Want to sport the Zyzz hairstyle? This hair tutorial will teach you how to achieve that aesthetic look in a snap.
To borrow a statement from Rogelio’s book, The Curly Hair Book (Chapter 5):
“The difference between a men’s haircut and a men’s hairstyle is that the latter has the hair manipulated day in and day out so as to put it into a style or look.”
Hence, the Zyzz hairstyle requires precise manipulation to make it look artistic. Bookmark this hair tutorial so you can easily refer to it whenever you want to sport the Zyzz look.
Aziz “Zyzz” Sergeyevich Shavershian (born March 24, 1989) was popular for these 3 phrases that are now a part of internet culture:
- U mirin’? (Are you admiring my body/my hair?)
- U jelly? (Are you jealous of my body/my hair?)
- U mad? (Are you angry at this or that?)
Zyzz may have been a narcissist, but his spirited nature and goal in having a beautiful body made him an online sensation. However, not only Zyzz’s aesthetic body was in the spotlight but his hair as well.
During his celebrity days, Zyzz was sporting a pseudo Metro Mullet hairstyle (named by Rogelio and inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo) – a hairstyle that is short length. At its longest, Zyzz’s hair had an estimated 3 inches on the top and 2 inches on the side and back of the head. Here are photos of Zyzz’s most popular hairstyle. (continue reading below for Zyzz’s hairstyle how-to):
Check out Zyzz’s hair and funny dancing skills!
Step-by-step Guide to The Zyzz Hairstyle
Zyzz’s hairstyle was mainly a Faux Hawk with the front parted to the side. The sides and back of the head were done in an unkempt manner; using a flat iron to enhance the sharp-look length of his hair.
- After showering, dry hair until damp.
- Coat hair with a generous amount of heat-protecting hair product. This will protect your hair from damaging it with the hair straightener.
- Blow-dry hair using a comb to gently hold several locks of hair at a time to work on with the blow dryer. Ensure hair is dry before straightening it.
- Using a hair straightener, go through different segments of your scalp. Straighten locks until you have straightened all the hair in your head.
- Once done, apply pomade and style like this:
- Top of the head: Lift all hair up and style it towards the center making a crest. Flatten hair on the front of the head, parting this hair to the right. You may leave a small fringe as desired (Zyzz used to do this.).
- Sides of head: Try lifting hair up a bit so it’s at an angle from the scalp. The hair next to the ear must have its definition enhanced by using a bit more pomade as you run your fingers through your tresses. The enhanced definition on this part of the scalp will produce the illusion of floating sideburns.
- Back of the head: Do as for the sides of the head but try lifting the hair around the nape slightly further up, creating a small pseudo mullet.
Once done styling, use a comb to give final touches to the top and fringe.
Things to Remember while Doing The Zyzz Hairstyle
- The hair should have a messy element to it so raise the hair up as you style it with the pomade in your fingers.
- Try using your fingers when styling and use a comb when blow-drying hair to hold the locks that are being blow-dried. Similarly, use a comb to give finishing touches to the top and fringe.
- To give shine and structure to hair, run your fingers through the tresses from the base to the tips with pomade to coat the defined locks. Do as many locks as you want like this.
- Dry your hair with a towel or t-shirt before blow-drying hair and use a heat-protecting hair product to prevent damage.
- Make sure your hair is dry or damp before blow-drying or else you’ll fry your hair!
Hairstyling Products to Use for The Zyzz Look
Pomade can be used for this hairstyle. You may use hair mousse or hair wax as well. These 3 are the best hair products as they suit most styles. Try out these 3 hairstyling products below. It’s better to buy them together so you can play around and discover which one suits you best to achieve the Zyzz hairstyle.
American Crew Pomade, 3.0-Ounce Jar, Packaging May Vary (Pack of 2) (ships from USA)
A great smelling, water-based formula that provides medium hold. Easy to style, rinse off and works well for curly hair. Gives hair a nice shine without looking oily.
Also available: American Crew Pomade Gel 85g (ships from UK)
TIGI Bed Head Men Matte Separation Wax, 2.65 Ounce (ships from USA)
A weightless, smooth texture formula made from beeswax and glycerine that supports great hold for any hairstyle sans flaking while maintaining hair’s moisture balance.
Also available: TIGI Bed Head For Men Matte Separation Workable Wax 75g (ships from UK)
Pantene Ultra Strong Mousse 200 ml (Pack of 3) (ships from UK)
Formula with a Pure-Hold polymer that makes hair glossy while keeping your style in place with ultra-strong hold that lasts all day.
Hairstyling Tools for Zyzz’s Hairstyle
BaByliss Pro – Porcelain Plate Ceramic Flat Iron – 1 Inch – model: BABP9557
A high-quality flat iron that gives a smooth and shiny finish. The porcelain retains the hair’s shine.
Remington Ac2015 Tstudio Salon Collection Pearl Ceramic Hair Dryer (ships from USA)
A potent dryer that works fast, gives a suave salon finish and helps seal cuticles giving hair shine.
Also available: Remington AC5011 Pearl Pro Ionic AC Hair Dryer (ships from UK)
Helps hair dry easier and faster so it’s exposed to heat for less time keeping it healthy. Helps you get naturally healthy, glossy hair – whatever your style.
Heat-protecting Hair Products
TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray 8 fl oz (236 ml) (ships from USA)
A professional lightweight styling mist that styles and protects the hair. Specially formulated to work with heat appliances.
Also available: ghd Style Heat Protect Spray 120 ml (ships from UK)
Gives an invisible barrier from daily heat damage on damp or dry hair. Contains the ghd Heat Protection System, allowing you to layer this spray with other styling products to achieve the result you want.
Combs for Zyzz’s Hairstyle
Invest in a quality comb to achieve this hairstyle. Look for one that’s tight, thick and strong such as these:
SHANY professional Comb set -10pcs – premium quality (ships from USA)
A set of 10 of the most popular professional styling combs designed for whatever styling you need.
Also available: Pro Tip 6 piece College Hair Comb Kit in a Wallet – BLUE (ships from UK)
A handy comb kit perfect for helping you create any hairstyle you desire.
Got curly hair? Make sure to straighten it first with the suggested flat irons. Also, it’s best that you keep the length of your hair 3 inches on the top and 2 inches on the back and sides.
With the help of these hair tutorial and recommended products, it’s easy to give yourself that Zyzz hairstyle!