Star Hairstyles: Richard Gere



Richard Gere

Richard Gere

Drawing inspiration from the hairstyle trends of our favorite stars and celebrities has become a national past time. One such star whose hairstyle has inspired men of all ages is Hollywood heartthrob Richard Gere. His stylish persona and photogenic good looks served him well in his break out role as the American Gigolo. With his tousled silver hair and stunning good looks, it’s no wonder Richard Gere has become every pretty woman’s fantasy.

To Get the Look
If you’re looking for a stylish way to color your graying hair but are just not sure how to go about it, take a hair styling lesson from Richard Gere. His multi-tonal hair color can give you a stylish, youthful look in a grown up way, and turn every pretty woman’s head in your direction. To get the look, let’s take it one step at a time, starting with a style cut and shaping.

Let’s Shape It
Richard’s style is given a contoured silhouette with tapered sides and neckline stylishly over the collar. The crown is cut short for a full look with a few strands casually covering a receding hairline. This head-turning finger combed style covers all the bases, and almost styles itself. With a few adjustments (trims) as it grows, you can find the ideal length and shape for your style.

Let’s Style It
To jumpstart the style, use a dab of a Gillette Flex Gel or Mousse for style support or nothing at all. Just run either through damp hair and comb in place to dry au natural, or give it a quick blow dry for a thicker look or to relax unwanted waves. To put you in control of your wild side, when dry, finger comb a dab of Flex Gel through the top and sides for a messy, textured look, and you’ve got Richard’s star style.

Let’s Add Sideburns
Nothing can reshape a face or add a dramatic look like facial hair. Sideburns can be full, close, long, short or narrow. This simple addition can make large ears appear smaller or wide faces narrow, and adds a touch of style. Add mid-length tapered sideburns, and you’re almost there.

Let’s Add a Tan
What’s a star hairstyle without a Hollywood tan and accessories? Having spent years in and out of a makeup chair, Richard knows how good you can look and feel with a golden tan. To avoid the risks of sun damage, many actors get their golden glow with a transparent waterproof skin bronzer or brush on powder for a look and feel of a natural sun tan. To get the look, add a skin bronzer for a natural-looking sun tan paired with a powder blue silk shirt, linen blazer, dress blue jeans, canvas tennis shoes, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, and you’re styling!

Now, Let’s Color It
Entertainers and actors change their hair color often for the many roles they play, so dying their hair is no big deal. To give Richard’s snow white hair a natural multi-tonal color, a Clairol light ash brown tint is sprinkled throughout with a foil weaving technique while leaving some gray hair around the temples and top for a natural “salt and pepper” look. To keep it up, plan on having this process re-done every three months. This extra step will set you back a few bucks but trust me, it’s a small price to pay for a youthful look and all the attention you’ll get.
This creative hair coloring effect washes the years away, and gives you a youthful, stylish look in a grown-up way. The full tousled silhouette with tapered neckline stylishly over the collar and a few finger combed love locks covering a receding hairline gives it a cool, casual look. The multi-tonal hair color looks so natural it will have some wondering, “Does he or doesn’t he?” Yes, this bit of hair color magic will cost a few extra bucks but is guaranteed to stop every pretty woman in her tracks to get an eye full of you and your “American Gigolo” look.

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an internationally- acclaimed Hollywood hair stylist, television personality, beauty columnist, consultant to the Motion Picture Industry and award-winning beauty product designer. George has been involved in the design and introduction of many cutting-edge beauty products for both professional and at-home styling. When he's not globe trotting to promote "American Beauty Culture" and his hair styling innovations, George can be found at his hair styling studio on Forman Avenue where he's been helping Toluca Lake residents look great for 40 years. To learn more, visit

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