You have got all the Hollywood actors changing haircuts with every movie – but not Jake Gyllenhaal, at least not as frequent as his co-stars. For the most part, Jake Gyllenhaal haircut has remained constant for the past few years.
But then again, with a hair and hairline like his, Jake Gyllenhaal can pull off any haircut in the whole spectrum of Men’s Haircuts. And he has! He has had a buzz cut and is now sporting a long mane.
Though Jake Gyllenhaal is a naturally very handsome man, it is majorly due to his haircuts, and how he maintains them.
Having to try and copy Jake Gyllenhaal’s haircut, is probably not very tiring for your barber, since having his hairstyle has very little to do with cutting – it is more of regular trims you would get at your barber’s.
Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?
The California native, Jake Gyllenhaal, is a Hollywood actor with versatile acting styles and roles. You might know him from movies like Jarhead, Broke-Back Mountain, Prisoners, Southpaw, Spiderman: Far From Home, etc.
Or you might know him from this very famous photo with Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman.
Turns out, it’s not just his acting that is versatile, it’s his hair too. Let’s look at some of the most famous Jake Gyllenhaal Haircuts.
Jarhead Jake Gyllenhaal Haircut
During his movie Jarhead, Jake Gyllenhaal sported a short buzz cut with a fade. He flaunted his hairline, which would make any man envious of it. He had a short-length buzz cut all over and a fade on his sides and back.
Southpaw Jake Gyllenhaal Haircut
For his role as Billy Hope, a boxer, Jake Gyllenhaal sported a boxer’s buzz cut. It was a bit longer than his haircut in Jarhead but it is still a short buzz cut with a fade along with a stubble which gave him the rugged look he’d wanted for the role. His hair was made short all around his head, with a high fade on his sides and back. The stubble length was also just enough to be still called a stubble and not a beard.
The Boy Next Door Look
Compared to the other two haircuts, this was probably a hairstyle we all had at least once in our lifetime. A very simple haircut with short sides and back, and a longer yet not too long top and front. There would still be enough hair on the sides if you’d wanted to hold. The hair on top and front was combed upwards and backwards and a product was used so that it could maintain the hold for the entire duration.
If Jake Gyllenhaal wanted a more raised look or a flatter at the front of his head he’d use a blow-dry to dry his hair upwards and then a product (such as a hairspray in this case) would’ve been used to maintain the hold and not let the hair lose all its moisture.
The Classy Slicked-Back and Clean-Shaven Look
This Jake Gyllenhaal hairstyle is a very classic and very easy to emulate haircut. He maintained a clean-shaven look with this hairstyle. The hair is long all over the head – sides, top, and back. But the top and front were longer than the sides and backs. Usually, Jake Gyllenhaal would comb it backward but with an angle, but in this, he combs it straight backward. Also, for the hair to maintain its structure/hold, he would apply lots of product on his hair, such as a hair gel – preferably the one which gives the wet look, for grooming his hairstyle.
The Classic Jake Gyllenhaal Haircut
This is the hairstyle with which we associated with the name Jake Gyllenhaal. This style of his is very easy once you get the length of the hair right. All he does for this haircut is blow-dry his wet hair in a direction that would be comfortable for him to run his dominant hand through. As mentioned earlier, he likes to comb it back but at an angle, and the sides and back are combed straight backward and down, respectively. Unlike the previous style, this is a more of a dry look and he maintains this hairstyle with hairspray so that there is no stickiness of the product on his hand when he runs through it.
Adding a beard to this look gives the wearer more options, rather it adds years to this haircut. A shaped full beard along with the hairstyle goes a long way. Start with stubble and go all the way to a full beard for this style, you would technically have 3 styles at the same time (not exactly, but it’s true!).
All you have to do is maintain this haircut with a monthly visit to your barber and asking him to trim your hair just enough so that it doesn’t annoy you but the length is not sacrificed.
Jake Gyllenhaal Prisoners Haircut
This is his most famous haircut, the barbers had almost all the men request them this haircut after Detective Loki made an appearance. This is essentially an undercut, with the sides having a fade and very short length of hair and the top and back longer and slicked back using a pomade or a product similar to this. This style looked really when it had an almost-wet look to his hair. Gyllenhaal probably grew his hair out from this style, and then you had his other styles like the one mentioned above from this very haircut.
The Prince of Persia Haircut
Though the people who watched this movie didn’t exactly like the movie which explains the several bad reviews on the site, the fashion-savvy men left a review on his hair. And rightly so! He maintained a long hair with hair shortened around the ears so that it doesn’t annoy him a lot. Though he left the hair open in the movie, you could do a lot with long hair like tie it up in different types of man-buns.
He paired this man-bun with a full unkempt beard giving himself the rugged look. usually his near is very straight and maintained but here he probably couldn’t be bothered. Still, it looks very good on him, even though the beard has curled up at the ends and scraggly.
There is very little for you to do to maintain this style but it is quite the commitment for us men. You will have to comb your hair daily and make sure it isn’t left dry, otherwise, you may start having dandruff or even worse – hair fall!
All in all, his versatility nature has also shown in haircuts. To have his hairstyle, you can either go for the modern buzz cut or Medium lengthen hair which you have to maintain by using a lot of product and styling. To maintain that suave look you would also need to start grooming your beard according to the haircut you have.
If you want his haircut, you have to remember a few things – you HAVE to give your hair time to grow out and you should make sure your scalp doesn’t dry out i.e. keep oiling your hair.