Remington Luxe DC Hairdryer Kit
David Beckham
Sebastian Matte Putty
SachaJuan Super Strong Hairspray
Bruno Mars
Murdock's Matt Putty
Percy and Reed Wonderfully Wavy Texturising Spray
Mark Ronson

Cream of The Cuts

‘Want a hairstyle that speaks volumes?’

Looking for a whole new look or simple restyle? Either way choosing the right cut is the best way to be bang on trend even if you’re wearing the same duds day in day out! So whether it’s a bouffant, finger wave or pompadour you’re after we suggest you look to the catwalk for inspiration. Staying one step ahead of the grooming game shouldn’t take a team of hairdressers either; just read on for some handy tips from our experts on how to get these looks at home.

( From left-right: Roberto Cavalli AW 12, Versace AW 12, Ermenegildo Zegna AW 12)


Taking its style inspiration from James Dean, Master Barber at Murdock Alex Glover says he sees the new pompadour look as a modern take on the Fifties trend, like those on the catwalk at Versace. Barber suggests creating volume by teasing hair as you dry it ( adding Sachajuan Root Lift Mousse if your hair is fine) When dry, just slick back to create a sculpted quiff. We think that Murdock’s Matt Putty should give you just the flexible texture and great control you need. Adam Reed of London salon Percy and Reed has seen an increase in guys asking for a ‘modern quiff’ this look needs great structure. To get this look he suggests working Percy and Reed Texturising Spray through damp hair, then adding texture by rough drying and with Sebastian Matt Putty to add lasting definition. After all, if this look is good enough for Beckham…… tattoos not essential!


To get this Cavalli-esq look Adam Reed tells us blow drying is a key part of prepping this pumped up style, using the heat to create volume and lift. Sebastian Stylixer, which should be worked though damp hair, will help create volume followed by a small quantity of Sebastian Moulding Mud worked through your hair to fix and hold its’ shape. At top male grooming salon Melogy, barber Carmelo Guastella has seen the return of the hairdryer, and this style ‘requires mechanical help from the hairdryer. With pre-styling helping add lasting strength and styling products to achieve a finish’ no wonder he sees hair spray is also becoming popular.


Want to turn down the volume? Why not give the finger wave a go. Seen on the catwalk at Ermenegildo Zegna, it’s a suave and sophisticated vintage inspired look. This style works best on guys with slightly longer hair and choosing the right products is vital. Alex Glover’s tip is to use Sacha Juan Styling Gel, coating the hair and using your comb to develop curved waves, and finishing with hairspray. Here at the Grooming Guide we think the most important part of this style is a deep and defined side parting parting. Using a gel will help to create the texture vital to this modern yet classic style. Hairgrips optional!

Whichever style you choose, our experts agree that using the right products and tools is vital. Sometimes, guys, all it takes is a bit of effort. Even rocked out stars like Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys know that ‘no hair hair’ requires effort. Relax: you’re in good hands. Just follow the simple steps abive and you will be turning heads even in your favourite jeans and white t-shirt!

Thanks to Carmelo Guastella at Melogy, Adam Reed of Percy and Reed and Alex Glover at Murdock London.

1. Remington Luxe DC Hairdryer Kit £29.99 from Boots

2. David Beckham

3. Sebastian Matte Putty RRP £11.79 for 50g

4. SachaJuan Super Strong Hairspray RRP £19.00 300ml at Liberty

5. Bruno Mars

6. Murdock's Matt Putty £14.00 for 100ml

7. Wonderfully Wavy Texturising Spray £14.00 for 150ml

8. Mark Ronson

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