Harry Styles Dunkirk Movie 1940s Pompadour Haircut

July 17, 2017

Not long ago Harry Styles was known for his long, luscious locks but for the movie Dunkirk he had to get rid of it, in favour of a more traditional army style haircut. This is one seen sported by a lot of the younger cast, as would have been traditional back in the 1940's. But what is the haircut and how can you ask your barber for it?

 

Harry Styles Dunkirk Movie 1940s Haircut - What Is The Hairstyle? How To Style Hair?

What is the Harry Styles Dunkirk haircut?

Harry Styles, as well as a lot of the other cast, can be seen sporting low pompadour style haircuts. The pompadour is better known as more of a 60's haircut, but actually the pompadour was very popular in the 1940's when this film was set.

In the Dunkirk movie these styles are kept fairly long on top, with the back & sides shorter as would have been the case in the army in the 40's. Go for a 2, 3 or 4 on the back & sides to keep this cut looking similar.

However if you want to go for a "more 2017 version", then you can always go shorter and add a fade to the back & sides.

 

Harry Styles Dunkirk Movie 1940s Haircut - What Is The Hairstyle? How To Style Hair?

 

What to ask my barber for?

As always, we recommend showing your barber a picture of the cut. A pompadour takes on many different variations of style, so simply asking for this will probably not be sufficient to get the right cut. Take a clear picture along with you to your barber, and make sure they're 100% on what you want!

 

Harry Styles Dunkirk Movie 1940s Haircut - What Is The Hairstyle? How To Style Hair?

 

How to style the Harry Styles Dunkirk hairstyle?

As we mentioned, the pompadour was known as more of 60's cut, and one of the main differentials between the 40's pompadour and the 60's pompadour is the amount of volume. The 60's were all about volume, whereas the 40's were more about clean, sharp looks with less volume. You want to keep this style fairly low to mimic the cut that Harry has.

We would recommend using a pomade, like Layrite Original Pomade. To get it looking like the movie, you don't want too much hold and want to give the hair a bit more freedom to move and be restyled.

However, if you do want more of a slicked back, stronger hold version then look towards a firm hold pomade like Suavecito Firme Hold.

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