Bring Back The Roots: Hairstyles For 2017

You deserve that brand new look for a brave new year.

BY Eugene Lim | Dec 21, 2016 | Grooming

Styling by Eugene Lim | Photographs by Joel Low | Grooming direction by FAC3INC


Forget that “New Year, New Me” crap. Why wait for resolution time to give your tresses an upgrade? We pay our inner fanboy a visit to unleash updated versions of iconic haircuts.


Shearling coat by Loewe; wool turtleneck pullover by Bally.


Using Kevin.Murphy


  1. Apply a light layer of hairspray before texturizing hair.
  2. Use styling clay and scrunch hair at the top and the back of the head for extra volume.
  3. Finish by setting with hairspray.



Denim coat by Prada.


Using Percy & Reed


  1. Apply balm to hair, then blow-dry.
  2. Gently scrunch hair to add texture, before combing forward.
  3. Set with hairspray.



Leather jacket by Saint Laurent; cotton T-shirt by Louis Vuitton; sterling silver and black zirconia necklace; silver, obsidian and tiger eye bracelets; sterling silver and black zirconia rings, all by Thomas Sabo.


Using La Biosthetique


  1. Preheat hairspray, with a blow dryer, before applying to damp hair.
  2. Blow-dry hair.
  3. Use a curler to achieve a root perm effect.
  4. Finish with a generous amount of styling wax to add gloss.
  5. Keep the sides tight, and add texture and volume on top.



Polyamide jacket by Dior Homme; cotton shirt and wool tie, both by BOSS.


Using O&M


  1. Apply oil to towel-dried hair.
  2. Then style with hair gel until desired shape is achieved.



Wool jacket and wool tie, both by BOSS; cotton shirt by H&M.


Using OUAI


  1. Preheat hairspray, with a blow dryer, before applying to damp hair.
  2. Blow-dry hair and use a comb to curl ends.
  3. Apply serum for a healthy shine, before finishing with a light hairspray.



Grooming by Rick Yang and Sean Ang / FAC3INC using Kiehl’s. Photographer assisted by Alfie Pan. Stylist assisted by Tan Guan Lin. Model: Choi Han Bin/Now Models.