Even though it is still summer and it’s boiling outside right now, it doesn’t hurt to think about men’s long hairstyles in preparation for Autumn and Winter.
An important indicator for these trends are the fashion shows of the big clothing brands. There we get to see a glimpse of the Autumn and Winter trends for men’s long hairstyles 2020.
First autumn/winter trend 2020: Shoulder length hair
During the covid-19 lockdows, many men decided to buy a pair of clippers and be done with it. Whilst others embraced mens long hairstyles and have grown to love their locks. But what styling options are there for the man with longer hair?
We often see that the autumn and winter hairstyling trends for men tend to include longer hair anyway and I think this will be the case more than ever this year. It’s not very surprising that men want their hair a bit longer when the temperatures start to drop.
The first autumn trend of 2020 shows some kind of boyband look from the 1990’s. The hairstyle is long and touches almost the shoulder. In most cases you need straight or slightly wavy hair to pull of this look. When it comes to styling you do not need much, stick to a high performance sea salt spray and a super matte product. It is pretty straightforward but you need to be able to grow your hair this long first.
Also a good shampoo and conditioner are important, because otherwise your hair will either get too dry or even greasy.
Second Autumn/Winter trend of 2020: Swept back wet look
A second Autumn and Winter trend of 2020 for men’s long hairstyles is the swept back wet look. It is basically a slick look with longer hair, but not as tight compared to a regular slick back or perhaps a man-bun. You need medium long hair and compared to the first trend we talked about, it is a bit shorter.
This hairstyle reminds a bit of the surfer look. Imagine you just get out of the water after you caught some nice waves. You shake the excessive water out of your hair and the result is close to this swept back wet look.
To create a wet look like this you need some products with a good amount of shine and a bit of hold.
First i recommend washing the hair, then whilst its still wet, scrunch with a towel. Don’t rub all the moisture out but leave it damp. Whilst its damp, apply a high performance sea spray into the roots and use your fingers to distribute through the strands, this will add a new beach look texture. To finish, you’ll need a high performance waterbased pomade.
I recommend applying this whilst still damp. Refrain from using the drier for the true swept back look. If you need more control over pulling the fringe back over the head then do some blow drying before you apply the pomade.
Third Autumn/Winter trend of 2020: Curly and messy hair
The third Autumn and Winter trend of 2020 is definitely curly and messy hair with a bit of shine. Curly hair is always a bit more difficult to style compared to straight or wavy hair, but luckily this season it does not have to be so neat as the hairstyles of last year.
Let your curly hair lead you and keep things messy and loose. Just keep it at medium length and add some definition with shine. That way you certainly have one of the men’s long hairstyles that will be trendy in the Autumn and Winter of 2020.
This messy look is best achieved with products that offer a high hold and some shine. The main goal is to provide your hair with some definition and also to nourish your hair so it will not look too dry or flat.
Fourth Autumn/Winter trend of 2020: A part with curls
Perhaps you already noticed that curly hair is an important trend for men’s long hairstyles in 2020. Also looks with a mid- or side part seem to belong to this Winter/Autumn trend.
In the case of a mid-part is basically means that your hair will fall to either left or right from the middle, like the picture above. You put your comb in the middle, primarily in the front, and you comb your hair to both sides to make an equal part. You can also use your hands for a loose look.
Not every man has naturally these kind of nice curls, but also with wavy hair you can easily achieve a similar hairstyle. Are you not a fan of these mid-parts, then try a nice wavy side-part.
These looks really do well if you have a bit of length, so try to get to at least a medium length to pull these looks off. When your hair gets a bit longer it sometimes will get wavier or curlier already because of the length.
To achieve these looks apply sea salt spray and then finish with a pliable clay with medium hold. A often heard complaint from man with curly hair. You require a medium to high hold to achieve this Autumn/Winter 2020 hairstyle and preferably with a semi-matte or medium shiny finish. Compared to the third look I talked about, this one can be a bit more matte and natural.
Fifth Autumn/Winter hairstyle trend of 2020 for men: Long and wavy hair
Lets look at the last men’s long hairstyle for Autumn/Winter 2020.
It must reach at least your shoulders. This hair requires some preparation in order to achieve the length. If you want this men’s long hairstyle for Autumn/Winter 2020, you should have started growing it in 2019.
Preferably you have long and (slightly) wavy hair already . When your hair is completely straight there is a change it will look a bit boring and flat. The waves or slight curls give this look some definition. That is why this Autumn 2020 look is not for everybody, but it is definitely not only for those grunge guys that play in a rockband anymore.
Don’t be afraid to experiment a little, because you can always cut your hair shorter again.
The product advice for this kind of look is similar to the shoulder length look I talked about first in this blogpost.
This look is just a bit longer and preferably not as straight. When it comes to styling, again you do not need much, stick to a high performance sea salt spray and a super matte product. It is pretty straightforward but you need to be able to grow your hair this long first.
So, what can we conclude after seeing these men’s long hairstyles for the Autumn and Winter of 2020?
Well, that longer hair and curly hair are definitely playing a bigger part than they did last year.
And it does not have to be as tight and neat anymore as we saw before.
Embrace the messy and loose hairstyles and experiment a bit. You can always go back to a shorter hairstyle when you feel it is not for you.
Good luck gentlemen!