Everyone knows that Drake haircuts are some of the best in the game.
Not so many know that you can rock Drake haircuts yourself with a few simple tips. While he does change it up from time to time, there are a few signature details to the best Drake haircuts.
Drake hairstyles can work for men with a curly beard or curly hair that they want to sculpt into a modern and stylish look. Whether you’re inspired by the icon or just want to try a new hairstyle, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to the best Drake haircuts and how to try the styles yourself.
Perfecting Tight 360 Waves And A Full Beard
Lots of men looking to copy Drake’s haircut are talking about his tight waves. This hairstyle can be time-consuming to achieve, but it can be done! This works best if you have short curly afro hair.
You’ll need to cut the hair fairly short to perfect the best Drake waves. Wash your hair thoroughly before starting to style waves, as washing short curly afro hair too often can damage the wave pattern. Then, take a small amount of wave cream and apply it to your short afro hair, focusing on the hair on the crown and top of the head. Then you need to brush your hair starting from where your cowlick is, or from the crown of your head. This should only take a couple of minutes to get the desired wave hairstyle.
If you want to protect your Drake waves while you sleep, you can wear a durag to stop the waves being damaged. You’ll want to avoid washing your hair for one to two weeks, as this will break up the curl pattern in your hair and you’ll lose definition in your wavy hairstyle.
This look also features a skin fade and long beard for the facial hair. To keep your facial hair from getting too unruly, you can use coconut oil or beard oil to keep it tamed. Drake also keeps his beard looking sleek with a sharp edge that follows the hollows of his cheeks. If you’re embracing Drake facial hair, make sure you mention this specifically to your barber at your next haircut.
Fading An Afro Into A Full Beard
In this look, Drake’s hair is a short afro without the waves. Drake’s hair signature is a sharp skin fade that starts around his ears. The skin fade in Drake’s hair starts lower than most men would go for, so make sure you specify this to your barber if you’re going for this haircut. Don’t be afraid to bring in a photo like this to show your barber exactly the haircut you’re aiming for. Drake does change up his hair, so make sure to be specific about the Drake hairstyle you want.
His beard here is long and full, but not unkempt. For this beard look, make sure to trim the hair on your neck and upper cheek bones to keep the beard lines sharp. Notice how the top of the beard and the bottom of the curly afro line up at a perfect right angle. This gives a really clean beard look and adds a sleek edge to the whole hairstyle. Another key feature is the dip between the beard on the cheek and the start of the moustache. Point this out at your next haircut to make sure you get Drake’s haircut to a tee and a modern, angular hairstyle.
Rocking The Short Buzz Cut
Perhaps one of Drake’s more iconic haircuts is his short buzz cut. This still features the signature skin fade hairstyle, but with a short buzz cut rather than a longer afro hairstyle. It also features a detailed design cut into the top of the hair in a smooth curve. If you want a haircut with a design cut in, it can be useful to bring photos to your haircut appointment so your barber knows exactly what you want. You can find barbers who specialise in detailing cut into hair, where you can describe more broadly what hairstyle you’re going for or let them freestyle if you’re feeling brave. It’s a great way to add personality and flair to your buzz cut haircut.
One of the reasons this Drake haircut looks so sleek is because the hair on either side of the forehead line up perfectly parallel. This only works for certain hairlines and head shapes, so ask the opinion of your barber before you dive into this haircut. In this Drake hairstyle, his facial hair is a fraction longer than his haircut. The darker beard really frames his face, so this is a haircut that will be flattering on any man and make your face seem more angular than other haircuts.
A Sleek Skin Fade
This look is as smooth as it gets for Drake haircuts. He has extended the skin fade in his haircut longer than usual here and his short curly beard is expertly manicured, for a hairstyle perfect for a formal or high profile event.
To work this look, it’s all about a haircut with clean lines. Line up the hairline on your forehead at a perfect right-angle to your sideburns to keep it extra sleek like Drake does. This look can also work with a shorter buzz cut or a short curly afro with a long fade, instead of the longer wavy haircut Drake is rocking here.
How To Work Drake Haircuts
Drake haircuts are always sleek, clean and something all men can aspire to with their haircuts. Whether you’re looking for an easy-care buzz cut, a smooth 360 wave hairstyle or a short afro haircut that will line up perfectly with your beard, Drake is a perfect inspiration. When going for a Drake haircut, the fade is the most important part of the hairstyle. Speak to your barber about the length and depth of the hair fade that will best suit your face and the hairstyle you want. For the shorter buzz cut hairstyle, think about getting some cut designs to give it some Drake hair flair. For a longer Drake haircut, just keep your hair moist to protect your natural curl pattern, and make sure to line up your haircut with your beard for the iconic, sleek Drake look.
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