Shawn Mendes: Wavy, Textured Tapered Hairstyle

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He’s outgrowing his teen idol status – and Shawn Mendes’ wavy, textured, tapered hairstyle makes him look more mature, while showcasing his incredible bone structure.

Lest MFH forget to mention that jawline – it’s so enviably square and strong looking, Superman must be weeping into his cape.

See what a new haircut can uncover?

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Why We Love It:

Shawn Mendes’ wavy, textured, tapered hairstyle has give him a whole new vibe.

The superstar singer shaved his medium-length curls off into a buzz cut earlier this year. He told the Wall Street Journal: “I think everyone should know what they look like with a shaved head. I also was just feeling this urge to just shake myself up a little bit.”

And it has already grown enough in just a few months that he can enjoy playing around with the texture of this new, short look.

For the Oscars he wore it in a smoother, brushed-back quiff style. But day to day, he’s clearly enjoying giving it a bit of tousle.

He has also previously told British radio DJ, Greg James, a couple of his product must-haves.
The first is Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream – a leave in product infused with argan oil that helps stop curly/wavy hair like Shawn’s frizzing.

He follows up with the Moroccanoil Treatment which is packed with shine-boosting vitamins.

You can click to buy both of these in the Product section.


What To Ask Your Barber:

  • Shawn Mendes’ wavy, textured, tapered hairstyle will take a barber or hairstylist who is skilled with cutting curly hair.
  • Take pictures of Shawn’s hair from different angles to show the stylist.
  • Shawn’s hair has grown out from a buzz cut, but his hairstylist has skillfully tapered it at the sides and back, whilst cutting in some texture at the top.
  • It’s key to remember that Shawn Mendes’ hairstyle will require more frequent maintenance to keep it looking sharp.
  • So before you get any haircut, ask your hairstylist how regularly you’ll need to come in for trim


Get The Look

  • Shawn Mendes’ wavy, textured, tapered hairstyle is pretty easy to style due to its short length and choppy texture.
  • A lightweight styling cream or mousse works well for wavy hair.
  • Apply the product evenly through your hair, using your fingers to distribute it.
  • Blow-dry your hair using a diffuser attachment – this will help enhance your natural waves.
  • As you dry it, lift it up and tousle it with your fingers.
  • To get Shawn’s texture, use a styling wax or pomade.
  • Use a very small amount on your fingers, then rub it until it gets warm, then define the ends of your hair to get a textured look.


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