Posted: May 12 2016
The Shelby brothers are taking over our screens again in the Peaky Blinders. But we're not just big fans of the show, we're also huge fans of the style & hair cuts of all involved.
Of course these hairstyles are from the 1920's, but in Spring/Summer 2016 these hairstyles have just as much fashion appeal as they did back then. Here's how you can get the look of the brothers, by order of The Peaky Blinders.
The Thomas Shelby Hairstyle
What is the Tommy Shelby haircut called?
The Tommy Shelby cut is an undercut with no fade on the back & sides. It's probably a number 1-2 on back and sides, short but not a zero like some of the other Peaky cuts. You want to leave plenty of length on top, with more length in the fringe to sweep the hair across (the cut above has a blunted fringe, unlike Tommy's cut)
Styling the Thomas Shelby Hairstyle
To get the leader of the Peaky Blinders hairstyle you need a product that can give texture to the hair, but also with a touch of moldability. This allows you to play with the style throughout the day. The Joe Grooming Texture Paste will do this for you, whilst also giving a strong 9/10 hold. It also gives you UV protection to protect you hair as the sun becomes stronger.
The John Shelby Hairstyle
What is the John Shelby haircut called?
The John Shelby haircut is a crop undercut. Shorter on the top than Tommy's and in more of a crop style than swept across. You want to keep this very short on the back and sides, between a 0-1.
Styling the John Shelby Hairstyle
The younger of the 3 brothers here, the John Shelby hairstyle is a lot easier to style. Being shorter on top, you don't have much to play with. Dependent on how short you go on top, you could potentially get away with no styling product. However, if you are going to we'd suggest something with a decent level of hold, that doesn't build up and look like you have too much product in. You want something very subtle for this cut! We'd suggest Joe Grooming Grooming Compound.
The Arthur Shelby Hairstyle
What is the Arthur Shelby haircut called?
The Arthur Shelby cut is a disconnected undercut with lots of length on top, and a swept back style. You want to keep the top very long for this style, and the back and sides short at between a 0-2.
Styling the Arthur Shelby Hairstyle
Now for the crazy brother, Arthur! The slick back look is as ever present today as it was back in the 20's. For this style you need something that gives more of a wet look and allows you to separate thicker hair as you slick it back with a comb or brush. The Hairbond Sculptor is perfect to give you the Arthur Shelby look.
The Peaky Blinders Hairstyles
Where to get the hair cuts?
All of these hair cuts have been cut and styled by the barbers of Nomad Barbers in Hanbury Street, London.