I Feel Disconnected

A hair trend that has been evolving over the last couple of years among the fashion forward is reaching a nexus as masses of men confidently let go of blended hair, transitioning to a far bolder and edgy disconnected look. This has laid way to a number of styling possibilities, maintaining options to dress it up, or down. Regardless of how it is worn, this style seems to represent a kind of collision of the popular resurgence of Don Draper-esque high and tights and DYI-ness of today’s younger culture. While shaving the sides of one’s head is not difficult, sculpting it into something of style and substance is quite a bit more.

This is an exciting looking way to creative and interesting variations.
Strip of Men's Hairstyles
Now wrap your attention around the interesting and somewhat unlikely evolution of this look: the top knot.

What happens when a style grows out? Well, for men’s hair, it’s typically a haircut, or a trim perhaps. It’s the hinge on which our business rests. But in the last year, an interesting look—the top knot—seems to have gained popularity, and not just among the trend-setters and hipsters of our city’s streets. Top knots are being spotted everywhere, abiding by a kind of natural law that if the hair reaches then the knot is fair game. Top knots are appearing in all shapes and forms, from short stem-like sprouts, to elegantly crafted chignons. Many men are opting to tap their creative/effeminate bone to perpetuate this style.

It has been interesting to see this look evolve from what I believe to be a pseudo-throwback, the high and tight to a kind of hybrid of masculine and feminine. Will it last? Time will tell. But one thing is for sure: it’s knot for everyone.

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