5 Tips to Achieve the Ultimate Hockey Hair

Learn tips and tricks for how to get hockey hair from Great Clips.
Learn tips and tricks for how to get hockey hair from Great Clips.

Do you want to go down in history as a hockey hair icon?

Great hockey hair takes many forms – and it's not exclusive to the pros. Kids, amateurs and hockey fans can proudly rock their own styles and flows. Which is why we're giving you the tools and confidence you need to achieve the Hockey Hair flow that fits you best. With our top tips and a fresh haircut from Great Clips, you’ll bring home a win with your new look. And, with Online Check-In, you’ll be showing off your flow with confidence in no time. 

Choose Your Flow 

The first step to achieving the perfect flow is setting your hockey hair goals. From lettuce layers to the magic mullet, choose a signature hockey hairstyle that works best for you! Begin by identifying your hair type: straight, wavy, curly or coily. Next, decide which style will work best for your current or desired hair length. The classic flow and the smooth slick-back will work for longer locks, while a crew cut and fade are short styles. Or you can try amplifying your natural texture or a haircut with long layers. If you're unsure what you like, use NHL players that have hair like yours for inspiration or ask your Great Clips stylist for recommendations based off your hair type.

Shape It Up 

Now that you've set your hair goals, the real power play is getting a haircut to achieve the shape you want! Your local Great Clips salon is ready to help you score an all-star haircut. Find a few photos of your favorite players’ flows to show your Great Clips stylist so they can help you achieve your desired look. You can also ask for advice on product recommendations to rock your new look on (and off) the ice with confidence!

Great Clips shares their tips and tricks for achieving the ultimate hockey hair this NHL season.Great Clips shares their tips and tricks for achieving the ultimate hockey hair this NHL season.

Build A Product Lineup 

Once you’ve scored your haircut, it’s time to find your MVPs – Most Valuable Products! Perfect your styling line-up with the right products for your hair type and desired look. If you're going with the flipped flow, we recommend Spray Gel for a natural finish that will keep your hair in place all day. If rumpled curls are more your style, try out Molding Cream to ensure your spirals hold their shape. To learn how you can use products to rock your favorite hockey hairstyle, check Great Clips' blogs on Choosing the Right Product for Men’s Hair and Picking the Right Product for Women’s Hair.

Maintain Your Mane 

Now that your fresh flow has you feeling gameday ready, it's time to score big with a haircare routine that will keep your locks looking good on and off the rink! When creating a routine of products and techniques, take note of your hair's key characteristics. If you struggle with dryness, try a hair oil or serum designed to lock in hydration. If frizz is your main concern, look into a smoothing product like the Solutions by Great Clips Glossing Multi-Task Cream. Creating an easy routine will keep your hair healthy and easy to manage so you have more energy to focus on cheering on your favorite team. Find what works for you and stick to it – nothing boosts confidence like effortless hockey hair!

Let Your Style Shine Through 

Just like how hockey stars have a signature style, finding your hockey hair is all about what makes you unique and letting that shine through your hair. Whether that means spiking up your hair for a fierce fan style or combing it over for a more polished look, rock your hockey hair with confidence! Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new until you find the look that works for you. 

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