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We've shown you how to style the perfect updo. Make great waves. Heck, even how to use hot rollers. But—until now—we've haven't given follicle advice for the fellas. Our male readers (and their girlfriends/sisters/BFFs) have emailed us piles and piles of questions about hair styling 101. And here's what we learned: Guys are scared of product. They don't want to look too done. And they're not really sure what to ask for once they're in that chair. But boys, you can go to a professional stylist and use product without looking like you came from the Jersey Shore.
So, we hit up eight real, good-looking NYC guys to dish on all their hair tips
. From a photographer who uses hand lotion instead of gel to a professional barber whose pointers will help you figure out exactly what you want, and how to get it, these real men let us pick their brain—inside and
, uh, out.
Photographed by Shanita Sims
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