Tom Hardy; the man, the myth, the legend
Famously one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, (not to mention being voted one of the sexiest men alive on numerous occasions) Hardy is set to star as reporter Eddie Brock in the upcoming Venom movie, which has already been pegged by critics as a box office hit. So, in honour of the man himself, we wanted to take a look at some of the actor’s most iconic film looks – and how you can recreate them at home.
Tom Hardy’s famous portrayal of Britain's most notorious prisoner, Charles Bronson, was so iconic that Bronson cut off his moustache and posted it to Hardy. That’s certainly one way to show your respect! Whether you’re a fan of Bronson’s famous moustache, or you’re planning on growing one for Movember, a ‘tache takes time to train and needs some TLC if it’s to look its best.
Just like the hair on your head, your moustache will need regular cleansing to stop daily grime and food building up and leaving an unpleasant odour. Use our pH balanced, sulphate-free Beard Shampoo to thoroughly cleanse without stripping hair follicles or skin, then style with a fine-toothed men's Moustache Comb for that slick look.
Tom Hardy’s depiction of the infamous Kray twins was as chilling as it was remarkable and cemented the actor’s place in Hollywood’s hall of fame. Reggie Kray was notoriously good-looking, clean shaven and immaculately dressed, which Hardy pulled off to perfection. Get the slick look by using our indulgent Shaving Cream to soften and smooth your skin and cushion your razor for a luxuriously close shave – and if you’re really serious about getting that extra-close shave, choose a luxury Straight Razor and follow our simple steps for getting that sharp look.
A full beard like the one Tom Hardy sports as Alfie Soloman in Peaky Blinders is one of the most on-trend styles of the season, but it can be a hard look to achieve. The key to a killer beard is persistence – because that thing can get itchy! Products such as Beard Moisturiser and Beard Oil can be used to combat this, but the main thing to remember is that the itchiness will eventually leave. You realistically want to grow your beard for about three months before you can appreciate its true potential and the true fullness. Be sure to also read the Murdock Barbers' expert 3-step grooming guide, guaranteed to help treat immense levels of irritation.
Controversy is rife in Hardy’s new drama, but one element of the deeply-flawed protagonist has garnered unexpected praise; his hair. The super-short back (perhaps a 0 or 0.5 with a heavy blend if you’re asking your barber) is a great contrast to the cropped, yet textured, top. Use a Matt Mud or light Pomade to create the messy top.
Finally, Hardy famously packed on more than 30 pounds of pure muscle for his role as ex-Marine-turned-fighter Tommy Conlon in Warrior – but it wasn’t just his physique that got people talking back in 2011. His messy top with short sides had a rugged yet smart appeal, and is easy to achieve by working some Texture Paste through dry hair, and adding volume and a matte finish with our best-selling Sea Salt Spray.
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