Joe tells GQ how to get Timothee Chalamets seriously scruffy bedhead

  • Joe Mills tells GQ how to get Timothée Chalamet's seriously scruffy bedhead hairstyle

This is the ultimate bedhead look. It has been blow-dried and styled but looks like it hasn’t.

“This works well on thicker, straight hair or if you have a slight wave to your hair. Timothy’s hair is around five or six inches long and has a little length around the back and sides, but most importantly it has had some weight removed from it to give it the texture it needs to work like this.”

Fancy it? Below, Joe gives you a step-by-step guide on how to achieve it (and maintain it).

Step one:
Shampoo your hair and towel dry. Blast dry your hair to get any excess moisture out, but do not completely dry it.

Step two:
Take a tangerine-sized amount of Kevin Murphy Body Builder Volumising Mousse and apply to all of your hair. Then start to dry your hair – you don’t want to over do it, so you use your fingers and not a brush. Switch the hairdryer to medium heat and a slower setting and turn your head upside down and literally pull your hair away from the head. You are trying to create volume and that bedhead look.

Step three:
Once dry it’s going to look a little mad – it will calm down and settle though! The next stage is to add product, but for it not to look like it has any in. Take a two-pence amount of Baxter Of California's Clay Pomade and rub this into your hands so it practically disappears. Then rub it into the bottom of your hair by your scalp. This will give you hold. Then apply the rest through the ends.

Step four:
If you have a slight wave to your hair and have some straighteners you can pull a few pieces (a two-inch square section) and smooth the ends to add to the messy texture.

Step five:
If you want a little hold, give it a blast of Kevin Murphy's Doo.Over, as this is a dry product and will look invisible and add more hold.

Finally...
If you are used to wearing your hair smarter or flat this will feel a little unusual but this is what this look is all about. There are no real rules – it looks unstructured so have a little fun with it.


All the hair products mentioned are available in the barbershop. 

Read the full GQ grooming article on How to get Timothée Chalamet's seriously scruffy bedhead.