One of the characteristic of the people we come to know and love on our television screens every day is their hair. The mop on top, the sideburns, the beards, and the mustaches – they can almost become as iconic as the characters themselves. When you think about someone in silhouette, notice that the way their hair looks in your mind immediately comes into focus.
And to this end, today we observe some of the details of our favorite follicles by going over some categories – how do they get those beards to look like that, is there some hair dying involved, what do the magazines have to say, and what are some inspirations behind the dos in fantasy worlds.
Questions About Beards
One of the related questions to how men in TV get their beards to the perfect shape of their desire is what kind of electric shaver are they using? Consider classics like father and son in the Indiana Jones films. Or the Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes through the years? Thinking about how they do their shaving is almost as much fun as putting together the puzzle of what those different beard types mean!
Do They Color Their Hair?
Especially as the crisscrossing of time and space occurs as characters age a certain way vs. how people age in real life, there is the question of which men on TV color their hair. To be fashionable, or to be accurate, there are some pretty amazing things that people do to hair color and hair style, and it’s worth it to dig into those details on occasion just to whet your appetite for the specifics of movie magic. Jack Donaghy and his over-the-top style just wouldn’t look right if the silver fox were to show through.
What the Magazines Are Talking About
To find out which of your favorite characters have stories behind their hair and beards, gossip mags are a great resource as well. Though it’s never 100 percent accurate to assume the information is correct, it’s all at least something to talk about. And the information is free assuming you just read the front covers while you’re waiting in line at the grocery store.
Inspiration Behind Fantasy Characters
If you look at the hairstyles in shows like “Game of Thrones”, it’s not uncommon to think about where producers might find inspiration for the cuts in worlds that don’t exist. You can wonder if the original writer had something in mind. Or if the environment in the show dictates what is culturally accurate. There are so many possibilities that they whole thing becomes quite the enjoyable puzzle to put together simply for the sake of entertainment.
Originally posted on October 14, 2015 @ 8:41 am