Top Men's Hairstyles to Trial in 2016

New year, new outlook, new man. If you're starting 2016 with a fresh frame of mind, there's nothing quite a refreshing as a new look to help you turn a page and start a new chapter. If you're considering changing things up a little this year, there's a whole lot of creative stuff going on in the world of men's hair. To help you identify your new look for the new year, we've compiled a few of our favourite men's hairstyles for 2016 to give you a bit of inspiration...

Longer looks with shorter sides have been on the rise right through 2015. Now they're longer and less disconnected. Forget about sharp fade sides and pomaded longer locks, embrace a grungier feel with a freer, longer take on the trend.

1. Longer hair, shorter sidesLongImage by Morris Motley 

Longer looks with shorter sides have been on the rise right through 2015. Now they're longer and less disconnected. Forget about sharp fade sides and pomaded longer locks, embrace a grungier feel with a freer, longer take on the trend.

 

2. Long natural pompadourlong2Image by Morris Motley 

This is a less "preened" take on the pompadour trend. With the same shape as that omnipresent high fade, huge coiffure style, this is a more grown up alternative which combines on-trend style with a ruggedness which lends a more masculine, less try-hard edge.

 

3. Long & grungy

beardImage via Beard & Long hair 

With the nineties well and truly back when it comes to trends, a definite grunge style ethos is set to pervade 2016. Longer, mid-length hair for men is set to be huge, so start growing your locks and perfecting your man bun to channel a bit of Kurt Cobain rock'n'roll grunginess this year.

 

4. Side partings sidesImage by Morris Motley 

All gentlemen in the know are parting on the side this season. With a distinctly retro feel, the side part, complete with a short back and sides and slightly textured top is an easy winner for 2016 – the length and the shape of your quiff is entirely up to you.

 

5. Natural wavecurlyImage by Billy Huxley

Fortunate enough to sport your very own crop of curly waves? Embrace your natural texture and let them grow for an easy look which is spot on for 2016. Whether you go for a textured top with short back and sides or opt for the season's longer, grungier look – waviness is a winner this year.

 

Are you ready for a change in 2016? What's your favourite men's hairstyle for the new year? Share your picks and your fresh new look with other readers in the Base London Facebook group.