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How to achieve this hairstyle?
Im a 13-year-old boy, planning on getting a haircut. My hair is black, slightly wavy and i was hoping to get a shortish haircut, kinda Matthew Bellamy style with the messy spikes and such. Now i know what roughly what haircut to get, but if you could say that would be great. My real problem is how i would style my hair to look like this. I tried to get a link, but it was incredibly long and my computer was acting up. No doubt you would find the spiky black hairstyle if you searched Matthew Bellamy on google images. Thanks for your help.
- SteveLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
I searched for photos of that guy but the ones I saw were of a guy with relatively long hair for a guy and it was not messy spikes. The best way to achieve whatever style you are referring to is to take a photo to describe the style to your barber or stylist. Short upright styles are best groomed with a control wax. A wax does not set up a stiff hold like a gel. The hair can be tousled and brushed back into place. Here are some short styles that can be designed to fully suit almost any thirteen year old boy's head shape, face and neck shape, frontal hairline and facial features. The following crew cut has the tips of the hair on top texturized, giving it a sort of messy spiky appearance. This is sometimes referred to as a feather crew:
[crew cut above illustrates an outlined edge around the ear arches and an edge tapered to the skin at the nape of the neck. His crew cut is about 1.6" at the front hairline; 0.35" at the back of the crown; #1.5 blade around the ear arches and sideburns; #000 blade at the edge of hair growth at the nape of the neck. Guys often imagine a crew cut or ivy league is a lot shorter at the front than it actually is.]
ivy league(long crew cut):
regular layer cut top, tapered back/sides:
Essential barbering knowledge:
Basic short cuts:
Grooming any of the short pomp(pompadour) styles- crew cut, ivy league, flat top crew cut- is basically the same and takes about a minute or two.
1) Towel dry hair.
2) Barely dip fingertips in jar of wax.
3)Transfer wax to palms.
4) Smooth palms over hair.
5)Brush hair off forehead to form short pomp front.
Whichever style you decide on, be sure to take a photo to help describe the desired haircut to the barber. If you need more photos of any of the styles discussed above, let me know.