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    How to get the Henry Cavill haircut – Geralt of Rivia from Netflix adaptation of The Witcher (2019). Credit: Netflix

    How to get the Henry Cavill haircut – Geralt of Rivia from Netflix adaptation of The Witcher (2019). Credit: Netflix

    How To Get The Henry Cavill Haircut (Toss A Coin To Your Barber)

    by Zheelana Cottam



     

    It doesn’t matter where in the world you live there’s a BIG chance you’ve heard of the handsome hunk Henry Cavil. The American actor stepped into the limelight after playing everyone’s favourite Krypton in the DC movie Man of Steel back in 2013 and has since appeared in its follow-on films such as Batman vs Superman (2016) as well as Justice League (2017). It appears Cavill has a flair for the fantastical as he also plays the gorgeous monosyllabic Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix adaptation of The Witcher (2019) which has just brought out its second season.

    Now, we can’t give you the cheat codes to getting biceps as big as Cavil’s but we can give you a step-by-step guide to some of his most iconic looks! 

    These hairstyles are for everyone with medium to long hair, but you’ll have a much easier time maintaining these looks if your hair is thick and wavy in texture. You want your hair to be able to curl away from your hair naturally.

     

     

    The Swept Over Gentleman’s Haircut

     How to get the Henry Cavill haircut 2021
    Credit: Albert L. Ortega



    While many let their hair fall to pieces throughout the pandemic and never ending lockdown’s Henry Cavil managed to keep things looking pretty tidy and managed to maintain his classic gentleman's hairstyle. The key to keeping his hair as gorgeous as his body was to not shy away from a bit of length and embracing those natural curls. 

    For this haircut you will need to ask your barber to leave things long on top, around six inches or so, to give your hair the weight and volume you desire. Taper the hair off towards the back of the head to keep things neat. When it comes to the sides you can either keep them the same length or go shorter, aiming for around four to five inches as long as it frames your face. (Show picture above for reference). 

     

    How to style:

    •  When your hair is this length you need to wash it with a nourishing and conditioning shampoo. We recommend our NO GUNK Natural Shampoo for something that will soften your locks and is completely SLS free.
    • Towel dry your hair until it is damp and scoop up a pea sized amount of our Matte Styling Clay. Warm the product well between your fingertips and massage it throughout the hair from root to tip.
    • Using a hairdryer on a medium heat blow dry the hair backwards using your fingers as a comb to sweep your hair over to the right. This will create that nice swept over look that Cavill pulls off so effortlessly. Once it is partially dry and in the shape that you want it, turn the hairdryer to the cold setting and give your style a quick blast to solidify everything in place.

     

     

    The Slicked Back Haircut

      How to get the Henry Cavill hairstyle from Mission Impossible Fallout
    Credit: Skydance Media Productions

     

    For someone that usually plays the hero it was quite refreshing watching Henry Cavill take a stab at playing the anti-villain in Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018). However, some things don’t change… like those chisel cheeks, bulging biceps and, more importantly, that incredible hair. 

    To create this classic haircut, ask your barber to scissor cut the top of your hair till it’s around three to four inches in length. For the back and sides, start with a #2 at the bottom and taper up into a #3 closer to the hairline. Make sure to mention that you plan to slick back your hair because they can adjust the cut so it will work for your particular face shape.

     

    How to style:

    • You will need to apply a pea-sized amount of hair wax onto towel dried hair. Use our Styling Funk and warm products between fingers before applying it to the hair from root to tip. This will also give your hair that finishing shine.
    • If you have any leftover product on your hands, don’t worry! It doubles up as a beard balm so just rub it into your hairs to help them feel soft and provide them with nutrients. 
    • Now, to keep the foundations of your hair strong, scoop a small amount of our Matte Lava clay and apply it to your hair in the same way you did the Styling Funk. 
    • Grab your hairbrush and hair dryer. Set it to a medium heat and blow dry the hair backwards, making sure to brush it in the same direction. Once the hair is dry, blast it on the cold setting to keep everything in place.

     

     

    The Geralt of Rivia Haircut

     How to get the Henry Cavill hairstyle from the Netflix adaptation The Witcher
    Credit: Netflix

     

    This hairstyle here is for the funky fellas with that long luscious hair. You want to grow your hair out till it just past your shoulders (although it can be longer depending which Geralt of Rivia hair phase you're going for). Head to a unisex salon and ask them to neat up your ends with a soft scissor cut. This will make your hair appear natural instead of blunt. Cut the fringe hairs slightly shorter – aim between your cheek and your chin – to create some framing hair strands.

    You don’t have to be a silver fox to pull off this hairstyle as it looks nice on all hair colours. However, if you want to go that extra step we recommend booking an appointment with a stylist instead of trying anything out yourself to decrease the chance of hair damage. Remember, Henry Cavill is wearing a wig in the series and did not damage his hair for the part. 

     

    How to style:

    • Start with towel dried hair and spritz it generously with our organic Argan Oil spray.  This will help nourish your hair and protect it from the heat and frizz when you dry your hair.   
    • Grab your hair dryer and comb then blow dry your hair on a medium heat. You want to aim your dryer downwards and comb it in the same direction, so the hair doesn’t look poofy. For the ends of your hair, lift and scrunch as you dry to help create those textured waves that Geralt is famed for.
    • Once your hair is dry grab a bobble and section off the top part of the hair. Tie your hair back into a small ponytail and secure it in place. Create this middle parting and bring forward your framing side hairs and your look is officially complete! 


    You now have the perfect Henry Cavill hairstyle whether you're a short haired, medium haired, or long haired fella! 




    Zheelana Cottam
    Zheelana Cottam

    Author

    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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