It may surprise many people to learn that during the recession of 2008, the number of small-scale barbing salons increased by almost 8 percent. Interestingly, this trend continued beyond that time, according to the Professional Beauty Association. The body reports that in the period between January 2000 and 2011, when about 1.6 million jobs were lost in the U.S. economy, salons and spas added as much as 75,000 jobs.
Apparently, looking good is always on top of the agenda for many people. This is further supported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which projects a need for as much as 10 percent more barbers and hairdressers by 2024.
While the option of doing-it-yourself (DIY) remains open to consumers, many people still prefer to get the services of a professional hairstylist using supplies and equipment from trusted shops like the NJ Barber Supply.
According to salon professionals, about 40 percent of male customers get a haircut every four weeks. Hairstyles are not dissimilar to clothing as they change with time and tide. Here are four men’s hairstyles making waves right now.
Slicked back undercut
Long bangs and thick hair atop the head complemented by short back and sides are the characteristics of this hairstyle. To pull it off very well, use pomade or gel to give your hair that wet and slick look.
Short and tight
This style is short on all sides but leaves a bit of hair thickness on the top. If the textured look is desirable, a little bit of wax can help accomplish it. One major advantage of this style is its easy maintenance.
Short back and sides
Sporting short back and sides with a thatch of hair at the top, this style is also easy to maintain, and suits most face shapes.
Hairstyles are still one of the most vital components of a great looking outfit and will continually change over time but will always match contemporary fashion.