The Best Klay Thompson Haircut Moments (Exclusive Gallery)

Written By Bakes

Avid writer on Men's Hair, Grooming, and Lifestyle!

Various athletes within his draft class and proceeding years have made it a habit to change hairstyles, however the Klay Thompson Haircut has remained fairly consistent throughout his career, he’s alternated between his,

  • Signature Curls
  • Curls and Temple Fade
  • Afro
  • Crew Cut

Whilst his athletic stats are constantly covered by the media we continue to see a growing interest towards his hair and grooming habits, and that’s life of a modern athlete.

Our editorial highlights his current signature hairstyle along with his similar styles that he alternates between

Here is the Klay Thompson Haircut Gallery

Signature Curls

His signature curls is what sets him apart from his peers as its his most distinctive feature.

Klay Thompson Haircut and curls

Were able to identify his hair type with the above image as Type 3. Taking a closer look we can see he has S curl pattern.

Type 3 curls tend to be less dense that a person with type 4 hair, James Harden Hair being a perfect example of type 4 hair.

Although it’s not straight hair, type 3a curls are much closer to wavy hair texture than other type 3 hair curls.

Curls and Temple Fade

To further accentuate his curls he adds a small level of detail to bring about more attention, enter the Temple Fade!

curls and fade

Whilst only a small addition even from a far we can see what it does and the examples of Steph Curry’s Hair and Klay Thompsons hair below perfectly illustrates that

Klay Thompson Haircut vs steph curry hairstyle

The subtle nature of the temple fade creates a big difference and we mean BIG difference!

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 his hair and beard.


Today we see Klay alternating between his curls and afro hair which is simply a result of having his hair combed out with the use of a pick.

Klay Thompson Haircut with afro hair

The afro hair is undoubtedly unique in appearance and structure in comparison to every other hair type, what makes it that much more noticeable is the subtle fade.

Power of the contrast!!!

Whether it be on the court or off we can expect to see the athlete rock the fro and proudly!

Crew Cut

The year is 2011, its NBA draft pick season, round 1 pick 11 and we see a young Klay Thompson in a crew cut.

crew cut and fade

The proceeding years would feature the rookie in his crew cut before he began to style his current curls and fades.

Masculine in appearance, low maintenance and practical for sports. Whilst he will have to ensure a small maintenance routine today for his curls that’s not the case with a crew cut or as we like to say brush and go!

The one consistent about his hairstyles are his temple fades, regardless as to whether the hair on top is a crew fade, curls or fade he always keeps his sides faded.

NBA 2K Graphics

The NBA 2K series continues to highlight his curls as it’s his most unique feature whilst also ensuring the player looks as realistic as possible.

Take a closer look and you will be able to see his temple fade. It should be apparent that the video developers ensure every intricate detail of his face is implemented.

Key Take Away: Have a Signature Look

You have 2 options here young man, get creative and constantly change hairstyles or have a specific look, one which you will be recognised for, we prefer the latter.

Here’s the thing though, you’re going to need to get creative and change styles anyway before you find your look! So make sure too

  • A/B test your Haircuts
    Keeping it simple like the Klay Thompson Haircut? Cool, then all you’ll need to do is test which fade is best, burst, temple, drop or skin fade.
  • Grow out your Hair
    Its time to get experimental with your hair and this comes in the form of trying new styles. Its either afro curls, afro twists or just dense afro. Whatever you pick will be complimented with the fade.
  • 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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