Thursday, 29 June 2017

The Undercut part 3

Side Swept Undercut
Much like the slicked back version, the first step to harnessing a side swept undercut is to ensure you have longer proportions up top so the slicking of the hair works well with the shorter sides of your haircut. The key to pulling off the side swept undercut is to make sure that you are parting your hair the right way. This differs for everyone, so ensure that you are choosing the best part for your face. This is generally determined by which way your hair naturally falls.

5. Puffy Undercut
The one thing that you will need to pull off the puffy undercut is a lot of volume and texture. This version of the undercut is also dependent on the kind of hair that you naturally possess. Gentlemen with curlier hair types will find this styling easier to recreate, particularly when it comes to applying product to your hair to enhance your natural waves. For men with straighter hair types, creating more texture with the layering of your hair is important and will aid when it comes to styling this cut. Keep in mind that matte hair product works nicely with this version.

Friday, 16 June 2017

The Undercut Part 2

Layered Undercut
For something a bit different, a layered undercut is what you will want. This version of the cut is also advised for those who want to add fullness and depth to your hair from a visual perspective. By adding layers, this will visually amplify your locks, working to make the hair look more voluminous. You should also determine to what degree you wish to layer your hair, your hairdresser can advise you on this.

Slicked Back Undercut
The trick to pulling off the slicked back undercut is to ensure your hair is long enough to style it back. You’ll want your hair longer, and the key to ensuring it looks polished is to use a great quality hair product to tame the longer proportions up top. For a more modern take on this cut opt for a matte putty or clay to keep things relatively textured. For a more old school adaptation of the trend, a pomade product will ensure the cut looks more structured while maintaining a relaxed reference to the past.


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The undercut

Part 1 

The undercut has typically been a staple hair trend in men’s runway and editorial looks. Not only strictly popularised in fashion, but this haircut is also common amongst many film and television stars. It has also celebrated a long-lasting popularity in street style, particularly with the younger generations eager to embrace the trend. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, it’s youthful and can work incredibly well for curly, straight or wavy hair types. The other great thing about the undercut is that it can be interpreted in many ways. From the classic versions to the more modern adaptations and everything in between, consider this your ultimate guide for the top undercut hairstyles you should try today.

For something a little more conservative, go for a classic cut which still maintains trimmed sides, but leaves the top not too long. The classic undercut is recommended for those who may be a little apprehensive about this haircut because it is relatively simple and isn’t too extreme. Styling the classic undercut is simple, and a bit of hair product will keep it clean and polished. A wet look pomade. will give this cut a 40’s/50’s touch which can be great to change the proportions up.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Why is your beard red and your hair isn't?

It’s one of the great questions of our time. Is there life after death? Do we have free will? And why the bloody hell is my beard red when my hair isn’t?
If what’s on your chin doesn’t match up with what’s on your head (and you didn’t have spaghetti for lunch), then it falls to science to explain this follicular phenomenon.
The genes that determine hair colour are so-called ‘incomplete dominant hereditary traits.’ This means that there isn’t one single gene that’s dominant over the rest, but all genes influence each other.”
Put simply; genes get passed down from parents, grandparents and earlier ancestors. Combinations of these genes present differently in different people, which allows for lots of possibilities including having different colour armpit hair, pubes and beard.
No big surprise there, but why does that result in so many ginge-tinged gents? It turns out red whiskers are the outcome of a gene known as MC1R. When someone inherits this from both parents, they get red hair and fair skin. However, if they only get one MC1R gene, ginger traits are only sprinkled into their genetics and so can appear in other (unwanted) places.
So there you go, you can sleep easy knowing your mother didn’t have it off with the ginger postman. And if it still bothers you, just hold out for the greys to set in.Keep that red beard moisturized with FATS Beard oil $34 At Urban Male

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Friday, 10 March 2017

The best haircut for a man with a widows peak 

Ever wondered what would be a good haircut for a guy with a somewhat rounded face and a widow’s peak? 
A widow’s peak is the v-shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead and is thought to be genetic. 
The name comes from a belief that it was an omen of early widowhood thanks to its similarity to the peak of a widow’s hood – worn as indication of mourning since the 16th century. On men, in modern popular culture it has become associated with villainy. Think of The Joker, Count Dracula and, of course, Eddie Munster.
If you have a round face you are advised to balance it out by making it appear elongated. So, make sure the sides are shorter than the top and avoid short fringes.
You should also definitely not consider growing it at the sides as you'll risk looking like a cantaloupe melon.
There is no reason to hide it, as a widow’s peak is a sign of a strong hairline and preferable to receding. However, if it does bother you the quickest way to hide it is to adopt a side parting. If you have a round face do not attempt a side parting unless you want to look like a pair of curtains.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Urban Male has moved


To Jodie’s Hair Designers

175 Ferry Road

Opposite TSS
next to Zarraffa’s


I look forward to seeing you in my new location

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Helen's February holiday

I will be away on holiday from

13th February - 20th February

Sorry for any inconvenience

Urban Male shop now open

Monday, 23 January 2017

Styling Pomade


Buff up hair with high shine! Work through hair for strong definition and flexibility without weight. Moisturizers add super shine and provide moist separation.


Add to dry hair for intense shine and definition

Salon closed Thursday 26th January
Australia day!