6 Best Curtain Hairstyles for Men

Amra | 14 January 2019

Yep, curtains are making a stylish comeback! Here’s how to stylishly embrace trend this season.


Have you been feeling a little disgruntled at all your friends rocking fresh new hairstyles? Well, instead of grumbling to yourself about it, why not join the throwback crew and opt for an equally dapper curtains hairstyle?

While you may think this ‘90s look is dated, we’ve slowly seen seeing it veer back into the spotlight and have every reason to believe its going to become the trend to sport!

So, if you’re the kind of gentleman who likes to stay ahead of the mane game, it’s time for you to look at the curtains hairstyle with fresh eyes and take style notes from these bold men who’ve pulled it off brilliantly.

1. Classic curtains

Leonardo DiCaprio with split middle parting bangs on the romeo and Juliet red carpet
Actors and musicians alike all coveted this bedhead style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

When you think of the curtains hairstyle, it’s hard not to picture all the male stars back in the ’90s. Yet while many of these gents’ looks would now appear outmoded, there is one whose hair transcends the times to be cool even now: Leonardo DiCaprio.

This middle-parting style shows off his sharp features and work with his finer hair texture. And although he keeps his mane short these days, his cool curtains helped seal his fate as an icon of the era — with good reason.

2. Modern curtains

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau with curtain cut and blue suit on the met gala red carpet
Nothing gets more stylish than this. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Now, if you’re after a more grown-up take on take on classic curtains, this modern variation (spotted on Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is just for you.

As Nikolaj demonstrates, the curtains hairstyle can work for men with short or mid-length locks and can even be formalised for high-profile events. How? With the help of a paste, of course.

VO5 SurfStyle Paste

Editor’s tip:  Fancy getting kingslayer-worthy hair? We recommend you try the VO5 Extreme Style Texture SurfStyle Paste to add definition and create a sleek, polished style.

3.  Swept-back curtains

ben barnes with long curtain bangs swept back smiling on the easy virtue red carpet
Easily switch up your curtains hairstyle by slicking it back. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

A curtains hairstyle that’s been swept-back, just like Ben Barnes has here, makes this otherwise simple hairstyle all the more stylish.

Favoured by Keanu Reeves and Jared Leto, this swept-back flow hairstyle has tonnes of effortlessly sauve vibes and will see you through the summery months in style.

4. Wet-look curtains

zayn malik with curtains hair wearing grey suit at 50 shades darker premiere
For the ultimate ’90s look, pair curtains with gel. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

When man of the moment and ex-One Directioner Zayn Malik hit the red carpet with this dapper wet-look curtain hairstyle, we knew we were witnessing a trend in the making.

Zayn’s take on this retro trend is a little more modern, as he’s paired a long fringe with his signature low fade cut and groomed facial hair. Plus, he’s opted for a wet-look finish by giving his hair loads of shine, as opposed to a matte texture.

VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel

Editor’s tip: Want to get this look at home? If you’re already sporting a long fringe, all you need to do is create a centre parting down the middle of your hair, before liberally applying some of the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel through your locks!

5. Platinum curtains

curtains hairstyle: shot of male model with blonde curtains bangs at london collection men show
Combine curtains with a platinum hair colour for ultra-modern results. Credit: Dvora

Aren’t afraid of taking risks when it comes to your hair? Just add some colour. Platinum strands have been dominating the hair scene lately and with more of Hollywood’s leading men taking the colour plunge, now’s the perfect time to experiment.

6. Wavy curtains

male model with curly curtains hair style, wearing pink on the Feng Chen Wang show
The curtains can work for gents with wavier textures. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Have wavy or curly hair and want to get in on this throwback trend? Well, you’ll be happy to know that you can totally pull off this hairstyle. Need proof? Just look at how this gent rocks it and then you’ll understand what we mean — cool, right?


Have these hairstyles inspired you to try out a new look for 2017? If so, check out our Men’s Hairstyles & Haircuts page, for the latest trends in male grooming.

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