David Tennant: Subtly Swept Back Side Parted Hairstyle

David Tennant turned heads at the 2024 BAFTA Television Awards with his stylish medium-length cut.
The side part and casually swept-back hair struck the perfect balance between relaxed and refined.
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Why We Love It:

David Tennant’s hairstyle is a more relaxed look than we’re used to seeing on the former Time Lord when he’s at a glam bash.

This side-partedswept-back look strikes the perfect balance between relaxed and red carpet.

One of the reasons this hairstyle works so well? Its simplicity.

The side part creates a classic, clean line, while the swept-over style gives it a slightly relaxed feel – and it keeps his long fringe out of his face.

Plus, it’s relatively low-maintenance: a small amount of product to keep it in check, and you’re good to go.

What To Ask Your Barber:

  • Ask for a scissor cut to keep it soft and natural.
  • The top of the hair should be kept medium length, around 4-6 inches.
  • This allows enough length to sweep it back.
  • The sides and back should be slightly shorter than the top, but still have enough length to blend smoothly.
  • Request some texturising to add movement – this will also stop the hair from looking too heavy or flat.
  • This can be done using a point-cutting technique with scissors.
  • You’ll need to have a haircut every 6-8 weeks to keep the hair easy to manage and looking good.

Get The Look

  • Use a volumising shampoo and conditioner to add body and fullness.
  • Gently towel-dry your hair until it’s damp, not dripping wet.
  • Apply a small amount of volumising mousse or lightweight styling cream to your hair.
  • Focus on the roots and mid-lengths to add volume and hold.
  • Using a comb, create a side parting.
  • Use a blow dryer on medium heat, and lift it at the roots with your fingers to give it that slight volume David’s hair has on top.
  • When it’s try, use a wide tooth comb to gently sweep the back at the sides, and up and over on the top.
  • Using a tiny bit of pomade, warm it between your hands, before using it to tame any flyaways and to help shape hair.
  • Use a light-hold hairspray to finish, for a natural look that doesn’t look too styled.
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