Chris Perfetti: Short Curly Haircut With Fade

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Abbott Elementary star Chris Perfetti gets a glowing report for his curly hairstyle and stellar fade at the Golden Globes 2024.

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Why We Love It:

Chris Perfetti scores top marks for this short curly haircut with a low fade and too-cool-for-school facial hair.

The Abbott Elementary actor (he plays history teacher Jacob) puts his grooming trust in hairstylist Dustin Von Osborne, who actually works on the hit mockumentary show. His go-to product brand for this Golden Globes look? Unite Hair.

With a short chop like this, you can play around with length on the back and sides. Go for a fade like Chris; try a classic taper or clipped style à la Anthony Keyvan and model Shae Pulver; or even opt for a soft scissor cut in the style of Adam Brody.

Sidenote: curls can become dry thanks to their shape, so prioritise moisturising products designed for your hair type.

What To Ask Your Barber:

  • Want in on Chris Perfetti’s short curly haircut with a fade? Look for a barber skilled in cutting curly hair in particular, so they can work out the best approach for your curl pattern.
  • Chris has a short back and sides with a low fade, where the transition starts just above his ears.
  • Ask your barber to leave more length on top of your head to showcase your natural curls and texture.
  • Chris also sports a light short boxed beard, characterised by its neat trim and close crop.
  • Short haircuts and fades can need regular barber visits to stay fresh, so consider a trim every few weeks or so.

Get The Look

  • The secret to Chris Perfetti’s hairstyle is treating your curls to plenty of TLC.
  • After rinsing out your shampoo and conditioner, rub a penny-sized-amount of nourishing curl cream or leave-in conditioner between your palms and work it through your hair.
  • When it comes to styling, it’s worth experimenting to see what works best for your texture.
  • You could work a small amount of lightweight mousse or sea salt spray into gently-towel-dried hair. Squeeze and twist your curls – again, gently – as you go.
  • Blow drying? Use a low-to-medium heat setting and a diffuser attachment on the dryer – the latter helps to spread out the air flow so your curls stay structured.
  • Finish shaping your look with your fingers and tease a curl down over your forehead, as Chris has done.
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