How to Get Justin Timberlake’s Hair

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Justin Timberlake Hairstyle

Starting as a successful nineties boy bander, Justin Timberlake has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors. Alongside his successful film and music career, however, he’s also become well known for his selection of uniquely stylish haircuts. Whether you like his shaved style or prefer a pompadour look, here’s all you need to know about Justin Timberlake’s hair. 

Justin Timberlake Hairstyles

As a man that’s been in the spotlight for around two decades now, Justin’s been through his fair share of hairstyles – some great, some… not so great. Regardless of your choice, If you’re looking to replicate one of the Social Network star’s cool cuts there’s no better place to start than here.

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake y Amanda Seyfried en El Hormiguero” by ElHormiguero via Wordpress

Justin Timberlake Curly Hair

Justin Timberlake Curly Hair
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Although not for everyone, the tight curl look can prove to be a fresh and low-maintenance way to take advantage of your naturally wavy locks. Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner to keep your locks soft and you shouldn’t have to do much else. Apply some light hair product such as pomade if you want a little more control over the style.

Justin Timberlake Long Hair

Justin Timberlake Long Hair
Justin Timberlake” by skinwon via Wordpress

Although he has never had it extremely long, Timberlake is great at working his hair when it starts to grow out. Going for a slick back style is a simple and effective way to keep your locks under control whilst maintaining a smart finish. Use a wax if you’re going for a wetter, slick look or some lightweight product such as pomade to give your hair glossy look whilst keeping it flexible enough to manipulate.

Justin Timberlake Shaved Hair

Justin Timberlake Shaved Hair
Justin Timberlake on Beale St.” by edwardk662 via Wordpress

On the other end of the spectrum, Timberlake has also worked the completely shaved look. This is an extremely low maintenance style that is great if you are starting to go bald or simply can’t be bothered to do much with your hair. Shaving your head is also a great way to save money on going to the barbers. Simply get your hands on some clippers, set it to a low grade, and shave away.

Justin Timberlake Quiff

Justin Timberlake Quiff
Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake” by eugene via Wordpress

The quiff is arguably the most timeless, stylish haircut that Justin has ever had. By combining a classic pompadour look with a modern side parting he manages to get contemporary aesthetic that can work for pretty much any occasion. Rub some wax between your hands and lightly apply to your hair, comb your hair back away from your forehead whilst blow-drying your fringe upwards for extra height. Finally, use your comb to create a parting on one side and neaten up the look.

Justin Timberlake Facial Hair

Justin Timberlake Facial Hair
Justin Timberlake, Gina Shay & Anna Kendrick” by Gage Skidmore via Wordpress

Other than his extensive collection of hairstyles, Justin is also famous for sporting a refined stubble. Although he’s never gone for a full on beard, his rugged facial hair is perfect for creating an effortless masculine look. Invest in some good quality beard oil and shaving kits to keep your face fuzz under control and you’re on to a winner.

Get Justin Timberlake’s Hair: Products

Shampoo & Conditioner

Before you even think about putting styling products on your hair it’s important that you know how to properly care for your locks. Washing and conditioning with good quality products are the first steps to having soft, sleek and stylish hair. Make sure you only wash it once or twice a week, shampooing too often can remove the natural oils from your hair and dry it out.


This is probably the most versatile product you can pick up if you’re not looking to splash the cash; a good wax can be used for an abundance of styles from a quiff to going full slick-rick. Apply a pea-sized amount of wax to some towel or blow dried hair and work into the desired shape. Don’t forget, you can always use a comb or brush to get a bit more control and create a more formal style.


Although clay is similar to wax it’s a much drier product, making it better for creating a more natural, matte and rustic style. Clay will work well if you’re trying to get a spiky Timberlake haircut or a style that needs a little added texture. If you have naturally curly hair then clay probably isn’t a good idea as it will dry it out and give you a frizzy look.


Pomade is the most lightweight of all the styling products, making it perfect for a longer pompadour look. This product usually comes in a gel, oil or water based form, meaning it gives your hair a sleek wet look. Apply some pomade and slick your hair towards the back of your head for a smart look that looks great for a more formal occasion.

How to get Hair Like Justin Timberlake

  • Think about the different Timberlake hairstyles and decide which one suits you the most. 
  • Keep your hair healthy with good quality shampoo and conditioner. Remember to not wash it too often.
  • Make sure you choose the right hair product for the style you’re attempting.
  • Wax or pomade is good for a quiff or pompadour style. Clay is better for a more natural and dry look.
  • Use a comb or brush for a more controlled and formal look.

On That Note

As you can see, someone with short to medium length hair will best suit a Justin Timberlake haircut. Whether you prefer a mid-length pompadour quiff where your hair is combed back with a parting or a shaved buzz cut, there’s something for everyone. Although you may not be a Hollywood A-lister, there’s no reason you can’t have a Justin Timberlake cut – imitation is the highest form of flattery after all.

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