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Your Guide to Master Hockey Hair this Season

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. Anyone 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 be the MVP with your game-winning look!

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 the signature look that works best for you! To begin, identify your hair type: straight, wavy, curly or coily. Then, consider your current or desired hair length. If you have longer locks, the smooth slick-back or a classic ponytail are great options, while a fade or pixie cut are ideal for short styles. If you're unsure what you like, take inspiration from NHL® players that have hair like yours or check out our lookbook for more recommendations!

Shape it up

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

Build a product lineup

Once you’ve scored your desired hairstyle, it’s time to find your MVPs—Most Valuable Products! Create your starting lineup of products perfect for your hair type. If you're going with the flipped flow, we recommend the Solutions by Great Clips Buildable Hairspray for a natural shine that will keep your hair in place all day. If rumpled curls are more your style, try out the SexyHair Curl Power Curl Bounce Mousse to ensure your spirals hold their shape. For more product recommendations for your game-winning flow, check out our blogs: Choosing the Right Product for Men’s Hair and Choosing the Right Product for Women’s Hair.

Maintain your mane

Now that you’re ready to hit the ice with fresh lettuce, it’s time for a gameday haircare routine! Depending on your hair type, you may need to experiment with how often to use your lineup of products. Then, get into the rhythm of following that routine. Doing this will keep your hair healthy and easy to manage so you have more energy to focus on the big game. Find what works for you and stick to it. Consistency is key, and nothing boosts confidence like effortless hockey hair!

Let your style shine through

Hockey hair is all about what makes you unique, and now it’s time to show it off! Whether you’re spiking up your hair for a super fan style or combing it over for a more polished look, rock your hair with confidence. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, and don’t forget to pair your signature flow with a celly!

 For more hockey hair content, follow along with Great Clips on Instagram, Facebook, X and TikTok, or check out And don’t forget to head to your local Great Clips salon to score your confidence-boosting flow in no time!

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