Tom Sturridge: Choppy Textured Hairstyle With Low Fade

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Otherwise known as Dream/Morpheus in Netflix hit, The Sandman, Tom Sturridge adds a bit of a grungier edge to the goth vibe he rocks in the series via this choppy, textured hairstyle with low fade.


MFH says

Tom Sturridge’s choppy, textured hairstyle with low fade makes it look like he’s gone to the Robert Pattinson school of hacked at hair.

A little bit punk, a little bit grunge, it’s very much a ‘roll outta bed and go with it’ hairstyle.

His hair in The Sandman, however, took a bit more effort.

In an interview with Netflix’s Tudum, veteran makeup and hair ‘designer’, Graham Johnston, explained a little more about Tom’s more gothic look.

“To me, it was a sort of slightly new romantic goth feel to him.

“And the main thing was his hair.

“What I wanted to do was give a sort of unreal look to it, but also a look that would be acceptable moving amongst mankind — so that he can be striking but not out of place.

“It’s a LOT of hair products. We had a session with Tom where I sat down and was like Edward Scissorhands attacking the hair,” Graham explained.


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  • Tom Sturridge’s choppy, textured hairstyle with low fade might look a bit DIY, but it’s still important to go to a professional, not do it yourself.
  • Tom’s hair has a low fade at the sides which have a subtle undercut vibe.
  • It looks as if the hair at the back has been tapered tightly at the nape.
  • There’s around an inch of hair left on top.
  • The stylist will need to skillfully chop into the hair to layer it, which will allow ease of styling.
  • As they style it in the salon, ask them to give you a how to so you can recreate the look at home.
  • Also ask what products they use and how/when to apply.
  • Tom Sturridge’s choppy, textured hairstyle with low fade is all about the styling products.
  • Use products on your hair that give it a bit of grit and texture – for example you could use sea salt spray, texture sprays, matt clay – whatever you like best – to give it some oomph and staying power.
  • Then roughly blow dry your hair on medium heat.
  • Gently pull the hair up with your fingers as you blow dry it.
  • You can also add some volume powder when it’s dry to which’ll boost thickness, texture and add height.
  • When it’s dry, run a small amount of matt clay through afterwards, pulling random bits of hair out
  • Finish off with some light hold hairspray.
  • You can also use dry shampoo for extra grit on the days when you don’t wash it.
  • This is about having fun messing around with the texture and different products and seeing what works best.



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