Salons all over are reporting a big increase in men hair cutting, thanks to new longer hairstyles for men. That, together with the “blonde” phenomena for men, that started over two year ago, and since, has move on to chaps asking for all sorts of hair color changes.
Men hair coloring could be design to be as natural or as drastic that you want to be.
For example, just the other day, a guy in his early fifty’s came into the salon, let’s call him Pete, an engineer. Pete said, for Christmas his daughters gave him younger style shoes, slacks and shirts. And after trying them on, it dawned on him that how much older his gray hair and white beards made him feel. And working with a younger team of engineers doesn’t help any either.Pete said he was looking for a drastic change that would go with his new style clothes. After discussing his options the decision came to going blue black.
That’s right, Black. Why black? Because it is cool, young and unnatural. Here is the thought pattern, besides the “blonde” phenomena the other coloring trend that has been very popular with younger men, is going black.
Elvis the King himself, made color black cool, but then, for decades when it came to hair coloring, we all said natural hair coloring was the king. So now with generation Y defining their nature, Xers finding ways to have fun with, and Baby Boomers defying the nature—It’s easy to understand why unnatural colors (individualize hair colors) are in, and natural hair colors are out.
And in the case of Pete, if we had gone the “natural way” trying to make his hair and beard less gray, he still would look old. But, after coloring his hair and beard Pete looked and felt young and cool. Going black is not for everybody, but if you are entertaining the thought, remember these tips on getting a cool black color. First, have it done professionally.
And secondly think blue, if not you might get red. In most home hair coloring, even some salon coloring, the natural tones and colors that are used to cover gray hair, have a red under tone and/or they leave the hair flat and dull looking. Using a Blue-black color, not only will cover all the gray hairs, it adds shine as well. And a few weeks after coloring, it would not get the cheap red over tone.
If you don’t have any grays, you could always ask for blue- black semi-permanent hair coloring, it does the job and leaves your hair in a good condition too. Final thought, in the competitive society that we live in, blending in and looking like the other guys may not be the best way to go. Get a new attitude that your hairstyle, can be and should be as individual and unique as you.