We’ve covered the eGirl trend, but its counterpart, the eBoy is just as big of a craze. More specifically, in the beauty and grooming world, eBoy hair has been making quite the name for itself. With curtain bangs and a ‘90s aesthetic, we can see why so many men are opting to chop their strands into an eBoy style. What is an eBoy, and how can you get in on the eBoy aesthetic? Below, we’re sharing all of the above, including how to give this trending hairstyle a try for yourself.
WHAT IS AN EBOY?
Before we dive into the hairstyle, let’s go over what—or who—an eBoy actually is. An eBoy is someone who is typically consumed with the Internet, social media, and the world of gaming. Their aesthetic is a mix of emo and hipster, usually involving dark clothing, painted nails, and a skateboard. They’re also known for their signature curtain hairstyle, which brings us to…
WHAT IS AN EBOY HAIRCUT?
If you want to give the eBoy trend a try for yourself, you’re probably wondering what you’ll be getting yourself into. The eBoy haircut, also referred to as a curtain hairstyle, involves hair that is longer in length, usually falling around the ear. The hairstyle is parted down the middle with curtain bangs framing either side of the face. The eBoy cut can be worn on men with all hair textures, from straight to curly.
HOW TO STYLE AN EBOY HAIRCUT
Like we mentioned, more than one texture can rock an eBoy haircut, which means there’s more than one way to style one! Here are a few of our favorite styling methods.
Hairstyling Method #1: Hair gel. A hair gel is a quick and easy method for styling a curtain hairstyle. Simply squeeze a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel into the palm of your hand, then work it through your hair, pushing your strands backward. A little goes a long way! The goal is to create a wet hair look without overloading on product.
Hairstyling Method #2: Hair mousse. Do you have curly hair? A hair mousse should be your styling product of choice for your eBoy hair. Work a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse through damp hair, then use a blow-dryer with a diffuser to dry and tame your curls. The result? A bouncy, on-trend curtain hairstyle.
Editor’s tip: Not sure how to properly blow-dry curly hair? Check out our article, How to Use a Hair Diffuser on Curls, for everything you need to know.
Hairstyling Method #3: Round brush. Flipped ends may not seem like your thing, but hear us out. When you use a blow-dryer and round brush to subtly flip the ends of your curtain bangs outward, you create the ultimate eBoy aesthetic. Seriously! Practice your technique with the help of our article, How to Use a Round Hair Brush to Blow-Dry Your Hair.
Hairstyling Method #4: Flat iron. The eBoy haircut is popularly styled in a sleek, straight fashion. Spritz your hair with a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, then straighten your hair for a traditional eBoy look.
Hairstyling Method #5: Hair pomade. Prefer a messy, undone style? A hair pomade can help you achieve it, not to mention, it’s your most time-friendly styling option. Work a dime-sized amount of the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty throughout dry hair, scrunching where necessary to define your layers. Easy, right?
Of course, hairstyles aren’t a one-size-fits-all kind of deal. Don’t think eBoy hair is for you but want to continue to expand your knowledge of the latest hairstyle trends for men? Head on over to our articles, The Best Medium-Length Hairstyles for Men and Boys and 5 Spiky Hairstyles for Men, for more on-trend hairstyle ideas.