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?
What is the Harry Styles Dunkirk haircut?
Harry Styles, as well as a lot of the other cast, can be seen sporting a classic short back & sides haircut.
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. This would have been cut with scissors all over. 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.
What to ask my barber for?
As always, we recommend showing your barber a picture of the cut. A short back & sides 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!
How to style the Harry Styles Dunkirk hairstyle?
In the 1940s they likely would have used a wax or gel like Brylcreem to style their hair, which would have given the hair plenty of shine.
We would recommend using a 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.