Sam Smith’s bleached blonde buzz cut is a welcome change up – the singer went from a pompadour in their early days, to a brown buzz cut comfort zone. And that’s where they stayed.
However, there’s clearly a good reason behind their previous hesitation to experiment. A couple of years ago, they confessed to British Vogue that their hair loss was a tricky subject.
But…they’d had a hair transplant and were happy to be out and proud about that and their new hair.
‘My hair … it’s been a touchy place for me,’ Sam confessed. ‘I have had hair transplant surgery. How stunning is it? It’s nice to have hair, but also if I was bald I would still own it, too. Because bald is beautiful,’ they attested.
- Sam Smith’s bleached blonde buzz cut is a strong look and the bleach can really damage your hair.
- If you have brown hair like Sam’s you’ll need to get it coloured every couple of weeks to keep it looking fresh.
- Sam’s hair is a little longer on top than a normal buzz cut – it looks to be around a No 3 on top and a little shorter at the sides.
- Ask your colourist about whether they can use a bonding treatment like Olaplex when they’re colouring your hair. And afterwards.
- This will help keep hair from breaking and falling out due to the harsh chemicals in the bleach.
- Sam Smith’s bleached blonde buzz cut is high maintenance.
- You will need to use a silver or purple shampoo and conditioner once a week to stop it from going a brassy/yellow colour.
- Bleaching your hair will dry your hair out. Use nourishing treatments or hair masks weekly to hydrate and nourish hair.
- Try not to wash it too much.
- Use dry shampoo in between washes to keep it smelling and feeling fresh.
- Sam clearly doesn’t spend much time styling it as it’s not necessary, but you can ruffle the texture a little with some paste/clay/wax/pomade when it’s dry.