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John Barrymore

John Barrymore provided the start as to what has become the most famous and talented acting family of all time. John was known well for his stunning side profile and his picture was often taken in that way as to show off his form.

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A Leading Man With Style

A short, masculine haircut was typically what Barrymore would wear. John however, had hair that was a touch longer than some other men so that he could wear it slicked back.

This slicked back, short hairstyle of John Barrymore's is coming back into style these days. Although it never totally went out of fashion, there have been periods of time where it was seen more prominently than others. A neat, slicked back haircut such as "The Great Profile" is very ideal for all walks of life and any situation you could imagine. Slicked back hairstyles give you a professional appearance at the office yet can be playful enough for after hours fun.

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john barrymore vintage hairstyle

It takes little more than a few moments and some hair product to create your slick backed short hairstyle. Although it is possible to wear a short, slicked back hairstyle with some layers placed in throughout, generally having your locks fairly close to one length makes your look easier to achieve. If your locks are fine to medium you should have no trouble at all styling the same slicked back hairstyle that this leading man had. Thick locks are able to be sculpted into this style, it might just take a touch more of your styling product.

However, if your hair is incredibly dense, your barber may need to thin your hair out slightly throughout the crown to ensure that it will lay down the way that you want it to. This slicked back short hairstyle is ideal for showing off your incredible facial features. Every last one of your face parts from your eyes to your chin will be showcased wonderfully.

Styling Steps ~ Men's Vintage Hairstyle

  • Shampoo your hair with products designed for your hair type.
  • Towel dry very well and work a generous dollop of mousse or styling gel throughout your hair with your fingers.
  • Use a wide toothcomb to brush the front of your hair as well as your sides back.
  • Allow to air dry naturally.

Quotes John Barrymore

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."

"Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

"One of my chief regrets during my years in the theater is that I could not sit in the audience and watch me"

February 15, 1882 ~ May 29, 1942

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Updated December 4, 2011

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