Setting trends by embracing popular haircuts from the 1910
Channeling your favourite Peaky Blinders character takes more than dapper suits, pointy shoes, and a fiery personality. While we here at Get Groomed | Mobile Barbers certainly don't advocate delving into the world of boot-legging, gunrunning, and horse race fixing, the BBC show has a distinct style that’s easy to follow.
Whether you're aiming to mirror the suave Thomas Shelby, the fiery Arthur Shelby, or the composed Michael Gray, here are some invaluable tips to help you achieve that distinct gangster aesthetic.
Embrace the Undercut
One of the hallmark features of Peaky Blinders' hairstyles is the undercut or fade. If you're not ready for a full undercut, you can start with a fade. The closely shaved sides add a touch of nonchalance, perfectly suited for the unpredictable British weather. Whether you opt for a short Grade 0 or a slightly longer Grade 3, this cut defines the show's signature style.
Keep it Simple: Undercuts are barber-friendly, but the key is determining your preferred length. For an Arthur-inspired look, go for a Grade 0. If you lean more towards Tommy's style, a Grade 3 or high fade will suit you better.
A Top-Notch View
Now that you've established the foundation with your haircut, it's time to infuse your unique personality into your appearance, whether you want a more refined or rugged look.
To achieve a rugged, edgy look akin to Arthur and Tommy Shelby, let your hair grow out and slick it back using pomade. Pair this with a sharp suit and tie for the complete Shelby aesthetic.
If you have naturally curly hair but still crave that Peaky Blinder allure, consider enhancing your curls with some volume using sea salt spray. This would help your haircut gain some definition from the popular nature of undercuts.
Another option, of course, would be to keep your short hair and maintain a side part. Like Michael Gray’s more refined look, this exudes a classic finish.
Low-Maintenance Appeal: Opt for a textured crop for a simpler yet stylish aesthetic. This cut only requires minimal styling, keeping it to the side as needed.
The Right Products Make the Difference
As highlighted earlier, investing in quality hair products can make or break your gangster look. Choose pomade over traditional gels, as it offers a lighter hold that allows for a more natural appearance. Unlike gel, pomade also delivers a unique matte finish that complements contemporary hairstyles.
Sea salt spray is also perfect for adding more volume to your hair. By highlighting that natural flow, your hair would look more natural, compared to the structured finish of pomades.
By incorporating these style tips, you'll be well on your way to exuding the unmistakable swagger of the Peaky Blinders without venturing into any illegal endeavors. So, if you're ready to channel the timeless charm of the 1910s, it's time to take it a step further and truly embody the essence of the era. Schedule an appointment with Get Groomed today and step out in style like a true Peaky Blinder. Visit our website today.