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The Cutting Edge | Tips for Men's Hairstyling

The Cutting Edge | Tips for Men's Hairstyling

June 18, 2018

“No two people have the same hair. Invest in a great haircut and find confidence in your individuality.”

 

Hair is one thing that has stuck by you through every decade, every trend. So how do you continue to show your locks long term care after after all you’ve been through together?


We spoke with Jonathan Castellanos, LA-Based Hair Stylist of 17+ years about his quick words of advice on hair fundamentals and takeaways from today’s latest trends.

 


Noticing more and more guys that are growing their hair longer? It’s not just you, it’s a trend. Castellanos points out how the 90’s are indeed back, showing us through effortlessly cool longer-do’s and less emphasis on styling products. More men have come to “embrace their natural hair texture.”


Maintaining optimal hair means never underestimating the power of the basics. When asked to pick what product(s) men should generally use more, Castellanos notes that Shampoo and Conditioner are the foundation of any style.


What he Recommends? The MOMO Collection from Davines:





Once you select a Shampoo and Conditioner pair right for you, it’s important to put a care routine in place. “Rumors circulate that if you wash your hair less you will be happier with the result.. but that couldn’t be further from the truth.”


At the center of a great head of hair is a healthy scalp. Castellanos mentions that heavy product styling and exercising causes accumulation of dirt and debris, reiterating that a simple care plan will help in nourishing your scalp’s natural oils.


Skip the common missteps. Having a basic understanding of hair styling will help you learn to work with what you have.   


As Castellanos simply puts: “it’s all about balance and a little mathematics.

 


One of the easiest mistakes a man can make is ignoring his face shape, which could ultimately lead to a less than flattering haircut.


If you’re ever in need of some direction, Castellanos and stylists alike encourage questions coming from the chair. “Don’t hesitate to ask your stylist for their expert opinion.”


Once you have a better understanding of where to start with your hair, don’t be afraid to explore more. Familiarize yourself with type of hair you have, tendencies of that type of hair, options your type of hair would work with.


If you’re thinking about switching up your look, Castellanos has some sound advice to offer up: “The most Important thing to remember is, it’s just hair, it grows back. So don’t be afraid to take risks, step out of your comfort zone and have fun!”

 

Hair is one thing that has stuck by you through every decade, every trend. So how do you continue to show your locks long term care after after all you’ve been through together?

 

 

 

 

To read more on Jon Castellanos, check out his latest feature on Valet, here.

 

Images:

Shot by: Rebekkah Cefai IG: @all_our_wonder

Edited by: David Cano IG: @damericano




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Size Chart

MEN'S SIZE CHART

Not sure what size will fit you best? Refer to our Size Chart to determine your size in Stitch's for jeans, shirts, and jackets.
 PANT SIZE WAIST HIP  SHIRTS & JACKET
29 29" 35" S
30
30"
36" S
31
31"
37" M
32
32"
38" M
33
33"
39" L
34
34"
40" L
36
36"
42" XL
38
38"
44" XL
40
40"
46" 2XL
42 42" 48" 3XL
 

      TOP SIZE             CHEST              TRUE WAIST     ACROSS SHOULDER
S 37" 30" 17 1/2"
M 39" 32" 18"
L 41" 34" 18 1/2"
XL 43" 37" 19"
2XL 45" 39" 19 1/2"
3XL 47" 41" 20"

HOW TO MEASURE

Chest
Measure under arms around the fullest part of the chest. Be sure to keep tape level across back and comfortably loose.
True Waist
Measure around the narrowest part of your torso. This is usually right below your belly button. Be sure to keep tape level and comfortably loose.
Low Hip
Standing with your heels together measure around the fullest part of your hips. Your lower hip is about 8 inches from your waist.