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Last updated: January 18, 2023

Winter 2023: The Men’s Trends You Need To Know

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8 Men’s Trends To Inspire Your Clients—Plus, Pro Tips!

Do the guys in your chair request the same cut every appointment? Help them switch up their style this winter with our curated trend list. We’re seeing modern mullets, platinum frosted tips (yes, you heard that right!) and a men’s trend list wouldn’t be complete without the classic fade. Keep reading to get all of the inspiration your client needs—plus, the pro tips to help you create the looks.

 

1. The Fade

Do you have confidence cutting a fade? There’s a fade variation for every client and this year’s trend radar is showing that this staple cut isn’t going anywhere. Clean, clipper cuts are a request we expect to get year-round, so it’s key you master this timeless style. Lucky for you, we’ve made you a fade cheat sheet to sharpen your skills:

 

 

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2. Texturized & Tapered 

Like the fade, we always see variations of the timeless tapered cut—especially with lots of texture. A majority of male clients want a classic cut that makes them feel handsome, so expect to see a texturized version of the classic taper continue into the New Year. Need some practice? Get unlimited access to the 90-minute “Tapered Men’s Clipper Cut” class on BTC-U!

 

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Related: 3 Tips For A Tapered Fade

 

3. Custom Dip Dyed Vivids

For the man who wants to make a statement, we present you with customized vivids. Whether it appears in the form of a full dye job or some colored tips, vivid hair color is making a comeback. No matter what color your client chooses, creating a clean base is essential for vivids that pop! Click here to learn how to achieve a clean base when blonding.

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Want to introduce male clients to hair color? Learn how to offer gray blending as an add-on HERE!

 

4. Clean-Cut Beards

Along with our clean clipper cuts, we see an increase in tailored beards. This style of beard is defined by a short length and ultra-clean perimeters. Feel out-of-grooming-shape? Have no fear: Here are four service tips to increase male client loyalty from Victory Barber & Brand Founder Matty Conrad (@mattyconrad).

 

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WATCH: Barbering, Beards & Men’s Grooming With Matty Conrad

 

5. Softly Texturized Movement 

Tousled and textured, this look features more length and lots of movement. Celebrities like Timothée Chalamet and Percy Hines White are sporting this sexy look, so we expect clients to request this style into the next year.

 

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6. Frosted Tips

Frosted tips visit us as a blast from the past, but with a modern take. No longer paired with outdated yellow tones, these tips are perfectly platinum and extra cool.

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Learn the midlength textured cut from award-winning barber Kevin Luchmun on BTC-U!

 

7. New-Age Mullets

We’ve seen it all: Mullets are back. This is a super-customizable style that works perfectly with all different textures and lengths, so don’t be surprised if your client requests a variation of this retro ’80s cut.

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8. Bottle Blondes

We absolutely love to see male clients rocking a bright blonde. They’re here to make a statement and we’re here to give you the pro tips you need to deliver the look. This is a color that survives all seasons, so be sure to save these tips for later! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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