Chord Overstreet, who plays “trout-pout” heartthrob Sam on Glee, has never done it for me. With his highlights and long strands that look like they need to be styled just so, all I can think is that being around a high-maintenance-hair guy like that would be a bummer. (I’m more into Corey Monteith’s boyish, no-fuss cut). This week, Overstreet debuted a short new haircut and a toned-down brunette shade. And with just a few minutes in a salon chair for a make-under, I’m now totally into him. (Hear that, Chord? Now’s your chance!)
It’s a preference that extends way beyond Overstreet and his highlights: I tend not to be as attracted to guys who look like they spend more time on their hair than I do in general (no flatirons, streaks, spikes). That doesn’t mean I want him to look ungroomed—a little pomade is fine. But, to me, a low-maintenance man is is so much sexier because it shows he has more important things to do than primp his hair in front of the mirror. Also, the hope is that he won’t mind—or maybe even notice—when I’m having a bad hair day myself.
Yet I know some women swoon over Ryan Seacrest’s perfectly-arranged coif or Overstreet’s former blond streaks. Do you like a man with manicured hair, or do you prefer a laissez-faire look?
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