Trend: #Mermanhair

Men’s hair hasn’t received this much attention since Chuck Bass and his side path graced our screens. The side path evolved into the shaved side with side path and although preppy, it was everything at the time and then came the “manbun”. The latter was a hit but then just went to shit  it got really bad – let’s rather not talk about it. But, there’s a new trend and it’s haute!

Men are drawing inspirations from the ocean, sandcastles and coral to bring you the latest in men’s hairstyles – merman hair. Yes, it’s a thing. Guys are dyeing their hair in all shades. Some are even dyeing their lumberjack slash hipster beards!

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The trend started late last year where guys were spotted in turquoise, purple and green at Coachella and then at various Pride festivals.  In my non-expert opinion, if you’re considering merman hair, make sure that:

a) the colour is right

b) consider using layers as opposed to a solid colour

c) get an experienced hairdresser to do the treatment


Merman hair is sadly not a thing here yet but I was pleasantly surprised to see local hot geek (the rarest among the male species), Grant Hinds is sporting merman hair. I am hoping that we’ll see a few more bold guys adopting this trend especially with Pride, MCQP and lovely lady summer approaching.

Local hottie, Grant Hinds

Local hottie, Grant Hinds

Check out some of the Instagram’s best merman hairstyles under #mermanhair.

This article was originally written, by me, for Anneversation.


The GQ Style Blogger Start-Up in association with Orange South Africa is in full swing and this week’s challenge was to create a five-slide street style gallery.

The streets of Johannesburg are always buzzing with people – all kinds of people with all kinds of fashion flair. I knew of one place that would offer some insight and material would be one of Jozi’s creative melting pots, Melville.

This weekend Melville played host to the annual Fête de la Musique – a World Music Day normally celebrated around the world in June but special arrangements were made this year for the local one. Read the official statement on the event here.

I went in without a clear theme but I arrived and my theme stared me straight in the face; patterns and colours are all the rage and this I had to capture. The journey started off with a stylish vintage blazer paired with drop-crotch pants, kind of Will-I-Am style but soon took me on what appears to be an evolution from last year’s Aztec and animal print and leaning just a little too much to MC Hammer style.

See the expression of my theme, “Patterns” below.






Don’t forget to vote for my blog in the GQ Style Blogger Start-Up in association with Orange South Africa over here.