How to get the hair from Avengers Endgame
The time has finally arrived. After 10 years of storytelling, the infinity saga is coming to a close. We can all spare a moment of silence for those caught in the snap and (no spoilers) those who survived. The Avengers team has some of the best hair this side of Asgard and before you go rushing to your nearest barber to get a look even the Grandmaster would approve of, there are a couple of things you should know.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is Marvel. There’s no two ways about it. Downey Jr’s turn as the iconic billionaire playboy (A.K.A Iron Man) is perhaps one of the greatest comeback stories of this generation, becoming a household name overnight and radically changing the landscape of superhero films for the better.
Arguably playing the coolest of the Avengers, Robert Downey Jr is neat and devilishly charming.
To achieve this look, you’re going to want to throw out your notions of the meaning of ‘feathered’. This technique allows for a textured look while retaining shape.
The back and sides should be kept short and tapered at the bottom.
To style, use a sea salt spray to add volume and finish with a matt paste. If you’re feeling game, a quick once over with a blow-dryer will help elevate this look. Literally. A blow-dry will add an extra touch of volume.
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Let’s be honest, this guy is the reason you’re here. There was not a dry eye in sight when Thor lost Odin in Ragnarok. There wasn’t a dry pair of pants either, but that’s a separate issue.
If you’re after that specific, tussled, just fought an army of Frost Giants look, here are some things to keep in mind.
The hair will be kept at medium length and swept back to one side, parting in the middle. The sides will be kept comparatively short and neat. Style using a workable pomade. Not a lot is needed here for a natural, lived in look.
Next up, you’re going to want to focus on getting the perfect stubble, a trend Hollywood has turned into the pinnacle of sexy, with thanks in big part to Hemsworth himself.
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A true gentleman through and through, Mark Ruffalo doesn’t get nearly as much air time as he should. Quietly dignified and thoroughly charming, Ruffalo was inserted into the Infinity Saga without skipping a beat.
We can get caught up spending far too much time getting our hair just right. It’s a problem that plagues many a curly haired guy in particular. If this is you, then let us put you at ease; curls are sexy, as evidenced by Mr Ruffalo himself.
To achieve this look, go for some texture through the top, keeping the back and sides short while retaining enough length to flirt with the tips of your ears.
Styling here is a breeze. You want to keep the natural shape, so opt for a product with a light hold.
To complete the look, we’d pair this with a full beard kept neat and short.
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Chris Evans lit the match of his Marvel career years before donning the red white and blue but it wasn’t until 2011 (or 1942) that his superstardom reached a global fever pitch. The Evans aesthetic in its many variants is perhaps the most emulated the world over for its classic yet modern look, easily topping the charts in terms of class and style.
To pull off the Endgame look, length does matter. You’re going to want to grow your hair out a little longer than you may be used to. This doesn’t mean you should avoid the barber’s chair altogether though. If you have a regular guy or gall giving you a trim, have the discussion about growing your hair out and the best way to keep it in check while you do.
Once you have the length you’re happy with, styling is simple. Use a matt clay with a medium hold and push through your hair from front to back, creating a silky smooth slicked back look.
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One last word from us. If you’re not confident in describing exactly what you want, take in a photo with you on your next trip to the salon. Trust us, it’s not weird and it’s going to help whoever is working on you a lot.