Who doesn’t love a bit of Peaky Blinders? What’s more, who doesn’t look at Cillian Murphy’s hair and think ‘yeah, I could do with a bit of that‘. Good news: now you can.
We’re really missing Peaky Blinder‘s on our screens, but with rumours about a new season, we’re getting excited all. over. again.
We got in touch with London/Scottish barbers Ruffians to find out how we can emulate the iconic hairstyle without getting the law involved over stealing Murphy’s luscious locks in the middle of the night. Here we go…
The origins of this cut are not all related to the English gentleman- in fact, this original post WW1 cut is for real ruffians who did whatever it took to get ahead. Using their hair and clothing to underline their status in the community, they separated themselves from the traditional upper-class establishments.
Traditionally, the Peaky Blinders haircut is an undercut shaved with a cutthroat razor on the back and sides, keeping the weight on top. The show’s barbers, however, have given this a modern twist keeping the basic style but replacing the severe shaved sides with a skin fade, maintaining the essential shape but with finer finishing details.
In short, yes. Anyone can suit any haircut if you’re confident enough to rock it. That being said, the Peaky Blinders hairstyle is particularly great for disguising larger foreheads and receding hairlines, or for anyone who has fine or thick hair.
This is a quick, easy and relaxed hairstyle. Thomas Shelby is not a pomade guy – he leaves that to his brothers. To style it, texturising spray is a must. Spray texturising lotion or sea salt into hair, from the crown, comb your hair forwards and part your hair where it sits best for you. Sweep the fringe slightly to one side. Leave to dry naturally and finish with matt clay for some natural-looking hold.