How-to: give your man the Channing Tatum touch
I love my job for many reasons, beauties, but searching for images of Channing Tatum and claiming it as work pretty much tops the list of perks. Yes, that’s right – I am totally and utterly in lust with the man who looks as hot with his shirt off as he does dancing on stage during Magic Mike with trackies and a hoodie on. Ahh, sigh…
But Mr Tatum is a taken man (lucky you, Jenna Dewan), so I’m on a mission to give my own boy (and yours!) the Channing Tatum hair touch. Why? Because as much as we love his washboard abs and cheeky smile, it’s pretty much the next best thing, right?
So, we’ve pinned down Hollywood barber Jared Rosen (who’s also tended to Ryan Reynolds locks) and nabbed the his tips on recreating what he describes as the ‘Tatum Taper’ with his current favourite male grooming tool, the new VS Sassoon For Men Speedline Limited Edition Clipper.
“Channing’s hair is just a cool, fresh take on the classic taper. It also has some versatility and can be worn neatly combed for a more conservative, dapper look or spiked up with product for a younger, edgier look,” says Jared.
THE CHANNING TATUM CUT
STEP 1: Wash hair and then dry hair using VS Sassoon Academy Tools Hair Dryer, making sure you direct the nozzle at the hair roots from all angles to build body and height at the crown of the head.
STEP 2: Using the VS Sassoon For Men Speedline Limited Edition Clipper on the front and back sections, connect the comb attachment and set the cutting length of the clippers to Grade 4.
STEP 3: Starting at the nape of the neck – and placing the comb flush against the head – slowly move the clipper in a straight upward motion so that the teeth of the comb are pointing upwards.
STEP 4: As you reach the top of the hair move the clippers away from the head so the hair is left slightly longer at the crown. Repeat this until sides and backs are neatly trimmed.
STEP 5: Tatum’s hair is roughly 3 ½ inches at the crown. To trim your man’s hair like his, first comb the hair forward and separate individual sections to be cut. Do this in rows starting at the front of his head and moving towards the back.
STEP 6: Run hair between your index and middle finger so that the ends pointing out measure how much you want cut off – and then trim them.
THE CHANNING TATUM HAIRSTYLE
STEP 1: To add texture, spray some medium-hold hairspray into your hands and work into the hair, positioning hair slightly upwards.
STEP 2: Next, add a small amount of wax and rub it into the hair manoeuvring it forward and up into the spiky, slightly-off-center shape.
Expert trimming tip: If you’re unsure of how short you want to trim the hair, start with a longer length as you can always go shorter afterwards. Oh, and never force the clipper through the hair – gradually moving it will do the trick.
Are you a huge fan of Channing Tatum too? Have you seen Magic Mike? Are you keen to style your man’s hair in a Channing Tatum-esque way?
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