Its always important for you to find what looks best on you when looking for a new hairstyle. If you are also looking for something that will be equally appealing to your mate, look no further.
Cosmopolitan’s beauty experts have complied a list of the top 8 hairstyles that men love. Check out these tips to help you achieve styles that are both alluring and fabulous:
Straight Up Sexy
Why Guys Love It: From an evolutionary perspective, guys subconsciously like hair that looks clean and healthy. “Hair that’s in top condition shows that you have a balanced diet and good health — signs of an ideal mate,” says biological anthropologist Helen Fisher PhD.
How to Get It: Work a silicone-based straightening serum through damp hair before blow-drying. Clip locks in 4-6 sections depending on how thick your hair is. Then tackle one at a time with a paddle brush and a blow-dryer equipped with a nozzle pointed straight down. Finish with a light shine spray.
Why Guys Love It: Every guy loves to run their fingers through smooth, shiny hair. “Shine draws guys in because it’s a sign of youth and vitality,” adds Fisher.
How to Get It: Apply smoothing cream to damp hair. While blow-drying, use a medium-sized round brush and work from the bottom layers up. Pin the top portion out of your way and point the nozzle down to flatten the cuticle. When your mane is dry, mist on a thermal-straightening spray (the kind heat activates like Dove Heat Defense Therapy Mist, $5). Glide a flatiron over strands to kill any flyaways and seal in silkiness. Rake a tiny drop of shine serum through ends with your fingers for a superglossy movie-star finish.
Bad Girl Bump
Why Guys Love It: The small pouf (and we’re not talking The Snookie here) adds a subtle dose of glamour to any look. That’s why it’s such a hot red-carpet go-to. “Wearing your hair up bares your most seductive features, like your neck and shoulders,” explains celeb stylist Ken Paves.
How to Get It: Part dry, straight hair from above the arches of each brow back to the crown to create a mini ponytail. Twist the top of the tail, and push hair forward to create volume, then secure with a large barrette or bobby pins. Gather the rest into a bun and mist with a holding spray (try Vavoom Shapemaker Shaping Spray, $15).
Why Guys Love It: This style shows off the neck and frames your face with its short bob. “Short and choppy, the new bob accentuates your cheekbones and eyes,” says celeb stylist Oscar Blandi.
How to Get It: Start with a protective styling spray to maintain shine like Got2b Guardian Angel Protect N’ Blow Out Lotion and Gloss Finish, $6. Then, divide hair into two-inch sections and blow-dry straight. Finish by using a flat-iron to flip out your ends slightly.
Why Guys Love It: Bun looks simple and elegant yet still touchable. The hair that falls into the face prevents the updo from looking too severe. “Men couldn’t care less if your strands are perfectly styled and neat. In fact, he might like you more with some wildness or bedhead, since it shows you’re carefree and relaxed,” says Fisher.
How to Get It: Make a low side ponytail, leaving a few pieces loose around your face. Twist the length of your ponytail, and wrap it into a figure-eight shape — smoosh it up against your scalp, and tuck the ends into the loop. Insert a few hairpins or tiny barrettes to lock it all in place. Finish with a mist of light-weight hair spray that’ll give you extra hold minus any stickiness, like Paul Mitchell Worked Up, $15.
Sexy Side Pony
Why Guys Love It: “An asymmetrical updo is universally flattering for all face shapes because nobody’s features are perfectly aligned,” says NYC celeb stylist Nathaniel Hawkins. That means a side pony is an easy way to make sure no one notices your flaws. This look is soft without looking sloppy or overdone.
How to Get It: Rub on a smoothing gel like L’Oreal Professional Texture Expert Gelee Riche, $20 through wet strands. Blow-dry hair over to one side to create hold. Then use your fingers to gather hair low under the ear and secure with an elastic band (keep it loose so the bun doesn’t look too prissy).
Why Guys Love It: Play up your naughty cheerleader with this easy updo. The look works best when the pony is a bit relaxed. “Loose hair with tons of movement is such a hot look,” says Tresemme stylist Nathaniel Hawkins.
How to Get It : Set hair with styling cream then curl with a medium barrel iron from ears to ends. Using a fine-tooth comb, sweep hair up, secure it directly above your crown, then wrap a few strands around the elastic. Mist on hair spray for hold