How hair coloring for men is the new 2016 hairstyle trend
Being a barber, I’m always happy to notice how a new men’s hairstyle trend is launching itself off. Usually I notice this when I start seeing the customers at our barbershop asking for a particular hairstyle more frequently than usual and in much larger numbers than usual (i.e. more and more customers asking for a given trending hairstyle or haircut). I’m sure I could even plot the standard deviation of requests for just about any haircut and point out where in the plotted deviation I can tell that a new hairstyle is starting to trend or is already trending!
Mathematics aside, being in this business for over two decades has already trained my eye to spot new male hairstyle trends. However, with the new hairstyle trend that I’ll be talking today about and that’s taking over your nearest good ol’ American barbershop, I’m not so happy; in fact, I’m terrified.
Coloring your hair bizarrely as the newest men’s hairstyle trend in 2015 to 2016
Gentlemen, it is with much regret that I have to inform you of the newest hairstyle trend that has already started for this 2015 Autumn season and which will be continuing strong all through to the Spring of 2016: the bizarre men’s hair coloring trend.
No, I’m not just talking of a cool surfer hairstyle with bleached ends or of some fancy highlights on an undercut bowl hairstyle as we had back in the 1990s. Nope, not even close. I’m talking of full-on blue hair coloring for men and other exotic hair colors for men’s hair, and done on male adults and not just kids. The trend is going as far as inciting adult men to get their hair in multiple colors; the hair dye being used is semi-permanent, so we ain’t talking of some silly hair dye that you use on your hair for Halloween’s day and then you wash it off the next day and get on with your life as a normal human being.
I’m posting this as a hairstyle-watch article, so I’ll be keeping an eye on this hair-coloring trend develops. The trend has already started in Manhattan, as usual when it comes to hairstyle trends that are a bit too eccentric (e.g. the Lumbersexual hair look) in the hair-styling department. Sure, Manhattan has some of the best hairdressers, hairstylists and barbers in the whole country, but, damn it, there’s a group of them who always manages to push out some of the weirdest men’s hairstyle trends.
With the above said, a couple of hairdresser friends of mine at Manhattan have sent me some of their hair-colored pictures to illustrate the growing popularity of this exotic-hair coloring trend for men. Some of their customers have also agreed to send me their pictures so as to get the word out in the barbering world online. Other U.S cities where the men’s exotic-hair coloring trend is growing fast are Miami, San Francisco, Seattle and Dallas. I still remember when Dallas used to be a “cowboy-hairstyle” city and the barbershops there where as manly as chewing tobacco and eating steak. Oh, the modern hairstyle trends of the 2010s, what have you done to our profession?!
This bizarre hair-coloring trend even has some parents coloring their kids’ hair. As a barber and having seen all kinds of hairstyle atrocities, I just can’t understand why a father or a mother would get his kid’s hair colored with harsh chemicals, when the last thing that you want to do to your kid is expose him or her to any kind of chemicals. The kid below just looks like a walking rainbow and who knows how much of the crap used in these hair dyes has been absorbed by his delicate scalp.
Anyway, I’ll be keeping an eye on this new exotic hair coloring trend for guys. If you have spotted this trend in your city or if you’re a barber, then feel free to let us know in the comments below about your experience.