Men’s hair this year, they say, is going to be short; short and pretty neat and tidy. A version of this trend that you’ve probably seen on film stars lately- like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Daniel Craig, Aaron Eckhart and even Zac Efron– is the slicked back side part look.
If you want a men’s hair style that’s up to date, then check out these pictures of the slicked back side part look and get one yourself. But before you do, I think there are a few things you should consider. Thinking about getting this look myself I inevitably realize that this relatively “simple” men’s isn’t as simple as it seems.
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The slicked back side part look is a classy look, there’s no doubt about it. It oozes sophistication and charm. It oozes the kind of low-fi “I’m not image conscious I just have a quality image” style vibe that George Clooney possesses better than anyone. You doubt me? Watch that scene again in Out of Sight when he seduces Jennifer Lopez over a scotch on the rocks. It’s all in the hair.
The thing is this: sure, this men’s hair style is a quality and sophisticated look, but you pretty much need the same kind of lifestyle to pull it off. I mean, unless you spend time in luxurious tuxes seducing lovely women like J Lo in jazzy bars; or, you go to a lot of award ceremonies like the Oscars and Emmys and look super in a two-button suit and black tie like Brad Pitt; or, you’ve got a ton of money and your everyday wardrobe consists of Ralph Lauren preppy wear, then your sophisticated side part hair isn’t really gonna work.
Written by: Roger Dawkins