The Peaky Blinders haircut is raging onto the men’s hair scene. As the star of the hit Peaky Blinders TV show, many of you have surely wondered how to get and style Cillian Murphy’s haircut. As the actor who plays Thomas Shelby, his Peaky Blinders hair has become a popular modern choice for many guys wanting a textured crop haircut style.
In short, this Peaky Blinders hairstyle can best be described as a side swept French Crop with buzzed sides approximately a quarter of an inch long (clipper guard size #2). It is important to note that the cut on the sides is not a fade since the hair does not gradually shorten from top to bottom. However, you can definitely choose to get the hairstyle with a taper fade.
How to Get Cillian Murphy’s Peaky Blinders Hair
It seems that Cillian Murphy’s Peaky Blinders hairstyle was largely inspired by modern hair trends rather than actual styles of 1920’s England, the setting of the show. Therefore, your local barber should have no problem cutting and styling the characteristic Peaky Blinders haircut.
To get the look, simply request that your barber buzz your sides using a #2 clipper guard. Feel free to adjust this length to your desire, but remember that there needs to be some contrast between the hair on top and your sides. Then, you’ll need to ask for a layered cut on top that leaves at least two inches of hair in front, allowing you to style your fringe.
How To Style The Peaky Blinders Hairstyle
To style the cut, apply a medium to strong hold pomade or wax to your hair. For a textured, natural look, you’ll want to make sure your men’s hair product provides a matte shine. Now sweep your hair to the right to create a side swept style with your fringe, while keeping the rest of your hair disheveled and messy.
Below, we’ve compiled a collection of Peaky Blinders haircuts with examples of both the faded and buzzed versions so you can decide which is right for you.