How to get the Ezra Koenig haircut from Vampire Weekend. Credit: Grammy Awards.
You probably know Ezra Koenig as the guitarist and lead singer for indie-rock band Vampire Weekend creating hit songs such as Oxford Comma (2008), A-Punk (2008) and 2021 (2019). The American artist’s music is an extravagant blend of rock, ska, afro-pop, and it only gets more experimental with each passing year. However, the talent doesn’t stop there. He is also the creator of the adult animated Netflix series Neo Yokio (2017) which starred celebrities like Jaden Smith, Jude Law and Susan Sarandon! Koenig also hosts radio talk show Time Crisis which aired its seventh season this year.
Now that’s one busy, busy fella.
However, Koenig’s diligent fans aren’t only obsessed with him for his multi-talented endeavours and delightful personality but because of his unique sense of style and endearing fluffy hairstyle. Below we have given you a breakdown of how to recreate the signature Ezra Koenig haircut. This hairstyle is great for you fellas with thick hair, textured hair, and curly hair.
To create this Ezra Koenig haircut, you’re going to have to start with medium to long length hair. We suggest about 2 months of growth to get enough hair to make this cut. Now head to your barber and ask them to cut the back and sides with #2 at the base of the neck and move up into a #3 from the temple up until the hairline. For the top leave the hair roughly 6-8 inches long and taper it off towards the back so it gradually blends together. To neaten everything up, go around and blend together the hair so the ends all look smooth.
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Zheelana is a writer based in Cardiff. She has a BA Honours in English and Creative Writing and is a certified TESOL teacher. When she isn’t out hiking in the lush Welsh countryside, she fills her days with reading, journaling, and going out for food.