In his 3 NFL seasons (and counting) playing for the Cincinnati Bengals we have seen various Joe Burrow Haircut styles which have ranged from his,
- Drop Fade Undercut
- Short Wavy Hair
- Short Wavy Hair + Temple Fade
- High Fade
- Curtains Hair
- Blonde Hair
In the space of 4 years Joe has become a household name and as a result has had a light shed on the other aspects of his life from style, grooming habits and of course his hair styles!
Our editorial highlights his current signature hairstyle along with his hair type and gallery of his previous styles
All Joe Burrow Haircut Moments Ranked
Drop Fade Undercut
The combination of the drop fade and undercut creates the ultimate trademark look as we see Joe styling his hair this way both on and off the field.
In Another image zoomed out we can see his undercut beside Justin Herbert’s Wavy Hair. The image below perfectly illustrates the same hair type between the athletes styled in different ways.
As the saying goes “the devil’s in the detail” and in this specific scenario that would be the contrast between the sides and the top of the hair which defines the drop fade and disconnected undercut.
Hair on the crown is kept significantly longer, and the sides shorter, thus creating a clean line creating the distinction.
Short Wavy Hair
When the focus is not is shaved sides were able to see to focus on his short wavy hair which reveals his natural hair type being a 2A – 2B.
Whilst hair is straight it tends to become more wavier from the mid-section flowing towards the ends.
2A hair is often described as a soft S formation throughout and by the looks of his hair we would agree. It is the loosest of all wavy hair types which makes maintenance much easier than others.
Short Wavy Hair + Temple Fade
The subtle nature of the temple fade creates a big difference to Joes overall appearance. If you take a close look its only a small section which has been faded
With this particular style a small section above the ear is shaved which creates a natural contrast between the side and top and draws more attention to the overall look.
Steven Chapman, founder of The Hoi Polloi barbershop describes it as, and I quote.
“The gradual, lower blend of a temple fade achieves a nice sharp contrast in a subtler way to, say, a high taper fade, which takes pretty much all the weight out of the sides.”
The high fade being the complete opposite in comparison to the temple fade makes it unique in itself. This fade is all about being loud and making a statement.
Essentially the high fade involved having most of the sides and back of the head shaved off. It reached the midway line between the temples and top of a persons ears, hence why we call it the statement fade.
As if the high fade needs anymore attention, well, dependant on the hair on top that’s certainly what will happen.
Joe can be seen having the front of his hair spiked and whilst it doesn’t look like he used gel we can still see the difference between the front and back.
Baby face Joe as we like to describe him can be seen in his long curtains haircut in this throwback, and I mean what a throwback.
The distinctive curtains are recognizable by his front divided fringe and middle parting.
There has been many waves regarding the curtains hair in pop culture, 1st of all it came into prominence with the rise of the hippie movement in the 60s, dyed out in the 70s and then gain mass appeal during the 90s era thanks to the likes of Nirvana.
When we think about this hairstyle in the post 2000s Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio have to come to mind
When your natural hair colour is brunette and you decide too dye it blonde you know your going to make the headlines, even if its years later!
The blonde was nothing more than homage to the Eminem Hair era of slim shady! During his state championship playoffs we were able to see the entire team get involved and dye their hair blonde. What a throwback!
Disclaimer: Applying any sort of chemical to your hair is a very risky job as this can lead to breakage or thinning if not done correctly, therefore we always recommend you use a professional.
Key Take Away: Test Various Haircuts
From our gallery it should be apparent that whilst his trademark look may be the undercut there have been various Joe Burrow Haircut styles that have been tried and tested.
We have seen him go to the extents of dying his hair, I mean not his best moment but still, your desired result comes from trial and error.
Here’s what we need you to do,
- A/B test your Haircuts
Find 2 to 3 haircuts you like and take pictures in them all to see which one is best suited to you.
- Grow out your Hair
Its time to get experimental with your hair and this comes in the form of trying new styles.
- Select the Best Products
Product selection comes down to ensuring what you use is best for your hair type. If you’re unsure ask your barber or hairstylist.
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