Toby Huntington-Whiteley: Classic Swept Back Hairstyle

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Take a leaf from Toby Huntington-Whiteley’s barnet book with this relaxed, nostalgic style. You heartthrob, you.

MFH says

Toby Huntington-Whiteley’s classic swept-back hairstyle is giving 90s-era Hugh Grant vibes, but with a contemporary twist thanks to those slightly shorter sides.

If you’re after a laidback look that’ll fare as well in the gym as it does at work or on a date, then consider this a winner.

MFH loves the versatile top length that’ll let you easily experiment with different parts and degrees of texture.

Some product intel: Toby – a fitness entrepreneur, model and the brother of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – shared in a chat with La Pochette that he’s a fan of Larry King’s hairstyling clay. *Quickly adds to cart*

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  • For Toby Huntington-Whiteley’s nostalgic, classic swept-back hairstyle, ask for a scissor cut on top with plenty of length left for styling.
  • Your barber may use a point-cutting technique to add texture and movement.
  • Go for short or tapered back and sides – this can be done with scissors or clippers, depending on how much contrast you want with the top.
  • Toby styles his hair with both off-centre parts and side parts, so ask for a cut with the same flexibility.
  • Book in for regular trims to deal with any split ends and keep your hair healthy.
  • To style Toby Huntington-Whiteley’s swept-back look, use your fingers to run a few spritzes of sea salt spray through towel-dried hair. Go for a heat-protecting product (like ANFORH TVS) if you’re blow drying.
  • Create an off-centre part with a comb. You’re aiming for a relaxed feel, so don’t worry about making it too precise.
  • Time to blow dry – build volume by using your hands to push and flip your hair as you go.
  • Warm a pea-sized amount of clay or wax with a matte finish between your hands, then run it through your hair.
  • Sweep the top up and back off your face with your hands for that tousled finish.



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