Cillian Murphy: Peaky Blinders Hairstyle

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Cillian Murphy’s high fade with longer disconnected top is the quintessential Peaky Blinders hairstyle. This is a strong and brave hairstyle; keeping the hair very short on the sides and leaving it long on top.

MFH says

A classic hairstyle that’s been made famous by Cillian’s Peaky Blinder’s character Tom Shelby, this skin fade with disconnected top has been a much requested look since the BBC show debtuted in 2013 (how has it been that long?!).

Have regular haircuts (about every two weeks) to keep this style as sharp as possible. You don’t always need to get the top cut, but the sides need to be short to keep the look strong.

Style with pomade if you’re going old school 1920s, or if you want to make the look a bit more modern try a texturising cream or powder.

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  • To get Cillian Murphy’s Peaky Blinders’ look ask your barber for a high fade.
  • You want a disconnected top with enough length on the top to slick back.
  • Adjectives to use when describing the style to your barber: harp, neat, and precise haircut.
  • Alternatively, show them a picture of Tom Shelby and they’re definitely get what you’re talking about!
  • This haircut needs to be extremely precise for it to look as sharp as it does on Cillian Murphy.
  • The sides must be kept very short (using clippers) and the top must be long enough to style.
  • You will only need to use product in the top to keep the hair all in place and slicked back.
  • Use a high shine pomade for a glossy and neat finish.
  • If you want to make the look more modern reach for a texture powder or a matte wax.

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