George Clooney classic side part hairstyle from O Brother Where Art Thou (2000), Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and Oceans Twelve (2004). Credit: Mandatory.com

    George Clooney classic side part hairstyle from O Brother Where Art Thou (2000), Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and Oceans Twelve (2004). Credit: Mandatory.com

    How To Get The George Clooney Haircut

    by Zheelana Cottam


    George Clooney, the 59-year-old actor, director and activist, is the legitimate definition of “aging like a fine wine”. Instead of trying to fight off the greying hairs that come with the advancing years, Clooney embraced it and became the silver fox older men wish to be and women wish to be with. By keeping his hair simple, sophisticated, and stylish it’s no surprise he has been voted the sexiest man alive - not just once but twice! 

    This debonair man has been stealing hearts since the 90s in his breakout role in ER has continued to do so throughout his career - gaining a larger following from his more prolific films such as Oceans Eleven (2001), Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) and The Midnight Sky (2020), amongst many others.

    Take a leaf out of his book and learn how to keep it classy with the ultimate Clooney haircut. 

    The Classic George Clooney Side Part Comb over

    How to get the George Clooney haircut - a slicked back side part comb over with side part and short sides
    Credit: Shutterstock.com 


    Get to the barbers and ask for a side part and soft comb over over to the right. To match the picture the top needs to be left around 3 – 4 inches long especially if you have thick, textured hair, but can be brought closer to the scalp if you have thinner hair. ask to crop the hair short around the back and sides and blend it into the top length. This haircut goes well with a trimmed or groomed beard, as well as a clean shaven face. 

    • To style your fresh cut you’ll need some hair wax. Use some of our NO GUNK Styling Funk as a pre-styler in damp, towel-dried hair. Rub the product thoroughly between your palms to warm it up and then apply to hair from root to tip, making sure to push the hair over to the right. 
    • For that extra long-lasting hold, finish the style with our Matte Lava Clay by applying it in the same way as the Styling Funk.
    • Comb your hair through, starting from the side parting over and slightly back for that sophisticated Clooney comb over.
    • If there is any leftover product on your hands don’t worry about it going to waste. Simply massage it into your beard and it will mimic a soothing beard balm. Too neaten things up, run through your beard with our Kent Men’s moustache and beard comb to keep everything looking neat and tidy.



    Clooney doesn’t really change his haircut all that much. That’s the perfect thing about going for a timeless and professional look. However, if a comb over isn’t exactly your cup of tea you can always change the styling up a bit by slicking your hair all the way back or pushing it forward into small spikes or go for a dashing, yet daring, style up style your hair into a neat quiff. 

    Zheelana Cottam
    Zheelana Cottam


    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.

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