How To Get Jason Momoa's Hair And Beard From Aquaman
It must be nice to be Jason Momoa. You get to tower over everyone, wear oddball hats and Boho-chic linen, and be in Game of Thrones. And you have this luscious hair! Long, textured hair as rippled as the ocean itself. (This is quickly turning into a love letter to Jason Momoa…) None of us is Jason Momoa. But we can still pick up a few tips from the guy about personal grooming. If you want to get long hair like Momoa’s, you’re about a year of growing it out and one blow dryer away from getting closer to those textured ocean waves. (Maybe add some sea salt spray, too.)
Here are five beard and hair lessons from Momoa that I aggregated after scrolling through like 5,000 photos of him.
1. No one is too tough for highlights
One of the biggest benefits of adding some colour to your hair is that it showcases texture and definition. It makes things look fuller by allowing the highlights or grown-out blond hair to contrast with your natural, darker hair. Even if you’ve got a full mane like Momoa, it just draws attention to the fact—and shows off that you have so much hair, you don’t even know what to do with it. So why not dye a little of it? It’s like being super rich and monogramming everything you own, so that everyone knows how rich you are. In this case, nobody is going to look at your hair and think “he has too much hair”. Instead, they’re just going to envy you. Which means you win!
2. This is how you solve for your patchy beard
If you’re trying to grow a beard and are worried about patchiness on your cheeks, just take a note from Momoa: You can keep the sides short, and grow a weighted beard on the chin and underneath, for a two-toned effect as shown here. Otherwise, if you shaved the sides and grew out the goatee, you’d start to look like a swashbuckler, and that’s not something GQ can co-sign.
3. You don’t have to conceal your “flaws”
I’m all about using some concealer to cover up an unsightly pimple, but if you’re self conscious about something bigger than that—a scar, a mole, whatever—it’s go to try and embrace it. Momoa’s got the gnarly eyebrow scar (resultant of a pint glass being thrown at his face in a bar… and 140 subsequent stitches), and, sure, it makes him look all the more badass, but notice that it’s rarely covered up in his film roles, and it’s just become part of his persona. Plus, tons of guys are intentionally shaving lines into their eyebrows these days, so he’s already ahead of the game.
4. Skip the effort of hairstyling and wear a hat
There are other options besides man buns, people. In perusing all these photos of Momoa, I noticed how often he wears hats: Sometimes they’re bizarre like this spaghetti western number above, but other times they’re as simple as a backwards ball cap. The grooming takeaway here is that you can use an accessory to make it easier on yourself when you have long hair. You won't have to deal with the styling and maintenance every day once you learn which hats work best for you.
5. A new facial-hair style can change your appearance entirely
I’m both pro-beard and pro-babyface: Rather, I am in favour of guys who run the spectrum and try different facial hairstyles. While this photo of Momoa from forever ago, it’s still proof that you can shed a few years off your face by first shedding your beard.