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Get The Look: 2020’s Most Versatile Haircuts For Men – Men Haircuts London

The latest instalment of “Get The Look” is brought to you by the best barbershop Fitzrovia has ever seen. This week, Matthew takes a look at two of the most versatile haircuts for men and tells us how to achieve multiple styles from one haircut.

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Get Sam Fender’s Hairstyle

Image: Sam Fender/Topman

From pouring pints at the Low Lights to basking in the limelight of the Brit Awards, Sam Fender is clearly a man of many talents. While you may not be able to pour a perfect pint of Guinness or hold your own on a stage with Bob Dylan and Neil Young, you can at least get his equally versatile haircut, which is excellent for both work and play (and playing the guitar, it would seem).

When recently asked by a fan on Twitter what he tells his barber, Sam replied “Sort this monstrosity of a haircut out, ya [REDACTED]” which is roughly translated to London barbershop dialect as “Please, good sir, give me a 1.5 graduated on the back and sides with a clean finish around the bottoms, then disconnect the top from the sides to give it a messy finish that hangs over the sides. I have lately heard that it is one of the most versatile haircuts for men.” If you can’t remember that, just say you’d like a textured undercut, and your friends at Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross can work from there, Men Haircuts.

Once you’ve got the Sam Fender haircut, it doesn’t take too much fancy fingerwork to complete the style. For a more casual look, push the hair forward while blowdrying, and twist sections with your fingers for a little added texture. You don’t have to use the product, but a few sprays of Pall Mall Barbers Sea Salt Spray before drying will give your style extra staying power and a natural finish. In any case, we think sea salt spray should be a staple of any gentleman’s bathroom shelf, particularly those who favour a messy, undone style. It not only gives you a subtle hold but also subtly suggests that you’ve just returned from a glorious Mediterranean holiday – even if you haven’t been further than your local Tesco since March.

If you’re in the mood for something a bit more polished, grab a round brush and blowdry while pushing the top over the side and slightly backwards. This style, Men Haircuts , works particularly well with a bit of volume worked into the fringe, followed by a touch of Pall Mall Barbers Pliable Clay to maintain the style throughout the day.

Get Leonardo DiCaprio’s Hairstyle

Image: Leonardo DiCaprio

From 1990’s teenage heartthrob to Freewheeling Fraudster to Environmental Activist, very few Hollywood A-listers can boast a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio. And yet, a quick Google Image search reveals that his hairstyle has stayed pretty much the same since his breakout role in Baz Luhrmann’s 1997 hit Romeo + Juliet (the odd crew cut or man bun notwithstanding). There’s something admirable in maintaining that sort of dogged consistency for nearly 25 years. But as they say, if it ain’t broke…because really, there’s nothing to fix. Leo’s hairstyle is an absolute classic, and one of the most versatile haircuts for men that money can buy (even without a 7-figure bank account balance).

Stealing Leo’s dapper style starts with a scissor cut from your favourite Kings Cross barber. They should leave 1 – 1.5 inches of length around the temple area so you can push it back when it’s time to style. The length should graduate toward the bottom to give it a clean finish on the neck and around the ears. A tapered finish can be applied to the front of the hair to modernise the style but the cut also looks great with a straight finish if that’s your preference. Finally, you’ll need 4 – 5 inches of length on the fringe, getting slightly shorter toward the crown. This will help you nail the slick style with a high-side parting.

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As you would expect from one of the most versatile haircuts for men, you now have plenty of options. For a slick, polished look, create a side part with a comb while the hair is still damp. Then, apply some Pall Mall Barber’s Sea Salt Spray and using a brush, blow dry the hair on the sides in towards the back of your head. Dry the top in a backward direction, keeping it slightly angled away from the side part. Finish the look with Pall Mall Barbers Pliable Clay for a strong hold and matte finish. Alternatively, you may prefer a bit more shine. In that case, try a touch of Pall Mall Barbers Pomade. It works especially well on thicker hair that needs a stronger hold for a slicked-back style. Ask any one of our staff at our Fitzrovia barbershop to help you decide.

For a more casual weekend look, follow the instructions above, but ditch the brush and just use your fingers when you blow dry – you can either push the hair backwards or leave it in a more natural side part. No need for any extra product here – the sea salt spray will give you just the right amount of texture for your “off-duty” look.
Both Sam and Leo are normally clean-shaven, so why not book in for a classic wet shave when you next visit your favourite London barbershop? We’ve been doing them for decades, so it’s no surprise that we’ve got it down to fine art. Nothing beats the feel of a proper shaving brush on your skin and the refreshing swipe of our sharpened blades, especially if you went full caveman during the lockdown. It’s the perfect treat to celebrate your return to civilisation.

