Adam Brody: Short Wavy Hair With Side Part

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Over to The O.C.’s Adam Brody (aka, Seth Cohen) for a short wavy hairstyle that’s relaxed, timeless and low maintenance to boot. California, here you come.

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Why We Love It:

Okay, is it just us, or has Adam Brody barely aged a day since The O.C.? Anyway, we digress.

The actor’s short wavy hairstyle shares similarities with his noughties on-screen character Seth Cohen’s look.

While Adam sports a shorter cut these days, the sweeping side part has stood the test of time – it’s a classic for a reason, after all.

A shortish back and sides is also wonderfully low maintenance in the styling stakes, so you can get away with pressing the snooze button a few more times in the morning. Winner winner.

What To Ask Your Barber:

  • For Adam Brody’s short wavy hairstyle, ask for a scissor cut with tapered back and sides.
  • You’ll want more length left on top and towards the front. Your barber will subtly blend this with the slightly shorter sides to create that softer finish.
  • Let them know you’d like to style your hair with a side part, so they can cut with that in mind.
  • Not sure whether to go right or left with your part? Ask your barber to advise on what’ll work best, but for a starting point: comb your hair forwards when damp and leave it for a few seconds. Then see which side of your head your hair naturally starts to separate on.

Get The Look

  • When it comes to styling a look like Adam Brody’s short wavy hairstyle, start by using a comb to create your side part.
  • Then use your hands to work in a few spritzes of sea salt or texturising spray. Pick one with heat protection properties if you’re blow drying.
  • Once your hair’s dry, warm some styling product between your palms and ruffle it through your hair for a tousled look. Also use a comb if needed to maintain that side-swept style.
  • Try a matte- or natural-finish wax, clay or powder for that just-woke-up-like-this finish.
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