Flat ironing men’s hair is a touchy subject, but with the right direction, literally anyone can do it and look good. Here’s how to smooth out wild textures without turning into a 90’s boy band
Pull the hair straight with fingers and place iron around section without closing. Don’t
clamp down immediately, it will produce a crease in the hair and probably make things
look too rigid. The Sam Villa Signature Series Sleekr Professional Straightening Iron is a good size iron for any length of hair and the rounded plates avoid creasing and snagging, so it makes it a good choice for men.
Allow the heat of the iron to begin to work into the hair with the iron open, and as the
iron moves towards the ends of the hair, begin to close the iron. Curly and coarse hair
requires more heat and tension… medium texture and finer hair need low heat and very
Continue in the same way moving forward towards the hairline.
If hair becomes thinner at the front, start taking smaller pieces and go very light with
the heat and tension to avoid the look becoming too stick straight.
Hair: Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa®
Photographer: Shalem Mathew
Styling: Michelle Boucher
Andrew Carruthers’ career as a hairdresser has been extremely diverse. Fueled by over 17 years of full time work in a salon, his experience also includes salon ownership, photographic work, as well as personal and professional coaching.
As an educator, Andrew has worked for many national cosmetology brands and is currently the Education Director for Sam Villa®, a brand that provides a wide variety of both online and live education.