Men’s Must Haves: Man Up with Mitch
Fashion isn’t the only thing repeating itself – vintage hairstyles are making a comeback as well. We are seeing lots of men rocking short sides, clean fades, and fuller, slicked back hair on top. Yes, this season it’s about going back in time when it comes to men’s hair.
“My favorite look with men’s hair currently is the Elvis Presley inspired, messy pompadour. It’s been a big trend lately and I’m loving it,” said Medina Spreco, Artistic Director of Ekskluziv Salon in Roanoke, Virginia. Being a Paul Mitchell Focus salon owner allows Spreco to experiment with the most popular Paul Mitchell products, including Mitch, a line designed specifically for today’s man.
“It’s not your girlfriend’s product she had laying around in her cabinet,” explained Spreco. “The great thing about the Mitch line is that there is a product for every type of man.” Mitch presents easy to manage styling ways to fit today’s men and their hectic schedules – anything from reforming texturizer to construction paste. These products are easy to use, providing long-lasting, crunch-free finishes with no flaking. Since guys are no longer afraid to invest time in their appearance, stylists are stepping away from the word “metro” and replacing it with “well groomed.”
“These products smell and look sexy and masculine. After all, style isn’t born. It’s groomed,” said Spreco, quoting Mitch’s slogan. “My main concern with men when they sit in my chair is the type of lifestyle they lead, so that I can make the proper haircut and product recommendations for styling their hair whether they have 20 minutes or 20 seconds to spend on themselves in the morning.”
Spreco believes every man should own two products: a good shampoo and a styling product. Spreco recommends Mitch’s sulfate-free Double Hitter. “It’s a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner! Men hate conditioner,” said Spreco.
Her ultimate go-to Mitch product for guys is Clean Cut; a semi-matte, medium-hold styling cream that holds the style in place, without looking like product is in the hair. Plus, it works well with all textures of hair. For that guy who is usually late and oh-so-busy, but cares about his looks? “Use a nickel-size amount of Steady Grip firm hold gel by Mitch, run it through your damp hair and run out the door!”