About Our Products

Pall Mall Barbers – Best Barbers London. We’re not just the best barbers Kings Cross has ever seen, we’re experts in all aspects of male grooming. In fact, we’re so picky about the products we recommend to our clients that we had to go out and develop our own ranges of luxurious hair styling, shaving, beard grooming and fragrances to meet our barber’s exacting standards and to keep our clients feeling confident and looking their best. Whether you’re bearded or clean-shaven, slicked back or cropped close, at home or in the gym, our Kings Cross barbers can recommend the right product and show you how to use it. We’ve even made a series of YouTube videos to take you through step by step in case you can’t make it into the best barbershop Kings Cross has to offer.
Here’s a quick reminder of the products mentioned in this article:

Pliable Clay 100ml – Styling Product For Men

Pall Mall Barbers’ Pliable Clay is a versatile clay that gives definition to short textured hair and creates styles that can be reworked throughout the day. It provides hair with a dry matte finish and it can be easily washed out at any desired time. Perfect for both enhancing texture and adding volume to the hair, our pliable clay is an essential styling tool to keep at home.

Sea Salt Spray 250ml – Styling Product For Men

Sea Salt Spray is perfect for a messy, undone look with a subtle hold. Use it to create a fresh-from-the-beach look with added volume and thickness.

Pomade 100 ml – Styling Product For Men

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Our luxurious pomade was designed specifically for those with thicker hair. With its distinctive and masculine scent, our fragranced oil will help to style hair with a classic and sleek finish. Providing a stronghold and helping to define and control the hair, it can be easily washed out after use. Suitable for all hair types, including short and medium lengths, our pomade oil will help to create both slicks back and side parting styles.

About Pall Mall Barbers – The Best Barbershop Kings Cross Has Ever Seen

In 2016, Fitzrovia was awarded the coveted “Best District to Live In” title by the Sunday Times.
Here at the best barbershop in Kings Cross, we blow all other salons out of the water with our experience, expertise, and exceptional service. Pall Mall Barbers have been around for nearly 125 years so you can rest assured that we know what we’re doing and that you’ll receive a warm welcome at the best barber shop London has ever known.

Our first shop opened in 1896 and over a century later, we’re still raking in the awards and evolving our service to meet the needs of the modern gentleman. What we care about most is what our customers think of us and that they leave the best barber London can offer feeling their best. If you want a hairdresser who can make you happy, make your way to our Kings Cross barber shop.

More About Matthew

Barbering since the tender age of 16, Matthew learned his trade at the same local barbers that cut his hair from childhood. Joining the team at Kings Cross, he’s a natural with the scissors and has also become proficient at skin fades. His favourite cuts are short and sharp styles. Matthew’s personality really shines through and comes in handy as he manages to find something in common with all of his clients – and says the best feeling is when a customer leaves with a smile on their face. When he’s not at work, Matthew likes to play football and loves watching a match too – and is a movie buff, into action and comedies. READ MORE ABOUT MATTHEW HERE

Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross

Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross is one of the most respected London Barbers providing the best mix of barber services for the modern man. At Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross we are empowering and developing every gentleman’s distinct style for over 500 years of combined experience in the barber industry, we know exactly how to make your first impressions count.

Services at Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross

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With barber shop services including the sharpest men’s haircuts, finest wet shaves, and beard trims – using our very own award-winning barber product range, it’s an experience that seamlessly blends our history with excellent services from the very best barbers. One of the first things that people notice when they meet you is your hairstyle. Make sure you leave a great first impression! With our impeccable services, we support men in their ambitions and comprehensively serve men’s lifestyle needs.

Every hair styling at Pall Mall Barbers London starts with an in-depth consultation to understand your individual style and requirements. This enables our barber to recommend the right cut to suit you. During the haircut, your hair and scalp will be cleansed and prepared using the invigorating Pall Mall Barbers cleans and treat range.

Every barber service starts with an in-depth consultation which helps your barber deliver the perfect barber service, so you can look and feel fantastic and make the right impression, every time. Not sure what you want? Why not have a chat with our barbers to see what would best style to suit your face shape and personality?

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You can get a full service that includes a consultation with our professional barbers to make sure you get the right look every time. However, if you are in a rush, a simple “just clippers” service will have you trimmed and ready to go in no time.

Pall Mall Barbers Kings Cross – British Barber in London. Our services include quality men’s haircuts, beard styling, and luxury wet shaves from the best barbers, styled with our range of award-winning men’s barber products that can be purchased in-store too. From classic techniques to modern men’s hairstyles, our refined barber services add an element of relaxation and good looks to our client’s life. Make your first impression count – We are on a mission to be the best barbers in London has to offer our clients.

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Kings Cross barbers are known in the industry as some of the best barbers in the barber business – we have trained barbers from all over the world. Some of our barbers have been featured on TV, Media across the press, and we’ve won lots of awards for our service and skills as barbers, most recently Best Male Grooming Salon at the Salon Business Awards. We’re determined to keep up that momentum and deliver the high-quality barber service that our clients deserve and demand.

If you require further information or have any questions about the new booking system, please do not hesitate to contact us by email: clientcare@pallmallbarbers.com

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