Steve McQueen

The ultimate, benchmark look. Steve McQueen had many important styles but, his appearance in The Getaway was perhaps his most iconic – and his hair was key to that. Short, sharp and cut beautifully to the shape of his head.

How To Look After It

Wash it in the morning, towel–dry it, then use an amount of moulding cream no larger than a five pence piece. Rub the cream into the palms of your hand (not fingertips), then rub that backwards and forwards through the hair before pushing the front of your hair across to one side.

How To Ask For It

It’s a good, technical haircut, cut a little shorter at the parting before being layered through. But you don’t need to ask for that: just ask for a Steve McQueen. If your barber doesn’t know what a Steve McQueen is, get out of the chair and leave the shop immediately.

Who It Suits

When you reach 30, you should know your look. And this is a classic look, meaning it’s a haircut that will suit most people. It works particularly well for people with a slight wave to their hair.

Why It Works

The cut creates that square look that is so important for hair, which is assisted by his great hairline sweeping across his face. There’s a slight wave to his hair which gives further shape. McQueen understood and knew the look suited him so, instead of changing his style, he played with its length rather than its style. Hence it was long (Le Mans), mid–length (Bullit or The Thomas Crowne Affair) but, most iconic was when it was short: The Getaway.

Get the look with...

Moulding Cream

£18.00
Perfect for short crops, grown-out crew cuts and complete control

Lock short hair into the sharpest of styles with our signature bay rum scented, natural wax moulding cream.

Towel dry your hair, then rub a 5p-sized amount of moulding cream into palms. Style through the sides, then the top of your hair with a lighter touch. Finish with a comb or your fingers to perfect the look.

Inspired by: Steve McQueen in Bullitt, James Coburn in Our Man Flint, Brad Pitt in Se7en.

Show Ingredients
Aqua (Water) • Lanolin • PVP/VA Copolymer • Paraffinum Liquidium (Mineral Oil) • Cetearyl Alcohol • PEG-8 Beeswax • Tribehenim • Steareth-20 • Cera Alba (Beeswax) • Butylene Glycol • Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate • Parfum (Fragrance) • Phenoxyethanol • Triethanolamine • Benzyl Alcohol • PEG-40 Hydrogenerated Caster Oil • Carbomer • Methylparaben • Ethylparaben • Butylparaben • Propylparaben • Isobutylparaben • Benzyl Benzoate • Limonene • Butylphenyl Methylpropional • Linalool • Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone • Amyl Cinnamal • Hydroxycitronellal • Citral • Benzyl Salicylate
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