Chiwetel Ejiofor: Cropped Afro With Neat Beard

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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s cropped Afro with neat beard is a great, classic style for a serious actor who wants to look polished on the red carpet without too much effort.


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Why We Love It:

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s cropped Afro with neat beard really flatters his round face shape. But then again, MFH thinks he could go for any Afro hairstyle and look amazing.

Not sure who he is? While he’s a big name in acting circles, he’s not one for the ‘celebrity circus’ that comes with it.

But as well as being a renowned theatre actor – having done now-legendary runs in Othello and in Romeo and Juliet – he was also Oscar nominated for his role in 12 Years a Slave, starred as a drag queen, Lola, in Kinky Boots and even voiced a character in the Lion King remake.

Currently he’s on the big screen as baddy Baron Mordo in Marvel’s latest Dr Strange film.

With a career that varied, it’s no surprise he wants to keep his IRL hairstyle simple and relatively fuss-free.

What To Ask Your Barber:

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor’s cropped Afro with neat beard the top is usually cut with freehand clippers and the shape softened with scissors.
  • If you want to change it up, you can wear your Afro with a high or medium fade, too.
  • But it’s best to discuss options with your barber and work out what would look best with your face shape.
  • If you want to keep your Afro as short as Chiwetel’s hair, then you’ll need to get regular trims – every three-four weeks.

Get The Look

  • The success of Chiwetel Ejiofor’s cropped Afro with neat beard is the natural texture.
  • Protect your hair by not washing it too regularly – once a week is more than enough.
  • Use hair oils that absorb into the hair shaft and hydrate the hair – the best ones are coconut oil, olive oil, or avocado oil.
  • Chiwetel’s beard grows slightly higher on his cheeks – like a lot of men’s, so go with it. Because if you have thick hair like Chiwe’s it’ll grow back really quickly if you try and shave it lower on the cheek.
  • Trim any stray hairs, brush it regularly and use beard oil.
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