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The Comb Over

The Comb Over

The comb over hairstyle combines the slickness of the ’60s with a modern urban edge. With tapered sides, a deep parting and a smooth top the comb over hairstyle will add extra attitude to any look. 

A slight variation on the side parting, the comb over fade goes just as well with a biker jacket and jeans as it does with a waistcoat and trousers. 

Use a little Lynx Styling Signature Definition Wax and comb backwards to go for the dapper look. If you feel you are a bit more out there, brush upwards or diagonally for an edgier vibe. Let it suit your personality.

How it began

The history

Slick and sophisticated, the comb over was huge during the golden age of Hollywood. Every leading man worth his weight in pomade wore this style like a uniform. By the ‘50s and '60s it became the go-to look of Madison Avenue’s ad men. 

A guy with a comb over, smiling.

If you’ve got long enough hair on top, then this style is versatile and fun to work with. Keep it slick and to one side.

Kieron Webb - The London Barber


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HOW TO

LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS

  • 01

    DRY

    Start with dry hair.

  • 02

    COMB

    Carefully comb your hair forward and find your side parting. Keep things neat.

  • 03

    DRY

    Blow dry front to back. Comb the top of your hair into place but keep the parting.

  • 04

    RUB

    Work Lynx Styling Signature Definition Wax back to back to front. Finish by combing the front. Done.