3 Henry Cavill Haircuts To Recreate (Toss A Coin To Your Barber). Credit: Getty Images.
It doesn’t matter where in the world you live there’s a BIG chance you’ve heard of the handsome hunk Henry Cavil. The American actor stepped into the limelight after playing everyone’s favourite Krypton in the DC movie Man of Steel back in 2013 and has since appeared in its follow-on films such as Batman vs Superman (2016) as well as Justice League (2017). It appears Cavill has a flair for the fantastical as he also plays the gorgeous monosyllabic Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix adaptation of The Witcher (2019) which has just brought out its second season.
Now, we can’t give you the cheat codes to getting biceps as big as Cavil’s but we can give you a step-by-step guide to some of his most iconic looks!
These hairstyles are for everyone with medium to long hair, but you’ll have a much easier time maintaining these looks if your hair is thick and wavy in texture. You want your hair to be able to curl away from your hair naturally.
While many let their hair fall to pieces throughout the pandemic and never ending lockdown’s Henry Cavil managed to keep things looking pretty tidy and managed to maintain his classic gentleman's hairstyle. The key to keeping his hair as gorgeous as his body was to not shy away from a bit of length and embracing those natural curls.
For this haircut you will need to ask your barber to leave things long on top, around six inches or so, to give your hair the weight and volume you desire. Taper the hair off towards the back of the head to keep things neat. When it comes to the sides you can either keep them the same length or go shorter, aiming for around four to five inches as long as it frames your face. (Show picture above for reference).
How to style:
For someone that usually plays the hero it was quite refreshing watching Henry Cavill take a stab at playing the anti-villain in Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018). However, some things don’t change… like those chisel cheeks, bulging biceps and, more importantly, that incredible hair.
To create this classic haircut, ask your barber to scissor cut the top of your hair till it’s around three to four inches in length. For the back and sides, start with a #2 at the bottom and taper up into a #3 closer to the hairline. Make sure to mention that you plan to slick back your hair because they can adjust the cut so it will work for your particular face shape.
How to style:
This hairstyle here is for the funky fellas with that long luscious hair. You want to grow your hair out till it just past your shoulders (although it can be longer depending which Geralt of Rivia hair phase you're going for). Head to a unisex salon and ask them to neat up your ends with a soft scissor cut. This will make your hair appear natural instead of blunt. Cut the fringe hairs slightly shorter – aim between your cheek and your chin – to create some framing hair strands.
You don’t have to be a silver fox to pull off this hairstyle as it looks nice on all hair colours. However, if you want to go that extra step we recommend booking an appointment with a stylist instead of trying anything out yourself to decrease the chance of hair damage. Remember, Henry Cavill is wearing a wig in the series and did not damage his hair for the part.
How to style:
Start with towel dried hair and apply a small amount of Funky Flex Cream throughout the hair. This will help nourish the hair and provide a medium but firm hold for the hair. It will also tame any flyway’s you may be afflicted with when you blow dry your hair.
Grab your hair dryer and comb then blow dry your hair on a medium heat. You want to aim your dryer downwards and comb it in the same direction, so the hair doesn’t look poofy. For the ends of your hair, lift and scrunch as you dry to help create those textured waves that Geralt is famed for.
You now have the perfect Henry Cavill hairstyle whether you're a short haired, medium haired, or long haired fella!
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Zheelana is a writer based in Cardiff. She has a BA Honours in English and Creative Writing and is a certified TESOL teacher. When she isn’t out hiking in the lush Welsh countryside, she fills her days with reading, journaling, and going out for food.