It seems that Cillian Murphy’s Peaky Blinders hairstyle was largely inspired by modern hair trends rather than actual styles of 1920’s England, the setting of the show. Therefore, your local barber should have no problem cutting and styling the characteristic Peaky Blinders haircut.
To get the look, simply request that your barber buzz your sides using a #2 clipper guard. Feel free to adjust this length to your desire, but remember that there needs to be some contrast between the hair on top and your sides. Then, you’ll need to ask for a layered cut on top that leaves at least two inches of hair in front, allowing you to style your fringe.
To style the cut, apply a medium to strong hold pomade or wax to your hair. For a textured, natural look, you’ll want to make sure your men’s hair product provides a matte shine. Now sweep your hair to the right to create a side swept style with your fringe, while keeping the rest of your hair disheveled and messy.
Below, we’ve compiled a collection of Peaky Blinders haircuts with examples of both the faded and buzzed versions so you can decide which is right for you.