The top men’s hairstyles for 2011 are most likely going to be some of the same styles that were popular through 2010 and early 2011. This covers a wide range of hairstyles, including the faux-hawk, buzz cut, spiky hairstyles, messy hairstyles, razor hairstyles, and the Cristiano Ronaldo hairstyle.
The faux-hawk is a tamer cousin to the Mohawk. The difference is that the hair on the sides and back is not shaved off clean. Instead, the sides are cut short while the center is left longer. The center stripe is then combed so that it stands up from the head. Some choose to create spikes in the center stripe, more closely mimicking the Mohawk.
A buzz cut is a style that will always be appropriate for men. There are variations on the buzz cut that are worn by military men as a matter of regulation. Men who have thinning hair, or even a bald spot, have discovered that cutting their remaining hair extremely short looks much better than attempting to cover the thin patch or bald spot.
It is also quite common for older men to choose to have a buzz cut. This is partially due to the accepted styles worn by men when they were younger. Many older men grew up in a time when men simply did not wear long hair.
Spiky hairstyles have become more popular in recent years. Some take this to extremes, choosing to create “Liberty” spikes that stand far out from the head. Most simply choose to have their cut to a medium short length and apply gel to create spikes that stand out all over the head. The gel provides a stiff hold that keeps spikes in place longer.
Messy hairstyles are also gaining in popularity. These styles give the false impression that the man does nothing with his hair. The truth is that these are often high maintenance hairstyles. It is necessary to apply pomade or wax with the fingers to create random tufts that stand up a bit, though not as extensive as true spikes.
Some brush their hair to one side, then pull up small tufts to give a messy appearance. Others simply run their fingers through their hair with a small amount of product to hold the hair in whatever position it assumes. Pomade or wax is preferred for these hairstyles because they provide a softer hold that is touchable.
Razor hairstyles have also gained in popularity among men in recent years. Men who choose to wear their hair a bit longer, medium or long lengths, often choose to have it cut with a razor to provide enhanced texture. Razor cutting also makes it easier to cut the hair in layers. Layering opens up many possibilities for styling longer hair with a minimum of fuss and product.
Cristiano Ronaldo Hairstyles
Many men will likely choose a hairstyle like that of Cristiano Ronaldo. This style features the sides and back cut short while the top is left a bit longer. This haircut allows for several different hairstyles from this single cut. The hair can be styled into a faux-hawk, a spiky style, a messy style, a Pompadour, or a conservative style with the top combed over to one side. This cut is likely to gain in popularity because of its versatility.
Certain cuts and styles will likely gain in popularity while others may become less popular. One of the primary features of the top hairstyles will be versatility and ease of maintenance that goes into creating the desired hair style.