If you’re thinking of taking on a new look in the hair department, it’s usually best to decide which one you’re after before you head to your local coiffure—after all, indecision and haircuts don’t go well together. To help get you started, we’ve selected five of the best celebrity hairstyles to emulate. Some are easier to pull off than the others, but they are all worthy of your consideration. For the best chance of nailing the look, make sure to seek the help of professional barber as a DIY-job is bound to fail here. Remember: decide, commit, and enjoy the attention.
1. Kit Harrington
This is not an easy look to pull off, but the “Game of Thrones” man does it with aplomb. The key is to let the hair grow down to the lower part of your neck while seeking the consistent help of your barber along the way. If you don’t have naturally wavy or curly hair, you may have to think again (or break out the curlers).
2. Ryan Gosling
With shows such as “Mad Man” and “Boardwalk Empire” gracing our screens, the return to favor of classic cuts from the last century is official. Sporting something in between an “Ivy League” and a “gentleman’s cut,” Gosling’s hair is kept relatively short on the sides while leaving enough length on top to style with a side part. For that silver-screen shine, employ the use of some quality hair pomade.
3. Robert Downey Jr.
The star of the heavy-hitting “Iron Man” franchise, Robert Downey Jr. often takes an “off-duty” version his character Tony Stark’s haircut down the red carpet. Again suiting one with wavy or slightly curly hair, the medium length allows it to be swept back in a debonair fashion. Use fingers to achieve the appropriate level of “ruffle” and a good dose of hair wax.
4. Channing Tatum
A man who appears to prefer a fuss-free hairstyle on his head, the “22 Jump Street” star Channing Tatum is a master of the short and sharp-looking crew cut. A style that looks equally good at the gym or on the red carpet, this is one you must wear with confidence and is perfect for warmer climates.
5. Brad Pitt
A longer length style that is suitable for those of us with straight hair, this slick back variant will take some maintenance (time to break out your comb and that hair pomade again) but will be worth it in the end. Though we can’t promise you’ll get as much attention as Mr. Pitt, this look will certainly turn heads (particularly if you wear it with sunglasses like that).