Welcome back to the Hairskeen blog! Today, we are going to be talking about style. Style is more than just what you wear or how you do your hair — it’s about how you present yourself to the world. It’s a means of self-expression and it’s something that everyone, even if you wouldn’t necessarily claim to have “style,” naturally have
Style is really important to us here at Hairskeen as it is one of the reasons why we created our hair replacement for men and we offer training services for hairstylists and barbers. We wanted everyone to be able to express themselves even if their hair wasn’t quite on the same page and they are balding. We think having a full head of hair is beautiful and we think no hair is beautiful, too. It’s all about providing our male clients the options they need to have the style they desire.
Keep reading to learn more about style and how it is integral to who we are. Visit the Hairskeen website to learn how you can provide for your male clients who want options for expressing their style.
Express Yourself: Why Style Will Always Be Important
There is a reason why Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band’s song “Express Yourself” has been covered by groups such as N.W.A., sampled, and featured in movies since its inception. Beyond the melody being incredibly catchy, the sentiment “express yourself” still rings true today — and probably more so than it has ever before. There is something about being yourself that is incredibly powerful, liberating, and completely necessary. Before we discuss what style is and why it is important. Let us look at what it is not.
Style is Not Fashion
Style is something that is timeless and not bound to current trends. For example, motorcycle clubs such as the 59 club who sported the badass style of combat boots and leather jackets have a style that isn’t bound by the demands of time or fashion. Why do you think the fashion industry loves to reinvent old looks and styles? True style is not dictated by what is fashionable.
Style is Not Consumerism
Style isn’t consumerism either. There are many brands that survive on the demand of the latest trends on the runway, and goad their customers to buy while it’s hot. However, style isn’t about how much you have, but what you do with what you have. Whether you live comfortably or you scrape by on paycheck to paycheck, everyone can express themselves. For example, college kids who buy their clothes from local thrift stores may have better style than those who can afford designer lines. Style can be expensive and it can be cheap — it’s all about how you wear it.
Style is Personal
The reason why style is timeless and not dependent on how much money you have, is that style is personal. The clothes a person wears, the way they style their hair, and even how they walk can be expressions of who they are, and how they wish to present themselves to the world. A Psychology Today article says:
“With style, we stamp our personal identity on an arrangement of things. And our closets always seem full of possibilities — it just depends on what aspect of our identity we want to make palpable in clothes that day.”
The same article goes on to say:
“Style is a little excursion into self-expression through what you choose to wear, a life-affirming expression of your character and spirit.”
Style is Creative
Because style is personal, it is also creative. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a “creative person,” putting on clothes everyday is a creative act as you are creating an outfit. If you are more creatively inclined, your personal style can be a fun way to show the world who you are and to experiment with color, patterns, textures, accessories, and hair styles. Even if you have to wear a uniform or particular style of dress to work, how you put those outfits together, how you tie your tie, and even how you accessorize that uniform is a way to be expressive.
Style Provides a Sense of Control
Choosing how your hair will be styled, what clothes you wear, and even if you put tattoos on your body is a means of feeling a sense of control. The Psychology Today article quoted above goes on to say:
“[Personal style] always suggests that you are in control of your personal environment. That’s one reason why it is an invaluable tool in moving through the world.”
It not only offers us the feelings of control, but it can also communicate to others that we have our lives, jobs, and other aspects of our life under control.
Why Hairskeen Cares About Style
However you want to style your hair is your choice. If you want to wear your hair long, or if you want to stay on trend with the latest style, do it. If you want to rock a shaved head, do it. We at Hairskeen believe in offering male clients choices and that’s why we do what we do. Hair can be an amazing accessory that can transform a man’s entire outlook because he gets to rock the style that he wants. If you believe in the same things — every person’s right to express themselves — and you want to offer your clients the same choices, visit our website to learn more about our product and sign up for one of our training sessions. By offering Hairskeen, your clients have the opportunity to show who they are to the world. Visit our website today!