The Best Tom Hardy Haircut Moments

Written By Bakes

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The proper portrayal of fictional and non-fictional characters within TV and Film requires actors to have an image which is congruent hence why we continuously see various Tom Hardy Haircut styles.

Some of these hairstyles have included the following,

  • Buzz Cut
  • Quiff
  • Spikes
  • Fully Shaven
  • Comb Over
  • Undercut Fade
  • Slick Back
  • Slicked Back Fade
  • Slick Back with Beard
  • Messy Hair

Our editorial covers his trademark look as well as hairstyles he’s had in support of movie characters.

Here are the Best Tom Hardy Haircut Moments

Buzz Cut

In our 1st example we get to see Tom’s buzz cut with his distinctive shaven line at the front which he has continuously styled this way, somewhat of a trademark look for him.

Tom Hardy Haircut in a buzz

The haircut is unbeatable especially when it involves the portrayal of a dominant masculine male which we have seen Tom play in various roles.

Outside of being trimmed down for movie roles we see him having it down this way out of choice. At the premier for the movie Warrior we see his hair buzzed down next to of course Frank Grillo’s signature Quiff.

buzz cut and quiff

In the movie warrior his hair was a crew cut level and wet, after production was completed it was back to the buzz cut.


The transition between the buzz and quiff is seamless as it’s the next natural stage as hair begins to grow out.

Tom Hardy Haircut in a quiff

In the image above we have highlighted the main features around this Tom Hardy haircut being his temple fade, stubble beard and hair on top.

The best thing about this haircut is the ability to style it in whichever direction or texture.

A hairstyle which in itself allows you multiple options is one worth trying.


In this particular hairstyle the spikes are complimented by his skin fade which creates the contrast between the sides and top.

Tom Hardy Haircut in spikes

Within this particular Tom Hardy hairstyle the emphasis is on the wetness of his hair and not dripping wet, rather a sophisticated wet look if that’s even a thing.

For a similar look then you’ll need a gel and if you prefer the more textured look then you’ll need to a apply a small amount of wax and use your fingers to direct the flow.

Ensure you get your barber to finish off the look with a skin fade that compliments the top and blends into the beard.

Fully Shaven

Back in 2020 with the release of the film Al Capone we witness Hardy morph into his role and fully embody the character by shaving his hair.

bald and clean shaven

During Al Capones final years his hair would begin to thin at the crown and then completely turn bald which would need to be portrayed by Tom.

That must have been painful, especially since he had to go clean shaven too, nevertheless he pulled the look off and fulfilled his duty as an actor.

Comb Over

We have seen many variations of Tom’s comb over which features a distinctive side parting.

Tom Hardy Haircut combover

His signature combover style features a heavily gelled comb over to the side part with an emphasis on the GEL! Because it’s a lot

This styles doesn’t require much maintenance otherwise and can be Implemented in a few minutes.

In order to complete the look we often see Tom ensuring his beard his complimentary to the overall style.

Undercut Fade

The combination of the undercut and fade makes it one of the best statement hairstyles out their for men and Hardy knows this.

undercut fade

We have seen the actor use this style at various premiers and award shows which quickly garners the attention of masses.

The contrast is what ultimately creates the statement look, his hair being left long on top which his sides are faded towards the back and sides draws attention to the overall look.

Should you be inspired by the look just remember it will require biweekly maintenance as hair begins to grow out changing the shape and look of the style.

Slick Back

Who would have thought one of the most prominent men’s 80s hairstyles would continue to see the light of day today, never underestimate the slick back haircut.

Tom Hardy Haircut slicked back

At the foundations of Tom Hardy’s slick back look is the right product. Whilst other styles can be achieved any gel or wax this style needs it.

Once you have selected the right products learn how to slick your hair back.

Slicked Back Fade

The slicked back hairstyle can come in many variations with a favourite being the faded sides as we see on the actor below.

slicked back fade hairstyle

Similar to his undercut look the beauty with this hairstyle lies in the contrast between his hair slicked back and short hair on sides.

Slick Back with Beard

Now how do you compliment the slick back hair? ensure your beard is top notch. For this particular hairstyle we prefer more sophisticated beards.

Stubble, medium or full beard seems to work best. Were not entirely sure the hipster beard works well but your free to give that a try along with this look too.

Messy Hair

The misconception around messy hair is that it those who sport the look don’t have any maintenance routine around it, WRONG!

messy hair

Tom will use product to give his hair that extra textured look and shine for a finish. Perfect for a date night activity or running errands.

Extended Gallery

We have included more images of hairstyles the actor has alternated between.

Key Take Away: Don’t be scared to try New Styles

As an actor having a signature style may prove to be difficult, what happens when he wants a slick back look but needs to shave his head for a role in the upcoming months?

Therefore actors are naturally in the position to try new hairstyles due to the nature of their work.

  • A/B test your Hairstyles
    Find 2 to 3 hairstyles from our list above and begin to test those out. We have seen Tom add subtle features to his haircuts, you do the same!
  • 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.
  • Be Consistent
    Once you’ve gone through the trouble of growing your hair for months, testing what works and what doesn’t becomes a game of trial and error.

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