The London-born actor Tom Hardy has tried on several haircut styles and beards since his rise to stardom with Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight Rises, and Mad Max: Fury Road. Many men have emulated his different looks to capture the same bad boy style.
Tom Hardy’s haircut often features a taper fade on the sides with long, slicked back hair on top to accentuate his facial features. Recognized for his rugged good looks, the actor is also known to mix in other masculine hairstyles depending on his current movie role.
If you want to get this famous Brit’s haircut, there are several styles to choose from. We’ve gathered all of Tom Hardy’s haircuts below with tips on how to achieve each style.
Best Tom Hardy Hairstyles
With so many roles and changing characters, Tom Hardy has sported many trendy looks.
His edgy fade haircuts and buzz cuts have started many discussions about faded taper looks with full beards. However, Hardy cleans up nicely with other styles featuring comb overs, slicked back undercuts, and other red carpet hairstyles.
1. Slicked Back with Beard
This longer look is a classic Tom Hardy favorite. Using pomade and a comb, you can dab your hair with just a little of this product and then slick back long locks.
2. Buzz Cut
Tom Hardy loves a ducktail beard style with a fade into a buzz cut, likely with a #1 to #2 guard. Get this look simply by using an electric head shaver, then fade down the sideburns into your beard using different guards.
3. Short Taper
4. Undercut Fade
Undercuts can be quick and easy to style using an electric razor with a guard of #.5 to #1.5. This is a high fade cut that keeps all the length on top. Using a bit of pomade, you can slick back the top to get this iconic Tom Hardy long hair look.
5. Shaved bald look
Tom Hardy has had some interesting roles, but he went completely bald for his role as Charles Bronson. Using a Skull Shaver, you can easily get the bald look. We also suggest looking at bald fade haircuts if you’re considering shaving your head.
6. Comb Over
Here he looks like a classic gentleman with his slicked back comb over. In this look, Hardy keeps his hair quite long on the sides. Using barber shears, you can easily take away some length while keeping it long, then use a pomade to finish and style.
7. Beard Fade
In this look, Tom Hardy has completely buzzed his head, opting for a longer beard. The sides are faded down into a full, thick beard and mustache that’s slightly unkempt.
8. Clean Cut with Shaved Beard
This medium length haircut is perfect for those who like to use beeswax, hair gel or matte clay (for a non-shiny look) to spike their hair a bit. The sides are faded using a #.5 to #1.5 with a stubble beard. This is a high and tight hairstyle with a bit of length on top.
9. Long Messy Cut with a Beard
Pomade works perfectly to slick back the sides and add shine. Wax will help you style the front so it stands up. But you may just want to run your fingers through and mold to achieve this thick hair, messy look with a subtle side part.
10. Long Taper
Taper fades require a bit of patience. In this photo, Tom Hardy’s hair is longer, likely at a 3 or 4 on the sides with a lot of length on top. The sideburns are faded into a tidy yet full goatee beard with longer hair around the chin and upper lip.
11. Bald Fade Crew Cut
This is another high and tight, crew cut style, with a fade that almost turns this into an undercut if Hardy had kept it longer on top. You’ll need a razor with a #.5 to #2 guard, then use wax to style hair on top.
12. The Bad Boy
When your hair grows long and wild, it’s easy to just let it go. This cut looks a bit more styled with wax used to part and comb over the hair, as well as push back the sides.
13. Spiked Cut with Fade
The spikes in this picture were created using a hair product like wax, pomade or gel. To get this nearly skin fade cut, we suggest using a very low guard such as a #.5 up to a #1.5, but start off higher if you haven’t faded or clean-shaven your sides before.
14. Modified Mohawk
This style relies heavily on a good razor with a guard likely of #1 or #2 to shave down most of the hair, then using a #2 to #3 to #4 in the back to taper and fade, while keeping the length in the center for the mohawk.
15. Tom Hardy Lawless Haircut
This is a classic comb over crew cut look pair with the iconic Tom Hardy beard.
16. Tom Hardy Venom Haircut
The Brit likely dyed his hair darker and faded his sides. The beard is kept neat and tidy with defined lines up to the hollows of his cheeks.
17. Tom Hardy Mad Max Haircut
This could also be called a messy crew cut. Hardy’s sports a short haircut but not quite a buzz cut. Re-create with a #2 on the sides with a #3 on top for a bit of length.
18. Tom Hardy Taboo
In the BBC drama, Tom Hardy is the adventurer James Keziah Delaney. Sports a crew cut with side taper.