Posted: May 08 2017
Men dying their hair blonde is a trend that doesn't seem to be passing. We saw it a year or so back with people like Aaron Ramsey and Lionel Messi, but now it's becoming more popular amongst the masses.
Gary Barlow is the most recent to take the plunge after recently posting his brand new blonde hairstyle on Instagram. But, if you want to follow suit, what is the best way to do it and how do you take care of your new blonde locks?
(Photo Credit - Instagram @officialgarybarlow)
TOP TIPS FOR MEN DYING THEIR HAIR BLONDE LIKE GARY BARLOW
1. ALWAYS VISIT A PROFESSIONAL
The most important tip that we could ever give is - always get your hair dyed by a professional. If you're truly looking to take the leap for the near future, and not just use a temporary dye, we would always recommend going to see your barber, or going to a hairdresser if a barber near you doesn't offer hair dying services.
This will ensure that you don't come out with streaky hair, or the dreaded ginger when you wanted blonde.
Heads up for gents in London and Newcastle, 2 barbers that we know are great at dying men's hair are Toastie Styles at Johnny's Chop Shop Barbers in Oxford Circus, London and Tom Baxter at Tom Baxter Hair in Newcastle!
(Haircut by @tombaxter_hair)
2. AFTER CARE IS VITAL
Bleaching your hair blonde is never going to leave it in great condition, so it's vital that you care for your hair after dying. This means using a good shampoo, and conditioner to wash your hair, and going through some intense conditioning & hydrating treatments once a week. Shampoos and conditioners rich in protein are perfect for your hair after dying, as peroxide can strip the hair of proteins.
(Haircut by @tombaxter_hair)
WHAT IS THE NEW GARY BARLOW BLONDE HAIRSTYLE? HOW TO GET IT?
On top the Gary Barlow style is kept pretty long, between 4-5 inches and then has plenty of texture to create a messier effect - with an undercut. On the back & sides it's kept nice and tight, with a short grade 2 or 3 all over.
If you're also looking to dye your hair blonde, then make sure you follow the steps above.
Top tip - When looking to get a new cut you're always best to show your barber a CLEAR picture of the desired cut. That way it ensures you get exactly what you're looking for!
(Photo credit - Instagram @officialgarybarlow)
HOW TO STYLE YOUR HAIR LIKE GARY BARLOW
As mentioned above, Gary Barlow's hair has plenty of texture throughout (he famously has thinning hair as he's getting older), but make sure you ask your barber to add some texture if your hair is naturally very thick and doesn't have much definition to it! This is normally done with a cut throat razor or scissors (if you've never seen this before - you can see the technique at 1:22 in the video down below).
When styling use a Clay or Texture Paste. You're looking for something ideally with a decent hold, that creates texture, that's not too heavy and that can be reworked throughout the day. We would recommend The London Grooming Co Clay or Joe Grooming Texture Paste.