Men’s styling is not difficult once you get the hang of it. Here, we introduce how to arrange hair, along with the basic styling process from blow-drying to setting.
How to blow-dry to create a styling base
Since proper blow-drying is important for successful styling, we will start with the basic steps. Before starting to blow-dry, wet the hair once, but it is important to wet not only the surface but also the roots. Then, wipe off all moisture with a towel.
Start blow-drying from the back and blow-dry from the bottom to raise the roots. Rubbing the scalp lightly with your fingers while applying the hair dryer will help control root curl. For top hair, apply warm air to the roots while lifting the hair with your hands to create volume.
Next, blow-dry the sides and bangs. The key is to end with the hair half-dried overall to allow styling products to blend easily.
How to set hair using styling products
Using blow-dried hair as a base, use a styling product to create the desired look. First, take an appropriate amount of wax and rub it together in your hands until it becomes transparent. Once the wax has been absorbed into your hands, rub it into the back of your hair from the roots to the ends.
After that, rub it into the top and sides, but at this point, the priority is to blend the wax and create volume rather than to style the hair.
After rubbing wax all over the hair so as not to smash the hair, hand-comb the hair to create flow and tousling. Twist the ends of the hair to create movement while creating an overall silhouette, then apply hairspray to hold it in place and complete the styling process.
It is important to choose the right styling products for you.
Different styling products have different ease of setting and different finished images, so it is important to understand their characteristics and choose appropriately. There are three types of waxes often used for men’s styling.
The first is the fiber type. The first is the fiber type, which is stretchy and easy to set, and is suitable for styles that add movement to the ends of the hair. It is characterized by a shiny finish.
The second is a matte type. It does not stretch well, so it takes some getting used to, but it has no shine and gives a natural look.
The third is the cream type. In terms of ease of use and shine, it falls between the fiber and matte types and can be used in a wide range of styles.
Various atmospheres can be created depending on the arrangement.
Another interesting aspect of styling is that you can change the impression of your hair by arranging it differently. For example, the atmosphere can be changed even with just the bangs. Sweeping the hair diagonally gives a soft impression, center parting gives a bright and natural look, and standing it up as a whole gives a wild impression.
Also, styles with the hair at the top, collar, and behind the ears swept outward give a fresh and rough look. A style with the fringe tucked behind the ears creates a clean, uncluttered look.
The basic procedure for styling men’s hair is to blow-dry to create a solid base, apply styling products, and finish by hand-combing. Different types of styling products and hair arrangements can create different looks.