Want to try something different with your look? Dare to make a change with the Murdock barbers
Stuck in a rut with your hairstyle? Perhaps you’ve grown out your mop and want to try a new look? Your hairstyle is the perfect way to express your own unique and individual style. Yes, there are plenty of ways to get it wrong, but there’s also a surefire way of getting it oh so right - beginning with the advice of the Murdock London barbers. Whether you want something simple but effective to sit alongside an impressive beard or are determined to let your hair do the talking, below the Murdock Barbers discuss the hair trends that might just get your attention this season.
One of the most popular male hairstyles in recent years, the ‘slicked back’ cut has been re-purposed as a modern-day style which can combine a low or high fade (depending on preference) and more length on top. This is popular with both full-bearded guys and those that only rock a bit of stubble. Not for anyone that prefers a messier style and more for guys that are irked by a single out-of-place hair. Murdock London’s advice for achieving this look would be to grow your hair out as long as possible before making the change, this helps to make shaving in the undercut more defined. How long you want on top is down to personal preference however your barber should be able to recommend the best grade for a clean, natural finish.
Buzzed on the sides and slightly longer on top, the men’s crew cut is a year-round popular hairstyle and a safe but stylish option to consider if you want to change it up a little. It’s shortness makes it a winner for summer and our barbers agree you can’t go wrong with this timeless look if you’re frequently travelling. After you’ve headed to your barber to chop your locks into a short and structured crew cut, our styling advice to follow would be to ensure the hair is tapered tightly on the sides (0 grade clipper setting) particularly at the neckline and around the ears. Your longest hair area should be on top of your head, graduating to your ears and neck. With the cut being short, styling is easy and also optional – choose a decent hold wax to keep the hair in place and maintain that sharpness with a visit to the barber every few weeks.
First gaining their popularity in the 1950’s, the flat top haircut has been revived for 2019 and is a stylish option for any gentlemen seeking a change. Opting for a high drop fade when choosing this cut, is what can take a traditional flat top hairstyle and make it a great option for the modern man. Perfect for those that like to sport a shorter cut but want to add a unique and squarer edge to their hairstyle. There is a huge variety of flat top styles, including shorter and longer on-top finishes - be sure to tell your barber the exact look you are hoping to achieve.
A short style with a blunt fringe, this look tends to have better results on men with a squarer face shape, but if you’re naturally suited to this structured type of cut, then this is a slick, suave choice to make. Believe it or not, the origin of this popular hair do comes straight from Julius Caesar himself, but in 2019, it’s had a bit of a revamp. Choose this style if you have unruly hair you’d like to tame as its thickness will allow for shape and texture on top, meaning you’ll have a shorter crop that still achieves volume. A few pumps of Sea Salt Spray before applying a finishing product will ensure that the style isn’t too clean cut and an asymmetric fringe will add to that look of effortless cool.
Probably the most marmite haircut to date, the ‘Man Bun’ is still alive in 2019, whether you love it, or you hate it. Believe it or not, man buns come in all different shapes and sizes, some are simply long male tresses scraped back into a top knot, others are long on top styles pulled into bobbles exaggerated with a short undercut. The Murdock barbers have cut in many a man bun in their time and depending on the shape of your face, length of your hair or even just your own personal style, there can be many different ways to incorporate one into your everyday look. The recommended hair length for sporting a man bun is around 9-16 inches and the hair is simply pulled back towards the crown of the head and secured. A stylish look to benefit the active gentleman looking to keep hair away from his face when needed, with the option to also wear it all down if desired.
Whatever your decision, if you're considering a new look we recommend booking in for a re-style appointment with your barber. This will ensure plenty of time for a thorough, personal consultation and even if you still don't have a specific look in mind, our experts will be able to advise you as to which styles and lengths will best suit your face shape, hair colour, thickness and condition.