Try one of these at your next haircut.
Since the beginning of his career, Tom Hardyâ€™s hair has gone through about as many transformations as he has as an actor, seemingly to match whatever villain or gentlemanly character he was playing at the timeâ€”from Black Hawk Down to Inception to Mad Max: Fury Road. The actor is never afraid to try something different with his hair, whether called for by a role or not; heâ€™s been slicked back, messy, and completely shaved. With the number of different looks heâ€™s shown through the years, you have many options when it comes to emulating his famous locks.
If youâ€™re looking for some new haircut inspiration yourself, Hardy is a great actor to look towards, with his mix of styles that all have a masculine edge to them. Here, weâ€™ll take a look at 15 Tom Hardy hairstyles that prove he's the ultimate grooming inspiration.
Short and Spiked
A short taper on the sides and slightly longer pieces on top make for a casual- cool look that couldn't be easier to style. If you have a similar cut, use a small amount of gel to push your hair forward and texturize into spikes.
Tom Hardy's hairstyles include a fresh buzz now and then, which the actor always manages to pull off effortlessly. For a DIY buzz, an electric shaver with a #1 guard will do the trick. If you have a beard as well, use a slightly higher guard to fade into the cut.
A sleek comb-over look paired with equally sharp tailoring always looks good. Use a high-shine pomade to stand out; wax may make the hair look dull.
Spiked with Fade
A truly memorable Tom Hardy hairstyle was this spiked, bearded look he rocked while promoting Venom. Keep hair short and use a gel or wax to create texture up top. On the sides, youâ€™ll want to get as close to a skin fade as you can getâ€”use a low guard like a #.5 or #1.
Spiked with Beard
The actor also provides great examples of how to seamlessly show off a slightly longer length. To recreate the cut, youâ€™ll want to keep the hair a bit longer on the sides than the above example (around a #3), then fade the sideburns into your beard.
Slicked Back with Beard
Tom Hardy is frequently seen with a look similar to this one, as it looks good with or without a beard. Add a little gel or pomade and comb through to slick back the hair. This style will work well with medium to long lengths.
Keep things simple, as shown hereâ€”just apply a bit of product to create a side part.
Thin with Skin Fade
To recreate this Tom Hardy hairstyle, keep the sides as short as possible and create a tousled top with a gel or pomade. Your barber can thin the hair on top out, if necessary, by using a pair of thinning shears.
In addition to adding or dropping weight for a role, Tom Hardy has also completely shaved his locks off a few times before, like for 2012â€™s The Dark Knight Rises. This is one of the easiest hairstyles you can choose if your goal is a fresh start.
Finely Slicked Back
Here, the actor opted to go with a longer length and slightly more untamed facial hairâ€”long sideburns and a beardâ€”for this subtly refined look.
To recreate this undercut look, use an electric razor with a guard between #.5 and #1.5 on the sides while leaving a significant length on top. Finish with a bit of pomade to slick the hair back.
This Tom Hardy hairstyle is similar to the above on the sides, but a little shorter on top. Add some product and use your hands to tousle the hair and give it a slightly messy look.
Slick and Scruffy
Here, the actor and grooming icon embraces his slightly graying hair with a slicked-back short trim, blending a short fade into the rest of his beard.
Clean-Shaven and Combed
For his 2015 film Legend, Tom sported a clean-shaven face with a gentlemanly cut combed back, resulting in a decidedly youthful look.
Messy Cut with Beard
To recreate this look, start with a strong wax product to hold the hair in place and use your fingers to add texture. You can also opt to use a pomade to add shine, but the overall look will be the same.
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