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Hot hair color and cut looks for men

July 10, 2011 | 10:33 PM

When it comes to guys’ color, it’s all about the full fringe. With younger men embracing longer looks (but never admitting they’re stealing singer Justin Bieber’s style), it’s the perfect place for a shady accent—from subtle and dark to theatrically light and bright. Just be sure to keep the color on the cool side, says Linda Cooper-Keller, owner of Identity Hair Salons & Spa in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“Even when older guys are camouflaging unpigmented hair—we never say gray—color the roots but leave ends natural,” she says. “Otherwise, ends go too warm.” In opposition to women, who might choose blonde first, men always adapt the color to the cut, adds Cooper-Keller. These looks from salons across the global show how it’s done.

Hot hair color and cut looks for menDark Daze
Lots of cut-in texture shows off subtle lowlights through the fringe of a rich, dark brown.
Hair by the Identity Salon Educational Team, Identity Hair Salons and Spas, Cincinnati, OH.

Hot hair color and cut looks for menOn the Edge
A textured top is perfect for blonde edging along the front, where it accents the sideswept fringe.
Hair by Teresa McGaha, Mouton's Salon, Grapevine, TX.

Hot hair color and cut looks for menMatch Point
A client with warm eyes can sport warmer hues if placed in the fringe. Cooler coloring in the rest of the hair keeps the overall effect just right. Hair by PK Design Team, Paul Kenneth Salon, Woburn, MA. Dark

Hot hair color and cut looks for menBlack Top
Super-strong shapes and geometric fringes are perfect for cold, metallic, lacquered black. Hair by Stefan Herz, Herz Hair Design in Ottweiler, Germany.

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