Diplo: Blue Buzzcut

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Superstar DJ Diplo’s blue buzz cut follows on from his recent experiment with bright teal.

And while we’re not 100% convinced he quite pulls this off, unlike Dominic Fike who does, MFH applauds anyone prepared to experiment with their bonce.



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Why We Love It:

Diplo’s blue buzz cut, which he debuted at this year’s Grammy Awards, is quite a different look for the DJ, record producer, and songwriter.

He has recently favoured shoulder-length hair, or textured crew cuts for his fine, dark blonde hair. And the craziest he has ever gone with colour is bleached blonde.

So when the DJ debuted a deep teal-green buzzcut on Instagram last month, his followers took the p*ss, with comments ranging from ‘Papa Smurf’ to ‘Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’.

Although his colour at the Grammy’s was a softer, more pastel blue hue than last month’s teal,  it has gone a little patchy, and doesn’t exactly flatter his complexion. (MFH would prefer to see him bring back the platinum blonde).

This might be a look best left to the younger Dominic Fike’s of the world…

What To Ask Your Barber:

  • To get Diplo’s blue buzz cut you’ll need to get your hair bleached – unless you’re naturally a very light blonde.
  • Diplo’s baby blue colour suits his skin, so it’s crucial to discuss tones with your hairdresser before committing so you get a shade that best suits your skin and eye colour.
  • In these pics Diplo’s hair looks like it’s heading into crew cut territory – so it’s probably a No 7 or No 8 on the clippers.
  • Keeping it shorter is better for overall hair condition if you’re bleaching or colouring it regularly.
  • It’s high maintenance though, you’ll need to get it trimmed every two-four weeks.

Get The Look

  • Diplo’s blue buzz cut is less about the styling and more about maintaining the colour.
  • Even though Diplo’s hair is naturally dark blonde, he’d still need to get his hair bleached platinum so that the blue colour – which is applied over the top – will show up.
  • And even with his relatively light hair colour, regrowth will show very quickly so it’s likely he’ll need his colour refreshed fortnightly.
  • If you don’t have a stylist on top (we wish!), colour fade will also be an issue – see how patchy Diplo’s colour looks? So it’s best to keep hair washing to a minimum.
  • When you do shampoo, use colour-preserving products. Make sure you rinse with cool water, too, as hot water opens the hair cuticle which can cause colour to seep out.
  • There are also products you can buy that will add a temporary boost of blue that will wash out gradually. (See our product recommendations).
ANFORH Texture Volume Spray £24.00 / $30.00 Shop now
Colour-Freedom Truly Blue Ultra Vibrant or Soft Pastel Semi-Permanent Colour Mask £6.99 Shop now
Noughty Colour Bomb Colour Protecting Shampoo £3.95 Shop now
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