The Superman Haircut may be one of the most recognizable hairstyles in the comic book world. Most recently portrayed by Henry Cavill, the Superman hairstyle has changed over the years, starting with a slick back originally.
Another stark difference is that Superman Haircut lately hasn’t incorporated his signature curls upfront. Cavill’s depiction of the superhero has become our favorite since Christopher Reeve, so we’re just happy to get the classic side part back
Henry Cavill has that classic Hollywood look to him, almost like a Bogart-meets-Sinatra…and as broad-shouldered as the two of them combined. It’s a winning combo, but we’d posit that his hair is lifting a lot of the weight here, too. Sure, he’s got the acting chops and the chiseled jawline, but his hairstyle is camera-ready all the damn time.
Look at the waves! The definition! The Hollywood gloss! He was a shoo-in for Superman, and it makes for a slick villain in the upcoming Mission: Impossible—FalloutOpens a New Window.
No doubt you’re wondering how to replicate the style for yourself. To help you, we spoke with hairstylist Vaughn Acord, the namesake of grooming brand V76 by VaughnOpens a New Window., about Cavill’s hairstyleOpens a New Window. Here is Acord’s advice on how to get it, what kind of hair you need, and how to style and maintain the look.
What Type of Hair You Need
Acord says guys with natural waves will have the easiest time achieving the look: “It was made for them!” You’ll see that Cavill has a widow’s peak that gives him some Superman vibes, but Acord notes that this isn’t necessary to create your own version. However, there are certain types of hair that will not take well to the style.
Best Superman Haircuts
Whether you’re dressing up for Halloween or simply want a classy look like your favorite comic book character, check out our collection of Superman pictures below!
Slicked Back Sides + Comb Over
Long, Thick Comb Over + Curl
Long Messy Textured Hair
Classic Side Part