Learn how to pull off the Ryan Gosling haircut like the main man himself.
Ryan Gosling is one of the most stylish men in Hollywood. Starring in cult films like Drive and Blade Runner, he’s become known for his effortlessly cool style both on and off-screen. And it’s not just his clothes that men everywhere are trying to copy – it’s his hair, too. He’s sparked a trend in men asking their barbers for the “Ryan Gosling” haircut, inspired by his signature side parting and beard combo.
A relaxed and simple style, it’s no wonder so many guys wish to emulate his hair, especially as it works well on different lengths. Read on and see how to get a Ryan Gosling haircut for yourself and discover everything you need to know about styling it at home.
1. Classic comb over
2. Textured crew cut
When he’s not rocking the comb over, Ryan Gosling is also partial to a shorter crew cut. As you can see, while he’s kept it short he’s still got just enough length to be able to add a spiky texture to the look to give it some personality and movement.
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3. Brush back
Looking for an all-occasions haircut that you can dress up or down? Ryan’s red carpet brush back looks smart and polished without looking overstyled.
Editor’s tip: Recreate this dapper by working the VO5 Gel Wax through your hair for shine and control. This hybrid product is great as it shapes like a wax but has the lasting power of a gel – minus the crustiness.
4. Tapered sides
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5. Buzz cut
Who else remembers when Ryan Gosling had a buzz cut back in 2005? Buzz cuts aren’t for the faint of heart but they’re hugely on trend right now and if anyone can convince you to go for it, it’s this guy.
6. Ivy League haircut
Also named the Harvard or Princeton after the US colleges where it first became popular, the Ivy League haircut is a type of crew cut which has enough length that it’s able to be parted to one side.
Editor’s tip: Planning on growing a beard like Ryan’s? To care for your facial hair and the delicate skin underneath, add a beard oil into your routine. We recommend the TONI&GUY Softening Premium Stubble Oil, which conditions, soothes and aids with shaving.
7. Medium textured cut
Prefer a longer style? Heartthrob hair meets bedhead with this floppy, mid-length textured cut.
8. Short crew cut
If you’ve noticed your hair starting to thin on the sides of your head, talk to your barber about trying a short crew cut. It will take away the focus from the thinning areas and bring attention to the hair on the top of your head, where it’s fullest.
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9. Side part
One major benefit to rocking a side parting is that it will instantly give the illusion of a fuller head of hair. If you don’t have a natural side part, you can use a comb to divide your hair to one side but note that you may need to use some hairspray while you’re training it to stay in place.