Our January cover star continuously adjustments his look. Justin Theroux routinely teeters between clean-shaven and bearded, in addition to slicked again and deliberately raveled—with just a few bestubbled and tousled stops alongside the best way.
Of all his seems to be, we all know Theroux greatest for his textured, mussed hair, paired with a neatly manicured beard, full as it may be (as seen in our photograph shoot with the actor and screenwriter). There’s toughness to this combo, and flexibility. You could possibly mimic it for the workplace with out having to restyle for pleased hour. You could possibly match it with a leather-based jacket for an evening out, or a wool blazer for brunch with the in-laws.
In the event you’re seeking to flatter Theroux and mimic the look—and why wouldn’t you?—right here’s some recommendation on easy methods to do it greatest. All experience comes from LA-based movie star groomer Marissa Machado, whose purchasers embrace Nick and Joe Jonas, Rami Malek, Liam Payne, and extra.
The type of hair it requires
“This coiffure works greatest on tremendous, straighter hair,” says Machado. “Straight, weightless hair is extra prone to keep standing up (with the product you apply). A heavier head of hair would wilt over.”
In case your hair is wavy or curly, nonetheless, fret not: Machado says you might rapidly straighten it with a flat iron to be able to replicate Theroux. (Attempt Sedu Revolution Styling Iron.) It’s additionally appropriate in case your hair is thinning, because it errs on the aspect of raveled and “imperfect”.
“You should use the edges of your hair to push ahead, subsequently masking a receding hair line,” Machado says. “Plus, thinner hair is often weightless, which is able to maintain up simply [with the styling product].”
Must you use a barber or stylist?
Machado says you possibly can go to both the barber or a stylist for this reduce, because it’s midway between the 2 spectrums. She simply warns that you want to use scissors throughout—even on the tighter sides—so don’t let your barber click on on their clippers until it’s to wash up your neckline.
How a lot they reduce will likely be decided by how a lot hair you have got. You must get some texture reduce into the highest, which will likely be considerably longer than the edges. It’s simply replicated on shorter hair too, although you received’t get as a lot vertical until the highest is a pair inches lengthy, or extra.
The right way to model it
First, Machado says to spray some styling tonic (attempt V76 by Vaughn Tonic Hair & Scalp) or sea salt spray (attempt Sachajuan Ocean Mist Spray) into clear, towel-dried (however evenly moist) hair. It will help with the quantity, and make the hair extra receptive to the following product you apply.
“Subsequent, blow dry utilizing your fingers for a tough, uneven end. Be sure that to dry the hairs atop the top in an upward course, utilizing your hand to push the edges ahead.” This will cowl a few of your hair recession. (We like Conair 1875-Watt Pro Styler.)
Dry with the cannon in a ahead course, not blowing from the edges, Machado provides. After it’s dry and in place, seize some matte pomade (like Byrd Matte Pomade). A penny-sized quantity ought to suffice.
“Be sure that to get it into the basis and evenly round,” Machado says. “Use your fingers to excellent the form. When you’ve performed that, lock it in place with a light-weight setting spray.”
The spray received’t make hair brittle and arduous, however it would protect your model for the day.
The right way to preserve the beard
“Retaining a beard this size—clear however burly—is definitely extra work than it seems to be like,” Machado warns.
It’s manageable, despite the fact that you’ll have to trim it each two days, on common.
First: “At all times hold your face clear above the beard line, utilizing a daily shaving razor (corresponding to Harry’s The Winston) or perhaps a straight blade (like Baxter of California Blue Steel “Not a Replica” Straight Razor) on the barbershop,” she says. “This additionally goes to your neckline.”
As for preserving the beard form, Machado recommends combing it into place, then utilizing a normal beard trimmer (attempt Wahl Beard Cord / Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer) to graze any stray hairs. You can even make use of some small, exact facial hair scissors (like Tweezerman Stainless Steel Moustache Scissors) for the duty. She then advises utilizing beard oil (like Old Spice Beard Oil) to maintain your whiskers hydrated, delicate, and with a wholesome dose of shine.