American Crew debuted its hottest trends in men's haircuts and style. Much like the bold patterns and color-blocking combinations that likely will rule men's fashion and provide a wide range of style options for spring/summer 2014, men's grooming in 2014 is all about versatility.
Taking inspiration from retro shapes edited to have a markedly modern flair, American Crew’s new Independent Collection features three new cuts—Ezra, Hamilton and James, each styled in three ways.
"Gone are shorter haircuts that limit style options; 2014 is the year to be a bit more bold, play both sides of the fence with your style and keep your options open," said Craig Hanson, American Crew creative director. "It starts with the cut, and by keeping hair longer, men can take advantage of all the choices they have for their style."
Take inspiration from these 2014 cuts and styles to form your own, individual look:
- James: Not your father's comb over, nor is it Christian Bale's in American Hustle, this cut and subsequent styles take the uber-groomed look of the 50s and pairs it with blow-combed styles from the 70s to give hair an exaggerated look of fullness with a sculpted shape. American Crew uses its Pomade, a water-based formula, to offer smooth control to any style.
- Ezra: Go to new lengths with this 80s-inspired style that is as tall as it is bold. American Crew uses its Firm Hold Styling Gel to provide all-day hold. Once dry, the hair can be finished with American Crew Fiber to thicken, texturize and increase fullness of the hair, with a matte finish.
- Hamilton: This cut is both relaxed and rugged, and a modern take on the characteristic 90s hairstyles. Hamilton easily goes from day to night, or can be easily changed to fit any mood. American Crew uses Alternator, a styling and finishing spray that uses polymer based technology, to get the look, for all-day control while allowing hair to remain flexible for styling and adjusting.