How To Get The New Daniel Radcliffe Hairstyle? Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

    How To Get The New Daniel Radcliffe Hairstyle? Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

    How To Get The New Daniel Radcliffe Hairstyle?

    von Zheelana Cottam


    The name Daniel Radcliffe has become a staple in households across the world ever since he debuted as “the boy who lived '' in J.K Rollings successful book turned movie series Harry Potter (2001-2011). This infamous role consumed the young English actor’s life for just over a decade and gave him the opportunity to work some of Hollywood’s crème de la crème, such as Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and much, much more. During this time, he became one of the world’s highest paid actors, as well as gaining worldwide fame, popularity, critical acclaim, and numerous awards. 

    Releasing he had enough money to live comfortably for the rest of his life Daniel Radcliffe decided to play only the roles he truly wanted, either because he enjoyed the script, liked the character, or genuinely thought it would just be a good experience to have. I mean, wouldn’t you? Thankfully the man has great taste and has blessed us with some great characters in some interesting films, such as playing the haunted lawyer in the horror film The Woman in Black (2012), the poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings (2013), a sentient corpse in the comedy-drama Swiss Army Man (2016), and an FBI agent in the critically acclaimed thriller Imperium (2016) – just to name a few. And this year we are waiting for the release of his newest movie Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022). How exciting! 

    However, being on the big screen wasn’t the only thing that interested Radcliffe as he branched out into stage acting and starred in the West End and Broadway productions of Equus, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and The Lifespan of a Fact. It is safe to say Daniel Radcliffe has really done it all and honestly the people love him for it. They love the drama, the movies, the contributions he has made to charities such as the Trevor Project (which earned him a Hero Award), and also because Radcliffe always has a way of just looking… charming. We don’t know if that’s because of the piercing blue eyes, the British accent, or the head of thick, brown hair but - and I think everyone can agree – we want more of it!

    So, we at NO GUNK have put together a style guide on how you can create the latest and greatest Daniel Radcliffe haircut. Continue on to find out more…


    Hairstyle 1: Undercut quiff


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    Credit: The Tonight Show.


    It was hard not to notice Daniel Radcliffe’s new cut on the Tonight Show. It was modern and gave the English actor a rugged, handsome look. This is a great haircut for businessmen as Radcliffe has shown it pairs well nicely with a suit jacket and shoes, but this haircut would also look great for chilling in the beer garden with your mates wearing a soft polo shirt and a pair of nice trainers. It sounds like it’s time to book an appointment with your barber because we have just found your next summer look. 

    How To Cut: 

    Ask your barber for a faded undercut and quiff. To make sure you get a really accurate haircut, show your barber a picture of the haircut you want (above). First section off the top hair so it’s not in the way and then start by cutting with the base of the hair with a #1and tapering into a#1 ½ just lower than the temples – aim for around the same height as your eyebrows. For the remaining hair left between your eyebrows and parietal ridge clipper it down with #3.5. Now, point cut into the top hair at around 4-4 ½ inches and taper it off towards the crown of the head. 

    How To Style: 

    • Hop out of the shower and towel dry your hair until it is damp but not dripping. 
    • Grab some hair cream as a pre-styler. Something natural, long-lasting, and light in consistency should be good like the Funky Flex Cream. Scoop up a pea-sized amount of product and warm it up well between your fingertips. Apply throughout hair starting at the back and moving forward working the product up from root to tip. 
    • Then grab your comb and your hair dryer. Set your hairdryer to medium heat and blow dry your hair backwards and over to the side. At the same time, use your comb to brush your hair up and over to the side to create the quiff effect. 
    • Finally for that extra long hold, apply a small amount of Matte Lava Clay and work it through the hair. This will ensure that your haircut lasts all day long as well as give it that nice matte finish that Radcliffe usually goes for with his hairstyles. 

    This is a great hairstyle to have and goes really well with a bit of stubble or a beard. 


    Haircut 2: Cropped short


    How To Get The New Daniel Radcliffe Hairstyle?
    Credit: IMDB.


    From what we can tell this lovely, cropped back and sides in Daniel Radcliff’s go-to look. It’s understandable. This haircut is easy to maintain and creates an impact all in one go. This is a great haircut to get if you have nice thick hair that tends to stay straight no matter the humidity. 

    How To Cut 

    Book an appointment with your barber and ask for a cropped back and sides and a scissor cut on the top. This whole haircut is done with scissors. Start at the nape and overcomb the nape at around 2 inches in length and then gradually work it up till the hair is around 3 inches in length. Then for the top point cut into the hair at around 3-4 inches in length, depending on how long you want the style, and taper it off a bit towards the crown so everything looks tidy. Your barber can then go over it once more to make sure everything is even. 

    How To Style 

    • For this style start off with damp, towel dried hair. 
    • You know the drill, grab your Funky Flex Cream to help you pre-style your hair. Scoop up a small amount and apply it throughout your hair.  This will help nourish your scalp and make sure your thick hair has that extra bit of hold through the day. 
    • Next you need to grab your Matte Lava Clay. Get a pea-sized amount on your finger and warm up the product well. Apply it throughout your hair from root to tip making sure to use your fingertips to style your hair in the direction you want it to sit. This is perfect for creating that finishing matte look. Radcliffe tends to avoid shiny hairdos. 
    • Finally grab your hairdryer and set it to the coldest setting. This will help set your hair for the day and look in that hold. Blow dry your hair in the direction you want it to sit. Daniel wears his hair up and over to the right giving his hair that nice volume that you can see in the picture (above). 

    You officially have two of the best Daniel Radcliffe haircuts to choose from. Will you go for his newest cut or keep things classic? Let us know in the comment section below. 

    Zheelana Cottam
    Zheelana Cottam


    Zheelana is a writer based in Cardiff. She has a BA Honours in English and Creative Writing and is a certified TESOL teacher. When she isn’t out hiking in the lush Welsh countryside, she fills her days with reading, journaling, and going out for food.

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