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Brent Pankhurst’s Top Ten 2017 Barbering Trends

March 14th 2017
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Grey hair, 1970s-inspired length and the moustache’s refound popularity: 2017’s barbering trends make a lot of room for simplicity. To make the styles you’ve seen on the catwalk your own, take a look at Brent Pankhurst’s advice. He’s the owner of Pankhurst London, the barbershop where the most elegant British stars go when in need of some pampering, including Daniel Craig, Clive Owen, Jude Law and Robbie Williams.

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TEXTURE

“In 2017, we’ll see men embracing longer, more textured styles on top. Think Montgomery Clift. Timeless and effortless, it will suit almost everyone.”

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LENGTH

“We’re going to see longer hairstyles as a nod to the ’70s. Think Vincent Gallo. The most important thing is to find a barber who understands contemporary looks.”

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LIGHTWEIGHT PRODUCTS

“With more men moving away from slick looks, we’re going to see lighter products. Think conditioner for styling longer hair. For medium hair, use a defining gel. For short hair, go with a moulding cream.”

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THE GREY COMEBACK

“We’re beginning to see men embrace their silver hair. The trick is to own it: go silver with style and impact, and use a silver shampoo to enhance your natural color.”

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PARTED FRINGES

“Parted brow-length fringes are now high-demand. Having said that, you should always aim for a look that’s manageable on a day-to-day basis.”

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BEARD PRODUCTS

“With an increase in sales of beard oils, balms and waxes, men want to look after their beards more than ever before. By the way, beards are best maintained with a conditioner rather than a beard oil.”

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THE MOUSTACHE

“Having a moustache is one of those on/off trends that will be popular in 2017. Get some advice from the experts on the size of your moustache, the suitability of your face shape and your own particular growth before you even start.”

 

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THE NEAT, STYLISH BEARD

“Facial hair is here to stay. The fisherman’s style is gone for good, but we’re witnessing looks that are fuller and thicker than just stubble. Short and tight should be a go-to, if you are looking for something stylish yet manly.”

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THE BARBERSHOP

“Barbershops are here to stay because men are growing accustomed to their expertise. A good barber is able to find out exactly what look a man is going for, while being honest enough to discuss what’s possible.”

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 YOUR FAVORITE LOOK FOR 2017?

“Always stick to the classics. There’s a reason iconic, timeless haircuts still look good today. As I often say: go ahead and experiment with your style in your 20s. But once past 30, you know what looks good on you.”

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