The Flow haircut is our latest obsession for men’s haircuts
When it comes to men’s hair trends, there often isn’t a ton of upheaval in this area. Most men stick to what they know, especially when it comes to cut and color. But in 2022, we want every guy to try out the flowy haircut. It is a style that suits almost everyone and is incredibly beautiful for those who wear it. Trust us, we wouldn’t encourage you to get a haircut if it wasn’t true.
For those of you brave enough to try it out, we reached out to master stylist Eli Mancha. The owner of Bang Salon Chicago told us everything you need to know about haircuts, including what it is, how to achieve it, and the best places to find inspiration. Scroll below for all the details!
What is the Flow haircut?
Often referred to as “hockey hair,” this haircut is all about showing off that gorgeous hair you have. It tends to be medium length or longer, although it is often curly or wavy. Eli notes that “the flowy haircut is a haircut that uses natural texture to create effortless flow or style.”
And more and more people are striving to achieve this look these days. “I think this style has become so popular because it’s easy to maintain and uses each individual’s natural hair texture,” Eli says. “The look is lived in to begin with, so the growth feels more intentional and natural.”
How do you get the cut?
Getting the haircut is relatively easy, although it comes down to the hair you already have on top of your head. “Having more hair density and a slight curl or wave in the hair will make this shape more achievable,” Eli says. So if you have thinning locks, this look may not work for you.
When it comes to cutting hair the right way, Eli notes that “you can achieve this haircut by cutting with the texture of each person’s natural waves and hair growth patterns by using lots of point cuts or shaving to give it that lived-in look.” Be sure to tell your stylist when you walk in. Oh, and don’t forget the inspiration photos. “Always bring pictures. They are of course worth 1000 words,” Eli mentions.
Flow Haircut Inspiration
We have a handful of inspirational images for you to choose from below. Again, this cut looks a bit like a hockey haircut, so look to it for inspiration. Eli mentions that Bradley Cooper is also great to use as an example.