California Cool: Adrien Grenierby Diana Schmidtke, Celebrity stylist
In these photos, we see three very dif-ferent versions of curly textured hair. Depending on individual taste, you may find yourself attracted to one look over another. Just because a man has curly hair does not mean he has to wear it the same way each day. The key to making curly hair look its best is to always keep it natural looking. Less is more when it comes to styling and the use of prod-ucts. You never want to over style it, however, you will need to get in there and do more than just push the curls around. Most men do not know how to work with their curly hair, nor do they want to spend hours blow drying and styling their own hair each day.
The key to getting perfect curls is choosing the right product. Gel and mousse are not the best choices; you will want to use a product that is creamy in texture. Leave-in conditioners and texturizing creams work great on curls. Non-sticky, light hold creams will separate and tame the curls perfectly. These three different looks on the same guy are a perfect example of how men can change their style without doing anything too drastic. In each of these photos, you can see that Adrian’s facial hair is also very different. Facial hair adds to the overall look of a man’s fin-ished style. The haircuts themselves dif-fer slightly in each of these photos but for the most part, the length remains the same. What changes is the choice of product, amount of product used, and the styling technique.
In the smaller two pictures, the hair has been allowed to air dry and only the amount of product used differs. In the top picture, his curls have been relaxed. You can do this two ways. The first would be to use the right size round brush and your blow dryer to relax out the curl. The second way to achieve this look would be to run a flat iron quickly over different sections of air dried hair until you are pleased with the new curl texture. Whichever method you choose to use, finish up with your creme tex-tured light hold product.
Wow, what a handsome man! With such amazing eyes and natural beauty, Adrian Greiner looks amazing rocking out his natural texture! The basis of this look is a great cut expertly crafted with texturizing shears to emphasize the natural curl. To create and maintain curl separa-tion, the great looking guy on the go can simply distribute a small amount of styling cre'me throughout the hair, tousle it and air dry. I recommend the fan favorite, Rusk Wired Flexible Styling Cre'me which will create the carefree, dramatic texture and move-ment Adrian has captured so well.
Sherri Jessee, International Rusk Creative Team Artistic Director, Sherri’s Hair Salon