With his character Steve Harrington’s gravity-defying barnet being a fan fave (it seemed to get higher every episode, especially in the first series), there’s bound to be a lot of gutted Stranger Things stars with the advent of Joe Keery’s new look: a short haircut with messy texture.
In fact after he debuted the cut, fan speculation became rife that Steve may be killed off – as apparently Joe has a ‘no haircut’ clause in his Stranger Things contract.
Never fear, there’s no spoiler alerts needed here as our lips are sealed. But Joe knows how much his longer, bouffant hair was revered – he even admitted to Elle Australia in an interview to promote Season 4: “It owns me at this point. It rents me out as the body, and all I just get to do is walk it from place to place, especially on set,” he says. “I just make sure it’s lit well, and it’s washed, you know — and now it just grows out of my head and there it is.”
As for his hair grooming regime, it’s somewhat basic – to the horror of fans of Joe’s barnet. Last year he admitted to GQ that he doesn’t wash or condition his hair, and had turned down a load of money to be the face (well, hair) of a huge haircare brand.
Even though MFH prefers his longer ‘do, we like that Joe is trying something different. But we give it six months before he starts growing it again…
- Joe Keery’s short haircut with messy texture looks simple but it will still take a skilled hairstylist to get the look right.
- The cut has shorter back and sides with more length on top.
- Joe’s hair length looks to be around 1-1.5 inches on top.
- The stylist will need to layer it, which will allow ease of styling.
- As they style it in the salon, ask them to give you a bit of a how-to so you can recreate the look at home.
- Also ask what products they use and how/when to apply.
- Joe Keery’s short haircut with messy texture is all about the styling products.
- And you will need to use a hairdryer otherwise it’ll just flop.
- Apply volume powder / matt clay to towel dried hair for shine and hold.
- Then roughly blow dry your hair on medium heat.
- Gently pull the hair up with your fingers as you blow dry it.
- Run a small amount of matt clay through afterwards, pulling random bits of hair out
- Finish off with some light hold hairspray.
- This is about having fun messing around with the texture and different products and seeing what works best.