Nowadays, it’s pretty much impossible to not be at least somewhat of a fan for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. The stories of Marvel’s best superheroes has been going on for years at this point, and it’s
showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Captain America has become a fan favorite for a lot of people since his initial movie debuted in 2011, and since that time, guys all across the globe have been jonesing for the Captain America haircut.
Pulling of Cap’s classic haircut is actually quite easy once you know what you’re doing, and in all honesty, it’s one of our favorite hair styles around. The look that Chris Evans rocks as the world’s first Avenger is something that truly doesn’t go out of style, and when done right, it looks extremely dapper.
So, if you’re ready to start rocking Cap’s haircut and channeling your own Avenger, here’s how to do it.
The Captain America Haircut
Chris Evans — the actor that portrays Captain America — has sported a lot of different hairstyles over the years. There have been a lot of good ones here and there over the years, but his most iconic one to date is undoubtedly his style as Steve Rogers (aka Captain America).
The hairstyle that Chris Evans wears as Captain America is actually referred to as the American Classic haircut, and it’s one that’s been around for quite a few years at this point. The American Classic style has your hair parted to the side with a relatively short length, and while it might not be the most complex thing in the world, the simplicity of the cut is actually one of its strongest points.
In order to pull this off, you’ll want to ensure that your hair is semi-short on the sides and longer up top when it comes to its length. Hair that’s too short will mean you don’t have enough to work with, whereas hair that’s too long will result in you looking shaggy and not as clean and dapper as you want to be.
To make sure that you’re at the perfect length, try to keep your hair at around 4-inches long including blended bangs. I recommend that you read my hair trimmer reviews (click to read now) to pick the best trimmer.
If you want to take things the extra mile, you can also try working with a semi-fade on the way up to your head and try messing around with highlighter. Chris Evans’ hair was highlighted in the first Captain America, and this is arguably where his hair was most like the American classic.
This look doesn’t require a lot to pull off once you’ve got it to the length that you need, and should only take a few minutes out of your day to put together each morning.
Captain America Winter Soldier Haircut
When Captain America: Winter Soldier came out a few years later in 2014, Evans was sporting both a different suit and haircut. Gone was the slightly parted look in favor of something a bit more modern, and while some may argue that this look isn’t quite as iconic, it’s one that we still really, really like.
This is another hair style that will require hair on the shorter side of things, but if you’ve got the right kind of hair, it’s even easier to work with once you know what you’re doing. Evans’ hair in The Winter Soldier uses a shorter length with hair that stands up up top with a controlled look throughout the rest. The front slightly resembles a small fohawk, and with just a little bit of product, it’s extremely simple to achieve.
With your hair at the right length, take some product and work it throughout your entire head. Once you’ve done this, focus your attention near the front of your head and style your hair so that it’s slightly protruding up from the rest of it. I recommend the Styling Clay by Smooth Viking (click to see current pricing on Amazon).
This is where the length of your hair will really come into play. Hair that’s too short in this area will result in you not having enough hair to pop up, and it being too long will have the look entirely wrong.
All Coming Back to the Basic Crop Cut
For all intents and purposes, the Captain America Winter Soldier haircut is the most similar to a basic crop cut. The crop cut is a hair style that’s been around for a while now, and although it’s one that’s typically found on older men, Chris Evans is proof that you don’t need to be too far up in your years to sport this classic look.
A crop cut is a haircut that showcases intellect and knowledge, and thanks to the way the style works, you can easily mess it up a bit when you’re having some fun on the weekends.
If you’re ready to go for the crop cut look, it’s important to know that this is something that can be achieved with just scissors. You can choose to feature a rather gradual taper on both the back and sides if you want to keep the hair as close and tight to your head as possible, and while this isn’t required, it’s an extra step we recommend taking.
Your texture on top will be another defining point for this style, and it’s best achieved with clay if you’re dying to go for another look. You don’t need to bother with the blow-dryer or hairbrush at all. Simply rub the clay through your hands, run it through your hair, and you’ll be good to go.
The crop cut is a pretty versatile haircut, and it’s also very low-maintenance. Whether you want to follow this style traditionally or add a bit of length to it like Chris Evans has done, you’ll be set with an extremely dapper and handsome appearance.
Although you might not be able to get Captain America’s superpowers just yet, there’s nothing stopping you from rocking the same hairdo. Both the American Classic and crop cut work well in a lot of different scenarios, and for most guys, they’ll look great no matter your age, build, or shape.