Leonardo DiCaprio, unbeknownst to many, made his start in television, with appearances in daytime dramas like “Santa Barbara”,
“Roseanne”, and a recurring role on “Growing Pains”. Soon after, he made a big splash with a critically acclaimed performance as
Johnny Depp’s autistic younger brother, ‘Arnie’ in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”
Shown here, Leo cuts a very debonair turn with his slicked-back style. The look is masculine and very sexy and would work well for most
men with medium to coarse textured wavy hair. The cut is versatile, and can be styled as shown for a clean-cut, suave look, or worn
loosely disheveled for a freer style, creating a mop-top effect.
The Cut: This is another modified “Ivy League” cut. I call it this because it has the characteristics of short tapering
on the back and sides, progressing to longer lengths at the top of the head as you approach the bangs area. In this case, you want the
fringe/top lengths to be significant (from 5-6 inches or longer). Cut the perimeter following the traditional man’s cut pattern. Taper
up the sides and back in a sharp angle to allow for fullness in the top and crown areas.
The Style: After shampooing and conditioning, the hair should be sprayed with leave-in conditioner and styling
product. At this point, you should use your blow-dryer and dry the hair, directing the airflow slightly upward and toward the back of
the head as you go. Use a round brush to direct the hair back, and dry the hair to a mostly dry state. At this point use a small amount
of smoothing serum on the fingers and palms and spread it evenly through the hair. The hair can be finished using a wide-tooth comb to
create a clean look and left to finish drying naturally.