If you’re like me, you probably spend several hours watching Tik Tok because, honestly, there’s no better way to spend this time at home. Tik Tok has content for everyone, and it’s easy for anyone to find their niche. The app does an excellent job of catering to your interests, which for me include hair tutorials, comedy and beauty. There’s nothing better than watching quick and easy hair braiding or hair hacks. You’ve probably seen E-Girls on Tik Tok with their butterfly clips, bright hair colors and face stamps, but now E-Boys are entering the picture.
In fact, E-Boys have their own sense of style which makes them stand out from other social media users. From clothing and accessories to nails and hair, E-Boys have their own unique aesthetic. Wondering how to achieve the signature curtain hairstyle and get the full look? Read on for everything you need to know.
What Is An E-Boy?
Similar to E-Girls, E-Boy’s are those who use the internet as a way to express themselves and their style. E-boy style is highly inspired by anime, hip-hop and the skateboarder lifestyle. E-Boy’s have become recognized for their goth and hipster looks which stereotypically consists of painted black nails, dark clothes, chains, and let’s not forget the curtain hairstyle.
What Is A Curtain Hairstyle For Men?
I’ve had short curtain bangs before, but never really thought about the masculine equivalent until I scrolled across the curtain hairstyle on Instagram. This style was popular in the ‘90s among famous actors and now it is making a comeback on social media platforms such as Tik Tok. The curtain hairstyle is known for its length and volume where the hair usually stops around ear level. The hair is typically parted down the center and requires a bit of maintenance to keep it frizz-free.
Photo Credit: @jason.koko.
How To Style The E-Boy Curtain Hairstyle
If you want to achieve the curtain hairstyle but aren’t sure where to start, here are some steps you can follow to get the best results. First off, don’t try cutting your hair yourself just by looking at a picture. Let’s be real here: Your hair will likely come out uneven and maybe even worse than where you started (and we definitely don’t want that to happen!) That’s why if you’re looking to make a change, we always recommend booking an appointment with your barber.
Next time you visit the salon, bring a picture of the curtain hairstyle you want to achieve. Maybe it’s a picture of your favorite celebrity or Tik Tok influencer. Your hairstylist will be able to make suggestions for length based on your hair texture and face shape to create the look that best suits you. Once you have the haircut down, the next step is styling. Styling is where the curtain hairstyle comes to life with its volume and signature floppiness.
The texture of your hair will determine how much product you need to use. If your hair is on the thinner side, you’re going to want to use a blow dryer and round brush to create a wave to the strands framing your face. While this style can work with wavy hair, the classic E-Boy curtain hairstyle look usually consists of sleek hair. This can be achieved by running the straightener through your hair a few times to reduce some of the frizz and create a smooth, sleek look. This will set the foundation for the curtain style.Once you have that waviness in the front and the sleekness towards the back, you can rub a small amount of Redken Brews Maneuver Cream Pomade into your hands and work it through damp or dry hair. This will add some texture and shine to your hair which will help bring the rest of the look together.
Once you’ve applied the pomade to your hair, you should use some hair mousse such as L’Oreal Professionel’s Tecni.Art Volume Envy Extra Mouse by applying a small amount on your palms and working it into your roots to help create that floppy and bouncy look that makes the curtain hairstyle so unique.
Even if you don’t feel comfortable rocking the curtain hairstyle, the great thing about this look is that you have the freedom to express yourself and find what style works best for you. Take advantage of your hairstylist. They’ve likely worked on hundreds of clients and know what will look best on you and the easiest way to achieve the look you want.