Jonathan Bailey: Softly Swept-Back Hairstyle

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Actor Jonathan Bailey’s hair in this softly, swept-back style, helps the Bridgerton and Fellow Travelers star to look every inch the polished award winner.

MFH says

Moving well away from the Regency look he had for Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey’s swept-back hair look borrows heavily from the 80s yuppie (aka young urban professional) trend.
But…without the overdose of sticky hair gel.
Jonathan’s normally messily-textured hair with its long, foppish, fringe might look sleeker than normal, but his hair stylist has chosen to not slick it right down.
Rather, his barnet has a subtle touch of volume.
It’s the perfect hairstyle for when you need to look smooth for a posh ‘do’, or are in between haircuts and want something that looks neater.
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  • Jonathan Bailey’s hair is a quite versatile style.
  • It’s long enough on the top – around 3-4 inches – that you can have this swept-back look, or can mess up the texture and make a feature of the long fringe by pulling it down to sit on the forehead.
  • There’s some length on the sides, too, which Jonathan likes to sweep back.
  • The back of his hair also has some length and fullness – but you can talk to your barber about having it tapered to the nape of your neck instead if that’s your personal preference.
  • For Jonathan’s swept-back hairstyle, start with clean hair to get rid of any product residue you might have
  • Apply a styling product to towel-dried hair.
  • For a natural look, MFH recommends using a styling cream.
  • Make sure you use it evenly throughout the hair and start small first.
  • Put a 20p-sized amount in your palm, rub palms together to distribute the product, then run it through your hair from roots to tips.
  • Next, blow dry the hair on medium heat, using a vent brush to get a little (not too much!) lift.
  • As you dry the hair, lift it very slightly up and to the side.
  • Once dry, use a pomade with a light shine and smooth it gently over the hair at the top of the head to smooth any flyaways.
  • Use a little more product and run it over the sides of the head to make them sit flat.
  • Spritz with a light-hold hairspray to ensure your style stays looking sleek, but not hard and crunchy!



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