Now that we are well into the new year, it’s time to start thinking about ways to improve our looks. One simple way to do this is to get a new haircut. The classic ‘80s haircut that is slowly making its way back into fashion, and which was hugely popular with Robert Pattinson, is a great place to start. It’s not only a quick way to change your appearance, but it’s also a perfect opportunity to experiment with different looks. Whether you prefer a slicked back hair-style or a more curled version, you can always go back with the touch of a button.
First things first, let’s discuss the most important part of any look: the outfit. When it comes to the ‘80s haircut, the outfit is critical. If you want to play it safe, you can go for a white shirt and dark slacks – but if that doesn’t appeal to you, then the alternative is a black shirt and white pants. Anything goes!
For those wondering, the white shirt and dark slacks combo is known as the ‘Rage’ look, whilst the black shirt and white pants is known as the ‘Pogona’ look. Don’t hesitate to mix up some of these outfits, as long as you are consistent throughout, you’ll be great.
What is also important about the outfit is the shoes. If you want to copy Robert Pattinson’s look, then you need to get the most suitable shoes for the occasion. A good pair of black dress shoes will do wonders – you can also get a similar effect with brown shoes and a white dress.
The Key To The ‘80s Look
Of course, the ‘80s haircut is not solely defined by the outfit – there are several other factors that contribute to its unique appearance. The first and most obvious factor is the haircut’s general shape. As mentioned, the ‘80s haircut is generally longer than it is wide. This gives the appearance of a wider jawline. The second factor is the haircut’s angle. Typically, the ‘80s haircut is angled down to the side, which as we know, makes the face look longer.
The last factor that makes the ‘80s haircut unique is the use of products on the hair to achieve the desired shape. The most popular of these products is, of course, gel. When used appropriately, gel can give the appearance of a longer and more refined jawline. It’s a simple matter of knowing how to use the product properly – but for those looking for an easy way to go longer, thinner, and more refined, then look no further.
How To Get The ‘80s Look
With this in mind, let’s discuss how to actually go for this ‘80s look. To start with, you need to determine the length of your hair. Remember, the longer your hair, the more you have to play with. If you are blessed with thick or wavy hair, then you can go for any length, otherwise, you need to go for a shorter haircut.
Once you have your hair length decided, then you can move on to the next step – which is to draw a little ‘X’ on the top of your head. This will help you identify the areas where you want to shave off. You can start from the hairline in front, and go all the way down to the nape of the neck – remembering not to shave off the area around the ears, as this is where ear wax commonly builds up. Once you have completed this step, you can move on to preparing the face for the haircut. Start by applying some moisturizer to the face to prevent it from looking too dry and flaky. Next, cleanse the face with a reputable cleansing product and follow up with an antioxidant serum to give the skin some much needed support.
After doing this, you can apply some sunblock to protect the skin against the harmful rays of the sun. On this same note, make sure to wear appropriate clothing, as befitting the ‘80s, such as wide-brimmed sun hats and a long-sleeved t-shirts. This will also help keep you cool under the blistering sun. Finally, do whatever makes you feel more comfortable, such as putting on makeup or not – it is your choice.
Shaving off some of your hair is a quick and easy way to change your appearance. However, the key to going for the ‘80s look is in knowing how to put it all together. By taking the time to practice and understand how to use the right products, you will be able to achieve the appearance you desire. So, if you want to look like Robert Pattinson, then just take the time to study how he accomplished this and you too can be on your way to looking like a million bucks.