One of the finest actors in the country, Shahid Kapoor is known to immerse himself fully into the characters he’s playing. May that be playing twin brothers with one that stutters, and another that has a lisp in director Vishal Bharadwaj’s critically acclaimed Kaminey, or bringing a nuanced, poised, and yet regal Rajpur ruler Rawal Ratan Singh to life in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, his range as an actor is unmatched.
Apart from his acting chops, the actor often works around his appearance to add depth to the characters he is playing. While for Haidar, he went for a buzz cut that perfectly encapsulated the turmoil his character goes through, for Jab We Met, Shahid Kapoor’s hairstyle was laidback and easygoing, vibing completely with the simpleton character of Aditya Kashyap.
Here are some of the best Shahid Kapoor hairstyles you can take inspiration from
1. Buzz cut
Seen here with wife Mira Rajput Kapoor, who happens to be a style inspiration in her own right, Shahid shines in a buzzcut. This is also a Shahid Kapoor hairstyle that the actor has sported often. Simple and low maintenance, this Shahid Kapoor hairstyle is easy to style too. As seen here, it ups the cool quotient of a formal outfit but even with casuals, this is a hairstyle that is bound to get you attention.
2. Classic crop
Classic next-door boy vibes have been Shahid’s most loved styles and this classic crop Shahid Kapoor hairstyle is perfect for that. Whether it is the CEO Aditya Kashyap in Jab We Met turning his life around, or Vivah’s Prem Bajpayee finding himself a wife, this classic crop has been the go-to look for stylists.
This is also the Shahid Kapoor hairstyle to go for if you have professional constraints but still want to look your best.
3. Faded sides
This is a simple and very effective tweaking of Shahid’s hairstyle mentioned above. While retaining the length on the top of the head, the sides are trimmed, giving the face an edgy look while still looking presentable. The man behind Shahid Kapoor’s haircutting, Aalim Hakim sure loves the edgy styles on him, and we can’t complain given the actor carries it with a panache like no other.
4. Ruffled shag
If you’re growing out your hair but don’t know how to style it, take inspiration from this Shahid Kapoor hairstyle that the actor sported in his recent outing Jersey. Not only do the waves shape the face well, but they also add a softness to the actor’s look.
Should you want a grungier version, you can also reference Shahid’s hairstyle in the film Kaminey where he sports the same shaggy hairstyle but snipped sharper.
5. Long hair
Udta Punjab was a breakthrough film for Shahid and not only did he break away from softer romantic roles acting-wise, but it also gave us many different and well-styled looks to draw inspiration from.
Seen sporting long locks for the first time, this Shahid Kapoor hairstyle got jaws dropping everywhere, and if you happen to have long hair, this is one stylish way to raise the temperature.
6. Gabru cut
Want to channel Shahid’s edgy looks from Udta Punjab but don’t have long hair? This Gabru cut is all you need. This Shahid Kapoor hairstyle was all rage when the movie was released and it is not hard to see why. Easy to achieve, and slick, this Shahid Kapoor hairstyle works well no matter what your style or outfit might be, making it one of his best.