Phil Dunster: Textured Quiff Hairstyle With Side Part

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Ted Lasso star Phil Dunster (he plays footballer Jamie Tartt) scores grooming goals with this short textured hairstyle and side part.

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Why We Love It:

Phil Dunster’s textured quiff hairstyle with side part is in a league of its own, with a slightly undone feel that adds modern edge to a classic.

The Ted Lasso actor – who plays AFC Richmond striker Jamie Tartt in the hit series – put his hair in the hands of celebrity groomer Lucy Halperin for this Apple TV+ event. She’s also styled A-listers including Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Andrew Garfield and Chris Hemsworth.

While Phil favours a short back and sides off the pitch, his on-screen character goes through a hair evolution on the show – from slicked-back styles and sharp quiffs to 90s-throwback curtains and a headband.

“We try to replicate a footballer each season – season one was [Cristiano] Ronaldo, season two was Jack Grealish,” Phil explained in an interview with Goggler, adding that Jamie’s hair in season three has a touch of David Beckham about it.

What To Ask Your Barber:

  • For Phil Dunster’s textured quiff hairstyle, ask your barber for tapered or short back and sides.
  • Let them know that you’d like the option to style your hair in a side part, so it can be cut with that in mind.
  • The shorter back and sides will be subtly blended with the longer hair on top of your head.
  • Phil’s hair looks to be at least a few inches on top, which gives room for styling and that side-swept quiff.
  • Your barber may build in layers and texture, leaving more bulk towards the front.
  • They’ll likely use scissor-cut techniques including scissor-over-comb and point-cutting to create shape and a softer finish.

Get The Look

  • Recreate Phil Dunster’s textured quiff hairstyle by using a comb to make a side part on towel-dried hair.
  • Work a few spritzes of volumising sea salt spray into your hair using your hands. Look for a product that protects against heat damage if you’re blow drying.
  • Keep the dryer moving so the heat isn’t concentrated in one area. Also opt for a low-to-medium heat setting to help swerve damage.
  • Use the dryer, your hands and a comb if needed to start shaping your top length, lifting it up and over to the side to build a volume-packed quiff at the front. Air drying? Just work with your hands and a comb.
  • Warm a pea-sized amount of high-hold, matte-finish styling product through your palms and between your fingers. Use your hands to finish building that quiff and textured, side-swept style.
  • Show your scalp some love to keep the skin nourished and support healthy hair growth, especially if you use styling products that can build up. The likes of a scalp exfoliant or treatment can help to keep yours in good shape.
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