Anakin Skywalker is the chosen one.
As a General for the republic alliance, he is one of the main players in the Star Wars universe during the Clone Wars.
However, despite his midichlorian aptitude, many are mesmerised by Anakin Skywalker’s hairstyles.
This article will cover the main Anakin Skywalker haircuts, and will give you instructions on how to get them.
This is where the fun begins.
Anakin Skywalker Haircut Fast Track:
Anakin Skywalker Hair
Throughout episode two, Anakin sports learner braids.
If you ask me, this is very much a ’embarrassing high school photo’ situation.
How to get Anakin Skywalker’s Short Hair
Excluding the braid, this is a medium length haircut.
Therefore, to get this Anakin Skywaker hair, you will have to grow your hair out to about 1″ all round.
And, as usual, after you have grown the required length, you will probably want to get a tidy up from the barber.
In this behind the scenes video where Ewan McGregor is getting his hair trimmed, the barber tells George Lucas that she is trimming on the ‘highest one’. This is usually a number 8, or 1″.
Therefore, during this tidy up, you can achieve the specific look by telling your barber to give you a buzz cut with hair clippers at setting 8.
This will help with ensuring the uniformity of the look.
It doesn’t look like Hayden Christensen is using any hair products for this Anakin Skywalker hairstyle.
And, in the aforementioned behind the scenes video, Ewan’s hair stood up without assistance.
Therefore, this Anakin Skywalker hairstyle does not require any styling.
However, if you left hair for the braid, this is a good video showing you how to plat it.
Anakin hates sand.
But, unfortunately, his most famous hairstyle is long, and could potentially pick some up.
This hairstyle is present throughout episode 3, and is a precursor to Anakin losing control and turning to the dark side.
How to get Anakin Skywalker’s Long Hair
You’re going to need to grow out some serious length for this Anakin Skywalker haircut, as you will require around 5 – 6″ on the top and sides, and about 6 – 7″ at the back.
When you achieve this, visit your barber and ask them to:
- keep the front sides shorter
- leave the back longer
- graduate down between the sides and back, to produce a slant
If in doubt, this is a great video that shows you how to achieve the hair style:
And, as always, take a photo with you to make it 100% clear what you’re after.
This Anakin Skywalker hairstyle is not structured, so doesn’t require much styling.
However, to replicate some of the texture in his hair, you may want to dampen your hair using a sea salt spray, and follow it up with a backwards blow dry.
In between Anakin’s Padawan braids and his long, episode 3 hairstyle (as mentioned above), Anakin’s hair was in an intermediate ‘growing out’ state.
This is shown and used in the majority of the Clone Wars TV show.
This is, in my opinion, a neater, more professional, and more achievable option compared to the longer episode 3 version.
How to get Anakin Skywalker’s Clone Wars Hairstyle
The Cut & Styling
Like before, you’re going to have to grow out some length for this one.
To me, the main difference between the two is that I feel the back looks slightly shorter here.
Therefore, the length comes in at perhaps around 4 – 5″ on the top and sides, and about 5 – 6″ at the back.
When you go to your barber, the same ‘sides to back’ gradient is maintained as was the case with the longer episode 3 hairstyle.
Unlike his master Obi Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker does not sport a beard.