We think it’s finally time to bring back the classic boy band hairstyles that so many of us grew up adoring and idolizing. These styles that are romantic, edgy, and… hey, may even make a stranger want your autograph.
IRL, if you’re so inclined, these styles are alsogreat for switching up your look for a date night or other special occasion. If these boy band hairstyles are a little too much for you on the reg, perhaps they can be the finishing touch to a perfect Halloween costume?
Try these Boy Band Hairstyles and Unleash Your Inner Teenage Heartthrob
1. The Romantic Look
This style is one of the easier boy band hairstyles. It plays up a romantic look that is both dreamy and handsome. A style like this works best on those who have longer strands that can be gelled back and maintain a loose flow and airiness. Your hair doesn’t have to be all long, but the top should be long enough to comfortably style with gel.
When creating this style, take small amounts of gel at a time. You don’t want it to become overly shiny or sticky looking. We recommend using Dove Men+Care Control Gel as it’s strong but not overly goopy. Lightly gel back your hair to make it appear windswept and a little wavy. The goal is to create movement, so don’t comb your hair back tightly or anything like that. Finish with some hairspray to make sure your style will stay throughout the day. TRESemmé TRES Two Unscented Extra Hold Hair Spray is a great option.
2. Highly Constructed
The highly constructed style is where boy band hairstyles meet emo “misunderstood” cutie hairstyles. We love the chaos and mystery this style creates. It’s perfect for those who are comfortable with a lot of hair product and leaving some hair in front of your face, just like 2006. A style like this works best if you have longer layers on top to work with. Use a pomade to “clump” hair together and bring it forward to slightly cover your eyes and heavily frame your face. Axe Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade will help you achieve this look.
3. Slick and Gelled
Compared to the romantic style, this boy band look embraces lots of gel. You can achieve this look by finger-combing or brushing a generous amount of gel into your locks. This style works best if you have at least a medium length style, anything shorter and you run the risk or just looking greasy.
4. Cute and Cropped
We love how cute, boyish, and flirty a cropped curls look can be. Keep your curls at a short length and maintain good curl health by using hydrating hair products. Aside from hair care, the styling part for this look is incredibly simple, since there isn’t much length to fiddle with.
5. Slightly Grown Out
The slightly grown out style adds loads of nostalgia to any look, bringing everyone back to the days of high school, when the messy skater look was all the rage. If you have a wavier hair type then this is a great style to try. If you want to amp up that adorable tiny wave at the end of your strands, simply wear a baseball cap backward for a couple of hours, you’ll be reviving the high school hottie look in no time.