BUT. There’s a new haircut in town (Hollywood-town), and it’s all about not layering—at least not noticeably. We’re referring to the blunt cut. Perfectly even ends just look so fresh right now. Or even, as Lena Dunham put it on Instagram last week, poetic. “I miss @zoe.kazan so I am sharing this photo I took of her blunt ends, which are so poetic to me,” she captioned this photo. While growing out her short hair, Dunham herself has been wearing blunt ends, according to the man behind her most recent cut, Marcus Francis, who happens to have given Julianne Moore a blunt cut just last night. He says both his clients and fellow celebrity hairstylists are definitely feeling the straight-edged vibe right now. “It’s a departure from the scraggly undone hair that was around for a while,” he explains. “Blunter and undone looks healthier and more enviable.”
But even a simple ponytail can look modern and polished with sharp, ironed ends…such as this one on Natalie Portman!
The resurgence of slick hard holds!
Slick or slicked back hair, both of which are interchangeable, has been around for a while. And like many other classic hairstyles, the slick back haircut has reemerged to become a popular modern style for men in 2016. To get the modern slick back hairstyle, you must combine a fade haircut on the sides (high, mid, low, or skin fade) with medium to long hair on top. This particular style is known as the “slicked back undercut”. There is also the more classic, long slick back hair that does not require a fade on the sides.
As we celebrate the resurgence of interest for our SUDZZfx Chizel Hard Rock Gel…we dig through our dusty archives to tell the long lineage hair gels have!
Did you know that the ancient Egyptians who gave birth to so many beauty firsts were also the inventors of the first hair gel? Natalie McCreesh, an archaeological scientist from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester, England, and her colleagues studied hair samples taken from 18 mummies. Analysis of hair fibers identify the popularity of a fat-based hair styling gel that was used to keep hair in place in both life and death! The oldest is approximately 3,500 years old, but most were excavated from a cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis in the Western Desert and date from Greco-Roman times, around 2,300 years ago!