Ben Whishaw: Wavy Quiff For Thick Hair

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He might be notoriously shy, so it’s handy for actor Ben Whishaw that its his thick hair that always ends up taking centre stage on the red carpet. And this wavy quiff more than held its own at the recent No Time To Die premiere.

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Why We Love It:

Although his hair ignites extreme jealousy in most of us, Ben knows only too well that having one of the thickest thatches in celebdom comes with its curses.

Because sometimes those lustrous waves have such a mind of their own it looks less like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards, and more like you’ve been swallowed up, swirled around, then spat out by a tornado.

It even drove him to lopping it all off when he was younger. “I used to shave my head when I was a teenager. I hated my hair. All through drama school I had it shaved. It was too big, too much,” he confessed to the Telegraph.

However, Ben Whishaw’s wavy quiff cut on the red carpet at the latest Bond premiere is the perfect way to show off the thickness, while making the most of its natural movement. Without the side order of tornado tousle.




What To Ask Your Barber:

  • This is a scissor cut with more length on top
  • The sides and back are cut a little tighter to make the focus more about the top
  • You can also opt for it to be cut a little shorter at the sides to make the hair at the top have even more stand out.
  • But if, like Ben, you’re a bit self-conscious about your ears, keeping the sides looking softer is the best option

Get The Look

  • This style works best on ‘second-day hair’ – so ideally don’t shampoo daily
  • If it’s wet from the shower, try this trick for extra volume: hang your head upside down as you blow dry it.
  • Spritz dry shampoo into the roots and then massage it in.
  • To get natural shine back, use a couple of drops of hair oil and run it through your hair with your fingers.
  • You can then use straighteners to fix any rogue bits of hair that aren’t sitting right
  • Take some hair clay, rub it between your hands to warm it up, then run it through your hair at the top for more texture.
  • Tousle the waves into shape with fingers.
  • Then rub the palms of your hands along the sides of the hair to make it look a little sleeker.
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