You may have seen the word "textured" banded about a lot recently in regards to haircuts. It's become a common term that has hit the every day man in the last year or so, as we've seen a move towards messier, heavily textured styles as we go back to the "Bed head" trend of the 2000's, and we seek easier to style haircuts that don't require too much effort or upkeep.
But what is a textured haircut and what are the best styles for you?
What Is A Textured Haircut?
Textured hair essentially means adding separation and definition in the hair to create different lengths or layers within it. To put that simply, you'll see it as something that looks a lot messier and less structured in comparison with straight natural hair, or hair without any texture added through.
What Will Your Barber Do?
Your barber will use either a texturising shear or razor, or, a technique designed to add different lengths in the hair, such as point cutting or block cutting. These will all make different lengths within the hair giving you a choppy, messy look to your hair.
Who Will Textured Hairstyles Suit?
Textured hairstyles are a great option for most men. They work great with thinning hair as the messier, unstructured nature distracts from the areas that your hair is thinning in. And if you have ultra thick or unruly hair then adding texture will be your best friend to make the hair much easier to style once you leave the barbershop.
The Best Short Textured Haircuts For Men
The crop has become one of the most popular haircuts over the last year as men look towards textured cuts that are easy to style. You'll commonly see this cut worn with a skin fade on the back and sides, and the fringe can be worn however you like. To style use a salt spray or texture dust for texture and then finish with a tiny bit of the Regal Gentleman Matte Clay.
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Short Textured Quiff
The textured quiff is a great in between haircut for men who don't want to go too short, but who also don't want too much styling to do in the morning. This gives you a good amount of length on top to play with. Leave the front slightly longer and take the hair shorter through to the crown. The short textured quiff is all about blow drying when you do decide to style it. Pre style with a salt spray and then finish with the Regal Gentleman Matte Clay.
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Longer Textured Quiff
The short textured quiff's big brother, this is just a longer version and gives you even more to play with. The sides will likely be kept short and the top given lots of length to style. As with the previous, and of more importance, blow drying will be your best friend with this style. You want to get plenty of volume through the hair.
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Short Back And Sides With Textured Top
This haircut has become very popular again over the past 6 months, with people like David Beckham going for it at the Royal Wedding. You can wear this any way you like, with a skin fade on the back and sides, or as a grown out buzz cut, it's really up to you. But for this style leave just enough length to style on top and get plenty of textured added through the length you do have. Finish with a tiny bit of the Regal Gentleman Matte Clay.
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The style notoriously worn by Liam Gallagher and Paul Weller is back and we can't say we're disappointed. It's not for everybody, and will be for a select few but the Mod style is one of the coolest around if you can wear it with confidence. Expect to see a lot of cross breeds between mod styles and modern 2018 styles for those gents that don't want to go full Liam Gallagher in 2018 and 2019.
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It'll often be referred to as the Tommy Shelby as it draws comparisons to the Peaky Blinders leaders style and this cut is great for gents whose face shape doesn't suit a cut with excessive volume, or who don't want to mess around too much with the blow dryer. Get texture added through to give it a messier look, and avoid the straight down emo look that was popular in the late 2000's. Style with a tiny bit of the Regal Gentleman Matte Clay for added texture and a medium hold.
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Just because you have curly hair, doesn't mean you can't have texture added either. Curls look great with that wavy texture accentuated too, giving a real nice messy look on top. You can pair the textured curls on top with a fade on the back and sides.
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How To Style Short Textured Haircuts For Men
For all of these styles we'd recommend using a pre styler like a Salt spray when blow drying and then finish with a matte hair styling product that adds texture like the Regal Gentleman Matte Clay.
You want to keep these hairstyles looking natural with a matte finish. And for most of them you don't want too strong of a hold, to keep the hair reworkable throughout the day.