James Dean: Swept Back Hairstyle

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Hollywood legend, James Dean, had one of the most iconic hairstyles of the 1950s. This messy swept-back look has become a classic and is just as popular today as it was back then.

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James Dean is an icon. He was effortlessly cool and even when his hair was big and messy, it was perfect!

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  • Prep the hair with a mix of a volumising pre-styler and a sea salt spray.
    • The sea salt spray will help to add more texture and and a lived-in look to the style.
  • Blow dry up and over, smoothing and pushing with your hands.
  • Style with a clay to build the volume and retain the texture.

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  • Keep the sides and top long.
  • Cut square to allow for bigger definition in the styling.
  • Scissor cut.
  • Tapered down onto the neck.



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