Tom Holland’s Best Haircuts To Date (And How To Get The Look)

Tom Holland has become an overnight star thanks to the Spider-Man franchise, as well as a modern style icon. We break down seven of his best and most achievable haircuts to date.

Words by: The Editors

Tom Holland has risen to Hollywood stardom in an impressively short timespan. Being cast as the rebooted Spider-Man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe generation put an immense amount of pressure from fans and critics on his shoulders, but the young Brit has been able to channel his natural charisma and charm into the spirit of his much-loved, web-slinging alter ego – making the role his own and becoming a fan favourite in the process.

With such a status comes the added burden of being a style icon and influencer. Continuous exposure in front of the camera means having to always look the part and in just a short period of time we’ve seen Tom owning red carpets and interviews.

As we take a look at his evolving style it’s immediately clear that Tom Holland has had some fun with it, not being too restrictive with his hairstyles. From a blunt all-over buzz cut to long flowing locks, his naturally thick and wavy hair type is ideal for experimentation and versatility. Whether suiting a specific movie role or just how he’s feeling in-between projects, it’s great to see that Tom’s not afraid to change up his look and try something new – an approach we could all benefit from taking a little more often.

With that in mind, here are seven Tom Holland haircuts that got our Spidey senses tingling.

Tom Holland Grown Out Buzz Cut

What it is

Buzz cut back and sides with natural texture scissor cut on top.

Why we love it

This is a sharp, clean haircut that can be styled easily and look smart for any occasion.

Who this haircut would suit

This natural style works well with just about any hair type due to its short and sharp nature. Guys with finer hair however may just find themselves needing to visit their barber more regularly to keep on top of the length and not let things bulk out too much either at the sides or on top, which would avoid losing the desired cropped shape.

What to ask for

This hairstyle isn’t a million miles away from an outright one grade all over, but having that longer (albeit still short) texture cropped in on the top instead of having it buzzed right off gives you the benefit of having something to play with and style instead of being restricted to a harsher finish.

Have your barber clipper down to no lower than a grade two across the back and sides to ensure a clean, natural blend with the light textured top. Any shorter on the fade and you run the risk of a stark contrast that’s less friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man and more Peaky Blinder.

How to style it

To replicate Tom’s clean, natural-looking finish, take a fingertip of good-quality matte styling product and ruffle sideways through the top of the hair with your fingers to help build that subtle height and sideways flow.

Tom Holland Scissor Cut Haircut

What is it

Short scissor-cut back and sides with even texture on top.

Why we love it

Leaving slightly more length all over but maintaining a smart and simple shape, this hairstyle is straightforward to maintain and can be styled to suit different men’s hair textures with a variety of finishing products.

Who this haircut would suit

This is perfect for guys who don’t like having their hair cut extremely short, but also want a hairstyle that’s not going to get irritating after a week or two and become overly time consuming to style. Slightly bulkier in terms of shaping, this style is ideally suited to men with thicker hair and square-shaped faces but is still a highly adaptable all-rounder for most hair types due to its close crop and adaptability with different products.

What to ask for

Using scissors instead of clippers to cut the back and sides allows this hairstyle to flow evenly in length and texture all over. It’s less dramatic and easier to wear than having the top connected to the sides with a blended fade, or even disconnected by using an undercut.

The back and sides should be cut to sit above the ear, while the top should be cut evenly in length from front to back to create the squarer shape.

How to style it

Here Tom has used a gel-like product to lift the texture and achieve something of a spiky 90s wet-look finish. Alternatively, you can keep things looking more natural by using a matte texturising product to craft a similar shape but with less of the shine.

Tom Holland Mid-Length Haircut

What is it

Mid-length texture with short back and sides.

Why we love it

Keeping the sides scissor cut relatively short here, Tom has allowed plenty of length on top to grow out and the results look incredibly suave with a hint of playfulness. Sticking to more of a wet-look finish again, this wavier style complements his darker coloured hair while its natural thickness provides the top with a healthy weighted lift.

Who this haircut would suit

Guys with thicker and particularly wavy hair can replicate this look by using a volumising product and hairdryer. Guys with thinner or straighter hair are at risk of weighing such a style down too flat if they apply too much product, but with enough length on top you can use root powders and salt sprays to work up a similar take.

What to ask for

The longer length on top is crucial here in order to build up the level of texture and volume Tom has gone for. Again, having the back and sides scissor cut allows the hair to flow naturally and will ensure the shape and style remain consistent as it continues to grow out.

How to style it

Maintaining a wet look while working with such volume isn’t the easiest thing to get right when styling, but a solid primer here such as a volume mousse or sea salt spray will help give this style the lifted foundation and control it needs.

Having thicker, wavy hair Tom may not have relied so heavily on blow drying, but men with finer hair should consider it to help build the desired level of volume before ruffling through a moisture-friendly styling cream or paste to shape and hold.

Tom Holland Quiff Haircut

What is it

Volumised quiff with swept back and sides.

Why we love it

Handsome and oozing confidence, this volumised sweep-back is one of Tom’s most sophisticated and accomplished looks to date. Great things come to men willing to introduce a brush or comb and hairdryer to their hair-styling setup.

