That Bachelorette Haircut: How to Tame the Unofficial Season 12 Style
Here's how they can keep it in place. (Lookin' at you, Jordan.)
It goes by a number of names — the hipster haircut, the high-and-tight, the Gumby, the Brooklyn fascist — but one thing is for sure: The short-on-the-sides, long-on-top look has become the unofficial haircut of season 12 of The Bachelorette.
The three remaining suitors, Robbie, Jordan and Chase, as well as recently cut contestants, Luke, Chad and Alex, all rock their own variations of the old Hollywood-inspired style. Because of its universally flattering nature, celebs ranging from timelessly handsome David Beckham to edgy pop star Zayn Malik have been spotted sporting the look too.
However on the Bachelorette, Jordan's hair has stirred up quite a bit of controversy. (Surprise, it's genetic!)
Since day one, #BachelorNation has been obsessing over Jordan's luscious locks on Twitter, particularly the uncooperative top strand that never quite says in place — wind or no wind.
According to Carly Flynn, co-owner of the Southpaw Men's Salon in Los Angeles, Rodgers' rogue waves can be wrangled with the right touch. "At that point [Jordan] needs to commit to styling his hair," Flynn tells Pret-a-Reporter of the out-of-control coif. "In order to tame your hair, you need to master using the product and a hair dryer. It requires a lot of upkeep."
For the ultimate anti-fly-away look (listen up, Jordan), the stylist recommends first applying an Aveda Hair Thickening Tonic on damp hair, and then using a blow dryer for a clean finish.
To keep the look in place, Flynn suggests adding Aveda's Men's Grooming Clay to dry hair for a matte rather than shiny or stiff look like the kind that can result from a gel. "We’re noticing a lot of men’s hair isn’t super high shine — it’s more natural," she said.
That being said, the cut is important, too. "You need somebody that can assess what’s good for hair type and head type," Flynn SAID of choosing the proper barber. "When you’re exposing so much scalp, you may find out you have scars, or lumps or bumps or a flat spot. Someone who can really asses the head shape ahead of time is important."
Perhaps Jordan could do with a bit of a trim on top to shrink the side-to-top length ratio. Or we could just watch him run his fingers through his unruly hair forever. Either is fine with us.