The Inspiration: Trigun Elvis
The Barber: Tyler
One day this kid walks into the shop and we can tell immediately that he is in the right place. Just look at him. Nerd through and through.
It turns out he works at a sandwich shop nearby and made us delicious things one day while we were delirious with hunger and overwork during buildout. They were fantastic sandwiches.
And we were so glad to see him again, because as he was making said sandwiches, we were fighting over who would get to cut his hair if he ever happened into the shop. Because it is perfect. Just a barber’s dream.
He is super into anime, the good stuff too. This day, he wanted to look like Vash from Trigun. As you may know, we do not stock spiking gel (or gel of any kind), so that particular style was not going to come out of the chair that day, but we could give him something very much in our wheelhouse – a loosey goosey Elvis-y pompadour with an anime flair.
Being quite the character himself, we think this turned out even better than the inspiration. And at home, he can still spike it to his heart’s content.
No matter if you are going Trigun or straight pomp, the basic cut is very similar. I added a bit of texture for those spiky days, but it lays smooth just as well.
Being a longer cut, you can get away with every 4 to 6 weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows.
Styling Difficulty: A Bit Tricky
To keep the shape and height, we used a Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening Spray, a blowdryer and a vent brush to dry and shape the hair back along the sides of the head and up and back on top. In the front we dried it straight up and winged out over the corners of the forehead before slather in good old red Reuzel Pomade. Combed into place at first, with some additional finger combing makes it slick but not too slick.
Like this cut? Ask for it in the shop!