Who this haircut would suit

This look suits guys who are happy to let their hair grow out to at least a medium length while keeping clear of too much clipper work. Finer hair will sweep backwards with ease whereas thicker hair may need some of the weight taking out by your barber and will need to rely on a little more product to help with the shaping and hold.

What to ask for

Having plenty of length on the fringe is needed to achieve such a strong quiff like this. In order for it to flow naturally with the rest of the hair being styled backwards, like Tom’s here, make sure you’re not fading the back and sides and instead opt for a scissor cut to keep those edges a little looser and manoeuvrable.

How to style it

Volume is what defines this look and to get the best out of this hairstyle you want to use a sea salt spray primer to help build the overall texture after washing. Follow with a hairdryer, pointing the heat towards your quiff while guiding it upwards with either your fingers or a vented brush or comb.

Shape the look with a paste or cream and finish with a covering of hairspray for a firm hold that ensures the wind won’t ruin your day.

Tom Holland All Over Buzz Cut

What is it

One grade all over buzz cut.

Why we love it

No doubt getting in and out of that skintight Spider-Man suit eventually causes a bit of irritation and if maintaining your hairstyle is causing a lot of stress, sometimes a complete reset is the right way to go. This is the king of easy-to-maintain hairstyles for men and you might even feel confident enough to take on the clipping yourself, but to pull off a strong buzz cut does require some consideration.

Who this haircut would suit

Here Tom’s naturally dark and thick hair makes having committed to the clippers appear a lot less drastic as it might if you have fairer coloured, finer hair or even a less defined jawline.

What to ask for

A grade one all over haircut is about as straightforward as it gets to achieve, but even so there are details to consider that can improve the end result quite drastically. For example, Tom here could have benefitted with some sharper lines cut around the sides and ears to help refine the overall shape and etch a bit more definition into the style.

How to style it

Even though there’s not a lot of it, the hair that you are left with and your scalp still need looking after. While you ease off on the styling products, do make sure you’re still washing your hair with a good shampoo and conditioner as regularly as every other day to keep things looking and feeling healthy while avoiding any risk of dryness and dandruff.

If you settle on a buzz cut you may also find you need it clippering back down as often as weekly depending on your hair growth rate and natural thickness.

Tom Holland Spider-Man: No Way Home Haircut

What is it

Long and wavy.

Why we love it

This is a great example of Tom Holland finding new levels of confidence and elevating his style. Sometimes it can really pay off to have the patience to let it all grow out. With this look, Tom is showing off the rewards of gaining plenty of loose length and volume.

Who this haircut would suit

Tom’s really benefitting from the natural thickness and waviness of his hair with this longer look, but men with finer hair can also achieve a similar style when using the right products and having the patience to get through what can be a quite irritating growing-out phase.

What to ask for

The fundamental starting point to achieving this look is having the willpower to grow your hair out. Once you’re committed to achieving a longer hairstyle like this, you should work with your barber on a growth plan that will help you maintain a desirable and complementary hairstyle throughout the growth phase until you reach the length you want. Otherwise things can get awkward and irritating very quickly to the point where you end up giving up and reaching for the clippers yourself.

Having successfully grown his hair out, Tom has maintained a balance in style here that ensures a neat profile is kept amongst plenty of playful texture. Sweeping above and behind the ears, those wavy locks haven’t been slicked back to the point of looking stiff and awkward, but also haven’t been ruffled too wildly to the point of losing shape and looking messy.

How to style it

No doubt longer hair requires plenty of styling upkeep to keep everything clean and healthy, so a good conditioner is a must. In order to achieve a finish like Tom’s, if your hair is naturally pliable enough you may be able to wear it relatively free-flowing after a wash and blow dry.

For a more crafted beachy, textured finish (perhaps better suited to guys with finer or lighter coloured hair) sea salt spray should be applied and worked in through to the roots while hair is damp to help to lift volume and texture when blow drying in backward sweeps.

With such long hair you want to be reaching for a finishing product that is lightweight enough to glide through and sweep the hair back into shape, while also controlling enough to scrunch through and twist in plenty of nice texture and a bit of bounce.

Tom Holland Mid-Length Sweep Haircut

What is it

Mid-length natural sweep.

Why we love it

This hairstyle is ideal for men who aren’t particularly keen on growing their hair out long, but also don’t want anything cut especially short. It’s a smart look that – as seen on Tom – can maintain a contemporary edge when styled with a less slick and more texturised finish.

Who this haircut would suit

Guys with finer hair will find the swept-back nature of this hairstyle ideal to work with. However, you have to be prepared to live with a much longer and potentially quite heavy fringe that can become annoying and uncomfortable unless it is set back and firmly held in place.

What to ask for

This neat sweep looks the part once set in place but relies heavily on the fringe to blend as naturally as possible into the back and sides once it is styled into place. No harsh clipper work and a natural side parting working the opposite direction to the fringe are the foundations to achieving this look.

How to style it

For a throwback Mad Men look, use a water-based pomade and comb to slick that fringe back in place with a healthy sheen. To recreate Tom’s take on the sweep, make sure you use a lighter cream or paste and try sweeping the fringe back with just your hands instead of a comb for a more natural, textured finish.

Hairspray may be essential as a final step to ensure you don’t lose any shape throughout the day.