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Hot Male Hairstyle Trend - Zac Efron Messy Side Fringe

History has shown that the hottest celebrities, both male and female, often influence hair trends.

This is especially true about Zac Efron aka Zachary David Alexander Efron  who was born October 18, 1987 and is currently co-starring as the 17 year old Michael 'Mike' O'Donnell in the hit film, 17 Again.

(Image of Zac Efron in the film 17 Again - New Line Cinema - All Rights Reserved).

The sizzling hot American actor and singer began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and became known to young audiences after his roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray.

Director Adam Shankman described Efron when speaking to Newsweek in June 2006, as "arguably the biggest teen star in America right now."

In 2007, right before the release of High School Musical 2, Rolling Stone declared him the "poster boy for tweenyboppers" and featured him in their late August 2007 issue.

It makes sense that Zac's hair styles would be copied by young males who want to impress their ladies.  It would also be copied by male of all ages due to the popularity of the style.

What exactly is Zac's hairstyle?  The key component is the eyelash-grazing, side-swept fringe  with a sexy peek-a-boo element.  Zac's hair is the hottest hair style right now for trend-conscious guys.

Zac's side-swept fringe is often coupled with precise cut barbered side and back sections.  The combo of the layered side-swept fringe and the sharp sides produces a naughty innocent schoolboy look.

(Image of Zac Efron in the film 17 Again - New Line Cinema - All Rights Reserved).

Re-creating Zac's sizzling hot hairstyle starts with a great haircut.  Once the right haircut is created, the proper styling products are essential to avoid any frizz, flyaways or hair fuzz.

Step By Step Instructions For Creating Messy Fringe Hairstyle

Shampoo hair utilizing a volumizing formula if you wish to create fullness around the crown or fringe area.  Towel blot and then apply a dab of  a defrisant based cream or gel to the palms of your clean hands.

Massage into the palms and then finger pick through the hair starting 1" from the roots to create control and block frizz.

The goal for styling this hairstyle should be to create subtle definition and control without obvious stickiness, over controlled stiffness or helmet head.

The advantage of Zac's hairstyle is that the fringe can minimize a variety of hair, face or skin sins.  The downside to this look?  It may not look as great on much older males or anyone who has a thinning hairline at which point this style would look like a comb-over.

Open minded men who want to have this hairstyle but may not have enough hair for the full fringe may wish to consider fusion style hair extensions.

This hairstyle may also may not work for someone with a conservative career.  The fringe could still work if created with shorter overall lengths or with more subtle disconnection throughout.   The hairstyle can be amped up to be more extreme or softened to be less severe.

If skin is naturally oily this hairstyle may not be appropriate because the constant presence of fringe hair on the forehead can soak up the oil from the skin.

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