can totally add some shape and texture to your mane with a long spiky hairstyle that’s not only on-trend, but will also give you a messy, edgy look in an instant. Just remember to keep your hair’s texture in mind when recreating this look.
If you have thick hair…use a pomade and your hands to build up the volume and add some spiky texture. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty to add texture and hold to your hair. Rub a dime-sized amount between your palms before working the putty throughout your hair to create a spiky look. Add more product as needed.
If you have thin hair…use a volumizing hair care product line prior to creating your spikes. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner. Once your hair is clean, apply a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse throughout damp hair before blow-drying for some extra volume. Now that you’re ready to spike things up, grab the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Thickening Medium Hold Cream Paste to add thickness to your thin hair. The pomade is formulated with beeswax to leave your hair with a matte finish while maintaining a natural texture and medium hold. The weightless paste will build thickness in your mane. Start with a dime-sized amount and work it through your hair to spike your hair to your liking.
Spiky Hairstyle for Men #2: Short spiky hair
Working with short hair? You’re in luck! Short spiky hair is a timeless hairstyle. Keep the amount of product you use to a minimum to build your style without creating a hard, crunchy look. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Hair and Beard Cream, which has an ultra-moisturizing, non-greasy formula to give your hair a light hold and natural light-shine finish. Start with a dime-sized amount of product and add more as desired.
Spiky Hairstyle for Men #3: Faux hawk
Faux hawks are making their way into the spotlight for both women and men’s hair—and we can’t get enough of this edgy ‘do. Embrace two hairstyle trends in one by creating a spiky faux hawk. First, use a hair gel like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel to slick down the sides of your hair. Then, grab the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Flexible Strong Hold Cream to spike up the top of your hair for a faux hawk that will ensure all eyes are on you.
Spiky Hairstyle for Men #4: Spiky hair fade
Faded hair is possibly 2019’s biggest hairstyle and haircut trend for men. Why not take it up a notch with a spiky style? All you have to do is grab a wax or pomade to spike up the top of your hair with your fingers. The faded sides of your cut will give this spiky hairstyle a well-groomed, stylish touch.
Spiky Hairstyle for Men #5: Messy spiky hair
Let’s be honest: There are days where you don’t have the time to style your hair to perfection. This is where the messy spiky hairstyle comes into play. You can pull off this hairstyle regardless of your hair length—though we’ll admit we have a soft spot for guys who have medium-length hair all around. All you need to do is reach for a hair pomade or wax and create some messy spikes throughout your mane. The best part about this hairstyle is that, well, it’s messy! Meaning you can spend as little or as much time on it as you’d like and it will look amazing regardless.
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