Tilda Swinton Short Wavy Light Blonde Mohawk Hairstyle

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Added: 07 Aug 2017
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Tilda Swinton Short Wavy   Light Blonde Mohawk  Hairstyle  - Visual Story


The sides and back of this flamboyant 'do are clipper cut short and close to the head while the top is teased and styled up for height and shape. This stunning 'do is perfect to compliment an oval face and needs strong hold product to keep it in place all day or night. Regular trims is needed every 4-6 weeks to maintain shape.

Tilda Swindon is working her cool ‘do here with ease. This edgy cut features a fauxhawk on top with clipper-cut sides. This is a signature look that Tilda likes to wear as it not only compliments her face but also her edgy fashion sense. This ‘do has backcombed layers on top that are styled up off the face and towards the back of the head for a windblown look. This works nicely with Tilda’s oval face shape, which can pull off this look with ease. Her fine hair type works well too, as it benefits from added volume and texture on the top.

Tilda's color is just right for this hairdo, with a platinum blonde shade all over to complete her futuristic, fashionable look. The white blonde shade goes well with her cool complexion and vibrant blue eyes. Regular toner treatments are needed to keep this blonde looking icy cool and not brassy.

Katherine Matilda "Tilda" Swinton is a British actress, performance artist, model, and fashion muse, known for her roles in arthouse and independent films to Hollywood films productions.

Hairstyle Type


Haircut Technique

Clipper Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, and Over 60

Forehead Height


10 minutes
Use a fine tooth comb to backcomb the crown for extra lift.
Gel Spray and Hair Spray
Blow Dryer and Hot Rollers

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Styling Steps

1. Apply Gel Spray to Roots

step 1

Hold the gel spray no closer than 3 inches from your hair and then evenly mist the gel spray into the roots to create a stronger hold style. Gel spray will hold well and will not look wet or weigh the hair down. Using your gel spray in this fashion will create added hold and a longer lasting style.

2. Blow-dry in Circular Movements with Fingers and Palm

step 2

Using a blow-dryer on a low heat setting, use the palm of your hand in slow circular movements to dry off the hair and to create a disorganized effect.

3. Use a Small Radial Brush

step 3

A small radial brush is used on shorter hair types to add more body or in longer hair types to create curl. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

4. Blow-dry the Top Section Back

step 4

To blow-dry the top section back you will need to take your brush and firstly make sure that the section is no wider than the diameter of the brush. Next, place your brush on top of your head and under your section. Using your blow-dryer on a medium setting, blow-dry your hair from the roots, slowly lifting your hair up and working your way to the ends. Make sure to keep the blow-dryer in front of the brush at all times. Continue this step until the top section is completely dry.

5. Blow-dry the Crown

step 5

To blow-dry the crown/top sections, take a section of hair no bigger than the diameter of the brush and blow-dry the hair placing the brush under the section of hair. With your blow-dryer in front of the brush, follow the brush in an upwards direction at the roots and an outwards position at the ends for volume and softness. Continue until the section is dry.

6. Use Large Hot Rollers

step 6

A large hot roller is used to give your hair a larger curl and to add lots of body.

7. Apply Hot Rollers to Bangs

step 7

Take your front bang section and roll it up into your hot roller in a forward direction so that the hair curls under. Continue applying hot rollers along the top of your head in the opposite direction, going backwards. Keep the rollers in your hair until they cool.

8. Tease Hair

step 8

Pick up a small selection of hair from your mid section no bigger than your tail comb. Place your comb at the roots and then comb up and down until the hair is standing up by itself. Continue to the crown and finish at the sides. Repeat this step if you require more volume.

9. Apply Hairspray

step 9

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.

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