Olly Alexander: Buzz Cut With Micro Fringe And Low Fade

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Pop star and actor, Olly Alexander is a hair chameleon. His latest iteration? A quite low-key buzz cut  and fade. But of course, there’s that micro fringe to make it fashion.

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He’s the man who has had everything from a mullet mohawk with bleached eyebrows, to a fire engine red Caesar cut , so Olly Alexander’s buzz cut  and fade with micro fringe might seem a little conservative.

But MFH is cutting him some slack. Why? Olly has quite curly hair naturally, so he might have just wanted a break from all the frizz-control and styling that goes with that hair type.

Or he may have simply wanted a change. Because experimenting is Olly’s raison d’etre, as he explained to Allure magazine a couple of years ago.

“The pop star powers are in the hair [now], so if it grows out or changes color, am I still a pop star? Do I have to dye it again? It’s fun to wear different characters,” he told the publication.

“Off-duty Olly wears the same stuff that I’ve had for years. When I’m going into Olly-mode, even before I walk out the door, I need to put on jewelry.

“Then when I go onstage, it’s more jewelry, more outfit, and then my final form is the superhero with everything going on.

“Recently, I’ve been having my nails painted. I used to paint my nails and wear a lot of eyeliner when I was a teenager, so I’m coming back to a lot of the things I loved when I was first exploring my identity.”

And MFH is here for all of those explorations, especially when it comes to his Olly’s barnet, aka the gift that keeps on giving…

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  • Olly’s buzz cut with that subtle fade and super short fringe has a few point of differences to the normal one-length buzz.
  • It looks to be a Number 2 on the sides, and a Number 3 on the top.
  • And the top, sides and fade have been skillfully blended ensuring it doesn’t look like two different hairstyles – so this is best left to a professional.
  • Obviously the length you have your buzz cut is up for discussion with your stylist, so take save some pics on your phone of styles and lengths you like.
  • That piecey micro fringe is a nice feature to soften the style and give it more of a textured look.
  • Olly’s buzz cut is a relatively easy-care hairstyle.
  • Make sure to keep your hair and scalp clean and free of any dirt or oils by using a mild, sulfate-free shampoo to prevent the scalp from becoming dry and itchy.
  • Try and wash it no more than two-three times a week.
  • Apply a conditioner to your hair once or twice a week to keep it moisturized.
  • This will also help prevent your scalp from becoming dry and flaky.
  • Exfoliate your scalp about once a week, too, to get rid of any dead skin or buildup.
  • Use a moisturizing cream or oil on your scalp to prevent dryness and irritation.
  • You’ll need your hair trimmed about every two weeks or so if you want your buzz cut and fade to stay looking on point.
  • Invest in a quality trimmer or clippers to tidy up any stray hairs so your edges look sharp.
  • You can use a tiny bit of pomade to make the fringe look more piecey and textured.
  • Another thing not to forget? Apply sunscreen to your scalp if you’re out and about.
  • Or wear a hat (but preferably both).

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