James Norton’s Hair: Wavy Tousled Cut

James Norton’s hair in this wavy, tousled haircut makes the most of his natural texture and movement.
Although this, dyed strawberry blonde colour can be a hard tone to pull off, James does. And this is the case with most hairstyles he has had, whether for a role or IRL – he always pulls it off like a pro.
Yup, he’s one of those lucky blokes who can pretty much carry off any look.
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Why We Love It:

James Norton’s hair is the stuff of rom com dreams: thicktousled waves that look just the right side of bedhead.

The short haircut enhances his features, with the waves adding texture and volume, giving his hair a casual, lived-in feel.

James Norton’s hair is naturally very wavy and thick, so the key to his barnet looking so good is getting a barber/hairstylist who knows how to work with curly/wavy hair.

An important part of the process would be to remove some of the thickness so that it sits well and is easier to style.

James has also had his naturally light brown hair dyed a few shades lighter to this strawberry blonde colour – so at-home TLC using nourishing products is a must.

Because a tousled vibe is the aim – not a fluffy, frizzy one.

What To Ask Your Barber:

  • James Norton’s hair looks to be around two inches or so on top, slightly shorter at the sides, then tapered into his neck at the back.
  • The hairstylist would have used a point-cutting cutting technique to remove some of the weight of the hair, giving it softer layers to make it easier to style.
  • If you want the strawberry blonde colour James has, it will need to be bleached, which is very damaging.
  • Talk to your hairdresser about what will work for your natural hair colour, and skin tone – they’ll also look at the health of your hair too, to ensure it could withstand being bleached.
  • It’s best to leave a dye job like this to the professionals, or you could end up looking like you’ve Tangoed your barnet.

Get The Look

  • If your barnet has similar wavy texture to James Norton’s hair, always use a nourishing shampoo and conditioner formulated for curly hair when you wash it – which should be no more than 2-3 times a week if possible.
  • Apply a curl cream to the hair to help shape the curls/waves, then spritz a texture spray throughout to add some grit.
  • You can either let it dry naturally, scrunching it as it dries, or use a hairdryer with a diffuser to keep the integrity of the waves intact.
  • Use an anti-frizz product afterwards to tame any fluffy bits.
  • If you’ve dyed your hair blonde and it’s looking a bit yellow, use a silver or purple shampoo once a week to neutralise the brassiness.
  • Apply a nourishing hair mask once a week – ideally leaving it on overnight.
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